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Friday, September 9, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
September 10, 2016
7 Elul 5776
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Candle lighting6:54 PM
Mincha6:59 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:40 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:44 AM
Daf Yomi6:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:00 PM
Mincha6:50 PM
Maariv7:48 PM
Shabbat Ends7:53 PM
Havdalah7:53 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Fragility of Life and the Pursuit of Goodness - On the 15th Anniversary of September 11th
We will never forget where we were on September 11th. The day changed our country and our lives. Judaism teaches that history has meaning. What are the moral and religious ramifications of this event? It is both a deeply personal question and a transcendent one.
9/11 reminds us of the fragility of life. "I have just returned from a shivah home of a family that lost a father in the 9/11 attack. The man left a family of young children. At the shivah, one of the daughters, she could not have been more than twelve or thirteen was sitting silently with her sisters and mother as everyone was gathered around them crying. Suddenly, the girl looked up and said, "Imma, I am happy for one thing. Remember the night before Abba went to work for the last time? Abba and you came home from a Bar Mitzvah and when you came into the house, Abba said, 'I am really thirsty and hot. Could anyone please bring me a cold glass of water with ice in it?' Although all of us were in the room, I looked at Abba and saw how hot he was, and I jumped up and brought him the water with the ice in it. He was happy that I brought it to him. He smiled and said 'Thank you so much Malkie; that water was exactly what I needed right now!' Imma, that was the last time I was able to do the mitzvah of kibbud av. I remember so clearly Abba's face as he drank the water and how happy I felt that I was able to make him happy. I am happy that I have this as the last memory I will ever have of Abba."
Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, of blessed memory, highlights the universal import of the day. "Exposure to both the suffering and the bravery of 9/11 cannot but increase the human sensitivity of anyone with an open heart. This exposure must intensify our commitment and deepen our determination to pursue the good. We must do our best to remember those who were killed; to support those whom they left behind; to build a better world, one that is more trusting and more humane. Especially during these days of reckoning, we cling to the realization of our shared destiny: "a world built by kindness" (Tehillim 89:3)."
On Shabbat morning, I will offer a special prayer on the occasion of the anniversary as we remember and reflect on the day. We will also be inviting first responders in our community to shul on Shabbat morning, October 1st for a "Thank Local Heroes Shabbat".
May we share good news in the days ahead and may we witness the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness speedily and in our days.
Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Dad's and Donuts Minyan restarts this Sunday 9.15am! 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.
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 Shoftim - Hospitality A host offers a guest food and lodging. How does the guest benefit the host and how does the host benefit from experiencing the guest? What were your best and worst experiences as a guest or as a host? Why?
  • new members Jennifer and Avi Avigdor
  • new families who recently moved to the Stamford Jewish community and wish them many blessings in their new home: Sarit and David Deren, Shira Janette and Reuven Fischer, Alan and Lauren Sachs.
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 As High Holidays are approaching, consider purchasing beautiful greeting cards printed in Israel from the following link:
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, September 30th 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!
Classes Our Fall Array of Pre High Holiday Classes Start This Week! Check out the opportunities in our bulletin and online.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurMark Wagshul: Machnisei Rachamim: Praying to Angels?
Seudah ShlishitJosh Munk
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReadersZach Ostroff, Nat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday:7:15 AM/8:30 AM/9:15 AM, Monday-Friday:6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday:6:50 PM, Friday:6:47 PM
Candles Friday6:42 PM
  • to the family of Sylvia Frankel
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Michelle Rawicz and Larry Ostroff and grandparents Eva & Fred Rawicz and Barbara & Norman Ostroff on Zachary's Bar Mitzvah
  • to Leah & Peter Munk on the aufruf of Josh Munk in celebration of his forthcoming marriage to Mielcah Allswang
  • to the CAS softball team on the victory over Young Israel in the annual Kiddush Cup
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushSteve, Ronnie and Marti Sichel in honor of Dan's milestone birthday
Sanctuary Kiddushby Ostroff and Rawicz families in honor of Zachary's Bar Mitzvah
Seudat ShlishitLeah, Peter, Adina and Shoshana Munk in celebration of Josh's upcoming marriage to Mielcah Allswang
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CAS Youth News
Important Shabbat Youth Groups Announcement from Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Thank God, our shul is growing with many families and young children. We are thrilled to offer an outstanding Shabbat youth program. Although our space is limited, we strive to provide programming for all ages. Thank God, over 125 youth participate on a weekly basis. However, we need parental cooperation to insure a safe and educationally nourishing environment. We ask all parents to please abide by the following guidelines for the younger groups which are in accordance with the restriction of the fire department.
  1. Tot Shabbat - Only one parent per child. No chairs in the room. We ask parents present to engage in the program. The group will have a curriculum for 3-4 year olds, but birth to 4 are welcome to attend, with a parent as needed. No outside food allowed in the group to create a safe environment for children with allergies.
