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Friday, February 8, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
TerumahFebruary 9, 20194 Adar I 5779
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Candle Lighting5:01 PM
Mincha5:06 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:33 AM
Latest Shacharit10:25 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:10 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:10 PM
Mincha5:00 PM
Maariv5:58 PM
Shabbat Ends6:03 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Giving from the Heart

A financial prospectus generally warns that past results are no guarantee of the future. We can never be assured that an investment in a company is going to yield dividends. However, in the realm of the spiritual, God assures eternal rewards. God states in this week's Torah portion of Terumah, "Make for me a sanctuary, I will dwell in them." Notice that the object of the verse is not "it" referring to the sanctuary, but "them" signifying the people. God promises us that if we make space for Him in our lives, dedicate our talents and treasure to him, and give from the heart, he will shower us with his eternal blessings. I am reminded of the quote from Bob Marley, "Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again."

In this spirit, I want to thank everyone who has contributed thus far to our annual dinner paying tribute to very worthy honorees. If you have not yet added your name to our growing list of donors, please give from the heart and make a generous investment in our future.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thank you to Ari Goldstein and Adam Furmansky for organizing the Super Bowl event this past week

Best wishes  to our Cholent Challenge participants, Sarah Bierman, Sam Maryles, Daniel Scherban and Rabbi Oran Zweiter

Service Note Shabbat of Song - This Shabbat, we are introducing a new Friday night experience in addition to the regularly scheduled minyan. The "Voice and Spirit" service is extended musical kabbalat Shabbat and will be an unrushed, community led, song filled davening. Bring your spirit and sing along! The minyan will meet in the library and begins with mincha at 5:06 PM. We also encourage you to join us for a post kiddish Zemirot 15 minutes into the 9 AM kiddush. As always, great spirit, song and treats!

Florida Trip Click here to view more highlights from Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen's trip to visit our CAS snowbirds in Florida and a special shout out to Harriet Sternlicht whose watercolor paintings were featured at an art show in Boca Raton.

Mazal Tov to Matan graduates
Reba and Selia Sitzer, Sarah and Yael Hochman, Melanie and Rebecca Kaplan, Michelle and Lilah Gordon, Jacqui and Kayla Lindenbaum, and Anat and Racheli Chavkin
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
10:30 shiurAri Lieberman: Can You Violate Halacha to Avoid Embarrassment?
ShacharitLevi Dulitz
MusafOmer Neumeier
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Chapel KiddushThe BL Fund In Thankfulness to their Contributors
Teen KiddushRachel and Dan Haron & Family in honor of Yaakov Faratci and his tireless dedication to our children
Sanctuary KiddushRhoda & Avram Freedberg in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Rhoda's father, Sidney Bernstein and Avi's Uncle Stanley Freedberg, and the Cholent Challenge competitors: Sarah Bierman, Sam Maryles, Daniel Scherban, and Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:10 PM, Friday 5:15 PM
Lunch MinchaMonday - Thursday, 1:30 pm at 613 Restaurant, 108 Prospect St.
Candles Friday5:10 PM
  • to the family of Ellen Arons
  • to Laura Tobin on the passing of her mother, Susie Blumenthal
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 the graduates of the mother daughter Matan class led by Diane Cohen and thank you to Diane for leading this meaningful and special program. (See photo in bulletin)
  • to Jocelyn and Ron Avidan, Daniella Klein and all of the honorees on their upcoming honor at the Chabad Gala Dinner this Sunday night.
  • to Lee Fanwick on the engagement of her grandson
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


Stop by before we pack up for construction!
February 21 from 10:00AM-Noon!

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

CAS Annual Dinner


The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree

Guests of Honor  Susan & Len Mark

Community Service Award Michael Sweeney

Young Leadership Award Hilary & Ari Goldstein

Chai Award Flora & Carl Kaufman

Listed below, you will see the wonderful response we have received to our appeals for the CAS Annual Dinner.

If you have not signed up yet, join us!

