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Friday, January 25, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
YitroJanuary 26, 201920 Sh'vat 5779
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Candle Lighting4:44 PM
Mincha4:49 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Sephardic Minyan9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:39 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Daf Yomi3:50 PM
Code of Jewish Law3:50 PM
Mincha4:40 PM
Maariv5:40 PM
Shabbat Ends5:45 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Mazal Tov to Mariano and a Meaningful Message

I rarely wish a Mazal Tov to a baseball player on earning his place in the Hall of Fame. However, in this case, it is not only because Mariano Rivera was the first person elected to the Hall by every voter in a unanimous decision or because I sometimes mention his name when designating who will be the opener and "closer" of the ark, but because he embodies one of the most important messages from God in this week's Parsha.

God gives the Jewish people the Torah to serve as God's ambassadors to create a Heaven on Earth. Yet, the transcendent vision of God is for all humanity to proclaim God's name as one over the entire world. We invoke this ideal in the last lines of the Aleinu which concludes all three daily services. God expands the Sinai experience at the end of the Parsha when he promises, "Wherever you invoke my name, I will come and bless you." Godliness has no bounds and transcends faiths.

In this spirit, I believe Mariano deserves a rabbinic shout out and Mazal Tov! He is a man of deep faith and serves as an inspiration for people to live life wholly devoted to God. He shared in an interview in the New Yorker, "Everything I have and everything I became is because of the strength of the Lord, and through him I have accomplished everything. Not because of my strength. Only by his love, his mercy, and his strength. You don't own your gifts like a pair of jeans. God could give the cutter to anyone he wants, but you know what? He put it in me. He put it in me, for me to use it. To bring glory, not to Mariano Rivera, but to the Lord."

If Mariano is unabashedly proud of his faith, we can be too. Using words such as "Thank God, God willing" and recognizing that our resources, talents and gifts from God not be used for our own glory, but God's glory, is the essence of life as a reflection of the revelation at Sinai thousands of years ago.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

New benefit for CAS members:  Beginning January 10th and weekly thereafter, on Thursdays from 11:00 am -1:00pm, a clinical social worker/counselor from Schoke Jewish Family Service will be available to discuss issues affecting congregants at the synagogue. Topics such as parenting or marital concerns, bereavement, grief, and the demands (emotional and practical) of caregiving can be discussed with the therapist. You may also make inquiries about family support services (food pantry, emergency assistance, camp scholarship, home companion services). All conversations will be strictly confidential. To make an appointment to meet with the social worker, please contact Amanda Geffner, LCSW, at 203-921-4161 or email at

Service Notes 
  • Beginning in February, Rabbi Cohen will deliver his sermon before Musaf in the main sanctuary
  • Sephardic Minyan This Shabbat. Sign up to be a Hazan or read from the Torah click here

Please note Rabbi Cohen will be out of town through Thursday, Jan. 31st. He will check his emails periodically. In case of an emergency, contact Rabbi Zweiter.

