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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
July 9, 2016
3 Tamuz 5776
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Mincha7:00 PM
8:15 PM
Candle lighting8:10 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Perek On The Patio7:15 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:05 PM
Shabbat Ends9:10 PM
Havdalah9:10 PM
Shabbat Shalom
In Tribute to Elie Weisel, of blessed memory
We mourn the loss of Elie Weisel, a man of great faith, courage and the moral consciousness of the world. In the words of his wife Marion, "My husband was a fighter. He fought for the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and he fought for Israel. He waged countless battles for innocent victims regardless of ethnicity or creed."
I first heard him speak at Emory University in Atlanta as a young child in the 1970's. I remember him reflecting on the danger of a number as large as 6 million. The magnitude must not diminish the tragedy of each human being. Each person is a world unto themselves. We must never become immune to loss of any life and in the face of evil, never lose faith or tire in the fight against it and in the pursuit of peace.
His words, a sampling of his quotes below, serve as a source of inspiration and action in our time. They are guideposts for heralding the messianic age. We wish his family much comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and pray that his memory will always be for a blessing.
"Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason."
Wishing you and your family a Shabbat Shalom and the Jewish people and world a week of good news,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • We warmly welcome Rabbi Oran Zweiter, our new Assistant Rabbi, and his wife Chani to CAS and wish them a hearty Mazal Tov on their recent wedding. We look forward to sharing many wonderful moments together. You can welcome Rabbi Zweiter either call the office or via email - Rabbi Zwieter will speak at the 7 and 8 AM minyan this Shabbat and at the 9 AM service on Shabbat, July 16.
  • Welcome to Jonathan and Maytal Lerner and their two daughters Adiya and Eliana who moved to Stamford this past week. We wish them much success and blessing in their new home
Introducing the Shabbat Atria Mitzvah Mission Spreading joy and building community reflects the values of our shul. Our clergy periodically leads pre-Shabbat Friday afternoon programs at Atria Stamford, 77 3rd Street. This year, we are stepping it up and launching the Stamford Atria Mitzvah Mission. The goal of the Mitzvah mission is to enrich the seniors' experience through friendship, song and joy. Join me and Kate & Peretz Cik on Friday, August 19 at 2:30 PM to share the spirit of Shabbat. Whether adults or kids, your presence will enhance the ambiance and ruach. Let me know if you would like to join the Atria Mitzvah mission. Thank you!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Halacha of the Week - Milk and Meat
  • Question: I wait six hours between milk and meat. Some people wait less. Where does this come from? Why do we need to wait at all as long as I do not eat them together?
  • Answer: You are correct that the Torah only prohibits eating milk and meat together in a way that their tastes are intermingled. However the Sages extended the prohibition for two prime reasons. 1. Meat may remain in one's teeth. 2. The taste of meat remains in the digestive system. The Talmud speaks of the need to wait until another meal before eating milk after meat. The definition of a next meal is defined by a set amount of time between eating meat at one meal and dairy at the next. Several opinions and customs arose in applying this concept. The most prevalent is Maimonides who states one should wait "like six hours" giving rise to opinions of a full six hours, just over five and half and a bit over five hours. Dutch Jews wait one hour and German Jews wait three hours. Everyone should follow their family custom. If you would like guidance, please contact me.
Shabbat Table Conversation - Korach Is there a voice of Korach within each person? The author of the Tanya states that it is impossible to perform an act of pure giving without intention of receiving something in return. How is it possible to check whether one's behavior is wholly benevolent or mingled with personal concerns?
Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours
  • Monday - 3:30- 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday - 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Thursday - 8:30 - 9:30 AM- @ Starbucks, 1079 High Ridge Road
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:30 am
LIPS product of the week Did you know you could purchase Dead Sea products without leaving your house? Dead Sea products can be purchased on Amazon: Happy shopping!
