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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
June 17, 2017
23 Sivan 5777
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Mincha7:00 PM
8:15 PM
Candle Lighting8:10 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:08 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:24 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:06 PM
Shabbat Ends9:11 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Remembering Lives of Legacy in our Community
One of the wonderful annual traditions at Agudath Sholom is the presentation of the George and Ziporah Freedberg Spirit of Excellence Award, graciously endowed by Avi and Rhoda Freedberg. The recipients of the award reflect the values of Jewish peoplehood, Torah and Israel embodied by George and Ziporah and Congregation Agudath Sholom.
At Tuesday's Annual Meeting, we presented the awards posthumously to seven individuals who passed away this year and whose lives were intertwined with our shul. Their names and Agudath Sholom are synonymous. Our generation is eternally indebted for their contributions.
I cannot do justice to each one in the limited space of a bulletin but encourage you to listen to the tributes posted on the podcast of our annual meeting. Click here..
Below are a few thoughts about each awardee.
Joan Zinbarg Hochberg - Joan was a wonderful role model for family and community. Her infectious smile and open heart captivated people. She was deeply committed to Hadassah, Federation, JFS and launched a camp scholarship fund to make Jewish camping accessible to youth.
Milt Hollander - Milt and his wife Betty were builders for our shul, community and beyond. He possessed wisdom, generosity of spirit and humility second to none. Despite his numerous accomplishments professionally and personally, you always felt comfortable in his presence. He and Betty sought opportunities to improve the lives of the employees at Omega and anyone in need.
Gloria Lotstein - The Lotstein family name is synonymous with Agudath Sholom. Gloria was proud of their legacy. She was a woman deeply devoted to her family and exuded a love of life and positive spirit. Her grace and smile were contagious. Together with her husband Ralph, of blessed memory, they developed a circle of friends whose families' lives centered around Agudath Sholom.
Larry Miller - Larry was everywhere in our shul. He was a mitzvah man who was a model of making his days count. Whether through the Men's Club, daily minyan, or bingo to his work for Stamford baseball and our city, he was committed to opening his hand and heart to his family, shul and community.
Michael Rosmarin - Michael was a mensch par excellence, an elegant man and a giver who lived his life to honor others. He was the longest serving executive member of CAS and led our high holiday honors program for years. His humility, wisdom, generosity, institutional memory and grace endeared him to so many young and old in our congregation. His hug and smile were unforgettable.
Millie Schifreen - Millie grew up in the shadow of Agudath Sholom as a child and never left. A life long devotee to Hadassah, she received the Woman of the Year Award. She loved the shul and attended every Shabbat. To her everlasting credit, she never allowed her sight disability to limit her. She pushed forward with determination and spunk to overcome her challenges to serve God in prayer, connect with shul members on Shabbat and religiously attend Rabbi Walk's Tuesday evening classes.
Sol Young - Sol was a long standing leader, philanthropist, community builder and soul partner for Rabbi Joe in building the shul. In the 1960s, he hosted meetings at his home for the construction plans every Sunday. He exuded humility, deep optimism, love of family and desire to seize every moment and turn problems into solutions. He celebrated the image of God in everyone and is inextricably tied to our past and future.
The memory of each awardee lives on with their family - and our shul. They are deeply missed and serve as an inspiration for all of us. May their memories be for a blessing and may we share happy occasions together with their families in the future.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Join us at Seudah Shlishit as we celebrate Sheva Brachot for Zakhariah and Alla Tsentner, who were married this past week
Service Note Fathers day Dads dudes daughter Minyan 9.15am Sunday morning
Take a Minute to Support Israel Supporting Israel isn't hard -- there are many things that you can do that take literally one minute. The Israel Committee now has a website built on this idea. Go to for simple things that you can do, from calling your Congressional representatives to social media posts, that take only a minute or two. Check back frequently for updates and ideas for things you can do!
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.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM/9:15 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:15 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:17 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday8:12 PM
SundayFather's Day
  • to Henry Feuerstein on the passing of his father, Sidney Sumner Feuerstein
  • to Tricia Hoff on the passing of her step-father, Michael Klein
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
Mazal Tov
  • to Matt Greenberg and Pam Ehrenkranz, Marsha Greenberg Motzen and Cantor Yaakov Motzen, and Roz and Dean Isaacs on the wedding of Sarah to Eli
  • to Meryl & David Gordon on the engagement of their son Daniel Peretz to Lea Riva Winter of New Haven, CT. Mazal tov to Daniels grandmothers Regina Greenwald and Yvette Gordon
  • to Rose & Bruce Newman on the engagement of their son Zev to Becca Meiner
  • to Yaakov Faratci and Yolly Dratch on their wedding last night! We are looking forward to welcoming them soon to live in Stamford as our CAS Youth Directors and NCSY leaders. May they build a bayit neeman be Yisrael
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
Library KiddushDr. Al Wolfsohn in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his wife, Royce Wolfsohn
Chapel KiddushPam Ehrenkranz and Matt Greenberg in celebration of the marriage of their children, Eli to Sarah Isaacs
Teen KiddushThe Bein family in honor of Alexander's successful completion of ninth grade
Sanctuary Kiddushby Meryl & David Gordon in honor of the engagement of their son Daniel to Lea Winter
Sponsor A Kiddush
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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.
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
Be one of fifteen teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 4th-6th, 2018 in Washington DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. The participants will also be required to attend the Stamford JCC Speak Up for Israel program. To be one of the fifteen selected, submit a 500 word essay: "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"
If you could lobby the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by a local and national panel of AIPAC supporters.
Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at
Open to 9th-12th graders from CAS. We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman and Michael and Sandra Kamen. We are deeply appreciative of their generosity. If you would like to enable more teens to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please be in touch.
Israel is in our mind and hearts. Please consider joining me next spring for the AIPAC Policy Conference. For more info visit AIPAC. Join us on our Fall Trip. For more info visit Israel Trip.
Am Yisrael Chai!
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Mens Club Farewell to Rabbi Walk with Movies & Chinese Food
Join the Men's Club in wishing farewell to Rabbi Walk. Dinner from Chopstix ($15 per person), followed by a very funny movie (no charge, starts at 7 pm) Rabbi Walk will fill us in on the highlights.
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.
Adult Education Event:  Rabbi Sholom Brody
Rabbi Shlomo Brody, founder and director the Tikvah Fund and editor of the Ask the Rabbi column for the Jerusalem Post
Judaism and Fundamentalism: The Case of Wiping out Amalek
Join us for this CAS Adult Education Program, an opportunity to hear an incredible scholar address a very difficult and thorny topic
New CAS Class
Crash Course in Jewish History with Rabbi Oran Zweiter

