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. Rabbi Walk will be away until August 12. In case of an emergency, please contact Matt Feinberg at email@example.com or 203-703-9042.
Kosher Alert: The Chubby Chickpea Catering & Food Truck of Canton, MA is no longer under KVH supervision.
Reminder: When visiting the CAS cemetery, please avoid parking in a manner that blocks other cars from driving through. If you need the code to the gate, please call the office.
Candles Next Friday
Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
Sunday-Thursday: 7:50 PM
to Darona & Tzvi Bernstein, Sarey & Sam Bernstein, and Debbie Steinhorn on the upcoming marriage of their daughter (and grand-daughter) Leora to Yaakov Hauptman
to Jake Sigman and Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger upon completion of Mishna Brachot. Please join Jake and Rabbi Jeiger starting on Shabbat August 29 as they begin another round of Mishna.
to the Wolfsohn family on the passing of Royce Wolfsohn, wife, mother, grandmother, and past president of Congregation Agudath Sholom
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
Claire Fishman in memory of Royce Wolfsohn; Flossy & Sam Fischel in honor of Ari, Ellen, David and Lauren Fischel, on their safe return to Shanghai and a successful year to come; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
by Marc and Sherry Silver - In Commemoration of the 11th yahrzeit of Marc's father, Joseph
by the Parhi Family in honor of the community and enhanced by an anonymous donor in honor of the Parhis and in memory of Moshe ben Shimon A"H
by Reuven and Yehudis Chava Bauman, and family in honor of the marriage of Rachel Leah and Evan Finkel
On our return to Israel this week, we would like to thank the community for four absolutely wonderful years. Thank you for your friendship, support and for being our beautiful, extended family.
Also, special gratitude to all who sponsored the gift and Seudah Shlishit in our honor in June. It has been an overwhelming and exciting gesture for us.
We feel very fortunate, Thank G-d, to have done our Shlichut at BCDS and in Stamford.
Our prayers for Shalom Al Israel.
With much love,
Shakked, Chemda, Shira, Taeir, Rina, and Aharon Parhi
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Cantor Rafael Bokow
Friday night: Dr. Jeff Cahn, Shabbat Chapel: Jay Jubas, Sanctuary: Bob Abrams
Sanctuary Services Officiant
Jay Jubas: Understanding the Kaddish and Kedusha prayers
Cantor Rafael Bokow
Code of Jewish Law
Important Reminder About CAS High Holiday Services
Please remember to RESERVE YOUR HIGH HOLIDAY SEATS by electing to become a Patron Member and returning the form included in your dues statement to the office. Reserved seating for Patron Members is available for the Chapel, Sanctuary or Third Service.
As we did last year, we plan to hold three services this year on Rosh Hashana and would like to hold three services on Yom Kippur. The Third Service will be led by Eli Neumann.
We would very much like to meet demand for reserved seating in all services AND to build the special room for the Third Service on Yom Kippur (last year, 100 people attended). To do that, the Board has asked that at least 15 member families commit and pay as Patron Members with reserved seats ONLY for the Third Service. This will allow us to accommodate demand for reserved seating in the other services. The deadline for the 15 member families to commit, pay, and reserve seats has been extended until August 3.
For questions on the Third Service: Hecky Attar (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions on reserved seating in ANY service (or to reserve your seats) contact Matt Feinberg (email@example.com) or call the office.
SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP By appointment: Call Julie at (203)-321-6460 Looking for Volunteers! Contact Julie if you'd like to work in the shop.
JOIN US ON 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 (Jessieoser@gmail.com) or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players AND volunteers needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM
Week of August 2
No Classes This week
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: http://www.rosenwaldfilm.org/about.php To purchase tickets, visit: www.avontheatre.org Avon Theatre Film Center l 272 Bedford Street l Stamford, CT 06901 www.avontheatre.org l Box Office: 203-967-3660
10TH ANNUAL SHORELINE JEWISH FESTIVAL A celebration of Jewish life! Sunday August 9, 12-5 PM, on the Guilford Green. Guilford, CT. Info: www.shorelinejewishfestival.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to make a donation please visit www.ujf.org/backtoschoolshop
JOB OPENING AVAILABLE Towne Nursing Staff in Bridgeport is looking for LPN'S (experience preferred) to work at a nursing home. We need all shifts, especially day - it might turn in to a steady job. E-mail Jeff Altman at: email@example.com
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).
HOW TO PERFORM A PROPER TAHARA Save the Date! Rabbi Elchanan Zohn, founder of the National Association of Chevra Kadishas and the foremost expert on taharas and Jewish burial practices, will be at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Sunday morning, November 8th, from 9AM-12 noon to conduct a three-hour training program on the proper way to perform a tahara. The session is appropriate as a refresher course for those who have performed taharas in the past, as well as those beginners who want to learn more about this important Jewish ritual. Sponsored by the Chevra Kadisha of Stamford. If you are interested in attending, or would like additional information, please contact Michael Feldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org