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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Sukkot/Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Sukkot/Shabbat Bulletin
15-17 Tishrei 5778
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Chag Sameach
On behalf of the CAS clergy, staff, and leadership, we wish you and your families a happy Sukkot
Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Rachel Dayan, President

Welcome new members Maya and Levi Hecht and their children Ella, Shira, Jacob and Noah

Please remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin on Wednesday in preparation for the holiday.
Click here for more information

Parents!We are happy to announce that our Youth Groups for Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, & Jr. Cong will run 10:30 AM through noon on Sukkot and Shabbat
Four different routes starting between 4 & 4:15 PM. See details below!

Rabbi Cohen's Halacha Corner
Cooking on Yom Tov
  • Although one may cook on Yom Tov, unlike on Shabbat, there are a number of important guidelines to bear in mind. Here are a few and to learn more visit
  • One may not light a new fire from scratch on Yom-Tov. However one may light a new flame from a preexisting flame. One may raise a preexisting flame on a gas stove. On an electric stove one cannot raise the heat setting. There are some models that may work in a way that one could raise the heat setting. Anyone who thinks he may have such a stove top should be in touch with me.
  • One may light a gas flame if one does so by using an existing flame to light the new one (e.g. by taking an already lit candle or lighting a match from an already lit candle). When lighting a stovetop with a spark igniter special care must be taken to make sure not to initiate any sparks (i.e. one must open the gas directly and not press on the igniting mode - this can generally be detected by the click click of the stove).
  • After lighting the stove one should be careful not to extinguish the candle or match used for lighting the gas (one should rather let it burn out). One may not extinguish a flame or fire on Yom-Tov.

Lulav and Esrog We shake the four species on the first days of Sukkot and during Chol Hamoed but not on Shabbat. To learn more about the lulav and esrog visit

We grieve over the senseless loss of innocent life in the horrific massacre in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were murdered in Las Vegas and convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. We pray for the speedy and complete recovery to the many injured and applaud the efforts of the first responders who risked their lives to save others.
The ADL has issued a online educational resources that provides important guidance to parents on how to talk to children in the aftermath of violence and hate. ADL's online Table Talk (parent/family discussion guide) resource, Gun Violence and Mass Shootings, offers tools and strategies to parents and families on how to discuss sensitive, scary and potentially painful topics around mass shootings. click here

Our thoughts and prayers to all those impacted by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico still has limited electricity and extremely limited supplies of food and water have created a dire situation for everyone on the Island. To learn more how to help visit
Rabbi Cohen's High Holidays Sermons are available for reading and sharing below.
Holiday Schedule
CAS 2017/5778 Complete Holiday Calendar
Wednesday, October 4 Sukkot

Candle lighting 6:12 PM

Mincha 6:15 PM

Thursday, October 5 Sukkot

Shacharit Heyman Chapel 8:00 AM

Shacharit Main Sanctuary 8:45 AM

Mincha 6:10 PM

Candles after 7:11 PM

Friday, October 6 Sukkot

Shacharit Heyman Chapel 8:00 AM

Shacharit Main Sanctuary 8:45 AM

Mincha 6:05 PM

Candles before 6:09 PM

Shabbat, October 7 Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Shacharit 7:45 AM/8:45 AM

