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Friday, October 15, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Lech LechaOctober 16, 202110 Cheshvan 5782
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Candle Lighting5:55 PM
Mincha6:00 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:12 AM
Latest Shacharit10:21 AM
Mincha5:50 PM
Havdalah6:54 PM
Shabbat Shalom

As we swing into the fall, we are excited to offer a full array of adult education classes. Click here to learn more.

Please note the Night at the Observatory is postponed until Sunday night due to weather conditions.

We will also be hosting the event at the shul about purchasing properties in Israel.

In case you missed the in-person premiere of "Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin", you can buy tickets for the Q and A and in person showing here. Read about it in the Jewish Link.

Next Shabbat, we invite baby boomers and seniors to an Open Tent Meet and Greet at the shul tent at 4 PM. Save October 24th for a special Youth Mitzvah morning and a virtual Shemitah presentation from Israel and noted columnist Jonathan Tobin on Sunday, October 31st. Details below.

We will offer a full array of minyanim this Shabbat at 7, 8 and 9 AM (indoors and outdoors) This week, we will be offering more robust kiddushim. Our youth will be joining us at 10:50 AM to lead Adon Olam.

If you are new to the community and want to learn more about Agudath Sholom please contact me or Hilary Goldstein, membership chair, at

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,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Kiddush Update  New Protocols Start Shabbat October 16th Kiddush food will no longer be individually wrapped and packaged. There will be a separate table for kids' desserts. Kids are not allowed to serve themselves from the other tables. Parents must do so for their kids.

Thank You We express our profound gratitude to everyone who has contributed thus far to our Yom Kippur appeal. Your investment as a believer in Agudath Sholom speaks to the depth of our commitment to each other to insure the long term growth of our shul. If you have not done so already, please join them using the link below.

Diane Akassis
Selim & Johanna Akyuz
Michael & Adrienne Alexander
Ronald & Barbara Ashkenas
Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
Albert Bensimon
Michael & Debbie Berg
Larry & Lila Berger
Paul & Dina Berger
Ira & Karen Berk
David Bessaleli
Barry Best
Carl & Linda Bildner
Joshua & Stephanie Bilenker
Herbert Bregman
Howard & Joan Breslow
Jeffrey & Judith Cahn
Harvey & Emily Caney
Barry & Joyce Chavkin
Lewis Cherniack
Harry & Zoe Chiel
Abe Cogan
David & Meredith Cohen
Ephraim & Rachel Cohen
Isaac & Stella Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Steven & Elise Cohen
Michael & Lenore Cooper
Zvi & Emily Dubitzky
Shirley Ephraim
Arlene Ettinger
Stuart & Rosalie Feldman
Michael & Sharon Feldstein
Tamara Feurstein
John & Marilyn Fider
Sam Fischel
Howard & Stephanie Fogel
Len & Lindy Fox
Avram & Rhoda Freedberg
Steven & Lynne Frenkel
Adam & Jessica Furmansky
Joseph & Miriam Gelb
Arline Gewanter
Michael & Sharon Glick
Allen & Shari Glucksman
L. Morris & Roslyn Glucksman
Jeffrey & Risa Goldblum
Aaron Goldenberg
Flower Goldenberg
Ari & Hilary Goldstein
Robert & Sandra Goldstein
Linda Gornitsky & Harvey Weber
Ethan & Shira Green
Gloria Green
Gavin & Rachel Kaimowitz
Mikhael Guy & Tatiana Kunik
Dan & Rachel Haron
Yoav & Meghan Haron
Sheryl Hertzberg
Robert & Tricia Hoff
Dorothy Jaiven
Eric & Monica Jankelovits
Harvey & Helene Kaminski
Brian & Rebekah Kanefsky
Howard Kaplan
Carl & Flora Kaufman
Daniel & Tamar Kraus
David & Lorraine Kweskin
Ilan & Hannah Lastoff
Ari & Andrea Lefkovits
Jason & Marla Lewis
Albert & Ana Lilienfeld
Mark & Vered Links
Robert & Gail Loonin
Norman & Nina Lotstein
Judd & Rhonda Love
Jeffrey & Lynn Lowin
Jonathan & Nicole Makovsky
Seth & Dinah Miller Marlowe
Jacob & Janice Meyer
Bill & Kori Meyers
David Michelson
Gadi & Nancy Mimoun
Joe Mittel
Bruce & Rose Newman
Irwin Niedober
Jonathan Osser
Alexander Podelko & Marina Sapir
Neil & Anne Raff
Benjamin Ratzersdorfer & Nicki Kornbluth
Robert & Judith Raymond
Veronica Reich
Glenn & Maria Reicin
Alan & Hilary Rifkin
Irwin & Jeannie Rifkin
Noel & Lenore Robin
Laurie Rogoff
Allen & Sherri Rosenthal
Howard & Gayle Rothman
Toby Schaffer
Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
Dean & Ilyse Schuckman
Harold & Rochelle Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Edward & Rochelle Senker
Sheldron & Helen Seplowitz
Martin & Phyllis Shapiro
Jared & Wendy Siegel
Ben-Zion & Devora Soifer
Joshua & Miriam Sperber
Harriet Sternlicht
Seth & Laura Tobin
Audrey Waldstreicher
Daniel Wallis & Sarah Bierman
Harry & Barbara Webski
Simeon & Sharon Wohlberg
David & Elise Wolfsohn
Ari & Shushannah Yasgur
Joe & Lauren Zalis
Helene Zimmerman
David & Navah Zizmor
David & Simone Zwany

