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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin


August 8, 2015

23 Av 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
7:50 PM
Candles7:45 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:28 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:39 AM
Daf Yomi6:55 PM
Mincha7:40 PM
Maariv8:39 PM
Shabbat Ends8:44 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. Rabbi Walk will be away until August 12. In case of an emergency, please contact Matt Feinberg at or 203-703-9042.

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.

Get Ready for the High Holidays @ CAS

  • Remember your loved ones in our annual Yizkor Book. Please return your Yizkor Book renewal form (mail or email) or call the office
  • Have you reserved your High Holiday seats? If not, call the office-due by August 15
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday7:36 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: 7:45 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Darona & Tzvi Bernstein, Sarey & Sam Bernstein, and Debbie Steinhorn on the marriage of their daughter (and grand-daughter) Leora to Yaakov Hauptman
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz and Matt Greenberg on the engagement of Ilana to Roi Shabtay
  • to Izzy Lustig on the birth of a granddaughter, Miriam Temma "Emma"
  • to Lee Fanwick on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Elise, to Jenette and Ben Woskoff.
  • to Norine and Dov Steinmetz on the birth of a grandson, Tyler
  • to Lisa & Abraham Slen on the marriage of their son Matthew to to Mary Cline, daughter of Barbara and Daniel Cline from Aurora, Colorado and the engagement of their son Efram Slen to Mandie Biron, daughter of Irene and David Biron from Rockville, MD
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation and we will send an acknowledgement to the family,
just click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushby Sarey and Samuel Bernstein and Cathy and Bud Freund in honor of the marriage of Leora Bernstein and Yaakov Hauptman
Sanctuary KiddushCAS
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus.
Click here to email Matt and he will contact you
A Special Opportunity for Stamford!

Meet one of Israel's Leading Cancer Scientists
Hear his remarkable achievements in Ovarian, Breast and Brain Cancers


Assistant Professor and Chair, Program of Biochemistry, Metabolism and Endocrinology.

The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

Monday, August 17 at 7:30 pm

Home of Susan and Len Mark

55 Toilsome Brook Road, Stamford, CT

RSVP Required: ICRF CT Office 203 321-1006 *

Headlines generated by Dr. Karni's work

  • "Mechanism involved in breast cancer cell growth discovered by Hebrew University researchers provides opening for early detection, treatment."
  • "An Israeli postdoctoral fellow has identified a genetic protein likely to be involved in the development and spread of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer in adults."
  • "Researchers have identified a process in which cancer cells become resistant to certain drugs, leading to a reliable prediction which patients will be helped by chemotherapy and which will not."

The Evening is a Learning event.

(If you should wish to donate, please click here.)

We are most grateful.

Dr. Karni's focus: How RNA splicing is de-regulated in cancer, and how the proteins that control this process contribute to cancer development, tumor progression and the metastatic process.

Dr. Karni: Why I became a researcher:"My interest in science began when I was a small child in Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet. I'd catch reptiles and insects just so I could learn about them. My curiosity turned into ambitions of becoming a zoologist. To pursue these dreams I studied biology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I fell in love with genetics and biochemistry. I specifically wanted to understand why and how cancer develops and progresses, affecting the lives of so many people around the world."

The Israel Cancer Research Fund, a 501c3 organization, is the single largest source of private funds for cancer research in Israel. ICRF awardees are selected through a rigorous peer-review process that is conducted by a  world-class scientific panel. No funds go to "bricks and mortar". ICRF supports individuals at all of the major research institutions in Israel. In 40 years, $56+ million in 2,200+ grants have been awarded, resulting in three major cancer drugs and many discoveries/breakthroughs.

Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonChapel: Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, Sanctuary: Cantor Rafael Bokow
Sanctuary Services OfficiantDavid Gordon
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudath ShlishitCantor Rafael Bokow
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul

By appointment: Call Julie at (203)-321-6460
Looking for Volunteers!
Contact Julie if you'd like to work in the shop.

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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! 

Sisterhood Sukkot Across CAS

Sisterhood Sukkot Across CAS

On October 3 the Sisterhood wants everyone in our congregation enjoying their shabbat afternoon having Sukkot lunch with other members of our shul, at homes across the community.
Come be a part of Sukkot as it's supposed to be...within the beauty and spirituality of the sukkah, enjoying friends, old and new.
This event is FREE.
Host families will provide food for the meal.
Guests will be asked to bring wine, challah, and pareve dessert (more details when you sign up!)

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 

Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!

CAS Announcements
  • SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL LABOR DAY SOFTBALL GAME Please join Agudath Sholom as we defend the Kiddish Cup in our annual softball game. Come cheer us on at the JCC on Monday Sept 7th @ 4pm
  • JOIN THE CAS SECURITY COMMITTEE The CAS Security and Safety Committee chairs, Robert Hoff and Tamir Daniel, are seeking volunteers to join the Committee and assist them with developing a comprehensive security and safety plan for the Shul. The Committee's goal is to develop a plan that will enhance our members' experience at CAS by addressing a number of issues, including general security, fire safety, traffic safety, and medical emergencies, among others. The Committee values and welcomes the input of the entire CAS community and seeks volunteers to help in the effort. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please email Rob at or Tamir at
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • 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 AND volunteers needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM
CAS Classes
Week of August 9- No Classes this week.
Community Announcements
  • 10TH ANNUAL SHORELINE JEWISH FESTIVAL A celebration of Jewish life! Sunday August 9, 12-5 PM, on the Guilford Green. Guilford, CT. Info:
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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
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
  • Moshe ben Michael
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rachel Miril Hinda bat Miriam Rivkah
  • Rafaella bat Miriam
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivka bat Feiga Tova
  • 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
  • Sima bat Nehoma
  • 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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