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Friday, February 26, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Ki Tisa
February 27, 2016
18 Adar I 5776
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Candles5:23 PM
Mincha5:28 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:20 AM
Mishnah & Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:16 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law3:30 PM
Meet & Greet Rabbi Harris4:45 PM
Daf Yomi5:00 PM
Mincha5:20 PM
Maariv6:19 PM
Shabbat Ends6:24 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Climbing the Mountain a Second Time: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz
This coming week marks the second Yaarzeit of our beloved Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz. Our shul is eternally grateful for his leadership of over a half century. When reflecting on his legacy, I think about one of the most important messages in the Torah portion of Ki Tisa, the meaning of Moshe's second ascent on Mt. Sinai.
It is more inspiring than the first. When he climbed the first time to receive the Torah he was filled with spiritual euphoria and optimism. The second ascent required tenacity, persistence and hope. Moshe discovered and we are awakened to our capacity not to give up nor despair but dig deep to climb the mountains of our lives a second time.
Rabbi Joe never stopped climbing the mountain. Here are some words I shared at his funeral.
"He possessed an infectious love of life and a positive joyous spirit. Every day he desired to accomplish more, to learn more, to help more, and to grow. His soul was not at peace if he could not be expanding the reach of his soul in the world. When God placed the soul of Rabbi Joe, Yosef Yehuda in his body 87 years ago, he gave him a special and holy mission. Arriving in Stamford as a young rabbi in his mid twenties with a dream, he transformed our reality.
He taught us, he loved us, he laughed with us, he cried with us, he listened to us, he danced with us and he dreamed with us. He intuitively understood that life has purpose. He reminded us that each one of us graces this world with the responsibility to be kind, be ethical, live life fully and leave hundreds of imprints every day."
Do we aspire or retire? Do we wait for external inspiration or do we discover the passion within? Rabbi Joe's spirit grows and remains eternal because he lived his life seeking to make it a masterpiece every day. May his memory be for a blessing.
On the occasion of his yaarzeit, we will be launching our second Beit Midrash program of the year on three Thursday evenings March 3, 10 and 17th from 9 PM - 10 PM at the shul. We will start with a brief tribute to his memory at the first session. Small learning groups will be led by Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi David Walk, Mark Wagschul and Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn on topics of prayer, Purim, Torah and ethics. Maariv will follow the program at 10 PM. Of course, single malt scotch and cholent will be served.
We are excited to announce the start of a 7 AM Shabbat minyan at CAS beginning March 12. This minyan was requested by our members and will be held in addition to our 8 AM and 9 AM services.
We welcome Rabbi Mordechai Harris and his wife Nisa who will join us this Shabbat and look forward to a wonderful Shabbat together.
Wishing you and your families Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Dear Member:

I am pleased to let you know that Rabbi Daniel Cohen's contract has been extended by 5 years, thru August, 2021.

Your Board of Directors approved this extension at a recent meeting and the Rabbi has agreed to the extension.

We look forward to Rabbi Cohen's continued leadership and dedication to CAS in many areas, especially as we work to renew and improve our synagogue building.

Stuart Waldstreicher, President
Welcome Rabbi Mordechai Harris, Assistant Rabbi Candidate
  • This Shabbat we will host Rabbi Mordechai Harris, candidate for our Assistant Rabbi. Rabbi Harris will speak Friday night, around 5:30 pm between Mincha and Ma'ariv, and at both services Saturday morning. We will host a community-wide "meet and greet" tea at CAS on Saturday afternoon at 4:45 pm. Rabbi Harris will give a class at Seudat Shlishit, around 5:30 pm. We will send out a brief survey Saturday night requesting your feedback about Rabbi Harris as a candidate for our Assistant Rabbi. Please respond promptly.
