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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
February 4, 2017
8 Sh'vat 5777
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Candle lighting4:55 PM
Mincha5:00 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:35 AM
Latest Shacharit10:26 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:00 PM
Daf Yomi4:10 PM
Mincha4:50 PM
Maariv5:52 PM
Shabbat Ends5:57 PM
Shabbat Shalom
In Tribute to Sol Young
In 1989, on the 100th anniversary of Congregation Agudath Sholom, an article appeared in the Stamford Advocate in commemoration of the milestone occasion. The article began, "If after a century of spiritual leadership in the Jewish community Agudath Sholom still seems Young at heart, there are two very good reasons: Sol and Betty Young."
This week, Sol Young, passed away. He lived a life of legacy in so many ways. As members of Agudath Sholom, we owe a debt of gratitude to him and his wife, Betty, she should live and be well, for their dedication and generosity to the synagogue. Sol was Rabbi Ehrenkranz's right hand man through the years, his friend and partner in the establishment of the new shul building in 1965.
I was moved by one of Sol's quotes in the article, which embodies his life and serves as a worthy model for all of us. "I told the Rabbi some time ago there are three things a man has the privilege to do: to raise a son, to plant a tree and to build a place of worship. It is sort of an unwritten honor."
He understood the three most important priorities in life - his family, his faith and leading a life of impact. In fact, near the end of his life, he met his first great grandson, Akiva Bar Navi Lev, who lives in Jerusalem and came to America for a visit. The baby's name is truly a reflection of Sol's enduring legacy. Like Akiva, Sol possessed a contagious optimism for life, he was a visionary and most of all, his heart was wide and deep.
One of his grandsons, Danny Teicher, a musician, composed this video tribute to the love and life of Sol and Betty.
We wish Betty and her family much comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. We rest on the accomplishments of men and women, who enabled our shul to thrive for over 125 years. As we move forward in the months ahead on our annual dinner and the completion of our capital campaign, may we be inspired by the model of Sol Young, who viewed his commitment to Agudath Sholom as a privilege, passion and priority.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Service Notes
  • Special Super Bowl Dudes Daughter Donut minyan Sunday morning 9.10am. Please wear your team colors and special football food.
  • Sephardic Minyan: the next minyan will be February 11th, starting at 8:45 AM. That will be a jam-packed day as it is Shabbat Shirah- Perashat Beshalah, Tu B'Shvat and the Yakar Shabbat. We would love to have other people volunteer to read an Aliyah or be hazzan, so please visit to sign up. Questions? Email us at
  • Yakar Shabbat - Next Week - February 11th. Please note the sanctuary service and Sephardic minyan will begin at 8:45 AM. We have an outstanding line up of speakers on the topic of the Jewish family. Early kiddush will be at 10 AM followed by learning at 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM and then musaf.
Thank you to Jessica Dulitz for chairing a successful Young Families Pot Luck Shabbat Lunch this weekend.
New!  Torah Before Tefillah Join Rabbi Zweiter at 7:40 AM before the Chapel minyan for a 20 minute study session on the parsha.
CAS Shabbat Atria Mitzvah Mission 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, February 17th at 2:30 PM to share the spirit of Shabbat. Adults & kids welcome. Info: Rabbi Cohen at
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
Rabbi Cohen will speak about his new book What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of Legacy on February 13, 7 PM at the JCC and Sunday, February 26, 1 PM at Barnes & Noble in Stamford. For more book info, visit
Kosher Movies Join Rabbi Cohen on Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 12 PM for a special program at Temple Shalom in Greenwich featuring his father, Rabbi Herbert Cohen, who speak about his recent book - Kosher Movies. For more info, visit
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.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Were the sages of the Talmud patriotic?
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReadersEthan Green, Burt Rubin
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM/9:10 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:05 PM, Friday 5:09 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:04 PM
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushLillian & Sandy Shapiro in commemoration of Sandy's Mother's sheloshim and his Father's yartzeit
Teen KiddushThe Bilenker Family in honor of Rabbi Cohens new book
Sanctuary KiddushThe Dayan family in appreciation of Grandma Noonie's doctors who always take such good care of her and to thank our amazing friends in the Stamford community who were so supportive and helpful during a very difficult time.
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen on the occasion of the 28th Yaarzeit of Sandra Cohen, Sara Malka bat Aharon Avraham Halevi.
Sponsor A Kiddush
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Click here to email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
CAS Annual Dinner
CAS Annual Festive Dinner - March 19, 2017 - 21 Adar 5777:
Celebrating Our Community
The generous of heart will prosper and those who refresh others will be refreshed.
-Proverbs 11:25
Guests of Honor
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Community Service Award
Dean Schuckman
Young Leadership Award
Daniella & Mitchel Balsam
Chai Award
Barbara & Larry z"l Miller
With a special farewell presentation to Rabbi Walk in gratitude for his years of service at CAS
Thanks to all those who have already signed up! click here to see the list

