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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat/Shavuot Bulletin


May 23, 2015

5 Sivan 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
Candles7:53 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:10 AM
Mincha Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:24 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Class Rabbi Rakeffet6:30 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:55 PM
Daf Yomi7:00 PM
Mincha7:45 PM
Maariv8:50 PM
Shabbat Ends8:55 PM
Tikkun Leil Shavuot11:30 PM
Shacharit4:45 AM
9:00 AM
Mincha7:50 PM
Candles After8:56 PM
Shacharit7:45 AM
8:45 AM
Mincha8:00 PM
Yom Tov Ends9:13 PM

Shabbat Shalom

You Only Live Once: Do Something Big with Your Life

It is more than the 10 commandments. It is even more than 613. What do we commemorate and celebrate on the holiday of Shavuot? What is the historic relevance to today?

I grew up in an observant home. Keeping kosher was not a question and walking to shul on Shabbat was the norm. Yet, it was only later on in life that I began to more fully appreciate the role of a Jew. At the birth of our nation, God enjoins Abraham to be a blessing to the world and bring Heaven down to Earth. Abraham devoted his life to bearing and sharing the name of God. On Shavuot, we pledge to carry this responsibility for all generations.

In the preamble to the revelation at Mt. Sinai, God declares for perpetuity, "You will be for me kingdom of priests and a holy nation." The covenant as Sinai is our history. The covenant as Sinai is our destiny. The Torah is our timeless guide to realizing our Divine mission.

We are blessed this Shabbat and Shavuot to be joined by Rabbi Aaron and Malka Rakeffet. It is truly an honor and privilege to host a couple who embrace their role as lights unto our people. Moving to Israel in 1969, the Rakeffets sought to impact the future of Israel and Jews worldwide through the power of teaching Torah. Rabbi Rakeffet has taught thousands of students.

As a student of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik and possessing a doctorate in Jewish history, his mind and soul, spirit and humility, humor and authenticity have captivated me, my brother, my father and myriads of students for over fifty years. He had many opportunities to change professions but he always felt he was and is a teacher of Torah. His joy and nachas are his family and his students. I was and remain inspired by his life and words.

This past Tuesday night, we shared dinner together. We were joined by Diane and two of our girls. I asked Rabbi Rakeffet to reflect on his and Malka's role as agents of the Mossad in the 1980's to travel from Israel to teach Torah to refuseniks in Russia. To this day, I remember him telling me when I was his student in Israel in 1990 that his role in the former Soviet Union was a moment in life he truly sensed his Divine mission. In that role, he and Malka lived the historic mission of Abraham and Sara.

After regaling our girls with stories of refuseniks , their travels and sacrifices to educate a lost generation of Jews he told the girls - "Remember one thing. You only live once. Do something big with your life." I hope and pray that all of our daughters live with this ideal every day.

These words embody the essence of Shavuot. Study the Torah. Observe the Mitzvoth. Always Remember the Goal. Be a Blessing to the World. We only live once. Let us do something big with our lives. The Rakeffets surely have and so must we.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Message from Rabbi Cohen about the Israel Day Parade

  • We are blessed to celebrate the gift of Israel at the Salute to Israel Day Parade on May 31st in New York City. I urge everyone to attend as a spectator or march with BCDS. BCDS' spectator spot is east side of 5th between 70-71st. You can sign up by visiting Given the tensions in the world today, it is even more important to show your support. Living in America we are fortunate to be able to express our support for Israel freely and proudly. The walk down Fifth Avenue is uplifting! Please make every effort to attend this year. For more information, please contact me directly. Am Yisrael Chai!

