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Friday, March 18, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin - Correction

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Shabbat Zachor
March 19, 2016
9 Adar II 5776
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Candles6:46 PM
Mincha6:51 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema10:00 AM
Mishnah & Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit11:01 AM
Daf Yomi5:55 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:55 PM
Mincha6:45 PM
Maariv7:43 PM
Shabbat Ends7:48 PM
Editor's Note:
We are resending the email bulletin as we neglected to include greetings to our friends Ari & Ellen Fischel on their anniversary & Lauren Fischel on her 2nd birthday.  Mazal tov!  Thanks, Flossy!

Shabbat Shalom
What does Purim mean for us in 2016?
Unity, Hope and Destiny
Unity- Amalek attacks our nation when we are divided, when our weakest are most vulnerable. We must never forget that we are one family and there is more that unites us than divides us. Everyone is created in the image of G-d. Through gifts to our friends, strangers, and the poor, we demonstrate we are one people with one heart!
Hope - Amalek sows the seeds of despair. Whether in ancient times or today, Haman, Hitler, or radical Islamist ideology seeks a world of anarchy, chaos and intolerance. Unfortunately, the Jews during the time of Purim despaired. They enjoyed the feast of Achashverosh celebrating their demise, watching the King drinking from the goblets of the Temple, and losing sight of returning to Jerusalem. Never forget G-d is in control. The redemption can happen in an instant and we are G-d's chosen people.
Destiny - What is the difference between fate and destiny? Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik explains that fate is uncontrollable while destiny is directed. Fate is shared suffering and responsibility. Destiny is a deliberate choice to aspire upward and realize our historic potential as an individual and as a nation. Purim challenges each of us to insure the future of the Jewish people by no longer being spectators to history but participants in our destiny.
May we merit light, redemption, unity and faith and witness the realization of our holy destiny speedily in our days. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Purim and if you have not done so already, sign up and make your dinner and ad reservations for what promises to be a fantastic unifying event.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Father/Son Minyan will be held this Sunday, 9:15 AM
  • Complete Purim Schedule is below
PLEASE NOTE Rabbi Cohen will be at AIPAC in Washington DC with our CAS delegation from Sunday to Tuesday. His Tuesday classes will not meet this week. In case of an emergency, please contact Rabbi Walk. Rabbi Cohen will check his emails periodically.
Purim Download the Benjamin and Rose Berger Purim To-Go 5776 from Yeshiva University - This issue of Torah for Purim includes the following articles:
  • Tick Tock the Purim Clock - Rabbi Eli Belizon (Rebbe, Stone Beit Midrash Program and Rabbi, Young Israel of Fair Lawn)
  • Sefer and Iggeret: The Dual Nature of Megillat Esther - Rabbi Dr. David Horwitz (Rosh Yeshiva, RIETS)
  • What's in a name? A "LOT"!!! - Rabbi Jonathan Schachter (Rebbe, Stone Beit Midrash Program)
  • Selected Comments of the K'tav Sofer to Megillat Esther - Rabbi Robert Shur (Director, Torah Projects, Center for the Jewish Future)
  • The Vilna Gaon's Purim Blessing - Ms. Eliana Sohn (Projector Coordinator, Leadership and Placement, YU School Partnership)
  • The Converts of Shushan - Rabbi Michoel Zylberman (Rosh Chaburah, RIETS, Geirus Coordinator, RCA∙and Segan Menahel, Beth Din of America)
  • Download the publication for free at

    The Benjamin and Rose Berger Torah To-Go is a project of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future.
Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Question of the Week -Gifts to the Poor
  • Question: How much money should I give for Matanot La'evyonim, Gifts to the Poor?
  • Answer: Giving Matanot La'evyonim is one of three mitzvot on Purim designed to engender a sense of community and friendship. The other two are mishloach manot and enjoying a Purim Seudah. However, Maimonides and the Code of Jewish Law states that we should spend more money on supporting the poor than on giving food gifts to your friends. There is no fixed amount for Matanot La'evyonim (we support local needs and in Jerusalem), however remember the words of Maimonides -

    "One is obligated to distribute charity to the poor on the day of Purim. At the very least, to give each of two poor people one present, be it money, cooked dishes, or other foods.

    We should not be discriminating in selecting the recipients of these Purim gifts. Instead, one should give to whoever stretches out his hand. Money given to be distributed on Purim should not be used for other charitable purposes.

    It is preferable for a person to be more liberal with his donations to the poor than to be lavish in his preparation of the Purim feast or in sending portions to his friends. For there is no greater and more splendid happiness than to gladden the hearts of the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the converts.

