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Friday, September 3, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
NitzavimSeptember 4, 202127 Elul 5781
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Mincha7:00 PM
Candle Lighting7:05 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:38 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:43 AM
Mincha7:00 PM
Shabbat Ends8:03 PM
Havdalah8:03 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We look forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah together this coming week. Thank you in advance to all of our volunteers who are assisting over the holidays and a special thanks to Howard Rothman and David Cohen, high holiday honor chairs and Matt, Kim, Joseph, Chris and Alex for all of their hard work and dedication.

This Shabbat, we will only be having a 7 PM minyan on Friday night in the chapel. Mark Wagshul will give a class post the 7 AM minyan, Michael Feldstein post the 8 AM and Rabbi Yossi Kamman on the Code of Jewish Law prior to Shabbat mincha. There will be selichot on Saturday night at 10 PM, Sunday morning at 6:30 AM, Sunday night at 10 PM and Monday morning at 6:15 AM.

Check out these Rosh Hashanah resources. YU Guide and Rabbi Cohen and Elisheva Cohen's Rosh Hashanah Reflection Guide.

Please take a few moments on Sunday to drop by the shul to support the Freedberg Kosher Food Pantry and our High Holiday Food Drive chaired by Meg and Liam Haron. Also consider purchasing items at Virtual Grocery Store - Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service ( Thank you in advance!

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, Hilary Goldstein (, membership chair or Meg Haron (, exec membership liaison. We look forward to welcoming you to the CAS community.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Ketivah VeChatimah Tovah,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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

High Holiday Parking 
There will be no parking on the CAS Campus, unless you have a handicapped placard AND contact the office in advance for pre-approval

The parking spaces on Colonial Road will be marked for Drop Off Only. Parking is available at St. Bridget's Church across from CAS on Strawberry Hill and the Strawberry Hill School on the corner of Fifth Street and Strawberry Hill Avenue (one block from CAS).

DO NOT PARK - In the past, a number of members have parked on Boxwood Drive. We encourage our members to not park there this year. Additionally, please do not park in any of the condo/townhouse parking areas or the Queen of Clergy retirement home as your car will be towed.

Welcome new members 
  • Elana & Michael Barer and their children Benny and Lily
  • Cecile Minkoff
  • Jaryn Horner & Rachel Lieberman
  • Jason Saibel & Shira Marder and their sons Noah and Aiden
  • David & Stephanie Tepper and their children Hailey and Mason

Welcome  to our new teen advisor Moshe Caplan, who is joining CAS this year as the teen director and as Stamford NCSY JSU Coordinator

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 Nitzavim with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • Haftarah for Nitzavim - summary by - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 60:1-22 (Seventh of the Shiva D'Nechemta - Seven Haftaros of Consolation.)
  • We omit Vehi Noam on Saturday night due to Rosh Hashanah taking place this coming week.
  • Michael Feldstein will be giving the 10:30 Shiur on Unetaneh Tokef: Who Really Wrote This Important Prayer?

Chanukat Habayit Remarks  For those of you that were not able to join us at the Chanukat Habayit Building Dedication Ceremony, you can read the remarks from the speakers here: Rabbi Cohen, CAS President Toby Schaffer, and Building Committee Chair Rachel Dayan

Thank you  to Elior Coleman and Caroline Marciano for launching a new initiative this week - Monthly Blessed Blooms for Seniors. For more info, click here.

Yasher Koach to our early risers who greeted the High Holiday season at Sunrise at the Sound

Full Holiday Schedule  click here
Sunday, September 12
Graveside Service - Old Cemetery: 9:20 AM
Graveside Service - New Cemetery: 9:45 AM
Graveside Service - Independant Lodge: 10:30 AM

Rosh Hashanah Updates   We are grateful to the Folkinshteyn family for hosting Tashlich at their home - West Lane in Revonah Woods - on Tuesday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah at 5 PM.

Hearing the Shofar - In addition to sounding the shofar at shul, we will offer neighborhood shofar blowing on Tuesday, September 7th and Wednesday, September 8th at 4 PM
  • Rabbi Daniel Cohen - 15 Revonah Circle
  • CAS - 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue
  • Mark Chavkin - 176 West Lane
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman - 200 Strawberry Hill Ave - On the playground at the school
If you are homebound, please contact Rabbi Kurtz who will arrange a private shofar blowing.
Rabbi Cohen will lead a Shofar Blowing and Discovery Service at Atria: 4:30 PM

Halacha Update As we approach the Sabbatical year, one of the important halachic considerations is the forgiveness of loans. This should be done in the next few days. 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.

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.

Check out a Rosh Hashanah Reflection Guide developed by Rabbi Cohen and Elisheva Cohen   click here
  • to Samuel J. Bernstein and Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein on the passing of wife and mother, Sarey Bernstein
  • to Sam Fischel and Rosalie Stone on the passing of their mother, Guta Fischel
  • to Rachel Terk on the passing of her brother, Marden (Mordy) David Paru
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 Diane and Rabbi Daniel Cohen on the engagement of their daughter, Adina to Moshe Averick, son of Lisa and Benjy Averick of Beit Shemesh, Israel!
  • to Aviva & Jared Kafer on the birth of a baby girl, Elia Maayan!
  • to Dov and Mouchka Heller on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to big brother Asher and big sister Tessa!
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
Monthly Blessed Blooms Flower Delivery: Leah Miller in memory of her grandmother, Guta Fischel

Senior Challah Deliveries: Marina Sapir and Alexander Podelko in memory of Marina's father, Naum Sapir's yahrzeit
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Upcoming Events
Laugh, Learn....Lchaim! 
Thursday, October 7
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
Shabbat Shalom
Michael Feldstein's latest column  click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday-Monday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Wednesday 6:00 AM/8:15 AM/8:45 AM, Thursday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 7:00 PM, Monday 7:05 PM, Tuesday-Wednesday 6:45 PM, Thursday 6:35 PM, Friday 6:58 PM
Candles Friday6:53 PM
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TuesdayRosh Hashana 5782
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  • REMEMBERING 9/11 Friday, September 10th at Noon, September 11th Commemoration: Twenty Years - Join for a Jewish Community-Wide Virtual Commemoration Ceremony. No fee: Registration required:
  • THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION (CCE) AT BCHA announces a High Holiday program on Zoom featuring shiurim by Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein and Yaakov Faratci, on Monday, September 13th at 8pm. Register at
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  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION, THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT AND THE MAYOR'S MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO "WALK FOR UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY" October 10th (raindate October 17th) at Cove Island Park, 12:30-3:30. The importance of unity, friendship and peace has never been more important. Participants are invited to walk around the main circle at the park and then gather for a self-provided picnic lunch and get to know new friends and neighbors. Registration is required at: All CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. For more information, please contact Sharon Lewis, Director, JCRC,
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