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Friday, July 2, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
PinchasJuly 3, 202123 Tamuz 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM
Candle Lighting8:12 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:13 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:07 PM
Shabbat Ends9:12 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families are well. We continue to offer our prayers and comfort to the community at Surfside in here to support the communal response.

If you are new to the area and would like to learn more about joining CAS, please reach out to me, Matt, our executive director, or Meg Haron, membership chair at We look forward to welcoming you to the CAS community.

We are excited to announce that Dena Block will continue to serve as the CAS Steinmetz, Bernstein, Alexander Yoetzet Halacha for the Stamford Community for the coming year in partnership with Rivka Alter, current Yoetzet Halacha for the Riverdale Yoetzet Initiative. God willing, the following year, we will transition to a Yoeztet living in Stamford. Both Yoatzot are available for consultations and we are also looking forward to welcoming Rivka to our community during the year. Dena can be reached from 7 AM EST to 3 PM EST at 201-921-8992 and Rivka will be available from 3 PM EST - 11 PM EST 303-725-8527 via Whatsapp or Text. For more info, contact Nicole Makovsky or Adena Edelman

We are thrilled that CAS has exceeded the number of letters of intent for the first year of the Life and Legacy program! Thank you to everyone who made commitments. See our participants in the bulletin and contact Elissa Klapper ( or me to learn more about how to create lasting impact for CAS.

We offer a full array of minyanim and youth groups this Shabbat. Youth groups begin at 10 AM. Rabbi Kamman will lead the class on the Code of Jewish Law prior to mincha and Yaakov Faratci will lead a class between mincha and maariv on Shabbat afternoon

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and a happy July 4th weekend,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We Need Volunteers for CSS (Community Security Service)! 
Please sign up to join us at CSS. Our current group of 12 dedicated volunteers can no longer do this without others. We have been called upon to do shifts 3 out of four weekends and some of us are burning out.

The need for CSS is greater than ever. But if YOU don't step in to volunteer, we will not be able to continue.


We will be offering training online and in Stamford in early June.

Please reach out to Simeon Wohlberg, the office, or Adam Breiner ( ifyou are interested in signing up for training.

Welcome  to Rabbi Joshua and Chani Rosenfeld and their family who moved to Stamford. Rabbi Rosenfeld will be the new head of Judaic Studies at BCHA.

Current COVID Guidelines as of May 20th, 2021 
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Pre-Shabbat Virtual Opportunities at CAS  
  1. Community Prayers for Healing with Rabbi Moshe Kurtz, Friday at 4:40 PM - - password: 1234613
  2. Studies for the Soul with Rabbi Kurtz, Friday at 4:50 PM - - password: 1234613
  3. Join Rabbi Cohen's Living Torah Moment and Rabbi Kurtz's Daily Peninei Halacha

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Pinchas with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Parshat Pinchas - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Parshat Pinchas - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • The Haftorah is read from Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (First of the Shalosh D'Poranusa - Three Haftaros of Affliction.)
  • Rosh Chodesh Av will take place next Friday evening through Shabbos afternoon.
  • Artscroll siddurim will be available for Shabbat morning services.
  • Three Weeks of Mourning: Jew law dictates that we do not hold weddings, listen to (live) music, get haircuts, or purchase something that would require a blessing of shehechiyanu.
  • To learn more about the laws of the Three Weeks, please review this comprehensive entry on Halachipedia
  • COVID-19 Related: Individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated must wear a mask inside the shul at all times. All participants at outdoor services may opt to not wear a mask. Please make sure to review the rest of our updated guidelines.

Summer Learning Sessions - Three Weeks Theme Classes  
Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Kurtz will lead classes on Shmirat Halashon, the Sanctity of Speech, on Shabbat Afternoons July 3rd and July 10th post Mincha. Please note that there will be an early mincha on Shabbat afternoon, July 17th.

