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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
TerumahFebruary 17, 20182 Adar 5778
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Candle Lighting5:11 PM
Mincha5:16 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:27 AM
Latest Shacharit10:21 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law4:20 PM
Daf Yomi4:30 PM
Mincha5:10 PM
Maariv6:08 PM
Shabbat Ends6:13 PM
Havdalah6:13 PM
Shabbat Shalom
An Olympic Thought - The Heroes

When we think of gold, silver and bronze, our minds immediately turn to the Olympics in South Korea.

Much of the world is enthralled with the Games and the demonstration of human strength, spirit and capability. The Olympics are a testament to athleticism, ties that bind humanity and the possibility for peace. They are also an opportunity to celebrate the national spirit of a country.

Yet, I was reminded of the limits of the Games in a recent article noting that during much of the 20th century, there was a steady flow of Olympic records broken. With new technologies and better nutrition developing, we could always anticipate new thresholds achieved. However, in the past 20 years, the rate of record breaking has declined signifying the limit of the human body. A human being can only skate or run so fast.

It reminded me of the difference between the body and the soul. The body possesses physical limitations, but the soul does not. The human soul is indestructible and eternal. The Zohar teaches that energy never ceases to exist. Nothing is lost in this world; even the breath of the mouth, the word spoken by a human being, a sound. God renews the soul's capacity every day.

In this spirit, I was struck by a midrash in the Parsha of Terumah. The Tabernacle uses gold, silver and bronze and the Rabbis teach that Avraham is synonymous with Gold, Yitzchak with silver and Jacob with bronze. Rabbi Shimon Schwab explains the nature of each metal reflects the unique contribution and personal achievement of each of our patriarchs. I will explain more at seudah shlishit this week, but suffice it to say, that the Torah is conveying to us a timeless message of the capacity of each person to be a true hero not in the physical realm, but in the realm of the spirit and eternal impact.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Please join us  Shabbat morning at 12 pm in the Sanctuary for a post kiddush presentation about the overseas work of United Jewish Federation's partner, the Jewish Agency for Israel. Featuring Guest Speaker Orit Svetlana Zuaretz, former Member of Knesset and Current Head Representative, St. Petersburg and Northwest Russia, for The Jewish Agency. We are grateful to Diane Sloyer, Executive Director of UJF Stamford, New Canaan and Darien for hosting and arranging Orit's visit.
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.
Tuesday evening Psalms Class Winter Update  Rabbi Cohen's class will meet at 8 PM on February 20
CAS Member Trivia  Which CAS member attended the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid and watched the Gold-Medal Winning USA Hockey Team? Answer next week!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Yehuda Jeiger
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderNat Samberg
10:30 shiurBarry Best: 'Al achilat' or 'Le-echol' which Brachah Do We Make on Eating Matzah, Marror and the Korban Pesach
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 6:30 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:20 PM, Friday 5:25 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 Friday5:20 PM
MondayWashingtons Birthday
  • to Norine Krasnogor on the passing of her mother, Marion Zimberg
  • to Ari Yasgur on the loss of his beloved grandfather, Harold Yasgur
  • to the family of Rebecca Mark
  • We wish our heartfelt prayers and strength to the families of those murdered and wounded in the horrific rampage at Marjorie Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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Mazal Tov
  • to Yona and Tzvi Goldman on Gavi's upcoming upsherin in Israel
  • to Chazan Rafael and Aliza Bokow on Yael's Bat Mitzvah this Sunday
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 PackagesHoward and Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Library KiddushAna and Albert Lilienfeld in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl
Chapel KiddushCo-sponsored in celebration of life by Paul & Dina Berger for Paul's recovery and the Boxer Family in celebration of the birth of twin grandsons. L'Chaim!
Sanctuary KiddushScott Berger in memory of his father, Joseph ("Joe") Berger, z"l and Dr. Neil Raff in celebration of another good year
Seudat ShlishitMark Wagshul in commemoration of the first yahrzeit of his father
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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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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!

Here is the link:

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

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Israel Advocacy Article of Interest  The Cape Town Water Crisis click here
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Gifts to the Needy On Purim
Each year, our local Schoke Jewish Family Service helps dozens of people living right here in our own neighborhood who have fallen on hard times. Whether it is a family in need of Shabbat or weekday meals through the Kosher food pantry, or the woman living in her car because she cannot afford the rent on her apartment, Schoke Jewish Family Service is there to help. Many of us are blessed to live in this wonderful community with everything we need, however, there are others who don't have that luxury.
One of the reflections of our bonds as a people is how we care for our most vulnerable. One of the prime mitzvot of the upcoming holiday of Purim is gifts to the poor. Every year, we not only disburse Purim funds to needy people in Jerusalem but also to indigent people in our midst. We are grateful to Schoke Jewish Family Service for helping us facilitate this mitzvah locally.
Giving to the poor is a mitzvah all year round. However, the mitzvah on Purim is separate even from the general mitzvah of tzedakah (charity). One should give each poor person enough money to provide for at least a meal ($10). I urge you to join in this mitzvah.
Click here to donate online or drop a check off in the office by Wednesday, February 28th.
Florida Visit
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen Visit Members in Florida
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 19, 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM at CAS
  • Friday, February 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, February 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of February 18
SundayNo classes
MondayDiane 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
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup  Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Jessica Furmansky

New Mom's Group - 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
  • FOUND - Silver tallis clip on Sanctuary floor. Please contact the office if it is yours
  • SISTERHOOD WOMEN'S CLUB EVENT - March 14 at 10:00am - 12:00pm with Sheila Cohen speaking about "Ballet"
  • GET INVOLVED & DO GOOD! Chesed opportunities coming up: Delivering Stamford Hospital Shabbat packages, Making & Delivering Shalach Manot packages to Atria residents on Purim, 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
  • CALLING ALL ARTISTS The Men's Club is sponsoring our annual Passover Fair on March 11 from 10-2pm. We are looking for any artist who wishes to exhibit their works (and potentially wants to sell them) to sign up so that we can insure we have enough space for exhibition. Further we are looking for someone to come up with a design we can use to advertise the Fair and are offering $50 for the winning advertisement that the CAS Shul bulletin can use due by Feb. 21 5pm. The judges are the Men's Club executives and all decisions and submissions become property of the CAS Men's Club for use in advertising. For exhibition information or Passover/Mitzvah/Art Fair participation or questions please contact, Mitchell Bell,
  • SAVE SHABBAT MARCH 17 for our 2nd Rookies and Vets potluck lunch. Details to follow
  • 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 Purim selection!

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

Community Announcements
  • HELP SOOSH AID THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THIS PURIM . 10% of all Soosh proceeds (Dine-In or Take-out) from February 28th and March 1st will be donated to Jewish Family Services to benefit the needy amongst us. May we suggest including Soosh in your Mishloach Manot? Or hosting your Purim Seudah at Soosh? Call us to RSVP - 203-658-7505. See you @Soosh!
  • 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
  • PURIM TREATS Did you know that Jewish Senior Services has a certified Kosher Bakery? Do you need delicious hamantashen for your Purim celebrations? Think of us when planning for your upcoming carnivals/celebrations, mishloah manot or kiddushim! Orders for Purim must be placed three days in advance. To place an order please call Brenda at 203-396-1023 or email 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chava
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Ida bat Rivka
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • Moshe ben Sasi vNadia
  • Perel Shaindel bat Fridel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shmuel Areyeh ben Hadassa
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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