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Friday, October 14, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
October 15, 2016
13 Tishrei 5777
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Candle lighting5:56 PM
Mincha6:01 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:53 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:48 AM
Daf Yomi5:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:00 PM
Mincha5:50 PM
Maariv6:50 PM
Shabbat Ends6:55 PM
Havdalah6:55 PM
Shabbat Shalom
I hope everyone had a meaningful and inspiring Yom Kippur. Thank you to all of our professional and lay leadership for stewarding such a special high holiday season.
Our daughter, Elisheva, is studying Torah this year in Israel along with numerous other of our students. She sent me a Dvar Torah for Sukkot which encapsulates a prime message for Sukkot and the entire series of holidays.
The two main mitzvot of Sukkot are Sukkah and the Arbah Minim. Yet, these two mitzvot could not be more opposite. The mitzvah of the arbah minim is a way for us to thank Hashem for all the produce that we got this past harvest season (Sukkot is during the harvest season). We are taking something that naturally makes us happy and channeling it to Hashem.
This is not the case when it comes to the mitzvah of Sukkah, however. There the Torah directly says, "בסכת תשבו שבעת ימים." Furthermore, the primary mitzvah of the arbah minim was in the Beit Hamikdash, as the Torah says, "לפני ה' אלוקיכם" (and nowadays, it is during hallel). Sukkah, on the other hand, is done in/near our house, and the qualifications are pretty technical- 2 and a half walls, less than 20 amot, etc.
What is the significance of these two major mitzvot of the chag being so different?
Rav Moshe Taragin explains that the reason the arbah minim and Sukkah are so different is because they represent the two different experiences we must have in our Avodat Hashem: First, we have the excitement, the grandeur (all of the Chagim, the arbah minim- as it was primarily done in the Beit Hamikdash). However, we also have a second experience of Avodat Hashem when there is not as much excitement, in a month with no chagim for example, and even in that moment, we need to serve Hashem. The mitzvah of Sukkah has no direct action related to it, rather we are just commanded תשבו כעין תדורו, to dwell in it like we would dwell in our homes. The mitzvah of Sukkah is teaching us a vital lesson that we can and need to serve Hashem in our everyday life, and even with the seemingly mundane. Even in the everyday activities of eating, sleeping, etc. we must recongize Hashem's presence and serve Him.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Service Notes
  • Order your Lulav/Esrog from CAS? Pick up Friday 2-5pm, Sunday, October 16, 8-10am
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  • Dads and Donuts Minyan - October 30. Please make every effort to attend and bring your kids for davening and a breakfast of champions!!! For more info, contact Simeon Wohlberg
Video Of Interest Rabbi Cohen on CNN talking about Forgiveness
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Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderEthan Green
Sukkot: Day 1Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Sukkot: Day 2Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 7:45 AM/8:45 AM, Wednesday-Thursday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 5:58 PM, Monday-Tuesday 5:50 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 5:55 PM
Candles Friday5:45 PM
Sukkot Schedule
    Sunday, October 16
  • Candle lighting - 5:53 PM
  • Mincha - 5:58 PM
    Monday, October 17-Day 1
  • Shacharit Chapel - 7:45 AM
  • Sanctuary - 8:45 AM
  • Mincha - 5:50 PM
  • Candles after - 6:50 PM
    Tuesday, October 18-Day 2
  • Shacharit - 7:45 /8:45am
  • Mincha - 5:50 PM
  • Candles - 6:50 PM
  • Sukkot Chol HaMoed Days 3-5
    Wednesday - Friday, October 19 - 21
  • Shacharit - 6:20/7:30 AM
  • Mincha (Wednesday and Thursday) - 5:55 PM
  • Candles - 5:45 PM
  • Mincha (Friday) - 5:50 PM
    Shabbat, October 22 - Day 6
  • Library - 7:00 AM
  • Hashkama - 7:45 AM
  • Sanctuary - 8:45 AM
  • Mincha - 5:40 PM
  • Havdalah - 6:44 PM
    Sunday, October 23 - Hoshana Raba
  • Shacharit - 6:30/8:30 AM
  • Candle lighting - 5:43 PM
  • Mincha - 5:48 PM
    Monday, October 24-Shemini Atzeret
  • Shacharit - 7:45/8:45 AM
