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Friday, February 28, 2020

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
TerumahFebruary 29, 20204 Adar 5780
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Candle Lighting5:25 PM
Mincha5:30 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:18 AM
Latest Shacharit10:14 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:30 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:30 PM
Mincha5:20 PM
Maariv6:22 PM
Shabbat Ends6:27 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.

In this spirit, I want to thank everyone who has contributed thus far to our annual dinner paying tribute to our worthy honorees, Sandy and Lillian Shapiro, Sandy Goldstein and Kate and Peretz Cik. Diane and I are deeply grateful to serve as guests of honor and look forward God wiling to a wonderful celebration on March 15th!

Thank you much to all of our chairs, Harvey and Helene Kaminski and Arlene and Irwin Ettinger, honorary chairs, Doreen Nusbaum and Rhonda Schaffer Maron, journal chairs, and Stella Cohen, Tricia Hoff and Navah Zizmor, dinner chairs.

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

  • Duvie Shapiro as our guest Chazan this Shabbat. He will lead Kaballat Shabbat, Shacharit and Musaf
  • Rabbi Elie Schwartz, assistant Rabbi candidate and his wife, Miriam, who are visiting this Shabbat. Rabbi Schwartz will be speaking multiple times during Shabbat and hosting a meet and greet before mincha at the shul

Best wishes to our CAS AIPAC delegation  who will travel this weekend to Washington DC for Policy Conference. We are over 80 strong! Mazal Tov to our AIPAC fellows who we will recognize during the prayer for the state of Israel on Shabbat morning.

Thank you  to Andrea and Dan Aaron for sponsoring a wonderful evening with Sivan Rahav Meir. We discussed the importance of participating in the World Zionist Congress election and casting your vote for Slate 4, the Orthodox Israel Coalition. This will translate into more money for our gap-year students studying in Israel after high school, more Orthodox Shlichim, more Jewish Zionist education in Israel's public schools and in Jewish camps in the FSU, and a strengthened fight against BDS on our college campuses. Please go now - do not wait - to and follow the instructions to vote for Slate 4, the Orthodox Israel Coalition.

Service Notes 
  • The Search Committee for a new Assistant Rabbi has been meeting with numerous candidates and we have reserved the weekends of Feb 28-29, March 13-14, and March 20-21 for tryout weekends. All candidates will speak multiple times over Shabbat. There will also be a welcome tea one hour before Mincha on Shabbat at the shul for an informal meet and greet open to all members. Bios of the candidates will be sent out shortly. Thank you - Simeon Wohlberg & Toby Schaffer, co-chairs
  • CAS is starting a Whatsapp Group for those who can participate in Shiva Minyanim during the week. If you are able to join a minyan in either the morning or evening please connect with Simeon Wohlberg who will put you in the group

Youth Group Reminders 
  • No outside food is allowed in groups
  • For security, the doors are locked. Please arrive by 10:30am

