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Friday, September 21, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
HaAzinuSeptember 22, 201813 Tishrei 5779
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Candle Lighting6:35 PM
Mincha6:40 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:44 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:45 AM
Daf Yomi5:40 PM
Code of Jewish Law5:40 PM
Mincha6:30 PM
Maariv7:28 PM
Shabbat Ends7:33 PM
Havdalah7:33 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Thank God, we experienced a moving Yamim Noraim at CAS and hope that God answers all of our prayers for the good and we are all blessed with a year filled with much joy, health and growth.

As we get ready for Sukkot, it is the perfect time to reflect on taking the inspiration of Yom Kippur and making it real in our lives. The Sages explain that the holiday of Sukkot is designed for this purpose. The holiday is action oriented.

It consists of the mitzvoth of the four species which reminds us to give thanks for all of our material possessions and most importantly to use them in the service of God. The waving of the lulav in all directions testifies to God's ever presence in our lives. Of course, the Mitzvah of sitting in the sukkah is an opportunity to elevate our eating, socializing and words of Torah to a higher level.

Before Sukkot, our backyard or driveway is just that but during the holiday they become holy by virtue of the Sukkah. The High Holidays reflect God in prayer and in shul but Sukkot is about transforming our spiritual stirrings into concrete steps to bringing God in to our lives.

Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom, Chag Sameach and God wiling, an experience of true Zman Simchatenu, a season of joy.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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Shabbat groups update Babysitting drop-off/free play starts at 10am. Formal groups and kids' tefilla will start 10:30am - please bring your children by 10:45am

Service Notes 
  • Dudes, Daughters & Doughnuts debuts for 5779 on Sunday, October 7th at 9:15am! Bring your daughters and sons for a spirited, casual, twice-a-month shacharit service, followed by delicious baked goods and coffee! More info: contact Ethan ( or Josh (
  • Next Sephardic Minyan, Shabbat, October 20, Parashat Lech Lecha, at 9am in the CAS Social Hall. click here to sign up to be Hazan or read from the Torah

Thank you  to our Clergy, Staff and Lay Leadership for making the High Holidays so meaningful this year. A special thank you to Howard Rothman and David Cohen for the tireless efforts in organizing the high holiday honors.

Chag Sameach  On behalf of the CAS clergy, staff, and leadership, we wish you and your families a happy SukkotRabbi Daniel Cohen and Simeon Wohlberg, President

Teen Trip  This Motzei Shabbat the teens are going to the biggest trampoline park in Stamford! All teens in the community are invited to Get Air, 11 Riverbend Drive from 8:30-10:30PM. Cost is $15 and includes socks! Contact for details and make sure to sign a waiver form!

MIKVAH NOW ACCEPTS VENMO  The Mikvah now accepts Venmo payments to make it easy to send money from your phone! No need to carry cash or checks and you can now pre-pay before Shabbat and Holidays! If you do not have Venmo then please download the Venmo app or go to to sign up. Important: Make sure your Venmo settings are on private and your write "Mikvah" in the memo. Send your payments to @CongregationAgudathSholom
Sukkot @ CAS 
  • Our Complete Sukkot Schedule is on-line click here
  • Haftarot of the High Holidays with Rabbi Zweiter Gain an appreciation of important themes of the High Holidays through an understanding of the haftarot read on those days. Wednesday, 9:30 AM September 26 - Shmini Atzeret
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
10:30 shiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: The Corfu Etrog: The Most Controversial Fruit in Jewish History
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderEthan Green
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Sukkot Day 1 SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Sukkot Day 2 SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
10:30 Shiur Sukkot Day 1Adina Cohen
10:30 Shiur Sukkot Day 2Rabbi Murray Sragow
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushBarry Best in honor of all those who made the Yom Kippur davening in the library meaningful: the gabbaim, the shlichay tzibbur, the baal tokaya, and especially the baal koray
Chapel KiddushAriella and Kayla Niedober in honor of their new baby sister, Ilana Rachel
Sanctuary KiddushStephanie & Bob Sherman in honor of their grandson, Ryder Jonah Sherman's, first birthday; Herbert Bregman in memory of Aaron Bregman; Anne & Neil Raff in memory of Harry & Lillian Golan
Sukkot Day 1 SanctuaryMeg and Yoav Haron in honor of Kamal Haron as this year's recipient of Chatan Torah in recognition of his dedication to Bi Cutural Hebrew Academy and Jewish education and Rona Orenstein & David Moskowitz in commemoration of their parents' yahrzeits
Sukkot Day 2 SanctuaryAnonymously in honor of Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi Oran Zweiter, Chazan Rafael Bokow, all of the Baalei Tefillah, and Matt Feinberg and the CAS staff for making the Yamim Noram so meaningful
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 8:00 AM/8:45 AM, Wednesday-Friday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 6:36 PM, Monday-Thursday 6:35 PM, Friday 6:28 PM
Candles Friday6:23 PM
SundayErev Sukkot
MondaySukkot I
TuesdaySukkot II
WednesdaySukkot III (CH''M)
ThursdaySukkot IV (CH''M)
FridaySukkot V (CH''M)
Mazal Tov
  • to our Simchat Torah Honorees and their families: Chatan Torah - Kamal Haron, Chatan Bereishit - Jonathan Makovsky, Kol Hanearim - Yaakov Faratci, Chatan Maftir - David Gordon, and Keter Torah - Rachel Maryles
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
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Simchat Torah Lunch 5779
Tuesday, October 2 - 12:00 PM
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Participants as of September 21 Morning:

