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Friday, May 14, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
BamidbarOmer: 48May 15, 20214 Sivan 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM
Candle Lighting7:46 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:13 AM
Latest Shacharit10:26 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Mincha7:45 PM
Maariv8:43 PM
Shabbat Ends8:48 PM
Shabbat Shalom
We hope you and your families are well.

As we enter Shabbat, we offer our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Israel. God willing, they will experience a Shabbat of Shalom and we will share good news in the days ahead. Please take a moment to read the Israel Action alert below as our support in strengthening the American Israel Bond is vital especially during this time.

Take a moment to visit the Orthodox Union for important ways to support Israel. Finally, we invite all teens to a pro Israel advocacy event with Stand with Us - - this Wednesday night at 7 PM. Sign up here.

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our upcoming Annual Dinner on May 23rd. It is our most significant fundraiser of the year and your investment makes a difference!

Your partnership is a vital way to say thank you to our worthy honorees who exemplify the best of people in our community who instilled light in challenging times. Mazal Tov to our honorees and their families - frontline physicians Dr. Jason Fischel, Dr. Eric Jankelovits, Dr. Sam Maryles, Dr. Richard Morgulis, Dr. Rachel Biller Redlich, Dr. Steven Thau and firefighters Michal Cohen and Max Maron. To sign up, click here

A light COVID friendly kiddush with pastries from Beldottis and various salads and proteins from Soosh will be served following all minyanim outdoors behind the chapel. Contact Kim ( to sponsor a kiddush.

We thank Hilary Goldstein and Caroline Marciano for chairing the Young Couples Cheesecake event this Saturday night and Leah Miller for chairing our new Mommy and Me program on Monday mornings.

This weekend, we look forward to our Pirkei Avot studying for women led by Naomi Kohl at 4 PM at her home, 27 Brighton Place. Rabbi Kurtz will lead a class in shul on Shabbat afternoon between mincha and maariv. Join Rabbi Yossi Kamman for a pre Shabbat mincha class on the Code of Jewish Law.

We are looking forward to a beautiful Shavuot together. The theme for the learning will be Halachic Controversies in Jewish History. I will be joined by Rabbi Kurtz and Rabbi Avi Block for presentations on Shavuot night and we will also learn from Sam Sroka and Dena Block who will host a Shavuot afternoon program for women featuring a panel of women in our community. Yaakov and Yolly will also lead an exciting youth program! Full details can be found in this email.

Minyanim this Shabbat are at 7, 8 and 9 AM both indoors and outdoors.

May we share good news the days ahead. Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Virtual Yizkor Service  Rabbi Cohen will be leading a virtual Yizkor service on Sunday, May 16th at 4:00 pm.

Zoom meeting id: 847 4726 5705
Passcode: 847482
(646) 558-8656

Click here for the yizkor book

Pre-Shabbat Virtual Opportunities at CAS  
  1. Ruach and Renewal with Rabbi Cohen and Jonathan Cahr, Friday at 2:00 PM -
  2. Community Prayers for Healing with Rabbi Moshe Kurtz, Friday at 4:40 PM - - password: 1234613
  3. Studies for the Soul with Rabbi Kurtz, Friday at 4:50 PM - - password: 1234613
  4. Join Rabbi Cohen's Living Torah Moment and Rabbi Kurtz's Daily Peninei Halacha

CAS Virtual Torah and Announcements 

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Bamidbar with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Parshat Bamidbar - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Parshat Bamidbar - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We still recite Av HaRachamim due to Sefira (we commemorate the Crusades).
  • Today is the 48th day of the Omer.
  • We study Chapter 6 of Pirkei Avot this week.
  • Shavuot begins this Sunday night. Please refer to the Shavuot schedule for further information.
  • We read the book of Ruth and recite Yizkor on Tuesday.
  • Michael Feldstein will give the 10:30 am shiur titled To Stand or to Sit During Torah Reading? That Is the Question

Save the Date - Guest Chazzan Duvie Shapiro on Shabbat, June 4th and 5th  Duvie will lead Kaballat Shabbat and daven Shacharit at the 9 am Chapel minyan and musaf at 9 AM outdoor minyan. Check him out at He will also be joining us on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Welcome  new members Marisa and Artem Emple.

Welcome  Matt back to the office and wish him and Nikki Mazal Tov on the recent birth of their son, Austin Shay!

