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Friday, March 16, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Shabbat Bulletin
VayikraShabbat HaChodesh Rosh Chodesh NisanMarch 17, 20181 Nisan 5778
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Mincha6:00 PM
6:48 PM
Candle Lighting6:43 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema10:03 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit11:03 AM
Daf Yomi5:50 PM
Code of Jewish Law5:50 PM
Mincha6:40 PM
Maariv7:40 PM
Shabbat Ends7:45 PM
Havdalah7:45 PM
Shabbat Shalom
An Eternal Thought And Question

Last Shabbat morning, we welcomed our local police officers and firefighters to CAS. It was a very heartwarming experience, which they appreciated. Take a moment to read their note below. I wanted to share the backstory of the event, as it is a reminder of the impact of not only one act, but one thought.

I am in awe of how one holy thought can shake the world - if we act on it. Two weeks ago in Washington DC, I was moved by Sivan Yaari Borowich, founder of Innovation Africa, who shared how the question "What can I do to make the world a better place" inspired her. How many thoughts do we allow to disappear? She acted on hers and her organization is changing the face of villages in Africa.

Upon returning from DC, I took a walk one morning and passed the local fire department, Engine 1 on Washington Blvd. Her question echoed in my heart. Rather than walk by, I decided to go inside the fire station and ask them "What can I do to help you?" The fellow on duty responded, "Just coming by to say 'Hi' means a lot." I realized that both the fire department and police officers have been working overtime due to the recent storms and no better time than now to say "Thank You." We invited them to Shul for this past Shabbat. It was heartwarming, deeply appreciated and a kiddush Hashem. click here to view their thank-you

The story grows. Since last Shabbat, I was contacted by Sivan. She will visit CAS to share her story on Thursday, May 24th. Save the date! God willing, it will be a moving and memorable community event.

We never know the power of one thought to shake the world, awaken the reality that we are all here to build a world of kindness and realize that we are all children of God.

Thank you Sivan for your spirit. You impacted us without knowing it. In Stamford, your action sparked a glorious memory for our Shul, our police officers, firefighters and many more.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Mazal Tov  to Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg, Jessica & Adam Furmansky, Roz Mangot and Rick Redniss on being honored at this Sunday's Annual Dinner! Thank you to Stephanie Bilenker and Liat Karsch, our fantastic Journal Chairs, and the entire Annual Dinner Committee for all their hard work in making the evening a success.
Welcome  special guest speaker Tamir Gilat, chairman of Israel Cancer Research Fund, Israel Chapter. Tamir was a successful businessman, lawyer (and formerly a professional goalkeeper for Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team) enjoying life when he was suddenly struck by two types of cancer and told he had six months to live. Seven years later, Tamir savors every day thanks to an experimental cancer drug, his doctor, luck and, in no small measure, personal fortitude. Today he counsels and supports other cancer patients and calls himself 'a soldier in the crusade against cancer.'
 In lieu of the sermon this week, following Sanctuary Kiddush at 11:30, please join us at 12 PM to hear the inspiring story of Tamir Gilat, a "soldier in the crusade against cancer."
 CAS is proud to partner this Shabbat with many synagogues across the country for third Annual Infertility Shabbat in conjunction with Yesh Tikva, an organization supporting Jewish people facing infertility. Information will be available in the lobby about Yeshiva Tikvah both Rabbis Cohen and Zweiter are available for any questions or support.
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  new families, Sarah Bierman and Daniel Wallis and Adena and Davi Lefkovich, who recently moved to our community. Mazal Tov to Adena & Davi on their recent wedding!
Happy Birthday  Kim Mahoney - thanks for all you do for CAS & our community! click here to view the photo
Articles of Interest 
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
10:30 shiurBarry Best: What bracha do we make on eating the korban pesach: "Al Achilas ha-Pesach" or "Le-echol haPesach"?
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 6:50 PM, Friday 6:56 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 Friday6:51 PM
  • to Howard Wolfe on the passing of his father, Marvin
For up to date shiva and contact info:
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family, please 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 KiddushRica and Ari Lieberman in honor of Daniella's Shabbat Kallah and her upcoming wedding in Israel on March 27th
Chapel KiddushDarona Bernstein and Liba Steinmetz in celebration of Rabbi Tzvi and Steve's birthdays
Sanctuary KiddushThe Israel Cancer Research Fund and the Kweskins
Seudat ShlishitMark Wagshul in commemoration of the first yahrzeit of his father, Mel Wagshul
Sponsor A Kiddush
Mar 24sponsoredsponsoredsponsoredopen
Mar 31opensponsoredopen
Apr 1
Apr 6
Apr 7opensponsoredopenopen
Apr 14sponsoredsponsoredsponsored
Apr 21openopensponsoredopen
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.
New Class
Young Families Shiur for Men with Rabbi Zweiter
Join the best shiur in Stamford!
Hang out with friends, enjoy sushi and beer, and learn some Torah!
The shiur meets at 8 PM on alternating Sunday nights . The next meeting will delve into practical matters related to Pesach.
The next shiur will take place next Sunday night (3/25)
Look forward to seeing you!
Get Ready for Pesach!
Pre Passover Classes with Rabbi Cohen
  • Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - Sunday, March 18 at 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Starbucks Seder - Monday, March 19 at 8:30 AM at Starbucks Ridgeway
  • The Depth of Passover - Thursday, March 22 at 8:15 AM at CAS
  • Shabbat Hagadol Drasha, Shabbat March 24 at 6:00 PM
Pre Passover Class with Rabbi Zweiter
  • Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - Tuesday, March 20 at 8 PM
  • The Prophets of Passover - Wednesday, March 21 and 28 at 9:30 AM
  • Video Insights - 8 Days of brief "spots" on the Customs, Laws and Story of Passover (with Rabbis Cohen and Zweiter)
Sign Up For These Events
Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Bernie Fox and Shirley Fox
   Shabbat, March 24
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Sixth Annual MENS Seder
   Monday, March 26 - 7:00 PM
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Passover Seder Guest Host
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CAS 5778 Passover Site
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CAS Womens Book Club
   Thursday, April 12 - 8:00 PM
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Scholar in Residence Weekend with Israeli Scholars Rabbi Assaf and Leora Bednarsh
   Shabbat, April 14
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Ice Cream Sundae Bar & Bat Mitzvah Orientation
   Tuesday, April 17 - 8:00 PM
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CAS Scholar-In-Residence Series: Dr Rivka Press Schwartz
   Wednesday, April 25 - 8:00 PM
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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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 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

