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Friday, November 18, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Vayerah
November 19, 2016
18 Cheshvan 5777
send your submission to bulletin@cas-stamford.org
Schedule
Friday
Candle lighting4:14 PM
Mincha4:19 PM
Shabbat
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:13 AM
Latest Shacharit10:02 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law3:20 PM
Daf Yomi3:50 PM
Mincha3:55 PM
4:10 PM
Maariv5:09 PM
Shabbat Ends5:14 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Looking Up
Do we look down when we walk or do we look up? The answer makes a difference not only for our safety, but for our souls. Abraham and Sarah looked up. In the masses of people we meet, faces can become a blur. Navigating sidewalks in Manhattan becomes a human obstacle course, but we forget every human being has a story and a soul.
Every person is created with holiness and purpose. Avraham and Sarah did not care that the guests were idolaters. They were created in God's image and as such treated with warmth and respect. They understood that one gesture of kindness, one encounter, can transform the anonymity of meeting into a heartfelt and memorable experience.
On the heels of the election and the upcoming holiday season, there is no better message for healing and moving forward towards the future. I guarantee that you will meet someone today, tomorrow and every day whose life you can impact. Look up and do not miss the opportunity.
Recently, a young man shared a story with me. "Elisa and I were walking down Columbus Ave. We passed a homeless man who asked if we could buy him lunch. I immediately agreed to buy him pizza and as I was going in to the store, he asked if it could be with extra cheese. We both laughed at each other. While I was getting him food, my wife engaged him in conversation. When I returned with his lunch, we started to talk and I realized how important it was to engage another person in conversation and to make them feel like a part of humanity no matter what their circumstance."
In the midst of millions of people, he found meaning in the moment. We all can do the same. This week, join the Men's Club as we thank our first responders. Find a way to model the anticipatory and intentional kindness of Avraham and Sarah every day. The world is built on kindness.
May we share joyous occasions in the weeks ahead in good health and may the spirit of kindness and unity awash our families and nation.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Thanksgiving,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome new members Karen and Matthew Gordon and their children Emma, Max and Ori. We wish them much joy in their new home in Stamford.
Service Notes
  • Dudes Daughters and Donuts next date 11/27
  • Women's Tefillah Group - December 17th, Noa Haron's Bat Mitzvah. If you would like to participate in the service with an Aliya or a reading, please email Ronnie Sichel (ronsichel@aol.com) or Ziona Doft (zionadoft@yahoo.com)
  • We are excited to announce that the inaugural Sephardic Minyan at CAS will be held on Shabbat morning December 10th at 9am in the Social Hall. Come be part of the ONLY Sephardic Minyan in Fairfield County! Sephardic Minyan will be run as a traditional Sephardic service with beautiful melodies and meaningful tefilot. Future dates will be announced soon. For more information or to volunteer to read Torah or be a hazan send us an email at SephardicMinyanCAS@gmail.com
Thank You to our Dinner in Motion chairs - Hillary & Farren Isaacs, Lorraine & David Kweskin, Rachel & Jeremy Hager, and Howard Weiss!
PLEASE SEE Irwin to be a part of a special "thanks" opportunity upcoming on December 10
This Week in Jewish History Join the hundreds who have viewed Rabbi Zweiter's new series Just click here to view the new YouTube Channel
PARENTS - HELP US MAINTAIN CAS SECURITY We ask all parents to register their children for our Youth Groups - this allows us to contact you in an emergency. Please click here to sign up your kids for our 2016-17 programs!
CAS Membership Drive Continues New to Stamford? Attended CAS regularly and like our services? Become a member of Congregation Agudath Sholom! We provide a full range of services to our members-a very active Young Families group, classes, great Youth Programs, services, & more. Our 5777 focus: Serve our Members! Contact Matt Feinberg, our Director of Operations, mfeinberg@cas-stamford.org, to learn about our first-year dues discount.
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 Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing. www.loveisraelproducts.com
Rabbinical Council America Publishes Statement in NY Times Calling on President-elect Trump to Protect Jewish Jerusalem click here to read it
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Must a Non-Jew Believe Anything? (Part 2)
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Yehuda Jeiger
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Friday 6:30 AM/8:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:20 PM, Friday 4:15 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday4:10 PM
ThursdayThanksgiving Day
Condolences
  • to the Watkin family on the passing of Theodore (Ted) Watkin
  • to Liat Karsch on the passing of her mother, Yonah Sharabi
  • to Erwin Reich on the passing of his mother, Esther
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Rolland & Shira Mandel on Erica's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Danielle and Yehuda Jeiger on Meital's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Rachel & Dan Haron on Shira's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Ronnie and Steve Sichel on the Bar Mitzvah of the grandson, Benjamin Rosen, son of Rena and Jason Rosen
  • to Flora & Carl Kaufman on their milestone anniversary
  • to Ed Axelrod on the birth of a granddaughter, Sadye Violet, born to Greg & Hayley Axelrod
  • to Phyllis Brodsky on her granddaughter Alexandra Brodsky being nominated as one of The Forward 50. Click here for the article
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
Bima FlowersCarl and Flora Kaufman in celebration of their 60th anniversary
Library KiddushAlbert and Ana Lilienfeld in honor of Rica Lieberman
Sanctuary KiddushRolland & Shira Mandel in honor of Erica's Bat Mitzvah
Chapel KiddushSimcha Rubin on behalf of Yeshiva Gavriel Simcha
Seudat ShlishitDanielle and Yehuda Jeiger in honor of Meital's Bat Mitzvah
Sponsor A Kiddush
Shabbat date Sanctuary Kiddush Chapel Kiddush
11/26/16sponsoredsponsored
12/3/16openopen
12/10/16sponsoredsponsored
12/17/16sponsoredopen
12/24/16openopen
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus.
Click here to email Matt and he will contact you mfeinberg@cas-stamford.org or see Irwin to arrange a Chapel Kiddush.
CAS Classes
Week of November 20
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams - "Books of the Bible" - 10:15 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: Kabbalah- Symbolic System of Thought - 7:30 PM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Rachel Kaimowitz rachelshields@gmail.com or Jessica Furmansky JessicaL83@gmail.com

