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Friday, April 14, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Chol Hamoed Pesach
Pesach V (CH''M) Omer: 4
April 15, 2017
19 Nisan 5777
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Mincha7:00 PM
Candle lighting7:15 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
7:45 AM
8:45 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:34 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:41 AM
Daf Yomi6:25 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:25 PM
Mincha7:15 PM
Maariv8:11 PM
Shabbat Ends8:16 PM
Shabbat Shalom
My weekly message will resume next week.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Kasher Vesameach!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
IDF Veterans We are blessed with a number of veterans in our community, who fought for the freedom and welfare of the State of Israel. We invite all IDF veterans to join us for our community observance of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut on May 1st, where they wil be honored with leading us in the lighting of memorial candles for Israel's fallen. Please RSVP to Kim at
New Shabbat Class for 6th and 7th graders Mishna and Munchies with Rabbi Cohen. Meets 45 minutes before mincha at the Cohen home. Next session - May 6 at 6:30 PM. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen -
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
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.

Sunday, April 16

  • Shacharit 7:00 AM/8:30 AM
  • Candle Lighting 7:17 PM
  • Mincha 7:23 PM

Monday, April 17

  • Shacharit 7:45 AM/8:45 AM
  • Shiur - Rabbi Daniel Cohen: 10:30 AM
  • Sermon: Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Mincha 7:20 PM
  • Candle Lighting 8:18 PM

Tuesday, April 18

  • Shacharit 7:45 AM/8:45 AM
  • Yizkor 10:15 AM
  • Shiur - Rabbi David Walk: 10:30 AM
  • Sermon: Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Mincha 7:20 PM
  • Neilat HaChag - Rabbi David Walk: 7:40 PM
  • Yom Tov Ends 8:20 PM
  • Earliest time to eat Chametz if sold through CAS 8:45 PM
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderHyman Schaffer
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 7:45 AM/8:45 AM, Wednesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 7:23 PM, Monday-Thursday 7:20 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday7:22 PM
SundayPesach VI (CH''M)/Omer: 5
MondayPesach VII/Omer: 6
TuesdayPesach VIII/Omer: 7
WednesdayOmer: 8
ThursdayOmer: 9
FridayOmer: 10
  • to Carol Rosmarin and her entire family on the passing of her husband and our friend, Michael Rosmarin
  • to Nancy Mimoun on the passing of her mother, Joan Zinbarg Hochberg
  • to Max Kolbrenner on the passing of his sister, Gail Kolbrenner
For up to date shiva and contact info:
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family, please click here
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushBarry Best
Chapel KiddushBarbara and Ron Ashkenas in honor of their new grandchildren
Sanctuary KiddushHarvey and Helene Kaminski in honor of the yahrzeit of Harvey's father, Reuven Kaminski
Day 7 Chapel KiddushAnonymously in honor of our children
Day 7 Sanctuary Kiddushopen
Day 8 Chapel KiddushGlenn Karow in honor of the Yartzeits of his father, S. Martin Karow, and mother, Sybel Karow
Day 8 Sanctuary Kiddushopen
Neilat HaChagRuth and Mel Aminoff in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Mels mother, Luba Aminoff, on the last day of Pesach, and his brother, Jeffrey Hy Aminoff, on the next to last day of Pesach
Sponsor A Kiddush
Shabbat Sanctuary Chapel Library Teen
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Apr 29opensponsoredsponsoredopen
May 6opensponsoredsponsoredopen
May 13sponsoredsponsoredopen
May 20sponsoredsponsoredopen
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus
Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
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CAS 5777 Passover Site
Our Newly Updated Site has all the info you need for Passover in one location
Get ready for Passover, with tips, classes, insights & more!
Q&A with the Rabbis
Reference material & more
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Journey of Body & Soul To Israel trip
Make "Next Year in Jerusalem" a reality! Consider joining the Journey of Body and Soul to Israel this coming November with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen.
Current State of Anti-Semitism:  A Conversation with Evan Bernstein
ADL NY Regional Director will join in a discussion with Rabbi Cohen about the current state of anti-Semitism and the spread of hate in all forms. Evan will share detail about ADL's efforts to combat this trend.
CAS Young Families Potluck Shabbat Lunch and Oneg
We are looking for families and couples to host the potluck and provide the main dish, drinks, and challah, and then guests will fill in with side dishes and desserts. Join us for this great way to get to know people in the CAS community! For more info, contact Jessica Furmanky at


