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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
July 1, 2017
7 Tamuz 5777
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Mincha7:00 PM
8:17 PM
Candle Lighting8:12 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:12 AM
Latest Shacharit10:27 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Perek On The Patio7:00 PM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:07 PM
Shabbat Ends9:12 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Secret to the Warmth and Welcome of CAS
The Secret is YOU. Each one of us, regardless of age or background, is an ambassador for CAS and the Jewish community. There are many ways to help spread the warmth. It starts with a simple hello in shul, an invite for Shabbat, or offering a coffee to get to know them and share the lay of the land in our community. Thank God, as our community grows, there are even more opportunities to welcome and build our vibrant and inclusive Jewish community. Over the summer, many families are moving into the area. Here are few more concrete ways to connect with community:
1. Visit our Meet and Greet Table at Kiddush - Over the summer, we will designate a meet and greet table to foster new friendships. Whether recently moved to Stamford or here for many years, visit the table and make a new friend.
2. Join our Hospitality Initiative - 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 at least one new family every couple of months, please contact Rabbi Cohen ( or our membership chair, Rachel Kaimowitz ( We send monthly updates to the group.
3. Join the New Mother's Meal Train - When a new baby is born, the chesed committee provides meals for a week or two. We encourage everyone, regardless of the stage of your life, who would like to join. If you would like to be added to the meal train list, please contact Chesed Co-chairs Shira Nerenberg ( or Alissa Weisser (
Thank you very much for being part of our special community. We wish a warm welcome to a number of families who recently moved to Stamford: Emily & Tzvi Dubitzky, Jessica & Ilan Katz, Elan & Chloe Fuld, Yoni & Shira Schwartz and Page & Yoch Redlich.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and happy July 4th weekend,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Of interest: Stamford Advocate Article on Rabbi Walk click here to read
Please Note Rabbi Cohen will be away on vacation from Monday July 3rd through Thursday, July 13th. In case of an emergency, please contact Rabbi Oran Zweiter at 917-544-7522 or the office at 203-358-2200.
Take a Minute to Support Israel Supporting Israel isn't hard -- there are many things that you can do that take literally one minute. The Israel Committee now has a website built on this idea. Go to for simple things that you can do, from calling your Congressional representatives to social media posts, that take only a minute or two. Check back frequently for updates and ideas for things you can do!
This Week in Jewish History Join the hundreds who have viewed Rabbi Zweiter's new series Just click here to view the new YouTube Channel
Kosher Alerts The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here
Kosher Advisory Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here
LIPS product of the week Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Abortion in Halacha: Law, Ethics and Public Policy (Part 1)
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Perek on the PatioRabbi Oran Zweiter
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Tuesday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Wednesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:15 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:15 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday8:10 PM
TuesdayIndependence Day
Mazal Tov
  • to Lillian & Sandy Shapiro on granddaughter Tehila Shaindel's bat mitzvah, daughter of Abbi & Meir Adest of Modiin Israel
  • to Caroline and Dr. Benjamin Gruenbaum on the birth of a baby girl
  • to Lenore & Michael Cooper on the birth of a granddaughter, Abigail Mae Troy, born to Rachel & Joshua Troy.
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 PackagesJudy & Ed Jacobson in memory of Dr. Elena Mandel and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushHecky Attar in honor of Jay Jubas for his hard work and continued dedication to the 7 am minyan
Chapel KiddushMr. and Mrs. Gershon Solomon in honor of their milestone wedding anniversary
Sanctuary KiddushAnonymous donor in honor of the congregation and all visitors
Sponsor A Kiddush
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Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus
Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
Community News
Message from the Stamford UJF Jewish Community Relations Council
You may recall that Yoon Chul Shin was arrested at the Maccabi games here in Stamford last summer. He has been released from prison but is not allowed to be in Stamford unless he is going to the court or the police department and is not under any circumstances allowed on the property of Jewish institutions anywhere in the country. He is also not permitted to stay or reside in the State of Connecticut. There is no reason to assume he will violate the terms of his release, but if you see Mr. Shin or his distinctive car, please contact the Stamford police.
Sign Up For These Events
Click on one of these upcoming events!
Journey of Body & Soul To Israel trip
Make "Next Year in Jerusalem" a reality! Consider joining the Journey of Body and Soul to Israel this coming November with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen.
Adult Education Event:  Rabbi Shlomo Brody
Rabbi Shlomo Brody, founder and director the Tikvah Fund and editor of the Ask the Rabbi column for the Jerusalem Post
Judaism and Fundamentalism: The Case of Wiping out Amalek
Join us for this CAS Adult Education Program, an opportunity to hear an incredible scholar address a very difficult and thorny topic
New CAS Class
New Class with Rabbi Oran Zweiter
The Lonely Man of Faith - Thursday, 9 AM
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was known as one of the 20th century's most prominent religious thinkers. His ideas continue to resonate throughout Jewish and non-Jewish circles alike. Join us on Thursday mornings at 9 AM as we study the thought of this spiritual giant. We will begin with his monumental work in English, "The Lonely Man of Faith." Copies will be distributed.
CAS Classes
Week of July 2
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
Sunday - MondayBob Abrams: cancelled, resumes Sunday, 7/9 and Monday, 7/10
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: The Lonely Man of Faith - 9:00 AM
CAS Young Families
Young Familes Oneg in the Shabbos Park July 15 Come join us in the park on Shabbat (weather permitting) at 4:30 pm for an oneg. Please bring a parve snack or dessert!

Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Jessica Furmansky

Mommy and Me Bring your baby and come meet other moms at CAS. Thursdays 11:30 AM -12:30 PM For Babies birth through 1. This is a free group open to the community. Info: contact Melissa Litwak at
CAS Announcements
  • THE HARVEST NOW GARDEN IS BACK - WE NEED YOU! The Harvest Now Garden produces vegetables for a local homeless shelter. It is a great project for young and old and families. Last year, the crop yielded over 300 pounds of vegetables. If you are interested in joining the fun, email To learn more about Harvest Now, visit
  • HEALING VISITS MITZVAH UPDATE - Thank you to all of our volunteers on our healing visits team. The healing visits team is a group of men and women in our shul who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at at home. It a very meaningful way to lift people's sprits and make a difference. You can offer as much or as little time as you have for each person is world unto themselves are your warmth lights up their day. Every week we send out a healing visit update. To join the team, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players AND volunteers needed. Join in on the fun we have every MONDAY at 6:00 PM


Open on Sunday from 10 am - noon

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

Community Announcements
  • JCC BOOK CLUB MEETING Sunday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. Love to read? Enjoy meaningful discussions? Interested in getting to know people in a different way? Join us for the next meeting of the JCC Book Club as we discuss the book The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. The JCC Book Club will meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss a book of the group's choosing. It's a great way to make new friends and engage in interesting conversation. All are welcome. There is no charge. For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 or
  • SUMMER POPS MILLENNIAL BRASS CONCERT July 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. There is nothing like enjoying a summer evening outdoors with good music, family and friends! Bring your picnic dinner and refreshments and savor the sounds of Millennial Brass as they perform a Summer Pops Concert for music lovers of all ages. All are welcome. Free admission. For more information visit www.stamfordjcc or contact: Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or Email:
  • MESSAGE FROM JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES REGARDING WAIT LISTS What a difference a year makes! We're so proud of how we've changed lives with Connecticut's first "Household Model" nursing home (The Jewish Home). Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the Mission of Jewish Senior Services is to assure Jewish seniors the health care, housing and geriatric services required to achieve the highest possible quality of life reasonably attainable for them. With that said, we'd like to remind you that it's never too early to put your loved ones name on the WAIT LIST for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living - please know that members of the Jewish Community will be welcomed on a priority basis. There are no costs or obligations. For more information, please contact Liz Lockwood at (203) 396-1024 or
  • TZOFIM FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN SUMMER CONCERT July 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Directly from Israel and back by popular demand... a live performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan! Children and adults alike will love this show! Don't miss this electrifying performance by 10 professional Israeli teenagers as they rock the stage in Stamford during a stop on their annual tour throughout the US and Canada. These amazing performers will share their lives in Israel through song, dance and story, as they bring a message of peace. Admission free. All are welcome. For more information visit www.stamfordjcc or contact Yael Stolarsky at 203.487.0961 or Email:
  • ANNOUNCING THE 3RD ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP EVENT ON JULY 30! Can you help? Back to School Shop provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with the opportunity to "shop" for brand new clothes, backpacks and school supplies at no charge, in a one day event. We served nearly 200 children in our event last summer and hope to increase the number to 250 this year! Can you volunteer for a 4 hour shift at our event? To volunteer, please register here: For more information please visit
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • SCHOKE JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS, beginning Wednesday at 4 pm. Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment at the Stamford Schoke JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK (FREE) Thursdays, 11 am at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, 1 pm at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, and 12:45 pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK Fairfield, starting in February 23rd at 12:45 pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD? Schoke JFS will provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. For a consultation, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
  • SCHOKE JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, meets weekly, Thursdays at 10:30 am, at Congregation Bnai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS therapist at 203-921-4161 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avraham ben Frances
  • Benjamin Eitan ben Gittel Abi
  • Dinah bat Maria
  • Doron ben Tia
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzchak Dovid ben Miriam Rivka
  • Eliezer ben Leah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chaya
  • Feivel Yakov ben Sarah Rochel
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Ina bat Rivka
  • Moshe Elya ben Chana
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shelamet D'vorah bat Chaya Faygel
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shifra Leah bat Chaya Sarah
  • Shoshana bat Etel
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Yosef ben Liba
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zvi Doniel ben Chia Priva

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