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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
March 12, 2016
2 Adar II 5776
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Candles5:38 PM
Mincha5:43 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:07 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:06 AM
Mishnah & Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Daf Yomi4:50 PM
Mincha5:35 PM
Maariv6:35 PM
Shabbat Ends6:40 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Profiles in Courage
From where does courage emerge? In a moment of crisis, why do some choose to stand idly by while others take risks to help another person? This week, under unfortunate circumstances, we witnessed two people who acted with courage and bravery.
Two Israelis fought back at attackers involved in a rash of Palestinian assaults on March 8th. Yishai Montgomery, 26, was dubbed "guitar hero" in the Israeli press after it emerged he smashed his acoustic guitar over the head of a knife-wielding assailant who killed American tourist, Taylor Force, and wounded 12 victims in Jaffa.
Montgomery said he had been playing his guitar near a beach in southern Tel Aviv when he heard commotion from a nearby road.
Yonatan Azarihab, a man in his 40s, pulled a knife out of his neck after being repeatedly wounded in a separate attack and turned the weapon on his attacker. We wish Yonatan a full and speedy recovery.
In the split second when hearing cries or in Yonatan's case, when himself wounded, what spurs action? They are both profiles in courage. Would we do the same?
Rabbi Nisan Alpert explained that a person will act bravely under fire only if he/she makes altruistic choices on a daily basis. In a moment of crisis, a person acts instinctively based on the fiber and fabric of his/her personality and values. The small decisions - whether to stand idly by or advocate, to take or give - prepare us for the moments under pressure when are called upon to act with the ultimate courage.
Do we make decisions based on principle or pressure, conviction or convenience?
G-d willing, we will never be confronted with the choice of Yishai or Yonatan. However, our world needs more people of spiritual strength. G-d willing, each of us will do our utmost to engage and elevate, act with conviction and courage for the sake of our country, Israel and our people.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Yasher Koach to Anat Chavkin and Rhonda Schaffer-Maron for organizing our first ever CAS Friends of the IDF Shabbaton and to Josh and Stephanie Bilenker, Glenn and Maria Reicin, Jeff Maron and Rhonda Schaffer-Maron, Farren and Hillary Isaacs, and Marc and Anat Chavkin for hosting soldiers. Warm welcome to the IDF soldiers joining us this Shabbat. They will speak after musaf, during youth groups, seudah shlishit, and host a question and answer session after Sanctuary Kiddush.
Service Notes
  • The 7 am Shabbat minyan begins this week. Speak to Hecky Attar for more information.
  • Code of Jewish Law will take place at Ari Lieberman's house at 4:35 pm.
Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Question of the Week - Children at Megillah Reading
  • Question - Is there an obligation to bring children to hear the Megillah reading on Purim? If so, what is the appropriate age?
  • Answer - The mitzvah of hearing the megillah extends to children. Although they are not yet Bar or Bar Mitzvah age, the prevalent custom is to educate them in the importance of the hearing the story. The miracle of Purim testifies to G-d's presence in the world and the more who attend, the greater the glorification of G-d's name. This year, we will be inviting the children to join us in the sanctuary for the Wednesday night reading. Although a child may not understand the reading, we believe that the spirit of community and the ambiance at the reading creates an impact. However, the Halacha states clearly that only children who can sit for the reading should attend. Please use your best judgment. G-d willing, after the reading, we are planning fun activities to further enhance the joy of the holiday. Looking forward, G-d wiling, to celebrating with everyone!
Shabbat Table Conversation - Pekudei The parsha highlights the Divine in the details. Every vessel and accounting is recorded. Review your week or day in the most detailed away and like Moshe, render an account. What were the moments that you acted in accordance with G-d? When were the moments when you sensed the Divine in the littlest of details?
Kosher Alert Pampa Fruity Wheels Cereal - The Orthodox Union does not certify Pampa Fruity Wheels cereal. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Israel Advocacy Israel Advocacy Love Israel Products This Week's Featured Item. Check out Israeli wine collection at Stamford Wine and Liquor on Newfield Ave or Bev Max. Prices are fairly convenient (some items can be purchased for less than $10)
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonIDF Soldiers
Seudat ShlishitIDF Soldiers
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
ShiurRabbi Alex Ozar
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday6:46 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: 6:50 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Time Starts
  • to Ilya Molodetsky on the passing of his wife, Olga
  • to the family and friends of Taylor Force who was murdered in Tel Aviv this past week by a Palestinian terrorist
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Marjory & Bob Abrams, Sally Wasserman & Henry Hecht, Harold Abrams, and Rita Edelston on the upcoming marriage of Isabelle Abrams and Benjamin Jacobson
  • to the staff and leadership of the Stamford JCC on the celebration of their 100th anniversary at the Centennial Gala this weekend
  • to the Agudath Sholom teen volunteers who will be honored at this year's Friendship Circle Teen Appreciation Event
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!
  • Wednesday night, March 23:
    • Family Megilla reading
    • Women's Tefillah Group
    • Mishloach manot packing for Atria residents (after Megillah reading)
    • Late Megilla reading
    • 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
End the day with a bang at our Thursday Afternoon Tie Dye Purim Seudahfilled with delicious food, juggling, face painting, music, a costume parade and more! click here to sign up!