Mincha 6:05 PM

Sunday, October 8 Sukkot Day 4

Shacharit 7:00 AM/8:30 AM

Mincha 6:10 PM

Monday, October 9 Sukkot Day 5

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Mincha 6:10 PM

Tuesday, October 10 Sukkot Day 6

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Mincha 6:10 PM

Wednesday, October 11 Hoshana Raba

Shacharit 6:00 AM/7:30 AM

Candles 6:01 PM

Mincha 6:05 PM

Thursday, October 12 Shemini Atzeret

Shacharit Heyman Chapel 8:00 AM

Shacharit Main Sanctuary 8:45 AM

Yizkor - Sanctuary 10:15 AM

Mincha 6:00 PM

Candles after 6:59 PM

Simchat Torah Hakafot 7:20 PM

Friday, October 13 Simchat Torah

Shacharit 8:45 AM

Candles before 5:58 PM

Mincha 6:03 PM

Topics & Participants
Daf YomiDr. Jeff Cahn
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
Shabbat Shiur (10:30 AM)Rabbi Howard Bald: The Relationship between Hallel and Lulav: Sukka 38b
Sukkot Sermon Day 1Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Sukkot Sermon Day 2Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Shabbat SukkotRabbi Daniel Cohen
First Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Second Night Dvar TorahRabbi Shmuel Berman
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Seudah ShlishitAdam Berman
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Wednesday 6:00 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday 8:00 AM/8:45 AM, Friday 8:45 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Tuesday 6:10 PM, Wednesday 6:05 PM, Thursday 6:00 PM, Friday 6:03 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:58 PM
SundaySukkot IV (CH''M)
MondaySukkot V (CH''M)/Columbus Day
TuesdaySukkot VI (CH''M)
WednesdaySukkot VII (Hoshana Raba)
ThursdayShmini Atzeret
FridaySimchat Torah
  • to Janice Meyer on the passing of her father, Paul Levi
  • to Donnie & Shelley Sherer on the passing of their sister Lois Sherer Levine
  • to Melissa Gluck on the passing of her father, Julius Gluck
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 Vivian Weiss & Howard Weiss on the engagement of their son Daniel to Cheryl Spigler
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 PackagesHoward and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sukkot Day 1 Sanctuary KiddushDavid Moskowitz and Rona Orenstein in commemoration of their parents' yahrzeits
Sukkot Day 2 Chapel KiddushSimcha Rubin and Yeshiva Gabriel Simcha in honor of Sukkot and Yetsiat Mitsrayim
Shabbat Library Kiddushby Jay Jubas in honor of Rachel Dayan
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You're Invited to Meet the Author of The History Makers on Sun Oct. 15 11:30 to 2:30 at Six-Thirteen
Stamford's own Val Bodurtha will be in town on Sunday, October 15 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Six-Thirteen to sign copies and discuss her newly published novel, "The History Makers." One and all are invited to swing by.
The novel, a fast-paced tale of dystopian fiction that grew out of a homework assignment Val tackled in AP World History in 2014, explores the question of what might have happened had the Aztec Empire never fallen. Lanier Press, an imprint of BookLogix in Atlanta, acquired the work after Val won BookLogix's Young Writers Contest, leading to the book's publication on July 24.
The story follows Myla, an upper-class teenager in modern-day Azteca who parties her days away with friends and the man who claims her as his wife. Her 17th birthday takes an unexpected turn when she is finally "enlightened" and told the truth: that the high priests who rule have been lying to everyone. Then, in a daunting twist of fate, Myla finds herself in the hands of Azteca's rebels and their confident leader, Tezca.
Myla must now sort through all the lies she has been told her whole life and confront old secrets buried deep. Can she trust the rebels? Are they terrorists or freedom-fighters? And will she help them dismantle the theocracy and its lies, or will she be forced to pay too high a price?
To learn more about the book or its brainy, zany creator, a classics major from Stamford, Conn. who also performs with UChicagos hottest improv troupe, visit That website can take orders but copies are also available (ISBN: 978-1-61005-847-6) at many retailers including,, Apple iBooks and Kobo.
Better yet, stop by Six-Thirteen on October 15, grab a bite on us, and pick up your inscribed copy in person. It makes a great Chanukah gift for your well-read teen, and the author will grant discounts for anyone buying for slumber parties and book clubs. RSVP's to are helpful but drop-ins are quite welcome, too. See you on the 15th!
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
Take a Minute to Support Israel Supporting Israel isn't hard -- there are many things that you can do that take literally one minute. The Israel Committee now has a website built on this idea. Go to for simple things that you can do, from calling your Congressional representatives to social media posts, that take only a minute or two. Check back frequently for updates and ideas for things you can do!