We need volunteers! Please call Julie at (203) 321-6460 or Anne at (203) 321-5072

CAS Young Families
CAS Young Families Spring Fling Shabbat Oneg in the Park . Please join the CAS Young Families in the Shabbas Park on Saturday, April 29th at 4:00 pm for an oneg. Please bring a parve dessert or snack to share. If it rains, we will postpone to May 6th . We are looking forward to seeing everyone! Please feel free to invite friends and any families who may be visiting.

CAS Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Three Sundays in the Spring. April 23rd, May 7th and June 11th at 8 PM. Topics will be Parenting on the Same Page, 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting, Romance in a Busy Marriage. For more information and/or registration for the series, contact Rachel Maryles at

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: Jessica Furmansky
CAS Classes
Week of April 16
SundayRabbi David Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Tanach, Judaism and World History - Bagels with Bob - 10:00 AM
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
  • OU JLIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SHABBAT April 28-29 with Rabbi David and Ariel Pardo, JLIC educators at Brandeis University
  • ISRAEL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION AND YOM HA'ATZMAUT CELEBRATION . Entire community invited. Featuring Reflections, "Shira BeTzibur" - singing together beloved Israeli songs and refreshments. 7:00 PM -8:30 PM - Monday, May 1st at CAS.
  • SAVE THE DATES New and Prospective Member Brunch at the home of Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen, Sunday, May 7th at 10 AM and Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th
  • 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
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
  1. Reserve Sunday, June 4 for the Celebrate IsraelParade - March with one of our local schools, be a spectator, or join CAS! We plan to send a CAS delegation - please contact me if you would like to help plan and participate.
  2. Consider Visiting Israel this year! Contact Rabbi Cohen about his trip
  3. Join our Israel Advocacy Committee
  4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. On May 22-25 be front and center for a mega-celebration in Israel in partnership with the Religious Zionist of America (RZA) and World Mizrachi. Individuals and communities from around the world will participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Celebrating 50 years of a reunited Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim. See
Community Announcements
  • FILM SCREENING Please join us for a screening of the film Denial, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson. Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El. Based on the acclaimed book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, Denial recounts the true story of Deborah E Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. Allan Chernoff will lead a discussion immediately following the screening. Mr. Chernoff is former CNN and CNBC senior correspondent, an award winning writer, speaker and co-author of The Tailors of Tomaszow, a Memoir of Polish Jews. Presented in tribute to the memory of Eva, Abraham and Dr. Hesh Romanowitz ז"ל. Co-sponsored by Temple Beth El and UJF of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien. 203 322 6901 www.
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM . April 23 at 4:30 pm. The annual Yom HaShoah event will be held at Temple Beth El and will feature key note speaker Dr. Eric Goldman, a Jewish film expert, who will speak about the Holocaust through the lens of the cinema. Also featured, will be an art exhibit featuring art of Yad Vashem: "The Anguish of Liberation as Reflection in Art" and "Reflections of local Holocaust survivors". The program is free and open to the entire community. For more information call the UJF office or contact Sharon Franklin at
  • SPECIAL SHOWING of a three-hour training session conducted by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn on "How to Perform a Tahara" on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 9AM-12 noon at Congregation Agudath Sholom. No charge. Sponsored by the Stamford Chevra Kadisha. Appropriate for both those who have done taharas and who want to brush up on the ritual laws, and those who have never performed a tahara but are interested in learning more. No RSVP necessary.
  • AN EVENING WITH SCHOKE JFS, THE AGENCY'S ANNUAL GALA Wednesday, May 10th at the Italian Center in Stamford. At 5:30 pm, Schoke JFS will honor service to the community with the 38th Annual Mitzvah Award to the Beldotti Family and the 11th Annual Young Leadership Award to Mark Frank. The evening begins with cocktails, followed by an Italian (kosher) dinner. All are invited to join this portion of the program and support the efforts of Schoke JFS to assist the community. At 8:00 pm, Steve Solomon, creator and star of the two-time, award-winning Broadway show "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy" will perform stand-up comedy based on the show. Be prepared to laugh until you cry. A dessert reception will follow. Schoke JFS is offering tickets to the performance for $65. click here for tickets
