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Ascending to Jerusalem - Shabbat Bulletin Update

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin Update
Rosh Chodesh Elul
September 3, 2016
30 Av 5776
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Heaven meets earth in Jerusalem. Throughout our history, we have been enjoined to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. In this week's Torah portion of Reeh, Moshe commands our nation to ascend to the city three times a year for reunion and renewal. As Isaiah wrote, "From Zion shall go forth the Torah and the word of God from Jerusalem."

In this spirit, we are proud of our students who are devoting a year to living and learning Torah in Israel. We wish a wonderful year of growth to the following students and best wishes to their families:

Daniel Alexander, Aviva Attar, Jacob Cohen, Elisheva Cohen, Hannah Davidson, Carly Jankelovits, Matt Jelen, Eliana Koehler, Remy and Tany Neuhaus, Jessica Schwartz, Alex Seligson, Jonah Smart, Charlie Thau and Nicole Wohlberg. 

We pray they go in peace and come back in peace.

We look forward to seeing them on our Men's Adult Learning Trip in December. It is not too late to join. Click here for more info or join us on our Israel Pilgrimage in November 2017 - Our Journey of Body and Soul to Visit the Four Holy Cities

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and may we all merit to see in person the beauty of Jerusalem very soon.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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

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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Rosh Chodesh Elul
September 3, 2016
30 Av 5776
send your submission to
Mincha7:00 PM
Candle lighting7:06 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:38 AM
Tot Shabbat \ Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:43 AM
Daf Yomi6:10 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:10 PM
Mincha7:00 PM
Maariv8:00 PM
Shabbat Ends8:05 PM
Havdalah8:05 PM
Shabbat Shalom
An Interview with God
As we begin the month of Elul, there is no better time of year for self introspection and reconnecting with God. Why are we here? What does God want from me? We sound the shofar and recite Psalm 27 whose opening words "God is my light and my salvation" to awaken within us the motivation to grow spiritually. How can we become better people next year, more aligned with the values of the Torah and emulating God in all of our ways? The poem below is well known but worthy of contemplation during this season. I encourage you to peruse our robust educational program for Elul and commit to a class or experience this month. God wiling, we will merit a wonderful holiday season and all be written and sealed in the book of life for the coming year.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
I Dreamed I Had An Interview With God.
"Come in, God said, so you would like to interview me?"
"If you have the time," I said, God smiled and said:
"My time is eternity and is enough to do everything; what questions do you have in mind to ask me?"
"What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered:
"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again, that they lose their health to make money, and then lose their money to restore their health, that by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future, that they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived..."
God's hands took mine and we were silent for while and then I asked...
"As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?"
God replied with a smile:
"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them, what they can do is to let themselves be loved, to learn that it takes years to build trust, and a few seconds to destroy it, to learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others, all will be judged individually on their own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis!
To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them.
To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.
To learn that money can buy everything but happiness....
I thanked him for his time and for all that he had done for my family and me, and he replied,
"Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer."
Author Unknown
Dad's and Donuts Minyan restarts this month! Please make every effort to attend and bring your kids for davening and a breakfast of champions!!! For more info, contact Simeon Wohlberg. September 11th and 25th and October 9th and 30th.
Best wishes to the CAS team in the annual Kiddush Cup game vs. Young Israel.
We wish Aviva Attar, Jacob Cohen, Elisheva Cohen, Hannah Davidson, Carly Jankelovits, Eliana Koehler, Remy and Tany Neuhaus, Jessica Schwartz, Alex Seligson, Jonas Smart and Charlie Thau
HIGH HOLIDAY 5777 RESERVED SEATS Make sure you have your desired seat in any of our three services-return the form included in your dues statement or contact Matt at
YIZKOR BOOK If you placed an entry last year, please respond to the letter you will receive to confirm your remembrance in our Yizkor Book 5777. If you would like to place an entry, click here or contact the office.
Shabbat Table Conversation Reeh The parsha speaks about the importance of the three pilgrimage festivals and visiting Jerusalem. If you had to pick one place to impress values upon your child where would it be be? Why?
New!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 Achva's Snacks. Achva's snack was recently boycotted by the Brussels Airlines, however, this company has since changed its mind under the pressure from the Israeli Minister of Tourism.
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
Welcome new Teen Adviser Yaakov Faratci who will join us this Shabbat. Meet him at kiddush and at Teen Schmooze Kickoff at 6 PM, graciously hosted by Kori and Bill Meyers 105 East Lane
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurMichael Feldstein: The Dubno Maggid: His Story . . . and His Stories
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter: Can we really not eat swordfish?
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Torah ReadersNathaniel Yahgoubian, Dr. Ted Listokin
Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday-Monday 7:45 am, Tuesday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday-Monday:7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday:6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday:7:00 PM, Friday:6:59 PM
Candles Friday6:54 PM
SundayRosh Chodesh Elul
MondayLabor Day
Mazal Tov
  • to Drs. Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian on Nathaniel's Bar Mitzvah
  • to Daniel Zaffron who is celebrating his aufruf this Shabbat on the occasion of his upcoming marriage to Megan McWinney.
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 family of Irv Neitlich in honor of the first Yahrzeit of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushMichael Alexander and Bennett Schwartz in honor of their milestone birthdays and best wishes to all the kids going to study in Israel
Sanctuary Kiddushby Drs. Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian in honor of Nathaniel's Bar Mitzvah
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CAS Youth News
Welcome to Groups! We are excited to begin Mini Minyan and Tot Shabbat for the new school year. Your Morah's are returning and we are thrilled. We know your Shabbat and holiday groups will be as fun and educational as always and we look forward to welcoming youll! We do have one very significant change in our groups. The Fire Code has dictated that we have had too many people in the groups' rooms. Since we must adhere to the regulations, we need to limit our numbers in groups. Therefore, effective immediately, groups will be drop off only. Parents are no longer allowed to stay in groups. If a child is unable to stay in groups without a parent, then the parent will be asked to take the child out of groups. We understand this is a big change, but we ask for your full cooperation. Please be assured that your children are safe and well taken care of by our professional staff.

