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Friday, September 28, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Sukkot VI (CH''M)September 29, 201820 Tishrei 5779
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Candle Lighting6:23 PM
Mincha6:28 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/7:45 AM/8:45 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:30 AM
Latest Shema9:46 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:46 AM
Daf Yomi5:25 PM
Code of Jewish Law5:25 PM
Mincha6:15 PM
Maariv7:16 PM
Shabbat Ends7:21 PM
Havdalah7:21 PM
Shabbat Shalom

I will resume weekly message next week. Hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful holidays and wish you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The October 7th Mikvah event is being rescheduled for a later date. Please say tuned for more info.

Join us in thanking the CAS Staff for their work to help us celebrate the holidays. Big thanks to Matt, Kim, Joseph and Chris and Mark!

Special Prayer on Simchat Torah We recite a special Mi Shebeirach prayer before the Kol HaNearim aliyah for families who are trying to have children. If you or someone you know is in need of this prayer, contact Rabbi Cohen at

Welcome to the NCSY youth advisers who are joining us this Yom Tov

Now is the Time!

Our adult education program is about to get underway for the Fall.

Visit our website for more info.

Highlights include

Dr. Baruch Barzel - Tuesday night, Oct. 9th

Dr. David Pelcovitz - Scholar in Residence Oct. 12-13

Adult Bat Mitzvah Program - Starts Monday, October 15th

Transmitting Torah for Women by Women - Starts Monday, Oct. 22nd

and a Full Array of Classes! See more in the bulletin.

Thank you to Shira Nerenberg and Alisa Weisser for hosting a successful Senior Luncheon in the Sukkah

Thank you to Ari Goldstein, Adam Furmansky and Mitchell Bell for hosting a fantastic Guys Night Out at 613

Thank you to Margie Abrams and the Sisterhood for organizing another successful Sukkot Across Agudath event

Thank you in advance to Howard Weiss for all his dedication and hard work in making the Simchat Torah luncheon a success, Hecky Attar for his assistance and all our Simchat Torah Lunch sponsors

New to Stamford?  Consider the benefits of a CAS Membership. Contact Matt at

Sukkah Hop Mini Minyan/Tot Shabbot-join us for the hop- Shabbot afternoon, September 29, led by our wonderful morahs with each child accompanied by a parents. Schedule: The hop begins in the shul sukkah with all children meeting up at 4:00 PM. The hop will then move to the Sigman sukkah at 4:05. Next stops: Lerner sukkah, the Greenberg sukkah, and finally the Schwartz sukkah, located at 43 Apple Tree Drive. Each sukkah activity or event will last roughly 15 minutes and the hop will end around 5:30pm.

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

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
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
KoheletNat Samberg, Ari Lieberman
10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: Beauty and the Feast (of Tabernacles): Hiddur Mitzvah on Sukkot
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah ReaderJay Jubas
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Chapel KiddushSharon & Jeff Lewis in memory of Albert H. Lewis on his upcoming 10th Yahrtzeit
Sanctuary KiddushHelene & Harvey Kaminski in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Helene's mother, Frances Partel
Shemini Atzeret - ChapelRose and Bruce Newman welcoming their new granddaughters, Eva Abigail (Naomi and Daniel Newman, Miami) and Orly Meital (Adina and Ari Shrage, White Plains)
Shemini Atzeret - SanctuaryThe Maron and Schaffer Families in honor of David Schaffer's yahrzeit
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 6:45 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 8:00 AM/8:45 AM, Tuesday 8:45 AM, Wednesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 6:24 PM, Monday 6:20 PM, Tuesday 6:10 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 6:15 PM, Friday 6:16 PM
Candles Friday6:11 PM
SundaySukkot VII (Hoshana Raba)
MondayShmini Atzeret
TuesdaySimchat Torah
FridayRosh Chodesh Cheshvan
  • to Gayle & Howard Rothman on the passing of their brother-in-law, Alan Siegel
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 Lori and Sam Gressel on the birth of a baby boy
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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Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Rachel & Ephraim Cohen

