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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
BoJanuary 20, 20184 Sh'vat 5778
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Candle Lighting4:37 PM
Mincha4:42 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:40 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:45 PM
Daf Yomi4:05 PM
Mincha4:35 PM
Maariv5:33 PM
Shabbat Ends5:38 PM
Havdalah5:38 PM
Shabbat Shalom
In a Second

One word we recite every month encapsulates the essence of being a Jew.

During the prayer for the new month, Rosh Chodesh, whenever we mention the first appearance of the new moon in Jerusalem, we identify the time based on the hour, minute and chelek of the day. For instance, the first appearance of the new moon, or molad as it is known, for the month of Shevat was Wednesday, January 17th at 2:20 AM and 3 chalakim.

The Hebrew word chelek means a portion. An hour is divided into 1080 chalakim and one chelek is 3.5 seconds.

Why does Judaism give a name to 3.5 seconds? Why are they significant?

Rabbi Aharon Soloveitchik, of blessed memory, explains that it reflects the sacredness of time. Not only can a minute make a difference, but even a few seconds. It is no surprise that the very first mitzvah God commands the Jewish people as a nation is to sanctify time.

God tells Moshe, "This month is for you the first of all months." God is not only establishing the cycle of the Jewish calendar based on the moon, but making a profound statement about our relationship to time.

Slaves cannot choose how to use time. As free people, the Jewish people are now charged with the gift of elevating every moment. Time can be harnessed or wasted - it is in our hands.

Every minute, second or even millisecond counts.

In the words of an anonymous poem, "To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train. To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics."

It is not only about missing a moment but seizing it. We live on borrowed time.

This week, as I officiated at the funeral of Elaine Bregman, of blessed memory, I sensed this intuitively. Thirty years ago, she was told she had an inoperable brain tumor with six weeks to live. God and she had other plans. She embraced life. She understood the words of King David - "Rejoice in every day." Do we?

How many times do we go through a day and wonder whether we achieved the goals we set for ourselves? Are you just doing time or doing something meaningful?

How many seconds? How many minutes do we waste every day doing things that are nowhere near the goals and aspirations and passions that we have inside? How many times do we go through the course of a day and realize, "Did I do anything I set out to do today?"

Write down those goals each and every day.

If we can accomplish those, then we are doing more than just making it through the day. We are living and achieving our dreams.

It is no wonder the Sages teaches every person possesses a chelek, a portion, in the world to come. Every minute and every second can be elevated and eternalized. It is the secret of life.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Welcome new members Danielle and Matthew Kondub and their son Joseph
Tuesday evening Psalms Class Winter Update  Rabbi Cohen's class will meet at 8 PM on February 6th and 20th
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
Teen Oneg Friday Night  8-10 PM at the Karsch residence, 60 Urban St. All teens in the community are invited and encouraged to bring as many friends as possible. There will be great food, beverages, and a new oneg theme of "The Best Way To Get It Together Is By Getting Together"
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 Daniel Cohen
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Yehuda Jeiger
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: Siyum on Seder Moed in on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Sandra Cohen
Torah ReadersEthan Green, Burt Rubin
10:30 shiurRabbi Avi Block: 'Thus Saith the Lord': Talmudic Hierarchies & the American Civil Rights Movements
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:45 PM, Friday 4:50 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 Friday4:45 PM
  • to Herb Bregman on the passing of his wife, Elaine
For up to date shiva and contact info:
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Mazal Tov
  • to our Matan Bat Mitzvah Graduates: Ella and Maya Hecht, Esther and Elicia Goldstein, Izzy and Rivka Kanefsky, Charlotte and Tzivia Moreen, & Tess and Nadia Weiner. Special thank you to their teacher, Diane Cohen