Join us at CAS for 4 Monday evenings in June to get a better sense of your heritage! With brief yet thorough discussions, we will navigate the main events of Jewish history. No prior knowledge is necessary. Come for one class, come for all! All Classes will take place at CAS at 7 PM.

  • June 19- Beginnings of Modernity: 1492 until 1914
  • June 26- Destruction and Rebirth: The 20th Century and Beyond
CAS Classes
Week of June 18
SundayRabbi David Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Sunday morning's 10 a.m. class - "Bagels with Bob" - will not meet this Sunday, June 18, but will resume on Sunday, June 25, with a first in a series of discussions on the Three Jewish revolutions against Rome and their impact on Rabbinic Judaism
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Samuel - 10:15 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Crash Course in Jewish History - 7:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi 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 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: Jessica Furmansky

Mommy and Me Bring your baby and come meet other moms at CAS. Thursdays 11:30 AM -12:30 PM For Babies birth through 1. This is a free group open to the community. Info: contact Melissa Litwak at
CAS Announcements
  • FURNITURE LOOKING FOR A NICE HOME! As Rabbi Walk prepares for his big move back to Israel, he has some furniture that will not be making the trip (couch, dressers, dining room table, coffee table). If you are interested, please e-mail Rabbi Walk ( or contact the office.
  • HE HARVEST NOW GARDEN IS BACK - WE NEED YOU! Thank you to Jim Benjamin and Meredith Cohen for their leadership in leading our Harvest Now Garden which produces vegetables for a local homeless shelter. It is a great project for young and old and families. Last year, the crop yielded over 300 pounds of vegetables. We work on the gardening periodic Sundays and we are ready to start this season. Thank you! If you are interested in joining the fun, email To learn more about Harvest Now, visit
  • CAS MEN'S CLUB BOARD GAMES NIGHT! We will be having a Board Game Night on Tuesday, June 27th (Please note the new date) between 8:30 pm and 11 pm in the Social Hall, and its open to men and women. Coffee and tea will be provided. Bring your own games and a friend or two. Options include cards (bridge, spades, hearts, etc.), chess, checkers, backgammon, Rummy Q, Clue, Parcheesi, Monopoly, mah jong, unusual board games (Settler, etc), or anything else you can think of. Contact Bruce Newman ( if you have a question or want to make a comment or suggestion.
  • HEALING VISITS MITZVAH UPDATE - Thank you to all of our volunteers on our healing visits team. The healing visits team is a group of men and women in our shul who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at at home. It a very meaningful way to lift people's sprits and make a difference. You can offer as much or as little time as you have for each person is world unto themselves are your warmth lights up their day. Every week we send out a healing visit update. To join the team, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • 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


Open on Sunday from 10 am - noon

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

Community Announcements
  • ANNOUNCING THE 3RD ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP EVENT ON JULY 30! Can you help? Back to School Shop provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with the opportunity to "shop" for brand new clothes, backpacks and school supplies at no charge, in a one day event. We served nearly 200 children in our event last summer and hope to increase the number to 250 this year! Can you volunteer for a 4 hour shift at our event? To volunteer, please register here: For more information please visit
  • JCC BOOK CLUB MEETING Sunday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. Love to read? Enjoy meaningful discussions? Interested in getting to know people in a different way? Join us for the next meeting of the JCC Book Club as we discuss the book The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. The JCC Book Club will meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss a book of the group's choosing. It's a great way to make new friends and engage in interesting conversation. All are welcome. There is no charge. For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Avraham ben Frances
  • Benjamin Eitan ben Gittel Abi
  • Dinah bat Maria
  • Doron ben Tia
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzchak Dovid ben Miriam Rivka
  • Eliezer ben Leah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chaya
  • Feivel Yakov ben Sarah Rochel
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Ina bat Rivka
  • Moshe Elya ben Chana
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shelamet D'vorah bat Chaya Faygel
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shifra Leah bat Chaya Sarah
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Yosef ben Batya
  • Yosef ben Liba
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zvi Doniel ben Chia Priva
CAS Youth

June 2017 - Theme of the Month: Veahavta Lreacha Kamocha: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

June 17-
  • Jr. Cong. massive ticket sale and huge discounts on all prizes!
  • BMC meeting with David Giver!
  • Teen Minyan last meeting of the year!
Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:
  • June 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 at

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit for all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

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