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Friday, March 22, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
TzavMarch 23, 201916 Adar II 5779
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Candle Lighting6:50 PM
Mincha6:55 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/7:45 AM/9:00 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:57 AM
Women's Tefillah Group10:00 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:58 AM
Daf Yomi5:55 PM
Code of Jewish Law5:55 PM
Mincha6:45 PM
Maariv7:46 PM
Shabbat Ends7:51 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Chapel Minyan will start at 7:45am

The Most Popular Number at the Seder

Who knows 1? Who knows 2? One of the highlights of seder night is the song Echad Mi Yodea that connects the numbers 1 to 13 with a Jewish idea. I remember as a child trying to sing all 13 in one breath. At our seder, we alternate between the Hebrew and English versions of the song.

What is the most prominent number at the Seder?

The answer is clearly the number 4. We ask four questions, we speak about 4 sons and we drink 4 cups of wine. The most obvious explanation for the focus on four emerges from the four languages of redemption expressed by God to Moses. In the beginning of Parshat Vaera, God promises Moshe that He will liberate the Jews in four stages: 1. vehotzaisy--I will lead you out (of Egypt); 2. vehitzalty--I will deliver you (from any type of servitude); 3. vega'alty--I will redeem you; 4. valakachty--I will take you (as My people).

However, the Vilna Gaon draws on this week's Parsha of Tzav to illuminate a new way of seeing the value of 4. One of the offerings described this week is the Korban Todah, the offering of Thanksgiving. The Talmud explains that a person was obligated to express gratitude to God after four scenarios:

  1. Crossing a sea
  2. Traversing a desert
  3. Release from prison
  4. Healing from sickness

The Vilna Gaon explains that the Jewish people, upon leaving Egypt, experienced these four salvations. They survived crossing the sea and desert, were liberated from Egypt and, according to the midrash, were healed from sickness at Mt Sinai. On the seder night, we toast God with four cups of wine. Four is a central theme as the night is an opportunity to express our gratitude to God not only for the multifaceted salvation thousands of years ago, but to reflect on the sources of our gratitude today.

Seder Tip: Ask everyone around the table (or send a note to your guests in advance) to share an experience for which they are eternally grateful. When have you encountered God?

Pesach is less than a month away and the more we prepare, the more meaningful the holiday.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Service Notes 
  • 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
  • Women's Tefillah Group - March 23rd for Lilah Gordon's Bat Mitzvah. Chapel Minyan will start at 7:45am

We will miss  Barbara Miller who is moving from Stamford and wish her well! We know we will stay in touch!

A Fond Farewell to my CAS family by Barbara Miller  On Tuesday, March 26th, I will be moving to the Watermark in Southbury, CT, a fabulous community on 55 acres. It is with mixed emotions. After being here for 50+ years (and loving it), more than half of my lifetime so far, unfortunately I became overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of the house and being lonely, I have made the decision to start a new chapter of my life. I would be remiss without thanking three friends: Miriam Gelb, Roz Mangot and Sue Mark and the many others (too many to mention) driving me since I don't drive -and to Kim and Chris who are still helping me and of course the Rabbis & Rebbetzins who are so thoughtful. I'm so happy to see my shul so vibrant and alive as well as with New Young Couples and ALL the babies! With my heartfelt & thanks to All!

Best wishes  to our CAS AIPAC delegation who will be in Washington DC at the AIPAC Policy Conference

Welcome to Shaun and Ayala Azari on their move to our community this week

Thank you 
  • to Drs. Julie and Richard Morgulis for sponsoring the Mishloach Manot packages for seniors and Atria residents
  • to the CAS Sisterhood and Men's Club for sponsoring our Purim night carnival
  • to our Purim Seudah sponsors - Queen Esther: Beth & Scott Berger in Loving Memory of their Parents, Barbara & Irwin Binder (z"L) and Betty & Joe Berger (z"L); Mordechai - Barbara & Ron Ashkenas, Nina & Ron Berman, Elise & Henry Feuerstein, Lauren & Dan Hazony, Becky & Omer Neumeier, and Rose & Bruce Newman
  • to Jessica Furmansky, Ari Goldstein, Jessica Sosnovich, and Miriam & Josh Sperber for chairing our Purim Seudah! Thank you to Yossi Notik for providing his musical talents!

