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Friday, September 16, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Ki Teitzei
September 17, 2016
14 Elul 5776
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Candle lighting6:42 PM
Mincha6:47 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:43 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:44 AM
Daf Yomi5:45 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:45 PM
Mincha6:35 PM
Maariv7:36 PM
Shabbat Ends7:41 PM
Havdalah7:41 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Values are Caught and Taught: the Making of a Mensch
John Donne, wrote, "No man is an island." We are all on stage and interconnected to each other. What we do, what we say and how we behave are not private, but public and impact our families and community. Our actions may not be posted on the front pages of the newspaper or in the headlines on social media but they endure.
The parsha of Ki Tzeze begins with the episode of the rebellious child, but intuitively speaks in totality to the impact of walking in God's ways every day. Every interaction reverberates in our homes, our children and community.
What memories did your parents forge in your consciousness that shaped who you are today? In speaking a number of years ago with Tamir Goodman, known as the "Jewish Jordan", about his commitment to observe the Sabbath and maintain his religious principles while playing NCAA Division I basketball, I gained new insight into the power of memories we create in small but significant ways.
He shared the following; "When I was about eight years old, I hit the game winning shot in a local recreational league. I was just so excited because basketball meant everything to me. I was pumping my arms in the air as if I was the greatest player. When I got back in the car, my father told me words I will never forget. 'I'm very proud of you, you played well, you hit the game winning shot, but a Jewish person never reacts like that.' Never react as if your talents are coming because of your own hard work. You need to remember that your talent and basketball is a gift.
When I asked Goodman the source of his strength to follow his faith and not the allure of the national stage of basketball, he shared, "I remember going into court with my father and seeing him wearing a kippah in court. All the Jewish lawyers there could see how proud he was of his faith. He always focused on what was important in life. He never put an emphasis on materialistic things. Things that were important to him were religion, his family, and helping others. He made everyone feel good. He was always there for us. No matter what was going on, no matter how busy, no matter what kind of case he was involved in, he had a big firm, but if we needed anything, he was there in a second. Those are the things that I'll always remember about him."
Tamir's father understood one of the most important dimensions of creating memories and instilling enduring values. To educate is not to capture but to captivate. Engaging the mind is not nearly as important as captivating the heart. Our children learn from what we do more than what we say.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome new members Mark Kaufman and Randy Bucknoff
Welcome to our new and prospective members who are joining us this Shabat. Drop by our welcome table in the social hall for a meet and greet and to learn more about CAS. Thank you to Rebecca Ben Attar and Jon Makovsky for manning the table. Thank you to Jessica Dulitz for chairing the Young Families Pot Luck Shabbat and all of the host families.
Welcome Yona and Yael Stomer, New England Region NCSY Stamford Adviors who are joining us this Shabbat. Meet them at the Teen Oneg at 4:30 PM Shabbat afternoon at the Karsch home on Urban St.
Thank you to Diane Cohen for leading a great Challah baking event
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 Parshat Ki Tzeze What is the difference between healthy skepticism and cynicism? What makes people cynical? How do you think a person may overcome this tendency
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!
Exciting News
We are pleased to announce the retention of Dena Block as a Yoetzet Halacha for the coming year. We are grateful to an anonymous donor for supporting the program.
What is a Yoetzet Halacha?
A yoetzet is a woman educated extensively in the laws of niddah, Jewish family law. Her education also includes other areas that come up when helping women keep the laws of niddah, specifically, medical and psychological issues--for example, fertility and infertility, menopause, pregnancy, nursing, breastfeeding, PPD and contraception.
Nishmat, an institution of higher women's learning in Jerusalem, established the Kerel Ariel Yoetzet Halacha training program in 1997 in Israel. Dena Block is part of the first group to be trained by Nishmat in America. Dena will be working in partnership with Rabbis Cohen and Zweiter and the Minnie Manger Marcia Leiberman Mikvah committee to help women and families in the Stamford Jewish community.
Dena will be offering two classes during the year and will be "on call" for any questions or guidance. Women are invited on Sunday morning October 30th from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM at Agudath Sholom for a refresher on the philosophy and laws of Taharat Hamishpacha and a Q and A which will be done in a way that questions remain anonymous. God willing, the Yoetzet Halacha initiative will be source of blessing in our community. Dena can be reached at or 201 921 8992.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi David Walk: Slichot: Magic or Meaningful
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter: I Can't Live in Egypt? But Didn't the Rambam LIve There?!
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Torah ReadersJay Jubas, Ethan Green
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 6:40 PM
Candles Friday6:30 PM
  • to Toby Schaffer and her family on the passing of their father and grandfather, Joseph Macy
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
Chapel KiddushHoward Wolfe, commemorating the 1st yahrzeit of his mother, Sylvia (Tziporah bat Shlomo Zalman), of blessed memory
Sanctuary KiddushSusan and Len Mark in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Susan's mother, Evelyn Silber
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CAS Young Families
New Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen The four part series starts Sunday eve, October 30th at a private home. To learn more about this series on marriage, parenting and more, contact chair, Rachel Maryles at or Rabbi Cohen.

