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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Holiday/Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Holiday/Shabbat Bulletin
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
22-24 Tishrei 5778
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Wednesday, October 11 Hoshana Raba

Candles 6:01 PM

Mincha 6:05 PM

Thursday, October 12 Shemini Atzeret

Shacharit Heyman Chapel 8:00 AM

Shacharit Main Sanctuary 8:45 AM

Teen Minyan 9:30 AM

Yizkor - Sanctuary 10:15 AM

Mincha 6:00 PM

Candles after 6:59 PM

Simchat Torah Hakafot 7:20 PM

Friday, October 13 Simchat Torah

Shacharit 8:45 AM

Women's Tefillah Group 10:00 am

Candles before 5:58 PM

Mincha 6:03 PM

Shabbat, October 14

Shacharit 7:00/8:00/9:00 AM

Torah Before Tefillah 7:40 AM

Coffee & Commentary 8:45 AM

Teen Minyan 9:30 AM

Latest Shema 9:52 AM

Shiur 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong 10:30 AM

Latest Shacharit 10:48 AM

Daf Yomi 5:00 PM

Code of Jewish Law 5:00 PM

Mincha 5:50 PM

Maariv 6:52 PM

Shabbat Ends 6:57 PM

Please remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin on Wednesday in preparation for the holiday.
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Chag Sameach & Shabbat Shalom
Please join us in wishing our Simchat Torah Honorees a Mazal Tov! We look forward to celebrating with them on Simchat Torah.
  • Chatan Torah - Dr. Paul Berger
  • Chatan Maftir - Nat Samberg
  • Chatan Bereishit - Jonathan Siscovick
  • Kol HaNearim - Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
  • Keter Torah - Dr. Anne Peskin

Thank you
  • to Margie Abrams and the Sisterhood for organizing another successful Sukkot Across Agudath event!
  • to our Sukkot Across Agudath hosts Margie & Bob Abrams, Rochelle & Hecky Attar, Cantor Rafael & Aliza Bokow, Kimmie & David Warmflash, Yona & Tzvi Goldman, Rica & Ari Lieberman, Jessie & Eli Niedober, and Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
  • to Mitchell Bell, Sam Goldstein, Howard Weiss, Lloyd Contract and the Men's Club for hosting a wonderful Sukkah BBQ event!
  • to Shira Nerenberg and Diane Cohen for preparing the Sukkot Senior Luncheon
  • in advance to Howard Weiss for all his dedication and hard work in making the Simchat Torah luncheon a success
  • to all our Simcha Torah Lunch sponsors

Important Neighborhood Update
Thanks to everyone for your words of support and outreach to our neighbors over the past week, concerning the unfortunate parking incident. Your support means a lot to me, our shul, Father McAuley and Priscilla Malloy.
The events clearly were an aberration, but their effects remind us all of the significance of our actions large and small. We are all ambassadors for God and the Jewish people. Each word we share or action we take, wherever we may be, serves as a potential sanctification of Gods name or God forbid, a desecration of Gods name.
Matt and I met with Father McAuley and Priscilla. We are moving ahead in peace and look forward to strengthening our relationship in the year ahead. Father McAuley sent me the letter below to share with you:
To Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Congregation Agudath Sholom:
Be assured that Saint Bridget of Ireland Parish isn't going to allow the unfortunate actions of a few to blind us to the many years of friendly relations with our good neighbors of Congregation Agudath Sholom.
We firmly believe that love is patient and kind and that it does not cling to anger or brood over injury, We look forward to building on our long history of friendly relations with Congregation Agudath Sholom,
Father Ed McAuley, Pastor, Saint Bridget of Ireland Parish
They were sincerely touched by the notes they received from our members. If you have not yet sent a note, please do reach out to Father McAuley ( and Priscilla Malloy, ( and thank them for their generosity over the years.
The road to holiness is truly paved with menschlechkeit. May we be blessed both personally and as a community to embody the timeless values of God and Torah in private and public each and every day. I am proud to be the Rabbi of such a wonderful congregation. Chazak VeEmatz.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Join us in thanking the CAS Staff for their work to help us celebrate the holidays. Big thanks to Matt, Kim, Joseph, Chris, Warren, Bettie & Basil!