Late Maariv on Friday Night  In years prior, the shul provided a late minyan on Friday night at candle lighting time. If you have an interest in participating on a regular basis, please contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Kurtz

Candle Lighting Update  Please note that the earliest time for candle lighting reflects Plag Hamincha which is an hour and quarter approximately before sunset. The earliest time for candle lighting on Friday, May 14th at 6:34 PM.
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Meg & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Leora & Yaakov Hauptman
Jacqueline & David Herman
Karen Holzman
Lorraine Hutzler
Dr. Shara & Rabbi David Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Jubas Family
Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Sherry & Jaime Kelstein
Elissa & Dr. Philip Klapper
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
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Jean & Brian Kriftcher
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Biana & Ben Lanson
Diane & David Lent
Shari & Ari Levine
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Marla & Jason Lewis
Rachel & Josh Licht
Hadassah & Joseph Lieberman
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Devorah & Bradley Lowenstein
Lynn & Jeffrey Lowin
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
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Susan & Len Mark
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
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Deborah & Neil Metviner
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Leah & Gregory Miller
Joseph Mittel
Shelah & Marc Moller
Jane & Philip Molstre
Drs. Julie & Richard Morgulis
Shira & Marc Nerenberg
Marguerite, Ken, Remy & Tany Neuhaus
Rose & Bruce Newman
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Anne Peskin
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Marina Sapir & Alexander Podelko
Judy & Bob Raymond
Rachel & Solomon Redlich
Veronica Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Hilary & Alan Rifkin
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
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Estelle Schaffer
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Laura & Seth Tobin
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Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Annie & Jeremy Watman
Ellen & Richard Weber
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Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian
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Hillary & Bob Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Simone & David Zwany
Cheryl & Jeff Zwerin
  • to the Israeli families of a six year old boy, Sumia Santosh, 32, Nela Gurvitz, 52, Halil Awad, 52, and his daughter, Nadin, 16, and Leah Yom Tom, 63, who were killed this week in Israel
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 Rebekah and Brian Kanefksy on their daughters Tzippy and Michal's Bnot Mitzvah celebration this Shavuot!
  • to Josh and Rachel Licht on the birth of a son, David Yaakov!
  • to Adena and Davi Lefkovich on the birth of a daughter, Maya Devorah!
  • to Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko on the engagement of their son, Lev to Masha Meira, daughter of Anna (Chana) Vorochkova and Igor (Yitzchak) Pekar of Simsbury CT!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Yasher Koach
  • to Diane Cohen who is being recognized for her volunteerism at the Domestic Violence Crisis Centers Voices of Courage 19th Annual Spring Luncheon this coming week!
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Senior Tea, Yoga and Meditation with Aimee Eisner
Wednesday, May 19 at 10 AM via Zoom. RSVP to Kim at
Shabbat Shalom
Making Mitzvah Moments News:  Preciation Pastry Pops for Shots Calling all 12-15 Year Olds! Making Mitzvah Moments is partnering with Beldotti Bakery to inspire gratitude and giving. Pick up a Free Pastry Pop at Beldottis and bring to your vaccination appointment and bring a token of appreciation, such as a Pasty Pop and/or a handmade card, a printed poster, balloons or a gift card to give to someone working at the site. Take photos, post on their own social media sites and tag with hashtag makingmitzvahmoments to encourage other teens across the country to do the same. Feel free to share nationwide and start your own campaign and thank you Risa Raich for this wonderful idea and Beldotti Bakery for their support!

New Halacha Q and A WhatsApp Group Our first ever Pesach Q and A group was very helpful for many people to learn from each other and pose Halachic questions to Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Kurtz. We are transforming the group into a general Whatsapp group for Halachic queries. To join the whats app group, click here. Halachic questions should not be submitted on the whats app but via this form.
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM/9:00 AM, Wednesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 7:53 PM, Monday-Thursday 8:00 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday7:53 PM
SundayErev Shavuot/Omer: 49
MondayShavuot I
TuesdayShavuot II
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Weekly Bulletin  Mazal tov to Tzippy and Mical Kanefsky, on their bnai mitzvah, and to their sister Izzy and their parents Baruch and Rivkah. We wish you so much love and blessings, and we know you will continue to be the source of so much nachas--as you always have--to the entire family! -- From The Feens of Atlanta

Kiddush  Rebekah and Brian Kanefsky in honor of the Bnot Mitzvah of Tzippy & Michal Kanefsky

Challah Delivery  Jon & Talia Siscovick In honor of their parents & grandparents
Shavuot News:  We are looking forward to a wonderful Shavuot together in a number of weeks. We will host a brief Tikun, learning on Shavuot night. Details are below. We will plan regular Yom Tov minyanim on Shavuot day. If you are interested in attending a sunrise service at 4:50 AM, please contact Rabbi Kurtz.

