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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Tu BiShvat
February 11, 2017
15 Sh'vat 5777
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Candle lighting5:04 PM
Mincha5:09 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:31 AM
Latest Shacharit10:24 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:10 PM
Daf Yomi4:20 PM
Mincha5:00 PM
Maariv6:01 PM
Shabbat Ends6:06 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Our Cosmic Heartbeat
Will you be joining us for dinner on Friday night, March 3rd and Sunday night, March 19th?
These two events - Shabbat Across Stamford on March 3rd and our annual CAS dinner on March 19th - embody the cosmic heartbeat, a timeless message from this week's Torah portion of Beshalach.
In a state of euphoria, the Jewish people sing to God in praise of the historic salvation at the Red Sea. The Torah records that Miriam led the woman in song to the beat of drums. Why this instrument?
My father, a lifelong drummer, most notably in the band, Matzah, suggested to me that the most elemental beat of the drum reminds us of the beat of the heart. The heart is the physical and emotional engine of the body. The rhythmic, repetitive pounding of the drum connects us to our own heartbeat, which sustains us and enables us to live and enjoy the world. Drumming with others, as Miriam did at the sea, connects us to other people with whom we we share a cosmic heartbeat.
The men were impressed and overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the miracle. However, the women, who sang accompanied by drums, saw something more. They reminded everyone that the heartbeat of the Jewish people was restored after the dark years of slavery and now they stood poised for growth, the receiving of the Torah and entering the promised land.
It is no coincidence that the reminder of our cosmic heartbeat precedes the moment at Mt Sinai when we stood as one people with one heart. We live in a polarized world and we often forget the most elemental bonds that unite us.
In Stamford, we are blessed to be one of the few communities in the country who celebrates Shabbat Across America across denominational divides. Our Shabbat Across Stamford, an evening when we light candles as one and share Shabbat dinner as one, reaffirms our commitment to Klal Yisrael, the unity of the Jewish people. To learn more about this important event spearheaded by our local UJF, visit
The CAS Annual Dinner crystallizes the heartbeat of our wonderful synagogue and is truly the highlight of the year. We are blessed with outstanding honorees, who reflect the multifaceted and dynamic contributions of our diverse and inclusive membership. I am always inspired by how many of our members give back to our to our shul through their time, talents, wisdom, and generosity. I urge you to join and support this extraordinary evening in tribute to our honorees and in celebration of our mission. To learn more, visit
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and joyous Tu B'Shvat,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Service Note Reminder: Friday night davening will be a Carlebach style service and Main and Sephardic services start this Shabbat at 8:45 AM
Shalom Zachor at the home of Rabbi Tzvi and Darona Bernstein, 53 Apple Tree Drive - 8 pm


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 Kiddush at 10:00 AM.
  • 10:30 AM Breakout Learning Sessions on The Jewish Family, featuring:
    • Yona Goldman- Teach Your Children Well
    • Rabbi Alex Ozar- What is Love?
    • Talia Siscovick- Lessons from the Giving Tree: How to Foster Healthy Family Relationships
    • Rabbi Elisha Paul- Responding to Contemporary Challenges to Creating and Sustaining a Traditional Jewish Family
  • Musaf at 11:15 AM.
Thank you
  • to Yona Goldman, Rabbi Alex Ozar, Rabbi Elisha Paul and Talia Siscovick for leading our Yakar learning sessions on Shabbat morning
  • to Kate and Peretz Cik for the music they bring to our monthly Atria Mitzvah Mission on Friday afternoons at 2:30 PM. All are welcome to join and lift the spirits of the residents
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 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
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi David Walk: Tu Bshvat Seder
Torah ReaderMike Berg
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:15 PM, Friday 5:18 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:13 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Flora & Carl Kaufman on the engagement of their granddaughter, Ali Kaufman to Jason Jacobson
  • to Gayle and Howard Rothman, Hillary and Michael Rothman on the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Michael Sackman
  • to Rabbi Tzvi & Darona Bernstein on the birth of a grandson, born to Yaakov & Leora Hauptman. Mazal Tov to grandparents Dave & Ruth Hauptman and great-grandparents Samuel & Sarey Bernstein and Debby Steinhorn.
  • to Gary Weitz on the birth of his grandchildren who were named this week Milo Shai Weitz and Asher Reilly Weitz
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
More Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov
to our Man Up Bar Mitzvah Class graduates - Matan Coll, Max Dayan, Mati Finkelstein, Avi Gordon, PJ Jelen and Jake Sigman
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushsponsored last week by Mike & Debbie Berg in honor of one of Mike's anniversaries of his Bar Mitzvah on behalf of their wonderful friends.
Sanctuary KiddushThe Adult Education Committee (Rabbi Cohen, Toby Schaffer, Alex Podelko, Jake Meyer, Dina Berger) in celebration of Yakar Shabbat; Dinah & Seth Marlowe and Michael Miller in memory of the 4th Yahrzeit of their beloved mother, Harriet Miller; Nahum & Tracy Daniels in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Nahum's father, Maurice Daniels; Talia & Jonathan Siscovick in honor of their parents Dr. David & Ilene Siscovick and Rabbi Dr. Elie & Estie Abadie; Sarah & Avi Lipsker in honor of the yom hilula of the Baba Sali (4th of Shvat); and Leon & Kayla Hanna
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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


