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Friday, July 5, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
KorachJuly 6, 20193 Tamuz 5779
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:16 PM
Candle Lighting8:11 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:14 AM
Latest Shacharit10:29 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:06 PM
Shabbat Ends9:11 PM
Shabbat Shalom
Three Quotes for Reflection

I look forward to resuming the Shabbat Message, God wiling, next week but want to share these quotes from last Shabbat (the first two from the sermon and third cited by Rabbi Yossi Kamman at Seudah Shlishit in on the occasion of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's 25th Yaarzeit). Each one is worthy of reflection and discussion.

1. The next time before you speak, THINK:

T - Is it True?

H - Is it Helpful?

I - Is it Inspiring?

N - Is it Necessary?

K - Is it Kind?

Treat your words like gold. They're more valuable than you think!

Mordechai Lewis

2. "Raise your word, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." Rumi

3. From Gd are man's steps established." Every one of Israel has a spiritual mission in life - which is to occupy himself with the work of construction, to make a "dwelling-place" for Gd. Every one, regardless of his station or location, must, through an exhaustive search, seek out a spiritual livelihood with all the intensity of his strength, just as he seeks a material livelihood. - The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Welcome Yaakov & Adina Rydzinsky and Mouchka & Dov Heller and their families who recently moved to Stamford

CAS and St. Bridget's Partnership

It was a pleasure partnering again with St. Bridgets to collect over 8000 items delivered to Undies Project, Salvation Army and JFS. God willing, the message of Two Faiths/One Heart will continue to deepen and grow! We received this letter from Rich Caparo, Co-Chair of CAS and St. Bridget's Partnership

To All Partnership Members,

Our Special Event held on Sunday, June 23 was a huge success that was attended by so many wonderful people representing our Two Faiths on a beautiful day. Many people worked very hard to make this happen and we thank each and every person.

If you looked around the Church Hall on Sunday, you probably noticed many conversations, much laughter and people just having plain fun. It was so special as people were chatting about Rabbi Cohen's questions and just getting to know each other and enjoying fantastic food.

We were very fortunate to receive over 8000 items from the people of St. Bridget and CAS. The items have been delivered to Undies Project, Salvation Army and JFS. There will be many happy families as a result of the generosity of many people.

Reflecting on this Special Event, the message of Two Faiths/One Heart will live into the future. Jane's inspiration to put those words together as our theme will never be forgotten.

We look forward to many future events -Two Faiths/One Heart.

Enjoy the Summer!

Best regards,

Rich Caparo

Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Kivi Attar
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and CommentaryRabbi Oran Zweiter
10:30 shiurTBD: TBD
ShacharitDr. Burt Rubin
MusafDr. Sam Maryles
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah ReadersNat Samberg
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library Kiddush
Chapel KiddushFred Baer & Howard Weiss in honor of their un-milestone birthdays and wishing a fond farewell to Rabbi Jeiger
Sanctuary KiddushCo-sponsored by Dr. Hugh and Jill Mainzer to honor Stephen Mainzer (for many things), their daughter Yael's upcoming 13th birthday (7/10), Zach's upcoming 16th Birthday (7/18 while in Israel), as well as the 243rd Birthday of the United States; and Susan & Max Kolbrenner in memory of Max's father Sol Kolbrenner
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:15 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:13 PM
Candles Friday8:08 PM
  • to Ann and Allie Goldblum on the passing of Ann's brother Alan Weisel
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 rising senior Zach Mainzer who tied for 1st place in the Bronka Weintraub High School Bekiut Program. The program is an extra-curricular opportunity for students to advance their learning of Gemara and take their Torah learning to the next level.
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
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Upcoming Events
CAS At Harbor Point 
Thursday, July 11 - 8:00 PM
Join us for "S'mores and Spirits" - An evening of fun, friends and building community! CAS at Harbor Point is a new initiative to foster Jewish community in Stamford. Future events include Apple Tasting in September, Shabbat experiences, and Chanukah celebrations. More details in the week to come. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen.