Special Prayer on Simchat Torah We recite a special Mi Shebeirach prayer before the Kol HaNearim aliyah for families who are trying to have children. If you or someone you know is in need of this prayer, contact Rabbi Cohen at

Welcome youth advisers who join us this Yom Tov and Shabbat - Leah Feygel, Shaina Feygel, Alyssa Needle, Daniel Storfor, Yoni Sheer, Ariel Felsen, and Berel Gold

New Shabbat Guidance Cards - You will notice a new addition in the main sanctuary. The Shabbat Guidance Card can be found with the siddurim in the downstairs pews and will help visitors, newcomers, and guests navigate the service.
Youth Schedule
Youth and Teen Simchaton 2017
Led by CAS Youth Directors and NCSY Stamford Advisors
Yaakov & Yolly Faratci
We are very excited to have a group of all-star advisors coming to our community to share their unique talents, warmth and love of Judaism with us, from our youngest Tot Shabboters to our oldest members. We welcome and thank Leah Feygel, Shaina Feygel, Daniel Storfor, Ariel Felsen, and Berel Gold for making sure we all have the best chag together.
Wednesday Night
  • Teen oneg (7th-12th grade): 9:30-10:30 PM @ the Faratci residence: 91 Colonial Rd Unit, 1
  • Teen Minyan: 9:30 AM
  • Tot Shabbot, Mini Minyan and Junior Congregation: 10:30 AM- 12 PM
  • Hakafot for Tot-Shabbot and Mini Minyan: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Come celebrate with fun games, singing, holding the Torah and dancing. Following our hakafot celebration, we will have a light dinner with a sweet dessert and very special candy bags for all of our kids.
  • Shiur between Mincha and Maariv: 6:20 PM - Led by Yaakov Faratci The New Purpose of Simchat Torah
  • Thursday Night Hakafot: 7:15 PM - We will be having a one-of-a-kind hakafot. Junior Congregation and Bnai Mitzvah members will join in the chapel following the first hakafa and kiddush and rejoin for the final hakafot. Get ready for the most energetic and fun hakafot you've ever had with candy, snacks, and a very special celebration!
  • Teens Post Hakafot Simchat Torah Oneg (8th-12th grade) : 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - At the YI Bayit
  • Mini Minyan, Tot Shabbot, and Junior Congregation : 10:30AM - 12:30 PM - All children will be brought up for a beautiful Kol HaNe'arim bracha. Woman's shiur during the aliyot given by Yolly Faratci: The Mystery of Adam and Eve
  • Mini Minyan, Tot Shabbot, Junior Congregation, and Bnai Mitzvah Club: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
  • NCSY style Teen Minyan led by Yaakov Faratci and our advisors : 9:30 AM
  • Teen Neilat Hachag (8th-12th grade) : Following Mincha @ 6:15 PM - Beautiful singing, great food, and divine divrei Torah from our advisors taking place at the Faratci residence: 91 Colonial Rd Unit 1. Maariv and Havdala will follow.
Topics & Participants
Daf YomiDr. Jeff Cahn
Torah ReadersEthan Green, Judd Love, Nat Samberg, & the ST Readers Club
Shiur, Shemini AtzeretRabbi Alex Ozar: Nu, So Who's the Kallah? And Other Simchat Torah Questions
Shiur, SukkotJay Jubas: The Revolutionary Ideas of Sefer Devarim (Part 4 of a 3-part series)
Sermon, Shemini AtzeretRabbi Daniel Cohen
Shiur before Maariv on Simchat Torah nightYaakov Faratci
Women's Shiur Simchat Torah morningYolly Faratci
Torah Before Tefillah, ShabbatRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary, ShabbatRabbi Daniel Cohen
Sermon, ShabbatRabbi Daniel Cohen
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Friday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:55 PM, Friday 5:52 PM
Lunch MinchaBegins November 6: Monday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant.
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:47 PM
FridayRosh Chodesh Cheshvan
  • to Pauline Ladds on the passing of her husband, Arthur
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 Alisa and Jeremy Weisser on the birth of their son Noah Levi
  • to Janice & Jake Meyer on Jordan's aufruf and upcoming wedding to Jenna Wallshein
  • to Ari and Rica Lieberman on the engagement of Daniella to David Neifeld
  • to Andy Bloom on his engagement to Aviva Fistel
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 Feurstein and Berk Families in loving memory of Seymour Feurstein on his first yahrzeit; Howard and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary Kiddush, Shemini AtzeretMaron and Schaffer families in honor of David Schaffer's yahrzeit
Shabbat, Library KiddushRica and Ari Lieberman in honor of the engagement of their daughter Daniella to David Neifeld
Shabbat, Sanctuary KiddushJanice & Jake Meyer in celebration of Jordan's aufruf and upcoming wedding to Jenna Wallshein
Seudat ShlishitIvy and Marvin Schildkraut in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Ivy's father, Francis Medel
Simchat Torah
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch
Friday, October 13
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CAS SIMCHAS TORAH LUNCH a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition
Thanks to our sponsors as of 10/11/17 10 AM
  • Diane Akassis
  • Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
  • Karen & Matt Gordon
  • Kayla & Leon Hanna
  • Liat & Benjy Karsch
  • Maria & Glenn Reicin
  • Gayle & Howard Rothman