Welcome Rabbi Aaron and Malka Rakeffet this Shabbat and Shavuot

We are grateful to the following people for sponsoring the Shavuot Night Learning

  • David and Meredith Cohen in memory of Rachel Cohen
  • Jay and Rachel Jubas in memory of Dr. Harry Jubas
  • Rachel and Ephraim Cohen in memory of Getzel Cohen
  • Dr. Bruce Klenoff in memory of Joyce Klenoff
  • Jonathan Osser in memory of Abe Osser

Thanks to Soosh for co-sponsoring the Sushi Bar during Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Rabbi Cohen's Favorite Articles and Videos

  • What would a world without Torah look like? Sara Rigler click here
  • Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Raising Children click here
  • The Secret of Inspiration Charlie Harary click here

Memorial Day

Congregation Agudath Sholom is joining NJOP and the ALEPH Institute in this special initiative to honor the memories of the fallen Jewish soldiers of the United States military in a distinctly Jewish way on Shavuot and Memorial Day. CAS joins over 200 locations in 31 states participating in this meaningful campaign.

Download the Benjamin and Rose Berger Shavuot To-Go® 5775 from Yeshiva University; The Benjamin and Rose Berger Torah To-Go is a project of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future.

R3CA video:

This month's "Revealing the Author Hidden Beneath the Words" is by Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe of Boston, MA. click here to view.  Rabbi Jaffe invites the listener to seek more from our understanding of Tanach. He asks to think about who wrote the words of each book. He argues that there is a new layer of depth when we think about the circumstances in which a book was written. A very appropriate video to share as we celebrate our reception of the Torah at Har Sinai.

Kosher Alert

Fanta Apple, Banana, Birch Beer, Blue Cherry, Berry Blue, Blue Raspberry, Ginger Ale, Grape, Graprefruit, Kiwi-Strawberry, Lemonade, Mandarin Tangerine, Orange, Orange Cream, Pineapple, Red Licorice, Select (Low Cal), Strawberry, Super Sour Apple, Super Sour Cherry, Super Sour Watermelon, Vanilla, White Cherry, Wild Cherry, Yellow Cherry, Banana Split, & Blue Vanilla are DAIRY (Cholov Stam). Any of these products bottled in Mexico are NOT recommended

Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday7:59 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 4:55 AM/9:00 AM, Monday: 7:45 AM/8:45 AM, Tuesday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday: 7:50 PM, Monday-Thursday: 8:00 PM
SundayShavuot I
MondayShavuot II, Memorial Day
Mazal Tov
  • to Janet & Andrew Bein on Alexander's Bar Mitzvah
  • to Johanna & Selim Akyuz on the birth of a grandson
  • to Drs. Judy & Jeff Cahn on the birth of a grandson
  • to Alex Podelko on the siyum at Beis Benyamin celebrating his completion of study of the five books of the Torah
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushCAS. Sponsors wanted, please see Irwin!
Sanctuary KiddushJanet & Andrew Bein in celebration of Alexander's Bar Mitzvah
Shabbat /Shavuot Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
Sermon - ShabbatAlexander Bein and Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Sermon - Shavuot IRabbi Rakeffet will speak after kiddush
Sermon - Shavuot IIRabbi Daniel Cohen: Memorial Day and Yizkor
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: Moses and the Mountain: Majesty and Humility
Daf Yomi - ShabbatMark Wagshul
Daf Yomi - Shavuot IRichard Schwartz
Daf Yomi - Shavuot IIRabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Torah Readers - ShabbatAlexander Bein, Jay Jubas
Torah Readers - Shavuot IJay Jubas, Judd Love
Torah Readers - Shavuot IIHarvey Berman


  • Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University's Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. He is a noted scholar, author and teacher who has taught thousands of students throughout his over 55+ years of teaching. We also welcome Malka Rakeffet.
  • NCSY Advisors Avi Sebagg and Sarah Shepps joining Daniella Lieberman and Isaiah Rothstein

We are grateful to Peggy Fogelman for sponsoring Rabbi Rakeffet's visit in memory of her father, Dr. Henry Fogelman and Jonathan and Irit Tratt in honor of Ari's second birthday.

