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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
VaeraJanuary 13, 201826 Tevet 5778
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Candle Lighting4:29 PM
Mincha4:34 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:40 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi3:55 PM
Code of Jewish Law3:55 PM
Mincha4:25 PM
Maariv5:25 PM
Shabbat Ends5:30 PM
Havdalah5:30 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Power of the People

Why did Pharaoh not enslave the tribe of Levi?

The slavery in Egypt was so intense that when when Moshe shared the good news of the impending redemption the Jews did not believe him as they were under the burden of hard labor and possessed shortness of spirit.

Yet, one the tribe of Levi was never enslaved. Why?

Rabbi Yonasan Eibshitz explains that Pharaoh, as ruthless as he was, spared the Levites for a strategic reason. He saw through his astrologers that the savior of the Jewish people would emerge from the house of Levi. He reasoned that a person who did not experience the pain of his people would not be motivated to rally the nation for freedom. Politically, the savior would not be accepted by the slaves for he himself never experienced their pain. Rabbi Eibrshitz explains that for this reason people did not listen to Moses because they endured hard labor and Moses had not.

Ultimately, Pharaoh miscalculated the character of Moses. He assumed that Moses would remain a prince and stay in the luxury of the palace while his people suffered. Moses was different. He risked his life to alleviate the misery of another Jew. He went out to his brethren when they were in pain. He came to the rescue when one Jew was beating another.

Moses embodied the character trait that Pharaoh thought he would never possess, an empathy for the suffering of others.

Moses's model is crucial for each of us to embody. We are all one people with one heart. When one Jew is in pain, we are all in pain. When one celebrates, we all rejoice.

I am excited about this Shabbat as it is a reflection of our unity and coming together as Sephardim and Ashkenazim. There is more that unites all of us than divides us. The strength of our nation through history is our empathy, our unity and our transcendent mission.

