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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

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August 29, 2015

14 Elul 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
Candles7:15 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:36 AM
Mishnah Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:42 AM
Perek On The Patio6:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:20 PM
Daf Yomi6:25 PM
Mincha7:10 PM
Maariv8:09 PM
Shabbat Ends8:14 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Welcome new members! Join us for kiddush and a special oneg in the "Shabbas Park" at 4pm.


Get Ready for the High Holidays 
  • As we did last year, we will hold three services on the high holidays: Sanctuary, Chapel, and the Library on Rosh Hashana and in a specially constructed room on Yom Kippur. We have accomodated all requests received. click here to see the 5776 High Holiday Seating Charts. Please contact Matt if you have any questions.
    Reserved seating is still available in all services. If you have not done so yet, please return this form to the office to confirm your reservations.
  • Remember your loved ones in our annual Yizkor Book. Please return your Yizkor Book renewal form (mail or email) or call the office
  • Selichot Program Forum on Forgiveness.  Saturday night, September 5th - 9 PM - 10:PM. Featuring Ted Talks on Forgiveness by Joshua Prager (click here to view
    ) In Search of the Man who Broke my Neck and Aicha el-Wafi + Phyllis Rodriguez The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship and discussion facilitated by Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Walk.
  • Selichot
    led by Chazan Bokow at 10 PM and late selichot at 12:30 AM.
  • We welcome the Bi Cultural Day School Banot Sherut Noam and Lior to our community.
  • Our new teen leaders: Martha & Yehuda Meyers

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.

Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday7:04 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: 7:15 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Rose & Bruce Newman on the birth of a granddaughter to M. Avi Newman and Liz Metzger Newman
  • to Jessica & Levi Dulitz on the birth of a baby girl, Noa Maya
  • to Steven and Liba Steinmetz on the birth of a grandson to Seth and Tzivy Steinmetz
  • to Judy & Bob Raymond on the engagement of their daughter Sarah to Jeremy Redleaf, son of Marjorie Redleaf & Geoffrey Redleaf
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
  • to Eric Koehler on the passing of his father, Dr. Stanley Berns Koehler
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushJay Jubas in honor of the hashkama minyan
Sanctuary KiddushAri & Shushannah Yasgur in celebration of the birth of their daughter, Bess Miriam
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus.
Click here to email Matt and he will contact you
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Ashrei: Are We Fortunate?
ShiurJay Jubas: The Prayers of Rosh Hashana
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitDaf Yomi Siyum
Torah ReadersMatt Jelen, Ethan Green

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 if it rains, event will be held September 12 in the park), 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! 

Summer Fun BBQ August 30  Sunday, August 30 - 4:00 PM

Summer Fun BBQ August 30

Where: CAS Social Hall & Patio
Who: Children ages 2-18
What: Video Game Bus, Archery Tag, Kid Dodge ball, Hoola Hoop Party & BBQ!!!
Sponsorships Available!

Koren Machzor Set  Friday, September 4 - 3:00 PM

Koren Machzor Set

Purchase your own High Holiday Koren Machzor Set
Through the generosity of a long time CAS Member Family, we are introducing a new machzor in the Sanctuary for the high holidays this year. The Koren Machzor features a commentary of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, eloquent and contemporary translation and clear instructions to guide you through the prayers. We have arranged for members to purchase their own copy at a special price

Lulav Etrog Set

Lulav Etrog Set

Reserve your LULAV & ETROG SET
We are offering four quality levels this year
We must receive your order by Friday, September 11, noon

High Holidays 5776

High Holidays 5776

Visit our High Holiday Site for all the information you need: our complete calendar, seating charts, schedules for special classes given by Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Walk, and more.

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!)

Simchas Torah Lunch October 6  Tuesday, October 6 - 8:30 AM

Simchas Torah Lunch October 6

Join the sponsorship of the annual
a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition!