Open THIS Sunday 10 am - noon

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

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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 Wednesday, 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.
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.
Shabbat Across Stamford
Friday, March 3 - 5:00 PM
Shabbat Across Stamford
Stamford Athletic Club: 75 Third Street Stamford
Come celebrate a community wide Shabbat experience. Tizmoret Acapella Group will engage us in song.
Sign up to volunteer for Hosting & Mechitza Making: Chazan Marcia Lane (203-653-2668) or Linda Spilka (
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 Mens Club Presents Daniel Pipes
Wednesday, March 22 - 7:15 PM
CAS Mens Club Presents Daniel Pipes
CAS Men's Club presents Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum,
speaking topic;
Iran, Israel and Immigration in Context
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 12
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 -New Series on Daniel - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives - 12:00 PM
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
  • PURIM@CAS Save the Date - Purim is Around the Corner Saturday night, March 11th for Purim reading and post festivities and Sunday, March 12th for a CAS Purim Seudah. Stay tuned for more info!
  • NEW CLASS Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn will lead a Mishna Berura class on weekday mornings from 6:15 AM - 6:25 PM. For info, contact Jeff
  • NEW WOMEN SCHOLARS program featuring Yona Goldman. She will give a four week series on the topic of In the Image of Hashem... B'tzelem Elokim. Four Monday nights - March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at7:30 P.M.
  • BOOK EVENT on Sunday, March 5th at 9:30 AM at CAS with author Ellen Umansky who will speak about her new book, The Fortunate Ones. Hosted by the Men's Club and Sisterhood
  • INTERESTED IN CHANTING A HAFTORAH OR READING THE TORAH? Think about learning how to do one or brush up on one you did in the past whether in commemoration of a Yaarziet, in celebration of a special occasion or just for the learning opportunity. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Zweiter or Chazan Bokow.
  • YOUNG COUPLES LEARNING SERIES with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Back by Popular Demand!Starting in March. To learn more about this series on parenting and more, contact chair, Rachel Maryles atrlk212@gmail.comor Rabbi Cohen.
  • CAS PASSOVER FAIR In addition to Israeli Wine Tasting (with purchase options) we will have vendors of Judaica, a Jewish Book Fair, (including a Rabbi Cohen relative speaking at 9:30), the Chocolate Sunflower and we have in the works, various Art vendors will be displaying (with purchase options) their wares. Let me know if we should include food! March 5 Sunday from 10-2pm. A new option this year will allow one to purchase Bev Max cards in $50 increments. Be there or just have matzoh!
  • MIKVAH NEWS: A few months ago, we secured Dena Block as our Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha. We thank Liba & Steven Steinmetz, Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, and Adrienne & Michael Alexander for establishing the new Yoetzet Halacha program at CAS. Thank God, she is well received and supporting women in our community. She visited the community in November for a session on "All the things you want to know but are afraid to ask." and continues to be available for consultation via her email or phone at 201 921 8992. God wiling, Dena will return later in the year to Stamford for a visit. What is a Yoetzet Halacha? A yoetzet is a woman educated extensively in the laws of niddah, Jewish family law. Her education also includes other areas that come up when helping women keep the laws of niddah, specifically, medical and psychological issues--for example, fertility and infertility, menopause, pregnancy, nursing, breastfeeding, PPD and contraception. Nishmat, an institution of higher women's learning in Jerusalem, established the Kerel Ariel Yoetzet Halacha training program in 1997 in Israel. Dena Block is part of the first group to be trained by Nishmat in America. Dena works in partnership with Rabbis Cohen and Zweiter and the Minnie Manger Marcia Leiberman Mikvah committee to help women and families in the Stamford Jewish community.
  • 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. Sign up for AIPAC's Policy Conference. The Three most important days for Israel Advocacy -
  3. Consider Visiting Israel this year! Information meeting this Wednesday evening, Feb. 15th at 7:30 PM
  4. Join our Israel Advocacy Committee - Meeting this Tuesday evening, Feb. 14th at 7:30 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!
  • WOMEN'S TUBSHVAT SEDER - Join the Torah Learning Center of Stamford this Sunday, Feb 12 at 7:30pm for our inaugural women's event, a TuBshvat Seder. Come to hear women from our own community present on each of the sheva minim (seven species), as we share a little Torah and alot of wine & nosh. The Torah Learning Center is located at 1766 Bedford St, Stamford.
  • BCDS MUSICAL Bi-Cultural Day School Players pea-sent this year's annual musical, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Performances are March 2 at 7pm and March 5 at 11am and 3pm. The hysterical, musical comedy version of the classic story of the Princess and the Pea. This fabulous, fun and funny musical was performed twice on Broadway. Get set for slapstick action and memorable songs in this year's energetic production by the BCDS Players. Don't miss out! Click here for tickets
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 at203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS FINANCIAL FITNESS on Thursdays, March 9th at 7PM at the Jewish Senior Services Campus, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. In partnership with FJP and Schoke Jewish Family Service, Deborah Johnson, 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
  • SCHOKE JFS BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM Tuesday, February 21st 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 or 203-921-4161 x121
  • LET'S 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
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon ben Yehudit
  • 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
  • Shelamet D'vora bat Chaya Faygel
  • 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

Feb. 11-

  • BMC hangout with David Giver

Feb 18 -

  • 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

Feb 25-

  • Mini Minyan - Mini Kiddush
  • BMC meeting with Morah Elana Trombka
  • Teen Minyan

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Feb, 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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