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Friday, August 20, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Ki TeitzeiAugust 21, 202113 Elul 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM/7:32 PM
Candle Lighting7:27 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:33 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:41 AM
Mincha7:20 PM
Maariv8:21 PM
Shabbat Ends8:26 PM
Shabbat Shalom

This Friday night, the 7:00 pm minyan will be in the chapel and the late minyan will be in the simcha room. We are also excited this Shabbat to introduce two new classes. Rabbi Cohen will lead Coffee and Commentary on the weekly Torah portion in the tent at 8:45 AM and Mark Wagshul will be starting a post 7 AM minyan weekly class. Details are below. The full array of adult education classes can be viewed here.

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.

Thank God, we are celebrating the renovation and rededication of our shul, Congregation Agudath Sholom on Sunday, August 29th at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP by Sunday, August 22nd.

Thank you and may we go from strength to strength with God's help in the years to come!

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

Next Week's Tent Minyan Time Change  Please note: Next Shabbos, the tent service will be at 8:00 am

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 Ki Teitzei with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Ki Teitzei - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Ki Teitzei - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 54:1-10 (Fifth of the Shiva D'Nechemta - Seven Haftaros of Consolation.)
  • The final time for the sanctification of the New Moon of Elul is the entire night of Sunday, Aug. 22 (15 Elul).

Welcome new members 
  • Yishai & Michal Zwiren
  • Daniel & Racheli Rosenblum and their new baby boy
  • Harry & Zoe Chiel and their son Caleb
  • Jared & Aviva Kafer

Get to Know our Guest Chazan Duvie Shapiro!  We are looking forward to hosting Duvie Shapiro on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the sanctuary. Here is a sampling of some of his tunes for the Yamim Noraim.

New Shabbat morning class on Prophets begins this week with Mark Wagshul  Following the 7 AM minyan, Mark will teach a class on Shmuel Aleph. The class will be an in-depth analysis of the text, with the goal of finishing 1 chapter every 1-2 weeks. The class will meet for approximately 45 minutes.

New Making Mitzvah Moment Opportunity We have delivered thousands of Challot in the past 18 months to our seniors. More than the Challot, the mitzvah creates new relationships and adds joy to people's lives. Thank you to Suzzanah Coll for her weekly coordination and all of our drivers. We are excited to be launching a new initiative "Call Me Marigold" chaired by Elior Parness and Caroine Marciano. Deliver monthly Shabbat Buds and Blooms to the Seniors who give us our roots. The deliveries will be in coordination with our Shabbat Challah initiative. To learn more contact Elior or Caroline. or

Interested in deliveries, contact Suzannah at or sponsor by visiting To sign up for Making Mitzvah Moments, click here.

The Price of Community Growth by Michael Feldstein Click here
  • to Kim Mahoney on the passing of her mother, June Stefanik
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 Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko on the occasion of Lev's aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Masha Meira, daughter of Anna (Chana) Vorochkova and Igor (Yitzchak) Pekar of Simsbury CT!
  • to Racheli & Dan Rosenblum on the birth of a baby boy! There will be a Shalom Zachar at 9:15 PM on Friday night at the Adelman home on Brighton Place
  • to Aliza & Seth Bettan on the birth of a baby girl, Avigayil Chava!
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg on the arrival of a grandson!
  • to David Moskowitz & Rona Orenstein-Moskowitz 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: Marjory and Bob Abrams

Early Minyan Kiddush: Sponsored by Miriam and Gideon Pell to celebrate the birth of a grandson, born to Shira and Rafi Pell

Kiddushim: Co-sponsored by Alex Podelko & Marina Sapir in celebration of Lev's aufruf and Lori & Sam Gressel in belated celebration of their daughter's birth!
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Upcoming Events
Mezuzah Checking With Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 
Sunday, August 22
7:45 AM - 1:30 PM at CAS. $10 per mezuzah includes fixing. If mezuzah is clearly invalid due to water damage or cracking, no charge.

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
Fall Sunday Series on Shemittah with Rabbi Cohen  10:00 AM Sunday October 10th, 17th and 24th - A Shemitah Primer: Understand the Practices and Purpose (based on the writings of Rav Tzvi Rimon)

Halacha Update As we approach the Sabbatical year, one of the important halachic considerations is the forgiveness of loans. Please see this article from the Orthodox Union explaining the background and innovation of the Pruzbul document.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Kurtz.

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MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 7:30 PM, Friday 7:00 PM
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