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Friday, July 26, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
PinchasJuly 27, 201924 Tamuz 5779
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:03 PM
Candle Lighting7:58 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:23 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:35 AM
Daf Yomi7:10 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:10 PM
Mincha8:00 PM
Maariv8:53 PM
Shabbat Ends8:58 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Cohen will resume his weekly message next week.

Please note the Nine Days begin this Thursday evening, August 1st and continue through Tisha B'Av on Sunday, August 10th. Meat, Chicken and wine are prohibited during this time with the exclusion of Shabbat and in attendance at a siyum.

Shabbat Shalom

Youth Group Reminders 
  • No outside food is allowed in groups
  • For security, the doors are locked. Please arrive by 10:30am

High Holiday Seating 
  • Do you need reserved or guest tickets for High Holidays? Download the Request Form.

  • new members Pam and Alan Shanker
  • welcome back Vered and Mark Links and their children Nathan, Oren and Tamar

Israel Articles of Interest 

Congratulations  to Danielle Pitkoff for a featured article about her important work at Sacred Spaces.

Michael Feldstein News  This article by Michael Feldstein was just published in The Jewish Link
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah before TefillahRabbi Yossi Kamman
Coffee and CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
10:30 shiurRabbi Yossi Kamman: Communist Persecution of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe: The Inside Story
ShacharitDavid Cohen
MusafOmer Neumeier
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderEthan Green
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitAdina Cohen
Thanks To Our Sponsors
FlowersHarriet Sternlicht in memory of Mark Sternlicht
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesLeah & Greg Miller For a Refuah Shlema for those we love and Howard & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library Kiddush
Chapel KiddushCo-sponsored by the Love Family in celebration of Jacob's 5th birthday, Mason's 1st visit and Eyla and Adrienne and Michael Alexander, in honor of their parents, Fran and Herb Alexander and Marsha and Peter Brody, Aunt Estelle, their children, Caroline and Brad, Liz and Eli and Danny and their grandson, Aiden Emmett.
Sanctuary KiddushHarriet Sternlicht in memory of Mark Sternlicht, Len Mark in honor of Susan's Birthday, Sam Gressel in honor of Lori's birthday, Laura Tobin in honor of Seth's birthday, Omer Neumeier in honor of his wedding anniversary, Howland Gordon in honor of his wedding anniversary, Gadi and Nancy Mimoun in honor of Bari and Stephen's recent wedding, and Howard and Doreen Nusbaum
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Friday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:00 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday7:51 PM
FridayRosh Chodesh Av
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Upcoming Events
Scholar In Residence With Rabbi David Walk 
Shabbat, August 10
Rabbi Walk will speak Friday night, lead the10:30 AM shiur, deliver the sermon in the sanctuary and Saturday Night before Eicha.

CAS Young Couples Ladies Night Out! 
Wednesday, August 21 - 7:30 PM
Join the CAS Young Couples committee for a well-deserved ladies night at Six Thirteen. Come and try Six Thirteens new signature drink. You don't want to miss a time to unwind and enjoy great food and company.RSVP requested on the CAS Website in the coming weeks.

