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Friday, March 3, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
March 4, 2017
6 Adar 5777
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Candle lighting5:29 PM
Mincha5:34 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
7:45 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:15 AM
Womens Tefillah Group10:00 AM
Latest Shacharit10:12 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:35 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Maariv6:26 PM
Shabbat Ends6:31 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Season Arrives
While in Florida this week visiting our snowbirds, baseball was in the air. Someone mentioned to me a plan to go catch one of the early games in Port St. Lucie. The arrival of spring awakens hopes that this will be the year for die hard fans, the smell of fresh grass, a worn glove and the simple joy of a catch in the backyard. The budding flowers and so much more renew hope and rebirth.
These thoughts came to mind this week when I learned about the death of David Rubinger, the Israeli photographer who snapped the iconic photo of the solders at the Western Wall in 1967. The picture symbolizes both the spiritual and military significance of the Israeli victory. When I reflect on the photo, I gaze into the eyes of the soldiers and think about the feelings of intense joy and amazement welling up in their hearts when reliving the fulfillment of a dream of over 2000 years to return to Jerusalem. The image reminds me and all of us never to forget the arc of our history and the miracle of our generation.
This Shabbat begins a new season to reconnect with this vision. We join together as one community to celebrate Shabbat Across Stamford reaffirming our unity as a people. Thank you to UJF Federation and Board of Rabbis for their leadership in this unique and special event. Purim arrives in two weeks, followed by Passover, and then Shavuot, highlighting the meta narrative of Jewish redemption, freedom and the centrality of Torah. In the midst of these holidays, we mourn for the six million Jews who perished in the Shoah, commemorate Israel Memorial Day and celebrate Yom Haaztamaut and Yom Yerushalayim, this year taking on even more prominence as we celebrate 50 years since 1967.
Despite the cold in our area, may the new season upon us be one of reconnection with our hopes and aspirations as a community and nation.
Click here to listen to a message from the three paratroopers.
Wishing you and your family Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Service Notes
  • Please note Chapel Service will Start this Shabbat at 7:45 AM
  • Women's Tefillah Group -This Shabbat for Allison Yakubovich's Bat Mitzvah.
  • Purim is Almost Here - Sat night following megillah reading stay for some Purim Fun and Refreshments. Join us at Atria at 2 pm on Purim afternoon to share the Purim spirit and also at our Family Purim Seudah on Sunday from 4 PM - 6 PM.
Reminder this Sunday is the Passover Fair - Join us for a special book talk with Ellen Umansky at 10 AM on her new book The Fortunate Ones, visit the scribe for mezuzah checking or purchasing, check our new Jewish books and Judaica, visit Sylvia's and much more!
Save the Date
  • for our Next Atria Friday visit on March 17th
  • for our Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein on March 31 - April 1st
Halacha Corner from Rabbi Cohen Matanot Levyonim - Gifts to the Poor for Purim. Giving to the poor is a mitzvah all year round. However, the mitzvah to do so on Purim is separate even from the general mitzvah of tzedakah (charity). To fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim one must give charity to two individual poor people. One should give each poor person enough money to provide for a meal ($10). Matanot L'evyonim should be given early enough on Purim so that the poor can benefit on the holiday. Checks can be made out to CAS for this purpose or make your donation on-line at Funds will be distributed on Purim day. The funds raised for this mitzvah will be locally distributed via Jewish Family Service and in Jerusalem.
Israel Trip Update Thank God, we had a great meeting with Larry Ritter of ITC Tours this past week and planning for a Journey of Body and Soul next fall. If you have an interest and/or would like to join, please be in touch with Rabbi Cohen. We hope to solidify the participants by the end of March and then start some pre-trip studying and bonding after Pesach. To learn more about the trip visit
New Shabbat Class for 6th and 7th graders - Mishna and Munchies with Rabbi Cohen. Meets 45 minutes before mincha at the Cohen home. First session - March 4th at 4:30 PM. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen
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, March 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
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
ShiurMichael Feldstein: Second Billing - The Minor Characters in the Purim Story
Daf YomiRabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Wednesday 5:40 PM, Thursday 5:30 PM, Friday 5:42 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:37 PM
ThursdayTa'anit Esther. Fast begins at 4:53 AM and ends 6:31 PM. To learn more about Purim visit, or
Mazal Tov
  • to Shana & Robert Yakubovich on Allison's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Jeannie and Irwin Rifkin on the birth of twin grandchildren, a grandson named Leo and a granddaughter named Leni, born to Francine and Avishay Amichai
  • to Barbara & Ron Ashkenas on the birth of a grandson, born to Elie & Eli Wolfe
  • to Hillary Isaacs, Jackie Herman, Doris and Ron Warmflash and Zev, Doron and Liat Feller on receiving their awards at the recent Chabad annual dinner
  • to Carmel Academy and their honorees on their upcoming Erev Tov dinner celebration
  • to Sandy Weiner and Marc Weiner on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Rebecca & Yerucham Pliner
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 PackagesSam & Flossy Fischel in honor of Jason Fischel's successful completion of his master's degree and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushThe Love family in observance of the yahrzeit of Rhondas Father, Jacob Boltino, Yaakov Ben Chanoch Halevi
Sanctuary KiddushShana & Robert Yakubovich in honor of Allison's Bat Mitzvah
Seudat ShlishitIvy & Marvin Schildkraut in memory of Marvin's parents, Samuel (Shaul ben Yitzchak) and Mabel (Miriam bat Yehoshua Dov) Schildkraut
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Sign Up For These Events
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Purim Seudah
Sunday, March 12 - 4:00 PM
Purim Seudah
Join your friends at the

