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Friday, February 23, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
TetzavehShabbat ZachorFebruary 24, 20189 Adar 5778
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Candle Lighting5:20 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:22 AM
Latest Shacharit10:17 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:25 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:25 PM
Mincha5:15 PM
Maariv6:16 PM
Shabbat Ends6:21 PM
Havdalah6:21 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Do Not Forget

This Shabbat, we are commanded to remember Amalek's barbaric and savage attack on the nation of Israel upon leaving Egypt. They attacked the weak and infirm. Yet, we still remember the war not simply as a commemoration of a physical battle, but an ideological one. The Torah attests that this struggle with Amalek involves not only our nation, but God. Until the time of the Messiah, the battle will not be won.

What is Amalek's insidious ideology?

Their philosophy is one of "Social Darwinism." Only the strong should be allowed to prosper, and that it is against the natural order of things to help the weak. There is no place in this world for mercy and compassion. There is only power. Amalek does not recognize that every human being is created in God's image.

However, it is not simply enough to remember Amalek, but we are enjoined to never to forget. (Devarim 25:19). What does that mean? If I remember, I will not forget. Furthermore, how can God expect us never to forget? Forgetfulness is not a deliberate act, but natural and part of our psychology.

The Gerer Rebbe, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir, known as the Chidushei Harim, offers the following important answer. He explains that we are not speaking about forgetfulness of facts, but a loss of our identity and spiritual principles. This kind of forgetfulness emerges from conceit and arrogance.

When we are preoccupied with ourselves and inflated with our own egos, we become absent minded to our higher purpose as a nation and as Jews. We must never become complacent in our mission and identity. We are engaged in a struggle for revealing Godliness in the world. We need to be vigilant in this sacred task. Hence, the mitzvah is never to forget this holy role.

In our own generation, we dare not forget the contemporary Amalek, the Holocaust. The recent legislation in Poland criminalizing people who blame for any participation in the atrocities of the Holocaust is a stark reminder why we must never forget. For this reason and in this spirit, I urge everyone to join us this Shabbat morning for the reading of Parshat Zachor. In the sanctuary, the reading will be at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM at the end of minyan. Also, please join us Monday evening at 7:30 PM at CAS for a special program, A Young Man and a Survivor: Perspectives on the Holocaust featuring Judith Altman and Aaron Liebskind. We will remember and never forget.