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
CAS is the place to be this Purim!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushby the Love family on the occasion of the fifth yahrzeit of Rhonda's Father, Jacob Boltino - Yaakov ben Chanoch Halevi z"l
Sanctuary Kiddushby Marvin Schildkraut in honor of the yahrzeit of his father Shaul Ben Yitzchak and in honor of FIDF
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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CAS Spring Beit Midrash Program March 3-17
Thursday, March 17 - 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. 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!
Our Soldiers Speak - Benjamin Anthony
Sgt. Anthony will speak on the challenges he has experienced in the field as a combat soldier. He compares and contrasts the military challenges to the diplomatic challenges which Israel faces, particularly on US college campuses. Benjamin has spoken at close to 300 university campuses across several continents.
Presentation in memory of Gloria Mark Spivak
Kiddush sponsored by Len and Susan Mark
in honor of Sgt. Anthony and 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.
Men's Club Passover/Mitzvah Fair
Sunday, March 27 - 10:00 AM
Men's Club Passover/Mitzvah Fair
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.
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 Youth Junior Congregation Color War
GRADES 1-4: March 26th - April 9th
YES, that's right COLOR WAR AT SHUL! Come join Rabbi Jeiger, Nicole and Jennifer for a MINDBLOWING JR. CONG. experience that you will have to experience to believe.
COLOR WAR teams will be made on Shabbat morning, March 26th and the grand finale will take place at a special Jr. Cong. luncheon/ park outing on April 9th!
Events will include Tefillah trivia, Parsha puzzles, outdoor olympics, CAS shul scavenger (hunt), chow challenge, Rabbi riddles, a luncheon and Shabbat park trip not to be missed!

CAS Annual Dinner
Sunday, April 10 - 5:00 PM
CAS Annual Dinner
Join us for a festive evening as we celebrate our honorees and our thriving synagogue community. Elegant buffet, cocktails and dancing.
Guests of Honor - Karen & Ira Berk
Young Leadership Award - Jessie & David Brand
Community Service Award - Shira & Mitchell Zucker
Chai Award - Dovi Zucker
CAS Announcements
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH - MEZUZAH CHECKING, Tefilin Maintenance and Shatnez Checking at Men's Club Mitzvah Fair from 10 AM - 2 PM with Rabbi Yirmiyahu Modovan.Rabbi Moldovan was recently appointed the Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Achim in Fairfield, CT. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, he studied in Yeshivot in Eretz Yisrael for 11 years, including Ohr Somayach, the Mir Yeshiva, and the Jerusalem Kollel under the auspices of Rav Yitzchak Berkovits. He is an accredited Sofer Stam and studied writing and repairing Mezuzot and Tefillin under the guidance of Rav Menachem Gross of Lishkas Hastam and Rav Chanoch Lerner of Chotam Hachesed in Jerusalem. He will be visiting us at the CAS Mitzvah Fair to check and repair Mezuzot, give advice on Tefillin, and replace or tighten Tefillin straps. Mezuzot are often damaged by moisture or heat, and the thick Mezuzah ink cracks over time. One should endeavor to check Mezuzot twice every seven years to ensure that your home is secured with Kosher Mezuzot. So bring your Mezuzot along to be checked on the spot. $10 per Mezuzah checked. Tefillin can also be inspected. Rabbi Modlovan will also be accepting garments for Shatnez checking ($15 per garment) and they will be returned to CAS the week of April 3rd. For more info, speak to 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!
  • 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 13
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 - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • JOIN 613 IN KICKING OFF MARCH MADNESS on Monday, March 14th between 4-9pm! We will be giving out an NCAA Tournament Bracket to all tables during dinner to fill out. (Dine in only) Any Bracket Winners will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to 613 Restaurant!! We will be showing games throughout the tournament on our tvs, with drink specials all week. Join us and cheer for your favorite team!! (or whichever team will help you win your bracket) 
  • NAVARATNA MARCH SPECIAL CAS Members receive $5 off for any order $50 or above at Navaratna in the month of March.
  • 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 JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CT PARLOR MEETING for parents of current 7th grade students on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the home of Stephanie Becker (242 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford). Learn about JHSC and our Tuition Incentive Program. This meeting is for any parent who is interested in learning more about The Jewish High School of Connecticut in Stamford. RSVP to Sarah Rich at or 203-357-0850
  • 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 Library at 10:30 with Morah Debbie, Rivka and Morah Talia!
Jr. Cong. (grades 2-4) will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Nicole Wohlberg!
B'nai Mitzvah Club (grades 5-6) will meet with Noham Tal by the elevator at 10:30. 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 Social Hall followed by a delicious hot kiddush!
Coming Soon March- April:
· Shabbat afternoon onegs - want to host? Let us know.
· March 25-26(local High School Shabbaton in Stamford- Friday night dinner, Oneg, and Motzai Shabbat activity)
· March 25- April 9 - Jr. Cong. Color War!! Ending with a Shabbat luncheon and park trip!! Details on the attached flier and online Sign up today and get a prize!
· Coming Soon - Mini Minyan Mini Shabbaton... stay tuned for more info. soon
· 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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