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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin


July 18, 2015

2 Av 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
8:10 PM
Candles8:05 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:19 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:32 AM
Perek On The Patio7:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:10 PM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Mincha8:00 PM
Maariv9:00 PM
Shabbat Ends9:05 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Please note Rabbi Cohen will be away for vacation and personal growth until August 18. He will have limited access to emails. Thank you for your patience in his replies to you. In case of an emergency, please contact Rabbi David Walk at 203-918-1957 or Matt Feinberg at or 203-703-9042.

US/Israel/Iran Action Update:  During kiddush, there will be an update on the recent Iran nuclear negotiations and important action steps in its aftermath. The 30-minute session will be led by Veronica Reich and will commence apx. 15 mins after kiddush begins

Rabbi Cohen's Israel Links

  • Rabbi David Wolpe click here
  • Prof. Efraim Inbar click here
  • OU/RCA Statement: We Have Assessed Proposed Iran Deal and Found it Wanting - Preparing to Mobilize Synagogues Across the U.S. click here
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday8:00 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 8:05 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Michael and Carol Rosmarin on the birth of a granddaughter, Sasha, to Jill and Rob Negron
  • to Rena Gelb on the passing of her mother, Gina
  • to the Sternlicht family on the passing of Mark Sternlicht, their husband, father, brother, and grandfather and past President of CAS
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushthe Hertzberg family in memory of Alice Hertzberg on the first year of her yahrtzeit
Sanctuary KiddushCAS
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi David Walk: Loose Lips
ShiurDavid Cohen
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi David Walk: Jeremiah's Message
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Torah ReadersBurt and Marty Rubin, Nat Sandberg
Tisha B Av

Halachic Reminders for Shabbat Erev Tisha B'Av (Next Shabbat)

Seudah Shlishit is considered your meal before the Fast. We will provide a meal in shul following 7:30 pm mincha. Fast Begins at 8:17 pm. If you are staying in shul from Shabbat, bring your non-leather shoes on Friday to shul. If you leave your home after Shabbat (8:59 pm), recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh LeChol to mark the end of Shabbat before driving to shul. We will recite Havdalah on a flame following Maariv (9:15 pm) and before Eicha on Saturday night. Maariv will be held in the main sanctuary.

5775/2015 Tisha B'av Schedule- Sunday, July 26

  • 7:00 AM Shacharit followed by brief recitation of Kinot
  • 9:00 AM Shacharit followed by Explanatory Knot until 1 PM
  • 1:00 PM OU & YU Video featuring Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish Thought and History at YU and YU CJF Senior Scholar; and Rabbi Shalom Rosner, maggid shiur at OU Torah, spiritual leader of Kehillat Nofei Hashemesh and rebbe at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim
  • 2:30 PM Prisoner of Paradise The film tells the true story of Kurt Gerron, a German-Jewish cabaret and film actor in the 1920s and 1930s who was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during World War II. There he was ordered to write and direct a Nazi propaganda film. In addition to gaining positive reviews, the film was nominated for "Best Feature Documentary" in the 2003 Academy Awards.
  • 4:00 PM The Struma A highly accalaimed documentary about the tragedy of the The Struma, a 46 foot yacht attempting to carry 800 Jewish refugees from Rumania to Palestine.
  • 5:30 PM The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation video Featuring Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Rosh Yeshiva Torah Vedaas, Dayan Yonasan Abraham, London Beth Din and Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, Cong. Shaarey Tefila, N. Miami Beach
  • 7:30 PM Mincha
  • 8:52 PM Fast Ends

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Summer Flick Series with Rabbi Walk  Tuesday, July 21 - 7:30 PM

Summer Flick Series with Rabbi Walk

Left Luggage
Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes the nanny to a challenged strictly Jewish young boy, and grows fond of him. 

New Member Shabbat August 29

New Member Shabbat August 29

A welcome Shabbat for new and prospective members on August 29 at CAS featuring: a festive kiddush after services, an afternoon oneg - 4pm at Barrett field (aka the "Shabbos Park") (or in the event of rain, at the shul for games and activities), lunch with a member family upon request via email to by Monday, August 24.
Come check out our inspiring services, our youth programming, and the warmth of our vibrant community. Those who register by August 29 will receive a Shabbat treat delivered to their door by a shul member. Everyone considering joining or who recently joined the CAS community is welcome!.  

