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Friday, March 9, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
Vayakhel-PekudeiShabbat ParahMarch 10, 201823 Adar 5778
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Candle Lighting5:36 PM
Mincha5:41 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:09 AM
Latest Shacharit10:08 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 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
Light Unto the Nations - Healing with Humor and Water in Africa

Thank God, our CAS delegation returned safely from an inspiring AIPAC conference in Washington DC. The youth who attended will never forget the experience and God willing, it will serve as a catalyst for future Israel advocacy and leadership.

As always, though, we were moved not only by the friendship between our two countries and the inspiring speeches, but by Israel as a source of blessing and innovation. It goes without saying that the entrepreneurial spirit is embedded in Israel and the growing list of companies with major centers there is impressive. But Israel's commitment to make the world a better place is even more foundational.

I was moved in particular by two initiatives - Dream Doctors and Innovation Africa.

The unique Dream Doctors project integrates professional medical clowns into medical treatment teams at Israeli hospitals. Each year, more than 100 clowns are treating over 200,000 children in 29 hospitals across the country. It is a poignant reminder of the truth in the blessing for healing in which we pray not only for healing of the body, but of the spirit. To learn more, visit

The second project, Innovation Africa, was funded by an Israeli woman named Sivan Yaari nine years ago, to bring clean water and electricity to African villages. They have provided these most basic elements to 180 African villages in eight countries (Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa) impacting the lives of over one million people. By providing solar powered refrigerators to medical centers, 350,000 children have received vaccinations they otherwise would not have. To learn more, visit

In this week's Parsha, the Jewish people are called upon by God to donate to the Mishkan and give of their best, their talents and resources to create a sanctuary for God to dwell. The campaign is hugely successful. The mandate is a timeless reminder of our mission as Jews.

Sir Moses Montefiore, a 19th century Jewish international diplomat and philanthropist, was once asked how much he was worth. The wealthy man thought for a while and named a figure. The other replied, "That can't be right. By my calculation you must be worth many times that amount."

Moses Montefiore's replied, "You did not ask me how much I own. You asked me how much I'm worth. So I calculated the amount I have given to charity this year and that is the figure I gave you. You see, we are worth what we are willing to share with others."

What we contribute to the world is our legacy. It is the vision of the state of Israel and our sacred heritage.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Yasher Koach 
  • to our CAS delegates and the Rosalie Aberman AIPAC Teen Fellows for advocating for the American Israel relationship in Washington DC and attending this year's Policy Conference! click here to view photos
  • to Jessica Furmansky and the CAS Youth and Young Families Committee for organizing a very successful Ladies Night out at Soosh with over 30 women in attendance.
  • to Yaakov and Yolly for leading our vibrant teen programming! Our CAS teens will join us in the main sanctuary this Shabbat morning. They will participate in various aspects of the minyan
  • to Lauren Steinberg, Diane Sloyer, chairs Nan Gordon and Linda Spilka and United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien for organizing Shabbat Across Stamford. We welcome Professor Jonathan Sarna who will join us on Shabbat.
Thank you 
  • to Mitchell Bell and the Men's Club for organizing the Annual Passover Fair this Sundayfrom 10 AM - 2 PM. The fair will feature great food, Passover wines, cakes, Judaica, Sylvia's Gift Shop and Shaatnez, Mezuzah and Tefillin checking with Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan
  • our Local Heroes - Join us at 11:30 AM at the end of the davening in the main sanctuary this Shabbat to say "Thank You" to our local heroes at the Stamford Police and Fire Departments. We will offer them a blessing on behalf of the shul and then they will join us for kiddush. They have been working "overtime" for our community and let's express our gratitude for all they do for us and our city!


Listed below, you will see the wonderful response we have received to our appeals for the CAS Annual Dinner.

As the shul grows, the dinner is our annual opportunity to join together and celebrate the strength of our congregation. All year, the CAS Board, Officers, Clergy, and staff work diligently to serve our membership with new minyanim, programming, outreach, chesed programs, and more.

