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Friday, July 13, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Matot-MaseiJuly 14, 20182 Av 5778
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:13 PM
Candle Lighting8:08 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:17 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:31 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:03 PM
Shabbat Ends9:08 PM
Havdalah9:08 PM
Shabbat Shalom

I am thrilled to update you on the health center at the Isangha village in Tanzania, which now has full power thanks to the generosity of Len and Susan Mark to Innovation Africa in honor of CAS. The installation took place on a postnatal care day, where dozens of mothers and babies were excited to understand that if health services are needed at night, they will be provided under light from now on.

Isangha Health Center is comprised of three buildings. The main building includes the dispensary, delivery room and doctor rooms and all were lit by the end of the day. The staff homes on premises were also powered.

Click here to see photos and a brief video in honor of CAS. To learn more visit Yasher Koach to Susan and Len for the vision and dedication to this impactful way to realize Israel's role as a light unto the world.

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Welcome  new CAS members Rabbi Yossi and Chanie Kamman

Join the Rabbis this week at 613 Rabbi Cohen on Monday evening at 6:30 PM and Rabbi Zweiter on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM for siyumim (completion of tractates) at 613.

Dear Friend,

The Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah is proud to be available to the Jewish community of Stamford and the surrounding area. Our beautiful Mikvah provides a place for immersions for brides, conversions and family purity observance. Many people don't realize that the Mikvah is run largely by a team of volunteers in addition to a dedicated attendant and that the fee for immersion does not cover all of our operational and ongoing maintenance costs.

Donations from the community help us provide a place for these important mitzvot to take place! We would like to ask for your donation to the Mayim League to ensure we can continue to keep our Mikvah available to all.

Please note that while any amount is welcome, the Mayim League is an excellent way to pay for immersions for the year. Please click here or contact us for giving details.

Thank you very much for your support!

Jessica Batkin, Committee Chair and the Mikvah committee

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Congregation Agudath Sholom
Rabbi Eli Kohl, Young Israel of Stamford
Rabbi Moshe Shemtov, Chabad of Stamford
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Temple Beth El
Rabbi Jay TelRav, Temple Sinai
Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz, Temple Sholom

Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
Library shiurRabbi Shlomo Zuckier: Aunt Mildred, the Soup Tastes Great!': White Lies in Jewish Law
10:30 shiurBarry Best: The Yom Kippur Piyut Amitz Koach: A Tale of Atonement in Five Acts (part 2)
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: Reflections and Halachic Considerations on the Thai Cave Rescue
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:05 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:08 PM
Candles Friday8:03 PM
  • to the Wolfsohn and Karp families on passing of their father and grandfather, Dr. Alfred Wolfsohn. We will all miss the daily presence of our past President, friend, and wise counsellor who had great impact on CAS.
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 Shari & Ari Levine on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz and Matt Greenberg on the birth of a granddaughter to Gabriella Zur and Raviv Jackier
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
CAS Advertisement
5 Bedroom House For Sale On Fifth Street!
To better serve the needs of our members and Clergy, the CAS Board of Directors has decided to sell our Parish House on 5th street, with the proceeds to be used for alternative Clergy housing
Spacious 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath 3,000+ sq.ft. split level home with large flat backyard on .5 acre. Beautiful entryway opens to flexible floor plan with master bedroom options on first or second floor. Renovated large kosher kitchen (double sinks, ovens and dishwashers) with granite counters, island and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood flooring on the first floor, family room with vaulted ceiling and working fireplace, two car garage. Updates include central air, new hot water heater, maintenance free vinyl siding, and more. Large basement can be used for storage or finished for even more space. Plenty of storage and closet space throughout. Walking distance to houses of worship, shopping, downtown & trains. Amazing opportunity to make this property your own. Asking price $687,000. Contact Matt Feinberg (, 203-358-2200) for more information.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward Weiss In thankfulness for the friendship of Rhoda and Avi Freedberg and Howard & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushAlbert and Ana Lilienfeld in honor of the half-birthday of Dovi Zucker
Sanctuary KiddushShari and Ari Levine and their parents, Betty and Irwin Keller and Laya and Bernard Levine in honor of the bris of their son and grandson
Tisha B Av Schedule
5778/2018 Tisha B'av Schedule
Halachic Reminders for Shabbat Erev Tisha B'Av