Saturday, May 23 - Shabbat/Erev Shavuot

Pre-mincha class Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet:Rabbi Dov Revel6:30 PM
Mincha7:45 PM
Ma'ariv/Candlelighting8:55 PM

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Adults 11:30 PM- 4:45 AM

20th century Torah Personalities: Life and Legacy

11:30 PMRabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik
12:15 AMBreak-Sushi Bar and Snacks
12:30 AMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira: Last Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto
1:30 AMBreak - Sushi Bar and snacks
2:00 AMDavid Cohen: Nechama Leibowitz
2:45 AMSnack Break
3:00 AMJay Jubas:Rabbi Mordechai Breuer
3:45 AMSnack Break
4:00 AMRabbi David Walk: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

6th -8th Grades 11:30 PM- 1:30 AM

11:30 PMAvi Sebbag
12:15 AMNCSY - Sarah Shepps - Torah in Our Time
1:00 AMBreak - Open Sushi Bar and snacks
1:30 AMProgram concludes, walking groups provided
2:00 AMRabbi Yehuda Jeiger - Ask The Rabbi

9th-12th Grades 11:30 PM- 5:00 AM

11:15-11:30 PMOpening Remarks by Isaiah and Daniella (Start at YI)
11:35-12:15 PMThe Halachot behind making a S'more + Bonfire
12:15-1:00 AMJigsaw Learning Program
1:00-1:30 AMInterview with God - Ask your questions for God
1:30-1:45 AMWalk to CAS for Sushi Bar and other exciting programs!!
2:00 AMSushi Bar / Snacks
2:30-3:15 AMAnswer session of "Interview with God"
3:45-4:45 AMChoose Your Own Chabura by our own advisors!
4:55 AMShacharit

Sunday, May 24 - Shavuot I

Sunrise Service, followed by breakfast4:55 AM
Sunrise5:28 AM
Shacharit (Sanctuary)9:00 AM
Reading of Ten Commandments10:00 AM
Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan, Jr. Congregation10:30 AM
Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Aaron Kotler
Jr. Congregation Learning and Fun Session at Shabbat Park w/ Rabbi Jeiger.
(rain location-CAS) Snacks will be provided
4:30-6:00 PM
Sr. Teen Oneg at Park4:30-6:00 PM
Class - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet:Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson6:40 PM
Mincha / Maariv7:50 PM
Candlelighting8:56 PM

Monday, May 25 - Shavuot II

Shacharit7:45/8:45 AM
Yizkor in Sanctuary Sermon: Rabbi Daniel Cohen10:30 AM
Teen Minyan with Daniella and Avi9:30 AM
Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan, Jr. Congregation10:30 AM
BMC (ice cream party in groups)
Graduation Celebration Kiddush following Sanctuary Service
Junior Teen Oneg at the Park4:30-6:00 PM
Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin6:50 PM
Mincha8:00 PM
Neilat Hachag and light meal8:15 PM
Yom Tov ends9:13 PM
Graduation Celebration

Mazal Tov to all our Graduates!
Mazal Tov to the proud parents, grandparents, and families!
Join us for a celebratory kiddush on the Second Day of Shavuot after the Sanctuary Service!




 Gavriel Karsch
 Ryan Meiteles
 Isaac Schildkraut
MIDDLE SCHOOLSydney Steinberg

JHSCNoah Frydman
 Michael Liesman
 Daniel Meiteles
 Devorah Meyers
 Andrew Pitkoff
 Marty Rubin


HARVARDShana Attar

Thanks to our sponsors!


Cum Laude
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Joan & Bennett Schwartz

Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Janice Steinberg & Stephen Davidson
Claudine & Stuart Feurstein
Cheryl Frydman
Shari Goodstein
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Liat & Benjy Karsch
Yospa Lieberman
Esther & Paul Liesman
Shira & Rolland Mandel
Lawrence & Meryl Meiteles
Kori & Bill Meyers
Sharon & Burt Rubin
Rabbi David & Rivka Walk
Hillary & Bob Zitter
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Shavuot Schedule

Shavuot Schedule

Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. He is a noted scholar, author and teacher who has taught thousands of students throughout his over 55+ years of teaching.
We are grateful to Peggy Fogelman for sponsoring Rabbi Rakeffet's visit in memory of her father, Dr. Henry Fogelman and Jonathan and Irit Tratt in honor of Ari's second birthday.