Jr. Cong will begin next Shabbos, Sept. 10
CAS Teens
Teens this Shabbos He's here! Meet our new Teen Leader, Yaakov Faratci, during kiddush (12:15-12:30pm). He will be sitting at a table in the back of the kiddish room. Teen Schmooze Kickoff - Come see your friends and have the chance to get to know Yaakov Faratci, our new teen leader, at 6:00pm at 105 East Lane! Snacks will be provided. Graciously hosted by Kori and Bill Meyers

Welcome from our new Teen Advisor - Yaakov Faratci
Hello Congregation Agudath Shalom! My name is Yaakov Faratci and I am excited to work together with you to continue to make this shul a place of comfort, inspiration, meaning, purpose, fun, and pure joy for your children, our current and future leaders.
I was born and raised in Skokie Illinois, a town filled with a sense of stability, consistency, and comfort, attributes I will share with the teens this year. After high school, I learned in Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem for two years. Living in the Old City is an experience of gaining a sense of wonder, resilience, passion, ultimately living in a city of dreams.
God willing, the teen minyan will be a place that on a weekly basis, your children can feel a real connection not just with who they are but who they want to be. I hope to bring wonder and significance to the minyan through every conversation and interaction. In high school, the teen minyan was my weekly spiritual outlet, and an influence on my life. I'm committed to making our teen minyan a strong source of pride and simcha. I currently study psychology at Yeshiva University. I love reading, sports (I'm a huge Chicago Cubs fan, this is the year!), listening to music, and coming up with my own jokes that would put dad jokes to shame. For example, I cry whenever I smell candles, I'm pretty sCENTsitive.

I have spent the last few years passionately establishing loving and positive environments for a variety of children from different denominations, religions, and demographics. I have been involved with NCSY for 6 years and currently work as an ambassador to inspire college students to assume NCSY leadership positions. This past summer I worked as a division head for teens at camp Nesher, doing anything possible, no matter the personal predicament, to insure the well being of all teens and to make sure they went to sleep with smiles on their faces.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a wonderful year! Thank you for the opportunity and have a great shabbos!
CAS Young Families
Young Families Pot Luck Shabbat Lunch The Young Couples Committee is holding its fourth annual potluck Shabbat lunch on September 17 following services. We are looking for young families and couples to host the potluck and provide the main dish, drinks, and challah, and then guests will fill in with side dishes and desserts. Joni us for this great way to get to know people in the community! Click here to sign up or contact Jessica Dulitz for more info.

Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Rachel Kaimowitz or Jessica Furmansky
CAS Pre Holiday Series
CAS Pre-High Holiday Adult Education Series
Road Map to Spiritual Greatness - The Path of the Just
Rabbi Daniel Cohen - 9:00 AM - Tuesday
  • 9/13 - Our Purpose for Living
  • 9/20 - The Secret to Exponential Personal Growth
  • 9/27 - Tapping into Your Potential
High Holiday Themes and Lessons
Rabbi David Walk- 7:30 PM- Tuesday
  • 9/13- The Magic of 13 9/20- Teshuva- What are the Odds?
  • 9/27- Can't we put the Machzor on a Diet?
Learning Liturgy
Rabbi Oran Zweiter- 8:00 PM- Thursday
  • 9/15- Selichot: Getting Ready for a Big Date 9/22- Rosh Hashanah- Anointing the King
  • 10/6- Yom Kippur- Joy and Trepidation
Read Hebrew America Level 1
Rabbi Oran Zweiter- 8 PM- Tuesday- Beginning 9/12
If you ever wanted to learn to read Hebrew but never had the opportunity, this course is for you! Meeting for 8 sessions in a small group, you will learn the fundamentals of the Hebrew alphabet and reading.
Read Hebrew America Level 2
Mark Wagshul- 8 PM- Tuesday- Beginning 9/12
For those that already took Level 1, or those that already know the fundamentals, continue your study of Hebrew and advance in your reading skills. This course will include a one session review of Level 1.
High Holiday Tunes: What They Sound Like, What They Mean
Chazzan Raphael Bokow- 8:00 PM- Thursday, September 29
Join our cantor in exploring high holiday tunes, both familiar and unfamiliar. We'll study how the tunes are sung, as well as how they help create the special atmosphere of the high holidays.
Sparks of Growth and Inspiration
Selichot Program, 9 PM, Saturday, September 24th
Have you ever read a poem, a book, seen a movie or a work of art or heard a song that awakened within you the voice of God beckoning you to become a better you? Share your experience. Rabbi Kook describes Teshuvah as return to self, your soul. We never know what experience will awaken us from our spiritual slumber and motivate us to grow in our relationship to humanity and God. Join us for an evening of inspiration. We want to hear from you. To sign up to share your source of inspiration, contact Rabbi Oran Zweiter at
Sound on the Sound - Sunrise Service
September 25th, 6:20 AM at Horseshoe Beach at the Cove Island Park
Join our annual tradition of welcoming in New Year by greeting the sun as it rises over the horizon. You may be tired but you will surely be inspired!
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CAS Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Monday, September 12 - 8:00 PM
CAS Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Always wanted to read Hebrew but didn't know how? This class is for you! Come join us beginning Monday evening, September 12th at 8 PM for an 8 session weekly crash course in Hebrew reading at Agudath Sholom.
Level 1- For those with no Hebrew reading background led by Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Level 2- For those with basic familiarity, who want to develop their skills, as well as learn to navigate the high holiday prayer book (will include a one session review of level 1) led by Mark Wagshul
Holiday Challah Bake with Diane Cohen
Wednesday, September 14 - 7:45 PM
Holiday Challah Bake with Diane Cohen
Make this year an extra sweet one!
Get Ready for Rosh Hashanah with a challah baking workshop! Learn technique & recipe to make scrumptious Challah and enhance your holiday. Learn the meaning behind the mitzvah of Challah. Fun, Inspirational and delicious evening.
Open to all women in the community. Wednesday, September 14 at 7:45 PM.
Reservations required-by September 9
CAS Young Couples Potluck Shabbat Lunch
We are looking for young families and couples to host the potluck and provide the main dish, drinks, and challah, and then guests will fill in with side dishes and desserts. Join us for this great way to get to know people in the community!
Musical Melavah Malka Jam Hosted by Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen
Connect with Community and Inspired by the Spirit of the Holidays
Saturday Night, September 17 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Featuring Ruach, Rhythm, Refreshment and Song with Chazan Bokow, Sandy Shapiro, Steven Adelman, Ari Levine, & friends.
Sign up at
Info: Rabbi Oran Zweiter at
CAS Mitzvah Fair
Sunday, September 25 - 9:30 AM
CAS Mitzvah Fair
Come get ready for the High Holidays at Agudath Sholom's first ever Mitzvah Fair!
For a few hours, Agudath Sholom will be hosting an all-encompassing Jewish mitzvah experience. Our booths will include:
Sukkah selling
Gift of Life bone marrow swabs
Tefillin demonstrations and checking
Jewish book sales
Havdalah Spice Box making
Tevilat Keilim
Rosh Hashanah card making
Shofar making with Chabad
Info on local volunteer opportunities
And More!!!
CAS Pre-High Holiday Adult Education Series
Join us for a class or a special event and get ready for the high holidays!
Sukkot Across Agudath
Saturday, October 22
Sukkot Across Agudath
On Saturday, October 22 the Sisterhood wants everyone in our congregation enjoying their shabbat afternoon having Sukkot lunch with other members of our shul, at homes across the community.

