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Friday, March 4, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Shabbat Shekalim
March 5, 2016
25 Adar I 5776
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Candles5:31 PM
Mincha5:36 PM
Shacharit8:45 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:14 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:11 AM
Mishnah & Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Daf Yomi4:40 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Maariv6:27 PM
Shabbat Ends6:32 PM
Shabbat Shalom
CAS Annual Dinner - April 10
Our dinner invitations are in the mail. We are blessed with outstanding honorees and I urge everyone to support our most important fundraiser of the year. Sign up and make your dinner and ad reservations for what promises to be a fantastic event. Please return your invitation (it contains the Hebrew name of G-d) along with your response card to the office when you confirm you will be there to celebrate with our honorees.
G-d for President
Last year, our community was blessed to host Rabbi Joseph Telushkin as the Scholar in Residence of Shabbat Across Stamford. G-d willing, this year's event will be just as meaningful and inspiring. We are blessed to live in a community where we can come together across synagogue borders to celebrate Shabbat together. I am proud of the unity in our community and may we go from strength to strength!
I am reminded of the relevancy of Rabbi Telushkin's sermon on the power of words. He focused on the Lubavitcher Rebbe's embodiment of positive speech, a message more current than ever. We are witnessing rhetoric on the presidential campaign trail descending into the gutter. In truth, the smaller the person, the more negative the tone and demeanor. As citizens, no matter the policy, if the messenger espouses hate, it must not be tolerated. Is our country better than this? I believe it is, and will be, but it is a wake up call to elevating the nature of our conversations and culture. The demeaning in debates is a reflection of our own society's incivility and disrespect.
What was the Rebbe's approach? Choose to always communicate positively. The Rebbe would not call the IDF wounded, the army handicapped but call them mezuyanim, exceptional veterans, reflecting on their service. He would not call a hospital a Beit Cholim, house of the sick, but Beit Refuah, a house of healing. As King Solomon reflected, life and death are the hands of the tongue.
G-d willing, our leaders will rise above the temptations to malign and demonize. It is pitiful and a disgrace. We must demand more. Every candidate, every human being must strive to be G-d like. We must model better behavior ourselves. There is no excuse for negative speech. The mark of our humanity and our distinction from animals is G-d's gift of speech to us. Let us use it wisely. Elevate every word. In emulation of G-d, let all of our words bring light to the world.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Service Notes
  • We will have one minyan this Shabbat at 8:45 AM in the main sanctuary in honor of Shabbat Across America.
  • Father/son minyan is ON - Sunday at 9:15am. Dads and Donuts!
  • The 7 am Shabbat minyan will begin next week. Speak to Hecky Attar for more information.
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 Drs. Ilya and Lisa Loefller Kaplan and their children Isabel and Ian.
Join us
  • this Sunday morning for Parent Child Learning at 9:45 AM on Purim.
  • Join us next Shabbat for the Friends of the IDF Shabbaton at CAS. Israeli soldiers will speak after musaf, visit the youth groups, host a question and answer session post kiddush and speak at Seudah shlishit.
Thank you to 613 Restaurant for sponsoring the refreshments at our first Beit Midrash program in memory of Rabbi Ehrenkranz. Warm welcome to Stamford native Daniel Weiss as he assumes the position of manager at 613. Wishing him much success!
Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Question of the Week - Warming Food on Shabbat
  • Question: What is the benefit of a "Shabbat Mode" oven? I heard the term "Shabbat compliant". Is that the same?
  • Answer: Shabbat Mode is a feature in many home cooking appliances. Of note, this mode is intended to allow the appliance to be used on Yom Tov but not Shabbat. Star K designed Shabbat mode to address Yom Tov concerns - not to permit placing solid pre-cooked food into a warm oven on Shabbat.

    Here is the history and relevant application as noted on the Star K website: In 1997, Whirlpool Corporation approached the Star-K kosher certification agency to create a technology that would allow Shabbat observers to use their appliances. Whirlpool developed and patented the technology in 1998. Star-K certification certifies Shabbat mode and Shabbat compliant appliances.