Babies & Breakfast at CAS Bring your baby and come mingle with other moms at CAS. NEXT GROUP- NOVEMBER 28. This will be a free bi-weekly group for moms to socialize and get out of the house! This group is for moms with babies from birth through 1. We meet every Monday at 9:15 for 1 hour. For more information, please contact Melissa Litwak (melissalevy@gmail.com) or Rachel Kaimowitz (rachelshields@gmail.com).

Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen 11/20 - God's Design for a Great and Growing Marriage: Biblical Models- Hosted by Talia and Jon Siscovick 12/11 - Climbing in Love: Romance and Renewal - Hosted by Meredith and David Cohen 12/18 - Raising Happy Children: Cultivating Wonder and Joy - Hosted by Tina and Yossi Notik For more information and/or registration for the series, contact Rachel Maryles at rlk212@gmail.com.
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Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, November 20 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Nov. 13, 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.
Wine & Unwind
Shabbat, December 10 - 7:00 PM
Wine & Unwind
CAS Young Famlies Presents
Wine & Unwind..Paint Night Out for Adults of All Ages with Pinot's Pallet
7pm Quick Bites
7:45 pm Painting Begins
$25/person includes food, drinks, one canvas & painting supplies
Event Chairs: Miriam & Josh Sperber, Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz, and Jessica & Adam Furmansky
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
  • MIKVAH EDUCATION EVENT The CAS Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah Committee invites the women of our community to an educational evening led by our new Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha, Dena Block. We thank Liba & Steven Steinmetz, Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, and Adrienne & Michael Alexander for establishing the new Yoetzet Halacha program at CAS. Please join us on November 21 at 8pm for "All the things you want to know but are afraid to ask." The event which will be held in a private home is free and open to women from the entire community, Questions can be sent in advance to Dena (blockdena@gmail.com) or left anonymously at the Mikvah.Please RSVP to jess@stamfordmikvah.org.
  • INTERESTED IN AN NCSY SUMMER TRIP? Come learn about the amazing Summer Trips NCSY runs for teens grades 9-12 that go to Israel, Europe, Hawaii and New Zealand! This Saturday night, 7:30 PM at the Steinmetz Residence (44 Newfield Court). We will hear from a National NCSY representative! Also, two of our very own teens, Jennifer Steinmetz and Rachelle Guy, will speak about their experiences on NCSY Summer programs this past summer! A really great way for teens and their parents to learn more about these once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Refreshments will be served. In addition, anyone who attends will receive a discount code for $100 off any summer program! Info: Yaakov Faratci (yfaratci@gmail.com)
  • JOIN THE CAS MEN'S CLUB THIS THANKSGIVING We will provide lunch for our hardworking EMS crews on Thanksgiving Day. We need some volunteers to peel/chop. We are also looking for food donations. We will meet at the CAS meat kitchen on Thursday morning at 9 am till 11:30 when we will go to the EMS station house to deliver. Please email Mitchell Bell (wizdrbel@yahoo.com) and let him know if you would like to help make a difference here in Stamford by donating food or your time.
  • CAMERA EVENT Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 pm at Congregation Agudath Sholom. CAS and CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) present Saritz Catz, International Letter-Writing Director for CAMERA giving a presentation on "Media Manipulation: The Bias Against Israel".
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - December 18. Join Rabbi Zweiter 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.
  • TOY OFFER Stop by the office if you would like a 20% off card for Stamford Toys and Books. Valid on purchases from November 22- November 30.
  • 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 healingvisits@cas-stamford.org 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 http://www.israeltour.com/rcohen/
  • 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: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at fiveximah@gmail.com
  • 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 vivianweiss@gmail.com. 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
Community Announcements
  • CATERING BY 613 We are looking forward to catering your Thanksgiving dinner. Order deadline is end of day Sunday November 20. Packages starting at $129, a la carte menu available as well.
  • 613 FOR PARTIES Looking to treat your employees to a end of year holiday party. Check out our Holiday Party Menu at Six Thirteen. Starting at $45 per person, you get to show appreciation to your employees and enjoy yourself at the same time. Package options include passed hor d'oeurves, cocktail hour station, open bar and a 3-5 course menu created by our chef, Jorge Madrid.
  • 613 DELIVERY Do you ever have to go to a event where you need 1 or more plated Kosher meals? Six Thirteen can be there for you. We would like to formally introduce our Kosher meals that we can deliver to any local restaurant, caterer or hotel. Kosher sealed meals are made fresh and served on premium plastic or fine china. Hot entrees are double wrapped and sealed so that they can be heated in a non kosher environment. We offer 3-4 course menu, hor d'oeurves options, coffee and bread service as well.
  • THE JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL'S 1ST BABY FAIR! Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm­. Meet and mingle with parents and expectant parents from the community! You are invited to Stamford's largest party for parents and parents-to-be at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School's first baby fair! This is a free event! At the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, 458 Lakeside Drive * Stamford. Speakers: 10:45 - 11 am. Baby and Marriage: How To Make It Work - Elissa Stein, LMFT, 11:15 - 11:30 am. How to Raise Successful Sleepers - Sasha Carr, Ph.D, 11:45 - 12 pm. Cord Blood Banking: Protecting Your Baby's Future - Tania Nisimblat Bodnar, MD, Free giveaway bags to the first 100. RSVP to mliptak@stamfordjcc.org and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a baby gift basket (must be present to win). For a complete list of expert advisors and vendors, please visit www.stamfordjcc.org. JCC Sara Walker Nursery School tours: 11:00 - 11:30 am and 11:45 am - 12:15 pm.
  • LONE SOLDIER CENTER Parlor meeting in support of the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin, Tuesday evening, November 29th, 8:00-9:30, at the home of Bonnie Katzenstein, 23 Van Meter Fenway, New Rochelle. We will have the opportunity to hear from Harriet and Mark Levin, Michael's parents and the inspiring forces behind the Center, and to learn about the critically important work of the Center on behalf of thousands of lone soldiers from around the world serving in the IDF. RSVP to bonkat632@gmail.com.
