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Friday, February 1, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
MishpatimFebruary 2, 201927 Sh'vat 5779
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Candle Lighting4:52 PM
Mincha4:57 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:36 AM
Latest Shacharit10:27 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:00 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:00 PM
Mincha4:50 PM
Maariv5:49 PM
Shabbat Ends5:54 PM
Shabbat Shalom
God is in the Details: A Perspective on Church and State Separation

In our country, the separation of church and state is one of the hallmarks of our society. I believe in America this separation affords us and all faiths the freedom to practice our religion.

Yet, there is not a full separation. America was founded on Judeo Christian values and many laws are rooted in this reality. We believe all men and women are created equally and endowed with the Divine. We invoke our belief in God in numerous ways such as "In God we trust" on our currency and invocations at governments gatherings to name a couple of examples.

America strives to navigate this line. The struggle is the source of the controversy regarding the placement of the 10 commandments outside courts of law. Sometimes, as people of faith, we must state that the government can go too far in removing God from the public square. The recent legislation in New York and Virginia permitting third trimester abortions is one such case. It is outrageous to permit the abortion of a baby moments from birth. I think the decision is the product of a society too focused on removing God from conversations in the halls of power.

This week's Parsha of Mishpatim serves as a strong reminder of the role of God in the public square. The Torah begins by stating, "And these are the statutes..." Rashi wonders why the Parsha begins with the letter Vav, a conjunction and explains that just as the 10 commandments were from Sinai, so too are the civil laws. God's values are absolute. Our values are subjective. The question to be asked in cases of moral ambiguity is not simply, "What do I want? What are my rights?" but rather, "What is my responsibility and what does God want of me?"

Where does government draw the line in the separation between church and state? The answer is complex. However, this week's Parsha reminds us that God must be part of the conversation. It is the basis of an ethical monotheistic society committed to justice and righteousness. A society that abandons God in these conversations is a society in danger of corrosion and corruption and an ultimate abandonment of the sanctity of all human life.

God is in the details. Incorporating Divine values into our every day decisions is the essence of leading a holy life.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

AIPAC Shabbat  We are honored to host AIPAC's National African American Constituency Director, Darius Jones, this Shabbat. Join us to hear from Darius about his work with African American leaders to expand the pro-Israel movement beyond the Jewish community. Darius will speak several times throughout the day, and all are welcome.

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

Tzetchem Leshalom  best wishes to Jesse and Lior Krinsky and their children Ari and Ayelet on their move this week to Boston. We will miss them!

Thank God  we are celebrating three Shalom Zecharim this Friday night: Feldstein simcha (56 Crane Road) 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Block simcha (37 Boxwood Drive) 8:15 PM, Attar simcha (196 Fifth Street) 8:30 PM

Welcome  Nina and Ron Berman and their children Shoshana and Eliana on their recent move to Stamford

Happy Birthday Joe!
Highlights from Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen's visit to CAS snowbirds in Florida and special celebration in honor of Joe Gelb's birthday!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah Before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Post Kiddush Q and ADarius Jones
10:30 shiurAri Lieberman: TBD
SermonDarius Jones
Torah ReadersNat Samberg, Jay Jubas
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitA Conversation with Darius Jones and Rabbi Cohen
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushAna and Albert Lilienfeld in memory of the yahrzeits of Helen Lilienfeld, mother of Albert, and Sarah Elson, grandmother of Ana
Chapel KiddushRenee Manger and Marc Manger in celebration of their mom, Faye Manger's, 96th birthday
Sanctuary KiddushLior and Jesse Krinsky in honor of their upcoming move
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Tuesday-Wednesday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 PM, Friday 5:06 PM
Lunch MinchaMonday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
Candles Friday5:01 PM
TuesdayRosh Chodesh Adar I
WednesdayRosh Chodesh Adar I
Mazal Tov
  • to Ed Axelrod on the birth of a grandson, Joshua Aaron, born to Greg & Hayley Axelrod
  • to Rochel & Hecky Attar on the birth of a grandson, born to Miriam & Chaim Attar. Mazal to great-grandmother Yospa Lieberman
  • to Dena & Avi Block on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Sharon & Michael Feldstein on the birth of a grandson, born to Hillary & Yosef Feldstein
  • to Ivy and Marvin Schildkraut on the marriage of their son Eli to Daniella Sassoon last weekend
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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CAS Annual Dinner


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Celebration Kiddush
Shabbat, February 23
Any occasion is an opportunity to sponsor a kiddush: a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a baby naming, you are just glad someone is home safely after traveling, or just because. Celebrate your milestone by co-sponsoring our Celebration Kiddush.