Sisterhood Presents Celebrate Israeli Poetry And Music 
Sunday, July 14 - 10:30 AM
The CAS Sisterhood presents Richard Schwartz and Noa Bober who will conduct a lively event as they take a fresh look at a few of Israel's protest songs about war and how they have changed over time. They will share Israeli poetry that is found in books, songs and on the streets.Richard is an Agudath member and Noa is the Stamford JCC Shlicha (emissary). Her mission is to be a bridge between the local Jewish community and Israel.
CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, July 8 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.
  • SHABBAT ONEG Please join CAS Young Families and Young Couples for an Oneg in the Shabbos Park July 13th 4:30 pm, weather permitting. Rain Date, July 20th. Please bring a parve dessert or snack to share. We look forward to seeing everyone! Please invite friends and any visiting families
  • UPCOMING EVENT Young Couples Backyard Soiree!Join CAS Young Couples for a night out at the home of the Ciks on Sunday, July 14th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM! Drinks, appetizers, socializing and more! Connect with other young CAS members, both new and longstanding. No cost but RSVP required. Address provided upon RSVP.
CAS Announcements
  • VACUUM NEEDED Looking for a good working vacuum for use at CAS. If you would like to donate to a good cause, please contact Chris at 203-979-0789 or call the office.
  • PAY IT FORWARD! As our community grows it takes even more effort to insure the warmth of our shul. You may not realize but we have a "Hospitality Team" who are informed of new families who moved into community. Team members are expected to invite new families to any of the following: shabbat meal, BBQ, brunch, even coffee, a get-together in the park, or a community-wide function. It means so much to new families. To join our Hospitality Team, contact membership committee chair, Jon Makovsky at
  • ANNOUNCING A SOUL JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen in partnership with Yeshivat Orayta. Spend a week of study and spirit in the Old City with luminaries such as Rabbi David Aaron, Rav Binny Freidman and many more. Open to Men and Women. Dates are Sunday, May 3rd until Sunday, May 10th, 2020. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen. Sign Up will open soon.
  • HEALING VISITS UPDATE: Every week, we include a note about our healing visits group. As a reminder, the group consists of volunteers who give of their time to call, email or visit people in our community who are in the hospital or in recuperation. If you like to join this Mitzvah mission, please contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Zweiter's Open Office HoursOpen Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Friday, July 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, July 9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, July 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, July 11, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of July 7
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
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Sponsor A Kiddush
Jul 13Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Jul 20Sanctuary: sponsoredChapel: openLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Jul 27Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 3Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Aug 10Sanctuary: openChapel: sponsoredLibrary: sponsoredTeen:
Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus
Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avraham Shmuel ben Rivka Rochel
  • Baruch Meir Chaim ben Leah
  • Baruch ben Minnie
  • Batya bat Frida
  • Bella bat Ester Fira
  • Chaim ben Rosa
  • Chaya Bluma Tziporra bat Dinah Leah
  • Davida bat Rachel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Esther bat Sarah
  • Malka Maria bat Idda
  • Miriam bat Sora Rochel
  • Moshe ben Laizer
  • Nachum ben Mina
  • Nechama bat Bracha
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shlomo ben Sarah
  • Tamar bat Yocheved
  • Tziviah bat Yitta
  • Yehudah ben Raisel
  • Yitta bat Ruchel
  • Yitzchak ben Sarah
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zinovi ben Riva
Community Announcements
  • BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP, INC is an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to enable every child to have access to the basic school clothing and supplies they need and in doing so to help build the confidence and enthusiasm necessary for a successful school year. Since the first Back to School Shop event in 2015, over 850 children have been outfitted for school. Each summer before the start of the new school year, we operate a one-day pop-up store where economically disadvantaged elementary school children can shop for brand new school clothes and supplies. While the children are shopping with volunteer personal shoppers, their parents can visit the on-site Japha Family Resource Center where 20 community organizations will be on hand to provide information about important community services. Each year nearly 250 community volunteers come together to make this special day happen for Stamford children. Visit for more information, to make a donation, or to register to volunteer for our 5th Anniversary event on July 28!
  • 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.
  • JOIN UJF'S NEXTGEN on Wednesday, July 17th for the Annual Dodgeball Tournament for Charity benefiting UJF's 3SQUARE program (feeding hungry kids on the weekends) and Sandwich Packers (a nutrition program in Israel). $25 in advance, $36 at the door, $15 spectator, $10 per kid- all include a kosher BBQ. Location: Auditorium at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave. Co-chairs: Seth Young, Craig Price & Josh Levine. To play on the CAS team reach out to Simeon Wolhberg or Seth Tobin. Sign up at For info email
  • TOUCH A TRUCK Sunday, July 28th from 10am-12pm UJF's PJ Library & PJ Our Way will hold a Touch a Truck event in CAS's parking lot, 301 Strawberry Hill Ave. Kids will have fun exploring utility and service vehicles and learn about what they do in the process! For families with kids of all ages. $5 per family in advance, $10 at the door. Snacks included. To sign up go to For info email
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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