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
  • 9/20 - The Secret to Exponential Personal Growth
  • 9/27 - Tapping into Your Potential
High Holiday Themes and Lessons
Rabbi David Walk- 7:30 PM- Tuesday
  • 9/27- Can't we put the Machzor on a Diet?
Learning Liturgy
Rabbi Oran Zweiter- 8:00 PM- Thursday
  • 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- 8:30 PM- Saturday, September 24
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 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!
CAS Youth Jr. Congregation Oneg
Saturday, September 17 - 5:00 PM
CAS Youth Jr. Congregation Oneg
Enjoy Torah, discussions, games, snacks and of course Color War competitions,.
Hope to see you there!
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 Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Monday, September 19 - 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
Would you act differently if your life was broadcast live to the world?
- How do our actions impact those around us?
- This and so much more.
Cost: $5
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!!!
Lulav & Etrog Set
Friday, September 30 - 12:00 PM
Lulav & Etrog Set
September 30, noon
Pick up dates at CAS are:
Thursday, October 13 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 14 - 2 - 5 PM
Sunday, October 16 - 8 AM - 10 AM
Enter your reservation

Please pre-pay on-line to speed your pickup!
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,
CAS High Holiday Information
Review our seating policy, reserved seating charts, calendar, and youth events
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, November 6 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Nov. 6, 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.
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 this Shabbat, Sep. 17th at our new and prospective member Shabbat. Join us at our musical Melavah Malka next Saturday 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.
  • 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
  • SAVE THE DATE - EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GOD on a Fall Foliage Spiritual Hike with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday, October 30th. More details in the weeks ahead.
  • 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 - The 2nd Sunday of every month- 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.
  • 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!
CAS Classes
Week of September 18
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Beginners Talmud - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. (held at BCDS) - 11:30 AM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Road Map to Spiritual Greatness - The Path of the Just - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: High Holiday Themes and Lessons - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Thought of Rambam (Maimonides) - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Talmud Taanit - 7:30 PM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Learning Liturgy - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • 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:
  • WOMEN'S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES (WIJS) FREE COMMUNITY-WIDE BOKER IYUN on Sunday, September 25, from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Young Israel of New Rochelle. This event, open to men and women, is dedicated in memory of Ellen Goodstein Koplow a"h. Dr. Sharon Flatto, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College and Director of its Graduate Program, will open the program with "Halakhah and Kabbalah: A Marriage or Strange Bedfellows?" The second session will offer participants a choice of presentations: Miriam Krupka Berger, Chair of the Tanakh Department at the Ramaz Upper School, will speak on "Teshuva, Prayer and Redemption: Literary and Philosophical Views;" Manhattan Jewish Experience's Director of Education Ruthie Braffman will present "Prayer: from the Patriarchs to the Present." The program will close with Dr. Yael Ziegler, lecturer of Tanakh at Herzog College and Matan, Israel, speaking on "The Lottery, the Goats and Abraham's Sons." Advance registration recommended at or 914-636-2215 extension 0. Babysitting available with advance registration. For further information please email
  • 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,
  • CARMEL ACADEMY PRESENTS FILM SCREENING OF "SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE" on Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 7 p.m.; 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Discussion following the film led by Carmel Academy School Psychologist Dr. Jeff Kilstein. Don't miss this important documentary about how so much screen time is impacting our children's development and what adults can do to empower them to best navigate and find balance in the digital world. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL ADULT COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES Sefer Daniel: Thriving as A Jew In Exile (The first in a series on Daniel), Morah Elana Trombka. First meeting this Shabbat! Mrs. Michal Smart's Home, 26 Toilsome Brook Road 5-6 pm. Open to the entire community!
  • 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!
  • THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY presents "The Middle East in the Presidential Election" with Ambassador Dennis Ross, a William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and Counselor at The Washington Institute. Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm at The Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT. Free and open to the community. What does a new administration mean for US policy in the Middle East? What are the implications for Israel's security, counterterrorism, and our relationships with key allies in the region? No walkups accepted, you must register at
  • 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.
  • 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
  • NEW TO THE STAMFORD COMMUNITY- THE TORAH LEARNING CENTER where Torah learning takes place in a warm and inviting environment, Monday through Thursday evenings 8-9:30 with Maariv at 8:45. (Thursday evening children programming to start shortly- stay tuned for more details) Schedule a study partner and start learning a topic of your choice with a Rabbi today. The Torah Learning Center is located at 1766 Bedford St. To schedule a study partner or for more information please contact Hecky Attar at or Rabbi Kivi Attar 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 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.
  • 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
  • Malka Rut bat Nechama Hadassah
  • Rabbi Yosef Adler ben
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Gitl bat Frances
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yehudit bat Gerta
  • Yisrael Aryeh ben Elka
  • Yisrael ben Frieda
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Tuesday: 1 -3 pm, Thursday: 10 am -12 pm
Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth
Thank you to Sophie Sigman and her family for sponsoring Jr. Cong. kiddush in honor of her summer birthday!
Next Shabbat is our first HOT KIDDUSH - please let us know if you want to sponsor it!
September 2016 - Theme of the Month: HUMILITY

***Children grades 4-8 please join us next Shabbat, 9/24 at 8 pm for a pre-Selichot movie, followed by discussion, pizza and of course Selichot ending at 10:30 pm.  Sign up using the link above***


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
  • Teen Minyan at 9:30 - we welcome our new Teen Leader - Yaakov.
  • Teen Oneg with Yaakov at the Karsch home on Shabbat afternoon 430-6 PM
Sept 24-
  • Jr. Cong. nekudot sale- bring all your tickets for great prizes!
  • Special HOT Kiddush!
  • Children grades 4-8 please join us at 8 pm for a pre-Selichot movie, The Truman Show, followed by discussion, pizza and of course Selichot ending at 10:30 pm.
Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:
  • Sep. 17 and 24
  • October 22
  • Nov. 5 and 19
  • Dec. 3 and 10
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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