Graduation Celebration  Monday, May 25 - 12:00 PM

Graduation Celebration

Join the CAS 2015 Graduation Celebration!
If you have a graduate in your family (preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college or graduate school), we will publish his/her name and the level from which he or she is graduating.
Celebrate the graduates with a festive kiddush on the second day of Shavuot in honor of the graduates. Help co-sponsor the kiddush

Tot Shabbat June 12  Friday, June 12 - 4:00 PM

Tot Shabbat June 12

Come and enjoy a special story time, crafts, snacks and mock shabbat dinner
complete with zemirot (songs) and plenty of spirit!
Cost (includes dinner) - $6 per child.

PJ Library® is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, and Linda Spilka and Ed Spilka.
For further information about PJ Library®, contact Marcia Lane at 

Womens Tefillah Group

Womens Tefillah Group

Please join us! for Parshat Korach

Awards June 20  Saturday, June 20 - 4:15 PM

Awards June 20

KIDS: please join your favorite group leaders for afternoon groups!!!
ADULTS: Time to "schmooze" and socialize with your friends enjoying some "down time" while your kids are in groups!
EVERYONE: Join together for a Seudah Shlishit Dinner, highlighted by a special presentation to Devorah and a gift awarded to every child!!!
Although most groups will be continuing throughout the summer, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize our leaders and children at this special event - please join us!

Annual Meeting  Tuesday, June 23 - 7:00 PM

Annual Meeting

Please join us for our annual meeting and election of officers
Full agenda, important letter, voting instructions, proposed bylaws amendment and proxy forms are on-line at or by mail upon request to the synagogue office. 

Family Trip to Israel

Family Trip to Israel

Join Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen for a
Family Summer Mission to Israel in August 2015
Explore the breadth and depth of the land. Great for first timers or veterans. The trip is uniquely tailored for adults with their children and grandchildren filled with history coming alive and a fostering a love of the natural beauty of our homeland.
For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at or 203-252-8252.

CAS Announcements
  • WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN CAS CHESED ACTIVITIES, BUT DON'T KNOW HOW? Please join us for our annual chesed meeting on June 3rd from 8-9pm. Hear about some exciting chesed opportunities happening in the coming year, share your ideas, and help make our community a better place. We are so thankful to those that have dedicated their time and effort to this worthy cause and are excited to welcome Talia Siscovick & Alisa Weisser as chesed co-chairs, working alongside Meredith Cohen. RSVP to
  • READY FOR THE CAS ANNUAL HARVEST NOW GARDEN? Work in the garden has started! Stay tuned for opportunities to volunteer.
  • JOIN IN A FESTIVE SEUDAH SHLISHIT TO HONOR RABBI SHAKKED AND CHEMDA PARHI, SHABBOS JUNE 13TH AT 7:30 PM. We would like to invite the entire community to participate in a festive Seudah Shlishit in honor of Rabbi Shakked and Chemda Parhi, who have devoted the past four years to educating our children, preparing them for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, leading youth groups, developing special community programming and enriching our community. As a token of our esteem and appreciation, several people have expressed an interest in participating in a parting gift as we wish them Hatzlacha on their return to Israel. If you are interested in participating in the gift, please contact Hecky Attar at 203-253-7075 or and you will be included on the group card
  • 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. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM -
Annual Meeting Notice


Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:30 PM 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue Stamford, CT 06902

Please join us for our annual meeting and election of officers


  1. Reports by Rabbi, President, Treasurer
  2. Proposal for Dues and Fee Increase
  3. Presentation of the George and Ziporah Freedberg Awards for Excellence and Outstanding Service
  4. Proposed Bylaws amendment on Board voting procedures
  5. CAS Security Proposal
  6. Election of Officers & Directors

The CAS Nominating Committee has recommended members elect this slate of officers and directors for terms starting upon election


Two year term:2nd Vice President:
Jeffrey Maron
3rd Vice President:
Simeon Wohlberg
Rachel Dayan
Assistant Treasurer:
Dean Schuckman


One year TermHoward Goldstein
Two Year TermRichard Schwartz
Three Year TermHeidi BernsteinRob Hoff
Mitchell BalsamElissa Klapper
Melissa BildnerBen Lanson

Additional nominations, with the consent of the nominee, may be made by written petition signed by thirty (30) members of the Congregation in good standing and filed with the Nominating Committee at least ten (10) days before the Annual Meeting, and written notice of the nominations so made by petition shall be given to each member of the Congregation at least five (5) days before the Annual Meeting.