  • Lillian & Sandy Shapiro
  • Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
  • Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
  • Mark & Mona Breiner
  • Sarah & Justin Breiner
  • Meredith & David Cohen
  • Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
  • Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
  • Howard & Stephanie Fogel
  • Shery Hertzberg
  • Tricia & Robert Hoff
  • Flora & Carl Kaufman
  • Josh & Abigail Kurtz
  • Ilan & Hannah Lastoff
  • Rica & Ari Lieberman
  • Yospa Lieberman
  • Judy & Bob Raymond
  • Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
  • Daniel & Nicole Sobelsohn
  • Liba & Steven Steinmetz
  • Danielle & Steven Thau
  • Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
  • Elliot Weiss
  • Bob & Hillary Zitter
  • Adina & Steven Adelman
  • Melvin & Ruth Aminoff
  • Ron & Barbara Ashkenas
  • Rochel & Hecky Attar
  • Sharyn & Fred Baer
  • Darren, Hannah & Layla Bahar
  • Rachel & David Bahar
  • Adam & Jessica Batkin
  • Albert Bensimon
  • Mike & Debbie Berg
  • Karen & Ira Berk
  • Lynn & Harvey Berman
  • Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
  • Dena & Avi Block
  • Ziona & Elie Doft
  • Emily & Zvi Dubitzky
  • Debra & Dan Faizakoff
  • Leon Fliegelman
  • Lynne & Steven Frenkel
  • Miriam & Joseph Gelb
  • David & Paula Giver
  • L. Morris & Roslyn Glucksman
  • Hilary & Ari Goldstein
  • Judy & Howard Goldstein
  • Meryl & David Gordon
  • Michelle & Howland Gordon
  • Gloria Green
  • Shira & Ethan Green
  • Rachel & Dan Haron
  • David & Shara Israel
  • Dorothy Jaiven
  • Judith & David Jelen
  • Jubas Family
  • Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
  • Rebekah & Brian Kanefsky
  • Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
  • Alyson & Scott Koblick
  • Lior & Jesse Krinsky
  • Lorraine & David Kweskin
  • Liatte & David Lasher
  • Hannah & Michael Lefkovich
  • Shari & Ari Levine
  • Rhonda & Judd Love
  • Roselyn Mangot
  • Susan & Len Mark
  • Seth & Dinah Miller Marlowe
  • Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
  • Kori & Bill Meyers
  • Barbara Miller
  • Julie & Richard Morgulis
  • David & Rona Moskowitz
  • Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
  • Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
  • Rachel Notik
  • Yossi & Tina Notik
  • Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
  • Miriam & Gideon Pell
  • Ann Peskin
  • Sam & Shari Raymond
  • Howard & Claudia Rimerman
  • Helene & Nat Samberg
  • Toby Schaffer
  • Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz
  • Rachel & Richard Seligson
  • Shelley & Eddie Senker
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Ronnie & Steve Sichel
  • Rebecca & Eric Sigman
  • Marc & Sherry Silver
  • Diane & Elliot Sloyer
  • Beverly & David Stein
  • Rachel & Harold Terk
  • Audrey Waldstreicher
  • Barbara & Harry Webski
  • Gary Weitz
  • Emily & Michael Wirgin
  • Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
  • Howard Wolfe
  • Helene Zimmerman
  • David & Navah Zizmor
  • Shira & Mitchell Zucker
  • Chanie & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
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You're Invited to Meet the Author of The History Makers on Sun Oct. 15 11:30 to 2:30 at Six-Thirteen
Stamford's own Val Bodurtha will be in town on Sunday, October 15 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Six-Thirteen to sign copies and discuss her newly published novel, "The History Makers." One and all are invited to swing by.
The novel, a fast-paced tale of dystopian fiction that grew out of a homework assignment Val tackled in AP World History in 2014, explores the question of what might have happened had the Aztec Empire never fallen. Lanier Press, an imprint of BookLogix in Atlanta, acquired the work after Val won BookLogix's Young Writers Contest, leading to the book's publication on July 24.
The story follows Myla, an upper-class teenager in modern-day Azteca who parties her days away with friends and the man who claims her as his wife. Her 17th birthday takes an unexpected turn when she is finally "enlightened" and told the truth: that the high priests who rule have been lying to everyone. Then, in a daunting twist of fate, Myla finds herself in the hands of Azteca's rebels and their confident leader, Tezca.
Myla must now sort through all the lies she has been told her whole life and confront old secrets buried deep. Can she trust the rebels? Are they terrorists or freedom-fighters? And will she help them dismantle the theocracy and its lies, or will she be forced to pay too high a price?
To learn more about the book or its brainy, zany creator, a classics major from Stamford, Conn. who also performs with UChicagos hottest improv troupe, visit . That website can take orders but copies are also available (ISBN: 978-1-61005-847-6) at many retailers including,, Apple iBooks and Kobo.
Better yet, stop by Six-Thirteen on October 15, grab a bite on us, and pick up your inscribed copy in person. It makes a great Chanukah gift for your well-read teen, and the author will grant discounts for anyone buying for slumber parties and book clubs. RSVP's to are helpful but drop-ins are quite welcome, too. See you on the 15th!