Looking for Haftarah Readers  Is it your bar mitzvah haftarah? Special anniversary? We're looking for haftarah readers in the main sanctuary on Shabbat. Whether you've read the haftarah before or are looking to learn, we would love to give you the opportunity. If you are interested in reading a specific week, or have any questions, please contact: Rabbi Zweiter at
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah Before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
Library shiurBarry Best: Remembering Shabbos and holidays in kiddush, benching & davening
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: The Great Circumcision Controversy of 1865
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah ReaderEthan Green
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushBarry Best in honor of the several free hours for learning made available this Sunday by the absence of (real) football
Chapel KiddushThe BL Fund In Thankfulness to their Contributors
Sanctuary KiddushTalia & Jonathan Siscovick in honor of Elliot, Joseph, and Elise's Birthday, The Dayan Family in celebration of Grandma Janet and Gpa's 50th wedding anniversary, and The Hochman Family in celebration of Sarah, Yehudit, & Yakira Hochman's birthdays
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:55 PM, Friday 4:57 PM
Lunch MinchaMonday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
Candles Friday4:52 PM
  • to Beth Berger on the recent passing of her beloved father Irwin Binder.
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 Ivy and Marvin Schildkraut on the marriage this weekend of their son Eli to Daniella Sassoon
  • to Lynn and Harvey Berman on the engagement of their son Adam to Miri Kudan
  • to Adrienne & Michael Alexander on the birth of a grandson, born to Caroline & Brad Alhadef
  • to Lenore & Michael Cooper on the birth of a granddaughter, Olivia Dee, to Rachel Cooper Troy & Joshua Troy
  • to Marshall and Julie Kurland on birth of a baby girl, Sophie Ella
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Heritage Trip
Timely Update from Rabbi Cohen about the the Heritage to Poland this Summer
Hope you are all well! I wanted to update you on the progress of the trip. Thank God, we have interest but it is time to commit in the next few weeks to insure we are on.
We need to know our numbers by Feb. 15th and ask you to send a $500 fully refundable deposit payable to Agudath Sholom. Please send to my attention at the shul.
The updated itinerary and dates as well as Prague extension option are online. Here is the link
Please note the flights are done independently but we are likely taking a LOT flight leaving JFK on Sunday eve, Aug. 4th with a 12 PM arrival on Monday, Aug. 5th. The plan would be to meet at the shul on Sunday and take group transportation to the airport.
I have been in ongoing contact with Michael Berl, the tour operator, and he or I can answer your questions. Below are links to sample hotels (4 star and 5 star) and flight info.
For those going to Prague, we would take a bus on Monday morning, August 12th to Prague and spend Monday and Tuesday night in Prague and return to NY on Wed, August 14th
Please feel free to share the trip info with others. It is open to the community. Please let me know your serious interest or any questions so we can begin to finalize our numbers.
I truly believe this will be an experience of a life time and look forward God wiling to sharing the journey with you.
All the best and Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Cohen


