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Friday, October 27, 2017

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Lech-LechaOctober 28, 20178 Cheshvan 5778
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Candle Lighting5:37 PM
Mincha5:42 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Sephardic Minyan9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:59 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:52 AM
Daf Yomi4:40 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:40 PM
Mincha5:30 PM
Maariv6:32 PM
Shabbat Ends6:37 PM
Havdalah6:37 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Avraham's Wake-Up Call for Modern Jewish Education
I read a chilling article this week from a teenager, Eitan Gross, that gave me pause about our future.
Not that I do not have faith and confidence in the perpetuity of the Jewish people and our children embracing Torah, but it was a wakeup call. The personal refection reminded me of an idea expressed by Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo, one the foremost modern Jewish philosophers, on the legacy of Avraham.
He posits that there are two schools within Judaism, two types of houses of study: the Beit Midrash of Moshe Rabbenu and the Beit Midrash of Avraham Avinu. Both are fundamental to Judaism but the difference between the two is critical to understand. The Academy of Moses promotes the legal system of the Torah, the Halacha. The Academy of Abraham embodies the very roots of our faith.
He explains that Avraham's discovery was not purely an intellectual one, but the result of an existential encounter with God. He discovered not so much that God exists, but that God is of no importance unless he is of supreme importance. The discovery transformed him. It infused him with a great amount of wonder for all existence and deep concern for mankind.
When people encountered Avraham they were captivated and inspired by him. It has been said, we do not need more text books, but more text people. In his presence, people were recreated and embraced the notion that everything that we do, think and feel is touched by the spirit of God.
In the words of Rabbi Cardozo, "Too few people realize that the way we close a door without properly looking to see if there is someone following us, whether we walk a guest to the door or not, whether we fold a towel after using it or leave it for another to pick it up, are the actions that reveal much about our inner self. Because all behavior takes place in the presence of God, nothing is insignificant and even our trivialities should aspire to holiness."
As parents and grandparents, do we embody this spirit? Do we educate for mastery of text alone or to inspire text people who will exemplify the timeless and holy values of Judaism? Most moral education happens by power of example. We publish the book of our lives every day. Through our actions, we teach what is worthy of admiration and what is worthy of disdain.
May we exhibit the courage to embrace not only the academy of Moses but of Abraham. The next generation will catch fire not when we impose our way of life on them, but when they are captivated by our passion and purpose.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome  new members Ilan and Jessie Katz and Eliana
Service Note Next CAS Sephardic Minyan this Shabbat 9am in the Social Hall. Again, all volunteers and all customs are welcome! Thanks to all who support our service
  • to Miriam and Josh Sperber, Rachel Schilowitz, Hilary and Ari Goldstein for organizing the Young Families Game night. Special thanks to Josh who found and secured the game show host Billy Mann!
  • to Debra Faizakoff for hosting the recent CAS Women's Book Club event. The next one will be hosted by Shushana Yasgur. Stay tuned for more details!
Yasher Koach  to Joseph Rubin on his video Dvar Torah he shared last week at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi where he is studying in Israel.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Oran Zweiter
10:30 shiurRabbi Daniel Cohen: Hollywood and VP Mike Pence: Understanding the Modern Applications of Yichud
Torah ReaderDan Sichel
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Extent of Stumbling Blocks before the Blind- Lifnei Iver
CAS Annual Dinner


Mazal Tov to our annual dinner Honorees:

Guests of Honor Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg

Community Service Award Rick Redniss

Young Leadership Award Jessica & Adam Furmansky

Chai Award Roz Mangot

Please save the date of Sunday, March 18th as we join together to celebrate our wonderful honorees and our growing community.

Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:35 PM, Friday 5:34 PM
Lunch MinchaBegins November 6: Monday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday5:29 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Nancy & Gadi Mimoun on the engagement of their son, Michael to Liza Kuritsky
  • to Tal Flicker and Gili Cohen on winning the Gold and Bronze medals for Israel at the Judo UAE.
  • to Adrienne & Michael Alexander on the engagement of their daughter Lizzie Alexander to Eli Reichner of Spring Valley, New York
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 PackagesFlora and Carl Kaufman In honor of their granddaughter Ali Kaufman on her upcoming marriage to Jason Jacobson; Howard and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Shabbat BulletinHelene Zimmerman in memory of her mother Dora Cohen Gross's yahrzeit
Library KiddushRica and Ari Lieberman in commemoration of the 13th yartzeit of Rica's father Mimon Ben Yehuda Halevi z"l
Chapel KiddushVeronica and Erwin Reich in honor of Erwin's mothers and brothers first yahrzeit, Elizabeth (Esther) Reich, z"l and Ernest (Oczi) Reich z"l
Sanctuary KiddushJessica & Adam Batkin in celebration of Shifra's birthday
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Community News

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Free Sushi Roll with the purchase of any Exquisite roll - Saturday nights at Soosh! Dine in only. Soosh opens one-hour after Shabbat! Come join us for amazing sushi and relaxing evening out!


Beginning Saturday, 10/28, Six Thirteen will open 40 minutes after Shabbat! Please join us this week from 7:30 to midnight. Full menu available. Call (203) 614-8777 for reservations.

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CAS Young Families Game Show Sensation!
   Shabbat, October 28 - 7:45 PM
(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!
CAS offers classes for everyone at every level. Daytime or evenings, find the classes that work best for you!
What the British Government's support for a National Home for the Jewish people in Palestine meant in 1917 and what it means in 2017. The program will feature Steven Bayme, Director of The Contemporary Jewish Life Department of AJC and The Dorothy and Julius Koppelman Institute for American Jewish-Israel Relations at Temple Beth El in Stamford.
Shani Taragin
   Monday, November 6 - 8:00 PM
Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam:
the Dynamic Duo and Trio, Paradigms of Complementary Leadership
Graciously Sponsored by the MALT (Men's Adult Learning Trip) participants
Please join us as a host or a guest, whether you are a "rookie" to the Stamford community, or a "vet" and have lived here for several years or more. Hosts will provide the main dish and guests will be asked to fill in with side dishes or dessert. We hope you can join us for this great way to get to know others in the CAS community!
Classes: Sundays, November 19 & December 3 - 9:15 am
December 10 - Tefillin Trip to Tiferes Stam in Brooklyn and Delicious Lunch at Essex NY Deli

Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and seventh grade boys to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual? (2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family? (3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world? This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah.

Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14, Snow date: Jan. 21
Matan, led by Diane Cohen, is a mother-daughter program for sixth grade Bat Mitzvah-age girls focusing on female role models from the time of the Bible through modern Israel. It is an educational, fun, interactive and uplifting way to prepare for your Bnai Mitzvah and grow closer to your daughters in the process. The Matan Class is endowed by a gift from Gerald Cohen in memory of his mother Florence Cohen, Tziporah bat Shimon.
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Special Class
Wednesday evenings at 8 PM.
Explore some of the most fascinating controversies in the history of Jews in America. The classes will focus on primary sources, leading to discussion of what these questions meant then, and what they mean to us now.
Oct. 25 How Unwanted were the Jews in New Amsterdam?
Nov. 1 Were the Jews Slaveholders... and What did the Rabbis Say?
Nov. 8 Could it have Happened? Efforts to Unite the Reform and Orthodox in America
Nov. 15 What Finally Brought American Jews to Zionism?
Its never too late to re engage with Torah and your heritage. Learning is a lifelong endeavor. Whether you formerly had a Bat Mitzvah or not, this program will enable to reconnect with your past, present and future. The program consists of three components and will start in November.
First, join the Crash Course in Basic Judaism with Rabbi Cohen (Starts Monday evening, Nov. 13th) , the Matan Class exploring Jewish women role models in the spring with Diane Cohen and one class of your choice from our array of learning opportunities. Class information can be found at
Second, we will share a special Shabbat dinner together with your families at the Cohen home.
Third, you will prepare and share a brief Dvar Torah and reflection at the culmination celebration of the program in June 2018.
The Light of Psalms Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  Tuesday, November 14 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM. November 14th, 21st, 28th and December 5th and 12th. Unlock the code of King Davids Psalms. More than any other book in Tanach, it reflects the totality of the human experience and is designed as a guide for life. Rabbi Cohen will explore and reveal how the verses of the Psalms are not only prayers but road maps to rediscovering the Divine in you, God, nature and humanity. If there is one book to understand this year that will truly make a difference in your life every day, Psalms is the ONE!
Crash Course in Basic Judaism
  Monday, November 20 - 8:00 PM
Four Lectures on Judaism You Will Never Forget with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. God, Sabbath, Prayer, Sexuality, and Jewish Observance. November 20th and Dec. 4th , 11th and 18th. Free and Open to the entire community. In this free, four part crash course, you will learn the basics of Judaism and enhance your understanding and appreciation of the depth and breadth of Judaism. Sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of October 29
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: Tanach - The Book of Kings - 1:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Book of Ezra - Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Depths of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives - 12:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
Controversies and Questions in American Jewish History with Rabbi Oran Zweiter - 8:00 PM
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
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. The first Monday of each month, 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

Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen Saturday night, November 4th, Sunday night, December 3rd and Sunday night, January 7th @ 8 PM. Resumes with a new series of classes in the Fall. Space is limited so RSVP at your earliest convenience to Rachel Maryles at Rabbi Cohen explores timely themes in Romance, Marriage and Parenting. Topics forthcoming in the weeks to come.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS CAREER NIGHT AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:30 PM New Date. College students and high school juniors and seniors are invited to CAS for a career night panel. Professionals in education, engineering, fashion, finance, law, nonprofits, and real estate, among other fields, will speak about their professional development and provide insights and advice for those interested in their fields. CAS is also starting a mentorship program for those interested in a one-on-one relationship. To rsvp for career night or enroll in the mentorship program, please contact Rabbi Cohen at or Ari Lefkovits at
  • STAMFORD MAYORAL FORUM Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11am-12:30pm. CAS Mens Club and the CAS Sisterhood will host Mayor David Martin, Barry Michelson, (former Zoning Board member) and John Zito for a forum. The forum will include a 5-7 minute platform presentation from each, followed by each responding to 7 questions (that have been submitted by you in advance), followed by a wrap up 3-5 minute conclusion then a 15-20 minute question and answer session from the audience. We expect a very informative and potent politically charged forum. Please submit questions to the office or via email to and the Men's Club will choose from the group received. Bagels with a schmear will be available for purchase with coffee or tea.
  • 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

The Kova warming tray, developed by one of our members, is now available in the CAS gift shop