$36 to co-sponsor
Young Couples/Families Shabbat Lunch
Shabbat, February 9 - 12:00 PM
The Havdalah of Happiness
Shabbat, February 9 - 6:30 PM
Yonina in concert
Tuesday, February 19 - 7:30 PM
CAS Annual Festive Dinner
Sunday, March 3 - 5:00 PM
Womens Book Club
Wednesday, March 13 - 8:00 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.
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
  • Tuesday, February 5, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Friday, February 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, February 5, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, February 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of February 3
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Purim Revelations: In Talmud, Law and Life - 9:00 AM
Bob Abrams: Reading Hebrew - Learning Friday Night's Prayers - 7:30 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Rabbi Soloveitchik's work, Halakhic Man - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:15 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
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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
  • CAS MENS CLUB MEETING Sunday at 10 am in the Social Hall. Items on the table include (1) Participating on Yom HaShoah, May 2. The proposal is to have a special CAS Men's Club yarzeit candle for every family that shows up to remember someone passed. If they don't have a particular person they can choose one from the past years...,(2) Passover Fair March 31 - ideas and plans,(3) Speakers (we have a couple of potentials, one from Foundation for Defense of Democracies), (4) Possible new election of officers, (5) NFL Superbowl, (6) New Business. Bagel breakfast will be served
  • 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.
  • BREAKFAST AND LEARN WITH RABBI ELLI FISCHER 2/24, 9:30 AM A Religious Zionist Shulhan Arukh- On the Popular Appeal of Peninei Halakha
  • SAVE THE DATE CAS is honored to host Rabbi Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University on Shabbat, March 1 and 2. There will be a Friday night community dinner. We will hold one minyan in the Sanctuary on Shabbat Morning.
  • 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
  • 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
  • PLACE YOUR SOOSH SUPER BOWL orders TODAY! All deliveries or pick-up orders for Sunday, Feb 3 that include a sushi platter get 10% off the entire order! See you @Soosh.
  • JEWISH BASEBALL FOR YOUTH IS BACK! The FCCJBL (Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League) is now open for Spring registration. The league is for children in pre-K through 8th grade and only plays on Sundays. Also looking for volunteers, coaches, various other positions. Please visit to register. For more info, contact Ari Goldstein 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.
  • 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. The event is open to the community at no charge. Registration is required at
  • CARMEL ACADEMY HOSTS ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE FOR PROSPECTIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS Carmel Academy invites prospective middle school students and their parents to unlock the magic of a Carmel education at its Escape Room Challenge & Middle School Open House on Thursday, February 28th, 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Join Carmel Academy for a dairy dinner at 5:15 p.m. immediately followed at 6:15 p.m. for an Open House program. Children will participate in an exciting Escape Room Challenge that will provide a glimpse into Carmel's middle school learning and student life. Parents will have the opportunity to experience Carmel Academy academics and curriculum through model classes, meet with the Middle School's exceptional faculty, and hear from Head of School Nora Anderson about what to look forward to as children transition to their middle years. Please RSVP to Questions: Ella Shteingart, Director of Admissions, 203-983-3503 or
  • 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
  • ANNUAL STAMFORD CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER Tuesday February 12, 5:30pm. Temple Beth El. Honoring the memory of Penny Block a"h. Guest Speaker: Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi, Boca Raton Synagogue. Topic: "Learning to be Selfless in the Age of the Selfie" $54/person. Sponsorship at $180 entitles an individual to two seats at the dinner
  • 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
  • Baruch Meir ben Leah
  • 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
  • Moshe Yoel ben Machla Shifrah
  • 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
  • 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
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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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.
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Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim Chapter 4:6-7 Dapim 26-27
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