  • JEWISH HIDING NETWORKS: SURVIVAL STRATEGIES IN EASTERN GALICIA Dr. Natalia Aleksiun will present "Jewish Hiding Networks: Survival Strategies in Eastern Galicia" at the Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a series sponsored by the Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies.
  • 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.
  • THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT'S 6TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA , recognizing Keter Shem Tov recipients Andrew and Elizabeth Lustbader, is on Sunday, April 30th at 11:00 am. The featured speaker this year is Bret Stephens. Mr. Stephens is a Wall Street Journal columnist, winner of a 2013 Pulitzer Prize and former Chief Editor of the Jerusalem Post. The Gala will be held at Temple Beth El in Stamford (350 Roxbury Road). For more information, please call 203-357-0850, e-mail or visit
  • CAMOS For the fifth time, CAMOS (Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford) will be representing the Stamford community at the bi-annual Jewish Fair sponsored by the Orthodox Union, to be held in Manhattan on Sunday, April 30th from 12 noon-6PM. Historically this has been one of the most effective ways we've been able to promote the community to others who are interested in finding out more about Stamford. A big thank you to Elaine Finkelstein, who is chairing the CAMOS effort, and to our various organization and real estate partners who have agreed to be sponsors at the event. If you know anyone who might be interested in moving to Stamford, please tell them about the fair. CAMOS in the news!
  • 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 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
  • LETS TALK (FREE) Thursdays, 11 am at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, 1 pm at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, and 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 Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM -Tuesdays, April 25th and May 16th at 1pm: Designed for individuals looking to stimulate their brain power with a meaningful experience focusing on insight, reducing stress, inspiring confidence, and providing practical support to help reach personal goals! Come and meet others and participate in some mental exercises to stimulate brain power. Insurance co-pays will be accepted, or $20 fee to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration suggested by contacting Jami Fener, Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at or 203-921-4161 x121
  • LETS TALK Fairfield, starting in February 23rd 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
  • NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD? Schoke JFS will provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. For a consultation, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
  • SAVE THE DATE: SCHOKE JFS COLLEGE AHEAD!, Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 pm at the Stamford J, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. A panel of college admissions deans will discuss topics of interest to high school students and their parents, moderated by Claire Friedlander, Schoke JFS College Consultant. For more information, contact her at or 203-921-4161.
  • SCHOKE JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, meets weekly, Thursdays at 10:30 am, at Congregation Bnai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS therapist at 203-921-4161 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Benjamin Eitan ben Gittel Abi
  • Brian Dimetres
  • Daniel Natan ben Sara Leah
  • David Ostrovsky ben Rebbekah
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Hillel ben Esther
  • Ida bat Chana
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shelamet D'vora bat Chaya Faygel
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Yosef ben Batya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
CAS Youth

April 2017 - Theme of the Month: Kavod - Respect

Pesach & April 15- Chol Hamoed Pesach
  • Special Pesach snacks in all groups!
  • Jr. Cong. - Color War Challenge- Chagim Jeopardy
  • Much more special Chagim programs to follow, stay tuned.
April 22-
  • Jr. Cong. Oneg - Shabbat Afternoon- home tbd.. would you like to host? Let us know!
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
April 29
  • Mini Minyan- role play Kavod scenarios.
  • Jr Cong. - HOT Kiddush and Nekudot Sale - bring your tickets!
  • BMC oneg - Shabbat Afternoon - home tbd - would you like to host? Let us know!
  • Teen Minyan

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • 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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