  • CARMEL ACADEMY HOSTS "THE MASKED AUCTION" On December 3rd, 7:30 PM. Enjoy a festive evening of great food and drinks, entertainment and music, a silent auction and so much more! Purchase your tickets and join the masquerade at Carmel Academy's Masked Auction. December 3rd, 7:30 PM at Carmel Academy. Tickets are $36 per person. Visit www.carmelacademy.com to purchase tickets or contact Seth Young for more information at 203-983-3508/ seth.young@carmelacademy.com.
  • JCC SENIOR ADULT CHANUKAH LUNCHEON Tuesday, December 13: 11:30 am - 1 pm. Light the menorah and enjoy a festive lunch with friends. $4 suggested donation. To register or for more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, 203.487.0983, cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.stamfordjcc.org
  • JCC MACCABI GAMES OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, December 13: 7 pm. Want to know more about the JCC Maccabi Experience? Call 203-487-0971 and join us for an information session with Mo Concepcion.
  • 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: www.ujf.org/Tapestry2016 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.
  • THE ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND CT CHAPTER, Sunday November 20th, honors Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich Reform Synagogue at its Fall Hero's Dinner....survivor and cancer research advocate. Speaker: Cancer scientist, Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University, a leader in nano-technology. Hear about latest cancer research and enjoy Mediterranean dinner. Caterer: Beth Torah Glatt Kosher (Plus, Israel art auction). Chair: Roz Mangot Location: Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $180. For under 35's, $118. Information/registration: David.Kweskin@ICRFonline.org CT Director 203 321-1106 7 Lumanor Dr. Stamford 06903 www.ICRFonline.org Or, Roz Mangot 203 322-6069
  • GAN YELADIM KIDS HEALTH DAY AND OPEN HOUSE November 20th from 9:30-11:30 at Gan Yeladim, 770 High Ridge Road. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about healthy habits for kids and adults. Open to all kids newborn-10yrs as well as prospective families wanting to tour and learn all about Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center. Separate parents and children programming will be available including fun activities for kids such as gymnastics, yoga and more. For the adults don't miss out on an informative panel of therapists focusing on "red flags" - how to identify them from an early age and how to raise a healthy child, as well as a fitness class and health talk with LiveBetter trainer and a talk on pre and post-natal health for moms and babies.
  • CONCERT Sam Glaser in Concert at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, December 3, 8pm. Tickets: (203)334-0159 www.samglaser.com
  • JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES NEEDS MINYAN MENSCHEN!! JSS is in great need of men to attend and help make our daily Minyan (prayer quorum of ten) in order to help Residents say the Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue's Minyans. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email sshulman@jseniors.org for exact service times.
  • JFITNESS GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!! November 18-20, 2016, Weekend Events: $100 off Registration all weekend!! The first 100 visitors of the weekend will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following: *10 pack of personal training ($450) *5 pack of Swedish Massage ($430) *10 pack of shakes ($70). Friday, November 18th: 8:00 am-12:00 pm Free Babysitting, 9:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Saturday, November 19th: 8:00 am -12:00 pm Free Babysitting, Special Event classes, Free chair massage, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Sunday, November 20th: All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport 203-365-6444 TheJFitness.com
  • ISRAEL BONDS This Chanukah, give the gift of Israel to your children, grandchildren and relatives! For one night of Chanukah, celebrate Israel and buy an Israel Bond. With bonds starting now at $36, and easily purchased online, this is a perfect gift for the holidays. The more ties we can forge between our children and the State of Israel, the greater likelihood they will understand and appreciate their Jewish heritage, and the stronger Israel will be in the future. Israel Bonds is one of the many vehicles that can be utilized to build linkage between our children and Israel. By gifting an Israel Bond, we send a message to our children that it is as important to loan our monies to Israel as it is to make charitable gifts to our Jewish homeland. At the same time you are teaching your children about making wise investment decisions. Israel has a 100% perfect record of payment of principal and interest on Israel Bonds. The purchase of an Israel Bond is a meaningful expression of commitment to the future strength of the State of Israel and helps to build every aspect of Israel's economy, making it both strong and resilient. For more information, contact Cynthia Blustein, Development Corporation for Israel, at 914-713-9003 or make a purchase and review rates and prospectuses at www.israelbonds.com.
  • THE STAMFORD ERUV BRUNCH You are cordially invited to attend a brunch in support of The Stamford Eruv Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:45am at CAS. Guest Speaker Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer- "A Short History of the Eruv in America." $18 per person, sponsors welcome at $180.Info: Michael Feldstein at michaelgfeldstein@gmail.com or Rose Newman at Rose@Newmanemail.com
  • 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.
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES UPDATED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care. At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a clich√©, but a way of life. Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org.
  • 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 ILocker@ctjfs.org
  • 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 clairef@ctjfs.org 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Avraham bat Tova
  • Basher Rachal bat Hannah
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Freidel bat Sarah
  • Gedalya Yitzchak ben Tzivia Rivka.
  • Malka Vitta bat Fayga Miriam
  • Malka bat Perel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah bat Esther
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yosef ben Yocheved
  • Zacharia Aharon ben Aviva
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood
SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP
We need volunteers! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth

Nov. 19-

  • Mini Minyan- role play Hakarat Hatov scenarios
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
  • Teen Minyan at 9:30

Nov. 26-

  • Jr Cong. - Mac N Cheese Kiddush and Nekudot Sale - bring all your tickets to groups
  • BMC optional - sign up to be helper in Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan- chessed starts in our community - first 5 signups will be invited to help the Morahs.

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Dec. 3 and 10
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday orspecial accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishnaand Hot Cocoa in their honor, please email me atrabbijeiger@hotmail.com
If you would like to helpsupport the Youth Department, please visit http://youth.cas-stamford.org/givingfor all of our sponsorship opportunities.
Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902
203-358-2200 www.cas-stamford.org

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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Vayerah
November 19, 2016
18 Cheshvan 5777
send your submission to bulletin@cas-stamford.org
Schedule
Friday
Candle lighting4:14 PM
Mincha4:19 PM
Shabbat
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:13 AM
Latest Shacharit10:02 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law3:20 PM
Daf Yomi3:50 PM
Mincha3:55 PM
4:10 PM
Maariv5:09 PM
Shabbat Ends5:14 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Looking Up
Do we look down when we walk or do we look up? The answer makes a difference not only for our safety, but for our souls. Abraham and Sarah looked up. In the masses of people we meet, faces can become a blur. Navigating sidewalks in Manhattan becomes a human obstacle course, but we forget every human being has a story and a soul.
Every person is created with holiness and purpose. Avraham and Sarah did not care that the guests were idolaters. They were created in God's image and as such treated with warmth and respect. They understood that one gesture of kindness, one encounter, can transform the anonymity of meeting into a heartfelt and memorable experience.
On the heels of the election and the upcoming holiday season, there is no better message for healing and moving forward towards the future. I guarantee that you will meet someone today, tomorrow and every day whose life you can impact. Look up and do not miss the opportunity.
Recently, a young man shared a story with me. "Elisa and I were walking down Columbus Ave. We passed a homeless man who asked if we could buy him lunch. I immediately agreed to buy him pizza and as I was going in to the store, he asked if it could be with extra cheese. We both laughed at each other. While I was getting him food, my wife engaged him in conversation. When I returned with his lunch, we started to talk and I realized how important it was to engage another person in conversation and to make them feel like a part of humanity no matter what their circumstance."
In the midst of millions of people, he found meaning in the moment. We all can do the same. This week, join the Men's Club as we thank our first responders. Find a way to model the anticipatory and intentional kindness of Avraham and Sarah every day. The world is built on kindness.
May we share joyous occasions in the weeks ahead in good health and may the spirit of kindness and unity awash our families and nation.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Thanksgiving,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome new members Karen and Matthew Gordon and their children Emma, Max and Ori. We wish them much joy in their new home in Stamford.
Service Notes
  • Dudes Daughters and Donuts next date 11/27
  • Women's Tefillah Group - December 17th, Noa Haron's Bat Mitzvah. If you would like to participate in the service with an Aliya or a reading, please email Ronnie Sichel (ronsichel@aol.com) or Ziona Doft (zionadoft@yahoo.com)