Click here to sign up
Andrew Ashforth, A.P. Construction
Beth & John Bacha
Stephne & Kerrin Behrend
Janet & Andrew Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Amy & James Benjamin
Dina & Paul Berger
David Bessaleli
Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Judith & Jeffrey Cahn
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Arline Gewanter & Lloyd Contract
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Edith Samers & Ed Smith
Lee Fanwick
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Lindy & Len Fox
The Friendship Circle
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Gloria Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Zalman Gurkov
Kamal Haron
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Olga & Michael Kagan
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Chanie & Yossi Kamman
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Liz Beck & Gary Kaufman
Rory & Steven Kaufman
Roberta & Stephen Kloper
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
The Kuehner Brothers Foundation
Pauline Ladds
Elizabeth Lawson
Rachel & Joshua Licht
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Nancy Heller & Robert Lob
Eleanor & Mort Lowenthal
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Terry Anne & Thomas Mckiernan
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Izabella & William Nagle
Ilene Nesser & Jim Newmark
Fran & Peter Nuchims
Melanie & William Patchett
Sarah Person
Anne Peskin
Manya Phillips
Donald Porges
Jean Porges
Lawrence Porges
Judy & Bob Raymond
Shari & Samuel Raymond
Sheila Romanowitz
Shelagh Ann Ryan
Toby Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Rochelle & Edward Senker
Judy & David Singer
Louise & Amiram Soifer
Leslie & John Spain
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Vita Squillace
Beverly & David Stein
Ned Steinmetz
Danielle & Steven Thau
Pamela & Richard Vogel
Audrey Waldstreicher
Lynn & Robert Whitman
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Young Israel Of Aventura, Florida
Sandy & Jeff Zimmerman
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Sign Up For These Events
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

Participants as of February 8 Morning:

Gloria Green
Shira & Ethan Green
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
Breakfast and Learn with Rabbi Elli Fischer
Sunday, February 24 - 9:30 AM
CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, February 25, 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 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, February 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of February 10
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
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Purim Revelations: In Talmud, Law and Life - 9:00 AM
Rabbi 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
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
Feb 16Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Feb 23Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen: open
Mar 2Sanctuary: openChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Mar 9Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Mar 16Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen: open
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
  • MENS EVENT Monday evening, March 11 with Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Dr. Scott Chudnoff. More details coming soon
  • WAFFLE PARTY AND PESACH CRAFTS for Parents and Children with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday morning, March 24th at 9:15 AM.
  • 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.
  • NEW CLASS Diane Cohen will be leading the Matan class for women on five Monday evenings Feb. 25th, March 11, March 18, April 1 and April 8th at 8:00 PM. This class is part of the Adult Bat Mitzvah program but open to all women regardless of their participation in the program. For more informatiion and RSVP, contact Diane Cohen at
  • 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
  • SATURDAY NIGHTS @ SIX THIRTEEN Saturday, February 9. Join us for a night of Live Music with Three Rabbis & a Cik Doors open at 7:30. No reservations, first come first serve. Upcoming live music will be announced soon!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • AMERICAN VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION will hold its 53rd annual Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at the Jewish Chapel of the United States Military Academy at West Point on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. More detailed program information will be available in early 2019.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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
  • Davida Yonah bat Yisroela Elana
  • 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
  • Shoshana bat Aryeh Lev and Chava
  • 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
Timely AIPAC Opportunity- Israel Advocacy Update  For those of you who were able to join us last Shabbat, we were honored to partner with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), to host Darius Jones, their National African American Constituency Director. Darius spoke about his work with African American leaders to expand the pro-Israel movement beyond the Jewish community. His presentations were insightful and inspiring! In honor of this weekend's Shabbaton, I am pleased to share that we have secured a $100 discount off the registration fee for the conference, which will be active for JUST ONE WEEK. Register at and use code PC19CAS from now until Monday, February 11 to join the already 55 strong CAS delegation! If you do just one thing this year to make sure Israel is in a stronger, safer position, you can't get a better return on investment than Policy Conference. I hope you will join us.

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.
For questions and more info, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen at or Rabbi Oran Zweiter at
Parshat Terumah Chapter 4: 6-7 Dapim 26-27
Parshat Tetzveh Chapter 5:1-2 Dapim 28-29
Parhat Ki Tisa Chapter 5: 3-4 Dapim 30-31
Parshat Vayakhel Chapter 5:5 Dapim 32-33
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