Diane Akassis
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Melvin & Ruth Aminoff
Darren, Hannah & Layla Bahar
Jessica & Adam Batkin
Albert Bensimon
Mike & Debbie Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Aliza & Seth Bettan
Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
Caren & Dov Borowski
Mona & Mark Breiner
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Ziona & Elie Doft
Emily & Zvi Dubitzky
Can Dyman
Hertzberg Family
Lee Fanwick
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Linda & Stuart Fischman
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Miriam & Joe Gelb
Hilary & Ari Goldstein
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Karen & Matt Gordon
Meryl & David Gordon
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Joyce & Lawrence Haber
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Shara & David Israel
Dorothy Jaiven
Danielle & Yehuda Jeiger
David & Judith Jelen
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Alyson & Scott Koblick
Liatte & David Lasher
Ilan & Hannah Lastoff
Hannah & Michael Lefkovich
Shari & Ari Levine
Davi & Adena Levkovich
Marla & Jason Lewis
Rachel & Josh Licht
Rhonda & Judd Love
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Susan & Len Mark
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Rona Orenstein & David Moskowitz
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Rose & Bruce Newman
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Sam & Shari Raymond
Glenn Reicin
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Helene & Nat Samberg
Toby Schaffer
Harold & Shelly Schwartz
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Miriam & Josh Sperber
Rachel & Harold Terk
Laura & Seth Tobin
Audrey Waldstreicher
Sarah Bierman & Daniel Wallis
Barbara & Harry Webski
Doris & Elliot Weiss
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Hillary & Bob Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Shira & Mitchell Zucker
Chani & Oran Zweiter
Senior Sukkot Hosted the CAS Chesed Committee
Wednesday, September 26 - 12:00 PM
Guys Night in the Sukkah!
Wednesday, September 26 - 9:00 PM
CAS Womens Book Club
Monday, October 22 - 8:00 PM
AIPAC Fellowships

Be one of fifteen teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 24th-26th, 2019 in Washington DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. The participants will also be required to attend the Stamford JCC Speak Up for Israel program and accumulate Israel advocacy hours.

Open to 9th-12th graders from CAS. To be one of the fifteen selected, submit a 500 word essay: "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"If you could lobby the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by a local and national panel of AIPAC supporters.

Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Friday, September 30th, 2018 at

We are grateful to Stephanie & Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman; Sandra & Michael Kamen; Veronica & Erwin Reich In memory of their parents - Esther & Joseph Reich and Margaret & Nicholas Eckmann and Erwin's brother, Ernest Reich; and Susan & Len Mark. We are deeply appreciative of their generosity.