  • Rabbi Mordechai Harris's work in informal and experiential Jewish education has spanned fifteen years while traversing ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Prior to receiving Smicha he held positions as the Youth Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, the Associate Regional Director for Upstate New York NCSY, JLIC Educator on the campus of SUNY Albany, and as the Site Director for Keshet's special needs integration program at Camp Moshava, Wildrose. Upon receiving Smicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Rabbi Harris assumed the role of Teen Rabbi and Outreach Director at Baron Hirsch Congregation in Memphis, Tennessee while also serving on the Judaic Studies faculty for the local community day school.
Service Notes
  • Teen Minyan will NOT meet this week due to the NCSY Regional Shabbaton!
  • the 3:30 Code of Jewish Law class will be held at Ari Lieberman's house. Topic: Laws of Tvilat Keylim
  • Reminder next week we will have one minyan at 8:45 AM in the main sanctuary in honor of Shabbat Across America.
Thank you to Panoply chairs: Stephanie Friedman, Emily Wirgin, Alice Janush, Miriam Sperber for their hard work and dedication!
Remember to Sign up for Shabbat Across Stamford I encourage everyone to sign up for Shabbat Across Stamford and join for what promises, God willing, to be another unforgettable and moving experience. To learn more and register, visit and check out Rabbi Buchwald's "Vote Shabbat Party" video at
Standing with Israel
  • Prayers: After every morning and evening service, we recite Psalm 130 followed by the prayer Acheinu, in solidarity with our family in Israel and with a prayer for God to transform our sadness into joy. I encourage you to join us daily or recite these prayers at home.
  • Stay engaged in the news: Here are some suggested sites to keep you informed. The Times of Israel, Israel National News, Israel Hayom, and Israel AM.
  • Join our AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation Join the CAS AIPAC Delegation in March, 2016 Info: Rabbi Cohen, Veronica and Erwin Reich (, or Maria and Glenn Reicin (, or visit Am Yisrael Chai!
Israel Advocacy Israel Advocacy LIPS - Love Israel Products Society - The BDS movement grows globally and we must do our best locally to mobilize and join efforts around the world to oppose the boycott and foster greater support of Israeli products. If you would like to be part of the steering team, contact chair, Lola Halpern ( or Rabbi Cohen ( ). One of the first initiatives is "Israeli Product of the Week". This weeks highlights are Buki coloring books can be purchased on Amazon. This particular book is currently sold for $5.25. Only 15 are left in stock!
  • new member Fernando Tapia.
  • Liatt & David Lasher and their daughter Emma who moved into our community this week.
Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Question of the Week - Warming Food on Shabbat
  • Question: There has been much discussion regarding warming drawers per your note in last week's bulletin. The question came up as to how a warming drawer differs from the use of an oven that is set under 200 degrees. Most warming drawers vary in temperature up to 225 degrees per the Sears website. Can you please let me know how this differs from leaving your oven temperature under 200 degrees for the same use?
  • Answer: There is a distinction in halacha between an item designed for warming only and one which is primarily an item used for baking but now on a warming temperature. The halacha states that an item primarily used for baking, such as an oven, creates the issue of michzi kemevashel - the appearance of cooking - when a person puts in food on Shabbat. Also, the concept of a Shabbat mode creates confusion in this regard. People assume that this mode allows a person to put cold solid pre-cooked food in on Shabbat, but it does not. There may be al mi lesimoch in certain cases where the food is left in at onset of Shabbat and then put back in Shabbat morning (an extended chazara) but this is not accepted by most authorities. I will discuss the concept of a Shabbat mode oven next week.
Shabbat Table Conversation - Ki Tisa Rav Kook wrote that "hate stems from an overabundance of self love." Do you agree> What prevents people from focusing on the sparks of goodness in others/ Do you know anyone who always seeks to find something positive in others?
Mazal Tov to our Rosalie Aberman AIPAC Teen Fellows who will be joining the CAS Delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference in March. We will recognize them this Shabbat morning.
We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman, Sandra and Michael Kamen, Beverly and David Stein and an anonymous donor.
Mazal Tov to our Teen Fellows!