  • Yizkor - Sanctuary - 10:15 AM
  • Mincha - 5:40 PM
  • Candles after - 6:41 PM
  • Simchat Torah Hakafot - 7:00 PM
    Tuesday, October 25-Simchat Torah
  • Shacharit - 8:45 AM
  • Mincha - 5:40 PM
  • Candles - 6:40 PM
  • to Sandy Burn on the passing of her husband, Howard
  • to Richard Schwartz on the passing of his sister, Marilyn Axler
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Assaf & Rebecca Ben-Atar on the birth of a daughter, Eden Irit
  • to Liz Rosenbaum & Maury Rosenbaum on the birth of a grandson, born to Avi & Staci Rosenbaum
  • to Rebecca & Assaf Rebecca Ben-Atar on the birth of a daughter, Eden Irit
  • to Stu & Sandi Waldstreicher on the birth of a grandson, born to Greg & Rachel Waldstreicher
  • to Irene & Michael Okun, grandparents Rena and Eli Okun, grandmother Linda Gotel, the Roberts Family, and brothers Zachary and Jakob Okun on the Bar Mitzvah of Robert
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 Packagesby Bev & Jerry Engel In honor of Shana, Rob, Andrew, & Allison Yakubovich; Rachel & Rich Seligson in memory of Mark Carter on his first Yahrzeit; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary Kiddushby Irene and Michael Okun in honor of Roberts Bar Mitzvah
Sukkot Day 1: Chapelby Andy Bloom in memory of his grandmother, Norma Meresco (Nechama bas Pinchas Isaac) whose yarhrzeit is the first day of Succos, 15 Tishrei
Sukkot Day 2: ChapelCAS
Sukkot: Sanctuary Flowersby Sam & Flossy Fischel In honor of their children and grandchildren
Sukkot Day 1: Sanctuary KiddushCAS
Sukkot Day 2: Sanctuary Kiddushby Rona & David Moskowitz in memory of their parents and in honor of their children
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Simchat Torah
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch
Tuesday, October 25
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Thanks to our sponsors as of 10/14/16 11 AM
  • Diane Akassis
  • Rochel & Hecky Attar
  • Fred & Sharon Baer
  • Rachel & David Bahar
  • Janet & Andrew Bein
  • Gayle & Mitchell Bell
  • Mike & Debbie Berg
  • Karen & Ira Berk
  • Stephanie Bilenker
  • Sarah & Justin Breiner
  • Phyllis Brodsky
  • Drs Judy & Jeff Cahn
  • Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Meredith & David Cohen
  • Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
  • Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
  • Howard Fogel
  • Miriam & Joe Gelb
  • Ari & Hilary Goldstein
  • Judy & Howard Goldstein
  • Meryl & David Gordon
  • Gloria Green
  • Shira & Ethan Green
  • Joyce & Larry Haber
  • Shery Hertzberg
  • Tricia & Robert Hoff
  • Rabbi David & Shara Israel
  • Dorothy Jaiven
  • Judith & David Jelen
  • Rachel & Jay Jubas
  • Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
  • Carl & Flora Kaufman
  • Rica & Ari Lieberman
  • Yospa Lieberman
  • Lisa & Ilya Loeffler-Kaplan
  • Judd & Rhonda Love
  • Susan & Len Mark
  • Dinah & Seth Marlowe
  • Rachel & Sam Maryles
  • Jake & Janice Meyer
  • Larry & Barbara Miller
  • Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
  • Stacey & Abraham Mintz
  • Rona & David Moskowitz
  • Shira & Marc Nerenberg
  • Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
  • Cara & Elliot Neumann
  • Rose & Bruce Newman
  • Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
  • Jonathan Osser
  • Anne Peskin
  • Glenn & Maria Reicin
  • Rachel & Richard Seligson
  • Shelley & Eddie Senker
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Talia Jonathan Bina Ezra Siscovick
  • Miriam & Josh Sperber
  • Janice Steinberg
  • Beverly & David Stein
  • Harriet Sternlicht
  • Rachel & Harold Terk
  • Audrey Waldstreicher
  • Sandy & Stuart Waldstreicher
  • Barbara & Harry Webski
  • Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
  • Gary Weitz
  • Howard Wolfe
  • Helene Zimmerman
  • Hillary & Bob Zitter
  • David & Navah Zizmor
CAS Young Families
New Young Families Program - Babies & Breakfast at CAS Bring your baby and come mingle with other moms at CAS. This will be a free bi-weekly group for moms to socialize, grab some food, or at the very least, get out of the house! This group is for moms with babies from birth through 1. Light refreshments will be provided. We will meet every other Monday at 9:15 for 1 hour. The first two dates are October 10th and 31st. For more information, please contact Melissa Litwak ( or Rachel Kaimowitz (