Michael Feldstein Link  His article was published in The Jewish Week -
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Kabbalat ShabbatIzzy Lustig
Torah Before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Library shiurRabbi Shlomo Zuckier
10:30 shiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: The Brother and Sister: The Halachic Controversy that Tore Apart Israel
ShacharitDavid Cohen
MusafBurt Rubin
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderMark Wagshul
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushTalia and Jonathan Siscovick in the merit that David Yisrael Ben Branza should continue to have a full recovery.
Chapel KiddushDarona Bernstein and Liba Steinmetz in celebration of Rabbi Tzvi and Steve's birthdays
Sanctuary KiddushMichelle & Howland Gordon in celebration of Lilah's Bat Mitzvah
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday6:57 PM
  • to Allen & Sherri Rosenthal and Lauren & Joe Zalis on the passing of their mother and grandmother, Anna Rosenthal
  • to the family of Rabbi Ahiyad Ettinger of Ariel who was murdered this week in Israel
  • to Rita Lerner on the passing of her husband, Howard
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 Arlene and Irwin Ettinger for endowing the Legacy Award at the Stamford JCC and this year's first recipient Sandi Waldstreicher.
  • to Michelle & Howland Gordon on Lilah's Bat-Mitzvah
  • to Harvey & Lynn Berman on Adam's upcoming marriage this weekend
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Get Ready for Pesach!
A Full Array of Pesach preparation information is around the corner. Classes will be posted next week.
Important Dates:
March 31st - CAS Men's Club Passover Fair
April 8th - Men Seder at 613
April 13th - Shabbat Hagadol Drasha
April 14th and April 16th evenings - Kashering
April 16th - Leil Iyun Prep for Pesach
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, March 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.
CAS Announcements
  • MENS SEDER 613 Monday, April 8. Save the date
  • SHABBAT APRIL 6TH - SHABBAT PRE MINCHA SHIUR WITH RABBI DR. DARRELL GINSBERG. Rabbi Ginsberg is rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah, as well as Director of Midreshet Amudim, both located in Modiin, Israel. He lectures throughout Israel and the USA on topics concerning the methodology of Gemara and the role of philosophy in Judaism. His shiurim and divrei Torah are read around the world. Rabbi Ginsberg curre
  • WAFFLE PARTY AND PESACH CRAFTS for Parents and Children with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday morning, March 31 at 9:15 AM.
  • CAS is honored to join Yesh Tikva's upcoming Fourth Annual Infertility Awareness Shabbat (IAS) on Rosh Chodesh Nissan April 6, 2019 in spreading awareness in Jewish communities of the struggles and sensitivities that surround those navigating infertility
  • CAS MENS CLUB PASSOVER FAIR Sunday, March 31. The CAS Men's Club is excited to announce that the WanderingQ BBQ will be onsite from 10am-7pm. All other vendors will be open from 10am to 3pm. We are having TheRiverWine offering samples to those of age, the Chocolate Sunflower (with gluten free options) offering samples of their cakes, the Jewish Quarter will be showing their new and exciting Passover wares along with traditional merchandise, and we will have a soffer onsite to check mezzuzahs and teffilin. Rabbi Cohen is planning an inspirational 10 Great Ideas for Your Passover Seder, there will be activities for the kids and all the while you can enjoy some great BBQ.
  • 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.
  • CAS WELCOMES THE RAMAZ UPPER SCHOOL ACAPELLA CHOIR Join us on Thursday, April 4th at 6:45 p.m. at CAS for a concert by the Ramaz Upper School Acapella Choir, an exciting and dynamic vocal ensemble. They sing a diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary music, ranging from liturgical Renaissance music to contemporary American and Israeli songs. Performance highlights include the Ramaz Annual Dinner, national HS choral festivals and community concerts up and down the Eastern Seaboard. They have recorded several albums and last year toured and performed in Israel. They are surely not to be missed! No cost.
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, March 29, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, March 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of March 24
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Pirkei Avot; Diving into our Morals - 10:15 AM
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
Heritage Trip
Heritage Trip to Poland this Summer - Deadline Extended
We need to know our numbers 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 finalize our numbers.
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.
Community Announcements
  • 2019 BI-CULTURAL HEBREW ACADEMY CELEBRATION DINNER Together as One - Celebrating the merger of Bi-Cultural Day School and the Jewish High School of Connecticut. Sunday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Stamford Hotel - Honoring Rachel and Jay Jubas, Guests of Honor; Jill and Mitchell Kaplan, Community Service Award; The Class of 2004 - Alumni Award; and Elana Trombka. For more information or to purchase tickets: (203) 588-9190
  • MONDAY NIGHT DINNER DEAL AT SOOSH. ONLY $30 WITH FREE DELIVERY! Let Soosh take care of dinner this Monday night for your family. A pan of delicious baked Ziti, 4 garlic knots and a large garden salad delivered for $30 dollars. (will feed a family of four) Upgrade to a large pan and 6 garlic knots for $15. It gets even better. Once you order the dinner special your entire order will be delivered free of charge!! (Sushi anyone?!) Order via the Soosh app. *Free delivery within Soosh's geographical area at Soosh's discretion * Delivery between 4:00 and 5:00 PM