Aviva Attar
Alexandra Bergman
Elisheva Cohen
Jacob Cohen
Tamar Cohen
Simone Finkelstein
Judy Fogel
Josh Gordon
Nathan Haron
Steph Hausman
Matt Jelen
Samara Karow
Eliana Koehler
Gabriella Lieberman
Max Maron
Emma Listokin
Sam Meyers
Simone Nachman
Jessica Schwartz
Sarah Smart
Jennifer Steinmetz
Kosher Alert Wonka - Grape Flavor Laffy Taffy . The Orthodox Union certifies Laffy Taffy produced in the USA. Some packaging on the smaller pieces (size 3 x 7/8 x 1/4) is inadvertently missing the OU symbol. They are still certified kosher even without bearing the OU symbol. Packaging is being corrected.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonRabbi Mordechai Harris
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Mordechai Harris
Torah ReaderHyman Schaffer
ShiurRabbi Eitan Gavson (Guest of Rabbi Paul & JHSC)
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:31 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: 5:35 PM
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
Purim at Agudath Sholom - The Place to Be!
Looking for Haman Pics!
We are looking for pictures of Haman drawn by our kids. The best drawings will be shown during the reading of Megillat Esther in the main sanctuary here at CAS, Wednesday night, March 23. Pictures can be dropped off in the CAS office, sent to Rabbi Walk by email: or left in Rabbi Walk's office @ BCDS.
Thanks so much for adding to our Purim FUN!
We are planning a spectacular holiday celebration!
  • Following Megilla reading on Wednesday night, March 23rd, join us for pizza, refreshments, a bounce castle, basketball games, cotton candy and much more!
  • On Thursday, join us for our visit to Atria at 2 PM to share the spirit of the festival
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
End the day with a bang at our Tie Dye Purim Seudah filled with delicious food, juggling, face painting, music, a costume parade and more! click here to sign up!
CAS is the place to be this Purim!
  • to Nat Samberg on the passing of his brother, Rabbi Yoseph Yitzchak Samberg
  • to the family of Captain Eliyav Gelman in Gush Etzion, Israel.
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 PackagesGloria Green, in memory of her beloved mother, Tamara Miriam Chassen bat Moshe Chaim ha Kohen, on her 16th yahrzeit, Sam and Flossy Fischel, in honor of Leah Fischel's new position, and the the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushToby Schaffer and Hyman Schaffer in honor of family birthdays and anniversaries
Sanctuary KiddushDr. and Mrs. Neil Raff in gratitude for Hashem keeping us in strength
Sponsor A Kiddush
Shabbat date Sanctuary Kiddush Chapel Kiddush
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus.
Click here to email Matt and he will contact you or see Irwin to arrange a Chapel Kiddush.
CAS Annual Dinner
click here to sign up for the dinner
CAS Annual Festive Dinner
April 10, 5pm
CAS Executive Committee and Board of Directors are thrilled to announce this year's dinner honorees:
Karen & Ira Berk, Guests of Honor
Shira & Mitchell Zucker, Community Service Award
Jessie & David Brand, Young Leadership Award
Dovi Zucker, Chai Award
Please join us April 10 at 5pm. click here to sign up
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We need volunteers to work in the shop! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460
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Join our AIPAC Policy Conference Delegation Join the CAS AIPAC Delegation in March, 2016 Info: Rabbi Cohen, Veronica and Erwin Reich (, or Maria and Glenn Reicin (, or visit Register at or through Jena Merl of AIPAC at Am Yisrael Chai!
CAS Spring Beit Midrash Program March 3-17
Thursday, March 3 - 9:00 PM
CAS Spring Beit Midrash Program March 3-17
Spring Series will be dedicated to the memory of our beloved Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz and begin on Thursday night, March 3rd, the date of his second yahrzeit, and continue March 10th and 17th.
We will start with a brief tribute to his memory at the first session. Small learning groups will be led by Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi David Walk, Mark Wagschul and Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn on topics of prayer, Purim, Torah and ethics. Maariv will follow the program at 10 PM. Of course, Cholent will be served.