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.

Save the Date - Paint Night Out "Wine and Unwind" at CAS , Saturday night, Dec. 10th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by the CAS Young Families for adults of all ages. More info to come. Chairs - Miriam and Josh Sperber and Rachel and Daniel Schilowitz and Jessica and Adam Furmansky
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Sukkah Decorating
Sunday, October 16 - 9:30 AM
Sukkah Decorating
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,
Sukkah Hop
Saturday, October 22 - 4:15 PM
Sukkah Hop
Join us on Shabbat Chol Hamoed, October 22 from 4:15-5:45 pm

Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop (Toddlers - Age 6): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15 - Parents must accompany their children on this hop

Jr. Cong. Hop (Grades 2-4): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15- Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah

Bnai Mitzvah Club Hop (Grades 5-6): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15 - Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah

Teen Hop (Grades 7+): Special Program - info to follow,.

If you would like to be on the hop route please email Rabbi Jeiger!
Simchat Torah for Tot Shabbat
Monday, October 24 - 4:00 PM
Simchat Torah for Tot Shabbat
(Toddlers- Age 6)
join us on "erev" Simchat Torah, October 24th
from 4:00-5:30 pm for a special Simchat Torah & Light Dinner
Simchat Torah for Jr. Cong
Monday, October 24 - 7:00 PM
Simchat Torah for Jr. Cong
join us on Simchat Torah evening,
Join Rabbi Jeiger & all of your leaders for ,
Dancing Singing
Partying Treats
"Goody Bags",. and much much more,
We will also join the shul for a special youth Hakafah!
CAS High Holiday Information
Review our seating policy, reserved seating charts, calendar, and youth events
Simchat Torah Lunch
Tuesday, October 25 - 1:00 PM
Simchat Torah Lunch
Be a Part of this Long Standing CAS Tradition!
Yom Kippur Appeal
Answer the Call! Your Pledge Counts!
CAS Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Monday, October 31 - 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
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.
Wolfsohn Lecture:  My Journey from Radical Islamist to Religious Zionist
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage. Growing up in a predominantly Muslim community in the United Kingdom, from a young age he was exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. In his teenage years he made a natural progression towards a more radical Islamist ideology, becoming very active in the Anti-Israel movement, calling for Israel's destruction and delegitimizing its existence on campus and beyond. After coming across Alan Dershowitz's book 'The Case for Israel', a book that challenged his fundamental beliefs, Hafeez began a period of research and reflection that led to him visiting Israel for the first time in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state, was a major turning point in his life and changed his perception of Israel forever.
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Saturday, November 12 - 7:30 PM
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Please join CAS Young Couples for a game night, Saturday November 12th at 7:30 pm at the home of Kate and Peretz Cik. We will have games set up, but if you have a favorite board game, please bring it along! Drinks and light nosh will be served. There is no cost for this event but RSVP is required.
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Sunday, November 13 - 9:15 AM
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Classes: Sundays, Nov. 13th and 20th - 9:15 am
December 18th - Tefillin Trip to Tiferes Stam in Brooklyn and
Delicious Lunch at Essen NY Deli

Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and seventh grade boys to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual? (2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family? (3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world? This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah.
Dinner In Motion
Friday, November 18 - 5:45 PM
Dinner In Motion
Dinner in Motion is a round-robin progressive meal where participants change tables and discussion topics with each course - allowing each participant to meet CAS members of all generations, connect to others, and have fun! Special programming for kids and teens.