Rachel & Nimrod Dayan

Linda & Stuart Fischman

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Judy & Howard Goldstein

Liat & Benjy Karsch

Yospa Lieberman

Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky

Maria & Glenn Reicin

Gayle & Howard Rothman

Helene & Nat Samberg


Aliza & Seth Bettan

Mona & Mark Breiner

Meredith & David Cohen

Hertzberg Family

Joyce & Lawrence Haber

Tricia & Robert Hoff

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Flora & Carl Kaufman

Susan & Len Mark

Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut

Danielle & Steven Thau

Sarah Bierman & Daniel Wallis

Hillary & Bob Zitter


Johanna & Selim Akyuz

Ruth & Melvin Aminoff

Sharyn & Fred Baer

Darren, Hannah & Layla Bahar

Jessica & Adam Batkin

Gayle & Mitchell Bell

Albert Bensimon

Debbie & Mike Berg

Dina & Paul Berger

Karen & Ira Berk

Stephanie & Josh Bilenker

Dena & Avi Block

Caren & Dov Borowski

Julie Daniel

Ziona & Elie Doft

Emily & Zvi Dubitzky

Can Dyman

Debra & Dan Faizakoff

Lee Fanwick

Sharon & Michael Feldstein

Jessica & Adam Furmansky

Miriam & Joe Gelb

Hilary & Ari Goldstein

Karen & Matt Gordon

Meryl & David Gordon

Michelle & Howland Gordon

Gloria Green

Shira & Ethan Green

Avital & Brad Greenbaum

Rob Indyk

Shara & David Israel

Dorothy Jaiven

Danielle & Yehuda Jeiger

David & Judith Jelen

Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz

Elissa & Philip Klapper

Alyson & Scott Koblick

Liatte & David Lasher

Hannah & Ilan Lastoff

Hannah & Michael Lefkovich

Maytal & Jonathan Lerner

Shari & Ari Levine

Adena & Davi Levkovich

Marla & Jason Lewis

Rachel & Josh Licht

Rhonda & Judd Love

Dinah & Seth Marlowe

Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron

Rachel & Samuel Maryles

Janice & Jake Meyer

Kori & Bill Meyers

Leah & Gregory Miller

Nancy & Gadi Mimoun

Julie & Richard Morgulis

Shari & Jeff Mosenkis

Rona Orenstein & David Moskowitz

Shira & Marc Nerenberg

Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus

Rose & Bruce Newman

Jessica & Eliaz Niedober

Shari & Sam Raymond

Sharon & Burt Rubin

Hyman Schaffer

Toby Schaffer

Harold & Shelly Schwartz

Rachel & Richard Seligson

Shelley & Eddie Senker

Ronnie & Steve Sichel

Eric & Rebecca Sigman

Marc & Sherry Silver

Nicole & Daniel Sobelsohn

Jessica, Eytan, Matthew & Yael Sosnovich

Miriam & Josh Sperber

Jennie & Shaya Speter

Rachel & Harold Terk

Laura & Seth Tobin

Audrey Waldstreicher

Rachel & Greg Waldstreicher

Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher

Barbara & Harry Webski

Doris & Elliot Weiss

Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg

Howard Wolfe

Shushannah & Ari Yasgur

Helene Zimmerman

Navah & David Zizmor

Shira & Mitchell Zucker

Chani & Oran Zweiter

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Special Womens Learning Opportunities
Transmitting Torah: A Program for Women by Women
Made possible through a grant of the OU This program will be geared toward women who are interested in preparing a dvar Torah or Shiur to be delivered at shul. The program will give women content to inspire their own thinking about different Torah thoughts and questions, and will practically help women prepare a shiur or dvar Torah from start to finish by teaching research skills, honing public speaking skills and finally through a series of one-on-one tutorials tailored to each participant's specific needs and interests. Starts Monday evening October 22nd Presenter: Dena Block--Dena Block is the Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha at Congregation Agudath Sholom.
Adult Bat Mitzvah Program with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen
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 note, this new program will enable to reconnect with your past, present and future. The program consists of three components and will start in November. 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 spring 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 2018. For more information contact Rabbi Cohen and register for this unique program, contact Rabbi Cohen.
Matan with Diane Cohen: Exploring Jewish Women Role Models
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM Starts 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.
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, October 7, 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, October 5, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, October 4, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of September 30
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Confrontation - 9:15 AM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
Oct 6Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
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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
  • 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 amazing selection!

Closed Sundays

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

Community Announcements
  • 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.
  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING PANEL, NEXT WEDNESDAY AT THE GREENWICH YMCA Parents and educators are invited to a panel discussion that will provide insight into children's social-emotional growth. "Social-Emotional Learning & Its Impact", a panel discussion, will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the YMCA of Greenwich, 2nd Floor from 7-8:15 p.m. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss social-emotional learning and its impact on individuals in an academic, home, and work setting. Moderated by Martha Sud of Sivik Learning, the panelists include Sergio Ezama, Global Head of HR for PepsiCo; Nora Anderson, Carmel Academy's Head of School; Rebecca Comizio, New Canaan School Psychologist and SEL Curriculum Developer; Dr. Nelson Dorta, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Columbia University; Elizabeth Greig, Nurse Practitioner in Functional Medicine, Blum Center For Health; and Dr. Ann Heekin, University Professor of Interfaith Studies and Executive Director of the Don Bosco Community Centet. This dynamic panel will help audience members to enhance their learning in order to become better parents, partners, friends and co-workers. The program is for parents of children and teens of all ages. There no cost for this program, but please RSVP to
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Ephraim Simcha ben Liba Yehudith
  • Ephraim ben Sara Rivka
  • Kasil Shulem ben Riva
  • 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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