Pesach reminder from Rabbi Cohen   Annual public service reminder: All unprocessed raw meat and chicken is automatically kosher for Pesach and just needs to be rinsed well before use. (Ground meat must be kosher for Pesach) Buy now and freeze before prices go up!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Elie Schwartz
Spirited Kaballat ShabbatDuvie Shapiro
Coffee and CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Library shiurRabbi Oran Zweiter: Calculating the Commandments: What is the Status of Mitzvot with Multiple Parts?
10:30 shiurRabbi Shimmy Trencher: Leap Years and the Jewish Calendar
ShacharitDuvie Shapiro
MusafDuvie Shapiro
SermonRabbi Elie Schwartz
Torah ReaderSam Sroka
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Elie Schwartz
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Sanctuary KiddushCo-Sponsored by Beth & Scott Berger in memory of Scott's father, Joseph M Berger and Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut in memory of Marvin's parents, Mabel/Miriam Bat Yoshua Dov and Samuel/Shaul ben Yitchak Schildkraut, and in honor of their new grandson, Samuel Schildkraut/Shmuel Yisrael ben Eliezer, son of Eli and Daniela Schildkraut
Seudat ShlishitCarmel Academy in celebration of 20 years of innovation and educational excellence - please join us and meet Rabbi Gurwitz and Dr. Michael Kay
Special Kiddush
HaKahrat HaTov
With great appreciation for their dedication and preparation, in delivering stimulating, engaging and informative Shabbat morning shiurim, week after week, we are pleased to thank and to honor the following people with this week's Library and Chapel HaKahrat HaTov kiddushim:
Rabbi Akiva Attar
Barry Best (2)
Rabbi Jonathan Blass
Rabbi Avi Block (5)
Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
Adina Cohen
Michael Feldstein (10)
Rabbi Darrell Ginsberg
Rabbi David Israel
Jay Jubas (weekly @ 9 a.m. + 1 @ 10:30)
Rabbi Yossi Kamman (5)
Rabbi Moshe Lichtenstein
Ari Lieberman (6 + Kitzur Shulchan Aruch)
Rabbi Elisha Paul
Rabbi Murray Sragow
Mark Wagshul (2)
Rabbi David Walk
Rabbi Gideon Weitzman
Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier (5)
Rabbi Oran Zweiter (10)
Adrienne & Mike Alexander
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Janet & Andy Bein
Gail & Mitchell Bell
Debbie & Mike Berg
Dina & Dr. Paul Berger
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg
Dr. Rochel Leah & Evan Finkel
Rhoda & Avi Freedberg
Paula & David Giver
Judy & Howie Goldstein
Tatiana Kunik & Mischa Guy
Joyce & Larry Haber
Judy & David Jelen
Glenn Karow
Elissa & Dr. Phil Klapper
Rica Lieberman
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Rhonda & Judd Love
Nicole & Jon Makovsky
Susan & Len Mark
Rose & Bruce Newman
Irwin Niedober
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Hyman Schaffer
Toby Schaffer
Lilly & Sandy Schapiro
Rachel & Dan Schilowitz
Richard Schwartz
Talia & Jon Siscovick
Sherry Steiner & Dr. Marc Silver
Howie Weiss
Howard Wolfe
Elise & Dr. David Wolfsohn
Shirley Zajdel & Dr. Arthur Smith
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 5:35 PM, Monday-Thursday 1:30 PM/5:35 PM, Friday 5:38 PM
Candles Friday5:33 PM
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CAS Annual Dinner


The world rests upon three things: Torah, Divine Worship, and the service of loving-kindness

Guests of Honor  Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen

Community Service Award Sandy Goldstein

Young Leadership Award Kate & Peretz Cik

Chai Award Lillian & Sandy Shapiro

Thanks to all the participants in the CAS Annual Dinner:

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Lynore Aaron
Mariya Feldman & Alexander Abramov
Abbi & Meir Adest and Family
Diane Akassis
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Myrna & Herman Alswanger
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Janet & Andrew Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Debra & Michael Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Gertrude & Ralph Bernstein
Barry Best
Andrea & Bryan Bier
The Bildner Family
The Bilenker Family
Dena & Avi Block
Ellen Borker
Barbara Brafman
Eileen & Bob Breakstone
Adam Breiner
Mona & Mark Breiner
Joan & Howard Breslow
Phyllis Brodsky
Judith & Jeffrey Cahn
Kate & Peretz Cik
Regina & Barry Cik
Yael & Yehuda Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Meryl & Rabbi Herbert Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Stella & Isaac Cohen
Colliers Project Leaders
Arline Gewanter & Lloyd Contract
Judy & Lauren Daman
Tracy & Nahum Daniels
Gari & Ira Dansky
Emily & Zvi Dubitzky
Julia Dunn
Rita Edelston
Jan Archer & Steven Einstein
Arlene & Irwin Ettinger
Debra & Dan Faizakoff
David Federman, Jewish Links Inc.
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Tamara Feurstein
Leah Finkelstein
Sam Fischel
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Alyssa & Solomon Frager
Rhoda & Avram Freedberg
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Lois & Michael Friedman
Cheryl & Henry Frommer
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home
Laura & Marc Gallant
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Kathy, Jessy, Liz & Jason Gold
Ann & Alex Goldblum
Risa & Jeff Goldblum
Maya Golden
Aaron Goldenberg
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Sandra & Robert Goldstein
Adrienne & Craig, Gabrielle, Ariella & Mickey Gordon
Janet Gordon
Meryl & David Gordon
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Pamela Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg
Regina Greenwald
Joyce & Lawrence Haber
Judi & Lenny Haber
Kamal Haron
Meghan & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Leora & Yaakov Hauptman
Jacqueline & David Herman
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Hoffman Energy
Tamara Houston
Shara & David Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Olga & Michael Kagan
Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
Bryanna Kallman
Peggy & Alan Kalter
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Jane & Ezra Karp
Benjamin Karsch
Carol & Daniel Karsch
Liat Sharabi Karsch
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Harriette & Ken Ketorer
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Betsy Korn
Norine Krasnogor
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Claudia (Rimerman) Kraut
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Michelle & Ron Kutas
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Hannah & Ilan Lastoff
Hannah & Michael Lefkovich
Helen & Les Leon
David Levine
Shari & Ari Levine
Rachelle & Noah Lewinger
Rachel & Joshua Licht
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Vered & Mark Links
Gail & Robert Loonin
Nina & Norman Lotstein
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Karen & Jon Malkin
Roselyn Mangot
Van Mankwitz
Marylin & Rabbi Alvin Marcus
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah Miller Marlowe & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Irene Meltzer
Metroguard Inc.
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Rina & Yoni Miller
Scott Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Julie & Alan Minsk
The Mintz Family
Joseph Mittel
Julie & Richard Morgulis
Sonia Movsas And Family
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Niedober & Steinmetz
Tina & Yossi Notik
Barbara Novak
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Joel Orgel
Harley Osman
Jonathan Osser
Barbara & Norman Ostroff
Robin & David Pearl
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Leah & Doni Perl
Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko
Judy & Bob Raymond
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Martha Reith
Kirsten Reynolds
Linda & Larry Rezak
Hilary & Alan Rifkin
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Margi & David Saks
Patty & Jim Samuels
Alisa Savitz
Hyman Schaffer
Toby Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Rachel & Richard Seligson
Rochelle & Edward Senker
Helen & Sheldron Seplowitz
Pam & Alan Shanker
Alona & David Shapiro
Lillian & Sandy Shapiro
Shari & David Shapiro
Yitz & Esti Shapiro and Family
Rosalyn Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Shirley & William Sklar
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Brenda & Bruce Smith
Jessica & Eytan Sosnovich
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Harriet Sternlicht
Liz & Michael Sweeney
Sheila & Bernard Teig
Rachel & Harold Terk
Laura & Seth Tobin
Phyllis & Sid Ulreich
Pamela & Richard Vogel
Audrey & Mark Wagshul
Audrey Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Gary Weitz
Mimi & Rabbi Jerry Wohlberg
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Rabbi Cohen's Women's Study Group
Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian
Shana & Rob Yakubovich
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Helene Zimmerman
Rosalyn & Alan Ziskin
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Simone & David Zwany
Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Teen News
Important Messages from our Teen Advisor Tani Polansky  Hi everyone! For those of you I haven't met yet, I'm the director of public school teen programming. I just wanted to keep y'all in the loop about what has been happening this year. We have had a weekly club running in Westhill High School every Tuesday and a beautiful and uplifting monthly Friday night dinner here in Stamford. I've been playing music, speaking and teaching at chapter, regional, and national level NCSY events as a part of the Northeast staff team. We have some awesome events coming up, including a Purim party at Westhill, a Friday night lights on March 7th, and a special Saturday night program on March 21st. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach me by email

Stamford JSH Fellowship   There is an incredible opportunity for your teens, in partnership between CAS and NCSY, to develop themselves as leaders, learn about their Judaism, and impact their community in a positive way. The first ever cohort of the "Stamford JSU Fellowship" begins Tuesday night, March 17. It is a three month long, six session program, where teens will get together for an hour every other week, with free catered dinner, and learn about leadership, build community, and have a great time together working to create impact. Every signup will receive an entry to win a pair of AirPods, and a second entry for every friend the teen refers!! It's a fabulous resume builder, and college reference/letter of rec. will be offered as well! For more info, contact Tani at
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Upcoming Events
Guest Chazzan: Duvie Shapiro 
Friday, February 28
Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv led by Cantor Shapiro - 5:40 pm, Friday night oneg at the Shapiro home - 8:30 pm, Shabbat morning shacharit and musaf services - 9:00 am, Musical havdala - 6:30 pm

Rabbi Avi Weiss Scholar In Residence Weekend 
Shabbat, March 7
We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Weiss to our community. Watch our website for information on the community luncheon. He will share brief thoughts Friday night and present three times over Shabbat.
  • Shabbat Sermon (11:30 am): Am I My Brother's' Keeper? Reflections on Rising Anti-Semitism and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
  • Lunch Presentation (1:45 pm): Coping with Challenges and Personal Resilience: Fate and Destiny In Our Lives
  • Seudah Shlishit (5:45 pm): Rabbi Weiss in Conversation with Rabbi Cohen on The Nation of Israel as Family and the Roots, Relevance and Resonance of an Inclusive Orthodoxy