Join CAS for a Shavuot Full of Torah Learning Opportunities!

  • May 16th Sunday Night - Rabbi Kurtz - Why Are We Waiting Until Tzeis HaKochavim to Start Shavuos? Following 7:53 PM Mincha

Tikkun Leil Shavuot-Exploring Halachic Controversies

  • 11:30 PM - Rabbi Daniel Cohen on The Get Controversy of Vienna in 1601 and Modern Day Implications
  • 12:30 PM - Rabbi Avi Block on Who is a Jew?: Brother Daniel & the 1962 Debate over Jewish Identity
  • 1:20 AM - Rabbi Moshe Kurtz on Conversion Controversies

May 17th Monday

  • Women's Educational Panel featuring Diane Cohen, Naomi Kohl, Marisa Kurtz and Leah Shemtov and moderated by by Dena Block "Finding Space for Spirituality: A Panel Discussion"5:00 PM at the home of Annie Watman - 73 Fieldstone Terrace
  • Rabbi Cohen - Stirrings from Mt. Sinai: A Fresh Look at the Mountain and Message Following 8:00 PM Mincha

May 18th Tuesday

  • Sam Sroka - והקרבת ל הלח: The Festival of Leavened Bread Following 8:00 PM Mincha

  • All youth families are invited to join together as we welcome in Shavuot together on Sunday May 16th, from 1-3 PM with an ice cream truck at Shul! Come get free Ice Cream and some learning material to enhance the chag for all ages! Please bring your masks and remember to social distance! Sign up here to reserve a time-slot for your family: click hereFor Shavuot night, Sunday May 16th, we are having exciting middle school and teen learning events with great food, friends, and engaging learning material. 5-8th graders will be learning from 10:15 PM-11:30 PM in the tent. 9-12th graders will be learning from 11:30 PM- 2:00 AM in the tent. Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn with your friends and make this Chag memorable!
  • On the first day of Shavuot, Monday May 17th, all children who are in Mini Minyan, Tot Shabbot, and Junior Cong and their parents are invited to join us in the tent from 11-11:30 AM for a special Shavuot FAMILY MINYAN! Join us as we hear the Aseret Hadibrot, sing exciting songs, dance around with our Torahs, hear a crazy story, and then enjoy a special snack for Shavuot! Here is the sign up link: click here
  • On the first day of Shavuot, Monday May 17th, we will have our annual Junior Congregation Torah Bowl! Get ready for a fierce and exciting competition for our 1-4th graders as they take on the Torah challenges, become champions, and win prizes and snacks! We will be meeting in the CAS lobby from 11:30 AM- 12 PM. Here is the sign up link: click here
  • On the second day of Shavuot, Tuesday May 18th, we will be having our annual Bnai Mitzvah Club Mitzvah Madness Competition in the Simcha Room from 10-11 AM. Middle Schoolers in 5-7th grades are invited for an epic Torah challenge filled with riddles, trivia, games, and snacks! Here is the sign up link: click here
  • On the second day of Shavuot, Tuesday May 18th, we will be having our first holiday teen minyan of the year! We will be meeting at 11 AM in the tent and with our teens leading the way and organizing our minyan, have a meaningful and beautiful davening to honor the chag. Here is the sign up link: click here
  • On the second day of Shavuot, Tuesday May 18th, we will be having parent-child learning in the tent from 6-7 PM for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and their parents. This is a prime opportunity for parents and children to grow together and learn from each other through Torah. We have engaging and exciting Torah material ready to be learned by you! Snacks will be given out!
CAS Young Families
  • NEW MOMMY AND ME PLAYGROUP Calling all Moms and babies ages 0-2 years old. Starting May 10th on Mondays at 10 AM in private backyards. Come hang out, let the kids play, and drink your coffee. For more info, contact Leah Miller
    Get ready for a summer full of fun social events with the CAS young couples committee (**Masks and social distancing to be observed)

    Save the date!!!

    June 27th @ 8pm
    Backyard game night - details to follow

    July 22nd @ 8pm
    Womens flower arranging class with our very own Elior Coleman florist extraordinaire.