This year, we honor good friends of CAS. Each of our honorees contributes in many ways to our efforts to welcome new members and respond to the needs of current members. They represent the best of our shul, helping us to achieve our goal to create and nourish a friendly, welcoming community.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Dinner: our Honorees; our Chairs - Stephanie & Josh Bilenker and Liat & Benjy Karsch; Rabbi Cohen; Matt Feinberg; and many others.

But most importantly, thanks to the participants listed below who graciously answered our call and demonstrate their support of CAS. It is a reminder and a reflection of how important CAS is to our members and friends. We look forward to celebrating next week!

And of course, if you have not signed up yet, join us!

Youth Announcement  Shabbat Morning - When the children are brought up to the sanctuary at the end of davening, please insure that your child is either sitting quietly on the steps or sitting with you
CAS has a NO NUTS policy  for all food served to our Congregation! If you are working with a caterer to plan a kiddush please make sure to let them know that none of the food can contain nuts (or peanuts) of any kind. Please feel free to reach out to Matt Feinberg in the office with any questions.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitProf. Efraim Inbar, Director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies The Iranian National Security Challenge
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
10:30 shiurRabbi Elisha Paul: Parshat Parah Preparation for Pesach
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 6:45 PM, Friday 6:48 PM
Lunch MinchaMonday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday6:43 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Begins
  • to Bach-Yen Garner and her family on the passing of her husband, Alan Garner
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 Sandi, Stu, Audrey & the entire Waldstreicher family on the birth of a granddaughter and great-granddaughter born to Shira & Jon Waldstreicher
  • to Margie & Bob Abrams on the birth of a granddaughter, Ella Karu Jacobson, born to Isabelle & Ben Jacobson
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 PackagesGloria Green & Family - in memory of Mary Chassen on her 18th yahrzeit Adar 23, Howard and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library Kiddushby Tzvi Bernstein in honor of Dr Jay Jubas, and by Ari Lieberman, Gideon Pell, Albert Lilienfeld , Jeff Cahn, David Giver, Barry Best, Sandy Shapiro & Howard Wolfe in honor of the 2nd anniversary of Library minyan, with special appreciation to Hecky Attar for all of his hard work each week.
Chapel Kiddushby Eric & Monica Jankelovits in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Eric's mother, Erna Jankelovits
Sanctuary Kiddushby Meryl and David Gordon in memory of our uncle, Michael Hirsch
CAS Youth And Teens
  • There will be a Teen Oneg this Shabbos from 3:30-5:30 PM. It will be the first part of a series of teen shiurim on making the Haggadah and Pesach holiday more relevant. All teens are invited to join us at the home of Faratcis 91 Colonial Rd, #1 for an afternoon of great games, awesome snacks, and a very special shiur.
  • This Sunday at the Passover Fair, from 10am-12pm there will be a Youth Pre-Pesach Party open to all ages featuring Pesach art projects, Pesach story-telling, Pesach games, and Pesach snacks in the simcha room! Children are invited after to stay for a Pesach themed movie from 12-2 PM!
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.
New Class
Young Families Shiur for Men with Rabbi Zweiter
Join the best shiur in Stamford!
Hang out with friends, enjoy sushi and beer, and learn some Torah!
The shiur meets at 8 PM on alternating Sunday nights . The next 2 meetings will delve into practical matters related to Pesach.
The next shiur will take place this Sunday night (3/11) at the Felix home- 26 Chester Street
Look forward to seeing you!
Get Ready for Pesach!
Pre Passover Classes with Rabbi Cohen
  • The Top Ten Seder Insights - Tuesday, March 13 at 12 PM
  • Starbucks' Seder - Join Rabbi Cohen at the "front table" at Starbucks Ridgeway to learn new insights to enhance your holiday or drop by for any Passover Q and A. Thursday, March 15 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - Sunday, March 18 at 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The Depth of Passover - Thursday, March 22 at 8:15 AM at CAS
  • Shabbat Hagadol Drasha, Shabbat March 24 at 6:00 PM
Pre Passover Class with Rabbi Zweiter
  • Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - Tuesday, March 20 at 8 PM
  • The Prophets of Passover - Wednesday, March 21 and 28 at 9:30 AM
  • Video Insights - 8 Days of brief "spots" on the Customs, Laws and Story of Passover (with Rabbis Cohen and Zweiter)
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Mens Club Passover Fair
   Sunday, March 11 - 10:00 AM
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Matzah Sale
   Sunday, March 11
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Passover Food Drive with Schoke JFS
   Tuesday, March 13
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CAS Sisterhood Womens Club
   Wednesday, March 14 - 10:00 AM
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CAS Rookies and Vets Potluck Shabbat Lunch
   Shabbat, March 17
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CAS Annual Dinner
   Sunday, March 18
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Sixth Annual MENS Seder
   Monday, March 26 - 7:00 PM
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CAS Scholar-In-Residence Series: Dr Rivka Press Schwartz
   Wednesday, April 11 - 8:00 PM
learn more →
Ice Cream Sundae Bar & Bat Mitzvah Orientation
   Tuesday, April 17 - 8:00 PM
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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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 - 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
CAS Annual Dinner