The Joy Of Giving 
Tuesday, March 10
Purim is around the corner. As Adar arrives, we are obligated to increase our joy. Be happy is the mantra. However, Judaism teaches and it has been shown scientifically click here that it is giving, not receiving, that makes us happy. It is no wonder that Purim is a holiday marked by mitzvot of Mishloach Manot and Matanot Levyonim. In fact, the Rambam writes that we should spend more money on gifts to the poor than on gifts to our friends. In this spirit, if you would like to participate in the mitzvah of matanot laevyonim, please drop a check at the shul or make a donation online click here to donate now and earmark for Purim. The funds will be distributed locally via CAS and JFS and to needy families in Jerusalem. To learn more about Purim, listen to some of our Purim podcasts or attend one of our weekly classes.

Purim Megillah Reading 

Monday Night: 7:15 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 am and 9:00 am sharp following 6:30 am and 8:30 am Shacharit at CAS, 8:30 am Bi Cultural Hebrew Academy, 12:00 pm at CAS, 2:00 PM Atria, 3:00 PM Edgehill, 4:00 PM at CAS

Opening The Conversation: Creating A Supportive Community Around Infertility And Pregnancy Loss 
Wednesday, March 18 - 7:30 PM
The Steinmetz Bernstein Alexander Yoetzet Initiative at CAS for the Stamford Community presents "Opening the Conversation: Creating A Supportive Community Around Infertility and Pregnancy Loss." This event will include Keynote Speaker Abbie Sophia sharing her own journey, followed by a panel discussion featuring clinical psychologist Dr. Danielle Thau, Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Ilana Ressler and Reva Judas, founder of Nechama Comfort. The panel discussion will focus on raising awareness of these issues as well as giving tools and strategies for being supportive as friends, family and a community at large. Registration at 7:30 pm followed by program at 8 pm. Open to the entire community.

