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Friday, March 6, 2020

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
TetzavehMarch 7, 202011 Adar 5780
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The Sephardic minyan scheduled for this Shabbat is cancelled. Please join us for the next minyan on May 9.

Coronovirus Update
We continue to keep in our prayers Eliezer Yitzchak ben Shifra and those affected by the Coronavirus with wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
As recommended by the CDC, please refrain from handshakes. We ask that if you have symptoms of illness, including fever, coughing, stomach bug or any other sickness, please DO NOT come to CAS on Shabbos, during the week or on Purim.
Candle Lighting5:33 PM
Mincha5:38 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:12 AM
Latest Shacharit10:10 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Daf Yomi4:40 PM
Code of Jewish Law4:40 PM
Mincha5:30 PM
Maariv6:30 PM
Shabbat Ends6:35 PM
Shabbat Shalom

One of the major themes of the upcoming holiday of Purim is Jewish unity. Haman sensed the vulnerability of the nation of Israel when he perceived their division and divisiveness. He tells Achashverosh, they are a nation scattered and divided. In response, Esther calls on the Jewish people to unite in prayer on behalf of the threat and the mitzvot of the day, Mishloach Manot, public Megillah readings, welcoming feasts and gifts to the poor are designed to forge bonds of unity.

At the AIPAC conference this week, Rabbi Simcha Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of England, spoke movingly about the importance of unity as critical in combatting the threats of anti-semitism in the recent elections. I encourage you to read about his speech.

I was also moved by the words of Chani Lifshitz, Chabad emissary in Katmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the Coronavirus. We pray for healing in our communities and all over the world. God willing, we will share good news in the days ahead. Her reflections are a powerful reminder of perhaps a way we can learn from this moment beyond the health considerations and become holier people.

She wrote, "Suddenly we need to think very well: Which route did we take? Which people were in our area? How long were we in the presence of those people? Do we recall other people who passed by, their exact proximity and what exactly happened between us? Did we shake their hand, embrace one another?

How many of us stop and think about such things when we are not talking about the coronavirus? Day quickly follows day and suddenly we need to stop - to understand how critical it is to remember every detail concerning those we met along the way. This can have a major impact on our lives. Suddenly it becomes clear how much long term influence there is in every encounter with another person.

We should never think for a moment that the contact we make with another is arbitrary. It becomes clear that contact with another can stay within our body and soul for many days, can change our life from one extreme to the other, for good or for bad. And one can infect another who infects another. So it is in this world.

We are dependent upon each other.The influence of every action is felt from one end of the earth to the other. And there are those who need to be quarantined.They are given time to look inside, to reflect in isolation, kept far away from everyone. I am sure that when they are released from quarantine, they appreciate anew the energy generated in every contact between two people."

God willing, we will merit God's blessings for all who are impacted by the virus and we will experience a deeper appreciation within our community, our country and the world of our shared humanity and the impact and influence we can all create to forge a better and brighter world.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We are thrilled and honored  to welcome Rabbi Avi Weiss as our Scholar in Residence this Shabbat and his wife Toby. Rabbi Weiss will speak at 11:10 AM Shabbat morning following Musaf.

Service Notes 
  • The Search Committee for a new Assistant Rabbi has been meeting with numerous candidates and we have reserved the weekends of 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 has a WhatsApp Group for those who can participate in Shiva Minyanim during the week (morning or evening). Please contact Simeon Wohlberg to join the group

Youth Group Reminders 
  • Help us maintain a safe environment for everyone. Please do not send your kids to groups if they are sick, have a bad cold, or a cough. Group leaders will return children to their parents if they feel the child is not well enough to stay. Thank you for your understanding!
  • 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!

Thank you  to Stephanie and Bob Sherman, Sandy and Michael Kamen, Susan and Len Mark and Veronica and Erwin Reich for supporting our Rosalie Aberman AIPAC Teen Fellowship Program. If you have an interest in deepening our Teen commitment to Israel advocacy, please contact Rabbi Cohen

AIPAC Our Rosalie Aberman Teen Fellows returned from an inspiring and meaningful mission to Washington DC for AIPAC's policy conference. Some of the highlights included lobbying on Capital Hill, meeting AIPAC's new president Betsy Berns Korn and the Georgia delegation. Photos: click here Visit to sign for AIPAC 2021 on March 7-9 and view highlights of this year's conference.

