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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
March 26, 2016
16 Adar II 5776
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Candles6:54 PM
Mincha6:59 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:53 AM
Mishnah & Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:56 AM
Daf Yomi6:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:00 PM
Mincha6:50 PM
Maariv7:50 PM
Shabbat Ends7:55 PM
Shabbat Shalom
This weekend, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and community in Brussels whose lives were turned upside down. Due to security concerns, the Jews in Brussels stayed at home this Purim. 33 people were murdered and hundreds more wounded in a terrorist attack. We wish everyone strength and comfort.
Evil perpetuated by radical Islamist theology represents the ideology of Amalek in the world. It must be eradicated, not contained. We understand that the struggles are not Israel's alone, but all of western civilization. We pray for courageous leadership in the fight and must do our utmost to engage in advocating for the U.S/Israel relationship and global clarity and resolve. G-d willing, as the story of Purim conveys, we will experience a period of light over darkness and hope over despair. May redemption come speedily in our days.
Thank G-d, our Agudath Sholom delegation of 80 returned from a stimulating and inspiring AIPAC conference. G-d willing, I will share some reflections next Shabbat morning, April 3rd.
This Shabbat we are joined by two important speakers. On Shabbat morning, we will hear Sgt. Benjamin Anthony of Our Soldiers Speak. I heard him at AIPAC in 2013 and he is very inspiring. We are grateful to Len and Susan Mark for arranging his visit and his presentation in memory of Len's sister, Gloria Mark Spivak. Sgt. Anthony was close with Gloria and I am sure his words will be a tribute to her memory. In light of the recent attacks in Brussels, our seudah shlishit speaker, Evan Bernstein, ADL's NY Regional Director, is as timely as ever. His topic: Anti-Semitism Today: Global to Local.
We are also looking forward to three great events in the next few days. We start our Man Up Bnai Mitzvah series for fathers and sons this Sunday at 9:15 AM at the shul. For more info, visit
Also on Sunday, the Men's Club invites you to their annual Passover Mitzvah Fair. Beyond the Judaica, wines and more, we will be joined by the new Rabbi at Ahavath Achim in Fairfield, Rabbi Yirmiyahu Modovan, who is also a scribe. He will be checking Meszuot and offering maintenance on Tefillin. Thank you to Mitchell Bell for his boundless dedication and leadership to our Men's Club.
Finally, please join us on Monday evening at 8 PM, in conjunction with AJC Westchester/Fairfield, to hear Shimon Mercer Wood, the Israeli Consul in New York for Media Affairs, speak about current issues affecting Israel.
Of course, it is not too late to sign up and support our annual dinner which promises God willing to be a memorable and special evening!
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and a week of peace in Israel and the world,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome New Members Melissa & Daryl Litwak and Liatte & David Lasher and their families
Yasher Koach to Hillary Isaacs and Tricia Hoff and their committee, Rachel Hager, Sara Breiner, Diane Samelson, and Rachel Cohen, for organizing a super Purim Seudah and Dr Stu and Sandy Waldstreicher, Alice Janush, Howard Weiss, Matt Feinberg, Kim Mahoney, Sara Malka and Tamar Cohen for the uplifting ambience on Purim night.
Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Question of the Week
  • Question: I enjoy cholent throughout the year in every season. Any reminders from a halachic perspective?
  • Answer: I am also a big cholent fan even in the hottest days of the summer. What is Shabbos without cholent? Thanks for your question. Here are a few guidelines:

    Make sure the cholent is at least half cooked before Shabbat starts. The Rabbis estimated half of the amount of time to fully cook would render the cholent minimally edible. If the cholent takes five hours to cook, prepare the pot 2.5 hours before the onset of Shabbat. If one forgot to prepare the cholent, one may put the cholent up immediately before Shabbat, as there is no concern of stirring it to hasten cooking. Do not stir the cholent while in the crock pot. Also, it is preferable to remove the ceramic insert of the crock pot before transferring the contents to a serving dish. Adding water to a cholent in the crock pot is permitted in certain circumstances. Please be in touch with me for specific guidelines
Shabbat Table Conversation - Tzav The Chasidic master S'fat Emet explains that there are two kinds of fire. Fire that consumes and fire that gives light. Can you think of examples of this paradigm in Judaism? In personal growth and in relationships? What aspect of Judaism lights your inner fire?
Israel Advocacy Israel Advocacy Love Israel Products Israel Featured Products of the Week from Love Israel Products (LIPS) - Are you worried about all that sugar your kids are going to consume as they enjoy their Purim sweets, and how it will affect their teeth? Amazon now sells Kosher tooth paste/mouth wash made in Israel!
Israel Solidarity Committee - Rabbi Cohen and Ben Lanson are working to organize Israel advocacy and support at CAS. We are looking for 3-4 people to serve as an Israel solidarity steering committee, aimed at building up partnerships with other organizations supporting Israel, rallying community support and action on Israel's behalf, and educating the community about Israel and Israel advocacy. If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Cohen ( or Ben Lanson (
Kosher Alert
  • Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur - The Orthodox Union certifies Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur only when bearing the OU symbol. Miniatures bottles of these products are currently being sold in stores without the OU Symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify those miniature bottles and consumers should not assume those miniature bottles are kosher certified products.
  • Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt - The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt. This product contains gelatin. The containers are labeled with a 'K' on the cup, however, some lids bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions have been implemented. The company is working to reformulate this product, and the Orthodox Union anticipates certifying this product. The certified product will bear an OU D on both the cup and the lid.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonSgt. Benjamin Anthony
Seudat ShlishitEvan Bernstein, ADL: Anti-Semitism Today: Global to Local
ShiurRabbi Walk: When do we stop eating Matzah?
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday7:01 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: 7:05 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Melissa & Daryl Litwak on the birth of a son
  • to Grandparents Hecky and Rochel Attar, Great-grandmother Yospa Lieberman and parents Kivi and Emmy Attar on upsherin of Abie this Sunday.
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Teen Kiddushby Bill and Kori Meyers in honor of the anniversary of Sam's bar mitzvah
Chapel KiddushSponsors wanted, please see Irwin
Sanctuary Kiddushby Len and Susan Mark in honor of Sgt. Anthony and in memory of Gloria Mark Spivak
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
CAS Annual Festive Dinner -April 10, 5pm
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
Thanks to all those who have signed up so far! -
CAS Proud - Our Rosalie Aberman Fellows at AIPAC in Washington DC and meeting with Congressman Jim Himes
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Sylvia's Gift Shop 
Beautiful Passover Items on Sale at Sunday's Passover Fair