Dinner Chairs
Darona Bernstein & Liba Steinmetz
Journal Chairs
Jeffrey Maron & Rhonda Schaffer-Maron and Diane & Elliot Sloyer
CAS Teens
By Yaakov Faratci, Teen Director
Hi! I hope everyone is having an amazing week. We all know that Shabbot is supposed to be the highest point and this Shabbot will be no exception.
  • On Friday night we will be having a mock-tail oneg at the Liebermans, starting at 8:30 PM. This is an oneg involving making your own non-alcohol yet exquisite mock-tail. That night we are blessed with having fifteen Jewish teens from public school join our community to experience being part of a teen world that we can make so welcoming and inviting for them and redefine how potentially sweet Shabbot can be for any.
  • Shabbot morning we will have teen minyan.
  • Following Shabbot, we will be having a "Chopped" event at the shul starting at 7:30. The teens will be cooking dishes with random ingredients and changing the culinary world. Please make sure to be in contact with me about RSVPing for the event, it costs $15. Looking forward to having the sweetest Shabbos together!
Sylvia's open Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon.
We need volunteers! Please call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Anne at (203)-321-5072
Local Interest
Watch Superbowl 51 at Six Thirteen
Special Superbowl Menu
Visit our website or contact us for reservations at (203) 614 - 8777.

Shabbat Across Stamford
March 3rd @ the Stamford Athletic Club: 75 Third Street Stamford
Come celebrate a community wide Shabbat experience. Tizmoret will engage us in song. Sign up to volunteer or attend: Chazan Marcia Lane (203) 653-2668 UJF or Toby Schaffer
To register for Shabbat Across Stamford, go to:
Sign Up For These Events
Click on one of these upcoming events!
PJ Movie Pizza Night
Shabbat, February 11 - 6:45 PM
PJ Movie Pizza Night
Children in Grades K-6 are invited to a PJ PIZZA MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday night, February 11th, 6:45-8:45 pm at CAS
Join us in your PJS for an awesome movie, pizza, great treats and a lot of fun.
This program is free but please let us know if youre coming.
Information Meeting for Journey of Body & Soul To Israel
Thinking of a trip to Israel? There is no better time to plan a trip than now! Join Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen for a Journey of Body and Soul to the Four Holy Cities of Israel. Revised Dates - Leave Monday night, October 30th, 2017 and return Thursday morning November 9th.

Information Meeting this Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 PM.

Join Rabbi Cohen and Larry Ritter of ITC Tours for an orientation and information session to learn more about the trip.

Click here for more info
Sisterhood Womens Club
Wednesday, February 22 - 10:00 AM
Sisterhood Womens Club
Johanna Akyuz:
Living in Holland during World War 2 and After
Everyone is invited!
Jr Cong Shabbaton
Friday, February 24 - 5:20 PM
Jr Cong Shabbaton

Program will include: Friday night dinner & oneg, Shabbat afternoon lunch, games, activities, the color war finale and much much more!!!

This is an event not to be missed! Come join us for an unforgettable, inspiring Shabbaton; sign your Junior Congregation member up today!
  • Friday night-drop off your children at 5:20 pm and pickup at 8:30 pm.
  • Shabbat day-drop off your children for groups at 10:30 am and pickup at Mincha at 5:20 pm.
    Join us for part of or the entire program!
Policy Conference 2017 Promo with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen explains why you should attend the AIPAC Policy Conference.
CAS Annual Festive Dinner
Sunday, March 19 - 5:00 PM
CAS Annual Festive Dinner
Please join us on March 19 as we celebrate our community by honoring a great group of individuals who have done so much for CAS...
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
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 or Jessica Furmansky