Listed below, you will see the wonderful response we have received to our appeals for the CAS Annual Dinner.

As the shul grows, the dinner is our annual opportunity to join together and celebrate the strength of our congregation. All year, the CAS Board, Officers, Clergy, and staff work diligently to serve our membership with new minyanim, programming, outreach, chesed programs, and more.

This year, we honor good friends of CAS. Each of our honorees contributes in many ways to our efforts to welcome new members and respond to the needs of current members. They represent the best of our shul, helping us to achieve our goal to create and nourish a friendly, welcoming community.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Dinner: our Honorees; our Chairs - Stephanie & Josh Bilenker and Liat & Benjy Karsch; Rabbi Cohen; Matt Feinberg; and many others.

But most importantly, thanks to the participants listed below who graciously answered our call and demonstrate their support of CAS. It is a reminder and a reflection of how important CAS is to our members and friends. We look forward to celebrating next week!

And of course, if you have not signed up yet, join us!

Click here to sign up
Diane Akassis
Selim & Johanna Akyuz
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Ricky Arbron
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Sharyn & Frederick Baer
Daniella & Mitchel Balsam
Bankwell Bank
Janet & Andrew Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Rebecca & Assaf Ben-Atar
Debbie & Michael Berg
Beth & Scott Berger
Debra & Seth Berger
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
H & E Bernstein
Judith & Matthew Bernstein
Sarey & Samuel Bernstein
Barry Best
Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
Simone & Ari Blaine
Avi & Dena Block
Aliza & Cantor Raphael Bokow
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Jessica & David Brand
Eileen & Bob Breakstone
Mona & Mark Breiner
Phyllis Brodsky
Sandy Burn
Drs Judy & Jeff Cahn
Stephen Calandrella
Kate & Peretz Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Miriam & Saul Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Stella & Isaac Cohen
Lloyd Contract
Lenore & Michael Cooper
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Rose Dayan
Emily & Yitzhak Dubitzky
All-State Exterminating Co.
Debra & Daniel Faizakoff
Lee Fanwick
Yolly & Yaakov Faratci
Nicole & Matt Feinberg
Helen Felder
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Anna & Paul Felix
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Jennie & Ben Folkinshteyn
Rhoda & Avram Freedberg
Lee Miller & Leslie Freedman
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Amy & Mark Friedman
Lois & Michael Friedman
Carol & Stewart Furmansky
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Elana & Sagi Genger
Arline Gewanter
Deborah & Jack Goldberg
Risa & Jeff Goldblum
Yona & Tzvi Goldman
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Hilary & Ari Goldstein
Meryl & David Gordon
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Jane & Fred Gottesman
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg
Rhonda Greif
Sharon & Marcel Guindine
Joyce & Larry Haber
Jodi & Shane Hadge
Caryn Halbrecht & Tomas Haendler
Kayla & Leon Hanna
Kamal Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Leora & Yaakov Hauptman
Jacqueline Herman
Cheryl Frydman & Larry Hillman
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Marcy & Martin Hoffman
Hillary & Farren Isaacs
Shara & David Israel
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Monica & Dr. Eric Jankelovits
Danielle & Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
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
Elise & Oren Klein
Danielle & Matthew Kondub
Barbara & Michael Korff
Norine Krasnogor
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Jean & Brian Kriftcher
Abigail & Josh Kurtz
Danielle & Avi Kwalwasser
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Biana & Ben Lanson
Ilan & Hannah Lastoff
Andrea & Ari Lefkovits
Steve Leiter
Wendy & Gary Leiter
Maytal & Jonathan Lerner
Shari & Ari Levine
Suzanne & Dean Levy
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Lisa & Seth Linzer
Melissa & Daryl Litwak
Kim & Scott Mahoney
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Marjorie, Marc, Charlie & Zach Mangot
Roselyn Mangot
Susan & Len Mark
Jerry Markowitz Orchestra