Come be a part of Sukkot as it's supposed to be...within the beauty and spirituality of the sukkah, enjoying friends, old and new.

This event is FREE.

Host families will provide food for the meal.

Guests will be asked to bring wine, challah, and pareve dessert (more details when you sign up!)

Sign up deadline Sunday, October 8

More information: Margie Abrams, 203-644-7048,
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, October 30 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am October 30th, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22 and 29th. (Feb. 5th 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.
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.
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!
CAS Announcements
  • CANTOR'S 2ND ANNUAL TEFILLIN WORKSHOP Join the Cantor on Sunday September 18th, for the Cantor's 2nd annual Tefillin workshop, just in time for Rosh Hashana. A half hour interactive session on the importance of Tefillin, its origins and a quick refresher course on correct placement. Open to all men, and in particular bar mitzvah boys just starting out on their tefillin journey. When: Sunday September 18th 9:15am, right after 8:30 minyan
  • LOOKING FOR LOST TEFILIN. Last seen on newspaper ledge outside small beis medrash to the left of the front door, last Tuesday 8/23. Black bag with a strap, says שמואל דוד וואל. Contact Sam Wall -
  • LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR CAS MEN'S CHOIR If you sing well and would like to be a part of the High Holy Days choir. Please contact the Cantor at or 6463842277.Regular pre- HH days weekly commitment strictly required. Be a part of something special
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - Sunday, Sep. 11th at 8 PM! (Continuing 2nd Sunday of every month- Sep. 11th, Oct. 9th, Nov. 13th and third Sunday, Dec. 18th). Join Rabbi Zweiter once a month 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.
  • HEALING VISITS AT CAS The strength of our community emerges from caring for each other. We pray for a person to not only be healed in body but healed in spirit. In fact, the Talmud explains that visiting to cheer someone up or lend an ear can improve a person's health. If you would like to participate in this special mitzvah, let Rabbi Cohen know and he will add you to our healing visits intiative at CAS. You will be added to a google group and informed of mitzvah opportunities. May everyone for whom we pray merit a full and speedy recovery.
  • 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 (
  • 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
CAS Classes
Week of September 4
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Taanit - 7:15 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • JOIN JFS ON SEPTEMBER 21ST FOR AN EVENING OF SCOTCH TASTING AND FOOD, a JFS fundraiser, at CAS congregants, Sherry and Marc Silver. You'll taste whisky with a prominent expert and enjoy a light kosher supper and if necessary, a ride home. Cost:$200 and RSVP by September 12. Contact Jami Fener at 203-921-4161 or register online at
  • JOIN FRIENDS OF THE IDF on Sunday September 18th at the Stamford Marriott Hotel for the Connecticut Annual Dinner. Come hear the personal stories of former and current IDF soldiers, as well as get the chance to speak firsthand with them. For any questions, contact Ali Picheny at 646-274-9645 or To register online go to our webpage:
  • DJ SERVICE Bat/Bar Mitzvah or any occasion (203) 505 4690
  • MA'AYANOT HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ANNUAL COMMUNITY YOM IYUN Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Men and women welcome. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shoshana Poupko, the New Dean of Students at Ma'ayanot "Revisiting the Days of Awe as the Daze of Ah". With additional shiurim by members of our distinguished faculty. For more information, please contact Pam Ennis,
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 30 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm (1937 West Main Street, Stamford). Come and learn about JHSC's unique value proposition, UConn ECE Program, 2017 tuition initiative, international mathematics program, physics first STEM program and our individualized Judaic tracks. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich - or 203-357-0850.
  • TAPESTRY UJF together with the JCC and the Stamford Board of Rabbis presents the 13th Annual Tapestry - Saturday, November 19th A community celebration of adult Jewish learning.Honoring Tapestry founders, Ilana DeLaney and Meryl Gordon.
  • 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). SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly at our Stamford office (733 Summer Street,6th Floor) on the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm and at our Westport office (431 Post Road East) on the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161or email
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