Shabbat Across Stamford
Friday, March 4
Shabbat Across Stamford
Pray! Eat! Learn! 2nd Annual Shabbat Across Stamford
Stamford Crowne Plaza Hotel
Shabbat Across Stamford is a celebration of Jewish Community in the Greater Stamford Area, featuring guest speaker the Honorable Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service.
If you wish to volunteer in such areas as Organizing a Table, Set- Up/Clean UP/ Child Care or Shopping please contact Matt Feinberg in the office.
PCL - Parent Child Learning
Sunday, March 6 - 9:45 AM
PCL - Parent Child Learning
Parent Child Learning on the topic of Purim at CAS. No better way to spend time with your child! RSVP on our website Elementary age Kids and parents from all parts of the community are welcome to join us for fun, innovative approach to learning. Enjoy learning, great snacks, hanging out with friends and family while winning amazing raffle prizes! PCL is free and open to all our friends in the Stamford community.

Info: Rabbi Cohen at
Womens Tefillah Group
Wednesday, March 23 - 7:15 PM
Womens Tefillah Group
Please join us!
MARCH 23 - Purim Megilla Reading (evening service)
For more information, contact:
Ziona Doft or
Ronnie Sichel
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
Thursday, March 24 - 5:00 PM
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
Join your friends at the Tie-dye Purim Seuda 2016!
Delicious dairy meal followed by Ice Cream sundae bar!
Juggling, face-painting, balloons, art projects, games!
Special take home gift for each child!
Man Up Class
Sunday, March 27 - 9:15 AM
Man Up Class
Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah seventh grade boys and their fathers to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah. Final Bonus will be dinner at 613.
AJC Event with Shimon Mercer Wood
Monday, March 28 - 8:00 PM
AJC Event with Shimon Mercer Wood
AJC Westchester/Fairfield and Congregation Agudath Sholom are pleased to present Shimon Mercer Wood, the Israeli Consul in New York for Media Affairs will be speaking about current issues affecting Israel. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. This program is free and open to the public. Register for this event opens on 2/15 at For more information, contact AJC Westchester/Fairfield at (914) 948-5585 or
CAS Renewal
CAS Reconstruction and Capital Campaign
Join the campaign to Revitalize ✶ Renew ✶ Refurbish CAS
Thanks to those who have participated to date!
Make your gift now! Info:
Or contact Campaign Chairs Elissa Klapper and Harvey Kaminski
Scheinberg Lecture
Sunday, April 3 - 8:00 PM
Scheinberg Lecture
Dr. Dovid Katz: The Old Hebrew -Yiddish Conflict and Its Ongoing Legacies
Dr. Katz's involvement with Holocaust issues started with his thousands of hours of Yiddish dialectological interviews with survivors from the historic Lithuanian lands and turned to both academic research and public activism when Lithuanian prosecutors began accusing survivors of "war crimes" for having joined the anti-Nazi partisans. He coined the term "Holocaust Obfuscation" to define 21st century East European revisionism and in 2009 founded the web journal which he has edited since.
CAS Annual Dinner
Sunday, April 10 - 5:00 PM
CAS Annual Dinner
CAS Announcements
  • MEN'S CLUB MEETING The CAS men's club will meet this Sunday, Feb 28 at 9:15 am. A lite bagel breakfast will be provided. Topic: Passover/mitzvah fair.
  • FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF) SHABBATON - MARCH 11-12. Join us over Shabbat for services, kiddush and Seudat Shlishit to hear and mingle with active duty IDF officers. For more information, contact Ali Picheny at or 646-274-9645
  • MAKING A GOOD MARRIAGE GREAT: SHALOM BAYIT YOUNG COUPLES CHAVURA Led by Rabbi Daniel Cohen Strengthen Your Marriage, Build New Relationships and Join our new Chavura! First date :) is Saturday Night, March 26 at 8 PM at the home of Rachel and Sam Maryles, 28 Revonah Circle, Stamford. Events Hosts: Meredith and David Cohen, Shira and Ethan Green, Rachel and Sam Maryles and Alisa and Jeremy Weisser. If you would like to join the chavura, please reach out to one of our hosts or Rabbi Cohen at
  • JOIN US AS THE SISTERHOOD SPONSORS WOMEN'S CLUB. March 23 at 10am at CAS. The program will be an interactive lecture by Judy Alterman titled "Zachor - Remember." Everyone is invited!
