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Friday, November 9, 2018

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
ToldotNovember 10, 20182 Kislev 5779
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Candle Lighting4:22 PM
Mincha4:27 PM
Shacharit6:10 AM/9:00 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:07 AM
Latest Shacharit9:57 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Daf Yomi3:25 PM
Code of Jewish Law3:25 PM
Mincha4:15 PM
Maariv5:17 PM
Shabbat Ends5:22 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Be the Bridge

Avraham was the founder of the Jewish people. He was the trailblazer. Yet, the vision of ethical monotheism would die without Yitzchak. Avraham was on fire, but without someone to carry the flame, the light would go out. The prime character trait of Yitzchak is gevura implying inner strength and perseverance. He redigs the wells of his father and serves as a bridge to a new generation of the Jewish people. The name of our Parsha, Toldot - generations, speaks to this sacred mission of Yitzchak and Rivka.

This is our mission as well. We were not the first Jews, the first ones to model a Torah centered life and reveal Godliness in the world. However, we are given the task to become the bridge to a future generation of Jews.

This message is crucial for the future of the State of Israel as well. God gave us Israel and Jerusalem as gifts in 1948 and 1967. Each succeeding generation is tasked with defending Israel and insuring her future. This week's elections will seat many new Congressional Representatives. Our efforts to reinforce the enduring relationship between America and Israel are more important than ever. If you have not yet signed up, join our CAS delegation to the March, 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference. For more info, visit

One of Israel's great heroes is Prime Minister Menachem Begin. We celebrate his legacy this Shabbat and remember how his legacy serves as a source of inspiration. Join us Shabbat morning to hear Herzl Makov speak on Prime Minister Begin's life. I recall the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe about Menachem Begin, which he conveyed to Yehuda Avner to tell Begin following Camp David, "By maintaining your firm stand on Eretz Yisroel in the White House, you have given strength to the whole of the Jewish people. You have succeeded in safeguarding the integrity of Eretz Yisroel while avoiding a confrontation with the United States. That is true Jewish statesmanship: forthright, bold, without pretense, or apology. Be strong and of good courage." To learn more about this moment in history, visit

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

  1. The lobby entrance is the only door that should be used for entry as well as exit. All other doors are for emergency only. Do not open or use the Strawberry Hill, Chapel or Sanctuary doors.
  2. Do not congregate at the Chapel or Sanctuary doors. If the Rabbi is speaking, enter quietly and find the first available seat.
  3. No strollers in any area of the building except the main lobby
  4. Do not stack the strollers all the way to block the main lobby doors. Please spread them around the lobby area.
  5. The Stamford Police are present to guard us. Please do not distract them from their duty.
  6. If you see anything out of the ordinary, please let the officer or greeter know

Welcome Herzl Makov, CEO of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and Rob Schwartz, former Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Lieberman. Herzl will speak after the Sanctuary Musaf service. His topic: The Attack on the Osirik Nuclear Reactor and the Leadership of Menachem Begin. As a young fighter pilot, Herzl Makov flew with the squadron that destroyed the reactor. Makov served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Both Makov and Schwartz will participate in the Tapestry program on Saturday, November 10 to discuss the life of Menachem Begin. Schwartz teamed up with the Begin Heritage Center, Senator Lieberman and the Hasten Family Foundation to produce the first documentary about the Prime Minister. Learn more at

    Veterans Day We will honor our Jewish War Veterans this Shabbat during the prayer for the United States Armed Forces. We are eternally grateful for their service to our country.

    The Shabbat Tisch  Join Rabbi Cohen and friends this Shabbat around a table at the Kiddush (about 20 minutes after the start of the Sanctuary Kiddush) for zemirot, a lechaim and special treats. Thanks to the Maryles family for sponsoring.

    CAS Shabbat Atria Mitzvah Mission  Spreading joy and building community. Our goal: enrich the seniors' experience through friendship, song and joy. Join Rabbi Cohen and Kate & Peretz Cik on Friday, November 16 at 2:30 PM to share the spirit of Shabbat. Adults & kids welcome. Info: Rabbi Cohen.

    Thank you  to Evan Bernstein, New York New Jersey ADL Regional Director for his post Kiddush Conversation last Shabbat.

    Have Something to Share?  Would you like to submit an ad, CAS Announcement or Community Announcement to the CAS Bulletins?Email your text to New Deadline: Wednesdays, 3pm

    Students in Israel  Dinner with Rabbi Daniel Cohen and the MALT participants. Rabbi Cohen will host a dinner in Jerusalem on Monday evening, Nov. 26th. Please forward your child's information to Rabbi Cohen who will extend an invitation to them.