Wishing you and your family a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Service Note 
  • Friday night, we will hold two minyanim: Ashekenaz in the Chapel, Sephardic in the Sanctuary
  • Shabbat morning, the Sanctuary Minyan will have Ashkenaz nusach with a Sephardic flavor
  • The Library and Chapel minyans will be held at their usual times
Welcome  Rabbi Elie and Estie Abadie and their family this Shabbat for our Sephardic Celebration Weekend
Thank you to Meredith & David Cohen, Rachel & Nimrod Dayan, Kayla & Leon Hanna, Tina & Yossi Notik, and Talia & Jon Siscovick for serving as chairs of the Sephardic Celebration Weekend
Tuesday evening Psalms Class Winter Update  Rabbi Cohen's class will meet at 8 PM on January 16, February 6, and February 20
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.
Timely Mitzvah Opportunity  As one community, we support each other in times of need. We have an ongoing need to help a number of people who are in financial distress due to illness and joblessness. Through our Charity Fund, we help provide assistance to individuals in need. To make a contribution, contact Rabbi Cohen, the Office, or donate online at Select "Charity Fund"
Please note  Rabbi Yirmiyahu Modlovan will be in shul this Sunday morning to check tefillin and mezuzot. More information below
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
SermonRabbi Elie Abadie
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Elie Abadie
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
10:30 shiurBarry Best: What b'racha do we make on eating the korban pesach: "Al Achilas ha-Pesach" or "Le-echol haPesach"? (Part 1 of 4)
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Wednesday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:35 PM, Friday 4:42 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 Friday4:37 PM
MondayMLK Day
WednesdayRosh Chodesh Sh'vat
  • to Veronica Reich on the passing of her mother, Margaret Eckmann
  • to Tina Notik on the passing of her grandfather, Shimon Inovlotzky
  • to Scott Kublick on the passing of his grandfather, Sol Nathan Koblick
  • to Lorraine Kweskin on the passing of her aunt, Shirley Levy
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 Jill and Arthur Green on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Dina to Greg Celniker.
  • to Doris and Ron Warmflash on the recent marriage of their son Ben to Fraida Glassner
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Yasher Koach
  • We wish much success to Dr. Noel Robin as he retires from his position as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stamford Hospital.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library Kiddush:Ana & Albert Lilienfeld in honor of the birthday of Dovi Zucker
Sanctuary KiddushShira Green, Gloria Green, Stacey Mintz and Cheryl Frydman in celebration of Ethan Green's birthday and the following families in celebration of the Sephardic Weekend: Meredith & David Cohen, Rachel & Nimrod Dayan, Rose Dayan, Kayla & Leon Hanna, Cindy & David Pitkoff, Talia & Jonathan Siscovick, Ilyse & Dean Schuckman, Sherri & Allen Rosenthal, Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko, and Sandi & Stu Waldstreicher
Sponsor A Kiddush
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Feb 3sponsoredopensponsored
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Feb 17openopensponsored
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.
CAS Capital Campaign
The Time Is Now!
Commit to the future of Congregation Agudath Sholom. Contribute to the Capital Campaign. Add your name to our list of donors: click here to sign up
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Barbara & Ronald Ashkenas
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Daniella & Mitchel Balsam
Jessica & Adam Batkin
Janet & Andrew Bein
Debbie & Michael Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
H & E Bernstein
Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
Heidi & Evan Bernstein
Stephanie & Joshua Bilenker
Charlotte & Manfred Birnbaum
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Jessie & David Brand
Sarah & Justin Breiner
Joan & Howard Breslow
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Emily & Harvey Caney
Joyce & Barry Chavkin
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sara Malka Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Suzannah & Eytan Coll
Lloyd Contract
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Rita Edelston
George Essenfeld
Arlene & Irwin Ettinger
Lee Fanwick
Stuart Feldman
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Tamara Feurstein
Flossy & Sam Fischel
Jason Fischel
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Rhoda & Avram Freedberg
Lee & Leslie Freedman
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Amy & Mark Friedman
Lois & Michael Friedman
Estate of Oscar Friedman
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Leonard Gold
Estate of Joe Gold
Deborah & Jack Goldberg
Anne & Alexander Goldblum
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Gloria Green
Joyce & Lawrence Haber
Kamal Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Milton Hollander
Andrea Horowitz
Shara & Rabbi David Israel
Dorothy Jaiven
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Sandy & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Howard Kaplan
Liat & Benjamin Karsch
Laura & Daniel Katz
Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elisheva Kilner
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Susan & Max Kolbrenner
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Dorothy & Robert Landress
Biana & Benjamin Lanson
Shari & Ari Levine
Rhonda & Judd Love
Irwin Mandel
Roselyn Mangot
Susan & Leonard Mark
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & William Meyers
Barbara & Lawrence Miller
Abraham Mintz
Cara & Elliot Neumann
Rose & Bruce Newman
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Barbara Novak
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Anne Peskin
Judith & Robert Raymond
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Jeannie & Irwin Rifkin
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Wendy Rosenblum
Carol & Michael Rosmarin
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Mila & Joseph Rubbak
Lucy & Edward Schachter
Frances Schaff
Toby Schaffer
Mildred Schifreen
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Robert Schrag
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Michelle & Donald Sherer
Stephanie & Robert Sherman
Carol & Howard Shiffman
Estate of Norman Sinrich
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Debbie & Ben-Zion Soifer
Shani Soloff
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Sandi & Moshe Speter
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Dennis Stern
Henry Stern
Barry Sternlicht
Friends of Mark Sternlicht
Fannie Stevens
Rosalie & Gary Stone
Rachel & Harold Terk
Pam & Richard Vogel
Audrey Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Ellen & Richard Weber
Barbara & Harry Webski
Wendy & Daniel Weiner
Jules White
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Alfred Wolfsohn
Neda & Robert Yaghoubian
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Helene Zimmerman
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Blood Drive
   Sunday, January 21 - 9:00 AM
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Waffle Party with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
   Sunday, January 21 - 9:00 AM
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CAS Mens Club: Breakfast with Al Nagler
   Sunday, January 21 - 9:45 AM
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Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Professor Adam S. Ferziger
   Shabbat, January 27
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CAS Young Families Potluck Shabbat Lunch
   Shabbat, January 27 - 1:00 PM
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CAS Annual Dinner
   Sunday, March 18 - 5:00 PM
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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CAS Womens Book Club
   Thursday, February 8 - 8:00 PM
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CAS Youth at the Globetrotters
   Monday, February 19 - 2:00 PM
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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.

Halacha Corner
Priority For Who Leads Davening
There are numerous customs for someone observing a Yahrzeit. They include learning in a person's memory, reciting kaddish, lighting a candle, reciting brachot in a person's memory and more. One of the questions that arises occurs when a person who is observing wants to be a shaliach tzibur and lead the davening. It is important to note that only a child observing a Yahrzeitfor a parent has an obligation to lead the davening. As a reminder, the following list is the order of priorities for being a shaliach tzibur.
  1. Mourner during Shiva
  2. Yahrzeit for a Parent
  3. Mourner in Shloshim
  4. Mourner during the year
For more information, questions, please contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter. May we share semachot in our famlies in year ahead.
Rabbi Cohen Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Open Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see Rabbi Cohen without an appointment. He will be available in his office for guidance or a chat. He will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Check the CAS bulletin for schedule updates or call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen is not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. You can contact Rabbi Cohen at any time at Open Office Hour Times for this Week
  • Tuesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks on Summer Street
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of January 14
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
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
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Psalms - 8:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Kol Dodi Dofek - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:00 PM
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 - 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 Announcements
  • MEZUZAH CHECKING, TEFILIN MAINTENANCE Sunday, January 14th from 8 AM and on with Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan (Sofer Stam and Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Achim, Fairfield). Mezuzot are often damaged by moisture or heat, and ink cracks over time. Check your Mezuzot twice every seven years to ensure that your home is secured with Kosher Mezuzot. $10 per Mezuzah checked. Tefillin can also be inspected. Info: Rabbi Cohen at or Rabbi Zweiter at
  • AIPAC EVENT Please join us on January 31st at 7:30PM for an AIPAC community event How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World. This event, in partnership with 14 Connecticut synagogues, is taking place at Temple Israel of Westport featuring Avi Jorisch, author of the forthcoming book Thou Shalt Inovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World. Avi will take a look at some of Israels technological innovation helping to make the world a better place. Due to security, RSVPs are required at For more information please contact Lila Greenberg at
  • JOIN THE CAS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 17 at 8 PM. For more info, contact Rachel Kaimowitz at Membership Committee promotes activities to recruit and retain the membership of the Congregation. The committee reaches out to welcome new families and insure smooth transition into our community via hospitality and other initiatives. The committee also develops strategies to increase member engagement and develop leadership.
  • 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

