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Friday, December 31, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
VaeiraShabbat Mevarchin ShvatJanuary 1, 202228 Tevet 5782
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REMINDER: We ask that if you have symptoms of illness, including fever, coughing, runny nose, stomach bug or any other sickness, please DO NOT come to CAS on Shabbos or during the week.
Candle Lighting4:17 PM
Mincha4:22 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:54 AM
Latest Shacharit9:56 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:25 PM
Mincha4:15 PM
Havdalah5:19 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We will be hosting minyanim on Shabbat morning at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am. There will be no youth groups this Shabbat.

We pray for health and good news in the days ahead and thank you in advance for adhering to the updated mask guidelines.

Join us this Wednesday evening for our Bar Ilan virtual lecture with Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed - "Israeli Inventions That Changed the World." Sign up using the link below in the Events section.

Consider joining Diane and me on our Agudath Sholom Journey to Israel from July 3rd to July 14th. God willing, Israel will open up more fully in the season ahead. Any reservation now is fully refundable. If you have an interest, see the link below in the Events section.

We are blessed with many wonderful opportunities at Agudath Sholom and appreciate everyone coming together to make our shul and community such a special place. God willing we will share more good news in the weeks ahead.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Indoor Masking Update  In accordance with the policies of the City of Stamford, the following is now in effect at CAS:
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask. Masks with filters are not acceptable.
  • During kiddushim, masks must be worn unless you are eating.
  • We will continue to have a separate dessert table for children. Children are not permitted to serve themselves from the food table.
  • For more information from the Stamford Dept of Health, click here.

Parents: Please be mindful not to serve children food or drinks in the Sanctuary during davening and to ensure they do not enter the shul unsupervised following davening. Thank you in advance.

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshas Vaeira with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
  • Haftarah for Vaera - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Vaera - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We omit Av HaRachamim
  • Shabbos Mevarchim: This shabbos we bless the month of Shevat
  • Molad: Monday, Jan. 3rd, 2:23 AM, and 15 chalokim
  • Rosh Chodesh is observed from Sunday night through Monday afternoon
  • Mark Wagshul will give the post 7:00AM shiur on Sefer Shmuel
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Important Youth Group Announcement  Out of an abundance of caution, there will be no youth groups this Shabbat.

Please Note  Rabbi Cohen and Diane will be in Israel, God willing for Adina's wedding in the weeks ahead. Rabbi Cohen will be available via email and whats app and Rabbi Kurtz is available locally. Rabbi Cohen will also be conducting some of his classes virtually. Please check the shul calendar.
  • We wish comfort to Robin, Marc and Bruce on the passing of Carl Bennett, dear friend and supporter of Agudath Sholom, Stamford Hospital and our city.
  • to Gary Weitz on the passing of his father, Meyer Weitz
  • to Robin Wexler on the passing of her father, Arnold Aronson
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 Kate & Peretz Cik on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to siblings Ezra, Ilana and Ben!
  • to Tamar & Jason Levine on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to big sister Orli!
  • to our Youth Directors - Yaakov & Yolly - on the birth of their son, Lev Tzion Menachem!
  • to our daily Mishna participants on the completion of Tractate Shekalim. Join us every day from 5:50 PM - 6 PM to study Tractate Shabbat.
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Nancy & Gadi Mimoun in memory of Nadia Mimoun and Ann Harmatz

Chapel Kiddush: In honor of Rabbi Cohen and Matt Greenberg for all their kind deeds to the community during the pandemic

Sanctuary Kiddush: CAS
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Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:30 PM, Friday 4:29 PM
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MondayRosh Chodesh Sh'vat
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  • CALLING ALL 6TH-7TH GRADERS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY FOR FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE'S MITZVAH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct wheninteracting, the importance of giving back to the community, and more. Skills taught in a three-part session with games, videos, discussions by specialists and therapists, and hands-on volunteering. January 9, 16, and 30 at 5:30-6:30 PM. For more information, email To register, visit
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS, a community read that will take place on Tuesday, January 11th at 7:30pm, in-person with live-stream available. The book is The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. Sign up at www, Contact Sharon Lewis at for more information. This community program is in partnership with UJF's JCRC, the Mayors Multicultural Council, the Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut, and the Ferguson Library.

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