CAS Purim Seuda 2017!

Delicious meat meal catered by 613

Magician, face-painting, balloons, art projects, games!

Costume Parade March 12th from 4-6 PM

CAS Members: Adults $20, Children $12

Non-members: Adults $25, Children $17

Sponsorship Opportunities (includes admission for your family):

Queen Esther: $360

Mordechai: $180!

Don't wait! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday at midnight!

Thank you to the CAS Sisterhood and Men's Club for helping sponsor!

Book Discussion The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky
Hosted by the CAS Men's Club and Sisterhood. No charge, please sign up.

In this beautiful and transporting novel about fate, guilt and the ability of our memories to sustain us, one very special work of art-a Chaim Soutine painting-will connect the lives of two very different women separated by generations but struggling with similar demons.

Umanskys richly textured and peopled novel tells an emotionally and historically complicated story with so much skill and confidence its hard to believe its her first." - Kirkus starred review

For more info, visit
Mens Club Passover Fair
Sunday, March 5 - 10:00 AM
Mens Club Passover Fair
March 5, Sunday from 10-2 the CAS Men's Club is having a fantastic Passover, Mitzvah, Book, Art, Judaica, Israeli Wine and more FAIR!
We are doing Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry screening registration so that everyone can help our give the gift of life if needed.
We are having renown artists, a scribe, Riverview is sampling Skyview Israeli wines, the Chocolate Sunflower is sampling and taking orders, a book fair with author Ellen Umansky at 10am, BevMax Discount cards will be available, plus of course the Men's club will have chili, hot-dogs, fries and drinks...Should be fun for all!
WOMEN SCHOLARS program featuring Yona Goldman
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.
CAS Purim Fund
Giving to the poor is a mitzvah all year round. However, the mitzvah to do so on Purim is separate even from the general mitzvah of tzedakah (charity). To fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim one must give charity to two individual poor people. One should give each poor person enough money to provide for a meal ($10). Matanot L'evyonim should be given early enough on Purim so that the poor can benefit on the holiday. Funds will be distributed on Purim day itself. The money will be used for people locally distributed via Jewish Family Service and for poor in Jerusalem
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: Iran, Israel and Immigration in Context
Bagels, Dads & Tots
Sunday, March 26 - 9:30 AM
Bagels, Dads & Tots
Please join us for Bagels, Dads & Tots. A CAS Young Families event at (downstairs childrens' classroom) on March 26, at 9:30am, designed for fathers and their children.

