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Friday, September 24, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Sukkot V (CH''M)
Shabbat Chol Hamoed
September 25, 202119 Tishrei 5782
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Candle Lighting6:29 PM
Mincha6:34 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:45 AM
Latest Shacharit10:45 AM
Mincha6:25 PM
Shabbat Ends7:28 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families are enjoying an uplifting Sukkot. All minyanim and youth groups are meeting this Shabbat and we read Kohelet on Shabbat morning.

This Sunday evening is Hoshana Raba marking the end of the High Holiday season. Please note minyanim times are 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM. Hoshanot will be available for sale at the minyanim.

We are looking forward to celebrating a beautiful Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah together. We sit in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeret but do not recite the special bracha for sitting in the Sukkah. We recite Yizkor on Shemini Atzeret morning.

We will offer pre Simchat Torah Hakafot for nursery age children in the Shabbat park in partnership with Chabad and Young Israel and Hakafot for K/1-4th grade at Agudath Sholom. For more info, contact Yaakov or Yolly at and

We will daven outside in Tent #1 on Tuesday evening beginning with Mincha at 6:20 PM followed by learning and Maariv. Hakafot will begin at approximately 7:30 PM in Tent #2. We will offer a light kiddush following the first Hakafah and resume with the remainder of the Hakafot and Maariv.

On Simchat Torah morning, we will offer an early service at 7:00 AM in the main sanctuary and two services at 8:45 AM in the chapel and tent #1. We will all join together in the tents for Hakafot, Aliyot and the Chatanim and resume musaf in the chapel and tent. We will also offer women's aliyot in the chapel. Youth Groups will meet at 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, break for Kol Hanearim and the Chatanim and then resume from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided during the aliyot.

May the days of Sukkot be filled with much joy and health and wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Rabbi Cohen's High Holiday Sermons  

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 Shabbat Chol HaMoed - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Ezekiel 38:18-39:16
  • Haftarah for Shabbat Chol HaMoed - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Shabbat Chol HaMoed - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We read Kohelet on Shabbat morning. Click here for more information.
  • We omit Av HaRachamim and no Kel Malei prayers are recited.

Agudath Sholom Thanks  Aryeh Salovey for speedily addressing the safrus needs of our Sifrei Torah prior to the Holidays. Aryeh dedicates this service in the memory of his recently departed mother in law Dafna Berman. May her soul be uplifted in the merit of this great mitzvah. And may God grant Shira, Aryeh and the entire family continued comfort. Aryeh can be reached for Tefillin and Mezuzah checking at 516-655-5253 -

Thank you
  • to Shira Nerenberg and Alisa Weisser for organizing a very successful Senior Sukkot Brunch
  • to Ethan Green, craft beer expert, Ari Goldstein and Adam Furmansky for organizing a sold out Craft Beer Night
  • to all our host families for Sukkot Across Agudath - Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen, Leon & Kayla Hanna, Becky & Omer Neumeier, Toby Schaffer and Ari & Shush Yasgur - and to Hilary Goldstein for her leadership

Agudath Sholom and the Life & Legacy Initiative

Agudath Sholom is proud to be one of more than 680 Jewish organizations across North America that have secured over 1 billion dollars in legacy commitments to ensure a bright Jewish future.

To date, our collaboration with 10 other Stamford organizations, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's LIFE & LEGACY initiative, has led 97 donors just like you to commit gifts of over 4 million dollars to local organizational endowments.

Without writing a check today, you too can do your part to help the Agudath Sholom build our endowment and help build the endowments of the other Jewish organizations in our community you value, so we can weather turbulent times like these and adapt to meet evolving community needs.

This is a very simple process, and when Agudath Sholom reaches our first goal of 18 -25 Letters of Intent, we will receive a financial incentive grant that can be used immediately for any synagogue need.

Join our members who have already signed letters of intent. We are deeply appreciative of their commitment to Agudath Sholom!

Gayle and Mitchell Bell
Debra and Michael Berg
Darona and Rabbi Harold Bernstein
Diane and Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rachel and Ephraim Cohen
Tracy and Nahum Daniels
Debra and Dan Faizakoff
Sharon and Michael Feldstein
Robin and Jason Fischel
Stephanie and Howard Fogel
Meryl and David Gordon
Helene and Harvey Kaminski
Elissa and Philip Klapper
Jean and Brian Kriftcher
Lorraine and David Kweskin
Rachel and Joshua Licht
Susan Mark
Nancy Zinbarg Mimoun
Stephanie and Bob Sherman
Ronnie and Steven Sichel
Diane and Elliot Sloyer
Neda Khaghan and Robert Yaghoubian
Lauren and Joe Zalis

Please reach out to Rabbi Cohen or Dan Faizakoff ( to learn more about the program, and how you can have a tremendous impact on Agudath Sholom's present and future, without needing to donate today. Thank you!
Mazal Tov
  • to our Chatanim and Keter Torah awardees for this year!
    • Chatan Torah - Rabbi Shimmy Trencher
    • Chatan Bereishit - Nimrod Dayan
    • Chatan Kol Henearim - Adam Furmansky
    • Chatan Maftir - Sam Sroka
    • Keter Torah - Marina Sapir
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