LIPS product of the week Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing.
Sukkah Hop
In light of the high holiday season, we have been thinking about the power of the sukkah hop and the positive impact it can have on a Jewish child in their youth to experience the warmth of a loving and welcoming sukkah. Yolly and I have heard that it has a very special way of engendering a feeling of a Sukkat Shalom in the world of Agudath Sholom and we are hoping to bring it to another level with great programming and participation this shabbos afternoon October 7. Each stop on the hop will generally last between ten and twenty minutes.
High School Sukkah Hop-Led by Yaakov Faratci
  1. Start: 4PM at the Lieberman sukkah, located at 426 Strawberry Hill Ave
  2. the Reicin sukkah
  3. Rabbi and Rebetzin Cohen's sukkah
  4. the Karsch sukkah
  5. the Jubas sukkah
  6. We will walk back together to the shul- 301 Strawberry Hill Ave- for 6:15 mincha
Middle School Sukkah Hop, Grades 5-8, on Overbook - Led by our Banot Sivan and Tal
  1. Start 4:15 PM at the Dayan sukkah located at 115 Overbook Drive. Parents are welcome to stay at the Dayans until the Hop is over
  2. the Cohen's sukkah
  3. the Siskovich sukkah
  4. Tina Notiks sukkah
  5. The kids will walk back to meet their parents at the Dayan sukkah at 6 PM- 115 Overbook Drive
Junior Congregation Sukkah Hop led by Yolly Faratci and accompanied by Ofir
  1. Start 4PM at the sukkah of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Cohen-located at 15 Revonah Circle
  2. the Haron sukkah
  3. the Chavkin sukkah
  4. the Daniel sukkah
  5. The final stop and pick up will be at roughly 6:15 @ the Goldman sukkah, located at 210 Fifth Street
Mini Minyan/Tot Shabbot Sukkah Hop led by Morah Irene and Morah Debby. Parents must attend!
  1. Start CAS sukkah 4:00 PM
  2. the Gelb sukkah
  3. the Batkin\Greenberg Sukkah
  4. the Sigman sukkah
  5. The last stop, and pickup on the hop will be @5:55 PM at the Lerner sukkah, 46 Boxwood Drive
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Simchat Torah Lunch
Friday, October 13 - 12:00 PM
Simchat Torah Lunch
Join us for a long-standing CAS tradition,
Be a sponsor, Simchat Torah Lunch

Participants as of October 4 Morning:

Diane Akassis
Melvin & Ruth Aminoff
Ron & Barbara Ashkenas
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Sharyn & Fred Baer
Darren, Hannah & Layla Bahar
Albert Bensimon
Mike & Debbie Berg
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
Mark & Mona Breiner
Sarah & Justin Breiner
Meredith & David Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Debra & Dan Faizakoff
Jubas Family
Leon Fliegelman
Howard & Stephanie Fogel
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
L. Morris & Roslyn Glucksman
Hilary & Ari Goldstein
Meryl & David Gordon
Shira & Ethan Green
Rachel & Dan Haron
Tricia & Robert Hoff
David & Shara Israel
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
Rebekah & Brian Kanefsky
Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Lior & Jesse Krinsky
Ilan & Hannah Lastoff
Shari & Ari Levine
Rica & Ari Lieberman
Yospa Lieberman
Rhonda & Judd Love
Seth & Dinah Miller Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Kori & Bill Meyers
Barbara Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Julie & Richard Morgulis
David & Rona Moskowitz
Mattguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Rachel Notik
Yossi & Tina Notik
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Ann Peskin
Judy & Bob Raymond
Glenn & Maria Reicin
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Toby Schaffer
Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz
Rachel & Richard Seligson
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Rosalyn Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Rebecca & Eric Sigman
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Audrey Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Barbara & Harry Webski
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Bob & Hillary Zitter
David & Navah Zizmor
Chanie & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Sukkah Hop
Shabbat, October 7
Sukkah Hop
On The Hop You Will Enjoy: Delicious Treats Incredible Stories/ Dvar Torahs Your favorite group leaders

  • Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop (Toddlers - Age 6):Meet at the CAS Sukkah at 4:00 - Parents must accompany their children on this hop

  • Jr. Cong. Hop (Grades 2-4):Meet at the Cohen Sukkah (15 Revonah Circle) at 4:00- Parent pickup will be at Goldman Sukkah 210 Fifth Street, at 6:15 PM

  • Middle School Hop (Grades 5-8) on Overbrook:Meet at the Dayan Sukkah 115 Overbrook Drive 4:15 - Parent pickup will be at Dayan Sukkah at 6:00 PM

