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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
YitroFebruary 3, 201818 Sh'vat 5778
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Candle Lighting4:54 PM
Mincha4:59 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:36 AM
Latest Shacharit10:26 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law4:00 PM
Daf Yomi4:10 PM
Mincha4:50 PM
Maariv5:51 PM
Shabbat Ends5:56 PM
Havdalah5:56 PM
Shabbat Shalom
The Timeless Preamble to the Revelation at Sinai

We all know the preamble to the United States Constitution beginning with the words, "We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union." The introduction to our country's founding principles sets the tone to the guiding vision of our nation.

What is the preamble to the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai? The Torah offers laws for building a just and righteous society, but what is the overall mission?

Understanding the vision serves as a motivator and source of inspiration. The mitzvoth are tools for us to realize our sacred mission. The preamble to the revelation is God's call to us, "You should be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."

What does that mean? What is the nature of our eternal mission?

Many years ago, my father shared with me the words of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein upon his receipt of an honor in 1986 at the Yeshiva University Rabbinic Alumni Convention. His insights resonate within me deeply and inspire me every day.

Rabbi Lichtenstein said, "We should have a sense of ourselves as messengers. A person needs to invest himself with a sense of being a messenger. I see myself as a survivor. I am the only surviving grandson of a paternal grandfather who had eleven children. Today I see myself as a shaliach l'kabalah, a receiver of past messages. I accept this award on behalf of my parents, my rabbeim -Rav Hutner, Rav Shatkes, the Rav, Rav Aharon Soloveitchik - on behalf of my wife, my children, my friends and students, all who provide the infrastructure so that I can devote myself to Torah. 'What is mine is yours.'

I am also a shaliach l'holacha, a messenger going forward. This honor is a mantle and a mandate to transmit, to transfer, to hand over in an immediate sense to my children, boys and girls, to my non-biological children as well, my talmidim, to receive and to transmit, which is the essence of Torah. I want to impart what I have absorbed from my home, my teachers, to others. I want to give students a sense of how meaningful it is to learn an hour of Torah, to do an act of chesed. I live within time, but I also live within eternity. Each act has ultimate significance beyond the here and now."

Each of us is invested from time immemorial as receivers of past messages and bearers of messages going forward. God willing, we will rise to the occasion and be the bridge from one generation to the next. This is our sacred and awesome task. May God bless us to reinvest in this transcendent purpose and with renewed vigor and vision each and every day of our lives.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Tuesday evening Psalms Class Winter Update  Rabbi Cohen's class will meet at 8 PM on February 6th and 20th
Dudes, Daughters donuts is ON  Sunday 9.15am. It's a super bowl theme - wear your favorite team shirts in preparation for the big day.
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.
Welcome  Eytan and Jessica Sosnovich and their children Matthew and Yael who moved to Stamford this week
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Torah ReadersMark Wagshul, Ethan Green
10:30 shiurMark Wagshul: Exploring boundaries of risk-taking in Halacha (Part 2)
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30/9:15 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:05 PM, Friday 5:08 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 Friday5:03 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Andy Bloom on his recent marriage to Aviva Fistel
  • to Rachel & Ephraim Cohen on Benjamin becoming a bar mitzvah
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Man Up trip to Brooklyn
A couple of our Bnai Mitzvah had a great Man up Bar Mitzvah trip with Rabbi Cohen to visit Rabbi Tzvi Pincus at Tiferes stam to learn the inside story on Tefillin and buy new pairs for the special mitzvah. God willing, Jonah Hoff and Noah Doft will wear them in health and be inspired for many years! And even better, we followed up with a delicious old school lunch at Essex Deli on Coney Island Ave.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushSponsors wanted, please see Irwin
Sanctuary KiddushRachel & Ephraim Cohen in celebration of Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah
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Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
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.

A Timely Israel Advocacy Message - Join us in DC for AIPAC Policy Conference - Special Discount This Week - Make Your Voice Heard!

Dear Members and Friends,

Each year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convenes the largest and most significant U.S. - Israel policy conference in North America. This year's conference will take place March 4-6 in Washington, DC.

Some 18,000 men and women, including many non-Jews, will gather to learn more about Israel, its blessings and gifts, and about the challenges Israel faces. We will then go to Capitol Hill to lobby our members of Congress to ensure that our government continues to promote the special relationship Israel has with the United States.

Policy Conference is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate and become best informed about Israel's growth, vitality and contribution to mankind, from the world's leading experts. It is an opportunity to hear from the leadership of the Israeli government and the opposition and from the leadership of both parties in our own government as well.

CAS has had a significant delegation each year, and we have learnt much and have had a wonderful time together.