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
  • 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
  • WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE We invite you to get to know our school-to get to know what sets Westchester Hebrew High School apart from all other Jewish high schools. Please join us for our Open House on Sunday, October 29, from 1-3 pm. RVSP to or call 914.698.0806 ext. 308.
  • GAN YELADIM'S FAMILY HEALTH DAY AND OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 12th from 9:30am-12pm. Free to the Community. We have an incredible line-up that will inform and pique your interest to better understand a healthy lifestyle and keep children safe. Melissa Litwak, MS, RD, CLC, will run a hands-on session on nutrition. Tamar Prager, NP, RN, MPH, will talk about how to prevent sickness during the winter months. We are also offering a Pediatric CPR certification course through the American Red Cross whereby you will be certified in CPR for two years. Children will also have an opportunity to learn about how to keep animals healthy and happy through Critter Caravan. They will exercise with Anatolie and read books with the PJ Library. Gan Tours will also be available throughout the morning.
  • TAPESTRY 2017 Registration is now open for Tapestry 2017! This years Tapestry, a community celebration of adult Jewish learning presented by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center, will take place Saturday evening, November 18. Courses include A Jewish Journey from Ethiopia, The Third Reich, BDS: What You Need to Know, and a community-wide panel with Stamfords congregational rabbis on the subject of Making God Real in Your Life. Register today at!
  • UJF SUPER SUNDAY United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien invites the community to join together for Super Sunday on December 3 9am -12 noon. Activities for kids of all ages, a PJ Library story time and adult, teen and kid volunteer opportunities. Volunteer to make calls, help with crafts, be a face painter, organize pledge cards or take a shift at the Tzedakah coin station. Co-chairs for the event are Taly Farber, Stacey Palker and Shira Nerenberg. The event will be held at the JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. For more information or to volunteer go to or contact Sharon at ext. 109.
  • MA'AYANOT OPEN HOUSE Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School invites 8th grade girls and their parents to their Open House, Sunday, October 29, 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Breakfast and registration at 9 AM. Program begins 9:30 AM. 12-12:30 PM Lunch & Student Life Fair. Visit to Pre-register. Email for more information.
  • 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 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
  • JSU TEEN PROGRAMS AT WEST HILL AND STAMFORD HIGH JSU run more than 275 Jewish culture clubs on public high school campuses. The clubs provide Jewish teens with programs that strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to Israel. Westhill JSU will be taking place on Fridays twice a month starting next week, Friday November 3rd @2:05 PM in room 602. The Stamford high club will also be on Fridays twice a month, alternating weekends @2:05 PM in room 242. Next one Nov. 16th. Both clubs will take place for roughly forty minutes and feature different discussion elements and activities to foster a love and passion for Judaism and Jewish identity. By creating a fun, social atmosphere, and bringing cool, Jewish advisers to public school campuses, JSU reaches all types of Jewish teenagers.
  • THE MACCABEATS will perform in Fairfield at Congregation Beth El on Sunday Nov. 5th at 1PM. Only $5 for kids under 13 and $10 for adults, including lunch. Doors open at noon. Pay at the door.
  • HYACINTHE AND HAROLD HOFFMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE Proudly Presents, "Israel: A Different Conversation" with Daniel Gordis and Peter Beinart. Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road in Stamford. Earlier this year, Gordis and Beinart embarked to bridge their ideological divides with a podcast series titled "Fault Lines". The audience response to these broadcasts has been enthusiastic, and the two men have proven that meaningful conversation can take place among Jews who passionately disagree about many subjects. Reception to follow the lecture. Free of charge
  • YUHSB ATHLETICS REUNION ON OCTOBER 29TH YU High School for Boys (MTA and BTA) will be hosting an athletics reunion for all former athletes and fans on October 29th on YUs uptown Wilf Campus. Brunch reception at 11:00 AM; Athletic Competitions at 12:30 PM. For more information and/or to register, 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.
  • 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
  • HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION - What the British Government's support for a National Home for the Jewish people in Palestine meant in 1917 and what it means in 2017. The program will feature Steven Bayme, Director of The Contemporary Jewish Life Department of AJC and The Dorothy and Julius Koppelman Institute for American Jewish-Israel Relations on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30pm at Temple Beth El in Stamford.
  • SUPPER AND SONG: DANCE PARTY WITH JAY AND RAY Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 - 6:30 pm 1-8 years old, with parent or caregiver. Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC FamilyPlace "sing along, sup along" evening tailored to young children, featuring guest entertainers Jay and Ray. Pizza served to children and adults. Members $10 / Community $13 if registered before November 9. Members $12 / Community $15 beginning November 9. For more information visit or contact Allison Murphy at 203.487.0980 or
  • SENIOR ADULT THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON Thursday, November 16 * 11:30 am - 1 pm. Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends at the JCC! $4 suggested donation. Open to all seniors. For more information contact Connie Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
  • ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE Sunday, November 19 * 8 - 11 am Donate a turkey and some fixin's to benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, and share Thanksgiving cheer with those who otherwise would go without. Sponsored by KinderPlace and JumpStart at The J. For more information contact Liz Gebert at 203.487.0968 or
  • THE CENTER WOMEN GIFT SHOW Thursday, November 30, 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Dozens of vendors will sell fabulous clothing, gorgeous jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts. $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or
  • CW GIFT SHOW BABYSITTING NIGHT Thursday, November 30, 6:15 - 8 pm. 5 - 10 years. Drop your child off and enjoy an evening shopping with your friends at the JCC while the children enjoy watching a movie and eating pizza with their friends. Members $10 / Community $12 For more information contact Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aaron ben Chunah Mayer Friedel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Faiga Tova bat Liba
  • Faigel bat Ruchel Leah
  • Moshe Gedalia ben Sarah
  • Nissan Sholom ben Ben Zahava
  • Pesach ben Rochel Basya
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Tveil Malka bat Bas Sura
  • Yitzchak Asher ben Chana Sheva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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