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Friday, October 1, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Shabbat Mevarchim, Blessing the new month of Cheshvan
October 2, 202126 Tishrei 5782
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Candle Lighting6:17 PM
Mincha6:22 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:07 AM
Latest Shacharit10:19 AM
Mincha6:10 PM
Havdalah7:16 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families enjoyed meaningful and uplifting holidays.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave of their time to make the season so memorable. Thank you to all of our Kol Nidrei appeal donors! If you would like to donate, click here.

As we swing into the fall, we are excited to offer a full array of adult education classes which will begin next week and the week of October 10th. Click here to learn more.

We will offer a full array of minyanim this Shabbat at 7, 8 and 9 AM (indoors and outdoors) and youth programming. If you are new to the community and want to learn more about Agudath Sholom and also attend our New and Prospective member brunch at our home on Sunday, October 17th, contact me or Hilary Goldstein, membership chair, at

Save the dates of Sunday, October 10th for a UJF Walk for Unity in our Community. RSVP here and also Thursday night for the community premiere of Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin, at the Stamford JCC Film Festival, cosponsored by CAS. Buy tickets here.

Registration is now open for Pre B'nai Mitzvah Matan and Man Up classes for 6th grade girls and 7th grade boys. See the events section below to sign up.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and joyous Shabbat Bereishit.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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 Parshas Bereishis with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah: 42:5-43:10
  • Haftarah for Bereishis - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Bereishis - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We omit Av HaRachamim and no Kel Malei prayers are recited.
  • Shabbos Mevarchim: This shabbos we bless the month of Marcheshvan.
  • Molad: Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 12:11 PM, and 12 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh is observed from Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon.

CAS Today   As of October 1st, the daily CAS Today email is only being sent to those who request it. If you would like to subscribe, please email your request to

Fall Classes   Classes Begin week of October 3rd unless otherwise noted. All classes are free and open to the entire community.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Inside the Mind of the Great Commentators (Starts October 12th) - Tuesdays at 8:15 AM (In Person in Tent and Virtual Option)
  • The Power of the Prophets (Starts October 12th) - Tuesdays at 9:00 AM (In Person in Tent and Virtual Option)
  • Parsha Perspectives - Tuesdays at 12:00 PM (In Person in Tent and Virtual Option)
  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Psalms - Thursdays at 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Zoom and Starts October 21st)
  • A Taste of Torah - Fridays at 8:15 AM (Zoom)

Fall Sunday Series on Shemittah with Rabbi Cohen
  • 10:00 AM Sunday October 17th and 24th - A Shemitah Primer: Understand the Practices and Purpose (based on the writings of Rav Tzvi Rimon (In Person in Tent and Virtual Option)
  • Soul Study and Chavuras with Rabbi Cohen - These groups meet monthly and consist of peers convening for Torah study, personal growth with a focus on relevancy to our lives. If you are interested in launching a soul study group, contact Rabbi Cohen.

Rabbi Moshe Kurtz - All classes in person with virtual option
  • Bible from the Beginning - Sundays at 9:15am
  • Halachic Adventures Through the Parsha and Times of Year - Mondays - 25 minutes after mincha
  • Young Men's Chabura - Every Other Wednesday at 8:00pm
  • Fresh Fruit & Vintage Wine: Studies in Aggadeta - Thursdays at 9:15am
  • Weekly Talmud: Meseches Makkos - Thursdays - 25 minutes after mincha

Bob Abrams
  • The Tanach Club on Monday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15
  • Reading Hebrew from the Siddur Thursdays at noon
  • Read Hebrew America with NJOP - Monday evenings at 7:30 PM - Register here

Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County in Partnership with Agudath Sholom

Following the in-person screening, Rob Schwartz, Executive Producer and founder of Hidden Light Institute will recognize Stamford's own Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Judith Lupatkin-Bernstein with a special presentation for their contributions in helping to make the film a reality, and will answer audience questions about the film.

Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Daniel and Rivka Alter October 29th and 30th
  • to Mark Schwartz on the passing of his mother of Doris Schwartz (Devorah bat Pinchas)
  • We wish much comfort to the families and students of Rabbi Moshe Tendler and Rabbi David Eliach who passed away this week. Their legacies will endure forever. Click here and here to learn more and read Rabbi Kurtz's tribute.
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 Kaili and Daniel Scherban on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to big sister Gabby and grandparents Nathan & Judi Janette and Mazi Scherban and Dan's father, Ron Scherban Z"L.
  • to Flora and Carl Kaufman on the arrival of a great-grandson!
  • to Toby Schaffer and Hyman Schaffer on the Bar MItzvah this Shabbat of their grandson Yechiel Singer!
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
Simchat Torah Sponsors:
  • Monica and Dr. Eric Jankelovits for the Wine for Kiddush
  • Lillian and Sandy Shapiro for Lights for Havdalah
  • Tali and Jesse Salver for Bread for Guests

Senior Challah Deliveries: Rhoda and Avi Freedberg
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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

New Class With Bob Abrams - Learning How To Lead The End Of Davening 
Sunday, October 24 - 9:30 AM
Practice Anim Zemirot and Adon Olam and get into the rhythm of leading davening. Open to Pre B'nai Mitzvah Boys of All ages. Sundays - October 24, 31 and Nov. 7th 9:30 AM - 10 AM.For more info and RSVP contact Bob at
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Wednesday-Thursday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 6:15 PM, Friday 6:11 PM
Candles Friday6:06 PM
WednesdayRosh Chodesh Cheshvan
ThursdayRosh Chodesh Cheshvan
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We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avraham Shimon ben Chana
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Elena Blasser
  • Elena Chavez
  • Eliezer ben Chana
  • Esther Malcah bat Itzik
  • Friedel bat Esther
  • Hanna bat Sonya
  • Hanna bat Yehudit
  • Hertzeleah Tova bat Shoshana Leah
  • Miriam Rivka bat Carol
  • Nahum ben Tzilya
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Shim Shome ben Miriam
  • Shmuel Dovid ben Malca
  • Tanner Garcia
  • Vigdor ben Rosa
  • Yaakov Ben Chaya ben Sarah
  • Yair ben Rachel
Community Announcements
  • 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,
  • MARK TRENCHER WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT "10 SURPRISING FINDINGS ABOUT MODERN ORTHODOXY" Wednesday, October 20th at 8PM, sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of CT, Zoom program. Register now -
Kosher Advisories
  • KOSHER ALERTS The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here
  • KOSHER ADVISORY Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here

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