CAS Israel Advocacy Update
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!

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.
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CAS Adult Education Program
CAS offers classes for everyone at every level. Daytime or evenings, find the classes that work best for you!
CAS Womens Book Club
Monday, October 23 - 8:00 PM
CAS Womens Book Club
Our next book club meeting is at the home of Debra Faizakoff. Event Chair: Laura Tobin

We will read and discuss A Man Called Ove

Address of meeting will be sent via email after signup

Open to ALL women in our community!
High Holiday Food Drive
Help JFS fill their food pantry
See the list here
CAS Young Families Game Show Sensation!
Shabbat, October 28 - 7:45 PM
CAS Young Families Game Show Sensation!
(Hosted by Billy Mann!!!)
Consisting of elements from TV game shows like Jeopardy , Family Feud , and Minute To Win It
$25 per person Refreshments will be served!
Shani Taragin
Monday, November 6 - 8:00 PM
Shani Taragin
Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam:
the Dynamic Duo and Trio, Paradigms of Complementary Leadership
Graciously Sponsored by the MALT (Men's Adult Learning Trip) participants
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Classes
Classes: Sundays, November 19 & December 3 - 9:15 am
December 10 - Tefillin Trip to Tiferes Stam in Brooklyn and Delicious Lunch at Essex NY Deli

Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and seventh grade boys to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual? (2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family? (3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world? This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah.

Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14, Snow date: Jan. 21
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.
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
CAS Classes
Week of October 15
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Kings - 1:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: The Lonely Man of Faith - 9:00 AM
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

New Mom's Group Resuming - Mommy and Me Bring your baby and come meet other moms at CAS. Monday, October 2 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM For Babies birth through 1. This is a free group open to the community. Info: contact Melissa Litwak at

Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Saturday night, November 4th, Sunday night, December 3rd and Sunday night, January 7th @ 8 PM. Resumes with a new series of classes in the Fall. Space is limited so RSVP at your earliest convenience to Rachel Maryles at Rabbi Cohen explores timely themes in Romance, Marriage and Parenting. Topics forthcoming in the weeks to come.
CAS Announcements
  • NEW PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AND CAREER NIGHT MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM Mentorship opportunity - Mentors and Mentees sought! CAS is starting a new mentorship program to provide career advice to high school juniors and seniors, as well as college age students. We intend to harness the wealth of talent and connections among the CAS membership to strengthen the bonds within our community, foster the development of a new generation of leaders, and grow the impact that CAS has on our society. We will host a CAS Career Night for High School/College Students Monday, October 30 at 7:30 PM. High school and college students exploring career options are invited to hear members' career stories and 'secrets' to success. Members with experience in multiple career fields will offer advice and answer your questions. Students who have an interest in a given field, synagogue members looking for the opportunity to serve as a mentor or if you are interested in speaking at our career night, contact Ari Lefkovits, or Rabbi Cohen at
  • A LOCAL MITZVAH TO FEED THE HUNGRY As you know, in lieu of our Harvest Now Garden, we are asking you to purchase fruits and vegetables and deliver them to the Fairfield County Food Pantry. The Food Pantry also partners with JFS Kosher Food Pantry for produce. Sophia Farmer's Market (1011 Hope Street) will give a %10 discount when you let them know you are delivering to Food Pantry. Willy, Willy, Danny and Jay will be there to greet you! Of course, we encourage you to drop off dry goods and other food items to the Kosher Food Pantry.
  • JOIN OUR HOSPITALITY TEAM When someone new moves to town, we inform our hospitality team, who are thrilled to welcome them for a Shabbat meal. If you would like to be part of our hospitality team who are committed to hosting five new families a year, please contact Rabbi Cohen ( or our membership chair, Rachel Kaimowitz ( If you would like to be involved in welcoming people in alternative ways to shabbat hosting, we also have people who meet new members for coffee in the week, deliver welcome packs, or phone them to check how they're settling in. If this is something you might like to get involved in, we'd also love to hear from you!
  • 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 home. 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
  • CAS will include any community organizations announcements in this list each week. Just email yours to For paid display ads, contact Matt at
  • STAMFORD WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH TEHILLIM GROUP Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your daughters. At each meeting we will complete the entire book of Tehillim, divided up among the participants. We will also begin each session with a brief insight on one of the chapters of Tehillim. At the conclusion we will say a prayer for a speedy recovery for individuals with ailments in the merit of the Tehillim recited. Tehillim will be said in both Hebrew and English. The next meeting of the Tehillim group will be on October 19th, 8:15 pm, at the home of Rachel Schilowitz. To RSVP and be added to the distribution list for future meetings please e-mail Rena Gelb at
  • IF YOU LOVE LIVING IN STAMFORD AND KNOW OTHERS WHO WOULD, TOO,THEN INVITE THEM TO THE BCDS STAMFORD SHABBATON November 3-4. For families who want to learn more about Stamford. Amenities include: Four kosher restaurants, Award-winning Modern Orthodox Jewish day school (Pre-K thru 8th grade), Jewish preschools, Jewish High school, Beautiful mikveh, Eruv. A short commute to NYC! Hosted by the families of Bi-Cultural Day School. For more information, please contact Denise Rafailov at
  • ATTEND A CARMEL ACADEMY DISCOVERY DAY Carmel Academy is thrilled to welcome prospective families to attend one of our three Discovery Day programs at the school's 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT. Discovery Days will take place Monday, October 9; Friday, October 20, and Sunday, November 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Discovery Days are an opportunity to see Carmel Academy's distinguished learning in action. Visitors will learn about our forward-thinking educational philosophy, have a brief campus tour and visit our new early childhood wing. Meet our exceptional faculty, school leadership, parents, students and alumni. Serving children from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, Carmel Academy's central location attracts families from throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and New York City. RSVP required. Please contact Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203-983-3503.
  • BI-CULTURAL OPEN HOUSE AND FALL FESTIVAL November 5, 10 a.m. Learn about Stamfords premiere day school followed by a taste of New England at our Fall Festival featuring all of the amenities this vibrant Jewish community has to offer with seasonal activities and delicious food for the whole family! For more information, please contact Denise Rafailov at
  • LOAVES OF LOVE MEGA CHALLAH BAKE Whether you have baked challah before or this is a first, help us reach our goal of getting 360 women together - to bake Challah for your family as well as for those in need of a little extra love! Thursday, October 26 | 7:00pm | Doors open 6:30pm At the Crowne Stamford Plaza, 2701 Summer Street. This years goal is to bring 360 women together to work side by side to make 720 challahs. The purpose is to provide actual Loaves of Love; handmade challahs to those who need among our wide reaching community. Early Bird Through October 16 $36 | Advanced $45 | At the Door $54 Teen (High School Age) $18 | Table $360. (All tickets include 1 raffle ticket) Sponsor $180 (includes half page in journal) Hostess $360 Patron $540 (include full page in journal) Chairs: Elian Avraham, Shelby Holloway, Elise Klein, & Talia Siscovick. To sign up go to