Revealing, Sharing Light

Guests of Honor  Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg

Community Service Award Rick Redniss

Young Leadership Award Jessica & Adam Furmansky

Chai Award Roz Mangot

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Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Zweiter's Open Office Hours Open Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Monday, March 12, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at CAS
  • Friday, March 16, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of March 11
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Kol Dodi Dofek - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Book Of Hoshea - 1:00 PM
Diane Cohen: Adult Bat Mitzvah Matan Class - 7:30 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
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Adult Education Program
Save the Dates for our CAS Upcoming Scholars in Residence and Special Classes
Rabbi Bernie Fox March 23-24
Rabbi Assaf and Leora Bednarsh April 13-14
Rabbi Mark Wildes April 27-28
Woman Scholar Series with Rivka Schwartz April 2018
Shavuot Scholar in Residence. Rabbi Noam and Shiffy Friedman
Rabbi Elan Adler June 23-24
CAS Announcements
  • STAYING CLOSE WHILE KEEPING OUR DISTANCE: NAVIGATING HARCHAKOT Tuesday night, March 13th at 8:00 PM at CAS. A Program of the Minnie Manger Marcia Leiberman Mikvah open to all women in the community. Whether you've recently gotten married, had a baby or just feel like you could use review or inspiration, come out for a special class with Dena Block our Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha. RSVP recommended to Jessica Niedober at As always, Dena is available for any questions or consultation.
  • GET INVOLVED & DO GOOD! Chesed opportunities coming up: Delivering Stamford Hospital Shabbat packages, working with JFS to run Passover food drive, Helping to tend the CAS garden that donates loads of produce to lower Fairfield county food bank . For more info, contact Shira Nerenberg, or Alisa Weisser at
  • NEW VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY AT CAS Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Zweiter's classes will all be available LIVE on a conference line. Feel free to call in at .605-475-6777 followed by 51122006#. Enjoy the Torah where you are!
  • 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 Thursday & Sunday from 10 am - noon

Come see our fabulous Pesach selection!