    Chanukah College Packages  CAS would like to send your collegiate a Chanukah care package. Please send you child's email, address and phone number to Kim in the office by Nov. 15th to be included in the gifts for Chanukah.
    Shabbat Topics & Participants
    Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
    Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
    Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
    HaftorahAvram Freedberg
    ShacharitDavid Cohen
    MusafMatt Greenberg
    SermonHerzl Makov
    Torah ReaderSam Sroka
    Daf YomiMark Wagshul
    Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
    Thanks To Our Sponsors
    Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
    Sanctuary KiddushCo-sponsored by Avram & Rhoda Freedberg in memory of Avi's grandfather, Sam Freedberg/Shabbtai Ben Avraham Bear Hacohen; Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen in honor of the visit of Herzl Makov and Rob Schwartz and dedicated to the legacy of Menachem Begin; and Saul & Mimi Cohen in memory of their fathers, Issac Cohen/Chaim Yitzchak Isaac ben Shabbtai and Isadore Rosner/Yitzchak Simcha ben Meshulam
    Weekday Schedule
    ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
    MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:25 PM, Friday 4:21 PM
    Lunch MinchaMonday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
    Candles Friday4:16 PM
    MondayVeterans Day
    • to Bob Zitter on the passing of his sister, Susan Zitter
    • to Mark Gallant on the passing of his mother, Elaine Orlin Gallant
    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
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    Special Womens Learning Opportunities
    Transmitting Torah: A Program for Women by Women
    Led by Dena Block, Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha, this program 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.

    Dates and Topcs for First Series

    • Nov. 12th Themes of the Shalosh Regalim
    • Nov. 19th Themes in Sefer Bamidbar
    • Nov. 26th Zionism and Israel in Jewish Thought
    • Dec. 17th TBD