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Evan & Royce Maron
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Sandra & Reuben Maron
Marlene & Larry Marton
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Danette Meigel
Meryl & Dr. Larry Meiteles
Debbie & Evan Merberg
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Barbara Miller
Leah & Gregory Miller
Stacey Mintz
Joseph Mittel
Shira & Marc Nerenberg
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Becky & Omer Neumeier
Rose & Bruce Newman
Irwin Niedober
Jessica & Elie Niedober
Yossi & Tina Notik
Barbara Novak
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Irene & Michael Okun
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Crown Plaza
Marina Sapir & Alexander Podelko
Judith & Spencer Polinger
Barbara, Carina, Henry, Raffaella, Gabriella & Jordana Rascoff
Judy & Bob Raymond
Shari & Samuel Raymond
Rick Redniss
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Linda & Lawrence Rezak
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Mila & Joseph Rubbak
Leasco Automotive Sales & Leasing, Inc.
Randall Salvatore
Hyman Schaffer
Toby Schaffer
Miriam & Michael Schechter
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Richard J. Schwartz
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Helen & Sheldron Seplowitz
Debora Shapiro
Joan & Paul Shapiro
Lillian & Sandy Shapiro
Phyllis & Martin Shapiro
Drs. Pamela & Paul Shelden
Stephanie & Robert Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Nicole & Daniel Sobelsohn
Louise & Ami Soifer
Miriam & Josh Sperber
Sandy & Moshe Speter
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Harriet Sternlicht
Ora & David Taub
Rachel & Harold Terk
Danielle & Steven Thau
Laura & Seth Tobin
Pamela & Richard Vogel
Audrey Waldstreicher
Rachel & Greg Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Barbara & Harry Webski
Howard Weiss
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Emily & Michael Wirgin
Jason Wohlberg
Miriam & Rabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Sherry & Mitchell Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Alfred Wolfsohn
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Helene Zimmerman
Hillary & Bob Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Stacey & Charles Zrihen
Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
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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, March 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at CAS
  • Friday, March 23, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Monday, March 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
Passover Schedule
CAS Passover Schedule

Sunday, March 18

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course 9:15 AM

Monday, March 19

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Starbucks Seder at the "front table" at Starbucks Ridgeway to learn new insights to enhance your holiday or drop by for any Passover Q and A. 8:30 AM

Tuesday, March 20

Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 21

Rabbi Oran Zweiter: The Prophets of Passover 9:30 AM

Thursday, March 22

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Passover 8:15 AM

Shabbat, March 24

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 6:00 PM

Sunday, March 25

Kashering 9:15 AM/8:00 PM

Monday, March 26

Sixth Annual MENS Seder 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 27

Kashering 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 28

Passover Seder Guest Host

Rabbi Oran Zweiter: The Prophets of Passover 9:30 AM

Thursday, March 29

Search for Chametz - after 7:57 PM

Friday, March 30

Erev Pesach

Shacharit 6:30 AM/7:30 AM

Siyum of First Born 7:10 AM

Rabbi Cohen - Open Office Hours @ Starbucks on Summer Street 9:30 AM

Last time to eat chametz 10:52 AM

Communal burning at CAS 11:00 AM

Last time to annul & burn chametz 11:55 AM

Candle Lighting 6:59 PM

Mincha 7:04 PM

Earliest time to start seder 7:58 PM

Shabbat, March 31


Shacharit 8:00 AM/9:00 AM

Mincha 7:05 PM

Candles not before 7:59 PM

Earliest time to start seder 7:59 PM

Sunday, April 1

Passover Day 2, Omer 1

Shacharit 8:00 AM/9:00 AM

Mincha 7:10 PM

Yom Tov Ends 8:00 PM

Monday, April 2

Passover Day 3, Omer 2

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Rabbi Cohen - Open Office Hours 8:30 AM