May this Purim herald a time when Amalek is destroyed and the Messianic age when God's presence will shine and be revealed over the entire world.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Welcome  new members Eytan and Jessica Sosnovich and their children Matthew and Yael
Youth Announcement  Shabbat Morning - When the children are brought up to the sanctuary at the end of davening, please insure that your child is either sitting quietly on the steps or sitting with you
CAS has a NO NUTS policy  for all food served to our Congregation! If you are working with a caterer to plan a kiddush please make sure to let them know that none of the food can contain nuts (or peanuts) of any kind. Please feel free to reach out to Matt Feinberg in the office with any questions.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiRabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Yeshayahu Greenfield
Torah ReaderGideon Pell
10:30 shiurJay Jubas: Blotting out the Memory of Amalek
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Tuesday 5:30 PM, Wednesday 1:00 PM/5:30 PM, Thursday 5:30 PM, Friday 5:33 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 Friday5:28 PM
WednesdayErev Purim
FridayShushan Purim
Mazal Tov
  • to Lillian and Sandy Shapiro on the recent Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Moshe Chaim, son of Esti and Yiztie Shapiro in Jerusalem.
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 Kiddush:Judy and Jeff Cahn commemorating the yahrzeit of Judy's mother, Chava Kayla bat Yaacov
Chapel KiddushAnonymously in recognition of Matt Greenberg and the first (and, only) Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles (Reminder: The Patriots have 5 Super Bowl wins!)
Sanctuary KiddushCo-sponsored by Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Mabel & Samuel Schildkraut and the CAS Celebration Kiddush Celebrants (see list below)
Thanks To Our Celebration Kiddush Sponsors
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Aliza & Cantor Rafael Bokow
Caren & Dov Borowski
in honor of the birth of Ari Raphael David
Meredith & David Cohen
in celebration of our daughter, Hannah's birthday
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
in memory of Isaac Jacobs
Rose Dayan
The Dayan Family
Sam & Flossy Fischel
in honor of our thankfulness for our safe return and in honor of our grandchildren
Gloria Green
in honor of my children and grandchildren
Shira & Ethan Green
in honor of Solomon's Birthday
Alyson & Scott Koblick
in memory of Scott's grandfather, Sol N. Koblick
Roselyn Mangot
in honor of my granddaughter's recent Bat Mitzvah
Susan & Len Mark
in honor of Susan's continuing recovery
Yoni & Stephen Neirman
Rose & Bruce Newman
in memory of Rose Newman's mother Adele Goldblum's Yahrzeit
Marina Sapir & Alexander Podelko
The Raymond Family
in honor of Rachel Dayan
Phyllis & Martin Shapiro
Nicole & Daniel Sobelsohn
in honor of Jacob Sobelsohn's 7th Birthday
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
in honor of David Sperber's 1st Birthday
Helene Zimmerman
Sponsor A Kiddush
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Mar 10opensponsoredsponsored
Mar 17sponsoredsponsoredsponsored
Mar 24openopensponsoredopen
Mar 31openopensponsored
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.
Purim At CAS
Purim at CAS - The Place to Be!
Join us for family friendly megillah reading on Wednesday night at 6:15 PM followed by bounce castle, ice cream sundae bar, hamantaschen, refreshments, fun and much more! Thank you to the CAS Men's Club for sponsoring the fun
We will also be packing mishloach manot to deliver to Atria on Sunday.
Purim Mitzvot and Schedule
Zachor - To Remember Amalek
Zachor, the most important Torah reading of the year, will be read on Shabbat morning, February 24 at all minyanim with a second reading at 11:30 am at the conclusion of the upstairs davening.
Fast of Esther, Wednesday February 28th:
Fast Begins at 5:08 am and Ends 6:15 pm
Shacharit 6:30 and 7:30 am
Early Mincha 1 pm
Mincha and Maariv 5:30 pm
  1. Hearing the Book of Esther
    • Wednesday night February 28
      • 6:15 pm in the sanctuary and in the chapel (women-only reading)
      • late reading at 9:00 pm
    • Thursday, March 1
      • 7:00 am and 9 am sharp following 6:30 am and 8:30 am Shacharit at CAS
      • 12 noon at CAS
      • 8:45 am Bi Cultural Day School
      • 1:30 pm Brighton Gardens
      • 3:00 pm Regency
  2. Gifts to the Poor Matanot LeEvyonim - We will disburse funds locally and in Jerusalem. Click here to donate, drop a check off at the shul or with Rabbi Cohen by 10 am Thursday payable to CAS Charity or Od Yosef Chai.
  3. Gifts of Friendship - Mishloach Manot The minimum requirement is two different ready-to-eat-or-drink foods or beverages. Giving gifts is an expression of hope and uplift. Beyond your circle of friends, prepare a few extra packages to deliver to people who may not usually receive the Purim gift. Please join us at 2 pm on Thursday, March 1st to share the spirit of Purim with residents of Atria Senior Living.
Following Megilla reading on Wednesday night, February 28th, join us for pizza bagels, refreshments, a bounce castle, ice cream sundae bar, hamantaschen, refreshments, fun and much more!
Finally, of course, there is a mitzvah to eat and join us at our festive Purim Seudah! Click here to sign up
Thanks to our sponsors to date: CAS Men's Club, CAS Sisterhood, David & Cindy Pitkoff, Howard and Stephanie Fogel and Harold & Rochelle Schwartz
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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Rebecca & Assaf Ben-Atar
Beth & Scott Berger
Dina & Paul Berger
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
H & E Bernstein
Barry Best
Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
Aliza & Cantor Raphael Bokow
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Mona & Mark Breiner
Sandy Burn
Drs Judy & Jeff Cahn
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Lloyd Contract
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Emily & Yitzhak Dubitzky
Lee Fanwick
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Rhoda & Avram Freedberg
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Lois & Michael Friedman
Carol & Stewart Furmansky
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Arline Gewanter
Deborah & Jack Goldberg
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Jane & Fred Gottesman
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg
Joyce & Larry Haber
Jodi & Shane Hadge
Kamal Haron
Meghan & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Leora & Yaakov Hauptman
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Shara & David Israel
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Dr. Eric & Monica Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Liat & Benjamin Karsch
Laura & Daniel Katz
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Barbara & Michael Korff
Norine Krasnogor
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Jean & Brian Kriftcher
Josh Kurtz
Danielle & Avi Kwalwasser
Lorraine & David Kweskin
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Wendy & Gary Leiter
Shari & Ari Levine
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Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Lisa & Seth Linzer
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Marc, Marjorie, Charlie & Zach Mangot
Roselyn Mangot
Susan & Len Mark
Jerry Markowitz Orchestra
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Sandra & Reuben Maron
Marlene & Larry Marton
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Dr. Larry & Meryl Meiteles
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Barbara Miller
Stacey Mintz
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Becky & Omer Neumeier
Rose & Bruce Newman
Irwin Niedober
Jessica & Elie Niedober
Barbara Novak
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Marina Sapir & Alexander Podelko
Judy & Bob Raymond
Shari & Samuel Raymond
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Linda & Lawrence Rezak
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Toby Schaffer
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Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
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Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Helene Zimmerman
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Navah & David Zizmor
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Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
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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