Passover Reminders 

Shmurah MatzahLimited supply of Charedim $46 a pound Shatzer Matzah $32 a pound RSVP to Kim at Passover Fair on Sunday, March 22nd
Save the Date: Men's Seder at 613 on Tuesday evening, March 24th
Food For Thought
Food for Thought Section with Rabbi Cohen  As we grow as a community, we always need reminders of the sensitivities of the multi faceted nature of our congregation and personal struggles people may experience. Below are some helpful reminders about infertility. May the families who are yearning to have children of their own be blessed with simcha and joy in the year ahead!
CAS Announcements
  • STAMFORD MIKVAH MISHLOACH MANOT DELIVERY Purim is around the corner and we've got you covered! Help support the Stamford Mikvah, and let us help deliver your Mishloach Manot! Various delivery packages available. For pricing or if you have any questions, please contact Nicole Makovsky, Adina Adelman or Hannah Lefkovich at **If interested, please contact Nicole Makovsky by March 2nd for further details.** Looking forward to making your Purim more fun and easy!
  • CAS MENS CLUB ANNUAL PASSOVER/MITZVAH FAIR Sunday March 22 from 10 am to 8 pm. From 10:30 - 11:30 am, Friendship Circle is having a great program with activities for children. The Wandering Que BBQ will be on site from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. We are having the Rivers wine tasting of a large variety of Israeli and domestic varieties. Plus the Chocolate Sunflower and a variety of assorted vendors. From 3 - 5 pm, Jonathan Tobin will be speaking and answering questions. For more info, contact Mitchell Bell
  • CALLING PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO SPREAD JOY! CAS SHABBAT ATRIA AND RESIDENCE MITZVAH MISSION Spreading joy and building community. Our goal: enrich the seniors' experience through friendship, song and joy. Join Rabbi Cohen and Peretz Cik on Friday, March 6th at 2:30 PM at Atria Stamford ( 77 3rd St.) to share the spirit of Shabbat. Adults & kids welcome. For more info: contact Rabbi Cohen
  • DOR L'DOR UPDATE Join us on Shabbat, March 14th for a Meet and Greet during Kiddush to learn more and forge new friendships! This program seeks to build upon... This program seeks to build upon the multigenerational aspect of our community by linking young families and seniors. Together, youth and seniors will build a mutual relationship, with young families offering a helping hand or caring phone call a few times a year, and with seniors in turn offering their wisdom, perspective, and encouragement to young families. To find out more about this program, please contact Alyssa Frager at or Jason Levine at
  • 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
  • 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, March 6, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06905, USA
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, March 3, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, March 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of March 1
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Mishlei, The Book of Proverbs - 10:15 AM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: 12 Minor Prophets - 9:30 AM
Diane Cohen - Explorations in the Book with Esther - 10:30 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
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We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Bayla Frimet bat Rivka Henshe
  • Benyamin Meir ben Slova
  • Berel ben Chaya
  • Chana Leah bat Esther Elke
  • Chana bat Gittel
  • Davida bat Rachel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Dovid ben Fayga
  • Esther Malka bat Chaya
  • Leah bat Nehama
  • Leah bat Sara
  • Menachem Mendel ben Liba
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Reuven Moshe ben Miriam
  • Shoshanah bat Bascha Fleigel
  • Velvel Zev ben Yenta
  • Yekusial Yosef ben Fraydel
  • Yisrael ben Rochel
  • Yonatan ben Yenta Chava
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Ziv Berel ben Alta Bracha
Community Announcements
  • FREE WEEKLY BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGE FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30pm at the BCHA gym. Get some midweek exercise and get back in the game! Please contact Adina if interested at
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE SCHOKE JFS FREEDBERG FAMILY KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from our Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, Schoke JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables Schoke JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • KOSHER CATCH is coming to Stamford! Place your order for locally caught, wild fish by March 3 @ noon on Pick up is March 5 at Jessie Katz's home. Questions? Reach out to Jessie Katz at or contact Kosher Catch at 774-365-9357. Kosher Catch is under the Rabbinic Supervision of Rabbi Avrohom Raskin, Chabad of Southern Vermont.
  • BATTERS UP! Registration is now open for the Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League's 2020 season. Open to kids aged Pre-K through grade 6. Games are played on Sunday mornings only, starting 4/26. To sign up or for more info, go to
  • ANNUAL DINNER OF THE STAMFORD CHEVRA KADISHA, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Temple Beth El at 5:30PM. Honoring the memory of Tamar Gershberg and Flossy Fischel. $54/person, sponsorship is $180 (entitles you to two reservations). Guest speaker: Rabbi Ethan Tucker, Rosh Yeshiva, Hadar. Topic: Can Torah and Ethics Ever Be at Odds? To reserve online, please visit For more information, please contact Janet Welkovich
  • WOMEN'S EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, WEDNESDAY, 3/4/20 . Meet 4 inspiring authors! New Year! New Decade! New Speakers! New Inspiration! 9:15am Breakfast | 9:45am Program. YWCA Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave. Sponsorship $136 (includes couvert and a book); $60 in advance, $72 at the door. Presenters include: Renegade Women in Film & TV with Elizabeth Weitzman, Julie Satow, Mois Navon & Bev Saltzman Lewyn. Sponsored by UJF & UJA-JCC Sign up at
  • JOIN PJ LIBRARY & BCHA FOR "PURIM ON BROADWAY," Sunday, March 8th at 3pm, 2186 High Ridge Road in Stamford. Crafts, mitzvah project, bouncy house, paparazzi photo station & more! 2186 High Ridge Rd. For kids 2-6, siblings welcome! Free event but we ask that you RSVP at Contact Sharon Franklin for more info at
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO MEET RETIRED CORRESPONDENT JEFF GOLDMAN on Thursday March, 12th 7:30pm, 1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford. Hear Highlights of Jeff's 40 year career: • Served 6 Presidents • Witnessed the historic White House hand shake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin & PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & more. This free program is sponsored by UJF's JCRC & is opened to the public.
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Join us on March 22, 10:30-11:30, at CAS for a Community Wide Awareness Event to learn about how you can foster inclusion of people with different abilities in all aspects of your life. Hear from Benji Schussheim, who embraces his stutter with joy and positivity. His message teaches us to turn our challenges into opportunities. RSVP Appreciated:
  • CAS Interested in an affordable way to eat delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables this summer? Join over a hundred families by investing in a share of the Stone Ledge Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Pick up your organic produce, dried coffee, mushrooms, dried beans, and more each week from June 3 - November 11 at the Stamford JCC. Questions, please contact Jessie Katz at
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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