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Friday, November 4, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
November 5, 2016
4 Cheshvan 5777
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Candle lighting5:27 PM
Mincha5:32 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema10:04 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:55 AM
Daf Yomi4:30 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:30 PM
Mincha5:20 PM
Maariv6:21 PM
Shabbat Ends6:26 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Timeless and Timely Message of the Rainbow
Who does not love to see a rainbow? They are beautiful! Not long ago, I saw a double rainbow in Stamford after a midday rain and recited the special blessing.
Yet, the Talmud teaches that we are not to gaze at a rainbow. Why? Furthermore, when God offers the rainbow as a sign of the eternal promise never again to destroy the world in a flood, he shares a vision. The vision is not of an isolated rainbow, but as the Torah states, "a rainbow amidst the clouds." What is the significance of this image?
When we "see" a rainbow, we see the sun light refracted through a very fine cloud. Normally, a cloud may block the sun's rays but if the cloud is fine enough, the opposite takes place: far from blocking the sun's rays, this fine mist reveals to us their true nature. Normally, we see sunlight as a simple white color, but the rainbow reveals to us that the sun's rays comprise a profusion of scintillating colors - in fact, a rainbow!
This is a metaphor for our material existence. Often, our involvement in material affairs blocks God's spirit. We cannot fully comprehend the spiritual aspect to things. Conversely, when we completely free ourselves of our attachment to the material world, there is a cloudless sky and we see the blinding clear light of Divine judgment.
Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir explains, "There is an intermediate level. The truly righteous person maintains a refined involvement with this world. A Godly person demonstrates that only through measured involvement in this world can we perceive the dazzling spectrum of colors in God's rainbow. The material world can become a lens for revealing God's splendor."
When we gaze at a rainbow and focus on the rainbow itself, we lose sight of the sun and are looking at the cloud! Instead of looking through the mist, we are looking at it.
The message of the rainbow reminds all of us that while we are encouraged and even commanded to see the beauty in the world, we must use this vision to deepen our consciousness that the ultimate source of beauty is in God.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Teen Shabbos plans Join Teen Leader Yaakov Faratci and your friends from 4 PM-5:15PM - teen game tournament at CAS. Each teen is encouraged to bring a game and together we will have legendary tournaments with potential prizes.
  • Deadline for AIPAC Teen Fellows Submission is this Sunday!
  • Save the Date for our Hike on Sunday, Nov. 13th and check out of full array of adult education opportunities that begin this week.
  • to Karen and Matt Gordon and their children Emma, Max and Ori who moved to Stamford this week. We wish them much joy in their new home.
  • Jason Shaplien, CEO of Inspirica, ( the largest social service agency in Fairfield County, and Lauren Dubinsky, who will be joining us on Shabbat morning and making a post Kiddush presentation about volunteer opportunities. Inspirica is based in Stamford and provides numerous ways to assist Stamford citizens in need. Save the date of Wednesday, Jan. 11th when we will provide dinner at Inspirica for young families and their children. For more information, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • CAMOS Shabbaton Families: Naomi Berkove, Shayna Estreicher and David Feygenson, Chloe and Elan Fuld, Eliane Dreyfuss and Elliot Glassman, Jessie and Ilan Katz, Danielle and Mathew Kondub, Ariella Levy, Penina and Adam Moisa, Rachel and Nathan Nataneli, Rachel and Bryan Salamon, Michele and Jeff Schramm, Gitzy and Levi Small, Jessica and Eytan Sosnovich, Annie and Jeremy Watman, and Jasmine and Eliyahu Weg.
Yasher koach to the CAS Chesed Garden Team (Meredith Cohen & family, Jim Benjamin & family, and Rachel Seligson & family) on a record setting season! This year, a grand total of 302 pounds was harvested and donated to the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank.
New!  This Week in Jewish History Join the hundreds who have viewed Rabbi Zweiter's new series.  Just click here to view the new YouTube Channel to view all the episodes in his series.
PARENTS - HELP US MAINTAIN CAS SECURITY We ask all parents to register their children for our Youth Groups - this allows us to contact you in an emergency. Please click here to sign up your kids for our 2016-17 programs!
CAS Membership Drive Continues New to Stamford? Attended CAS regularly and like our services? Become a member of Congregation Agudath Sholom! We provide a full range of services to our members-a very active Young Families group, classes, great Youth Programs, services, & more. Our 5777 focus: Serve our Members! Contact Matt Feinberg, our Director of Operations,, to learn about our first-year dues discount.
Kosher Alerts The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here
Kosher Advisory Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here
LIPS product of the week Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Must a Non-Jew Believe Anything?
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter: When the Rabbis Went to the Zoo
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Friday 7:00 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:30 PM, Friday 4:25 PM
Candles Friday4:20 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Time Ends
FridayVeterans Day
  • to the Scheraga family on the passing of Mort Scheraga
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary KiddushCo-sponsored by The Babayev family in memory of Frida Babayev and Irene & Mike Okun in honor of their son Zachary leaving to join the IDF. We wish him much hatzlacha and a safe return.
Chapel KiddushLiba and Steven Steinmetz in commemoration of the 6th Yahrzeit of Steven's beloved father, Rabbi Sol Steinmetz Zt'l
Teen KiddushJill & Arthur Green in honor of Noah's Bar Mitzvah anniversary
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CAS Classes
Week of November 6Our Fall Program Starts this week
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Beginners Talmud - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Bagels and Basics with Bob Abrams - 10:00 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Jewish Law Meets Modern Times - 8:00 PM
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Cup of Joe and Judaism: Conversations - 8:30 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Thought of Rambam- Iggeret Hashemad: Rambam's Approach to Forced Conversions. - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: and Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Teen Torah Ask the Rabbi - 7:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: Talmud Taanit - 7:30 PM
Thursday Nights Open Beit Midrash at CAS - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Rachel Kaimowitz or Jessica Furmansky

New Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen 11/6 - The Secret of Harmony in the Home: Emulating God - Hosted by Rachel and Sam Maryles 11/20 - God's Design for a Great and Growing Marriage: Biblical Models- Hosted by Talia and Jon Siscovick 12/11 - Climbing in Love: Romance and Renewal - Hosted by Meredith and David Cohen 12/18 - Raising Happy Children: Cultivating Wonder and Joy - Hosted by Tina and Yossi Notik For more information and/or registration for the series, contact Rachel Maryles at

Save the Date - Paint Night Out "Wine and Unwind" at CAS , Saturday night, Dec. 10th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by the CAS Young Families for adults of all ages. More info to come. Chairs - Miriam and Josh Sperber and Rachel and Daniel Schilowitz and Jessica and Adam Furmansky
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Dinner In Motion
Friday, November 18 - 5:45 PM
Dinner In Motion
Dinner in Motion is a round-robin progressive meal where participants change tables and discussion topics with each course - allowing each participant to meet CAS members of all generations, connect to others, and have fun! Special programming for kids and teens.

Chairs - Rachel & Jeremy Hager, Hillary & Farren Isaacs, and Lorraine & David Kweskin.

A CAS Member raved about a past Dinner In Motion, "I felt terrific about the last dinner because I really got to see the interaction between different cross-sections of the congregation and the impact the dinner had on building bridges and creating common ground."
Wolfsohn Lecture:  My Journey from Radical Islamist to Religious Zionist
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage. Growing up in a predominantly Muslim community in the United Kingdom, from a young age he was exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. In his teenage years he made a natural progression towards a more radical Islamist ideology, becoming very active in the Anti-Israel movement, calling for Israel's destruction and delegitimizing its existence on campus and beyond. After coming across Alan Dershowitz's book 'The Case for Israel', a book that challenged his fundamental beliefs, Hafeez began a period of research and reflection that led to him visiting Israel for the first time in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state, was a major turning point in his life and changed his perception of Israel forever.
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Shabbat, November 12 - 7:30 PM
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Please join CAS Young Couples for a game night, Saturday November 12th at 7:30 pm at the home of Kate and Peretz Cik. We will have games set up, but if you have a favorite board game, please bring it along! Drinks and light nosh will be served. There is no cost for this event but RSVP is required.
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Sunday, November 13 - 9:15 AM
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Classes: Sundays, Nov. 13th and 20th - 9:15 am
December 18th - Tefillin Trip to Tiferes Stam in Brooklyn and
Delicious Lunch at Essen NY Deli

Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and seventh grade boys 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. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual? (2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family? (3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world? This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah.
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, November 13 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22 and 29th, Feb. 5th ( Feb. 12th snow date)