  • CAS PASSOVER / MITZVAH FAIR - MARCH 27, 2016 10AM-2PM Get excited Passover is coming! Come taste the best Israeli Wines and hear a short talk on them... Thinking about getting the blue fringe for your Talit? Want to have a sofer check your mezuzahs and/or Tefillin? Look at the latest in seder plates, hagadahs and whatever you might need. We will have the oven hot for an attempt at matzoh baking.
  • CAS AND AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE EVENT On March 28th at 8:00 p.m., AJC Westchester/Fairfield and Congregation Agudath Sholom are pleased to present Shimon Mercer Wood, the Israeli Consul in New York for Media Affairs will be speaking about current issues affecting Israel. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. This program is free and open to the public. Register for this event opens on 2/15 at For more information, contact AJC Westchester/Fairfield at (914) 948-5585 or
  • ADL PRESENTATION Join us for an important presentation by guest speaker, Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director on Shabbat afternoon, March 26 during Seudat Shlishit. His topic: Anti-Semitism: Global to Local
  • SIGN UP YOUR KIDS FOR OUR YOUTH GROUPS! This is a very important security measure. It is imperative for our group leaders to know the children who participate in Shabbos groups. If Gd forbid there is an emergency, the group leaders will be able to have an attendance system to keep track of your children. We pray that we never need this, but please sign up children and help us to keep them safe. Click here to sign up your child Thank you!
  • FATHER/SON MINYAN We are now holding a Father/Son minyan on Sundays at 9:15am. Breakfast to follow. We plan to hold this minyan twice a month. Please see Simeon Wohlberg for details
  • 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 February 28
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: D'var Yom B'yomo-Timely Topics (held at BCDS) - 12:00 PM
Rabbi Walk: Laws of Tefilah - 7:30 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspective and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: The Jewish Bookshelf - - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Taanit - Masechet Megilla - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S ROTHSCHILD BUSINESS SOCIETY is holding a networking event on Monday, February 29th at 7:30pm featuring a program titled "Marketing to Consumers in the Digital Age". It will be held at Comradity, 174 Canal Street in Stamford- a creative share work space. Panelists include Ephraim Cohen of the PR firm FleishmanHillard NY, Gail Sheffler- marketing expert of the millennial age group, Peter Wolly- Digital Analysis for Consumer Reports and Liwen Yaacoby founder & CEO of Techwuli Software Solutions. Dinner and drinks will be served prior to the program. For information or to sign up call Sharon Franklin at the UJF office at 203-321-1373 x109 or visit $36 in advance and $45 at the door.
  • COMMUNITY READ & BOOK TALK Gary Shteyngart - Little Failure: A Memoir - Named one of the best books of the year! Sunday, March 6, 7pm, at The Conservative Synagogue of Westport, 30 Hillspoint Rd., Westport
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE EVENING OF APPRECIATION - Honoring our Teen Volunteers and presenting the Chesed Award to Fred Springer. Thursday, March 17. 7 PM Sweet & Savories, 8 PM Program. Share an Evening of Appreciation with the Friendship Circle - Help us honor our outstanding volunteers for their dedication and care. These volunteers brighten the lives of children and adults with special needs and their families through friendship, commitment, and love. Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel, Stamford, CT. Click here to register.
  • THE AMERICAN VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND THE 50TH ANNUAL MICKEY MARCUS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY . Sunday, April 27, 2016. Please join us in a special program commemorating Colonel David 'Mickey' Marcus among the U.S. and Canadian volunteers who gave their lives in Israel's war of independence (1947-1949). Coffee collation at 10:00 a.m, followed by the chapel service at 11:00 a.m. The graveside service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
  • THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT'S 5TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA , honoring Mimi Cohen and Keter Shem Tov recipient Maureen Dewan, on Sunday, May 8th at 5:00 pm at Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT. For more information, please visit: or call 203-357-0850.