  • High School Hop (Grades 9+): Meet at Lieberman Sukkah - 426 Strawberry Hill Avenue, 4 PM
Sukkot BBQ Party
Sunday, October 8 - 5:00 PM
Sukkot BBQ Party
Hosted by CAS Men's Club and Membership Committee in the CAS Sukkah
$10 per person - all ages. Free for new and prospective members.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the fall with friends and family, Meet new people and deepen connections in our community. Of course, enjoy some tasty food crafted by our chef, Mitchell Bell and friends!
Senior Sukkot Brunch
Wednesday, October 11 - 10:30 AM
Senior Sukkot Brunch
In the CAS Sukkah
Come for Brunch, Some Torah and great company!
Hosted by the CAS Chesed Committee
No charge
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan Simchat Torah
Thursday, October 12 - 4:00 PM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan Simchat Torah

A light dinner will be served to all children attending.
Simchat Torah Jr. Cong / BMC
Thursday, October 12 - 7:15 PM
Simchat Torah Jr. Cong / BMC
join us on Simchat Torah evening,
October 12 at about 7:15 pm
Join all of your leaders for
Dancing Singing
Partying Treats
Snacks,. and much much more,
We will join the shul for special youth Hakafot!
CAS Womens Book Club
Monday, October 23 - 8:00 PM
CAS Womens Book Club
Our next book club meeting is at the home of Debra Faizakoff. Event Chair: Laura Tobin

We will read and discuss A Man Called Ove

Address of meeting will be sent via email after signup

Open to ALL women in our community!
High Holiday Food Drive
Help JFS fill their food pantry
See the list here
CAS Young Families Game Show Sensation!
Shabbat, October 28 - 7:45 PM
CAS Young Families Game Show Sensation!
(Hosted by Billy Mann!!!)
Consisting of elements from TV game shows like Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Minute To Win It
$25 per person Refreshments will be served!
Shani Taragin
Monday, November 6 - 8:00 PM
Shani Taragin
Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam:
the Dynamic Duo and Trio, Paradigms of Complementary Leadership
Graciously Sponsored by the MALT (Men's Adult Learning Trip) participants
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
CAS Classes
Week of October 8
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Kings - 1:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Jessica Furmansky

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

New Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. four part series starts Sunday evening, October 30 at a private home. To learn more about this series on marriage, parenting and more, contact chair, Rachel Maryles at or Rabbi Cohen.
CAS Announcements
  • NEW PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AND CAREER NIGHT MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM Mentorship opportunity - Mentors and Mentees sought! CAS is starting a new mentorship program to provide career advice to high school juniors and seniors, as well as college age students. We intend to harness the wealth of talent and connections among the CAS membership to strengthen the bonds within our community, foster the development of a new generation of leaders, and grow the impact that CAS has on our society. We will host a CAS Career Night for High School/College Students Monday, October 30 at 7:30 PM. High school and college students exploring career options are invited to hear members' career stories and 'secrets' to success. Members with experience in multiple career fields will offer advice and answer your questions. Students who have an interest in a given field, synagogue members looking for the opportunity to serve as a mentor or if you are interested in speaking at our career night, contact Ari Lefkovits, or Rabbi Cohen at
  • A LOCAL MITZVAH TO FEED THE HUNGRY As you know, in lieu of our Harvest Now Garden, we are asking you to purchase fruits and vegetables and deliver them to the Fairfield County Food Pantry. The Food Pantry also partners with JFS Kosher Food Pantry for produce. Sophia Farmer's Market (1011 Hope Street) will give a %10 discount when you let them know you are delivering to Food Pantry. Willy, Willy, Danny and Jay will be there to greet you! Of course, we encourage you to drop off dry goods and other food items to the Kosher Food Pantry.
  • JOIN OUR HOSPITALITY TEAM When someone new moves to town, we inform our hospitality team, who are thrilled to welcome them for a Shabbat meal. If you would like to be part of our hospitality team who are committed to hosting five new families a year, please contact Rabbi Cohen ( or our membership chair, Rachel Kaimowitz ( If you would like to be involved in welcoming people in alternative ways to shabbat hosting, we also have people who meet new members for coffee in the week, deliver welcome packs, or phone them to check how they're settling in. If this is something you might like to get involved in, we'd also love to hear from you!
  • HEALING VISITS MITZVAH UPDATE Thank you to all of our volunteers on our healing visits team. The healing visits team is a group of men and women in our shul who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at home. Lift people's sprits and make a difference. You can offer as much or as little time as you have for each person is world unto themselves are your warmth lights up their day. Every week we send out a healing visit update. To join the team, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players AND volunteers needed. Join in on the fun we have every MONDAY at 6:00 PM