    July 28th @ 8pm
    Men's Night Out - Details to follow

    August 22nd
    Summer soiree/movie on the lawn - food, drinks and chill with friends old and new

    For more info and to get involved contact Miriam Sperber at
CAS Announcements
  • IMPORTANT ERUV INFORMATION Please note that North Street between Bedford and Prospect Street is not in the Eruv. The Eruv goes from the 613 parking lot to the back fence of the court house thereby excluding that area of North Street. The best way to walk to 613 from Bedford is up Hoyt Street and turn right on Prospect. For more eruv info visit or contact Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Kohl or Michael Warmflash.
  • CAS VIRTUAL WORLD Especially in the virtual world, it is even more important to stay connected. To get real time updates visit our CAS FB Page and our Young Families page. We are excited to launch our CAS on Instagram. Join here and invite your friends!
  • KEILIM MIKVAH IS OPEN We are pleased that the Keilim Mikvah at CAS is now open for public use. Please follow the following guidelines:
    1. Leave packaging materials in car
    2. Wear a Mask on premises
    3. Enter when no one else is using the Mikvah
    4. Donations Suggested
    If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Wagshul (, Rabbi Cohen, or Rabbi Kurtz.
  • NEW PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG COUPLES AND SINGLES - Thank you to Lorraine Hutzler and Daniella Fisch for spearheading new welcome programming to build community! RSVP on website and for more info, contact Lorraine at or Daniela at Mix and Mingle at Waveny Park or Fort Stamford - Thursday May 27 at 6:30 PM, Hiking in Mianus Park - Sunday, June 13th at 2 PM, Ice Cream at Harbor Point - Sunday, July 25 at 4 PM
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA If you are interested in viewing a training video on how to perform a tahara, please contact Michael Feldstein at at the Stamford Chevra Kadisha and he will send you a link.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 Israel Advocacy Update
Israel Action Alert -

Statement from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

Israel Under Fire

Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired more than 1100 rockets this week targeting Israeli civilians in densely populated areas, murdering and maiming innocent civilians, threatening millions of lives, and sending schoolchildren running for cover. Eighty rockets were fired in a short time today. Several of them hit residential neighborhoods and many people were hurt including a six-year-old who was critically injured. (See latest operational update from the Israel Defense Forces.)

Israel has the right and the obligation to defend Israeli citizens under attack.

Take Action Now

Tell the Administration, Senators and members of Congress that the American people stand with our ally Israel. Elected officials and other leaders should speak out strongly noting Israel's efforts to avoid civilian casualties, including providing advance warnings. Many Hamas rockets landed in Gaza causing damage and casualties to the local Palestinian population.

Urge the Administration, Senators and members of Congress to hold Hamas and its state sponsors accountable, and to support Israel's right and responsibility to defend its citizens.

Urge your member of Congress to support the bipartisan Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act, which cuts off financial pipelines used by Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. This legislation will sanction Palestinian terror groups and cut off funds used to perpetuate terror. It also will require the President to identify to Congress persons, agencies or institutions that assists Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or an affiliate or successor of these organizations.

There is no moral equivalency between a democracy protecting its citizens and a violent terrorist organization supported by Iran and others. We deeply desire an end to all violence but that cannot be accomplished by shifting responsibility to Israel. Israel has demonstrated unprecedented restraint focusing on preventative measures, while her enemies stockpiled offensive weapons.

We mourn the loss of life, pray for an end to the terror, for the security of Israel, and for the safety of her citizens.

Israel News
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May 19th and May 26th 8:00 PM Stand With Us -- We are hosting virtual events with StandWithUs, aimed at preparing our pro-Israel student leaders for life on college campuses. We will discuss the transition to campus, new campus trends related to pro-Israel and anti-Israel activities, and key concepts and misconceptions about Israel, Zionism, and Judaism as well as how to convey these concepts to those less informed. The first session, on May 19th, is targeted at high-school and college students; the second session on May 26th will be targeted towards parents and the broader community. We are still looking for more student leaders to help make this a success. Please contact Rabbi Cohen or Ben Lanson ( if you are interested.

Virtual ACHI/Ben Yehuda Market  Even though you can't visit Israel, you can still shop and support the businesses there who are suffering from the lack of tourism. Browse through 55 Israeli merchants from many different categories.