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Young Couples/Families Shabbat Lunch
Shabbat, February 9 - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, March 3 - 5:00 PM
The Havdalah of Happiness
Shabbat, February 9 - 6:30 PM
CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, February 4, 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.
  • COME WATCH SUPERBOWL @ 613 February 3rd at 6 PM. CAS Men's Club and Young Families invites you watch the Superbowl at 613! All you can eat buffet(wings, nachos, chowdogs, pretzel bites). $25 for 11 yrs and up, $15 for 10 yrs and under. CHAIRS: MITCHEL BELL, ARI GOLDSTEIN, ADAM FURMANSKY. PLEASE RSVP TO GOLDSTEINARI1@GMAIL.COM BY 1/28
CAS Youth Events
  • THE HAVDALAH OF HAPPINESS Join us for our Youth and Young Family special event on February 9th at 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Come as a family for a musical and magical havdalah in pajamas(just the kids) featuring stories from Rabbi Cohen and delicious ice cream! Besamim packets will be made, art projects will be drawn, fun will be had by all!
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, February 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, January 29, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, January 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, January 31, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of January 27
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Pirkei Avot; Diving into our Morals - 10:15 AM
Bob Abrams: Reading Hebrew - Learning Friday Night's Prayers - 7:30 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Halakhic Man - 9:15 AM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
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CAS Announcements
  • MENS EVENT Monday evening, March 11 with Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Dr. Scott Chudnoff. More details coming soon
  • CAS CHOLENT CHALLENGE Have a secret recipe? Want to show off your Jewish culinary skills? Join the CAS Cholent Challenge! This year's Cholent Challenge will be held on Shabbat morning Feb. 9. All cholent's will be served at kiddush after services in the main sanctuary. We are still looking for 2-3 participants. Please contact Rabbi Zweiter for details if you are interested.
  • HALACHA LIVING WILLS A couple of weeks ago, we partnered with Rabbi Elchanan Zohn to join in Team Shabbos focusing on end of life issues, Here is a link to the website with many resources and a link to a Halacha Living Will. If you would like to meet to discuss any of these issues, please contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zwei.
  • CHESED MITZVAH OPPORTUNITY Pamela and Michael Hirsch Kosher Home Delivered Meal Program. Jill Knopff at JFS is spearheading a new kosher Meals on Wheels program that will hopefully be starting over the next few weeks. She is currently looking for volunteers to drop off meals to clients and perhaps visit with them for a few moments. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be, please contact Jill at 203-921-4161 ext 109 or
  • 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.
Community Announcements
  • BELLA'S HAT POP UP SHOP is coming to Stamford! Come join us on Jaunary 27th from 11am-1pm for a large selection of Hats, fascinators, headbands and more! Located at the Adelman's 26 Brighton Pl. Feel free to contact Adina Adelman, or Miriam Sperber,, with any questions.
  • PLEASE JOIN JNFUTURE AT OUR YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MID-WINTER RECEPTION on Saturday evening, January 26 at 613 Restaurant, 7:30-9:30pm. The event will feature an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and guest speaker Lt. Col. Tiran Attia. $20 couvert. RSVP by January 22 at JNFuture is a large and growing network of young professional Israel supporters, ages 22-40. Come discover the wide variety of social, travel and networking opportunities available to this group. For more information about JNFuture or this event, please contact Sharon Lewis, Director, Westchester County & Southern CT or 212.879.9305 x510.
  • WATCH THE SUPER BOWL WITH SIX THIRTEEN Take advantage of our special offers - in house and take out! At Six Thirteen - All you can eat select apps from 6:15 to the start of the 3rd quarter. $25 for adults and $15 for kids 10 & under. Catering packages available for takeout and delivery. See details at
  • JOIN UJF'S PJ LIBRARY FOR 2 FUN-FILLED CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: (1) PJ Library Invites Kids 5 & Under to Celebrate Shabbat! Meet at the PJ Library Corner for a story, challah & grape juice. Friday January 18th 1:30pm, February 8th 11:00am, & March 8th 1:30pm. Ages 5 & under. 1035 Newfield Ave, 2nd Floor (In front of the UJF office). RSVP at or email (2) UJF's PJ Library celebrates Tu B'Shevat & MLK Jr. Day! At the Stamford J, 1035 Newfield Ave, auditorium2:30 - 3:30 pm Ages 2-9. Make a planter for Tu B'Shevat and create a blessing bag for a child at a local shelter. Co-sponsored by the JCC. RSVP at or email sharon@ujf.orgNO CHARGE for either program but we ask that you register.
  • NURTURING CHILDREN'S MINDS, BODIES AND SOULS SYMPOSIUM FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS OF CHILDREN BIRTH - 8 YEARS OLD. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School will be hosting a Symposium on Thursday, February 7, 7:00-9:30pm. Guest lecturers will explore topics such as sports, bedtime routines, spirituality, anxiety, nutrition, and the effects of technology on children. Attendees will choose 2 workshops to attend. This Symposium is sponsored by the Karp Foundation. JCC members $8/Community $10 by January 23. For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at, call (203) 322-6541 or Click here to register online and to find our more.