  • 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.
  • YOUNG ISRAEL AND UJF PRESENTATION THE JEWISH RENAISSANCE: LOOKING BACK TEN YEARS LATER With BARRY SHRAGE, President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston . Sunday Evening, February 28 at 7 pm Young Israel
  • JFS WORKSHOP - THE RACE TO COLLEGE - Mondays, December 7th, January 25th and February 29th at 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. Free and open to the community. Contact Claire Friedlander at or 203-921-4161
  • PRE-SALE COMMUNITY TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL MONDAY FOR AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH MATISYAHU, Presented by the Amy Lipton z'l Israel Action Fund. Sunday, April 17th at 4:30 pm at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave in Greenwich. General Admission: $36/adult, $18/guests under 21. Preferred Seating: $100/person, limited availability. To purchase tickets, go to and use Promo Code "TSfriend".
  • THE BCDS ISRAEL FAMILY TRIP will leave on Sunday, May 15 for a ten day tour to Israel. You do not need to have a child at Bi-Cultural to join the trip. Thee is always something new to see in Israel, and this year's trip is no exception. In fact, this trip is for both those who have been to Israel as well as for those who have never been. Please contact Bob Abrams at Bi-Cultural Day School for more information., or 203-329-2186. Ext. 1311.
  • BCDS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR PRESCHOOL AGE CHILDREN Free and Open to the Public. Mark your calendar for these Tuesdays from 1:30pm-2:15pm at October 13th and 27th, November 10th, December 1st and 15th, January 5th and 19th, February 2nd and 23rd, March 8th and 22nd, April 5th, May 3rd and 17th, June 7th. For more information , please contact: Joanne Karow at or (203)329-2186
  • JCC MACCABI GAMES AND ARTSFEST, AUGUST 7TH-12TH. Host Families Needed! Feel the thrill of JCC Maccabi by offering athletes or artists a "home away from home" this summer. Host families experience JCC Maccabi on a personal level, connecting with their friends and neighbors, and building a bond with their visitors that extends well beyond the end of the event. Visit for complete details and to register! For more information, contact Rachel Rothman, Director, JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest at 203.487.0949 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon Leb Halevi ben Ora Chana
  • Benyamin ben Rachel
  • Chana bat Sarah
  • Chana bat Tzvia
  • Faige bat Leah
  • Harav Chaim Yehoshua ben Chana Fruma
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rachel Leora bat Esther Malka
  • Rachel bat Bayla
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Sara Batya bat Yehisheva Meira
  • Sarah bat Nira
  • Yaakov ben Gitta Etta Halevi
  • Yehuda Aryeh Leib ben Yospa
  • Yitzchak ben Rivka
  • Yizchak Osher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Yonah bat Esther
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Important Note about our Speedy Recovery List
We wish everyone on our list a full and speedy recovery. To keep our list up to date, we will refresh the names on the list every two months. Names which have been on our list longer than two months will not remain unless you add them again. If you have a name on our list and the person still needs our prayers, please submit them again. Just click the button below.
CAS Youth
This weekend....
· NCSY Winter Regional - have a great time to the over 25 teens that are going
· Breakfast with leaders for BMC - 10 am
· PANOPLY Saturday night 8 pm
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 Morah Debbie and Morah Talia!
Jr. Cong. (grades 2-4) will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Rabbi Jeiger and Nicole Wohlberg!
B'nai Mitzvah Club (grades 5-6) will meet with Chaim Helman by the elevator at 10:00 for breakfast. Regular attendees of the BMC will get attendance cards and be invited for a fun WINGS NIGHT OUT at 613!
Teen Minyan (grades 7-12) will NOT meet this week due to the NCSY Regional Shabbaton!
Coming Soon February- March:
· Friday night oneg - want to host? Let us know.
· March 18-19(local High School Shabbaton in Stamford- Friday night dinner, Oneg, and Motzai Shabbat activity)
· So much more stay tuned J
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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