If you would like to enable more teens to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please be in touch with Rabbi Cohen.
CAS Young Families
  • October 6: Oneg in the Shabbos Park
  • October 20: Rookies and Vets Shabbat Lunch
  • November 4: Waffles and Torah for Dads and Kids
  • November 17: Couples Night Out
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, September 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
CAS Classes
Week of September 23
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
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Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS ADULT BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM WITH RABBI DANIEL AND DIANE COHEN Begins Monday, October 15th - 7:30PM. It's never too late to re engage with Torah and your heritage. Learning is a lifelong endeavor. Whether you formerly had a Bat Mitzvah or not, this program will enable to reconnect with your past, present and future. The program consists of three components and will start in October. First, join the Crash Course in Basic Judaism with Rabbi Cohen (Starts Monday evening, October 15th), the Matan Class exploring Jewish women role models in the winter with Diane Cohen and one class of your choice from our array of learning opportunities. Second, we will share a special Shabbat dinner together with your families at the Cohen home. Third, you will prepare and share a brief Dvar Torah and reflection at the culmination celebration of the program in June 2019. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • MATAN WITH DIANE COHEN: EXPLORING JEWISH WOMEN ROLE MODELS Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM - 5 weeks beginning October 17th. A text based and interactive class on the great women of Jewish history. The curriculum is based on the acclaimed program in Israel.
  • NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER BRUNCH Sunday morning, October 28th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen will host a new and prospective member brunch at their home. If you are a new member or are considering joining our CAS family and would like to attend, please contact our Membership Chair Jon Makovksy ( for more information.
  • SUMMER 2019 CAS HERITAGE TOUR TO POLAND Optional Extensions to Prague and Jerusalem. August 5-12 With Resident Historian Dr. David Bernstein and Rabbi Daniel Cohen. For more info visit and registration click here or speak to Rabbi Cohen. We will hold info sessions at CAS about the trip.
  • PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE The Stamford Chevra Kadisha is proud to present an educational session,"PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE" - A program for the entire Stamford Jewish community with RABBI ELCHONON ZOHN, Founder and Director, National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK). Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Jewish Community Center of Stamford - 10AM-12 noon. What you need to know about preparing for the inevitable: Halachic Wills,Hospice/Palliative Care,Caring for Elderly Parents,Purchasing Burial Plots,Pre-Need vs At-Need,Encouraging Jewish Burial, Q+A session will follow the presentation, Breakfast will be served prior to the start of the program. FREE and open to the entire Jewish community! Jointly sponsored by Chabad of Stamford, Chavurat Aytz Chaim, Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford, Chevra Kadisha, Temple Beth El, Temple Sinai, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, and the Young Israel of Stamford.
  • 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


