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Friday, July 23, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
VaetchananShabbat NachamuJuly 24, 202115 Av 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:05 PM
Candle Lighting8:00 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:22 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:35 AM
Mincha7:55 PM
Maariv8:55 PM
Shabbat Ends9:00 PM
Shabbat Shalom

This Shabbat is Shabbat Nachamu, a Shabbat of comfort when we begin reading a series of seven visions of consolation from the prophets culminating with the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. This Shabbat is also Tu B'Av, a day of hope, love and renewal. For more info, click here.

We look forward to a ruach filled Tefillah this Shabbat morning at 9 AM in the tent led by Omer Neumeier and his family in honor of his father's Yedidia's 70th birthday! Mazal Tov!

Thank you to Mitchell Bell and the Men's Club, in partnership with CAS Women and Young Families, for hosting a Celebration of Life BBQ this Sunday at 5:30 PM. Please join us and invite your friends! Sign up below by 4 PM today. Please note: There will be no parking in the CAS parking lot. Parking is available at the church across Strawberry Hill

Thank you to Navah Zizmor and Tamar Levine for organizing a very successful Tu B'Av flower arranging event this past Thursday. We also look forward to hosting Rav Boaz Mori, this Thursday evening at 7 PM at CAS for an in-person presentation on "Pomegranates, Grenades and the Segula of Eretz Yisrael".

Save the date of Sunday, August 29th at 5:30 PM for our Chanukat Habayit, dedication of our newly renovated shul. Look for more details in the weeks ahead.

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.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and happy Tu B'Av,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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 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 Va'etchanan with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Devarim - Shabbos Nachamu - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Devarim - Shabbos Nachamu - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 40:1-26 (First of the Shiva D'Nechemta - Seven Haftaros of Consolation.)
  • We do not recite Av HaRachamim or Tidkascha (during Mincha).
  • 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.

Welcome to new members 
  • Elie Weiner & Rachel Feit and their son Caleb
  • Jesse & Tali Salver
  • Elie & Theresa Herman and their daughter Millie Ava
  • to Chris Prieto on the loss of his brother
  • to Tom Gallagher on the loss of his father Leo P. Gallagher. Tommy can be reached at 203-912-5454 or
  • to the family of Harriet Brinen, former member of Agudath Sholom. Notes of condolence can be sent to Harriet's daughter, Linda Brinen Stout. 310 Via Recodo court, Mill Valley California 94941 - - 415-699-8761
  • to the family of Rita Vogel, former member of CAS and beloved first grade Hebrew teacher at BCHA. Notes of condolencecan be emailed to the family at
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 Talia and Jonathan Siscovick on the birth of a baby girl! Mazal Tov to siblings Ezra, Bina, Elise, Joseph & Elliot!
  • to Rachel and Gavin Kaimowitz on the birth of a baby girl, Elisheva Sara/Isabella Sloane! Mazal Tov to big brothers Max and Brody!
  • to Ilyse and Dean Schuckman on the arrival of a grandson!
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: Avram & Rhoda Freedberg

Thank You to the CAS Men's Club for purchasing a new grill for the shul
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Upcoming Events
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
Shabbat Shalom
Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah Updated Usage Protocols  As of July 2021 - All women are welcome. However, please note special guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated women both locals and visitors. Full information can be found here and for questions contact chairs Adina Adelman ( or Nicole Makovsky (

Yoetzet Update 2021 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. Dena can be reached at 201-921-8992 and Rivka at 303-725-8527. Full information can be found here.

Michael Feldstein's latest article  click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:05 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday7:54 PM
Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Kurtz'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 Kurtz are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Tuesday, July 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at Beldotti Bakeries, 605 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, USA
  • Friday, July 30, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at Humbled Coffeehouse, 575 Hope St, Stamford, CT 06907, USA
Rabbi Moshe Kurtz
  • Monday, July 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, July 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
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