    Shabbat mode includes models that have unique features which insure the ovens will not shut off after twelve hours of continuous operation. In many cases, this mode will prevent the oven light from going on/off as the door is opened/closed. In some models, however, the bulb must be unscrewed or the light left on for the entire period. Under Shabbat Mode, no lights, digits, solenoids, fans, icons, tones or displays will be activated/modified in the normal operation. For these Shabbat Mode models, the set temperature can be raised or lowered on Yom Tov (but not on Shabbos) for cooking purposes at any time, because there is a built-in delay between the request for temperature change and its actual implementation. We will address Shabbat compliant warming methods next week.
Shabbat Table Conversation - Vayakhel The vision and construction of the Tabernacle signify the importance of seeing the big picture amidst the details of a project. Have you every engaged in a seemingly minor endeavor that you thought possessed national significance? Have the frustrating details of a project ever prevent you from competing it? How can you stay motivated?
Kosher Alerts
  • Dannon Strawberry and Strawberry Banana Flavors Nonfat Yogurt- The Orthodox Union does not certify Dannon Strawberry Flavor Nonfat Yogurt and Strawberry Banana Flavor Nonfat Yogurt. A small quantity of these products were labeled with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.
  • Brad's Organic Fruit Spreads - The Orthodox Union does not certify any Brad's Organic Fruit Spreads or Jams. Some jars were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Seudat ShlishitRabbi David Walk: Fundraising: Super PACs or Lunch Money
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReadersEthan Green , Burt Rubin
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:38 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30/9:15 AM, Monday-Wednesday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday-Friday: 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 5:40 PM
ThursdayRosh Chodesh Adar II
FridayRosh Chodesh Adar II
  • to Eric Jankelovits on the passing of his mother, Erna
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Judith & Bob Amster on the birth of a granddaughter
  • to Flower Goldenberg and Aaron Goldenberg on Rebecca's honor at the Manhattan Jewish experience Annual Gala
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
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!
Want to Read Megilla at the Women's Tefilla Group (Wed. evening/23)
But don't know how? Follow this link to access recordings.
Contact Ziona or Ronnie to sign up and for support.
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!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary Kiddushby Ilyse and Dean Schuckman in commemoration of Dean's mother, Belle Schuckman's yahrzeit; Barbara and Norm Ostroff in memory of Samuel Ostroff and Albert Pollack; Elise Sosnow Cohen and Steven Cohen and Family in memory of Elise's father, William Sosnow; and Dessert sponsored by Helene Zimmerman and Leo Garfinkel in celebration of the renewal of Rabbi Cohen's contract
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
20% off one item. (One coupon per family)
We need volunteers to work in the shop! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460
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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
CAS Spring Beit Midrash Program March 3-17
Thursday, March 10 - 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.
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 Wagshul 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.
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!
Benjamin Anthony
Saturday, March 26
Benjamin Anthony
Sgt Anthony will deliver the sermon on Shabbat morning on the topic:
From the front lines of combat to the campus battles of North America - A Journey
and host a question and answer session at 12:30 PM following kiddush.
Sgt. Anthony's presentation focuses on the challenges that he has experienced in the field as a combat soldier and witnessed first hand. He then compares and contrasts the military challenges to the diplomatic challenges which Israel faces, particularly on the college campuses of the US.
We are grateful to Len and Susan Mark for sponsoring this event in memory of Gloria Mark Spivak
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
  • 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 Altmann titled "Zachor - Remember." Everyone is invited!