You care about Israel, and this is a wonderful, unique way to delve into substantive issues relating to Israel and to feel with her more deeply. We promise you an exhilarating experience!

Register with Code CT131 to receive a $100 discount until Wednesday, February 7. Here is the link:

Please join us. If you have any questions, please be in touch. See you in Washington!

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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

Learn all about our honorees & sign up for the dinner!

Click here to sign up
Sign Up For These Events
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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CAS Family Day at the Globetrotters
   Monday, February 19 - 2:00 PM
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Celebration Kiddush
   Shabbat, February 24
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A Young Man and A Survivor: Perspectives on the Holocaust
   Monday, February 26 - 7:30 PM
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CAS Annual Dinner
   Sunday, March 18
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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Kosher Super Bowl
Super Bowl SPECIAL at Six Thirteen  6:00 - End of the 3rd Quarter - $35/person. 2 Well Cocktails, Draught Beers, or Fountain Drinks, ALL YOU CAN EAT Appetizer Buffet, Wings, Chow Dog Bites, Chili Nachos. Reservations recommended - limited space available

Soosh Ladies' Night for the Super Bowl!  On Sunday February 4th - all Ladies get 50 percent off any Entree of their choice (including exquisite roll!) - all day! (dine in only). Great Super bowl platters available for those watching the game at home - including for the first time (drum roll,.) chicken wings platter and sesame chicken platters! Call Soosh to inquire. 203-658-7505. See you at Soosh!
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 Daniel Cohen
  • Monday, February 5, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, February 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Thursday, February 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of February 4
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
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
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Psalms - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Young Families
Ladies Night Out  Join CAS Young Families for a night out with friends, food and fun! March 6th @ 7:30 PM at Soosh.

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
  • SCHVITZ-A-THON FOR CANCER RESEARCH The CAS Men's Club & Teens invite you to 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
  • 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 Mezuzah selection!

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 UJF WOMENS PHILANTHROPY for "Chocolates and Martinis With Guest Speaker Zachary Schaffer of the Israel Action Network. Monday, February 12th, 7:30pm. $18 per person Held in a Private Home- Address Provided upon Registration. Register at or contact Sharon at (203)321-1373, ext. 109 or
  • 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
  • PARENT TALK AT THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT by parenting expert Meg Akabas titled: "Moving Toward Adulthood: Parenting Wisdom Through the High School Years" on Monday, February 5th. The talk will be at 7:00 pm at JHSC. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please reach out to Sarah Rich: or 203-357-0850.
  • 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.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING WITH THE SENATOR Make your voice heard. Join UJF on February 20th at the JCC for a town hall meeting with Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will address issues of importance to the Jewish community. Questions may be submitted in advance to
  • SHABBAT ACROSS STAMFORD 2018 Please join UJF and the entire community for Shabbat Across Stamford, New Canaan and Darien 2018: A Celebration of Community and Shabbat featuring guest speaker Professor Jonathan Sarna. March 9, 2018 at the Stamford Athletic Club. Professor Sarnas bio is available here. For more information and to register, please visit or contact Lauren Steinberg at or 203-321-1373 ext. 104.
  • 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
  • DOUBLE LIFE: THE TREATMENT OF DOUBT AMONG ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWRY Dr. Ayala Fader, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University, will speak on Double Life: The Treatment of Doubt among Ultra-Orthodox Jewry on Tuesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Womens Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men. Over the past decade, rabbi-approved therapy has increasingly been prescribed for ultra-Orthodox Jews who have experienced a crisis of faith but have chosen to remain in their communities, living what they call "double lives." Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in New York, Dr. Ayala Fader, who is also Co-Director of Fordhams Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, will discuss the new emphasis on religious therapy. Dr. Fader will explore the growth of Jewish ultra-Orthodox therapy in the context of the North American therapeutic framework. She will focus on the experiences of those living double lives, new authorities for helping those with doubts, and the pathologizing of religious doubt to reinforce belief in living an ultra Orthodox Jewish life.
  • ANNUAL CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER Thursday night, February 22, 5:30PM, Temple Beth El. Guests of honor: Jim Benjamin and Wendy Miles. Speaker: Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, "Abraham Lincoln's Death on Pesach: The Jewish Community's Reaction to a Slain Leader." Couvert: $54/person. Sponsorship: $180 (includes two reservations). To make a donation or a reservation, please visit
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Benyamin Meir ben Slova
  • Benyamin bat Elishevah
  • Chana bat Etel Brayndel
  • Chana bat Susan
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Ian ben Sarah
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shmuel Areyeh bat Hadassa
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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