Pre Purim Preparation  with Westhill Teens led by Tani Polansky, Stamford JSU director and CAS Teen advisor. Photos: click here. For more info about JSU and upcoming fellowship program for teens, contact Tani at
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Spirited Kaballat ShabbatRabbi Avi Weiss
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Avi Weiss
Torah before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and CommentaryRabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: Queen Esther: A Fresh Look at a Classic Jewish Biblical Character
Library shiurJay Jubas: Shiur
ShacharitSimeon Wohlberg
MusafOmer Neumeier
SermonRabbi Avi Weiss
Torah ReaderGideon Pell
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitConversation with Rabbis Weiss and Cohen
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesPhyllis & Martin Shapiro in honor of our esteemed Rabbi Cohen and his Aishet Chayil, Diane, and in honor of Sandy "The Music Man" Shapiro and his wife, Lillian and Howard & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushBarry Best in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu and in honor of the members of the Chevra Kadisha
Chapel KiddushJudy and Jeff Cahn commemorating the yahrzeit of Judy's mom, Helen Altschuler
Sanctuary KiddushGayle & Howard Rothman in honor of Rabbi Weiss
CAS Purim Schedule
Help the Needy! Please Donate to the CAS Purim Fund
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Taanit Esther Monday, March 9th
Fast Begins 5:53 AM
Early Mincha 1:30 PM
Mincha and Maariv 6:35 PM
Fast Ends 7:25 PM
Megillah Readings - Main Sanctuary and Women's Megillah Reading (Led by women and for only women) 7:15 PM
Late Readings 9 PM and 10 PM
Join us Monday night for Megillah readings and ruach and refreshments following the Megillah reading. Thank you to the CAS Men's Club for co-sponsoring the festivities. Pack Mishloach Manot for Seniors at Atria and Edge Hill. Thank you to Julie and Dr. Richard Morgulis for sponsoring the packages in honor of Nathanial's upcoming Bar Mitzvah.
Tuesday, March 10th
Shacharit 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM
Megillah Readings 7 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM and 4 PM at CAS
8:30 AM at BCHA
2:00 PM at Atria
3:00 PM at Edge Hill
Early Mincha 4 PM
Mincha and Maariv 6:35 PM
Late Maariv at 8:00 PM
Spread the Joy on Purim Day
Join us at 2 PM at the Atria on 3rd Street and 3 PM at Edge Hill to spread the Purim joy to Seniors and deliver Mishloach Manot. Rabbi Cohen will lead the festivities at Atria and Rabbi Zweiter will lead at Edge Hill.
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 6:45 PM, Monday 1:30 PM/6:35 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 1:30 PM/6:45 PM, Friday 6:46 PM
Candles Friday6:41 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Begins
MondayErev Purim
WednesdayShushan Purim
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CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP 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.
Mazal Tov
  • to the Stamford JCC on their annual gala this Saturday night.
  • to Claudine & Stuart Feurstein on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to great grandmother Tamara Feurstein and great Aunt Karen & Uncle Ira Berk
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
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
Mihal & David Ariyeh
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Sharyn & Fred Baer
Janet & Andrew Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Debra & Michael Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Gertrude & Ralph Bernstein
H & E Bernstein
Judith & Matthew Bernstein
Barry Best
Andrea & Bryan Bier
The Bildner Family
The Bilenker Family
Dena & Avi Block
Ellen Borker
Jane & Donald Bowers
Barbara Brafman
Eileen & Bob Breakstone
Adam Breiner
Mona & Mark Breiner
Joan & Howard Breslow
Phyllis Brodsky
Judith & Jeffrey Cahn
Emily & Harvey Caney
Kate & Peretz Cik
Regina & Barry Cik
Yael & Yehuda Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elie 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
The Dayan Family
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
Claudine & Stuart Feurstein
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 Kraut
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Michelle & Ron Kutas
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Biana & Ben Lanson
Liatte & David Lasher
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
Jeff & Cynthia Marinstein
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah Miller Marlowe & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Irene Meltzer
Metroguard Inc.
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Barbara Miller
Leah & Gregory Miller
Rina & Yoni Miller
Russ 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
Dennis Noskin
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
Sheila Romanowitz
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Margi & David Saks
Patty & Jim Samuels
Alisa Savitz
Hyman Schaffer
Toby Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz
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
Amy & Sam Sroka
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Harriet Sternlicht
Liz & Michael Sweeney
Sheila & Bernard Teig
Rachel & Harold Terk
Danielle & Steven Thau
Laura & Seth Tobin
Phyllis & Sid Ulreich
Pamela & Richard Vogel
Audrey & Mark Wagshul
Audrey Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Barbara & Harry Webski
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
Lauren & Joe Zalis
Helene Zimmerman
Rosalyn & Alan Ziskin
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Simone & David Zwany
Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Teen News
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

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 and a special Saturday night program on March 21st. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach me by email
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Upcoming Events
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.

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
  • 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
  • DOR L'DOR UPDATE Join us on Shabbat, May 2nd (note new date) 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
  • Monday, March 9, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Friday, March 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06905, USA
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Thursday, March 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of March 8
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
  • Esther Malka bat Chaya
  • Leah bat Nehama
  • Leah bat Sara
  • Menachem Mendel ben Liba
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Reuven Moshe ben Miriam
  • Ronit bat Nadia
  • Shoshanah bat Bascha Fleigel
  • Tal bat Ronit
  • 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
  • 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 6th for further details.** Looking forward to making your Purim more fun and easy!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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