Give mom the morning off and socialize with other dads. There will be bagels, arts & crafts, music, and toys. No cost but RSVP required.
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Passover Seder Guest/Host
CAS belives in welcoming guests to our home and insuring that everyone has a place for the seder. Please indicate, using the form below, if you can host others - or if you would like us to match you up with another CAS family for either or both of the seders


Open on Sunday from 9:30 - noon

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

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CAS Annual Dinner
CAS Annual Festive Dinner - March 19, 2017 - 21 Adar 5777:
Celebrating Our Community
The generous of heart will prosper and those who refresh others will be refreshed.
-Proverbs 11:25
Guests of Honor
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Community Service Award
Dean Schuckman
Young Leadership Award
Daniella & Mitchel Balsam
Chai Award
Barbara & Larry z"l Miller
With a special farewell presentation to Rabbi Walk in gratitude for his years of service at CAS
Thanks to all those who have already signed up! click here to see the list

Dinner Chairs
Darona Bernstein & Liba Steinmetz
Journal Chairs
Jeffrey Maron & Rhonda Schaffer-Maron and Diane & Elliot Sloyer
CAS 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: March 16. Info: Melissa Litwak (
CAS Photos
Diane & Rabbi Cohen Visit Florida
CAS Classes
Week of March 5
SundayRabbi David Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Tanach, Judaism and World History - Bagels with Bob - 10:00 AM
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Samuel - 10:15 AM
Rabbi David Walk: Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 11:30 AM
Women's Scholar Series - Yona Goldman "In the Image of Hashem... B'tzelem Elokim" - 7:30 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
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH- MEZUZAH CHECKING, Tefilin Maintenance at Men's Club Mitzvah Fair from 10 AM - 2 PM with Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan (Sofer Stam and Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Achim, Fairfield). At the CAS Mitzvah Fair, he will check and repair Mezuzot, give advice on Tefillin, and replace or tighten Tefillin straps. Mezuzot are often damaged by moisture or heat, and ink cracks over time. Check your Mezuzot twice every seven years to ensure that your home is secured with Kosher Mezuzot. $10 per Mezuzah checked (on the spot at the Fair). Tefillin can also be inspected. Info: Rabbi Cohen at
  • LADIES The Stamford Mikvah needs your help! We are currently looking for women who would be willing to act as volunteer attendants. Our lovely and dedicated Shery takes Sundays off and we always need people for vacation cover as well. The only requirement is familiarity with Mikvah usage (and being a woman!) and training will be provided if appropriate. If you're interested please contact
  • SAVE THE DATE - Fifth Annual Man's Seder - Joint Program of Agudath Sholom and Young Israel of Stamford. Monday evening, April 3rd. More details to come...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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! Contact Rabbi Cohen about his trip
  4. Join our Israel Advocacy Committee
Community Announcements
  • PURIM SEUDAH AT SOOSH! Enjoy a delicious Purim Seudah at Soosh, with Megillah Reading! One seating only - at 3 PM. Delicious four course meal only $25 per person - Soup, Salad, choice of main and dessert! Get all the details by calling Soosh at 203-658-7505.
  • 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
  • PARENTING LECTURE The First Annual Nancy Haron (z"l) Memorial Parenting Lecture. Bi-Cultural Day School Presents Dr. Leonard Sax: What you need to know to boost the odds your kids will be successful and confident in the 21st century. Tuesday, March 7th, 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D. is a Family Medicine Physician and Psychologist who has built an inter¬national reputation as an expert in child and adolescent development, authoring four best-selling books on education and parenting, including most recently, The Collapse of Parenting, which became a NY Times bestseller. In this presentation, he describes some of the challenges that face todays parents and answers the questions: "What do parents need to know, and do, in order to be effective parents in the modern world? and "What can you do to boost the odds that your child will grow up to be healthy, happy, and successful?" Dr. Sax has spoken at schools, colleges, and communities across the country, around the world and has been a guest on Today, CNN, PBS, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC. His articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the web site of The New York Times, among many others. For more information visit Free & open to the public! Book sale, signing and dessert reception immediately following lecture. Seating is limited. Register online at or email:
  • SAVE THE DATE! Please join us for Rabbi Menachem Leibtag's annual Lunch and Learn Shiur entitled: Re-examining "Redemption" in light of "Creation". The thematic connection between Shmot and Bereishit. The Shiur will be held at Soosh on March 29, 2017. Lunch from 12:30 followed by the Shiur at 1:00. RSVP to Judith Jelen at by March 24th
  • JOIN FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES for the 2017 Connecticut Community Concert with the IDF Band. The concert will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00PM at The Conservative Synagogue in Westport (30 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880). In addition to the IDF Band, come meet and hear from active duty IDF soldiers. To register online go to: and for more information please contact Ali Picheny Bernstein at or 646-274-9645.
  • SCHOOL NAMING FORUM Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to noon at the Government Center. The New School at Strawberry Hill welcomes parents and the community to participate in their school naming forum. If you are unable to attend, go to and provide your suggestions by March 15th.
  • 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
  • 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
  • ECHOES OF WAR The Six Day War, Fifty Years Later, Wednesday, March 15 * 7 p.m., at The J With speaker:Amit Grinfeld, IDF major. The Six Day war was fought 50 years ago this June. This presentation will discuss the events that led to the war, its decisive battles and aftermath. Grinfeld will explore how the events have affected the state of Israel and what the future holds. Amit Grinfeld holds a degree in history and international relations from the Hebrew University and a graduate degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University. He is a licensed tour guide in Israel with over 10 years of guiding experience. To RSVP or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky at or 203.487.0961.
  • 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
  • DANCE PARTY WITH NATASHA AND STEVE Wednesday, March 15 * 5:30 - 6:30 pm. 1-5 years old, with parent or caregiver. Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC FamilyPlace "sing along, sup along" evening, featuring guest entertainers Natasha and Steve. Pizza served to children and adults. Member $9 / Community $12 if registered before March 8. Member $11 / Community $14 beginning March 8. For more information, contact Allison Murphy at 203.487.0980, or visit
  • BRUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: MINORITIES IN ISRAEL: ETHIOPIAN JEWS Sunday, March 19 * 10 - 11:30 am Today Israel is the home of the largest Ethiopian Jewish community in the world. What are their daily struggles? Suggested donation $5, open to the community. To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha, at 203-487-0951 or
  • STANLEY FERBER MEMORIAL SENIOR PASSOVERSEDER Tuesday, April 4 * 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Joinus for a Seder led by Hazzan Sidney Rabinowitz, followed by a traditionalPassover meal. The Passover Seder is presented each year for the senior adult community, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Beverly Ferber, in memory of her husband, Stanley Ferber. For more information or to register,contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at, or 203.487.0983.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Benjamin Rufuel ben Basher Rachal
  • Brian Dimetres
  • Chava Kayla bat Menucha
  • Daniel Natan ben Sara Leah
  • David Ostrovsky ben Rebbekah
  • Hillel ben Esther
  • Moshe Elya ben Chana
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Shelamet D'vora bat Chaya Faygel
  • Mordechai ben Gussie
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Yaakov ben Selma
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
CAS Youth

March 2017 - Theme of the Month: Chessed: Looking for Opportunities

March 4-
  • Tot Shabbat/ Mini Minyan - Discussion: How can I find opportunities to do chessed? (ongoing for the month)
  • Jr. Cong. - Discussion: How can I find places to do Chessed before they come to me?
  • BMC meeting with Elana Trombka
March 11-
  • BMC meeting with Ari Lieberman
  • Teen Minyan
March 18-
  • Mini Minyan- role play Chessed scenarios.
  • Jr Cong. - HOT Kiddush and Nekudot Sale - bring your tickets!
  • BMC hangout with David Giver
  • Teen Minyan
March 25-
  • Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan - Share with your friend day at shul!
  • Jr Cong. - special guest leader!
  • BMC hangout with David Giver
  • Teen Minyan!
  • Yachad Shabbaton in our community! What a chance to do Chessed- host a Yachad member and join them in shul this Shabbat for a special Tefillah!

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • 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

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

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