Cantor Concert  Sunday, October 11 - 7:00 PM

Cantor Concert

Cantor Rafael Bokow's
A Night for Israel Concert
Featuring Israeli Classics
Accompanied by Ira Berk, Sid Nachman & The Cantor's Bim-Bom-Boms
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library 

CAS Announcements
  • COME JOIN THE AGUDATH YOUNG COUPLES COMMITTEE THIS SUMMER:. Do you like jazz? Come out for a night of free jazz music on Wednesday, July 29 in Columbus Park in Stamford. The music of the Commodors and the Parlour Tricks is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm, so bring a blanket or chair and a picnic and join us on the lawn for a night of great music and friends. RSVP is recommended so that we can sit and enjoy the evening together. RSVP to For additional information about the event, go to
  • THE YOUNG COUPLES ONEG SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 22 has been cancelled. Join us on August 29 for the new member oneg in the park!
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Please contact Matt Feinberg at for more information
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Jessie Brand ( or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players needed AND volunteers. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM
CAS Classes
Week of July 19
MondayRabbi David Walk: Parsha & Pizza - 12:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi Walk: Divine Poetry - 9:00 AM
WednesdayRabbi Walk: Kosher Meditation - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:15 PM
Community Announcements
  • SOOSH You asked for it! You got it! Soosh is (finally!) introducing a limited dessert menu! Stop by and try our scrumptious fried ice cream, choice of sorbets, fresh baked apple pie - or a combination of all three! Visit us at 2701 Summer Street, online at or call us at 203-658-7505.
  • 2015 SIZZLING SUMMER SERIES IN STAMFORD Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University. Four-part Wednesday night series in July, 8PM. at the Young Isarel of Stamford. WHAT DOES JUDAISM HAVE TO SAY ABOUT...Saving the Life of a Non-Jew - July 8, Gender Roles - July 15, Abortion - July 22, Vigilante Justice - July 29. Free and open to the entire community
  • JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT -- TUESDAYS AT 10:30 AM Are you searching for a safe haven to explore your thoughts and feelings about grief? JFS provides an environment of emotional, physical, and spiritual support. For information, contact Rosemarie Delia at (203) 921-4161 or
  • JFS BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM JFS is beginning a program to train volunteers to work with clients experiencing early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the client's home. The training program will prepare the volunteer to work with each client with an aide or family member present. If you are interested in working with seniors, or for more information, contact Caroline Temlock Teichman at
  • JFS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP-SUNDAYS AT 2:00 PM Do you find yourself "sandwiched" between the needs of your children and your parents? Beginning July 19th, JFS is offering an open forum to provide support and help in dealing with the difficulties and stresses of caring for two generations. A small fee of $10/session or $50 for six sessions will be charged. Group will be held at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. The facilitator will be Rona Wall, LCSW. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • JFS NEW BEGINNINGS, TUESDAYS, 7:30 - 8:30 PM IN STAMFORD Join a supportive forum for adults in the contemplation, beginning, mid, or post-divorce stages. All are welcome to attend at the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St., 6th Floor The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK- THURSDAYS, 11 A.M. Free In cooperation with JCC Seniors program, a group to meet new people or deepen friendships with those you already know and engage in meaningful conversation about a wide variety of topics that are important in our lives. Topics may range from how to live a fulfilling life, creating healthy relationships, savoring our cherished memories, to embracing changing life circumstances. Led by Kylie Rothman from Jewish Family Service at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. For more information, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, Director of Senior Adult Services at Stamford JCC at 203.487.0983 or email at
  • LIVING WITH AUTISM, TIME AND LOCATION TBA Interested in joining a support group sharing the joys and challenges of living with Autism Spectrum Disorders? JFS will be launching a new group. For more details, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services at 203-921-4161 or