  • MA'AYANOT OPEN HOUSE Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School invites 8th grade girls and their parents to their Open House, Sunday, October 29, 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Breakfast and registration at 9 AM. Program begins 9:30 AM. 12-12:30 PM Lunch & Student Life Fair. Visit to Pre-register. Email for more information.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES DINNER in Westchester or Stamford. Support the brave IDF soldiers and programs for their wellbeing. Westchester: Thursday Oct. 26, at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester. Stamford: Sunday Oct. 28 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel Speaker: Lior Rax, Co-writer and Lead Actor in Netflix Original Series, Fauda. Register at www.FIDF.ORG/CTGala2017
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO JERUSALEM NOW AND FOREVER: A photo exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem The exhibit is open to the community on Tuesday October 17th and Thursday October 19th between 4:30-9:00 pm. Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish People, is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of its reunification. This anniversary is not only a historic celebration for the Jewish People, but a representation of the goodness and decency of Jewish-democratic sovereignty. In honor of this historic occasion, theImTirtzu organization, together with renowned photographer Sharon Gabay, has assembled a collection of fifty photographs that reflect the spirit of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty. 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford CT 06903
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm (1937 West Main Street, Stamford). Come and learn about our unique value proposition, our UConn ECE Program, our 2018 tuition initiative, our international mathematics program, physics first STEM program and our individualized Judaic tracks. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich - or 203-357-0850.
  • JCC MOTHER/SON GAME SHOW NIGHT Saturday, October 14 * 6 - 7:30 pm, 5 - 10 years Have a blast with friends and family as we play Easy Jeopardy, Name that Tune, Beat the Clock and lots more. A night to remember! Salad, pizza and drinks will be served. Members: $36 per "couple," $5 per additional child Community: $45 per "couple," $5 per additional child. For more information visit or contact Brandon Yarborough at 203-487-0970 or
  • JCC BOKER TOV, ISRAEL!: THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL Thursday, October 19, 11 am - 12 pm Sunday, October 22, 10 - 11:30 am Join Yael Stolarsky, our JCC Israeli Shlicha, as we explore Israel's politics, innovations, society, culture, and values through discussion, interactive presentations, and videos. Since before the country of Israel was born, Israeli women have taken a lead role in its creation. Today women in Israel have a central part in the Israeli judicial and political systems and the IDF. Is there full gender equality in Israel? For more information contact Yael Stolarsky at 203-487-0951 or
  • JCC JEWISH ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, November 5. Festival Encore: Sunday, November 12 The Stamford Jewish Community Center is thrilled to present to you the very best in current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature that the international Jewish community has to offer. Recognized as an essential part of the Jewish cultural arena in Fairfield County, the Jewish Arts & Film Festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Jewish and Israeli life, culture, community and history, brought to audiences during the festival week and throughout the year. Join us for our 16th season as we bring to you award-winning films like Nancy Spielberg's On the Map, festival favorites like Fanny's Journey, Women's Balcony and many more. For festival details, visit or 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.
  • HAVE AN EXTRA COAT IN YOUR CLOSET? Schoke Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry is collecting new or gently used winter gear for our food pantry clients. Coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for adults and children Or donation of retail gift cards (e.g. Old Navy, Target, Kohl's, etc.) Donations can be dropped off Monday - Friday between 9 am - 4 pm at Schoke JFS, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor, Stamford. For additional information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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
  • JCC POOL GRAND REOPENING & OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22: 11AM - 2PM All are welcome! Check out these great deals before they're gone! Learn to swim at the JCC with 40% OFF on 3-pack of private swim lessons. Save up to $180 on your first year of membership Schedule for the day: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brunch & Tours, 12:15 p.m., JCC Swim School Demonstration, 12:30 - 2 p.m. Family Pool Party with Music by DJ RSVP to Ilene Madwed at or 203.487.0945
  • HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION - What the British Government's support for a National Home for the Jewish people in Palestine meant in 1917 and what it means in 2017. The program will feature Steven Bayme, Director of The Contemporary Jewish Life Department of AJC and The Dorothy and Julius Koppelman Institute for American Jewish-Israel Relations on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30pm at Temple Beth El in Stamford.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aaron ben Chunah Mayer Friedel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Faigel bat Ruchel Leah
  • Gershon Avraham ben Devorah Breina
  • Moshe Gedalia ben Sarah
  • Nissan Sholom ben Ben Zahava
  • Pesach ben Rochel Basya
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Tveil Malka bat Bas Sura
  • Yehudit bat Rochel
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Sheva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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CAS Youth
October 2017

Theme of the Month: Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Guests

October 14
  • Torah Tot
  • Mini Minyan
  • Junior Congregation

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush," please email Yolly at or Yaakov at

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Yolly and Yaakov Faratci

Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902

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