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
  • FATHER/SON MINYAN Starting Next Sunday Sept 6th we will be having Father/Son minyan at 9.15am. Breakfast to follow. We plan to hold this minyan twice a month. Please see Simeon Wohlberg for details
  • 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 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 30
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Walk: Laws of Tefilah - 7:40 PM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:40 PM
High Holiday Classes

Join us for a Special High Holiday Class

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

All classes held at CAS unless noted

  • Tuesday, September 8th 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM God is My Light: Revealing the Divine in You Psalm 27: Road Map for High Holiday Renewal 
  • Wednesday, September 9th - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - The Secrets of the Sounds: The Roots and Relevance of the Shofar Blasts at CAS
  • Thursday, September 10th and 17th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Starbucks Ridgeway on Summer Street.  Spiritual Portfolio Review - Eternal Investments With markets in flux, harness the high holidays for renewal and growth.  Email Rabbi Cohen at to schedule an appointment.  
  • Friday, September 11th 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast of Spiritual Champions  Moses' Modern Message for Return
  • Thursday, September 17th - 9 PM - Yom Kippur: The Hypocrisy, Happiness and Holiness - Rabbi Cohen's Home - email to confirm
  • Thursday, September 24th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  The Day After - Open Office Hours with Rabbi Cohen.  Keeping Our Pledges and Optimizing Sukkot Starbucks Ridgeway on Summer Street
  • Thursday, September 24th - 12 PM at CAS.  Sukkot Secrets Luncheon - Mystical Meaning of Sukkot 
  • Thursday, September 24th 7:15 PM - 8 PM  Building Your Sukkah Seminar  Refreshers on the Laws and Strategies of the Mitzvah

Rabbi David Walk

All classes held at CAS 

  • Tuesday, September 8th 7:30 PM  The Machzor Revisited 
  • Thursday September 17-7:30 PM  What did Isaiah know about Bleach?  If your sins prove to be like crimson they will be bleached as snow, if they prove to be red as scarlet dye, they shall become as virgin wool.
  • Thursday, September 24-7:30PM  Made in the Shade  Why the Sukkah is called the Tent of Belief
High Holiday Schedule