Click here for Full agenda, important letter, voting instructions, proposed bylaws amendment and proxy forms or request them by mail from the synagogue office.

CAS Classes
Week of May 28
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Local Kashrut News

Fairway Update from Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thank you to everyone for your constructive suggestions for Fairway. Your voices were heard!

I am happy to announce that in the beginning of June, the kosher butcher will return to the Fairway Market. I am grateful to Fairway management for their reconsideration. We hope with your help, the reopening will be a win win for Fairway and the kosher consumer community.

Here are the details. The butcher and mashgiach will be present three days a week - likely Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. The store will also be reverting back to the original meat supplier Teva and not Shor Habor which is currently being used. Refrigerated rotisserie chickens will be available daily.

I will remain in close contact with company management during the next few months as they evaluate the success of kosher meat market. Please be in touch if you have ongoing suggestions and most importantly, please do your best to support the store in the weeks and months ahead.

G-d willing, together we will insure the growth of kashrut in our community for many years ahead.

Community Announcements
  • SOOSH IS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY AND WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY MAY 26 AT 11 AM In the meantime, if you need a Soosh fix (and who doesn't?), make sure to visit Agudath Sholom on Saturday night from midnight to 2 am and enjoy fresh sushi made by Soosh chefs on the premises! Also, if you haven't already, make sure you try our free delivery service to Stamford (min order of $25)! Soosh wishes the entire congregation a Happy Shavuot holiday!
  • WHO WILL CARE FOR ME? CHALLENGES OF CARING FOR AN AGING LOVED ONE, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm atthe Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. JFS will present Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, nationally renowned expert on issues of trust, intimacy, forgiveness and author of the award-winning book, Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent. She will offer advice on aging greacfully. Light refreshments will be served. Talk will be followed by book sale and signing. Co-sponsored by JFS Home Companion and Stamford JCC. The event is open to the community at no cost. For more information, please contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Clinical Director at 203-921-4161 or
  • JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:00 PM IN WESTPORT For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be providing a support group in the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E. Suite 11. The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register to attend by contacting Kylie Rothman at or call at 203-921-4161.
  • JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, MONDAYS, 7:00 - 8:00 PM IN STAMFORD For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be providing a support group in the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St., 6thFloor The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register to attend by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK- THURSDAYS, 11 A.M. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people or deepen your friendship with those you already know, as we 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. All will be encouraged to express their feelings and experiences related to the themes that emerge in a safe and supportive environment. Led by Kylie Rothman from Jewish Family Service, free of charge, 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
  • JFS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP-SUNDAYS AT 5:00 PM Do you find yourself "sandwiched" between the needs of your children and your parents? 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 LIFE TRANSITIONS-WEDNESDAYS AT 11:30 AM Support group for the unemployed at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The focus of the group is to provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Rosemarie Delia at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • 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
  • ANNOUNCING...The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) will be hosting its second annual Shabbaton for prospective residents on Shabbat weekend, August 22nd. If you know a family who is thinking of relocating to Stamford, and who may like to meet other like minded families in a relaxed informal setting, please contact Michael Feldstein at
  • PLEASE REMEMBER WHY WE CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Over 16 Million people served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Please take the Challenge and pass the Facebook Candle forward to your friends and family. You can go one step further and research one person and register on It will take about 10 minutes to do the steps and honor one individual. This can also be a family activity one evening, prompting a discussion about Memorial Day, World War II, what is happening now around the world and remembering those who are serving today. Behind the "big" numbers, there is another number "one". Each one of these names had a life that was interrupted, had family and friends whose lives were impacted. That same is true today. Consider taking Action and helping those who are presently serving who have been wounded or the families of those who have been killed. You can donate $1 or more to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. ttps:// Learn about those who risked their lives to save others. Each person, each action, large or small, makes a difference. You can "Be the Difference". Pass it forward!
  • SAVE THE DATE: Join the BCDS Delegation at the Celebrate Israel Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, May 31st. For more info, visit or
  • SAVE THE DATE Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 4:00 - 6:30pm. Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County 30th Anniversary Celebration. Honoring Vivian and Irwin Miller with the JHS Lifetime Achievement Award andNorma z'l and Milton Mann with the 2015 JHS Heritage Award Temple Beth El - 350 Roxbury Road - Stamford, CT 06902.
  • CAS MENS CLUB WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JULY 12TH FROM APPROXIMATELY 6:30 AM - 8 PM. The price will be approximately $100 and will include the wonderful rafting experience and round trip coach bus transportation. Lunch is NOT included. If you are interested, please email by May 5th. Cancellation policy: Full refund if notified 2 1/2 weeks in advance.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • J-PALOOZA May 30th, 9:30pm at the Stamford JCC. Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for what's sure to be an evening not to be missed. Be blown away by the musical talent of our very own community rock stars as they take the JCC stage and jam. Featuring: Incidental Contact * Wheels Up * The Bagles. Munchies and refreshments served. Must be 21 or older. Admission: $10 member /$15 community. Admission with beer and wine: $20 members / $25 community. Register online at or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more information, contact or 203.487.0996.
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
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
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CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thank you to all of the advisers who have joined us to make Shavuot such an amazing experience for all of our youth!