    For more info, contact Dena at

    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 29) , 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 10:15 AM A text based and interactive class on the great women of Jewish history. The curriculum is based on the acclaimed program in Israel.
    CAS Chanukah
    CAS Spreads Chanukah Lights Across Stamford
    CAS will go on the road to share the joy and light of Chanukah around Stamford. To add your residence or office to this list, contact Rabbi Cohen:
    • CAS Seniors Chanukah Luncheon Wednesday, December 5th at 12 PM Hosted by CAS Chesed Committee featuring a stimulating session on Brain Fitness and Chanukah Insights.
    • Edge Hill Independent Living Wednesday, December 5th at 5 PM- Hosted by CAS Residents at Edge Hill
    • Element One Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 PM - Hosted by our members who live at Element One
    • Atria Senior Living Friday, December 7th at 2:30 PM - Hosted by CAS Residents of Atria with music by Kate & Peretz Cik
    • High Grove Condominium Sunday, December 9th at 4 PM Hosted by the Breiners and the Yasgurs
    • Trump Parc Stamford Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 PM Hosted by Saul and Mimi Cohen
    Families! bring your kids to Edge Hill and Atria - share in the Chanukah spirit with seniors in our community! Donuts on Us!
    CAS Young Families
    • November 17: Youth Fundraiser
    • November 18: Waffles and Torah for Dads and Kids
    • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, November 19 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The Mom Group is a great and easy way to form meaningful connections with other moms in your neighborhood. Join us for a weekly playdate with your little one and an opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions you need help with, gather resources, or just connect with other women.
    Rabbi Office Hours
    Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Zweiter's Open Office HoursOpen 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 Oran Zweiter
    • Tuesday, November 13, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
    • Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
    • Thursday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
    Mitzvah Opportunity
    Join Fabricare Cleaners' Fab Love Movement by donating professional wardrobe items.
    Help those who have fallen on tough times by providing them with the professional attire needed to excel in the workplace and community. Fab Love helps men & women starting new jobs, couples in financial difficulties, and veterans returning to civilian life. Recipients wear our REFABBED items-stylish clothing, dry cleaned and repaired!
    Here is How it Works:
    Drop your wardrobe items in a bag in the coat closet.
    Fabricare will pick up, sort & dry clean everything received.
    The REFABBED clothing will be distributed to needy individuals
    We are grateful to Craig Oshrin and Beacon for their partnership.
    CAS Classes
    Week of November 11
    SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
    MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Comparing Biblical Personalities - 10:15 AM
    Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
    Bob Abrams: Crash Course in Reading Hebrew - 7:30 PM
    Transmitting Torah: A Program for Women by Women - 8:00 PM
    WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
    Adult Matan with Diane Cohen: Exploring Jewish Women Role Models - 10:15 AM
    Rabbi Oran Zweiter: Fall Jewish History Series - 8:00 PM
    ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Confrontation - 9:15 AM
    Review our full list of classes
    Siyum Celebration
    Join the Siyum Celebration Initiative
    Torah is the Pause that Refreshes!
    A Project of Congregation Agudath Sholom
    Complete Tractate Brachot (Blessings) in Mishna or Talmud this year and celebrate on Shavuot, June 9-10, 2019
    Each Shabbat in shul, we will highlight two mishnayot and two folios of the Talmud. Study at home, in shul, on your own, or with a friend.
    To learn more about the Talmud, download for free Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, The Essential Talmud
    The Calendar of Goals (below) will be updated monthly.
    For questions and more info, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen at or Rabbi Oran Zweiter at
    November Calendar
    Shabbat Toldot, Novemebr 10th
    Mishna: Chapter 2, Mishnayot 6-7 Talmud - Daf 12, 13
    Shabbat Vayetze November 17th
    Mishna: Chapter 2, Mishnayot 3-4; Talmud - Daf 14, 15
    Sponsor A Kiddush
    Nov 17Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen: sponsored
    Nov 24Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
    Dec 1Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
    Dec 8Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen: open
    Dec 15Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: 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 CLUB NOVEMBER EVENTS Nov. 11 - 1:30-3pm CAS Men's Club and any and all volunteers will help make up packages for the homeless. Nov. 22 - 9-11am. We need kosher food donations, and workers for preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the EMS ambulance workers. Contact Sam Goldstein ( or Mitchell Bell ( to help plan what to bring or donate. Thank you!
    • JUNIOR YACHAD WILL RETURN TO STAMFORD! Volunteers are needed for housing. All Yachad members are matched up with a staff member who will be responsible for them. The kids have varying degrees of abilities and disabilities including a wide range of developmental and learning disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger's and cerebral palsy, in general they are mild mannered. They can stay in either separate bedrooms or the same. There might be one or two girls in a wheelchair. The shabbaton is December 14th and 15th this year. No meals needed other than breakfast and they will be out of the house friday night for dinner and pretty much all day shabbas. To host, contact Sharon Wohlberg ( with number of people you can sleep, whether you have stairs or pets as well as our address and phone number.
    • NEVER FORGET: NEVER AGAIN: Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and CAS for a Poland Heritage Tour this August.Details in bulletin. Join us for a Post Kiddush Conversation on Shabbat Nov. 17th with Steven Cohen on "The Transformative and Uplifting Power of a Heritage Trip".
    • 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 Thursdays 10:00AM-2:00PM