CAS High Holiday Schedule

Saturday, September 5
Selichot Services10:00 PM/12:30 AM
Program9:00 PM
Sunday, September 13
Selichot5:30 AM
Sunrise Service at the Cove6:00 AM
Sunday, September 13
Candle lighting6:49 PM
Services6:54 PM
Monday, September 14
Services Library6:00 AM
Main Sanctuary8:00 AM
Heyman Chapel8:30 AM
Atria Shofar Blowing4:00 PM
Tashlich5:00 PM
Mincha6:50 PM
Candles not before7:47 PM
Tuesday, September 15
Services Library6:00 AM
Main Sanctuary8:00 AM
Heyman Chapel8:30 AM
Mincha6:50 PM
Candles7:46 PM
Shabbat Shuva September 19
Hashkama8:00 AM
Sanctuary9:00 AM
Shabbat Shuva Drasha5:45 PM
Mincha6:35 PM
Havdalah7:39 PM
Sunday, September 20
Fast of Gedaliah begins5:18 AM
Shacharit7:00/8:30 AM
Old Cemetery9:15 AM
New Cemetery9:45 AM
Independent Lodge10:45 AM
Mincha6:35 PM
Fast ends7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 22
Mincha3:00 PM
Candle lighting6:33 PM
Kol Nidre6:45 PM
Fast begins6:52 PM
Wednesday, September 23
Services - Library, Sanctuary & Chapel9:00 AM
Yizkor-Sanctuary12:00 PM
Mincha4:30 PM
Blessing of the Children7:30 PM
Fast ends7:32 PM
Community Announcements
  • SIX THIRTEEN Your favorite Smokehouse restaurant will be competing in the Southern New England Kosher BBQ Championship this weekend at Temple Beth El , 1200 Fairfield Woods Road in Fairfield CT. We are getting there Saturday evening and will be cooking through the night, creating tasty, tender, succulent slow cooked meats. Six Thirteen has entered all categories, chicken, baked beans, baby back beef ribs and brisket. The competition is part of Kosher BBQ circuit with events in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Kansas City and conforms to the Kansas City Barbeque Society Rules and Protocols. addition to the BBQ Championship there is a Craft Fair with over 40 artisans, a kid's zone, food, music and so much more. Six Thirteen will be offering samples of our house smoked pastrami and sugar cured corned beef. Come out and help us win the people's choice award! Here is a link for more information When you get back to Stamford come visit us and try one of our featured craft beers. Ommegang Nirvana is particularly tasty and Slumbrew Porter Square Porter has amazing chocolate and coffee notes. See you soon!
  • SUKKOT FOR SALE Yehuda Walk is in America to sell Sukkot for Sukkah Depot the largest Sukkah kit distributor in the world (check them out: He will be selling sukkot in Teaneck, but will sell here in Stamford at Agudath Sholom on Wednesday September 9 from 4 PM to 10 PM . You can buy then or order from him in advance and pick it up then. Yehudah will have Schach and the extensions for enlarging existing sukkot. He can be contacted at: and (203)918-1977 or leave a message for him at CAS (203-358-2200). Buy sukkot in Stamford and get Sukkah Depot's Early Bird Special or a free roll of schach. 5% will be donated to Agudath Sholom, and you're supporting Rabbi Walk's son, for which he blesses you. These are the easiest and sturdiest sukkot kits in the world.
  • L'CHAYIM! The community is invited to visit the Jewish High School of Connecticut, on Tuesday, September 8th at 9 a.m. Please join us for a L'chayim to welcome of our new Head of School, Rabbi Elisha Paul. Celebrate the start of a new academic year and the first anniversary in our home at 1937 West Main Street! Take a quick tour of our unique digs! For further information and RSVP contact Sarah at or call 203 357 0850. Refreshments will be served.
  • THE JCC MACCABI GAMES AND ARTSFEST ARE COMING TO STAMFORD IN AUGUST 2016! There are countless ways to get involved in this exciting venture: Be an athlete . . . Be a coach . . . Be a host family to visiting athletes . . . Be a volunteer . . .Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th at the Stamford JCC as we KICK OFF the countdown to JCC Maccabi. For more information, call Rachel Rothman, Director, JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest at (203) 487-0949 or email
  • RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS LECTURE - SEPTEMBER 9 Yeshiva University And The Young Israel Of Scarsdale Proudly Present A Community Lecture With Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks The Kressel And Ephrat Family University Professor Of Jewish Thought At Yeshiva University, Wednesday, September 9 | 8 P.M. Young Israel Of Scarsdale, 1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale
  • 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
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CT OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, November 1st from 1:30-4:00 pm at 1937 West Main Street, Stamford, CT. To RSVP or for additional information: please e-mail Sarah Rich ( or call 203-357-0850.
  • JFS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING AND COUNSELING presents Abby Kohut, a dynamic speaker about topics concerning job search and employment on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:00 am at the Stamford office: 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The title of her talk will be "How to Impress: Before, During & After You Get in the Door." There is no cost to attend. To register for the talk, please contact Jodi Maxner at 203-921-4161 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 facilitated by a professional in this field. For more details, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services at 203-921-4161 or
  • JFS NEW BEGINNINGS, Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Stamford Join a supportive forum for adults in various stages of divorce. All are welcome to attend in the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St., 6th Floor. The fee is $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. Registration required. To register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK- Thursdays, 11 :00 am Free In cooperation with JCC Seniors program. Looking to meet new people or deepen existing friendships 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, and savoring our cherished memories, to embracing life-changing circumstances. Led by a Jewish Family Service clinical facilitator, Gaby Jacobson, 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 BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM Working with clients experiencing early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the client's home. Each volunteer will work with an aide or family member present. For more information about the program or to participate, please contact Matt Greenberg at 203-921-4161 or
  • JFS COLLEGE AHEAD! -Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm Co-sponsored by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, College Ahead! will feature a panel of prominent college admissions deans exploring the essential issues all high school students and their parents need to know as they begin the process. Moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, the program will take place at no cost at Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. For more information, contact, Claire D. Friedlander at or call 203-921-4161.
  • JFS FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS-Series of three, Tuesdays, September 22, October 20 and November 17th at 11:00 am In conjunction with LifeBridge Community Services of Bridgeport, JFS will host a no cost, three-part series of educational workshops at the Westport office: 432 Post Road East, Suite 11.The topics to be covered will be: September 22- Money Management/Budgeting, October 20-Credit Workshop and November 17-Preventing Identity Theft. Programs will offer financial knowledge and skills to build a new relationship with money. To register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:00 am Support group, beginning August 26th, for the unemployed at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The group will 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 Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email 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
  • Etta bat Velvel Rachel
  • Gedalia ben Malka
  • 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
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shimon ben Geeta
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Shmuel ben Sarah
  • 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
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Ze'ev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Welcome to all of our new leaders in groups - Yehuda and Martha Meyers who will be running our teen program and Nocham Tal who will be running our Bnai Mitzvah Club program, Talia Shapiro who will be assisting in Mini Minyan and Jennifer Steinmetz who will be assisting in Jr. Congregation.

Thank you to Rebecca Sigman and kids for decorating our Youth Bulletin Board!

This weekend....

SUNDAY - WELCOME BACK SUMMER FUN AND BBQ- support our youth department and join us for the famous and fabulous video game bus, archery tag and dodge ball for kids along with a delicious BBQ - sign up at

Join us for a new year of Mishna and Hot Cocoa at 10:15 each Shabbat morning with Rabbi Jeiger in the Simcha Room after Hashkama Kiddush. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a week's learning.

