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Friday, July 16, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
DevarimShabbat ChazonJuly 17, 20218 Av 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:11 PM
Candle Lighting8:06 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:18 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:32 AM
Mincha6:00 PM
Shabbat Ends9:06 PM
Maariv9:30 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Tonight begins Shabbat Chazon, which is the last of the three Shabbatot prior to Tisha B'Av which begins Saturday night. We celebrate Shabbat as usual despite the proximity to the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, but we do chant the beginning of Lecha Dodi and the Haftorah to the tune of Eicha, lamentations. Yet, as always, the strength of the Jewish people is our belief in the ultimate redemption and never losing hope. This is reflected in the changing of the tunes to upbeat ones. God willing, the visions of rebuilding and redemption will be realized very soon.

Please note the schedule for Shabbat and Tisha B'Av. Mincha will be early on Shabbat afternoon at 6:00 PM.

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 offer a full array of minyanim and youth groups this Shabbat. Youth groups begin at 10 AM.

God willing, as we mourn the loss of the Beit Hamikdash, the Temple in Jerusalem, we will merit to see a time of joy, rebuilding and peace very soon.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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Pre-Shabbat Virtual Opportunities at CAS  
  1. Community Prayers for Healing with Rabbi 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 Devarim with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Devarim - Shabbos Chazon - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Devarim - Shabbos Chazon - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 1:1-27 (Final of the Shalosh D'Poranusa - Three Haftaros of Affliction.)
  • Tisha B'Av begins Saturday night. Please refer to the Tisha B'Av section for further information.
  • 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.

CAS Tisha B'Av 5781 Schedule and Program 
Do Not Complain of the Darkness but Increase the Light - Rav Kook

Halachic Reminders for Shabbat Erev Tisha B'Av, July 17th

We will hold an early mincha at shul at 6:00 PM. Seudah Shlishit is considered your meal before the Fast. The Fast starts at 8:23 PM.

When Shabbat ends at 9:06 PM, recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol to mark the end of Shabbat before driving to shul. We will recite the blessing on a flame following Maariv and Eicha. Maariv will be held in the chapel and the tent.

Saturday, July 17th
  • 8:23 PM: Fast Begins, Shabbat Ends 9:06 PM
  • 9:30 PM: Ma'ariv followed by Eicha (Chapel and Tent) - Rabbis Cohen and Kurtz will share a few words before Eicha. Join on Zoom with Meeting ID: 878 0135 8074 and Passcode: 197619
Helpful Reminders for the Tent
  1. Seating on Personal Lawn Chairs (bring your own chair or blanket). There will be some chairs available.
  2. Tefillah Liturgy and Eicha (or bring your own)
  3. Eicha will be amplified via Conference Number 339-207-8035 and available for those unable to attend in person.
Sunday, July 18th
  • 7:00 AM: Shacharit followed by brief recitation of Kinot
  • 9:00 AM: Shacharit followed by Explanatory Kinot until approximately 12 PM - Join on Zoom with Meeting ID: 830 3772 5463 and Passcode: 883292
  • 1:00 PM: Chatzot (midday)
  • 1:45 PM: Early Mincha
  • 2:15 PM: Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation video- For more info, visit
  • 3:30 PM: God on Trial - God on Trial is a 2008 British television play that takes place in Auschwitz during World War II. The Jewish prisoners put God on trial in absentia for abandoning the Jewish people. The question is whether God has broken his covenant with the Jewish people by allowing the Germans to commit genocide.
  • 4:30 PM: Anne Frank Parallel Stories - A new documentary featuring Helen Mirren intertwines her story with five girls who survived the Holocaust.
  • 6:15 PM: The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz - The "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" was a man called Oskar Grning, and during the war, he was in charge of handling the money and other items that were taken from the prisoners in the camp. 70 years after the war ended, he was on trial for charges of accessory to murder. After all, 300,000 people lost their lives in the concentration camp. Of the many thousand guards that worked in such facilities, only a handful of them were ever legally prosecuted.
  • 7:55 PM: Mincha followed by Maariv
  • 9:05 PM: Fast Ends

Thank you  to the following people for reading Eicha on Saturday night: Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Kurtz, Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn, Levi Dulitz, Nat Samberg, Sandy Shapiro, and Sam Sroka. Thank you to Rabbi Kurtz, Rabbi Yossi Kamman, Sam Sroka, Mark Wagshul for leading explanatory kinot.
  • to Michael Cooper on the passing of his beloved sister, Rebecka Sarah Tucker
  • to Helene Zimmerman on the passing of her beloved husband Leo Garfinkel/Aryeh Leib ben Benyamin
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Mazal Tov
  • to Marissa & Artem Emple on the birth of a baby boy, Tevel Shimon!
  • to Hilary & Ari Goldstein on the birth of their son, Liam Yehoshua!
  • to Howard Wolfe and Michelle & Jeff Zelin, Rabbi Joe zt'l & Sandy Ehrenkranz and Sylvia z'l & Marvin z'l Wolfe on the engagement of their daughter and granddaughter, Rachel to JJ Brenner, son of Tilla Brenner, of Lakewood, NJ and Ariel & Gila Brenner of Flatbush, NY!
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Upcoming Events
Senior Afternoon Event In The Tent 
Thursday, July 22 - 2:00 PM
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.

Call or email Kim ( to sign up.

Shabbat Nachamu Musical Celebration 
Shabbat, July 24
Joyous Shabbat morning Tefillah at 9 AM in the Tent. Led by Omer Neumeier and his family in honor of his father's Yedidia's 70th birthday!

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

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
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/9:00 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 7:55 PM, Monday-Thursday 8:10 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday8:00 PM
SundayTish'a B'Av
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