  • We are excited to announce that the inaugural Sephardic Minyan at CAS will be held on Shabbat morning December 10th at 9am in the Social Hall. Come be part of the ONLY Sephardic Minyan in Fairfield County! Sephardic Minyan will be run as a traditional Sephardic service with beautiful melodies and meaningful tefilot. Future dates will be announced soon. For more information or to volunteer to read Torah or be a hazan send us an email at SephardicMinyanCAS@gmail.com
Thank You to our Dinner in Motion chairs - Hillary & Farren Isaacs, Lorraine & David Kweskin, Rachel & Jeremy Hager, and Howard Weiss!
PLEASE SEE Irwin to be a part of a special "thanks" opportunity upcoming on December 10
This Week in Jewish History Join the hundreds who have viewed Rabbi Zweiter's new series Just click here to view the new YouTube Channel
PARENTS - HELP US MAINTAIN CAS SECURITY We ask all parents to register their children for our Youth Groups - this allows us to contact you in an emergency. Please click here to sign up your kids for our 2016-17 programs!
CAS Membership Drive Continues New to Stamford? Attended CAS regularly and like our services? Become a member of Congregation Agudath Sholom! We provide a full range of services to our members-a very active Young Families group, classes, great Youth Programs, services, & more. Our 5777 focus: Serve our Members! Contact Matt Feinberg, our Director of Operations, mfeinberg@cas-stamford.org, to learn about our first-year dues discount.
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 Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing. www.loveisraelproducts.com
Rabbinical Council America Publishes Statement in NY Times Calling on President-elect Trump to Protect Jewish Jerusalem click here to read it
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Must a Non-Jew Believe Anything? (Part 2)
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Yehuda Jeiger
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Friday 6:30 AM/8:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:20 PM, Friday 4:15 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday4:10 PM
ThursdayThanksgiving Day
Condolences
  • to the Watkin family on the passing of Theodore (Ted) Watkin
  • to Liat Karsch on the passing of her mother, Yonah Sharabi
  • to Erwin Reich on the passing of his mother, Esther
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Rolland & Shira Mandel on Erica's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Danielle and Yehuda Jeiger on Meital's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Rachel & Dan Haron on Shira's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Ronnie and Steve Sichel on the Bar Mitzvah of the grandson, Benjamin Rosen, son of Rena and Jason Rosen
  • to Flora & Carl Kaufman on their milestone anniversary
  • to Ed Axelrod on the birth of a granddaughter, Sadye Violet, born to Greg & Hayley Axelrod
  • to Phyllis Brodsky on her granddaughter Alexandra Brodsky being nominated as one of The Forward 50. Click here for the article
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
Bima FlowersCarl and Flora Kaufman in celebration of their 60th anniversary
Library KiddushAlbert and Ana Lilienfeld in honor of Rica Lieberman
Sanctuary KiddushRolland & Shira Mandel in honor of Erica's Bat Mitzvah
Chapel KiddushSimcha Rubin on behalf of Yeshiva Gavriel Simcha
Seudat ShlishitDanielle and Yehuda Jeiger in honor of Meital's Bat Mitzvah
Sponsor A Kiddush
Shabbat date Sanctuary Kiddush Chapel Kiddush
11/26/16sponsoredsponsored
12/3/16openopen
12/10/16sponsoredsponsored
12/17/16sponsoredopen
12/24/16openopen
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus.
Click here to email Matt and he will contact you mfeinberg@cas-stamford.org or see Irwin to arrange a Chapel Kiddush.
CAS Classes
Week of November 20
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams - "Books of the Bible" - 10:15 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
Rabbi David Walk: Kabbalah- Symbolic System of Thought - 7:30 PM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Rachel Kaimowitz rachelshields@gmail.com or Jessica Furmansky JessicaL83@gmail.com