CAS Young Couples Movie On The Lawn 
Sunday, August 25 - 7:30 PM
Join the CAS Young Couples committee for a movie in the Cik Backyard. Sit back, relax with a drink and popcorn and enjoy a movie with friends. RSVP requested on the CAS website in the coming weeks.
CAS Young Families
  • ONEG AT SHABBAT PARK August 17 @ 4:30 pm - Please join CAS Young Families and Young Couples as we welcome the Trencher Family to Stamford. Rabbi Shimmy Trencher will be the new principal of BCHA Upper School. Please bring a parve dessert or snack to share. We look forward to seeing everyone! Please invite friends and any visiting families.
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, August 5 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.
CAS Announcements
  • WE ARE PUTTING OUT FEELERS FOR A POSSIBLE EVENT FOR BABY BOOMERS & SENIORS . We have access to a group of discounted Broadway Tickets for the TONY award winning musical... Ain't Too Proud. It's the story about the Temptations musical group. We have one week to determine level of interest and commitment. The date of the show is Wednesday, September 11 at 2:00 pm. Our plan is to provide transportation from CAS parking lot at 11:30 am to New York and to return from New York at 8:00 pm, giving participants the opportunity to shop and/or go to dinner after the show. The regular price of these tickets is $192; we are attempting to do tickets plus transportation for approximately $200-210 per person, depending on the number of people. Please call Shelley Senker at 203-912-6800 by Thursday, August 1 st if you are interested.
  • HARVEST NOW GARDEN TEAM will be meeting this Sunday at 9:30 AM. Come by and support our mission to provide vegetables for the those who need in our community! We harvested our first crop of 8 pounds of vegetables this past week!
  • ONE NATION. ONE SIYUM. THE 13TH GLOBAL SIYUM HASHAS OF DAF YOMI Join the CAS delegation at the Siyum Hashas celebration on January 1st 2020 at Giants Stadium. This event which takes place once every 7 and a half years is one of the most energizing gatherings in the world with over 65,000 people all rooting for God and Torah. A limited amount of preferred seating is being offered to Agudath Sholom for this historic event. If you are interested in reserving your spot for $100 a ticket, please contact Rabbi Cohen of Jeff Cahn by August 10th.
  • PAY IT FORWARD! As our community grows it takes even more effort to insure the warmth of our shul. You may not realize but we have a "Hospitality Team" who are informed of new families who moved into community. Team members are expected to invite new families to any of the following: shabbat meal, BBQ, brunch, even coffee, a get-together in the park, or a community-wide function. It means so much to new families. To join our Hospitality Team, contact membership committee chair, Jon Makovsky at
  • ANNOUNCING A SOUL JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen in partnership with Yeshivat Orayta. Spend a week of study and spirit in the Old City with luminaries such as Rabbi David Aaron, Rav Binny Freidman and many more. Open to Men and Women. Dates are Sunday, May 3rd until Sunday, May 10th, 2020. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen. Sign Up will open soon.
  • HEALING VISITS UPDATE: Every week, we include a note about our healing visits group. As a reminder, the group consists of volunteers who give of their time to call, email or visit people in our community who are in the hospital or in recuperation. If you like to join this Mitzvah mission, please 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.
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 Daniel Cohen
  • Friday, August 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, July 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, August 1, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of July 28
MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Pirkei Avot; Diving into our Morals - 10:15 AM
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
Aug 3Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 10Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 17Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 24Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 31Sanctuary: 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.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Shalom Ben Zion ben Nacha
  • Alta bat Shifra
  • Avraham Shmuel ben Rivka Rochel
  • Baruch Meir Chaim ben Leah
  • Baruch ben Minnie
  • Bella bat Ester Fira
  • Chaya Bluma Tziporra bat Dinah Leah
  • Davida bat Rachel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Esther bat Sarah
  • Hasa Pia bat Alka
  • Malka Maria bat Idda
  • Miriam bat Sora Rochel
  • Moshe ben Laizer
  • Nachum ben Mina
  • Nechama bat Bracha
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shlomo ben Sarah
  • Tamar bat Yocheved
  • Tziviah bat Yitta
  • Yehudah ben Raisel
  • Yitta bat Ruchel
  • Yitzchak ben Sarah
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Community Announcements
  • 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.
  • TOUCH A TRUCK Sunday, July 28th from 10am-12pm UJF's PJ Library & PJ Our Way will hold a Touch a Truck event in CAS's parking lot, 301 Strawberry Hill Ave. Kids will have fun exploring utility and service vehicles and learn about what they do in the process! For families with kids of all ages. $5 per family in advance, $10 at the door. Snacks included. To sign up go to For info email
  • CHABAD OF GREENWICH ANNUAL PARENTING CONFERENCE Ross W. Greene, Ph. D will be speak on Wednesday, August 7th at Carmel Academy in Greenwich. . In the morning, Dr. Greene will be teaching a workshop designed for parents, to help children succeed at home and at school. In the evening he will deliver a keynote speech focusing on his latest book, Raising Human Beings. His seminar applies to parents / caregivers / and this method helps people in their own interpersonal relationships. Dr. Greene is the author of the influential, best-selling books The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings. He is the originator of the model of care described in those books, now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). The CPS model provides a compassionate, accurate understanding of behavioral challenges and a non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, teaching skills, improving communications, and repairing relationships. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, which provides a vast array of free, web-based resources on the CPS model. He has appeared in a wide range of media, including The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, The Morning Show, National Public Radio, Mother Jones magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe. Dr. Greene lectures and consults widely, throughout the world.If interested in attending this fabulous event, please sign up at CHABADGREENWICH.ORG
  • ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PRO ISRAEL ACTIVISTS: CALLING COLLEGE AGE STUDENTS AIPAC's New York Diamond Summer Interns cordially invite you to our Regional Intern Seminar, which brings together those interning and working in the tri-state area in support of the US-Israel relationship. We are honored to have with us New York City Councilman Mark Levine on July 31 and hope that you will join us. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other interns and young professionals and hear from the Councilman about the bond New York shares with Israel and the importance of activism. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. RSVP at Location is provided upon registration.
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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