  • YESHIVA UNIVERSITY ISRAEL OPPORTUNITY FOR 12TH GRADERS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS Target audience: College students or graduating twelfth graders with limited background who have not had a chance to study in Israel. Cost: $1500 total!!! (including airfare, room and board, trips, classes etc.). When: July 4 - July 24. July in Jerusalem - The Gerald and Mary Swartz Introductory Summer Program (a division of Yeshiva University's Mechina/Basic Jewish Studies Program) invites you... to experience the inspiration and excitement that studying in and touring Israel offers: Spend your mornings in a relaxed informal learning environment at our Jerusalem's Yeshiva University campus. Studies include Hebrew Ulpan, Bible, Jewish Philosophy and Law. Spend your afternoons: volunteering at an orphanage, picking vegetables for the poor, serving in a soup kitchen, providing relief to families of terror victims...Experience the Land of Israel hands on: Kayak down the Jordan river, crawl through ancient caves, hike up mountains and rivers, experience the magic of Shabbat in Jerusalem's Old city.For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen or Elisheva Cohen at
  • BE THE PARENT PLEASE Strategies For Parenting Children in a Technological Age. Join Carmel Academy on Monday, February 11th for an evening with author Naomi Schaefer Riley, who will discuss her new book "Be The Parent Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat." Schaefer Riley, a former Wall Street Journal writer and mother of three, explores the latest research about the effects of technology usage on children and gives realistic advice to parents on how to monitor and control technology and social media. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. at Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Open to the community at no cost. Please register at
  • NEW JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, January 27th and Sunday, February 3rd from 9 am - 5 pm. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at
  • YONINA IN STAMFORD! Tuesday evening, February 19, 2019, 7:30PM, Temple Sinai. This is the first time this Israel singing sensation is performing in Stamford. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Sponsored by the UJF of Greater Stamford, New Cannan and Darien; co-sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford JCC, Temple Beth El, Temple Sinai, and the Young Israel of Stamford.
  • PAMELA AND MICHAEL HIRSCH KOSHER HOME DELIVERED MEAL PROGRAM Seven meals will be delivered weekly to those in our community who have difficulty shopping and preparing their own food. Once a week, a volunteer will deliver the seven microwave ready meals and spend time visiting with the recipients, should they desire. This is a subscription service. Reduced rates will be available for families who qualify. For more information, please contact Jill Knopoff, Volunteer Coordinator at 201-921-4161 or email at
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM Session #2: Mondays, 10:30 AM -12:00 pm, March 4-Reasoning; March 11-Memory-Recall; March 18-Visual Organization at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue Want to stimulate your brain power? Sessions will focus on specific areas of concentration. Advance registration suggested. Light refreshments will be served. JCC Members: $8 per session. Open to the community at $10 per session. All three sessions: $20 for JCC members/ $25 for community. To register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203-487-0983 or email For additional information, contact Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at 203-921-4161 or
  • LIVING WITH LOSS: Schoke JFS Bereavement Support Group - Mondays, 1:45 - 3:30 pm at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport and Fridays, 12:30 pm at Stamford office of Schoke JFS. 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
  • LET'S TALK Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield AvenueContact Helene Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or Thursdays, bimonthly, 10:30 am, Free at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport Contact Rebekah Kanefsky for exact dates at 203-921-4161 or Thursdays, 1:00 pm at Westport Senior Center Contact Helene Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or
  • DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -Wednesdays, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 and 2/20 at 6:45 pm at the Stamford offices of Schoke JFS. The group will explore, look, listen, learn and love about the topic of separation, divorce and parenting. For more information, please contact Lois Meyer, LMSW at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • STAMFORD CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER You are cordially invited to attend the annual Zayin Adar Dinner in appreciation of all the devoted Chevra Kadisha members for their dedication and commitment and In Loving Memory of Penny Block a"h/ Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m Temple Beth El. Guest Speaker Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of The Boca Raton Synagogue, Topic: "Learning To Be Selfless In The Age Of The Selfie," Couvert: $54/person
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Ari ben Naama
  • Avraham Nachum ben Baila
  • Batya bat Sasha
  • Ben Tzion Shimon ben Golda Mirel
  • Beryl ben Sarah
  • Chaim Hakohen ben Chaya Sara
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer Yitzhak Dovid ben Miriam Rivka
  • Ephraim ben Sara-Rivka
  • Fraidel bat Esther
  • Meir ben Chana Rachel
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Olya bat Zina
  • Penina bat Sara Imenu
  • Raisal bat Deborah
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Chana bat Yehudit Yocheved
  • Shimon ben Sarah
  • Shoshana bat Aryeh Lev and Chava
  • Tamara bat Yenka
  • Yehuda Ariyeh ben Braha
  • Yitzchak Osher ben Chana Shayva Chaya
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zindl Gedalia ben Pesha Rivkah
  • מאשא מלה bat הינדא רוא
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
Israel Advocacy Update  
  • Take a moment to read and share these two timely articles by David Harris and Alan Dershowitz in response to the piece in The NY Times by Michelle Alexander

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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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
Shabbat Parshat Bo Mishnayot Chapter 4:2-3 Dapim 22-23
Shabbat Parshat Beshalach Chapter 4:4-5 Dapim 24-25
Shabbat Parshat Yitro Chapter 4:6-7 Dapim 26-27
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