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

    Community Announcements
    • SOOSH is open this Saturday night, and every Saturday night in the winter, from 7 PM to Midnight. Come visit us in our new location at the JCC! See you at Soosh!
    • KID'S TAG SALE Does your kid want to make money? Help your child declutter and exercise their decision making muscles! Kid's gather and sell gently-used items to other kids. Sunday, November 25, 2-4 PM at Chabad of Stamford, 770 High Ridge Road. Rent a Table for $10 - 10% of proceeds go to tzedaka. Contact Chaya Segal (718-757-6708 or to rent a table. Space is limited.
    • FAMILY FUN DAY AND PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AT GAN YELADIM OF STAMFORD Sunday, November 11 - 9:30am-11:30am. Come learn about our program by taking a tour, meet our amazing Gan teachers and enjoy a morning filled with children's activities including puppet making with Corinne Chapman, ceramics with artist, Brett Slavin, Yoga with Kimberly from Family Tree Yoga, an interactive animal experience with Gan parent and Greenwich Audubon Assistant Director, Eli Schaffer, cooking, and so much more. Fun and Free for the whole family. RSVP appreciated to
    • CHANUKAH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES We are looking for volunteers to help our residents light Chanukah candles and recite the b'rachot on Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 9th from 3:00-4:00 pm. All volunteers are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman at or 203 396-1001. Thank you!
    • JEWISH NATIONAL FUND and Westchester Reform Temple invite you to the 6th Annual Water & Wine featuring Izzy Ezagui, "Overcoming the Odds: Returning to the IDF." Izzy is a decorated IDF squad commander and the only soldier in the world who returned to the battlefield after losing an arm in combat. Community-wide Dessert & Wine reception, November 29, 7:30pm, $36 couvert. VIP Reception 6:15pm for 2019 campaign donors of $1,800+; $500 for young families. Dietary law observed. For more information and to RSVP contact Sharon Lewis, Director, Westchester & Southern Connecticut,, 212-879-9305, ext. 510.
    • EDEN VILLAGE CAMP OPEN HOUSE The innovative Jewish organic farm camp: Find out what makes EVC so special. Monday, November 26th @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by the Moss & Kanefsky families. At the home of the Moss family - Stamford, CT. RSVP for address:
    • ISRAEL AT 70 Join United Jewish Federation for Israel at 70- A Visual Display of the Impact of Israel on the World, Wednesday, November 14th at 5:30pm, at the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford. Words from Mayor David Martin, representatives from StandWithUS and The Israel Consulate of New England. Display will run through 12/12/18. Call 203-321-1373 for questions.
    • SUPER SUNDAY Save the Date for United Jewish Federation's Super Sunday Extravaganza on Sunday, November 18th from 9am-1:30pm. Fun activities for the whole family and volunteer opportunities for teens and adults- stop by to join in on the fun and do good in the process! 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford (the J). For more information contact Sharon at ext. 109 or sign up to volunteer at
    • TAPESTRY Join United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan & Darien and UJA/JCC of Greenwich for Tapestry - a Community Celebration of Adult learning," November 10th at 6:30pm, 1035 Newfield Avenue in Stamford (the J). Choose from a variety of interesting classes and mingle with friends at a dessert reception following the sessions. For more information call 203-321-1373 or go to and click upcoming events. Co-sponsored by the Stamford JCC and the Stamford Board of Rabbis.
    • 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
    • CAMP YAVNEH INFO SESSIONS - OCTOBER 18 AND NOVEMBER 13 Want to know why campers from 28 different states and 5 different countries love Camp Yavneh so much? Join us on Thursday, October 18 at 7 PM and Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30 PM to learn more about what sets Yavneh apart. Is it our approach to "doing Jewish"? Our small size (350 campers each session)? Or is it the immersive camping experience, lifelong friendships, sports and arts programs and beautiful waterfront? We say it is all of this and so much more. Sign up here to let us know if you can join us
    • 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.
    • LIVING WITH LOSS: SCHOKE JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport Find the healing which comes of being with others who know first-hand what you are going through. Learn how Jewish ritual, prayer and tradition can support the grieving process. For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS Psychotherapist, at 203-921-4161 or email
    • EMPLOYMENT AND LIFE TRANSITIONS SUPPORT GROUP , Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd of every month, 3:00 pm at Stamford office of Schoke JFS. Looking for emotional support while searching for employment? Need practical help during the job search? Join the support group, facilitated by Lois Meyer, LMSW, Schoke JFS Case Manager, to help you through this transition. No cost. For registration, please contact Lois Meyer at 203-921-4161 or email
    • FINANCIAL FITNESS COACHING Twice a month at 10:00 am - 12 noon at Schoke JFS Stamford office. In partnership with LifeBridge and UJF, Financial Coach, Chris Girlamo, will help clients manage their income, expenses and debt, create a household budget, establish short and long-term financial goals, and make positive financial changes. Would you benefit from a financial coach to work with you to create and review your budget, formulate a financial action plan, establish short- and long-term financial goals, and review your credit report? Register for a two hour coaching spot with Liz Krebs at or call 203-368-5537. For more information, contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email at
    • LET'S TALK Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Thursdays, 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 Helene Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or Let's Talk - Thursdays, 1:00 PM, Free at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Contact Helen Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or
    • YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS (MTA) invites you to join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 11th at 9:30 am. Register online at For more information, please contact Jono Fuchs, Director of Admissions at or 212-960-5400 x6676.
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    • Dov ben Pnina
    • Dovid Simcha Moshe ben Nechama
    • Ephraim Simcha ben Liba Yehudith
    • Ilan ben Simcha
    • Kasil Shulem ben Riva
    • Leiba Hannah bat Sarah
    • Meir ben Chana Rachel
    • Mia bat Yaffa
    • Miriam bat Miriam
    • Nira bat Rachel
    • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
    • Rivkah bat Shana Chaya and Shmuel
    • Shalom Benzion ben Necha
    • Sima Leah bat Yehudis
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    • Tamara bat Yenka
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    • Tzaddik ben Yaffa
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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
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