Join Rabbi Cohen on Tuesday, July 6th
  • 8:15 AM - Rav Yehuda Amital on the Meaning of Redemption and the Secret of Jewish Continuity
  • 9:00 AM - Shoftim: Judges Chapter 7
  • 12:00 PM - The Timelessness of the Kamtza and Bar Kamtza Story

Join Rabbi Kurtz on Monday nights
  • 7/12 - A Survey of Traditional Jewish Approaches to Suffering

Starting July 1st, join the weekly Thursday 9:00AM study group for their latest book Fresh Fruit and Vintage Wine: The Ethics and Wisdom of the Aggada. Participants will gain a significant familiarity with many of the classical narratives, parables and moral lessons contained within the vast corpus of Talmudic literature. This study group is accessible to people of all levels of fluency with Jewsh texts. If you are interested, please reach out to R. Moshe Kurtz:

Michael Feldstein News  click here.

Welcome to Stamford  these new families: Tali and Jesse Salver, Shira and Jason Saibel, Lexi and Jon Gradman and Gila and Rob Ogle
  • to Dotty Jaiven on the passing of her beloved daughter, Leslie Ann Jaiven
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 Gideon & Miriam Pell and Jennie & Josh Small on the birth of a granddaughter and daughter, Avigayil Gila
  • to Elise and Steven Cohen on the birth of a grandson
  • to Rabbi Moshe and Marisa Kurtz on the birth of a baby girl
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
Kiddushim: Eric & Pamela Greenhut in memory of Eric's father, Kenneth Greenhut's yahrzeit

Senior Challah Deliveries: Co-sponsored by Debbie & Ben Soifer in honor of Diane & Rabbi Cohen's daughter Michal's wedding and Ruth Aminoff in honor of the wonderful volunteers who deliver the challah
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Upcoming Events
Save The Date! 

Tuesday, July 22nd - Senior Afternoon Event in the Tent featuring a Sing Along with the Piano and Ruach Man - Jonathan Cahr! - All seniors are invited for a fun afternoon of food, socializing and a special program. Hosted by the CAS Chesed Committee.

Sunday, July 25th, 5:30-7:30 PM - A Celebration and in Gratitude of Life BBQ for the our Shul Community under the tent- Sponsored by the CAS Men's Club in conjunction with CAS Agudath Women and Young Families. An appreciation of surviving, living to tell the stories of the pandemic and how we appreciate our survival and life. More details to follow but please plan to be there and participate.

Sunday, August 29th at 5:00 PM - Chanukat Bayit and Dedication of our Newly Renovated and Expanded Shul

CAS Young Couples And Singles Game Night 
Sunday, August 22 - 8:00 PM
Think you have what it takes??Join friends for laughs and good fun! Refreshments will be served.In the Simcha Room at Agudath Sholom

Shabbat Nachamu Musical Celebration 
Shabbat, July 24
Shabbat Nachamu Musical Celebration, Shabbat, July 23rd and 24th - Friday Night Ruach Kabbalat Shabbat in the Chapel and Joyous Shabbat morning Tefillah at 9 AM in the Tent. Led by Omer Neumeir and his family in honor of his father's Yedidia's 70th birthday!

Steak And Scotch 
Wednesday, July 28 - 7:00 PM
CAS Young Families/Men's Club presents "Steak & Scotch"! Enjoy delicious steak and fine scotch while hanging out with the guys. Event will take place on Wednesday, 7/28 in the CAS tent @7pm. Please rsvp on the CAS website by 7/15.

Rav Boaz Mori In Person 
Thursday, July 29 - 7:00 PM
Rav Boz will speak on " Pomegranates, Grenades and the Segula of Eretz Yisrael" at 7 PM Rabbi Boaz Mori is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and founder of Ramat Shilo, a vibrant and dynamic community centered physically and spiritually around the yeshiva. To learn more visit
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday-Monday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:20 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday8:10 PM
MondayIndependence Day
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