Babies & Breakfast at CAS Bring your baby and come mingle with other moms at CAS. NEXT GROUP- NOVEMBER 28. This will be a free bi-weekly group for moms to socialize and get out of the house! This group is for moms with babies from birth through 1. We meet every Monday at 9:15 for 1 hour. For more information, please contact Melissa Litwak (melissalevy@gmail.com) or Rachel Kaimowitz (rachelshields@gmail.com).

Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen 11/20 - God's Design for a Great and Growing Marriage: Biblical Models- Hosted by Talia and Jon Siscovick 12/11 - Climbing in Love: Romance and Renewal - Hosted by Meredith and David Cohen 12/18 - Raising Happy Children: Cultivating Wonder and Joy - Hosted by Tina and Yossi Notik For more information and/or registration for the series, contact Rachel Maryles at rlk212@gmail.com.
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Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, November 20 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Nov. 13, 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.
Wine & Unwind
Shabbat, December 10 - 7:00 PM
Wine & Unwind
CAS Young Famlies Presents
Wine & Unwind..Paint Night Out for Adults of All Ages with Pinot's Pallet
7pm Quick Bites
7:45 pm Painting Begins
$25/person includes food, drinks, one canvas & painting supplies
Event Chairs: Miriam & Josh Sperber, Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz, and Jessica & Adam Furmansky
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
  • MIKVAH EDUCATION EVENT The CAS Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah Committee invites the women of our community to an educational evening led by our new Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha, Dena Block. We thank Liba & Steven Steinmetz, Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, and Adrienne & Michael Alexander for establishing the new Yoetzet Halacha program at CAS. Please join us on November 21 at 8pm for "All the things you want to know but are afraid to ask." The event which will be held in a private home is free and open to women from the entire community, Questions can be sent in advance to Dena (blockdena@gmail.com) or left anonymously at the Mikvah.Please RSVP to jess@stamfordmikvah.org.
  • INTERESTED IN AN NCSY SUMMER TRIP? Come learn about the amazing Summer Trips NCSY runs for teens grades 9-12 that go to Israel, Europe, Hawaii and New Zealand! This Saturday night, 7:30 PM at the Steinmetz Residence (44 Newfield Court). We will hear from a National NCSY representative! Also, two of our very own teens, Jennifer Steinmetz and Rachelle Guy, will speak about their experiences on NCSY Summer programs this past summer! A really great way for teens and their parents to learn more about these once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Refreshments will be served. In addition, anyone who attends will receive a discount code for $100 off any summer program! Info: Yaakov Faratci (yfaratci@gmail.com)
  • JOIN THE CAS MEN'S CLUB THIS THANKSGIVING We will provide lunch for our hardworking EMS crews on Thanksgiving Day. We need some volunteers to peel/chop. We are also looking for food donations. We will meet at the CAS meat kitchen on Thursday morning at 9 am till 11:30 when we will go to the EMS station house to deliver. Please email Mitchell Bell (wizdrbel@yahoo.com) and let him know if you would like to help make a difference here in Stamford by donating food or your time.
  • CAMERA EVENT Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 pm at Congregation Agudath Sholom. CAS and CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) present Saritz Catz, International Letter-Writing Director for CAMERA giving a presentation on "Media Manipulation: The Bias Against Israel".
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - December 18. Join Rabbi Zweiter 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.
  • TOY OFFER Stop by the office if you would like a 20% off card for Stamford Toys and Books. Valid on purchases from November 22- November 30.
  • 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 healingvisits@cas-stamford.org 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 http://www.israeltour.com/rcohen/
  • 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: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at fiveximah@gmail.com
  • 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 vivianweiss@gmail.com. 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
Community Announcements
  • CATERING BY 613 We are looking forward to catering your Thanksgiving dinner. Order deadline is end of day Sunday November 20. Packages starting at $129, a la carte menu available as well.
  • 613 FOR PARTIES Looking to treat your employees to a end of year holiday party. Check out our Holiday Party Menu at Six Thirteen. Starting at $45 per person, you get to show appreciation to your employees and enjoy yourself at the same time. Package options include passed hor d'oeurves, cocktail hour station, open bar and a 3-5 course menu created by our chef, Jorge Madrid.