We will hold an early mincha at shul at 6:00 PM. The shul will not serve a seudah shlishit. Seudah Shlishit is considered your meal before the Fast. The Fast starts at 8:21 PM. When Shabbat ends at 9:03 PM, recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol to mark the end of Shabbat before driving to shul. We will recite the blessing on a flame following Maariv and Eicha. Maariv will be held in the main sanctuary.

Saturday, July 21
  • 8:21 PM Fast Begins
  • 9:25 PM Ma'ariv followed by Eicha (main sanctuary)
Sunday, July 22
  • 7:00 AM Shacharit followed by brief recitation of Kinot
  • 9:00 AM Shacharit followed by Explanatory Kinot until approximately 1 PM
  • Chatzot (midday) 1:01 PM
  • 1:00 PM Yeshiva University live Kinot webcast featuring Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish Thought and History at YU and YU CJF Senior Scholar Early Mincha 1:45 PM
  • 3:15 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation video Feeling the Pain of Another Inspirational messages, featuring Rabbi Yechiel Spiro, Dr. David Leiberman, and Mr. Charlie Harary
  • 4:30 PM Conspiracy- Story of the Wannsee Conference, gathering of top Nazi officials in 1942 to discuss and decide upon the Final Solution.' Golden Globe Nominee for Best Made for TV Motion Picture.
  • 6:20 PM When the Smoke Clears- Tells the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn't kill them really did make them stronger. The film is produced by Jerusalem U (
  • 7:55 PM Mincha followed by Maariv
  • 8:55 PM Fast Ends
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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, July 16, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, July 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of July 15
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 - The Book of Ecclesiastes - 10:15 AM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
Jul 21Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Jul 28Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 4Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 11Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 18Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
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.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS MENS BOOK CLUB Anyone interested in joining the men's book club should contact Daniel Scherban at The topics will rotate between fiction, business, and nonfiction.
  • 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 10 AM - 12 NOON

Wedding Gifts, Engagement Gifts, House Gifts, Jewelry

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

Community Announcements
  • SOOSH RIDDLE What's an easy one-word meal suggestion for the nine-days? Answer: Soosh! Come enjoy our expanded 9-day menu. See you at Soosh!
  • UJF DODGEBALL On August 6th join United Jewish Federation for the annual "Dodgeball Tournament for Charity" as we fight childhood hunger! $25 admission includes play and kosher BBQ (spectator or player). BBQ begins at 5:30pm, games at 6:45pm. Sign up as an individual or create your own team of 7 players. Proceeds go to UJF's 3SQUARE program and Sandwich Packers, a program of our sister city in Afula, Israel. Committee: Rob Hoff, Seth Tobin, Josh Levine and Seth Young. To sign up go to or contact Sharon at ext. 109. (sponsorship levels available on the website link above).
  • ANNOUNCING THE 4TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP EVENT ON JULY 29! Can you help? Back to School Shop provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with the opportunity to "shop" for brand new clothes, backpacks and school supplies for free, in a one day event. We served nearly 250 children in our event last summer and hope to increase the number to at least 275 this year! Can you volunteer for a 4 hour shift at our event? To volunteer, or for more information please visit
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham Wolf ben Bracha
  • Ahava Raizel bat Leah
  • Alka Hindy bat Saura Esther
  • Aryeh Chaim ben Chaya Sara
  • Aura bat Atara Rachel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Gitel Batya bat Tamara
  • Ian ben Sarah
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Simcha Itchak ben Lena
  • Tanya bat Perel
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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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