  • DOCUMENTARY NIGHT: ROSENWALD - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 7:30PM POST-FILM Q&A WITH SCREENWRITER & DIRECTOR AVIVA KEMPNER Nominated for the Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 2015, Rosenwald tells the touching story of Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of immigrants, who rose to head Sears and Roebuck. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the social teachings of his rabbi, Emil Hirsch, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Rosenwald set out to make a difference. He became one of the country's most effective philanthropists. By the time of his death in 1932, Rosenwald had funded the building of 5,400 schools across the segregated American South, providing 660,000 children with access to education. He partnered with Booker T. Washington to build not only schools but also YMCAs and housing for disadvantaged African American communities during the grim Jim Crow era. Recipients of his seminal Rosenwald Fund for African American Artists included Gordon Parks, Jr., Augusta Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. Interviewees in the film include: Maya Angelou, Julian Bond, Congressman John Lewis, Benjamin Jealous and Ossie Davis. Hear accounts of his admirable endeavors from Rosenwald school alumni, relatives and many others that were inspired by him. Director Aviva Kempner, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, is dedicated to telling the untold stories of Jewish heroes. In addition to starting The Ciesla Foundation and the Washington Jewish Film Festival, Kempner has directed and produced a number of award-winning, educational documentaries. She produced Partisans of Vilna, a documentary on Jewish resistance against the Nazis; produced and directed the Peabody-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg about the Jewish baseball slugger who fought anti-Semitism, and Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, the story of the television pioneer, Gertrude Berg. For more information about Rosenwald, visit: To purchase tickets, visit: Avon Theatre Film Center l 272 Bedford Street l Stamford, CT 06901 l Box Office: 203-967-3660
  • INTRODUCING THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP, a UJF program that provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with new clothes (pants, shirt, sneakers, socks, underwear, winter coat, hat, gloves) backpack and school supplies. Children get to pick out their own new items in a "shopping" environment created in a local school prior to the start of the new school year, while their parents visit the Japha Family Resource Center to receive basic health screenings and information about vital community services. The inaugural event is Sunday, August 9, 2015. To volunteer, please contact Lorraine Kweskin at For more information or to make a donation please visit
  • ANNOUNCING...The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) will hosts its second annual Shabbaton for prospective residents on October 24, 2015 (note new date).
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY BY PURCHASING MITZVAH BASKETS AND/OR MITZVAH CENTERPIECES INSTEAD OF FLOWERS FOR YOUR NEXT SIMCHA AT CAS. DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY HAVE INCREASED BY MORE THAN 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • LINKING GENERATIONS OF THE SHOAH-Our 2nd Generation Group began in July 2012. We are a group of approximately fifty members ranging in age from 40 and up and we come from all over CT and Westchester County. Our monthly meetings take place in Westport, CT (usually at the UJA offices) every second Tuesday of the month. Spouses of 2G members as well as 3rd Generation often attend our general meetings. Please come and join us. For further contact information call: Ann Cohn at 203-762-0058 (home) or 203-984-6667 (cell).
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Ami ben Sara
  • Avraham Shmuel ben Sheyna
  • Avraham ben Sosna
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chaim Yechiel ben Malka
  • Chana Liba bat Yaakova
  • Chana bat Shulamit
  • Chava Kaila bat Menucha
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • Chia Sorila Bat bat Fagey Devorah
  • David ben Chaya
  • David ben Zila
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eitan ben Sarah
  • Eliahu Aharon ben Yocheved Irta Etel
  • Esther Rachel bat Chava
  • Esther Shoshanna bat Yetta Chaya
  • Hadassah Esther bat Chava Leah
  • Harav Chaim Yehoshua ben Chana Fruma
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Lee bat Rachel
  • Lior Tzionah bat Sarah
  • Maya bat Shoshy
  • Mordechai ben Tziyonah
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Moshe Elyah ben Chana
  • Moshe ben Batya
  • Moshe ben Ben Marcelle
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rachel Miril Hinda bat Miriam Rivkah
  • Rafaella bat Miriam
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shimon ben Geeta
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Shoshanna Binah bat Michal
  • Shoshanna Raizel bat Sarah Chanah Leah
  • Smadar Rut bat Chana
  • Tamar bat Yocheved
  • Tziporah bat Minna
  • Ya'acov Ari ben Nitzah
  • Yehoshua Ylitzhak ben Tziyona
  • Yisroel ben Freida
  • Yitzchack Mordachai ben Chaya.
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Ze'ev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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