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.
CAS Classes Online

Join one of the online classes from CAS or in our community

Shabbat, May 15

9:18 PMRabbi Cohen and his family: Virtual Havdalah - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613

Sunday, May 16

6:10 AMMishna Brura: - Dial in: Password: MB
7:45 AMCAS Daf Yomi: - Dial in: 646-558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
8:30 AMCAS Shacharit: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
9:15 AMRabbi Moshe Kurtz: Bible from the Beginning - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
4:00 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Virtual Yizkor - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 84747265705# - Zoom password: 847482
5:55 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Community Prayers for Healing - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
6:00 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Studies for the Soul - Mishna class, now studying Tractate Yoma - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613

Wednesday, May 19

5:40 AMMishna Brura: - Dial in: Password: MB
7:30 AMCAS Shacharit: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
7:30 AMCAS Daf Yomi: - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
5:55 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Community Prayers for Healing - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
6:00 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Studies for the Soul - Mishna class, now studying Tractate Yoma - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
7:50 PMCAS Mincha/Maariv: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613

Thursday, May 20

5:40 AMMishna Brura: - Dial in: Password: MB
7:30 AMCAS Shacharit: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
7:30 AMCAS Daf Yomi: - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
9:30 AMRabbi Moshe Kurtz: Leaves of Faith - The Philosophy of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
12:00 PMBob Abrams: Reading Hebrew from the Siddur - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
5:55 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Community Prayers for Healing - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
6:00 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Studies for the Soul - Mishna class, now studying Tractate Yoma - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
7:50 PMCAS Mincha/Maariv: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
8:30 PMRabbi Moshe Kurtz - The Weekly Talmud: Tractate Makkot - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
9:15 PMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Men's Learning - Finding Strength - Slonimer Insights on the Parsha - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613

Friday, May 21

5:40 AMMishna Brura: - Dial in: Password: MB
7:30 AMCAS Shacharit: - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
7:30 AMCAS Daf Yomi: - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
8:15 AMRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
4:40 PMRabbi Moshe Kurtz: Community Prayers for Healing - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
4:50 PMRabbi Moshe Kurtz: Studies for the Soul - Mishna class, now studying Tractate Makkot - Dial in: (646) 568-7788, code: 8514043665# - Zoom password: 1234613
5:00 PMCAS Shabbats Daf Yomi: - Dial in: (646) 558-8656, code: 7052940733# - Zoom password: 015824
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Chaya Sara bat Nava
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Hannah Devorah bat Rachel
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Shifra bat Devorah
  • Shoham Josef ben Nechama Miriam
  • Shoshana Tova bat Leah
  • Yehuda ben Reisel
Community Announcements
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION FOR SOME PRE-SHAVUOT LEARNING on Sunday, May 16th at 10am with journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, for a program entitled "Journalism, Jewish Ethics, and Moral Responsibility . Avital has written for the Forward, Haaretz, among other Publications. Free, sign up here
  • ENJOY FOOD, FUN AND FRIENDS AT UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY SPRING DINNER outdoors and in-person on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:30pm, which will include a boxed gourmet dinner, crafts, wine tasting, music by Arielle Eden, tricky tray and silent auction, and key note speaker Jean Chatzky, CEO of, New York Times bestselling author, Podcast host, Financial Ambassador for AARP, a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and past Financial Editor of NBC Today for 25 years. Tickets are $95 until May 21st, $125 after. To sign up or contact Diane Sloyer at Masks required
  • BUYING A HOME IN ISRAEL WEBINAR Sunday, April 25th at noon. Join us for a discussion on finding a home in Israel, The mortgage industry in Israel, Legal aspects when buying a home in Israel, and Real Estate investment opportunities in emerging areas. Presened by Paul Bloom, Levinsky Real Estate Law Firm and Olim Advisors and featuring Paul Bloom, Menachem Levinsky, Anita Atias, Avraham Levinsky, and Rafi Shulman.To register, visit
  • CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS! Back to School Shop provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with brand new school clothes and supplies each year before the start of school. We hope to serve 450 children in our event this summer. One of the popular items for the children is handmade winter hats, so if you are a knitter or a crocheter who is looking for a project, we would love to have your help! All the information about how to help can be found here.
  • ONGOING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FROM SCHOKE JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE Schoke Jewish Family Service is offering weekly Zoom sessions to help community members manage the stress of the Coronavirus outbreak. Each session will be facilitated by members of the Schoke JFS Kuriansky Family Counseling Program. These webinars are open to anyone in the community. Registration is limited to twelve participants per session. To register, please click on the session you wish to attend at
  • THE SCHOKE JFS FREEDBERG FAMILY KOSHER FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING DONATIONS of perishable and non- perishable foods. Please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at or 203-921-4161 to arrange for a donation. If you would like to volunteer at the food pantry or to help deliver food to our clients, please contact Jill Knopoff at 203-921-4161 or for volunteer opportunities.
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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