  • JOIN US SHABBAT, MARCH 26 - SGT BENJAMIN ANTHONY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF OUR SOLDIERS SPEAK Sgt Anthony will deliver the sermon on Shabbat morning on the topic: "From the front lines of combat to the campus battles of North America - A Journey". and host a question and answer session at 12:30 PM following kiddush. Sgt. Anthony's presentation focuses on the challenges that he has experienced in the field as a combat soldier and witnessed first hand. He then compares and contrasts the military challenges to the diplomatic challenges which Israel faces, particularly on the college campuses of the US. Benjamin draws on his experience speaking at close to 300 university campuses across several continents in order to distill down some of the greatest challenges that Israel may face if they do not succeed in winning the battle of public opinion. We are grateful to Len and Susan Mark for sponsoring this event in memory of Gloria Mark Spivak
  • CAS MEN'S CLUB PASSOVER AND MITZVAH FAIR Sunday, March 27 10am to 2pm. We will feature: speakers on Israeli Wines, sampling and tasting of wine from the unique to the regular and Tefillin and Mezuzah Checking. Are you up for something special ? Buy a ticket at the door for a raffle for the blue fringe or Techelet for your talis. Don't want to take a chance - bring your talis and have one of our own tie you up! Bake a piece of your own Shmura. Be there and make your own round or square! Come see what's hot in new seder plates, judaica or Haggadot.
  • 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
  • CAS YOUNG COUPLES MARCH MADNESS AT 613, SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH AT 5:30 PM The CAS Young Couples Committee is excited to announce its upcoming event at 613, where we will meet to eat, socialize and watch March Madness basketball. The event starts early so if you would like to bring families and children, all are welcome. 613 will provide food and drink specials! 613 does need to know how many people to expect, so please RSVP by March 20 to Laura Tobin at so that we can reserve enough tables. Hope to see you at this fun event!
  • 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 March 6
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: Who was Esther? - - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Taanit - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • NAVARATNA MARCH SPECIAL CAS Members receive $5 off for any order $50 or above at Navaratna in the month of March.
  • 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.
  • WOMEN'S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES (WIJS) is a program with the mission of introducing outstanding women Jewish studies scholars to the Westchester community. Now in its second year, this well attended program features speakers from both the United States and Israel through a series of lectures held throughout the year at Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. All lectures are free of charge and open to both women and men. Please SAVE THE DATE of Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 7:45pm for a presentation by Sandra E. Rapoport, Esq. on the topic "Ish Mitzri Becomes Ish ha-Elokim: Understanding the Relationship Between Moses and Yitro." Sandra, an attorney and Torah scholar, is an award winning author of three books on Tanach (Bible). She teaches Tanach at Drisha Institute and the Manhattan JCC. Sandra's specialty is retelling the Bible's stories through the lens of its characters, bringing the familiar and also the less-well known figures and stories to vivid life through an examination of Torah text and Midrash. Sandra is a Resident Scholar at Harvard University, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women. We extend a warm welcome to the Westchester (and beyond) communities to join in this venture of advancing Jewish scholarship in our area. Future WIJS programs are scheduled for April 5 and May 24, 2016. Please visit for the complete schedule. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information or to be added to our mailing list, please email
  • 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.
  • 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
  • JFS COLLEGE AHEAD, TUESDAY, MAR. 22ND AT 7:30 PM Co-sponsored by the Stamford JCC, featuring college admissions officers from Barnard College, Elon University and University of Delaware as a panel 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 the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. For more information, contact, Claire D. Friedlander at or call 203-921-4161.
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS-WEDNESDAYS AT 3:00 PM Support group 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 Nadja Streiter at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • JFS NEW BEGINNINGS, MONDAYS, 7:00-8:00 PM Support group for separated or divorced at Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. To register, contact Nadja Streiter at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • LET'S TALK- THURSDAYS, 11 :00 AM Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203-487-0983 or
  • JFS BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM Working with clients experiencing early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the client's home. Contact Matt Greenberg at 203-921-4161 or
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS, JFS will be providing information and eligibility assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly food stamps). Beginning February 10th at 2:30 pm in theStamford office (733 Summer Street,6th Floor), SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS, JFS will be providing information and eligibility assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly food stamps). Beginning February 9th at 11:00 am in theWestpoprt office (431 Post Road East), SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 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
  • Tzeeva Mina bat Ita Michlah
  • 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....
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 Simcha Roomat 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 meet this week at 9:30 in the Chapel followed by a delicious hot kiddush!
Coming Soon 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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