Open on Sunday from 10 am - noon

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

Community Announcements
  • CAS will include any community organizations announcements in this list each week. Just email yours to For paid display ads, contact Matt at
  • CALLING ALL 10TH-12TH GRADE TEENS IN STAMFORD, DARIEN, AND NEW CANAAN - APPLY TODAY TO THE SIXTH COHORT OF THE KURIANSKY TEEN TZEDAKAH CORPS (KTTC), a program of United Jewish Federation! During the eight 1.5 hour Sunday evening sessions that run from October-May (and don't conflict with any major Stamford teen programs), we'll have dinner and learn about how philanthropists make decisions. We'll also run a real RFP process for community organizations to apply to and incorporate everything learned into allocating funds in a thoughtful, strategic way. There will be site visits, volunteer projects, and activities with other local communities to complement the experience. Thanks to the Kuriansky family, the teens will also be part of a large matching gift program where the Kuriansky family will match money the teens raise to give to the RFP recipient(s). Applications are due 10/11 and the first session will meet on 10/15 at the JCC. Click here to apply
  • IF YOU LOVE LIVING IN STAMFORD AND KNOW OTHERS WHO WOULD, TOO,THEN INVITE THEM TO THE BCDS STAMFORD SHABBATON November 3-4. For families who want to learn more about Stamford. Amenities include: Four kosher restaurants, Award-winning Modern Orthodox Jewish day school (Pre-K thru 8th grade), Jewish preschools, Jewish High school, Beautiful mikveh, Eruv. A short commute to NYC! Hosted by the families of Bi-Cultural Day School. For more information, please contact Denise Rafailov at
  • ATTEND A CARMEL ACADEMY DISCOVERY DAY Carmel Academy is thrilled to welcome prospective families to attend one of our three Discovery Day programs at the school's 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT. Discovery Days will take place Monday, October 9; Friday, October 20, and Sunday, November 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Discovery Days are an opportunity to see Carmel Academy's distinguished learning in action. Visitors will learn about our forward-thinking educational philosophy, have a brief campus tour and visit our new early childhood wing. Meet our exceptional faculty, school leadership, parents, students and alumni. Serving children from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, Carmel Academy's central location attracts families from throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and New York City. RSVP required. Please contact Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203-983-3503.
  • BI-CULTURAL OPEN HOUSE AND FALL FESTIVAL November 5, 10 a.m. Learn about Stamfords premiere day school followed by a taste of New England at our Fall Festival featuring all of the amenities this vibrant Jewish community has to offer with seasonal activities and delicious food for the whole family! For more information, please contact Denise Rafailov at
  • LOAVES OF LOVE MEGA CHALLAH BAKE Whether you have baked challah before or this is a first, help us reach our goal of getting 360 women together - to bake Challah for your family as well as for those in need of a little extra love! Thursday, October 26 | 7:00pm | Doors open 6:30pm At the Crowne Stamford Plaza, 2701 Summer Street. This years goal is to bring 360 women together to work side by side to make 720 challahs. The purpose is to provide actual Loaves of Love; handmade challahs to those who need among our wide reaching community. Early Bird Through October 16 $36 | Advanced $45 | At the Door $54 Teen (High School Age) $18 | Table $360. (All tickets include 1 raffle ticket) Sponsor $180 (includes half page in journal) Hostess $360 Patron $540 (include full page in journal) Chairs: Elian Avraham, Shelby Holloway, Elise Klein, & Talia Siscovick. To sign up go to
  • FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES DINNER in Westchester or Stamford. Support the brave IDF soldiers and programs for their wellbeing. Westchester: Thursday Oct. 26, at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester. Stamford: Sunday Oct. 28 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel Speaker: Lior Rax, Co-writer and Lead Actor in Netflix Original Series, Fauda. Register at www.FIDF.ORG/CTGala2017
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO JERUSALEM NOW AND FOREVER: A photo exhibition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem The exhibit is open to the community on Tuesday October 17th and Thursday October 19th between 4:30-9:00 pm. Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish People, is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of its reunification. This anniversary is not only a historic celebration for the Jewish People, but a representation of the goodness and decency of Jewish-democratic sovereignty. In honor of this historic occasion, theImTirtzu organization, together with renowned photographer Sharon Gabay, has assembled a collection of fifty photographs that reflect the spirit of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty. 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford CT 06903
  • CARMEL ACADEMY HOSTS SABABA IN THE SUKKAH AT CAS THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH Carmel Academy warmly welcomes the Stamford community to a fun-filled Sukkot celebration "Sababa in the Sukkah" at Agudath Sholom this upcoming Sunday, October 8th at 10 a.m. Activities for children of all ages! Build your own edible Sukkah, jump in the bounce house, Sukkot-themed arts & crafts, and much more! To register, please visit For more information please contact Ella Shteingart at 203-983-3503 or