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

May 25 (Shavuot) and 30

June 13

This Weekend (Shabbat):

-Mishna and Hot Cocoa this Shabbat with Rabbi Jeiger - continuing Chapter 5 of Berachot at 10:15.

-Tot Shabbat will be led by Morahs Irene, Danielle & Talia in the Youth Classroom at 10:30 am.

-Mini Minyanwill be led by Morahs Debbie & Devorah this week in the library at 10:30 am.

-Jr. Cong. will be led by Josh, Nicole and Carly this week in the Chapel at 10:30 am.

-Bnai Mitzvah Club will be led by R Parhi this week in the Simcha Room at 10:30 am!

- Jr Teen Chat will be led by Daniella and meet in the Social Hall.

This Weekend (Shavuot):

Learning Opportunities:

6th -8th Grades 11:30 PM- 1:30 AM

11:30 PM

Avi Sebbag

12:15 AM

NCSY - Sarah Shepps - Torah in Our Time

1:00 AM

Break - Open Sushi Bar and snacks

1:30 AM

Program concludes, walking groups provided

2:00 AM

Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger - Ask The Rabbi

9th-12th Grades 11:30 PM- 5:00 AM

Relaxing environment and Torah Tour Chevruta support through the night!

11:15-11:30 PM

Opening Remarks by Isaiah and Daniella

11:35-12:15 PM

The Halachot behind making a S'more: Bonfire and S'more Making

12:15-1:00 AM

Jigsaw Learning Program

1:00-1:30 AM

Interview with God - Have questions for God? Ask them at our segment (To be continued at CAS)

1:30-1:45 AM

Walk to Agudath Sholom for Sushi Bar and other exciting programs!!

2:00 AM

Sushi Bar / Snacks

2:30-3:15 AM

Answer session of "Interview with God"

3:45-4:45 AM

Choose Your Own Chabura by our own advisors!

4:55 AM


Sunday (May 24) we will have Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Cong.

Jr. Congregation Learning and Fun Session at Shabbat Park w/ Rabbi Jeiger. (rain location-shul) Snacks will be provided

4:30-6:00 PM

Sr. Teen Oneg at Park

4:30-6:00 PM

Monday (May 25) we will have all of our groups including Teen Minyan.

Junior Teen Oneg at the Park

4:30-6:00 PM

Coming Soon in June:

Friday, June 12th - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat (Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan - Ages 1-first grade) Sign up online - sponsor online!

Shabbat June 20th - Youth Awards Shabbat Seudah Shlishithonoring our Leader of the Year Devorah Meyers!

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishna and Hot Cocoa in their honor, please email me

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit for all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Jeiger

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