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Friday, August 13, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
ShoftimAugust 14, 20216 Elul 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM/7:42 PM
Candle Lighting7:37 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:31 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:40 AM
Mincha7:30 PM
Maariv8:31 PM
Shabbat Ends8:36 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Thank God, we are sharing many semachot in the weeks ahead. We wish a warm Mazal Tov to all of the families.

This Friday night, the 7:00 pm minyan will be in the tent and the late minyan will be in the chapel. The Hochmans will be hosting an outdoor seudah shlishit open to the community in between mincha and maariv on Shabbat afternoon in honor of Yoav's Bar Mitzvah.

We are looking forward to a meaningful holiday season ahead. There will be five services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Unless you are sitting in your pew seat or reserve a seat through our Patron program, seating in all minyanim is first come, first served. Full information on the minyanim can be accessed here. Click here to view the High Holiday schedule.

Save the date of Sunday, August 29th at 5:30 PM for our Chanukat Habayit, dedication of our newly renovated shul. RSVP below.

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.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Current COVID Guidelines as of August 12th, 2021 click here to view

Pre-Shabbat Virtual Opportunities at CAS  
  1. Community Prayers for Healing with Rabbi Kurtz, Friday at 4:40 PM - - password: 015824
  2. Studies for the Soul with Rabbi Kurtz, Friday at 4:50 PM - - password: 015824
  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 Shoftim with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Shoftim - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Shoftim - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 51:12-52:12 (Fourth of the Shiva D'Nechemta - Seven Haftaros of Consolation.)

Welcome New Members 
  • Elana & Brian Tepper and their son Hayden!
  • Beth & David Held and their children Eliezer, Yaakov and Shira!
  • to Beverly Stein on the passing of her mother, Sylvia Lasher Abrams
  • to Caren Ferster Borowski on the passing of her father, Jack Ferster
  • to Amy (Breslow) Friedman on the passing of her step-father, Stanley Merves
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 Sharon and Simeon Wohlberg on the upcoming marriage of their son, Zach to Phyllis Shams!
  • to Kori and Bill Meyers on the forthcoming marriage of their son, Sam to Emma Seligson!
  • to Sarah and David Hochman on Yoav's Bar Mitzvah this Shabbos!
  • to Arline Gewanter on the engagement of her grandson, Shimon, to Chaya Glazer!
  • to our members who are being honored by the following organizations as Emerging Leaders and will be recognized at the UJA Campaign Kickoff event on September 12th: Jessica Sosnovich (Agudath Sholom), Adam Furmansky (United Jewish Federation), Shushannah Walshe (Schoke Jewish Family Services) and Jodi Hadge (Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy)
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: Sharyn & Fred Baer in memory of the yahrzeits of Sharyn's father, Irv Neitlich and Fred's mother, Sylvia Baer

Kiddushim: Co-sponsored by David & Sarah Hochman in celebration of Yoav's Bar Mitzvah and Toby Schaffer in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her father, Joseph Macy
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Elul Spiritual Consultation With Rabbi Daniel Cohen  

Become Your Best Self this New Year We align our cars and check our bank accounts but the high holidays are the perfect time for an alignment of the soul. Are you leading your best life? Do we live in sync with our highest aspirations? Rabbi Cohen is happy to arrange a zoom or in person 30 minute spiritual consultation in advance of the holidays to help you chart the path for a year of exponential and eternal growth and impact. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at

Laugh, Learn....Lchaim! 
Thursday, September 23
Grab a drink and join our new Young Couples group to socialize, gain a deeper connection to our CAS community, and share in group discussions. Led by Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen.Chaired by Rachel and Greg Waldstreicher For more information and to RSVP, contact Rachel at or Rabbi Cohen at

CAS Movie Club 
Sunday, October 10 - 8:00 PM
For the next movie club we're going to be taking a little bit of the break until after the chagim. We'll be watching 1981's Chariots of Fire. It's available to stream for free on Tubi, rent from Vudu or borrow from the library. Even if you've watched it before I strongly urge everyone to watch it again with a critical eye and come prepared to discuss it like you've never done before!Each month we'll pick a movie and then come together to discuss its themes, its cultural meaning, and place it in an historical context. We will talk about how film as an artform can teach us about our society and the mors and values we embody or wish to project. We'll learn the language of film and how it's used to tell those stories. For more info, For more info, contact Judith Bernstein at **Please note, if you've already sign up, no need to sign up week to week as your name remains on the list until you request it be removed.**
Shabbat Shalom
Adult Education Update We are excited to be planning a robust adult education program in the year ahead. Thank you to our inspired chair Daniel Schilowitz. We are now thrilled to welcome Marina Sapir as chair and Sam Sroka as vice chair. If you would like to serve on the committee, please be in touch with Marina ( or me. To get a taste of upcoming learning opportunities, please click here.

Did You Know? Healing and Hospitality Update Whether in the hospital, assisted living, rehab or at home, a visit can life someone's spirits and help with their healing. We pray in the misheberach for a healing of the spirit and healing of the body. Thank God, we have a cadre of people who volunteer to visit our members. We stay in touch and alert the group to mitzvah opportunities via a google group entitled

The warmth of our community is our strength and our value. Thank God, many people are moving into the community. There is no better substitute for building friendships than a Shabbat meal. Once a month, we invite our members to host new families for Shabbat by sending them names via the google group

If you would like to be added to either or both groups, please contact Matt Feinberg in the office or Rabbi Cohen

Kashrut Updates 
  • The breads and all pareve pastries at Beldottis are considered pas yisroel. Beldotti's items may be brought into 613 restaurant.
  • Greenwich and Delancey, a new OU supervised restaurant, located at 59 East Putnam Ave. Cos Cob will open in the near future. Details in the weeks ahead.
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 7:40 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
Candles Friday7:27 PM
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  • Yaakov Ben Chaya ben Sarah
  • Yair ben Rachel
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