  • NEFESH B'NEFESH AND THE FIDF invites parents of current and future lone soldiers to an evening of sharing, bonding, and information. The event will take place Sunday, March 31st at 11 am in Stamford, CT. The program will be divided into 3 parts:Meet & Greet: a chance to meet parents of current and future chayalim, Presentation: Rights and Benefits of Lone Soldiers and What to Expect as a Lone Soldier Parent, Discussion: Future Chayalim, the process, new vocabulary, and tips for and from parents. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Leo Loeffler at
  • JCC MUSICAL Congratulations to several of our teen members who are participating in the upcoming musical production of Little Shop of Horrors. This groundbreaking production (a multi-school musical without practices on Shabbat or Yom Tov!) features a talented cast made up of community teens in 6th-12th grades from 11 different schools. And don't forget the awesome Audrey 2 puppets!! Performances are at the Stamford JCC: Thursday, March 28 at 7PM, Sunday, March 31 at 11AM, Sunday, March 31 at 3PM. Tickets are free with a suggested donation. Seating is general admission. Advance reservations are recommended (available on the JCC website.)
  • SATURDAY NIGHTS @ SIX THIRTEEN Saturday, March 23, Live Music by Nick Di Maria Jazz Quartet, Doors open at 8:00. Nick Di Maria Jazz Quartet plays a variety of venues in Connecticut, and we are very excited to host them at Six Thirteen. The night will begin with lighter dinner music progressing to more funky and groovy tunes. No Reservations - Seating is first come first serve. Special Saturday Night Menu available.
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CARDOZO LAW SOCIETY on Monday, April 8, 2019 for an educational program entitled: "Ethics Training - Learn About the Attorney Disciplinary Process and Today's Ethical Challenges and Pitfalls ." Panel includes Judge Lynda Munro (ret) & Judge Gary White, moderated by Cathy Satz. Dinner and mingling at 6:00pm followed by the program at 6:40pm. $36/$180 sponsor. To sign up got to 1 CLE ETHICS CREDIT AVAILABLE. Thank you to our sponsors Wiggin & Dana and Workpoint. For questions contact Sharon Franklin at
  • ANACHNU: JFNA HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CARE PROGRAM: Schoke JFS has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, to provide assistance to elderly Holocaust Survivors in the community. We will sponsor support groups, holiday gatherings, day trips and activities within the Jewish community. We are looking for volunteers to meet with survivors who would like to improve their English. Volunteers will visit in their home and provide conversation. Schoke JFS is looking for Holocaust survivors who would like to participate in upcoming programs that will include a Caf Europe, a place where seniors will be able to drop by for socialization. If you would like to volunteer or are looking for survivor care, please contact Marina Sapir, Program Director at 203-921-4161 or email
  • THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOOK TALK : Presenters Richard Schwartz and Noa Bober, JCC Israeli Shlichah. Israeli Poetry and Songs: Rebellion and Redemption. Wednesday, March 27, 10 AM at the JCC. All invited.
  • 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
  • STAMFORD SYMPHONY AND THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF SOUTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT INVITES YOU A CONCERT ONSUNDAY, APRIL 14 AT 3:00 PM. The Orchestra believes that like faith, music has the power to inspire, uplift us all, and heal many of modern day society's challenges. We welcome every opportunity to share our art with like-minded friends in our community. Interfaith Council Members enjoy a 20% discount and are invited to the donor lounge for refreshments at intermission. Please use offer code: FAITH19 online or via the box office by April 10th.
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INVITES AREA 10TH-12TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to take part in two award contests. Applications are being accepted for the Helen S. & Isadore Mark Teen Leadership Award and the Rabbi Alex J. Goldman Essay Contest. Prizes range from $250 to $1000. The application deadline is Aril 5th. For details on how to apply go to For questions contact Diane Sloyer at or call 203-321-1373 ext. 105.
  • 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.
  • 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.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avrahem ben Sussa
  • Avrahmam Chaim Hakohen ben Fayga
  • Baruch Meir ben Leah
  • Batya bat Sasha
  • Beryl ben Sarah
  • Bluma Tziporra bat Dinah Leah
  • Chaim Hakohen ben Chaya Sara
  • Chaim Leib ben Sara
  • Davida Yonah bat Yisroela Elana
  • Eliezer ben Chana
  • Ephraim ben Sara-Rivka
  • Karen bat Peggy
  • Mattityahu ben Chana Deborah
  • Menachem Mendel ben Shoshana
  • Moshe Yoel ben Machla Shifrah
  • Penina bat Sara Imenu
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shimon ben Sarah
  • Shoshana bat Aryeh Lev and Chava
  • Tamar bat Yocheved
  • Yehuda Ariyeh ben Braha
  • Yerachmiel Shemaya ben Devorah Elka
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zindl Gedalia ben Pesha Rivkah
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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Torah is the Pause that Refreshes!
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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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