  • SOOSH IN THE SUKKAH! Your sukkah or ours! Simply stupendous sushi & side specialties! Check out our catering menu at or call Soosh at 203-658-7505. Mention this ad for a 10% discount on all catering orders. Chag Sameach from Soosh!
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm (1937 West Main Street, Stamford). Come and learn about our unique value proposition, our UConn ECE Program, our 2018 tuition initiative, our international mathematics program, physics first STEM program and our individualized Judaic tracks. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich - or 203-357-0850.
  • JCC FAMILY SUKKOT CELEBRATION Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 - 7 pm. Bring your friends and your own dinner and celebrate the harvest season by enjoying a meal in the JCC Sukkah. Games, activities and yummy treats on us. It will be a fun-filled evening for all. Dessert will be provided. No charge. For more information visit or contact Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974 or
  • JCC MOTHER/SON GAME SHOW NIGHT Saturday, October 14 * 6 - 7:30 pm, 5 - 10 years Have a blast with friends and family as we play Easy Jeopardy, Name that Tune, Beat the Clock and lots more. A night to remember! Salad, pizza and drinks will be served. Members: $36 per "couple," $5 per additional child Community: $45 per "couple," $5 per additional child. For more information visit or contact Brandon Yarborough at 203-487-0970 or
  • JCC BOKER TOV, ISRAEL!: THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL Thursday, October 19, 11 am - 12 pm Sunday, October 22, 10 - 11:30 am Join Yael Stolarsky, our JCC Israeli Shlicha, as we explore Israel's politics, innovations, society, culture, and values through discussion, interactive presentations, and videos. Since before the country of Israel was born, Israeli women have taken a lead role in its creation. Today women in Israel have a central part in the Israeli judicial and political systems and the IDF. Is there full gender equality in Israel? For more information contact Yael Stolarsky at 203-487-0951 or
  • JCC JEWISH ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, November 5. Festival Encore: Sunday, November 12 The Stamford Jewish Community Center is thrilled to present to you the very best in current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature that the international Jewish community has to offer. Recognized as an essential part of the Jewish cultural arena in Fairfield County, the Jewish Arts & Film Festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Jewish and Israeli life, culture, community and history, brought to audiences during the festival week and throughout the year. Join us for our 16th season as we bring to you award-winning films like Nancy Spielberg's On the Map, festival favorites like Fanny's Journey, Women's Balcony and many more. For festival details, visit or contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • HAVE AN EXTRA COAT IN YOUR CLOSET? Schoke Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry is collecting new or gently used winter gear for our food pantry clients. Coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for adults and children Or donation of retail gift cards (e.g. Old Navy, Target, Kohl's, etc.) Donations can be dropped off Monday - Friday between 9 am - 4 pm at Schoke JFS, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor, Stamford. For additional information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS, beginning Wednesday at 4 pm. Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment at the Stamford Schoke JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK (FREE) Thursdays, 11 am at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, 1 pm at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, and 12:45 pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK Fairfield, starting in February 23rd at 12:45 pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD? Schoke JFS will provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. For a consultation, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
  • SCHOKE JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, meets weekly, Thursdays at 10:30 am, at Congregation Bnai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS therapist at 203-921-4161 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aaron ben Chunah Mayer Friedel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Faigel bat Ruchel Leah
  • Gershon Avraham ben Devorah Breina
  • Moshe Gedalia ben Dk
  • Nissan Sholom ben Ben Zahava
  • Pesach ben Rochel Basya
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Tveil Malka bat Bas Sura
  • Yehudit bat Rochel
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Sheva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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CAS Youth
October 2017

Theme of the Month: Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Guests

October 6
  • Torah Tot and Mini Minyan
  • Junior Congregation

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

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Yolly and Yaakov Faratci

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

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