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

A CAS Member raved about a past Dinner In Motion, "I felt terrific about the last dinner because I really got to see the interaction between different cross-sections of the congregation and the impact the dinner had on building bridges and creating common ground."
CAS Mens Adult Learning Trip 5777
This trip will feature stimulating daily shiurim in Tanach, Talmud, and Halacha - taught by leading Torah scholars including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi David Stav, and Mrs. Shani Taragin. Information: Contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Policy Conference 2017 Promo with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen explains why you should attend the AIPAC Policy Conference.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS SHABBAT ATRIA MITZVAH MISSION CONTINUES Spreading joy and building community. Our goal: enrich the seniors' experience through friendship, song and joy. Join Rabbi Cohen and Kate & Peretz Cik on Friday, October 28 at 2:30 PM to share the spirit of Shabbat. Adults & kids welcome. Info: Rabbi Cohen at
  • KABBALAH IN NATURE - Spiritual Hike with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GOD ON A FALL SPIRITUALHIKE with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday, October 30th. We will meet at 2 PM in Weston at the Lucius Pond Orway, Devil's Den Preserve.
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - The 2nd Sunday of every month- 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 October 16
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Beginners Talmud - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: : Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 12:00 PM
WednesdayScotch and Torah in the Sukkah - Special Edition - evening, Cohen's Sukkah - 9:00 PM
ThursdayPower Breakfast in the Sukkah - - 8:30 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Thought of Rambam (Maimonides) - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: : Talmud Taanit - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Taste of Torah - Friday, October 21st 8:15 AM - Sukkot: The Walden Pond of the Bible - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • BCDS COMMUNITY LEARNING This Shabbat, Morah Elana Trombka will teach the Book of Daniel Chapter 2: I Dreamed a Dream. All BCDS parents and community members are invited to come and learn! Michal Smart's house, 26 Toilsome Brook Road, Stamford. 5-6:00 pm.
  • NEW ENGLAND NCSY FALL REGIONAL for grades 9-12 is coming up, November 11-13, 2016, in the Crowne Plaza in Boston, MA! Join teens from across New England for an incredible Shabbat, delicious food, Sat night out rollerskating, and more! Details & signup on our website. Transportation from Stamford provided. Info:
  • 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.
  • AIPAC EVENT On November 1st, AIPAC will be hosting an event titled "Fighting BDS in Congress and on Campus: AIPAC's Two-Pronged Approach to Tackling the Delegitimization of Israel." Since 2005, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has sought to delegitimize Israel. The BDS movement has picked up considerable momentum, creating a legitimate economic threat to Israel. This event will feature a discussion led by Jeff Colman, AIPAC Deputy Director of Policy and Government Affairs, and Adam Teitelbaum, AIPAC Leadership Development Director, who will be joined by Grace Rubin, a pro-Israel student activist at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The event is open to the community. To RSVP, please contact Jena Merl at
  • CARMEL ACADEMY WELCOMES YOU TO OCTOBER 30TH OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 30th from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the school's 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT. Serving children from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, the Carmel Academy community is vibrant and diverse, attracting families of all Jewish affiliations from Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and Manhattan. Prospective families will have an opportunity to meet Carmel Academy's leadership and faculty, participate in interactive activities with Carmel's early childhood teachers, and tour the school's historic, 17-acre campus. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203-983-3503. From our community to yours, Carmel Academy wishes you and your family Shanah Tovah, a year filled with happiness, health and peace.
  • CAMOS (COMMITTEE TO ADVANCE MODERN ORTHODOXY IN STAMFORD ) announces its third annual Shabbaton for prospective residents, to be held on Shabbat weekend, November 4-5, 2016. A great way for families to experience what the Stamford Jewish community is like. If you are willing to host a family to sleep and/or for a meal, or if you know any family who is considering relocating to a suburban NYC community in the next 18 months and who might like to attend, please contact Michael Feldstein at
  • MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS invites all 8th grade girls and their parents to our Open House on Sunday, November 6th. Registration at 9:00 AM; Program begins at 9:30 AM; Academic Fair and lunch at 12:00 PM. Register online at: For more information contact Mrs. Nina Bieler, Director of Admissions, at 201-833-4307, ext. 255. Ma'ayanot is located at 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey.