Babies & Breakfast at CAS Bring your baby and come mingle with other moms at CAS. This free group is for moms with babies from birth through 1 to socialize, grab some food, or at the very least, get out of the house! We meet every other Thursday at 11:30 for 1 hour. Next date: February 16. Info: Melissa Litwak (
CAS Classes
Week of February 5
SundayRabbi David Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Tanach, Judaism and World History - Bagels with Bob - 10:00 AM
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Samuel - 10:15 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Practical Workshop - How to Maintain a Jewish Home - 7:45 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Kabbalah- Symbolic System of Thought - 7:30 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rambam Reboot - 13 Principles - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Talmud Taanit - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Announcements
  • ISRAEL DAY PARADE reserve Sunday, June 4 for the Celebrate Israel Parade - March with one of our local schools, be a spectator, or join CAS! We plan to send a CAS delegation - please contact Rabbi Cohenif you would like to help plan and participate.
  • ANNUAL YAKAR SHABBAT is a Shabbat of ruach, unity and interactive Torah. Friday night Carlebach light davening led by Chazan Bokow. Shabbat morning four minyanim at 7 AM, 8:00 AM and 8:45 AM (Ashkenaz and Sephardic). Joint Hot Kiddush at 10:00 AM. 10:30 AM Breakout Learning Sessions on The Jewish Family, featuring Yona Goldman- My Big Complicated Biblical Family, Rabbi Alex Ozar- What is Love?, Talia Siscovick- Lessons from the Giving Tree: How to Foster Healthy Family Relationships and Rabbi Elisha Paul- Responding to Contemporary Challenges to Creating and Sustaining a Traditional Jewish Family Musaf at 11:15 AM.'
  • 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.
  • 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
Community Announcements
  • "KINDNESS, DON'T JUST DO IT,LIVE IT!" Orly Wahba will be speaking at the JCC on March 1, 7:00pm. She is an educator, entrepreneur, author and founder of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage people to recognize that in times of hardship, kindness, like a life vest, keeps the world afloat. Orly's lecture will uncover the greatest tool to impact our children, community and the world. Educators, parents, tweens and teens are welcome to join The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School and Center Women for this lecture sponsored by the Karp Foundation. Tickets $12 per person / $10 JCC members / $5 students. For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at, call (203) 322-6541 or Click here to register online.
  • UJF'S SUPER SUNDAY , Sunday, February 12, 2016 from 9am - 4pm at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue) JOIN THE WHOLE COMMUNITY! There are many ways to help out on Super Sunday: Set Up/Clean Up, Make phone calls, Stuff Envelopes, Teen Volunteer Opportunities (pizza & snacks provided!), Organize Pledge Cards, Supervise Children's Tzedakah Coin Counting Activity, Sponsor a phone, Donate food. Super Sunday = Super Kids! Once again, we welcome children to participate in UJF's Tzedakah Coin Collection project. Bring coins on Super Sunday and trade them in for fun toys. Other children's activities include face painting, balloon making, glitter tattoos, and a VIP Meet & Greet with Superman and Wonder Woman! Teens, we have a special hangout for you. Bring your friends and cell phones, make some calls and enjoy pizza!
  • GAN YELADIM PRESENTS PARENTING GENERATION Z The User's Guide We've All Been Searching For: Who knew what we were going to face when we dreamed of having kids? Join us for a lecture series featuring parenting experts who are lauded for their clear, concise and practical advice on raising socially, emotionally, and physically healthy children in today's world. Body Image - At a surprisingly young age, children internalize messages from our culture and from their families about body image. This workshop will focus on steps that parents can take from the beginning to help children and their families develop healthy relationships with food and body image. Concrete strategies and suggestions for raising healthy and confident children. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 , 7:45pm at Gan Yeladim, 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. By Alisa Schwartz, Ph.D. Alisa Schwartz has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and is in private practice, with a specialty in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns. She has worked as the director of a program at the Renfrew Center, the head of the eating disorders team at Columbia University, and as an eating disorder specialist at Georgetown University. Alisa grew up in Stamford and is a BCDS alum currently living in Washington, DC with her husband and three children. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsosrship opportunity available. For more visit:
  • YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT: UNDERSTANDING THE TENTH COMMANDMENT Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin, Dean of Students for Bellows Eshkolot: The Matan Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies in Israel, will speak on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:45 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle. Her topic, "Thou Shalt Not Covet," addressing one of five commandments meant to promote and maintain a civilized society, may be the most challenging. How can G-d command a feeling, as opposed to our words and actions? How does the experience of envy pose a major threat to the community? We'll explore these issues in depth through examples of coveting in Tanakh and the teachings of great sages throughout the ages. This lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a continuing series at YINR sponsored by the Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies. Please visit to view the complete WIJS schedule or email for more information or to be added to our mailing list.