Rabbi Zweiter - Open Office Hours 2:00 PM

Mincha 7:10 PM

Tuesday, April 3

Passover Day 4, Omer 3

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Rabbi Zweiter - Open Office Hours 9:00 AM

Rabbi Cohen - Open Office Hours 3:00 PM

Toddler Time Playgroup 3:30 PM

Mincha 7:10 PM

Wednesday, April 4

Passover Day 5, Omer 4

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Rabbi Zweiter - Open Office Hours 9:00 AM

Mincha 7:10 PM

Thursday, April 5

Passover Day 6, Omer 5

Shacharit 6:20 AM/7:30 AM

Candles 7:05 PM

Candle Lighting 7:05 PM

Mincha 7:10 PM

Friday, April 6

Passover Day 7, Omer 6

Shacharit 8:00 AM/8:45 AM

Rabbi Cohen - Open Office Hours @ Starbucks on Summer Street 9:30 AM

Mincha 7:00 PM

Candles 7:06 PM

Shabbat, April 7

Passover Day 8, Omer 7

Shacharit 7:45 AM/8:45 AM

Teen Minyan 9:30 AM

Yizkor (Sanctuary) 10:15 AM

Mincha 7:05 PM

Neilat Ha Chag 7:25 PM

Yom Tov Ends 8:08 PM

Havdalah 8:08 PM

Earliest time to eat Chametz (if sold through CAS) 8:45 PM

CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of March 18
SundayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Starbucks' Seder - 8:30 AM
Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Kol Dodi Dofek - 9:15 AM
Diane Cohen: Adult Bat Mitzvah Matan Class - 7:30 PM
TuesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Kashering and Kosher for Passover Crash Course - 8:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: The Prophets of Passover - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Passover - 8:15 AM
Adult Education Program
Save the Dates for our CAS Upcoming Scholars in Residence and Special Classes
Rabbi Bernie Fox and Shirley Fox March 23-24
Rabbi Assaf and Leora Bednarsh April 13-14
Rabbi Mark Wildes April 27-28
Woman Scholar Series with Rivka Schwartz April 2018
Shavuot Scholar in Residence. Rabbi Noam and Shiffy Friedman
Rabbi Elan Adler June 23-24
CAS Announcements
  • 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
  • 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
  • SENIORS ARE FOREVER YOUNG AT SOOSH! Forever Young Monday's - 18% discount for seniors* (*60 plus). Dine in only, discount available all day on Monday's beginning March 19th. See you at Soosh!
  • THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT is excited to have you celebrate with us at our 2018 Spring Gala. We will be celebrating the educational legacy of Rabbi Abraham, z"l, and Yospa Lieberman. As well, our Keter Shem Tov, community service, award will be presented to Ari and Rica Lieberman. The event is Sunday, April 15th starting at 11am at TBE Stamford. Help JHSC celebrate another successful year in the community! For more information, reach out to Sarah Rich: or 203-357-0850. Details at
  • 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
  • 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
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP - Monday, April 30th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue Want to stimulate your brain power? The session will focus on memory and recall with practical support to help reach personal brain fitness goals. Advance registration suggested. Light refreshments will be served. JCC Members: $8 per session. Open to the community at $10 per session. Optional lunch following the session $9 (under 60), $4 suggested (over 60). To register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203-487-0983 or email For additional information, contact Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at 203-921-4161 or
  • LETS TALK Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Thursdays, Beginning March 15, every other week, 10:30 AM, Free at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport Contact Rebekah Kanefsky, at 302-921-4161 or email at Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue.Contact Sheila Duggan at 203-921-4161 or
  • SCHOKE JFS SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT GROUP 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 at 10:30 AM, beginning September 8th at Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Road, Stamford
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  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzhak Dovid ben Miriam Rivkah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chava
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  • Moshe ben Sasi vNadia
  • Perel Shaindel bat Fridel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Sara Rivka bat Esther Blema
  • Shmuel Areyeh ben Hadassa
  • Yaakov ben Chaya
  • Yitchak Meir ben Rochel
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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.
Kosher Advisories
Kosher Alerts  The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here

Kosher Advisory  Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here
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