    One who brings happiness to the hearts of these unfortunate individuals resembles the Divine Presence, which Isaiah 57:15 describes as having the tendency "to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive those with broken hearts."
Shabbat Table Conversation - Vayikra The paradigm of forgiveness set forth in Partshat Vaykira is that the party who is hurt initiates the healing. Do you identify with his model? Have you ever had a relationship mended in a similar way?
AIPAC We wish success and blessings to our CAS delegation going to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington this week.
Israel Advocacy Israel Advocacy Love Israel Products Israel Featured Products of the Week from Love Israel Products (LIPS) - Medjool dates, sold at Costco for $8.99. Looking for a great quality hair product for your kids? Dr. Fisher's children's tearless shampoo is currently on sale at Israeli
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 (
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonRabbi David Walk: I Have to Remember Something
ShacharitSandy Shapiro
MusafEli Neumann
Seudat ShlishitRabbi David Walk: The Grinch
ShiurJay Jubas: Why is Megillat Esther not in the Bible?
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday6:54 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30/9:15AM,
Monday-Wednesday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday: 6:15 AM/7:30 AM, Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 6:55 PM
WednesdayTa'anit Esther
FridayShushan Purim
  • to Sam Goldstein on the passing of his mother, Rivkah
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Sandy and Michael Kamen on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Eliana, daughter of Heather and Marc Katzin
  • to Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz on the birth of a son
  • to Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen who will be away for Shabbat celebrating their nephew Shalom Mordechai Benstein's Bar Mitzvah.
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!
CAS Purim Seudah - March 24
End the day with a bang at our Tie Dye Purim Seudah filled with delicious food, juggling, face painting, music, a costume parade and more!
click here to sign up!
CAS is the place to be this Purim!
Purim Mitzvot and Schedule
  • Zachor - To Remember Amalek Zachor, the most important Torah reading of the year, will be read on Shabbat morning, March 19th at all minyanim with a second reading at 11:30 am at the conclusion of the upstairs davening.
  • Fast of Esther, Wednesday March 23: Fast Begins at 5:24 am and Ends 7:45 pm Shacharit 6:30 and 7:30 am Mincha and Maariv 6:55 pm
  • Hearing the Book of Esther Wednesday night, March 23 - 7:30 pm in the sanctuary, 7:30 pm in the chapel (women-only reading CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF WOMEN'S TEFILLAH GROUP AT CAS),and late reading at 9:00 pm. Thursday, March 24 - 7:00 amand 9 amsharp following 6:30 am and 8:30 am Shacharit, 1 pmat CAS and in the following locations in Stamford: 10:30 am at Regency House (53 Courtland Ave), 1:00 pm at Brighton Gardens and 2:00 pm at Long Ridge Care Facility.
  • Kids Mitzvah OpportunityWe invite children to bring in Box of Pasta to shake as a grogger. Drop off your grogger in a box to benefit Person to Person Food Pantry in Norwalk and Darien
  • Gifts to the Poor - Matanot LeEvyonim - We will disburse funds locally and in Jerusalem. You may drop a check off at the shul or with Rabbi Cohen by 10 am Thursday payable to CAS Charity or Od Yosef Chai.
  • Gifts of Friendship - Mishloach Manot - The minimum requirement is two different ready-to-eat-or-drink foods or beverages. Giving gifts is an expression of hope and uplift. Beyond your circle of friends, prepare a few extra packages to deliver to people who may not usually receive the Purim gift.Please join us at 2 pm on Thursday, March 24th to share the spirit of Purim with residents of Atria Senior Living.
  • Purim Party Following Megilla reading on Wednesday night, March 23rd, join us for pizza, refreshments, a bounce castle, basketball games, cotton candy and much more!
  • Purim Seudah Finally, of course, there is a mitzvah to eat and join us at our festive Purim Seudah!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesby Shira and Ethan Green on the occasion of the second yahrtzeit of Shira's sister, Ruth Bymel, z"l - Rachel Adina bat Mordechai Eliezer, by Flossy & Sam Fischel in honor of the anniversary of Ari & Ellen Fischel and Lauren's 2nd birthday and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushby Barbara & Ron Ashkenas in memory of Ron's father, Harold
Sanctuary Kiddushby Vikki Shields, Alan and Rachel Kaimowitz, Roslyn and Cecil Beekman in celebration of the birth and Bris of their grandson baby boy Kaimowitz (son of Gavin and Rachel, and little brother to Max) and by Marvin Schildkraut in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his mother Miriam bat Yehoshua Dov
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!
20% off one item. (One coupon per family)
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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Womens Tefillah Group
Wednesday, March 23 - 7:30 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
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
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
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
  • MIKE'S ORGANIC PRODUCE DELIVERY FROM THE CAS SISTERHOOD The CAS Sisterhood is excited to bring Mike's Organic Produce Delivery to CAS. Have your weekly package of organic fruits and vegetables delivered to CAS for easy pickup. Look for more details in the coming weeks!
  • 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 20
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 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.
  • JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY COMMUNITY PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE! Sunday, March 20, 11 am - 2 pm at Stop & Shop Ridgeway. Please visit JFS at Stop & Shop to kick off their Passover food drive benefiting the JFS Kosher Food Pantry. JFS will be outside collecting Passover donations in hopes of bringing a meaningful Passover to those in need.
  • 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
  • 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
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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 Rabbi Jeiger!
B'nai Mitzvah Club (grades 5-6) will meet with Rabbi Helman 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:
· PURIM: Join us as we celebrate Purim by sitting together in the sanctuary on Wednesday night for Megillah reading. Afterwards, we have a pizza carnival where we will also package Mishloach Manot for the seniors at the Atria. On Purim day the teens will visit the JCC and we will visit the Atria at 2 pm and have our Seudah at 5 pm! Join us!!
· Friday night oneg - want to host? Let us know.
· March 25-26High School Shabbaton in Stamford- Friday night Carlos and Gabbys dinner at CAS , Oneg, and Motzai Shabbat Ice Skating! Sign up today!
· 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

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

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