Israel Advocacy Update Our newly formed Israel Advocacy Task Force under the leadership of Ben Lanson held its first organizational meeting. Great ideas and action steps emerged. To learn more about how to get involved, contact Ben at or Rabbi Cohen at
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Perek on the PatioRabbi David Walk
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Cohen: Tefillat Haderech -The Traveler's Prayer
ShiurMichael Feldstein: Mitzvah Multi-Tasking: The Jewish View
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
Weekday Schedule
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:8:10 PM, Friday:7:00 PM/8:11 PM
Candles Friday8:06 PM
  • to the family of Rabbi Miki Mark, the head of the Othniel Yeshiva, who was murdered in Israel this past week. Please pray for his wife, Chavi Mark, Chava Rachel bat Ayelet, who is in serious but stable condition.
  • to Len Mark on the passing of his aunt Judy Thurm
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz and Matt Greenberg on the recent wedding of Pam's daughter Ilana Zur to Roi Shabtay.
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 Packagesby the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushIn honor of Fred Baer's milestone birthday given by his entire family and Howard Weiss
Sanctuary KiddushCAS Executive Committee to welcome Rabbi Oran Zweiter, our new Assistant Rabbi, and his wife Chani
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.
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CAS Israel Lunch And Learn
Tuesday, July 12 - 12:00 PM
CAS Israel Lunch And Learn
Special Lunch 'n Learn at Six13 Restaurant
with Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz
CAS Summer Flick Series
Tuesday, July 12 - 7:30 PM
CAS Summer Flick Series
Summer Flick Series with Rabbi David Walk @ CAS
Leon The Pig Farmer
Summer Study Series
Thursday, July 28
Summer Study Series
  • Summer Tanach Series with Rabbi Cohen:The Final Days: The Destruction of the Temple, Thursdays August 4 & 11- 8:30 AM
  • Symbolism and Structure of the Temple with Rabbi ZweiterThursday, July 28, August 4 & 11 9:30 AM
  • Shabbat Morning Sermon Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen The Ethics of Gossip, Guarding your Tongue and the Power of Speech, Shabbat- July 23, August 6 & 13
CAS Renewal
CAS Reconstruction and Capital Campaign
Join the campaign to Revitalize ✶ Renew ✶ Refurbish CAS
Thanks to those who have participated to date!
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CAS Announcements
  • CAS GARDENING SESSION THIS SUNDAY, JULY 10! Weather permitting, we will be working on the garden at 9:30am for one hour. We are having an amazing year of growth so far. We especially have lots of lettuce to harvest and bring to the food bank to donate. We hope to see you at the garden. Any questions? Contact Meredith Cohen at
  • YOUNG FAMILIES PLANNING MEETING on Wednesday, July 13th at 10:30 AM. For more info about the Oneg and meeting, please contact Laura Tobin (
  • CAS YOUNG FAMILIES NEWS Shabbat Oneg in the Park. Please join the Agudath Young Families in the Shabbas Park on Saturday, July 23rd at 4:30 pm for an oneg. Please bring a parve dessert or snack to share. If it rains, we will postpone to July 30th. We are looking forward to seeing everyone! Please feel free to invite friends and any families who may be visiting.
  • WOMEN'S GROUP ON SHABBOS AFTERNOON Please join us on Shabbos afternoon, July 9 at 5pm at the home of Shira Zucker (507 Newfield Ave..) for a gathering of socializing, sharing of ideas, and learning Ethics of Our Fathers.
  • PLAN YOUR NEXT ISRAEL TRIP Join the Men's Adult Learning Trip - Sat night, November - Sunday, December 4th For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
  • JOURNEY OF BODY AND SOUL TO ISRAEL AND VISIT THE FOUR HOLY CITIES WITH RABBI DANIEL AND DIANE COHEN October 28 - November 7, 2017. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen or visit
  • DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS MOVING TO STAMFORD OR RECENTLY ARRIVED? Let us know so we can insure they receive a warm CAS welcome to our community! Please contact Rabbi Cohen or our membership committee: Jessie Brand (, Rebecca Ben Atar ( or Jon Makovsky (
  • 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.