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
  • JOIN US AT THE WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL DINNER on Sunday, February 11, 7 pm at the JCC of Harrison. Our honorees are: Cindy Sternklar Worenklein and Jay Worenklein, Michael Tedesco and Evan Azoulay (Class of 2010). We also salute the graduating Class of 2018. For more information, to place ads and/or make dinner reservations, feel free to visit our dinner website at
  • JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two day Hospice Volunteer Training Program for anyone interested in giving their time and compassion to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, February 4th and Sunday, February 11th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email 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, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, 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
  • VACATION DAYS @ THE J-WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, YOU'RE IN AT THE J! Aqua Day. Monday, January 15, 8 am - 6 pm. Grades K - 6. All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Please send your child with a swimsuit, swim cap and towel, as well as a kosher, nut-free lunch. KidsPlace Kids $75 / Members $80 / Community $85. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment, register early by calling the welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more information visit or contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or
  • SUPPER AND SONG | DANCE PARTY WITH ANDY BAUM Wednesday, January 17 • 5:30 - 6:30 pm. A party for children ages 1-4, must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Siblings welcome! Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and enjoy a JCC FamilyPlace "sing along, sup along" evening tailored to young children, featuring guest entertainers Andy Baum. Pizza served to children and adults. Tons of fun and singing and lots of smiles. Members $10 / Community $13 per person (children and adults) if registered by January 9. Members $12 / Community $15 per person (children and adults) beginning January 10. For more information visit or contact Allison Murphy at 203.487.0980 or
  • BOKER TOV, ISRAEL! The Sticker Song: Israel from Bumper to Bumper. Thursday, January 18 • 11 - 12 pm & Sunday, January 21 • 10 - 11:30 am. Join Yael Stolarsky as we explore Israel's politics, innovations, society, culture, and values through discussion, interactive presentations, and videos. Bumper stickers, slogans and graffiti are ubiquitous in Israel and play important roles in Israeli society. They speak volumes about Israel's politics, values, culture and passions. The Sticker Song was written by leading Israeli author and recorded by a popular rap group. See how this hip hop recitation of Israeli bumper stickers reflects the many facets of Israel. For more information visit or contact Yael Stolarsky at 203.487.0951 or
  • FAMILY CONCERT AT THE J Sunday, January 28 • 11 am - 12 pm. JCC Early Childhood Department presents: The Swingset Mamas. Join us for a rock 'n' roll concert for the whole family! In advance: Members $8 / Community $10 / At the door: for all $12. For more information visit or contact Anne Liss Johnson at 203.322.6541 or
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM, Monday, January 22nd at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. If you want to stimulate your brain power, join this group which will focus on reasoning and problem solving skills and provide practical support to help reach personal brain fitness goals. No charge but advance registration is suggested. Light refreshments will be served. Lunch afterwards can be purchased at minimal cost. For additional information or to register, please contact Toby Lazarus, Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at or 203-921-4161.
  • SCHOKE JFS RACE TO COLLEGE Mondays, January 22, February 12 and March 5th at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Sessions will cover recent changes in application process, standardized test scores, choosing the best essay question to answer, planning college visits and the importance of community service. All are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information, please contact Claire Friedlander at or 203-921-4161.
  • LETS TALK Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue%Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK Thursdays, 1:00 PM, Free at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK - Fairfield, Mondays 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 Amanda Geffner at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT GROUP Mondays at 10:30 AM at Congregation Bnai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport and Fridays at 10:30 AM, beginning September 8th at Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Road, Stamford
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Leah (Lora)
  • Asher Lev ben Sara ( V'akiva)
  • Chana bat Etel Brayndel
  • Chana bat Susan
  • Chaya Sara bat Chava
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Heila Simcha bat Tzviyah
  • Ian ben Sarah
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Riva Razel bat Malka
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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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
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.
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