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7-8th Grade Oneg
   Friday, February 23 - 8:00 PM
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Celebration Kiddush
   Shabbat, February 24
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Shabbat Afternoon Teen Oneg
   Shabbat, February 24 - 3:30 PM
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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 Purim Seudah
   Thursday, March 1 - 4:00 PM
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CAS Young Families presents Ladies Night Out
   Tuesday, March 6 - 7:30 PM
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Shmurah Matzah For Sale
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Shabbat Across Stamford
   Friday, March 9 - 4:30 PM
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CAS Sisterhood Womens Club
   Wednesday, March 14 - 10:00 AM
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CAS Rookies and Vets Potluck Shabbat Lunch
   Shabbat, March 17
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CAS Annual Dinner
   Sunday, March 18
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Zweiter's Open Office Hours Open Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Monday, February 26, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, February 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Friday, March 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Monday, February 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Tuesday, February 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of February 25
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 Hoshea - 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
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
  • SISTERHOOD WOMEN'S CLUB EVENT - March 14 at 10:00am - 12:00pm with Sheila Cohen speaking about "Ballet"
  • SAVE THE DATE Monday Night, March 26 for the Man Seder at 613
  • 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
  • NEW VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY AT CAS Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Zweiter's classes will all be available LIVE on a conference line. Feel free to call in at .605-475-6777 followed by 51122006#. Enjoy the Torah where you are!
  • 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
  • SOOSH FOR PURIM Its not too late to place your Purim orders at Soosh. You'll be aiding those less fortunate as Soosh will donate 10% of all proceeds from February 28th and March 1st 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? Or take-out Soosh platters? Call us at 203-658-7505. See you @Soosh!
  • 613 RESTAURANT Purim 2018 Catering Menu, February 28 - March 1. Click here for menuSpent all your time planning the costume? No time to cook? Look no further! Six Thirteen offers takeout packages and a la carte options for the holiday
  • 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
  • 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.
  • WESTCHESTER DAY SCHOOL PRE-PASSOVER BOUTIQUE ON MARCH 18 FROM 1-6. Come check out all of our incredible vendors from the 5 towns, Brooklyn and beyond. Everything from workout/children's wear, judaica, wine, food, gifts and more! Come indulge in some Texas BBQ from the wandering que. special drop off activity for children so you can shop!
  • UJF SCHOLARSHIPS High school students are invited to apply for UJFs scholarship award contests, the Helen S. and Isadore Mark Teen Leadership Award (grades 10-11) and the Rabbi Alex J. Goldman Memorial Essay Contest (grades 10-12). More information is available on the UJF website at
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING First Tuesday of the month, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, 9:45 - 11:15 am. No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered nurse. Compliments of Visiting Nurse and Hospice. Free of charge. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
  • 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
  • SCHOKE JFS RACE TO COLLEGE-MONDAY, 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.
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM , Monday, March 5th 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 organizational skills and provide practical support to help reach personal brain fitness goals. Members fee is $8; community fee is $10 per session. 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.
  • LETS TALK - Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield AvenueSeniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT GROUP Fridays at 10:30 AM, beginning September 8th at Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Road, Stamford. Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS Therapist at 203-921-4161 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
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  • Aryeh Chaim bat Chaya Sara
  • Asher Lev ben Sara (V'akiva)
  • Benyamin Meir ben Slova
  • Benyamin ben Elishevah
  • Chana bat Etel Brayndel
  • Chana bat Susan
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzhak Dovid bat Miriam Rivkah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chava
  • Ida bat Hanna
  • Ida bat Rivka
  • Moshe Yizchak bat Faige
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • Moshe ben Sasi vNadia
  • Perel Shaindel bat Fridel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shmuel Areyeh ben Hadassa
  • Yaakov bat Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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