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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
Ki TisaMarch 3, 201816 Adar 5778
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Candle Lighting5:28 PM
Mincha5:33 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:16 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:13 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:35 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Maariv6:24 PM
Shabbat Ends6:29 PM
Havdalah6:29 PM
Shabbat Shalom
A World of One

You may not change the world, but you can change the world of one person.

Purim is in our rear view mirrors in time, but must not be in spirit.

More than any other holiday, Purim emphasizes the power of one person to make a difference. In the critical juncture in the story, it is Esther's fate to plead with Achashverosh for the safety of her people. She is reticent as the risk of death is great for anyone who enters the king's chambers without permission would be killed. During this moment of truth, Mordechai tells her, "Who knows if for this time you were chosen to be the queen." Perhaps Esther's entire purpose in this position of influence was for this opportunity. She must rise to the occasion.

In essence, every encounter with another person can be transformed into an eternal one. There is no meeting that is random. When we are faced with an opportunity to speak up, perform a kind deed, a mitzvah, it is God's way of calling on us to make an impact and make a difference. It is the secret of leading a meaningful life. In the words of Mark Twain, "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you understand why." God orchestrates many of these moments. It is our sacred task to infuse them with holiness.

In his book Spirituality of Imperfection, Ernest Kurtz speaks to this idea. I am grateful to Howard Fogel for recommending this book. He writes, "Past the seeker, as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, the holy one went down into deep prayer and cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"

And out of the long silence, God said: "I did do something about them. I created you."

We are created to serve God and humanity. We are designed to reveal the light inside of us every day and share it with the world. Each person is a world in and of themselves.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Welcome  new members Judy and Nisim "Nick" Contente
Best wishes  to our Rosalie Aberman AIPAC 2018 Teen Fellows and all of our members who are travelling to Washington DC this week to strengthen the American and Israel relationship. We are grateful to Stephanie & Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman, Michael & Sandra Kamen, Susan & Len Mark and Veronica & Erwin Reich in memory of Esther and Ernest Reich. We are deeply appreciative of their generosity. Participate virtually by visiting in AIPAC Policy Conference by visiting
Thank you  to Judith Altman and Aaron Liebskind for a stirring evening this past Monday night on their perspectives on the Shoah. It was filmed on JBS and you can click here to listen. God willing, we host another evening with them in the future.
Thanks  to Jay Jubas, Nat Samberg, Jessica Furmansky, & Jessica Niedober for pitching in to make our Purim at CAS extra joyous. Pictures of the day: click here
CAS Member Trivia 
  • Last month's answer: Which CAS member attended the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid and watched the Gold-Medal Winning USA Hockey Team? The answer is Dr. Al Helfer.
  • This Month's Question: Which member of shul was serenaded by Paul McCartney?
  • If you have an interesting fact about yourself or another member, please be in touch with our Daniel Schilowitz, CAS Trivia Research Assistant, at
Welcome  to the following families who recently moved to Stamford: Rachel and Sol Redlich and their son Avi,Kaili & Daniel Scherbanm, and Maryam and Andrew Wind
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 Oran Zweiter
ShacharitLevi Dulitz
MusafSandy Shapiro
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: Were we ever forgiven for the Golden Calf and why it matters today?
Torah ReaderHyman Schaffer
10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: Broken Promises: Why Did Moshe Shatter the Tablets?
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:35 PM, Friday 5:41 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 Friday5:36 PM
  • to Larry Berger on the passing of his brother, Herbert Alfred Berger
  • to Noel Robin on the passing of his brother, George Robin
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Mazal Tov
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg on Allison Zur's engagement to Ron Schmid
  • to Ari Lieberman on receiving the Early Engagement Exemplar Award from AIPAC at the annual policy conference
  • to Nancy & Gadi Mimoun on the engagement of their daughter Bari to Stephen Youdeem
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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
Chapel KiddushHyman Schaffer in honor of the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah
Sanctuary Kiddushby Alan Genn in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his father, Myer Genn, and Claudia Rimerman & Elissa Klapper in commemoration of the yahrzeit of their father, Herbert Kraut
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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.
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CAS Young Families presents Ladies Night Out
   Tuesday, March 6 - 7:30 PM
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   Friday, March 9 - 4:30 PM
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CAS Mens Club Passover Fair
   Sunday, March 11 - 10:00 AM
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CAS Sisterhood Womens Club
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Sixth Annual MENS Seder
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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
  • Friday, March 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Monday, March 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, March 7, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
CAS Classes
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Week of March 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: The Tanach Club - Book Of Hoshea - 1:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Young Families
Toddler Time Playgroup  Tuesdays, 3:30 pm. Please join us for an hour of free play for children 1 to 4 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by two moms of toddlers, this drop-in group meets weekly at CAS in the downstairs children's classroom. No cost, a light snack provided. Info: Jessica Furmansky

New Mom's Group - Mommy and Me  Bring your baby and come meet other moms at CAS. The first Monday of each month, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM. For Babies birth through 1. This is a free group open to the community. Info: contact Melissa Litwak at
CAS Announcements
  • STAYING CLOSE WHILE KEEPING OUR DISTANCE: NAVIGATING HARCHAKOT Tuesday night, March 13th at 8:00 PM at CAS. A Program of the Minnie Manger Marcia Leiberman Mikvah open to all women in the community. Whether you've recently gotten married, had a baby or just feel like you could use review or inspiration, come out for a special class with Dena Block our Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha. RSVP recommended to Jessica Niedober at As always, Dena is available for any questions or consultation.
  • 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, 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!
  • 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 Pesach selection!

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

Community Announcements
  • 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
  • BCDS SCHOOL PLAY In honor of the show's 50th anniversary, the Bi-Cultural Dday School Players will present JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT March 15 and 18. Come see CAS members Sadie Bernstein, Natalie Cohen, Mati Finkelstein, Avi and Lilah Gordon, Daniel and Eddie Janush, Rebecca Kaplan, Emily Seligson and Elissa Tobin light up the BCDS stage! For tickets go to or click here.
  • SOOSH: Free Sushi Roll with the purchase of any Exquisite roll - Saturday nights at Soosh! Dine in only. Soosh opens one-hour after Shabbat! Come join us for amazing sushi and a relaxing evening out!
  • THE LINKED NARRATIVES OF RUTH, ESTHER AND SHIR HASHIRIM Miriam Krupka, Dean of Faculty and Chair of the Tanakh Department at the Ramaz Upper School, will present The Linked Narratives of Ruth, Esther and Shir HaShirim on Tuesday March 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.
  • 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.
  • STAMFORD YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE is pleased to announce that it will be running a spring soccer program for children 7 through 13 who are not able to participate in its Saturday recreation program. The program will run for 8 weeks at Scofield Magnet Middle School starting on Sunday, April 22 and ending on June 24. No sessions will be held on Sunday, May 20 because of Shavout or Memorial Day Weekend. For additional information, please contact Fred Wexler at
  • 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
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