If you have a teen child, please encourage them to join our Teen Minyan (grades 7-12) and please support our Kiddush fund at

Shabbat Morning Group Schedule and Leaders:

Tot Shabbat (ages birth-4) will meet in the youth classroom at 10:30 with Morahs Irene, Danielle and Simone!

Mini Minyan (ages 4-grade 1) will meet in the youth classroom at 10:30 with Morahs Debbie, Rebecca (Rivka) and we welcome Morah Talia!

Jr. Cong. (grades 2-4) will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Rabbi Jeiger, Nicole Wohlberg and we welcome Jennifer Steinmetz!

B'nai Mitzvah Club (grades 5-6) will welcome and meet with Nocham Tal by the elevator at 10:30. Regular attendees of the BMC will be invited out at least twice during the year for fun nights out at Soosh and 613!

Teen Minyan (grades 7-12) now meets every Shabbat at 9:30 unless there is a Simcha in which case we will all sit together in the Main Sanctuary. If you would like to layn or sponsor Kiddush please let our Gabbaim (Danny Alexander and Jacob Cohen) know asap! We are excited to welcome our new Teen Directors - Yehuda and Martha Meyers!

Coming Soon-A Jam Packed Sept. - Oct.:

Sunday, August 3st 4-6 pm - Welcome Back - Summer Fun and BBQ Event

Video Arcade/ Archery Tag/ Dodge Ball and BBQ!
Kick off a new year awesome year with the CASYD! Play endless arcades in the video game bus, get a group for a personal Archery Tag or Dodge Ball game and end it all off with a delicious BBQ... How can you miss this one? Please register online for all of our programs.

Shabbat, Sept 11-12 - TEEN Opening Events & NCSY Roadshow

Join us for our first Teen & Stamford NCSY weekend of the new school year - with our new Teen Directors, Yehuda and Martha Meyers we will have a fun filled Shabbat with a HS only Friday night Dinner, Teen Minyan and a Shabbat 7th-8th grade luncheon and much more - info to follow shortly.

Monday & Tuesday, Sept 14-15 - Rosh Hashana Groups and Light Lunch 10:30-1:30

Join our amazing leaders for two very full mornings of exciting and engaging programs while your parents are able to pray in shul. We will even feed your children a light lunch so that you can focus on where you want to be. Groups will be running for Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Congregation.

Tuesday night, Sept. 22- Yom Kippur Night Groups
Wednesday Sept. 23 - Yom Kippur Groups and Light lunch 10:30-1:30

Evening groups begin right after Kol Nedrei and go on for one hour. Daytime groups follow the Rosh Hashana schedule above. Join our amazing leaders for a very full morning of exciting and engaging programs while your parents are able to pray in shul. We will even feed your children a light lunch so that you can focus on where you want to be. Groups will be running for Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Congregation.

Sunday, Sept. 27 9:30-11:00 Sukkah Decorating and Breakfast in Shul Sukkah
Have some fun and do a Mitzvah too! Join the new BCDS Israeli Girls for a morning of fun and chessed where we will decorate the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County all the time enjoying a delicious breakfast and treats!

Monday & Tuesday, Sept 28-29 and Monday & Tuesday, Oct 5-6 Sukkot Groups

Our all star groups continue throughout the holidays and will always keep your children engaged and motivated to come to shul! Holiday groups have a special emphasis on the special holiday prayers and experiences that our kids all love. Groups run for all ages. There is no Teen Minyanim on Sukkot.

Shabbat, Oct 3 - Sukkah Hop

Hop along with us as we study Torah, tell stories and have a snack in our friend's Sukkot- celebrating the holidays with friends is what its all about! Hops are organized for children of all ages. Please let us know if you would like to be on the route this year.

Monday, Oct 5 - Simchat Torah Programs

Afternoon programs for our little ones include dancing with the Torah, visiting the Main Sanctuary Ark, kissing all of the Torahs, reading and looking inside a Torah and lots of songs and a light dinner.

The older children are invited for special Youth Hakafot during the evening hours and will also join the adult dancing for 2 special Youth Hakafot.

All children in attendance to either program get a special goody bag to enjoy during the festivities.

Sunday, Oct 18, 10:00-11:00 - Parshat Noach - Critter Caravan
Join us for a morning critter hands-on experience with the one and only Tori from Critter Caravan! Learn about and play with small friendly animals of all types in honor of Parshat Noach.

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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