Matan, led by Diane Cohen, is a mother-daughter program for sixth grade Bat Mitzvah-age girls focusing on female role models from the time of the Bible through modern Israel. It is an educational, fun, interactive and uplifting way to prepare for your Bnai Mitzvah and grow closer to your daughters in the process. The Matan Class is endowed by a gift from Gerald Cohen in memory of his mother Florence Cohen, Tziporah bat Shimon.
Sisterhood Presents Womens Club
Wednesday, November 16 - 10:00 AM
Sisterhood Presents Womens Club
Speaker: Dr. Anne Peskin: "Pirates Lives: Truth or Fiction? and Tales of a few Jewish Pirates ."
CAS Mens Adult Learning Trip 5777
This trip will feature stimulating daily shiurim in Tanach, Talmud, and Halacha - taught by leading Torah scholars including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi David Stav, and Mrs. Shani Taragin. Information: Contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Policy Conference 2017 Promo with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen explains why you should attend the AIPAC Policy Conference.
CAS Announcements
  • KABBALAH IN NATURE - Spiritual Hike with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GOD ON A FALL SPIRITUALHIKE with Rabbi Cohen onSunday, November 13 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM Weston at the Lucius Pond Orway, Devil's Den Preserve. For information and RSVP contact Rabbi Cohen or Noa Eisenberg at
  • MIKVAH EDUCATION EVENT The CAS Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah Committee invites the women of our community to an educational evening led by our new Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha, Dena Block. We thank Liba & Steven Steinmetz, Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, and Adrienne & Michael Alexander for establishing the new Yoetzet Halacha program at CAS. Please join us on November 21 at 8pm for "All the things you want to know but are afraid to ask." The event which will be held in a private home is free and open to women from the entire community, Questions can be sent in advance to Dena ( or left anonymously at the Mikvah.Please RSVP to
  • JOIN THE CAS MEN'S CLUB THIS THANKSGIVING We will provide lunch for our hardworking EMS crews. We are looking for donations of Turkey and all the fixings. On Thanksgiving morning, volunteers will prepare the lunch in the CAS meat kitchen. So whether you can help provide foods or help out, this mitzvah opportunity is open to all. Please email Mitchell Bell ( and let him know what you can do to help make a difference here in Stamford.
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - The 2nd Sunday of every month- November 13th and December 18th. Join Rabbi Zweiter for some food, good beer and an interactive discussion of topics of your choice. Stick around to watch some Sunday Night Football after! $5 per person.
  • DID YOU KNOW? HEALING AND HOSPITALITY UPDATE Whether in the hospital, assisted living, rehab or at home, a visit can lift someone's spirits and help with their healing. We pray in the mi'sheberach for a healing of the spirit and healing of the body. Thank God, we have a cadre of people who volunteer to visit our members. We stay in touch and alert the group to mitzvah opportunities via the email group. The warmth of our community is our strength and our value. Thank God, many people are moving into the community. There is no better substitute for building friendships than a Shabbat meal. Once a month, we invite our members to host new families for Shabbat by sending them names. If you would like to be added to either or both groups, please contact Matt Feinberg in the office or Rabbi Cohen.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 MONDAY at 6:00 PM
Be one of fifteen teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 26-28, 2017 in Washington DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. The participants will also be required to attend the Stamford JCC Speak Up for Israel program.
To be one of the fifteen selected, submit a 500 word essay: "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"
If you could lobby the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by a local and national panel of AIPAC supporters.
Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at
Open to 9th-12th graders from CAS. We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman, Michael and Sandra Kamen, Beverly and David Stein and an anonymous donor. If you would like to enable more teens to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please be in touch.
Most importantly, with Israel on our mind and hearts, we pray for strength and good news. Please consider joining me this spring for AIPAC Policy Conference. Now more than ever we all must do our best politically and spiritually for Israel and the enduring bond of the US and Israel. Join our CAS delegation in March. Am Yisrael Chai!
Community Announcements
  • 613RESTAURANT Thanksgiving Feast November 24- Reserve Now. Join us for a huge traditional meal - $55/adult, $25/kids under 10. Email for reservations
  • NY RALLY: STAND TOGETHER AGAINST UNESCO'S JERUSALEM RESOLUTION! WE STAND TOGETHER, Thursday, November 10 at 12:30 PM at the Israeli Consulate in NYC, Second Avenue at 42nd/43rd Streets. In Support of Judaism's Connection to the Kotel and Temple Mount and To Reject UNESCO's Resolution That Denies Jewish Connection to Jerusalem
  • NEVER IS NOW! THE ADL SUMMIT ON ANTI-SEMITISM Thursday, November 17 in New York City. It takes only one tweet for anti-semitism to go viral. Over the past 12 months, there have been over 2.6 million. Join us as we come together to fight this age-old hatred. info:
  • DOCUMENTARY - SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE on November 16, 7:30pm at the State Theatre in Stamford. SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. It reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world . This screening will followed by a Q&A with Sean Grover, LCSW and author of the book, When Kids Call the Shots. Tickets: $12 l $10 JCC Members l $15 at door. To purchase tickets, visit For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at
  • 5TH ANNUAL SAUL COHEN-JFS LECTURE Thursday, November 17th at 7:30 PM Rabbi Sherre Hirsch will speak about, "At a Crossroads: Navigating Expected and Unexpected Transitions". Open to the community at no charge at the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Book sale and signing with dessert reception. Call JFS at 203-921-4161or visit for more information.
  • CAMOS (COMMITTEE TO ADVANCE MODERN ORTHODOXY IN STAMFORD ) announces its third annual Shabbaton for prospective residents, to be held on Shabbat weekend, November 4-5, 2016. A great way for families to experience what the Stamford Jewish community is like. If you are willing to host a family to sleep and/or for a meal, or if you know any family who is considering relocating to a suburban NYC community in the next 18 months and who might like to attend, please contact Michael Feldstein at
  • MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS invites all 8th grade girls and their parents to our Open House on Sunday, November 6th. Registration at 9:00 AM; Program begins at 9:30 AM; Academic Fair and lunch at 12:00 PM. Register online at: For more information contact Mrs. Nina Bieler, Director of Admissions, at 201-833-4307, ext. 255. Ma'ayanot is located at 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey.
  • ANNUAL BICULTURAL DAY SCHOOL AUCTION Penny loafers. Buddy Holly shades. Saddle shoes were all the rage. Poodle skirts and scarves in your hair. Make the scene! You gotta be there! The BCDS auction is taking a trip Back to the 50's when hula hoops were hip. Dress up or dress down. We can wait to see you For our night out on the town. Sunday November 13, 5:30-9:00 PM. Temple Beth El 350 Roxbury Road, Stamford. RSVP:
  • YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS (MTA) cordially invites all prospective parents and students to our Open House on Sunday, November 13th. Registration begins at 9:00am; Program will begin in the historic Lamport Auditorium at 9:30 am. The Open House will take place on our Manhattan campus, 2540 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY. Complimentary parking will be available in Yeshiva University Lot E, located on Amsterdam Ave. between 182nd and 183rd streets. Pre-register at For more information, please contact our Director of Admissions, Avi Matanky, or call (212) 960-5400 x6676. Applications are now being accepted at!
  • TAPESTRY CELEBRATES 13 YEARS OF ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION In 2004, UJF Director of Education, Ilana De Laney and board member Meryl Gordon partnered to create an evening of adult education workshops for Stamford's Jewish community. Thirteen years later Tapestry is a beloved Stamford institution. On Saturday evening, November 19th, attendees will again have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of topics - from current affairs to text study - and the chance to schmooze over delicious desserts. Ilana and Meryl will be honored, and Ilana will teach a workshop on the key to living a meaningful life. Registration on-line at: or by mail with the Tapestry brochure. This year Tapestry coincides with the Global Day of Jewish Learning, which takes place on Sunday in various locations. The theme for this year is "Under the Same Sky: The Earth is Full of Your Creations." Check out the UJF Adult Education email for details on both adult and children's offerings.
  • THE ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND CT CHAPTER, Sunday November 20th, honors Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich Reform Synagogue at its Fall Hero's Dinner....survivor and cancer research advocate. Speaker: Cancer scientist, Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University, a leader in nano-technology. Hear about latest cancer research and enjoy Mediterranean dinner. Caterer: Beth Torah Glatt Kosher (Plus, Israel art auction). Chair: Roz Mangot Location: Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $180. For under 35's, $118. Information/registration: CT Director 203 321-1106 7 Lumanor Dr. Stamford 06903 Or, Roz Mangot 203 322-6069
  • GAN YELADIM KIDS HEALTH DAY AND OPEN HOUSE November 20th from 9:30-11:30 at Gan Yeladim, 770 High Ridge Road. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about healthy habits for kids and adults. Open to all kids newborn-10yrs as well as prospective families wanting to tour and learn all about Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center. Separate parents and children programming will be available including fun activities for kids such as gymnastics, yoga and more. For the adults don't miss out on an informative panel of therapists focusing on "red flags" - how to identify them from an early age and how to raise a healthy child, as well as a fitness class and health talk with LiveBetter trainer and a talk on pre and post-natal health for moms and babies.
  • JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES NEEDS MINYAN MENSCHEN!! JSS is in great need of men to attend and help make our daily Minyan (prayer quorum of ten) in order to help Residents say the Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue's Minyans. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email for exact service times.
  • JFITNESS GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!! November 18-20, 2016, Weekend Events: $100 off Registration all weekend!! The first 100 visitors of the weekend will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following: *10 pack of personal training ($450) *5 pack of Swedish Massage ($430) *10 pack of shakes ($70). Friday, November 18th: 8:00 am-12:00 pm Free Babysitting, 9:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Saturday, November 19th: 8:00 am -12:00 pm Free Babysitting, Special Event classes, Free chair massage, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Sunday, November 20th: All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport 203-365-6444
  • THE STAMFORD ERUV BRUNCH You are cordially invited to attend a brunch in support of The Stamford Eruv Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:45am at CAS. Guest Speaker Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer- "A Short History of the Eruv in America." $18 per person, sponsors welcome at $180.Info: Michael Feldstein at or Rose Newman at
  • 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.
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES UPDATED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care. At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a cliché, but a way of life. Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or
  • TAKING YOUR JOB SEARCH BY STORM IN 2016, Wednesday, October 19th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Presented by the JFS Employment and Training Services Workshop, Abby Kohut, known as "Absolutely Abby", will teach the steps needed to take to assure a successful search before the end of 2016. Workshop will be held at the Stamford office: 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. No cost to attend but registration is suggested. Contact Ilene Locker, Director of JFS Employment & Training at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS, beginning Wednesday, September 14th at 4 pm Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT , Sunday, November 20th at 7:00-8:30 pm Sponsored in part by the JCC and JFS, an evening of inspiration, at the JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford, will feature Izzy Ezagui, an American-born, one-armed squad commander in the IDF. He speaks on topics of motivation, success and overcoming obstacles. This is a free event and open to the community to provide a better understanding of the challenges that so many face. Call JFS at 201-921-4161 for more information
  • JFS COLLEGE AHEAD! Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 pm Deans of Admissions of prominent colleges will form a panel of experts to share information about the college admissions, academics, Jewish life on campus, residential options and other topics of interest. Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, will moderate the discussion at the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy office at 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Open to the community at no cost and registration is not required. Contact Claire Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or email for more information.
  • 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 Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LET'S TALK - Thursdays, 1:00 pm Free at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough 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 203-921-4161 or email
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Avraham bat Tova
  • Chana bat Refaela
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Gedalya Yitzchak ben Tzivia Rivka.
  • Malka Vitta bat Fayga Miriam
  • Malka bat Perel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rabbi Yosef Adler ben
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Gitl bat Frances
  • Rivkah bat Esther
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yosef ben Yocheved
  • Zacharia Aharon ben Aviva
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Thursday: 10 am -12 pm
We need volunteersPlease call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth

Nov. 5-
  • Tot Shabbat/ Mini Minyan - Discussion: How can I be thankful for and why is this important/ how does it look? (ongoing for the month)
  • Jr. Cong. - Color War Challenge: Learn a new tefillah
  • BMC meeting with Ari Leiberman
  • Teen Minyan

Nov. 12-

  • Tot Shabbat/ Mini Minyan - Learn about Saying Thank You more often
  • Jr Cong. - Color War- Avraham and Sarah Jeopardy Edition

Nov. 19-

  • Mini Minyan- role play Hakarat Hatov scenarios
  • Jr Cong. - Fancy Kiddush
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka

Nov. 26-

  • Jr Cong. - Nekudot Sale - bring all your tickets to groups
  • BMC optional - sign up to be helper in Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan- chessed starts in our community - first 5 signups will be invited to help the Morahs.

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 3 and 10
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday orspecial accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishnaand Hot Cocoa in their honor, please email me
If you would like to helpsupport the Youth Department, please visit all of our sponsorship opportunities.
Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902

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