Stop in for our pre-Sukkot holiday sale -- 25% off of everything in the store

Closed Sundays, Open September 21, 10am-12 noon

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

Community Announcements
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S PJ LIBRARY SUKKAH PROGRAM An Edible Sukkah in the Sukkah. Join your PJ Library friends and meet new ones, while we make an edible Sukkot, enjoy a Sukkah story on the importance of sharing, Sukkot and welcoming Shabbat together. Friday, September 28, JCC Sukkah 1:30PM -2:45PM
  • BI-CULTURAL HEBREW ACADEMY OF CONNECTICUT, Connecticut's first Pre-K through Grade 12 Jewish day school, invites you to join us for our Open House on Sunday, November 4th. Come see for yourself how we integrate our fundamental principle, "Each student matters and every moment counts," into everything we do academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Early Childhood Sunday, November 4-10:00am-12:00noon, 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Please RSVP to Denise Rafailov, 203-329-2186 ext 1310 or High School Sunday, November 4-1:30-4:00pm, 1937 W. Main Street, Stamford. Please RSVP to Sarah Rich, 203-357-0850 or
  • JOIN CARMEL ACADEMY FOR ITS OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH Carmel Academy is thrilled to welcome prospective families to its Open House on Sunday, October 28th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the school's 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT. Guests will have an opportunity to meet with the school's leadership and faculty, interact with current students, parents and alumni, and experience the authentic, engaging and experiential learning that takes place at Carmel Academy every day. Children will participate in a hands-on, interactive learning scavenger hunt, led by Carmel teachers and students. Carmel Academy is a forward-thinking community day school for children of all Jewish affiliations, serving students from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. The school's central location attracts families from throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and New York City. Please RSVP to Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203-983-3503. From our community to yours, Carmel Academy wishes you and your family Shanah Tovah, a year filled with happiness, health and peace.
  • DUSK-TO-DAWN AND ART THAT ELEVATES: A husband and wife art exhibit featuring glowing night photography on aluminum, luminous oil paintings on copper and fine art prints by photographer and artist Steve Labkoff and Liron Sissman. The exhibit is on display at The Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, Connecticut, August 30th - September 30th. Artists' reception is on Thursday, September 20th, 7 - 9pm. All are welcome. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artwork is for sale. Please RSVP for the reception by Monday, September 17th at: Regular gallery hours are weekdays, from 12 to 5pm. Please enter through the Box Office.
  • SHIUR FOR WOMEN led by michal smart entitled zman simchateinu: what is Happiness? Exploration of Torah sources. At the Shmotkin's 15 Francis avenue on Shabbat September 22 at 5:00 pm.
  • ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND -- 3RD ANNUAL HEROES FOR HOPE - Sunday, November 4, 6 pm Temple Beth El. Dinner & honoring three local oncologists: Drs. Paul Weinstein (Stamford Health/Bennett Cancer Center); Richard Zelkowitz (Norwalk Hospital); Beverly Drucker (Greenwich Hospital). Speakers: Andrew Faas -- cancer survivor, TED speaker. Mark Israel MD, ICRF Intn'l Exec Director & oncologist. Dietary laws observed. Proceeds to cancer research. Registration, info: or 203 321-1006. Leslie Freedman, PhD, Chair, 2018 Heroes for Hope. Ros Mangot, ICRF CT Area Chairwoman
  • JOIN US AT SAR ACADEMY FROM 11/11-11/13 FOR ARTS EDJE, AN INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE-DRIVEN ARTS IN JEWISH EDUCATION ARTS EDJE is committed to nurturing high quality student work in the ARTS, cultivating joyful appreciation for the ARTS, giving children meaningful opportunities to impact community through the ARTS, and believing that we can engender students' enjoyment, engagement, and competency in the ARTS. Join us for a few days of interactive workshops in which we will focus on the theme, Nurturing Excellence: The role ARTS Education has on developing high quality student work and how to nurture that engagement and commitment to excellence. For more information, contact Sharon Marson at
  • ADL'S NEVER IS NOW SUMMIT is the nation's principal event focused on exploring the drivers of contemporary anti-Semitism, as well as looking at hate from all sides. The one-day conference is a blend of keynote plenaries, breakout sessions and workshops, and will cover topics such as global anti-Semitism, the vanishing political middle, hate speech on campuses, bias in pop culture, cyberhate and much more. The day is designed to inspire, educate and challenge participants to get involved and make a difference. Join ADL on December 3, 2018 to learn more about fighting hate for good. Learn more and register at using code CASNIN18 for special pricing!
  • IF YOU LOVE CHILDREN AND BOOKS, THAN UJF'S HERBERT AND SARAH M GIBOR READING PARTNERS PROGRAM IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Come join our dedicated group of volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. No degree or expertise is required. Training, workshops and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers. Volunteers in turn commit to a total of one hour per week, reading in the Stamford Public School system or an afterschool program, with two children in Grades K-3 who need some extra help. For more information please contact Lenore Fogel at United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien. 203-321-1373 x115 or
  • 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.
  • MUSIC & MUNCHKINS DANCE PARTY WITH STEVE October 7, 10-11am 1-5 years old, with parent or caregiver. Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC FamilyPlace event tailored to young children, featuring guest entertainer Steve Epstein. Pancakes and cereal served to children and adults. Tons of fun and singing and lots of smiles. For more information contact Allison Murphy at 203.487.0980 or
  • MOTHER/PARENT - SON GAME SHOW NIGHT October 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm For moms/parents and sons 5 - 10 years (aunts and grandmothers welcome!) A Stamford J Tradition! Spend quality time with your son(s) while competing in fun trivia and wacky challenges presented by our expert MCs and game masters. Spend an evening having a blast with friends and family! A child-friendly dinner will be served. For more information contact Jason Samuel at 203.487.0973 or
  • WHAT A WOMAN SHOULD KNOW: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS October 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm In partnership with Stamford Hospital, Paint the Town Pink and The Center Women, join us for a panel discussion with Dr. David Gruen, radiologist, and Fran Becker, oncology social worker, along with cancer survivors. Dr. Gruen will talk about what is new in the field regarding breast cancer and Fran Becker will focus on the emotional support needed for breast cancer survivors. Survivors themselves will share their personal truths and tips about how help from family and friends can be truly meaningful and impactful. Free of charge, all are welcome. Contact The Center Women at
  • JEWISH ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, November 4 With a festival encore on Sunday, November 11. The Stamford Jewish Community Center is thrilled to present to you the very best in current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature. Join us for our 17th season as we bring award-winning films to the community, such as An Act of Defiance, The Cakemaker, Back to Berlin, and many others. The festival will feature Nadine Strossen, author and civil rights advocate, who will present her most recent book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. For full festival line-up visit For more information contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Ari Sumi Ellman ben Na'ama
  • Ari Yoel ben Harav Yona
  • Chaya Blima bat Eyta
  • Ephraim Simcha ben Liba Yehudith
  • Ephraim ben Sara Rivka
  • Gitel Batya bat Tamara
  • Leiba Hannah bat DK
  • Miriam bat Miriam
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Pnina bat Sarah
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah bat Shana Chaya and Shmuel
  • Shalom Benzion ben Necha
  • Tzaddik ben Yaffa
  • Tzvivia Rivka bat Yosef Ava
  • 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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