  • 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 July 10
MondayRabbi David Walk: Parsha & Pizza - 12:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi David Walk: : Divine Poetry; The Book of Psalms - 8:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Taanit - 7:15 PM
Summer Series
Summer Tanach Series with Rabbi CohenThe Final Days: The Destruction of the Temple. Thursday August 4 and 11 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Symbolism and Structure of the Temple with Rabbi ZweiterThursday July 28, August 4 and August 11 9:30 - 10:15 AM
Shabbat Morning Sermon Series with Rabbi Daniel CohenThe Ethics of Gossip, Guarding your Tongue and the Power of Speech - July 23, August 6 & 13
JCC Maccabi
Over 300 Host Families Still Needed! Please Register Now!
When the Jewish Community Center of Stamford hosts the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest from August 7-12, we will welcome 1500 Jewish teens to lower Fairfield County from all over the US, Israel, Great Britain, Poland and South America.
Now is our chance to give them the experience of a lifetime at one of the largest Jewish youth events in the world - right in our own back yard! Don't miss out on an amazing community event that your family will remember for years to come.
For complete details and answers to your questions, or to register now as a host family or volunteer, go to
For more information, contact the JCC Maccabi office at 203-487-0949 or email
Community Announcements
  • 613 RESTAURANT Back By Popular Demand, Chef Dini Klein Is Hosting another Amazing Pop Up Dinner!! August 4, 6:30 PM. Reservations required 203-614-8777
  • SINGLE JEWISH MALE seeks affordable place to stay in Stamford for remainder of summer or until he is finished working here, whichever comes first. Bed required, all else optional. Any leads, even if only available for one or two weeks, etc, are appreciated. For more info email Chaim Meth at or contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen at rabbicohen at
  • DON'T GET HIT WITH NO SUMMER PLANS- PLAY DODGEBALL! The Young Leadership Division of UJF will hold its 3rd annual dodgeball tournament for charity on July 20th. A kosher BBQ will begin at 6:15pm with play starting at 7:15pm. It will be held at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. It is $25 in advance- be a sponsor at $36 and get one free ticket to get back in the game. Have fun and do a mitzvah- $18 of each entrance fee goes to 3SQUARE, a UJF program feeding needy children in our community on the weekends. Don't want to play? Come out and support our charity and watch the fun and mingle. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Twenties & Thirties of JFS. For more information contact Sharon Franklin at the UJF office 203-321-1373 x109. To sign up go to YLD is a group of people in their 20's to mid 40's committed to building a stronger Jewish community in greater Stamford, Israel and throughout the world.
  • ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP event on July 31! Can you help? Back to School Shop provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with the opportunity to "shop" for brand new clothes, backpacks and school supplies at no charge, in a one day event. We served over 120 children in our inaugural event last summer and plan to increase the number to 200 this year! Can you volunteer for a 4 hour shift at our event? Can you make a donation to help outfit a child for school? To volunteer, please contact Lorraine Kweskin at For more information or to make a donation please visit
  • 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.
  • JFS BLENDED FAMILIES WORKSHOPS -Thursdays, July 7th and August 4th, 7:00-8:00 pm at JFS, 733 Summer Street, Stamford. A series of three evening workshops, co-sponsored by BCDS and co-facilitated by Eve Moskowitz, Rebekah Kanefsky and Bob Abrams, Jewish Educator and patriarch of a successfully blended family. The workshops will focus on "blended families", making co-parenting, step-parenting and parenting alone work for families. Free to the community. Light refreshments served. RSVP required at 203-921-4161 or email
  • JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY WINTER COAT DRIVE Jewish Family Service is collecting new or gently used clean coats for our Kosher Food Pantry Clients. Drop off your donations during the Summer months (June, July and August) at the JFS Stamford office. For additional information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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 PILOT 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). The second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm in the Stamford 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 203-921-4161or email
  • 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). The second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am in the Westport 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
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Baila bat Naomi
  • Borach ben Asya Shaya
  • Daniel Yaakov ben Bunya Faige Hakohen
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Elchonon Baruch ben Elka Miril
  • Lev Emmanuel ben Liana
  • Mendel ben Sara
  • Moshe Elya ben Chana
  • Olga bat Zina
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Roza bat Ann
  • Sara Rifka bat Channah Rachel
  • Shira bat Sophia
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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