We need volunteers to work in the shop! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460

CAS Spring Beit Midrash Program March 3-17
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Our Soldiers Speak - Benjamin Anthony
Saturday, March 26 - 12:30 PM
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
ADL Event March 26
Saturday, March 26 - 7:00 PM
ADL Event March 26
ADL Presentation
Join us for an important presentation by guest speaker,
Evan R. Bernstein
ADL New York Regional Director Shabbat afternoon
(during Seudat Shlishit)
Anti-Semitism: Global to Local
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
CAS Sisterhood Produce
CAS Goes Organic - Join Our New Farm Share Program Brought to You by CAS Sisterhood
What is a Farm Share? A Farm Share is a Local/Seasonal Assortment of Fruits and Veggies delivered every Wednesday to CAS for the Summer Season
Mike will be at CAS on April 2 with sample produce and to answer questions about the program. Call Mike anytime at 203-832-3000.
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 - April 10
Sunday, April 10 - 8:30 AM
CAS Annual Dinner - April 10
2016 Passover JFS Food Drive
CAS Annual Pesach Food Drive to Benefit Jewish Family Services
Chairs: Leah Fischel & Daniella Balsam
Youth Chairs: Julianne Katz & Shira Haron
CAS's Chesed Committee is organizing a Pesach food drive going on now to benefit Jewish Family Services. Your generosity replenishes JFS shelves to provide much needed Passover food to people in our community.
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
  • 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! Space is limited. RSVP to Hope to see you at this fun event!
  • SAVE THE DATE -ANNUAL MAN'S SEDER AT 613 - Wednesday evening, April 6th at 613 7 PM - 9 PM - Four Questions, Four Cups of Beer, Four Courses and Torah for your Seder. More info soon.
  • HOUSING IS NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL JR. YACHAD SHABBATON, weekend of April 15-16. No meals other than breakfast. They will be out of the house Friday night for dinner and most of Shabbat day. Contact sharon wohlberg 203-327-9924 volunteer and include the following: 1.HOW MANY YOU CAN SLEEP 2.IF YOU HAVE STAIRS 3.IF YOU HAVE PETS 4.ADDRESS
  • SAVE THE DATE OF SHABBAT, MAY 7TH FOR AN OPEN HOUSE ONEG SHABBAT for New and Prospective members hosted by Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at their home. For more info, contact Jessie Brand or Rabbi Cohen.
  • 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 27
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
  • NAVARATNA MARCH SPECIAL CAS Members receive $5 off for any order $50 or above at Navaratna in the month of March.
  • POSITIVE PARENTING & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE A lecture with Dr. Julia Trebing of Creative Therapies in Stamford, Thursday, April 14, 7:30pm at the JCC. Sponsored by the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Dr. Trebing will discuss techniques to help parents improve family life in a complicated, stressful world. For parents of children ages 2-8. Tickets JCC members $10/Community $12. For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at or call (203) 322-6541. Click here to register.
  • BCDS WIZARD OF OZ Don't forget to purchase tickets to the upcoming Bi-Cultural Day School production of The Wizard of Oz. The show will feature many of our young members. Performances will be Thursday night March 31st at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, April 3 at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM p.m. Tickets can be purchased online through the link on the Bi-Cultural website - Here is the direct link:
  • 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
  • BUCKETS, BURGERS AND BREWS! THIS COMING SATURDAY NIGHT, 3/26, 8:30 pm @ 613. Sample 613's New Menu (Wings, Nachos, Fried Pickles, etc..) Come hang out with your BCDS friends for a March Madness Event-The Elite Eight! THIS EVENT IS NOT JUST FOR THE GUYS!
  • 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.
  • 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 David ben Ester Bailah
  • Aharon Leb Halevi ben Ora Chana
  • Benyamin ben Rachel
  • Chana bat Sarah
  • Chana bat Tzvia
  • Faige bat Leah
  • Harav Chaim Yehoshua ben Chana Fruma
  • Herztel Yosel ben Rut
  • 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
Thank yous...
Thank you to the Jelen Family for purchasing andarrangingfor the Mishloach Manot bags for the seniors at the Atria. Thank you to PJ for joining at the Atria and personally giving them out!
This weekend....
· Jr. Cong. COLOR WAR begins- join us to find out your team and start the competition.
· High School Shabbaton in Stamford- Friday night Carlos and Gabbys dinner at CAS , Oneg, and Motzai Shabbat Ice Skating! Sign up today!
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 and begin COLOR WAR with Rabbi Jeiger, Nicole and Jennifer!
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:
· Friday night oneg - want to host? Let us know.
· 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!
· 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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