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Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushDaniella Lieberman in honor of her fiancé Rabbi David Neifeld for getting his Semicha
Chapel KiddushMisha Guy in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his mom, Yulia Shapiro
Sanctuary KiddushRuth and Mel Aminoff in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Cohen in memory of his mother, Sandra Cohen
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Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
CAS Capital Campaign
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Anne Peskin
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Estate of Norman Sinrich
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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
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CAS Blood Drive
   Sunday, January 21 - 9:00 AM
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Waffle Party with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
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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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   Shabbat, January 27 - 1:00 PM
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CAS Womens Book Club
   Thursday, February 8 - 8:00 PM
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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Dr. Shai Secunda
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Celebration Kiddush
   Shabbat, February 10
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CAS Family Day at the Globetrotters
   Monday, February 19 - 2:00 PM
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CAS Annual Dinner
   Sunday, March 18 - 5:00 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 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 Cohen
  • Monday, January 22, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM at CAS
Rabbi Zweiter
  • Tuesday, January 23, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, January 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of January 21
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: Tanach - 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 - 9:30 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
  • LOST Blue Men's Overcoat (Calvin Klein). It was hanging on the Strawberry Hill Side Entrance. Please return to office if found.
  • BROOKLYN TEFILLIN TRIP -CALLING FATHERS AND SONS The Man Up Class for Pre Bar Mitzvah boys will take their annual trip to Rabbi Tzvi Pincus at Tiferes Stam on Sunday morning, January 29th. Learn the inside story on Tefilin and enjoy a delicious meal at Essex on Coney Island. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen 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
  • SAVE THE DATE - A YOUNG MAN AND A SURVIVOR: PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOLOCAUST Monday evening, February 26th at 7:30 PM at CAS. Featuring Judith Altman, Shoah survivor and recipient of the CAS Chai Award and ADL Daniel Ginsberg Humanitarian Award and Aaron Liebskind, 8th grader at BCDS and author of The Yellow Star: Shines Like a Candle in the Dark
  • 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
  • #RAISINGTODAYSKIDS PARENTING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS AND CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN BIRTH-8 YEARS OLD, Thursday, February 8, 7:00p.m., at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, located at Temple Sinai. $8 for JCC members/$10 for community before January 25, $12 for JCC members/$15 after January 25. Attendees can choose 2 lectures of 6 lectures to attend. 10 Steps to Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child and the Whole Family with Mara LaConte, Healthy Marriage, Healthy Family with Elissa Stein, Creating Memories for a Lifetime: Learn the Secret for Being the Best Parent with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. Developing Independent and Problem-Solving Children: What are Executive Functions? with Jeff Deteso, Raising Successful Sleepers with Sasha Carr, Mindfulness: One Breath at a Time with Aimee Elsner. For more information, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at or call (203)322-6541. Click here to register. Sponsored by the Charles M. Karp Memorial Fund through the generosity of Douglas and Sharon Karp and Lisa and Arnold Karp
  • MODERN ORTHODOX YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, AGES 27-35. SHABBOS IN STAMFORD February 9-10. Friday night dinnerA 8 guests at each hosts table. Joint oneg after dinner. Saturday Night Melave Malka. Application Deadline: Monday, February 5th at 1pm. Notification Date: Tuesday, February 6th. Cost: $45 . To Apply: click here to Apply with your SYAS/YUConnects account or make a free profile at and then apply for the event!
  • 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
  • OU-JLIC MEGILLAH Now in our 18th year, the Orthodox Union's Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, OU-JLIC, has been creating Torah communities on college campuses to educate, inspire, empower and support Jewish students as they journey through an intense time of personal and religious development. Join OU-JLIC as we celebrate our growing campus communities, this past year OU-JLIC Torah educators impacted over 4,400 students on 23 campuses. OU-JLIC is looking for your support in creating a lasting piece of Jewish infrastructure on our campuses by dedicating a part in a megillah on the campus of your choice at Your investment will go towards advancing Jewish life for many Yeshiva day school graduates from our community.
  • 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
  • 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 Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. FREE - MONDAYS, 12:45 PM at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield; TUESDAYS, 11:00 AM at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue; and THURSDAYS 1:00 PM at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue. Contact Sheila Duggan 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
  • 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
  • ISRAELI FILM SERIES- FILM: THE SECRETS Thursday, March 8 • 7 pm. Join us during the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, Yael Stolarsky will lead us in a meaningful discussion. All films are shown at The J. Suggested donation: $5. At a girls seminary in the Israeli holy city of Safed, studious Naomi befriends rebellious Michelle. Their friendship is tested when they meet Anouk, a sickly French woman who needs their help. Naomi and Michelle embark on a journey of self-discovery as they secretly study Kabbalistic texts, in hopes of finding spiritual healing for Anouk. For more information visit or contact Yael Stolarsky at 203.487.0951 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
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
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • 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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