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL is scheduled to leave April 30 and return May 11, 2017. Let's celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut together in Israel!! For more information about this very special trip, please contact Bob Abrams at or 203-329-2186.
  • SAR ANNUAL DINNER February 4, in support of the Scholarship Fund. Info: or Stephanie & Josh Bilenker or Tricia & Robert Hoff
  • 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 synagogues Minyans. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email for exact service times.
  • ANNUAL STAMFORD CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER Sunday, March 5, 5PM at CAS. Guest speaker: Dr. Erica Brown. Honoree: Michael Feldstein. Fabulous catered meal by 613 Restaurant with special delectable treats and culinary surprises. $36/person. Sponsorship is $180 (entitles you to two reservations). To make a reservation online, click here. Info - Rica Lieberman at
  • PRETTY IN PINK: JCC MATZAH BALL ANNUAL FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE Saturday, February 25 * 6:30 - 8 pm. 5-10 years. Join us for the Matzah Ball, The J's annual father-daughter dance. Dance the night away and play fun games. Dress up for the event of the year. Truly a night to remember! Light refreshments and dessert will be served. Member $36 per "couple," $5 per additional child. Community $45 per "couple," $5 per additional child. For more information contact Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, or visit
  • ISRAELI FILM SERIES: ATOMIC FALAFEL (COMEDY) Thursday, February 9 * 7 pm . Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries' most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis. Suggested donation $5, open to the community. To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha, at 203-487-0951 or
  • BRUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: MINORITIES IN ISRAEL: POST-SOVIET UNION ALIYAH Sunday, February 26 * 10 - 11:30 am About 1 million Soviet Jews, based on the Law of Return, migrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union. What challenges do they face? Suggested donation $5, open to the community. To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha, at 203-487-0951 or
  • SENIOR ADULT PURIM LUNCHEON THURSDAY, MARCH 2 * 12 - 1 PM Sound your groggers and enjoy a festive Purim meal with hamantaschen for dessert. Reservations required by Thursday, February 23. Suggested donation $4, open to the senior community. For more information or to register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at, or 203.487.0983.
  • SUPER HERO PURIM CARNIVAL AT THE J Sunday, March 5 * 1 - 4 pm Unleash your super hero powers at our 25th Annual JCC Purim Carnival. Play carnival games and win great prizes! No Purim carnival would be complete without hamantaschen and other delicious treats. Lunch will be available for purchase. Volunteers needed. Admission is free. Tickets and wristbands available for purchase. For information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974, or visit
  • ISRAELI FILM SERIES: A BORROWED IDENTITY (DRAMA) Thursday, March 9 * 7 pm A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity. Suggested donation $5, open to the community. To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha, at 203-487-0951 or
  • 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.
  • SCHOKE 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 Schoke JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE 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, Schoke 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 Schoke 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 Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS FINANCIAL FITNESS on Thursdays, January 12th; February 9th; March 9th at 7PM at the Jewish Senior Services Campus, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. In partnership with FJP and Schoke Jewish Family Service, a financial educator from LifeBridge will teach three seminars about Budgeting, Understanding Your Credit and Identity Theft. The seminars are free. To reserve a spot, contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • LET'S TALK - Fairfield, starting in February 2017 at 12:45 pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS For adults and seniors, Schoke 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, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS For adults and seniors, Schoke JFS will be providing information and eligibility assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly food stamps). The second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am in the Westport office (431 Post Road East), SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon ben Yehudit
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Basher Rachal bat Hannah
  • Benjamin Rufuel ben Basher Rachal
  • Brian Dimetres ben
  • David Ostrovsky ben Rebbekah
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Golda bat Basha
  • Hillel ben Esther
  • Moshe Elya ben Chana
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Yaakov ben Selma
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
CAS Youth
Feb 2017 - Theme of the Month: Tzedakah
  • Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan - Discussions: What is Tzedakah? Why do we have to give charity? (ongoing for the month)
  • Jr. Cong. -Rabbi Bernstein will lead
  • BMC meeting with Ari Leiberman
  • Teen Minyan
  • BMC hangout with David Giver
  • Mini Minyan - Learn about giving something of yours away
  • Jr Cong. - Discussion: Why 10%? Can I give more? Why or why not? Prepare for Shabbaton.
  • BMC hangout with David Giver
  • Teen Minyan
  • Mini Minyan - Mini Kiddush
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
  • Teen Minyan

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Feb, 4, 18, 25
    March 11, 18, 25
    April 8, 29
    May 6
    June 3, 10, 17
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 all of our sponsorship opportunities.
Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

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