  2. Mini Minyan -This group is for 5 and 6 year olds and same food guidelines. This is a drop off program with no parents present.
  3. Jr. Congregation - 2nd -4th Grade
  4. Bnai Mitzvah Club - 5th and 6th Grade
  5. Teen Minyan - 7th - 12th Grade
BMC and Teen Minyan meet as scheduled in the bulletin. Younger groups meet weekly.
Thank you to Rabbi Jeiger and our stellar staff for their leadership, the youth committee for their time, wisdom and education and all of the parents for your cooperation. God willing, it will be an inspiring, fun and meaningful year for our youth and families!
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- Monday- 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- Monday- 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
  • JOIN CAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND! Are you new to the area or do you know someone new to town, looking for a place for the holidays and beyond? Join us next Shabbat, Sep. 17th at our new and prospective member Shabbat. Sign up for our Pot Luck Shabbat lunch and/or join us at our musical Melavah Malka next Saturday night. Even better, ask them to join you for Diane Cohen's Challah Baking Class on Wednesday night. Learn about our Apples, Honey and Wine Tasting Event in Downtown Stamford. New Membership rate is 50% off for the first year. For more information, contact our membership chairs Kate Cik ( and Rebecca Ben Attar (, our Director of Operations Matt Feinberg ( or Rabbi Cohen.
  • MEN'S CLUB MEETING this Sunday at 9:30 - 9/11. Bagel, lox and cream cheese sound good? We will meet at the tables in the Simcha Room. Items to discuss include your good ideas.
  • SPECIAL CLASS WITH BOB ABRAMS The Book of Samuel. Mondays 10 a.m. to 11:30 AM at CAS with Bob Abrams. Beginning September 12. Come one, come all! Dive deeply into the layers of meaning in the book of Samuel. This book of the Bible gives us the stories of King Saul and King David, the twelve tribes uniting as one people, and so very much more. Discuss lessons of leadership, parenting, and our history with one another. No experience or background necessary - just a desire to know more!
  • HELP WANTED We need volunteers to serve as ushers in the Sanctuary and greeters at the front door during the High Holidays! Rosh Hashanah - 10 am-1 pm, Kol Nidre - 2 shifts, Yom Kippur - 11 am-2 pm. If you are interested in helping, please e-mail Elisheva at
  • 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
  • ISRAEL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Suggestion from Jeff Cahn, one of our members. DVI - Doctors Volunteering for Israel. I recently returned from Israel, where I spent a week providing free dental care to needy children in Jerusalem. This was my sixth visit to the Trudi Birger Dental Volunteers for Israel Clinic,where needy and at-risk children, as well as young adults, receive state-of-the art dental treatment, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or creed. For more information on the DVI program, you may contact Dr. Jeff Cahn at 203-323-2882 or at or go to the DVI website,
  • 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
  • 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!
CAS Classes
Week of September 11
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Beginners Talmud - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Wings, Beer and Shiur at 613 - 8:00 PM
MondayRabbi David Walk: : Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 12:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: : Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: : Road Map to Spiritual Greatness - The Path of the Just - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: : Parsha Pespectives - 12:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: : High Holiday Themes and Lessons - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Thought of Rambam (Maimonides) - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: : Business Ethics Lunch and Learn at 613 - 12:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: : Talmud Taanit - 7:15 PM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Learning Liturgy - 8:00 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
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Join us for Friendship Day, as we kick off a fundraising challenge to support the Friendship Circle. Donate your time and encourage others to contribute as well! Join us for the actual day as well! October 9th* 12:30-3:30 PM* Friendship Circle Center: 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford For individuals of all ages and abilities, free & open to the public! The celebrations will include a carnival, rides, crafts, entertainment, face painting, music, food, and more!! Keep the circle strong ~ Donate & Participate in Friendship Day Go to to sign up, show your support, and donate today!
  • 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
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Baila bat Naomi
  • Chaim Wolf ben Shaynsha
  • Chana bat Refaela
  • Chaya bat Malka
  • Dov ben Pnina
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  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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CAS Youth
Mia Goldman this Shabbat is turning eight,
Come to Jr. Cong. to help her celebrate!
About her birthday Kiddush she's very excited,
For yummy treats after davening, you're all invited!
September 2016 - Theme of the Month: HUMILITY

Sept 10

  • Jr. Cong. get your YEAR LONG COLOR WAR TEAMS- start learning about earning points immediately.
  • Discussion: difference between being HUMBLE and thinking you're not good at anything.
  • BMC meeting with Ari Leiberman
Sept 17 -
  • Jr. Cong. ONEG - Shabbat Afternoon at Rabbi Jeiger's Home, 35 Mayflower Ave Unit B 5-6:30 pm
  • Discussion: Moshe and why he is considered "the humblest man who ever lived"
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
Sept 24-
  • Jr. Cong. nekudot sale- bring all your tickets for great prizes!
  • Special Chulent Kiddush!
  • All children are invited to a pre-Selichot movie, discussion and pizza night (begins 1 1/2 hours prior to Selichot)
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 Yehuda Jeiger

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

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