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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

www.cas-stamford.orgCongregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Pesach VIIIApril 7, 201822 Nisan 5778
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Candle Lighting7:05 PM
Mincha7:10 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM/8:45 AM
Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan / Jr. Cong10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Mincha7:00 PM
Candle Lighting7:06 PM
Shacharit7:45 AM/8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:42 AM
Yizkor10:15 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan / Jr. Cong10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:47 AM
Daf Yomi6:15 PM
Code of Jewish Law6:15 PM
Mincha7:05 PM
Neilat Ha Chag7:25 PM
Maariv8:03 PM
Shabbat Ends8:08 PM
Havdalah8:08 PM
Yom Tov Ends8:08 PM
Earliest time to purchase new Chametz8:10 PM
Earliest Time To Eat Chametz sold to CAS8:45 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Cohen will resume his weekly message next week. Wishing everyone a Chag Kasher Vesameach!

Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin  before the Chag begins.In order to allow foods prepared on yomtov to be eaten on shabbat, the Halacha requires an Eruv Tavshilin to be made. This entails a piece of matzah and an egg or piece of meat, reciting the bracha for Eruv Tavshilin and reciting the paragraph that accompanies the bracha. The two foods are then put away and eaten at the Shabbat day meal. For more info, visit
Service Notes 
  • Next Shabbat, there will be two Friday Night Mincha services at 6PM and 7PM
  • Next Shabbat, the Sanctuary service will begin at 8:45 AM
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
Sermon Day 7Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Sermon Day 8Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah Reader Day 7Michael Berg
Torah Reader Day 8Hyman Schaffer
Day 7 - 10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: Good to the Last Drop: The Fascinating History of the Maxwell House Haggadah
Day 8 - 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 7:15 PM, Friday 6:00 PM/7:00 PM
Late MaarivMonday-Thursday: The Learning Center, 1766 Bedford Street, 8:45 PM
Candles Friday7:13 PM
SundayOmer: 8
MondayOmer: 9
TuesdayOmer: 10
WednesdayOmer: 11
ThursdayYom HaShoah/Omer: 12
FridayOmer: 13
  • to Debby Goldberg on the passing of her mother, Ruth Colner. Shiva will begin Sunday. Details:
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
Mazal Tov
  • to Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter on the birth of a baby boy, Netanel Dov
  • to Ariella & Avi Rubel on the birth of a baby boy, Michael Yitzchak
  • to Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz on the birth of a baby girl, Malka Emunah
  • to Miriam & Gideon Pell on the birth of a grandson, born to Jennie & Josh Small
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
Chapel Kiddush - Day 7Sponsored by the Baer Family on the occasion of the yahrzeit of their mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Helen Neitlich
Chapel Kiddush - Day 8Dr. Murray and Roberta Engel in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Murray's father, Abraham Engel; Howard Weiss in commemoration of the yahrzeit of his father, Herbert Weiss
Sanctuary Kiddush - Day 7Rose, Rachel, Rebecca, Max and AJ Dayan in celebration of Nimrod's birthday
Sanctuary Kiddush - Day 8CAS
Neilat Ha Chagby Ruth & Mel Aminoff in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Mel's mother Leba Aminoff and his brother Jeffrey Aminoff
Sponsor A Kiddush
Apr 14sponsoredsponsoredsponsored
Apr 21sponsoredsponsoredsponsoredopen
Apr 28opensponsoredsponsoredopen
May 5opensponsoredsponsoredopen
May 12opensponsoredsponsoredsponsored
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.
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Young Families Mens Night Out
   Tuesday, April 10 - 7:10 PM
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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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Scholar In Residence: Rabbi Mark Wildes
   Shabbat, April 28
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CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
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CAS Young Families
Young Families/Couples Oneg in the Shabbos Park  Shabbat, April 28. Come join us in the park on Shabbat (weather permitting) at 4 pm for an oneg. Rain date will be May 5th. Please bring a parve snack or dessert to share!

Young Families/Couples Potluck Lunch Shabbat, May 12, 1 PM, We are looking for families and couples to host the potluck and provide the main dish, drinks, and challah, and then guests will fill in with side dishes and desserts as requested by the host. Join us for this great way to get to know people in the CAS community!

Save the Dates: Sunday, June 10th, Young Couples Night Out! and Tuesday, June 26th, Ladies Night Out!

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
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
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Friday, April 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Monday, April 9, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, April 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
CAS Classes
Review our full list of classes
Week of April 8
MondayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Kol Dodi Dofek - 9:15 AM
Bob Abrams: The Tanach Club - The Haggadah - 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
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:00 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Announcements
  • 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 The healing visits team is a CAS group who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at home. It is a meaningful way to lift people's spirits and make a difference. You can offer as much time as you have for each person. 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
  • SOOSH wishes you and your families a Happy and Kosher Passover! Soosh will be closed March 30th-April 7th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on April 8th at 5pm. See you at Soosh!
  • NEW JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 3rd from 9am-5:00pm, Wednesday June 6th from 4:30-8:30, and Thursday June 7th from 4:30-8:30. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at
  • UJF PRESENTS SPRING ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES! Join us at 12:30pm April 11, 18, 25 and 2 for courses on 20th century Jewish history taught by Michael Feldstein, and on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 for courses on the history of Jewish denominations in the United States with Rabbi Oran Zweiter. For detailed course information and to register, visit or call Lauren Steinberg at 203-321-1373 extension 104.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aryeh Chaim ben Chaya Sara
  • Avraham ben Batya
  • Benyamin Meir ben Slova
  • Benyamin ben Elishevah
  • David Yaakov ben Riesel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzhak Dovid ben Miriam Rivkah
  • Esther Shoshana bat Yeta Chava
  • Ian ben Sarah
  • Ida bat Rivka
  • Michel Leib ben Rachel Leah
  • Moshe ben Faiga
  • 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
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Click here to add a name to this list
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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