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

Community Announcements
  • BELLAS HATS PRE-PESACH SALE! Who: All women, bring your friends and family. What: Bellas womens hats, fascinators and headbands for all occasions. Where: Sperber Home 19 Colonial Road Unit 10 When: March 11th 7-9pm
  • SCHVITZ-A-THON FOR CANCER RESEARCH Participate in the Jewish community's first Schvitz-a-thon. Sunday, March 11th, 1-4 pm. Come for an hour or more at JCC. Walk, spin, dance and raise money for live-saving cancer research. In coordination with the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Info and registration click here or
  • SOOSH: Free choice of dessert or glass of wine with the purchase of any poke bowl - Saturday nights at Soosh! Dine in only. Soosh opens one-hour after Shabbat! Come join us for amazing food and a relaxing evening out!
  • THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT is excited to have you celebrate with us at our 2018 Spring Gala. We will be celebrating the educational legacy of Rabbi Abraham, z"l, and Yospa Lieberman. As well, our Keter Shem Tov, community service, award will be presented to Ari and Rica Lieberman. The event is Sunday, April 15th starting at 11am at TBE Stamford. Help JHSC celebrate another successful year in the community! For more information, reach out to Sarah Rich: or 203-357-0850. Details at
  • STAMFORD YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE is pleased to announce that it will be running a spring soccer program for children 7 through 13 who are not able to participate in its Saturday recreation program. The program will run for 8 weeks at Scofield Magnet Middle School starting on Sunday, April 22 and ending on June 24. No sessions will be held on Sunday, May 20 because of Shavout or Memorial Day Weekend. For additional information, please contact Fred Wexler at
  • WESTCHESTER DAY SCHOOL PRE-PASSOVER BOUTIQUE ON MARCH 18 FROM 1-6. Come check out all of our incredible vendors from the 5 towns, Brooklyn and beyond. Everything from workout/children's wear, judaica, wine, food, gifts and more! Come indulge in some Texas BBQ from the wandering que. special drop off activity for children so you can shop!
  • UJF SCHOLARSHIPS High school students are invited to apply for UJFs scholarship award contests, the Helen S. and Isadore Mark Teen Leadership Award (grades 10-11) and the Rabbi Alex J. Goldman Memorial Essay Contest (grades 10-12). More information is available on the UJF website at
  • 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.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING First Tuesday of the month, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, 9:45 - 11:15 am. No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered nurse. Compliments of Visiting Nurse and Hospice. Free of charge. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
  • BOKER TOV, ISRAEL! The Building of the Country. Thursday, March 15 • 11 - 12 p.m. & Sunday, March 18 • 10 - 11:30 am. Join JCC Shlicha Yael Stolarsky as she shares the story of her grandmother, Yehudit, who was part of the Palmach Brigade unit that built Kibbutz Yizrael in 1948. She was also a student in Mikveh Israel, the famous historic agricultural school founded in 1870, which taught the first Israelis how to build kibbutzim. For more information visit or contact Yael Stolarsky at 203.487.0951 or
  • STANLEY FERBER MEMORIAL SENIOR PASSOVER SEDER Tuesday, March 20 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Join us for a Seder led by Hazzan Sidney Rabinowitz, followed by a traditional Passover meal. The Passover Seder is presented each year for the senior adult community, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Beverly Ferber, in memory of her husband, Stanley Ferber. Reservations required by Tuesday, Mar. 13. Free to all seniors. For more information visit or contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP - Monday, April 30th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue Want to stimulate your brain power? The session will focus on memory and recall with practical support to help reach personal brain fitness goals. Advance registration suggested. Light refreshments will be served. JCC Members: $8 per session. Open to the community at $10 per session. Optional lunch following the session $9 (under 60), $4 suggested (over 60). To register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203-487-0983 or email For additional information, contact Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Thursdays, Beginning March 15, every other week, 10:30 AM, Free at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport Contact Rebekah Kanefsky, at 302-921-4161 or email at Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue.Contact Sheila Duggan at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT GROUP 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 at 10:30 AM, beginning September 8th at Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Road, Stamford
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
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  • Asher Lev ben Sara (V'akiva)
  • Avraham ben Batya
  • Benyamin Meir ben Slova
  • Benyamin ben Elishevah
  • David Yaakov ben Riesel
  • Eliezer Yitzhak Dovid ben Miriam Rivkah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chava
  • Ian ben Sarah
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Ida bat Rivka
  • Moshe Yizchak ben Faige
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • Moshe ben Sasi vNadia
  • Perel Shaindel bat Fridel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Sara Rivka bat Esther Blema
  • Shmuel Areyeh ben Hadassa
  • Yaakov ben Chaya
  • Yitchak Meir ben Rochel
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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.
Kosher Advisories
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
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