  • 613 DELIVERY Do you ever have to go to a event where you need 1 or more plated Kosher meals? Six Thirteen can be there for you. We would like to formally introduce our Kosher meals that we can deliver to any local restaurant, caterer or hotel. Kosher sealed meals are made fresh and served on premium plastic or fine china. Hot entrees are double wrapped and sealed so that they can be heated in a non kosher environment. We offer 3-4 course menu, hor d'oeurves options, coffee and bread service as well.
  • THE JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL'S 1ST BABY FAIR! Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm­. Meet and mingle with parents and expectant parents from the community! You are invited to Stamford's largest party for parents and parents-to-be at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School's first baby fair! This is a free event! At the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, 458 Lakeside Drive * Stamford. Speakers: 10:45 - 11 am. Baby and Marriage: How To Make It Work - Elissa Stein, LMFT, 11:15 - 11:30 am. How to Raise Successful Sleepers - Sasha Carr, Ph.D, 11:45 - 12 pm. Cord Blood Banking: Protecting Your Baby's Future - Tania Nisimblat Bodnar, MD, Free giveaway bags to the first 100. RSVP to mliptak@stamfordjcc.org and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a baby gift basket (must be present to win). For a complete list of expert advisors and vendors, please visit www.stamfordjcc.org. JCC Sara Walker Nursery School tours: 11:00 - 11:30 am and 11:45 am - 12:15 pm.
  • LONE SOLDIER CENTER Parlor meeting in support of the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin, Tuesday evening, November 29th, 8:00-9:30, at the home of Bonnie Katzenstein, 23 Van Meter Fenway, New Rochelle. We will have the opportunity to hear from Harriet and Mark Levin, Michael's parents and the inspiring forces behind the Center, and to learn about the critically important work of the Center on behalf of thousands of lone soldiers from around the world serving in the IDF. RSVP to bonkat632@gmail.com.
  • CARMEL ACADEMY HOSTS "THE MASKED AUCTION" On December 3rd, 7:30 PM. Enjoy a festive evening of great food and drinks, entertainment and music, a silent auction and so much more! Purchase your tickets and join the masquerade at Carmel Academy's Masked Auction. December 3rd, 7:30 PM at Carmel Academy. Tickets are $36 per person. Visit www.carmelacademy.com to purchase tickets or contact Seth Young for more information at 203-983-3508/ seth.young@carmelacademy.com.
  • JCC SENIOR ADULT CHANUKAH LUNCHEON Tuesday, December 13: 11:30 am - 1 pm. Light the menorah and enjoy a festive lunch with friends. $4 suggested donation. To register or for more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, 203.487.0983, cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.stamfordjcc.org
  • JCC MACCABI GAMES OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, December 13: 7 pm. Want to know more about the JCC Maccabi Experience? Call 203-487-0971 and join us for an information session with Mo Concepcion.
  • 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: www.ujf.org/Tapestry2016 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.
  • THE ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND CT CHAPTER, Sunday November 20th, honors Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich Reform Synagogue at its Fall Hero's Dinner....survivor and cancer research advocate. Speaker: Cancer scientist, Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University, a leader in nano-technology. Hear about latest cancer research and enjoy Mediterranean dinner. Caterer: Beth Torah Glatt Kosher (Plus, Israel art auction). Chair: Roz Mangot Location: Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $180. For under 35's, $118. Information/registration: David.Kweskin@ICRFonline.org CT Director 203 321-1106 7 Lumanor Dr. Stamford 06903 www.ICRFonline.org Or, Roz Mangot 203 322-6069
  • GAN YELADIM KIDS HEALTH DAY AND OPEN HOUSE November 20th from 9:30-11:30 at Gan Yeladim, 770 High Ridge Road. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about healthy habits for kids and adults. Open to all kids newborn-10yrs as well as prospective families wanting to tour and learn all about Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center. Separate parents and children programming will be available including fun activities for kids such as gymnastics, yoga and more. For the adults don't miss out on an informative panel of therapists focusing on "red flags" - how to identify them from an early age and how to raise a healthy child, as well as a fitness class and health talk with LiveBetter trainer and a talk on pre and post-natal health for moms and babies.
  • CONCERT Sam Glaser in Concert at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, December 3, 8pm. Tickets: (203)334-0159 www.samglaser.com
  • JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES NEEDS MINYAN MENSCHEN!! JSS is in great need of men to attend and help make our daily Minyan (prayer quorum of ten) in order to help Residents say the Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue's Minyans. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email sshulman@jseniors.org for exact service times.
  • JFITNESS GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!! November 18-20, 2016, Weekend Events: $100 off Registration all weekend!! The first 100 visitors of the weekend will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following: *10 pack of personal training ($450) *5 pack of Swedish Massage ($430) *10 pack of shakes ($70). Friday, November 18th: 8:00 am-12:00 pm Free Babysitting, 9:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Saturday, November 19th: 8:00 am -12:00 pm Free Babysitting, Special Event classes, Free chair massage, All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. Sunday, November 20th: All Day FREE pass for classes, swimming and exercise. 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport 203-365-6444 TheJFitness.com
  • ISRAEL BONDS This Chanukah, give the gift of Israel to your children, grandchildren and relatives! For one night of Chanukah, celebrate Israel and buy an Israel Bond. With bonds starting now at $36, and easily purchased online, this is a perfect gift for the holidays. The more ties we can forge between our children and the State of Israel, the greater likelihood they will understand and appreciate their Jewish heritage, and the stronger Israel will be in the future. Israel Bonds is one of the many vehicles that can be utilized to build linkage between our children and Israel. By gifting an Israel Bond, we send a message to our children that it is as important to loan our monies to Israel as it is to make charitable gifts to our Jewish homeland. At the same time you are teaching your children about making wise investment decisions. Israel has a 100% perfect record of payment of principal and interest on Israel Bonds. The purchase of an Israel Bond is a meaningful expression of commitment to the future strength of the State of Israel and helps to build every aspect of Israel's economy, making it both strong and resilient. For more information, contact Cynthia Blustein, Development Corporation for Israel, at 914-713-9003 or make a purchase and review rates and prospectuses at www.israelbonds.com.
  • THE STAMFORD ERUV BRUNCH You are cordially invited to attend a brunch in support of The Stamford Eruv Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:45am at CAS. Guest Speaker Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer- "A Short History of the Eruv in America." $18 per person, sponsors welcome at $180.Info: Michael Feldstein at michaelgfeldstein@gmail.com or Rose Newman at Rose@Newmanemail.com
  • 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.
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES UPDATED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care. At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a clich√©, but a way of life. Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org.
  • 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 ILocker@ctjfs.org
  • 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 clairef@ctjfs.org 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 abirchenough@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Avraham bat Tova
  • Basher Rachal bat Hannah
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Freidel bat Sarah
  • Gedalya Yitzchak ben Tzivia Rivka.
  • Malka Vitta bat Fayga Miriam
  • Malka bat Perel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah bat Esther
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yosef ben Yocheved
  • Zacharia Aharon ben Aviva
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood
SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP
We need volunteers! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth

Nov. 19-

  • Mini Minyan- role play Hakarat Hatov scenarios
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
  • Teen Minyan at 9:30

Nov. 26-

  • Jr Cong. - Mac N Cheese Kiddush and Nekudot Sale - bring all your tickets to groups
  • BMC optional - sign up to be helper in Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan- chessed starts in our community - first 5 signups will be invited to help the Morahs.

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Dec. 3 and 10
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday orspecial accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishnaand Hot Cocoa in their honor, please email me atrabbijeiger@hotmail.com
If you would like to helpsupport the Youth Department, please visit http://youth.cas-stamford.org/givingfor all of our sponsorship opportunities.
Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902
203-358-2200 www.cas-stamford.org

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