  • 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 Stamford institution. On Saturday evening, November 19th, attendees will again have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of topics - from current affairs to text study - and the chance to schmooze over delicious desserts. Ilana and Meryl will be honored, and Ilana will teach a workshop on the key to living a meaningful life. Registration on-line at: or by mail with the Tapestry brochure. This year Tapestry coincides with the Global Day of Jewish Learning, which takes place on Sunday in various locations. The theme for this year is "Under the Same Sky: The Earth is Full of Your Creations." Check out the UJF Adult Education email for details on both adult and children's offerings.
  • 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.
  • TAKING YOUR JOB SEARCH BY STORM IN 2016, Wednesday, October 19th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Presented by the JFS Employment and Training Services Workshop, Abby Kohut, known as "Absolutely Abby", will teach the steps needed to take to assure a successful search before the end of 2016. Workshop will be held at the Stamford office: 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. No cost to attend but registration is suggested. Contact Ilene Locker, Director of JFS Employment & Training at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS, beginning Wednesday, September 14th at 4 pm Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • 5TH ANNUAL SAUL COHEN-JFS LECTURE Thursday, November 17th at 7:30 PM Rabbi Sherre Hirsch will speak about, "At a Crossroads: Navigating Expected and Unexpected Transitions". Open to the community at no charge at the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Book sale and signing with dessert reception. Call JFS at 203-921-4161or visit for more information.
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT , Sunday, November 20th at 7:00-8:30 pm Sponsored in part by the JCC and JFS, an evening of inspiration, at the JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford, will feature Izzy Ezagui, an American-born, one-armed squad commander in the IDF. He speaks on topics of motivation, success and overcoming obstacles. This is a free event and open to the community to provide a better understanding of the challenges that so many face. Call JFS at 201-921-4161 for more information
  • JFS COLLEGE AHEAD! Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 pm Deans of Admissions of prominent colleges will form a panel of experts to share information about the college admissions, academics, Jewish life on campus, residential options and other topics of interest. Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, will moderate the discussion at the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy office at 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Open to the community at no cost and registration is not required. Contact Claire Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or email for more information.
  • LET'S TALK - Thursdays, 11 :00 am Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LET'S TALK - Thursdays, 1:00 pm Free at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS For adults and seniors, JFS will be providing information and eligibility assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly food stamps). The second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm in the Stamford office (733 Summer Street,6th Floor), SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Avraham bat Tova
  • Chana bat Refaela
  • Chaya bat Malka
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Malka Vitta bat Fayga Miriam
  • Malka bat Perel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rabbi Yosef Adler ben
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Gitl bat Frances
  • Rivkah bat Esther
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yisrael Aryeh Hacohen ben Elka
  • Yisrael Aryeh ben Elka
  • Yisrael ben Frieda
  • Yosef ben Yocheved
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Thursday: 10 am -12 pm
We need volunteersPlease call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth
October 2016 - Theme of the Month: TIKUN OLAM

Oct 15 -

  • Mini Minyan - make your own Sukkot out of FOOD
  • Jr Cong. - Ice Cream on the Patio
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
  • SUNDAY MORNING: Join us for breakfast and to decorate the shul Sukkah 930-1130 in the Sukkah!
Oct 17 - 18: Sukkot-
  • Mini Minyan - Discussion: How can we make the world a better place by paying attention to the environment?
  • Jr. Cong. Color War Mitzvah Mission - 20 min help time per team with younger kids in the Sukkah
Oct 22 -
  • Jr. Cong. will begin Chazan/ Chazanot/ Dvar Torah/ Torah Reader schedule, stay tuned for your weeks
Oct 24-25: Shmini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah-
  • Special Youth Hakafot in the afternoon
  • Special Youth Hakafot in the evening
  • Candy bags throughout
  • Jr. Cong. Color War challenge: Team meetings: Songs about happiness and perform
Oct 29-
  • Mini Minyan - Mini Kiddush
  • Jr. Cong. Nekudot sale- bring all your tickets for great prizes!
Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:
  • 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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