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Friday, July 7, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
July 8, 2017
14 Tamuz 5777
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Mincha7:00 PM
8:15 PM
Candle Lighting8:10 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:14 AM
Latest Shacharit10:29 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
Maariv9:05 PM
Shabbat Ends9:10 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The summer time is down time for many of us. I hope you're all finding something fun to do- reading a book outside, going for a walk or run, or catching a ball game (only the Mets of course!).
But why not use the summer to take on some learning as well? Whether you're new to Stamford or have been here for fifty years, know that CAS offers many learning opportunities throughout the week. Look at our schedule to find a variety of classes given by both clergy and members on weekdays. If you prefer to enrich your Shabbat experience, come learn a little more about the weekly parsha with Torah Before Tefillah or Coffee & Commentary which take place shortly before the 8 am and 9 am services, respectively. Perek on the Patio is wonderful opportunity to schmooze and study Pirkei Avot, always with a healthy dose of watermelon.
While we're on the subject of learning, I'd like to call everyone's attention to a great opportunity coming our way on Sunday, July 23rd at 7 PM. CAS will have the privilege of hosting Rabbi Shlomo Brody, a young, dynamic scholar, who will be speaking on the topic of "Judaism and Fundamentalism." Rabbi Brody is a sought-after speaker on the topic of Jewish law and ethics who also writes a weekly column for the Jerusalem Post.
If it's something else you're looking to learn, please ask Rabbi Cohen ( or myself ( about some other learning opportunities that may not be listed, or to set up a time to study with one of our clergy or members.
Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
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.
Keilim Mikveh There is a mitzvah in the Torah to immerse new vessels in a special mikveh. CAS is proud to provide a keilim mikveh in the back of the synagogue for this purpose. We ask that the keilim mikveh only be used during daylight hours so as to respect the privacy of those using the women's mikveh. For any questions regarding immersion of vessels, please ask Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter.
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 Oran Zweiter
ShiurRabbi Alex Ozar: The Prophet Amos: When the Lion Roars
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Perek on the PatioRabbi Oran Zweiter
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter: No Tachanun on the 4th of July?
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Monday 8:15 PM, Tuesday 8 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 8:15 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:12 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday8:07 PM
TuesdayTzom Tammuz: Fast begins 3:45 AM. Ends 9:02 PM. Mincha 8 PM
  • to the family of Bernice Shulman
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 Cheryl Frydman and Gloria Green on the engagement of their daughter and granddaughter Marisa to Scott Forman
  • to Dmitry & Natania Ostrovsky on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Chris & Roxana Prieto on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Sharon & Burt Rubin on the birth of a granddaugher, born to Rebecca & Michael Rubin
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 PackagesPhyllis Brodsky in memory of her beloved husband, Gerald Brodsky and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushBarry Best in honor of the state of Illinois passing its first budget in three years
Chapel KiddushSimcha Rubin in honor of Yeshiva Gavriel Simcha and in memory of his parents, Paul and Muriel Rubin
Sanctuary KiddushScott Berger in commemoration of the first yahrzeit of his mother, Brayna Leah bat Moshe Aharon
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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.
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CAS Young Families Event - Bagels, Dads & Tots!
Bagels dads and tots round 2-Bring your kids and come join other dads at the JCC playground on Sunday on July 16th from 9:30-11:00. Breakfast will be served.
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
July Celebration Kiddush
Shabbat, July 29
July Celebration Kiddush
Any occasion is an opportunity to sponsor a kiddush: a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a baby naming, you are just glad someone is home safely after traveling, or just because. Celebrate your July milestone by co-sponsoring our July Celebration Kiddush on July 29th. $36 to co-sponsor

Participants as of July 7, 8 AM:

Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
H&E Bernstein
Aliza & Cantor Rafael Bokow
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Rose & Bruce Newman
Shelly & Harold Schwartz
Josh, Miriam & David Liam Sperber
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Chani & Oran Zweiter
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 9
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: 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
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
Young Families 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!

Bagels dads and tots round 2 Bring your kids and come join other dads at the JCC playground on Sunday on July 16th from 9:30-11:00. Breakfast will be served. click to sign up!

CAS Young Families will host our first women's book club August 7th at 7:45 PM at the private home of a congregant. The first book to be read is The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman. You can find the link to the book on amazon and it is available in kindle and paperback (or at the library). click to see the Book on Please RSVP if you will attend to Laura by August 2, Address of meeting will be given upon RSVP. We will also discuss the book club format and the selection and host for the next book club meeting. Looking forward to seeing many of you there and to discussing this interesting story!

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
  • JNF SPEAKER AT CAS Avnet Kleiner, JNF Director of Development for Aleh Negev, will speak about Aleh Negev (a community in the Negev for people with disabilities and special needs), Special in Uniform (JNF sponsored program for inclusive IDF army units) and other JNF initiatives for people with disabilities and special needs. The program is being sponsored by the Jewish National Fund.
  • 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
  • UJF DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT FOR CHARITY: Join the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien on August 2, 2017 at 6:15pm at the Stamford JCC courts for the annual Dodgeball Tournament for Charity" sponsored by Titlevest. Enjoy schmoozing with friends, a kosher BBQ and rounds of dodgeball to benefit 3SQUARE, a UJF program providing nutritious food to local public school children in need on the weekends. Play begins at 7:15pm. Not into playing? Come support our cause and be a spectator! For adults of all ages. $25 entrance fee with $18 going directly to 3SQUARE. Because hunger doesn't take a break for the weekend. Other sponsors include BBWG (beverage sponsor), BCDS, Carmel Academy & the Stamford JCC. To sign up go to or contact Sharon Franklin at 203-321-1373 ext. 109/
  • 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
  • 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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