Free Seforim and Jewish Books at Agudath Sholom  We have many Jewish books looking for a new home. Feel free to take a few for your own library and learning. Tables will be in the lobby beginning this Shabbat and available for perusal over the next couple of weeks.

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 Lech Lecha with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 40:27-41:16.
  • Haftarah for Lech Lecha - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Lech Lecha - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • NEW OPPORTUNITY: Want to read your bar mitzvah parsha or Hatorah? Fill out this form and we will be in touch!

Thank you  to Hilary Goldstein and Meg Haron for organizing our new member brunch and Diane and Rabbi Cohen for hosting this Sunday morning.

Rabbi Kurtz's reflections on R. Dr. Moshe Dovid Tendler zt"l 
Mazal Tov
  • to Shira & Marc Nerenberg on Elliot's Bar Mitzvah!
  • to the Daf Yomi participants who completed Tractate Beitza. Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn will lead a siyum after mincha on Shabbat afternoon.
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: Rhoda & Avi Freedberg

Tent Kiddush: Shira & Marc Nerenberg in celebration of Elliot's Bar Mitzvah

Chapel Kiddush: Monica & Eric Jankelovits in memory of Eric's father, Arye Jankelovits

Sanctuary Kiddush: In Honor of our Making Mitzvah Moments Team
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Upcoming Events
Stamford Mayoral Candidate Forum 
Monday, October 18 - 7:30 PM
CAS Men's Club has co-sponsored this forum along with UJF both in-person at the JCC and via Zoom. Register to attend at We are looking forward to a rousing event with each candidate fired up, right before the voting begins.

Open Tent Meet And Greet In The Spirit Of Avraham And Sara 
Shabbat, October 23 - 4:00 PM
For Ages 50 plus in the CAS tent. Meet new friends and reconnect!Light refreshments will be served.Chairs: Judy Cahn, Judith Jelen and Veronica Reich

The Rabbi Of Buchenwald - The Life And Times Of Herschel Schacter 
Wednesday, November 10 - 7:30 PM
A Conversation with Rabbi JJ Schachter and Rafael Medoff.On the eve of World War II, Herschel Schacter became the rabbi of Agudath Sholom, his very first congregation. In the years to follow, Schacter would become world renowned as the U.S. army chaplain who aided survivors in liberated Buchenwald, as a leader in the Soviet Jewry protest movement, and as the first Orthodox rabbi to become chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Come hear the fascinating story of a remarkable Jewish leader whose career began right here in our own shul.
Shabbat Shalom
Michael Feldstein's latest column  A tribute to Rabbi Tendler zt"l

Making Mitzvah Moments 

Join "Giving Thursdays" at CAS! We are excited to announce Agudath Sholom's Giving Thursdays to support Schoke JFS Freedberg Kosher Food Pantry - Make it a habit when shopping for Shabbos to buy items for the Food pantry.Drop off food on Thursdays at the minyanim or during the day at CAS and we will deliver to the food pantry on Fridays. Items needed are: Olive Oil/Vegetable Oil, Canned Tuna/Salmon in Water, Boxed Milk, Oat and Almond Milk, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jarred Tomato Sauce and also consider purchasing items at Virtual Grocery Store - Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service (
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:55 PM, Friday 5:49 PM
Candles Friday5:44 PM
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  • Shmuel Dovid ben Malca
  • Tanner Garcia
  • Vigdor ben Rosa
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Community Announcements
  • SIX THIRTEEN IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SUSHI IS BACK IN STAMFORD! Introductory Menu available and an expanded menu will follow soon. Please call or email for catering inquiries -
  • RESERVE THE DATE! Wednesday, October 20th at 8PM, sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of CT ... Mark Trencher will be speaking about "10 Surprising Findings About Modern Orthodoxy." Register now!
  • BARRETT PARK AKA THE "SHABBAT PARK" ANNOUNCEMENT 1. Save the date - October 21 @ 7pm - log into Zoom for the first official planning meeting with the City of Stamford and BETA Group to plan the new Barrett Park! 2. Fill out this form - - to share YOUR voice with what's needed to improve our park. Please be in touch with Jessie Katz at if you have any questions or want to get involved in the planning process.
  • JOIN UJF FOR A VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEATURING STEVEN LEVY, AUTHOR OF FACEBOOK: AN INSIDERS STORY Monday, October 25th . The program will give you a front row seat to the definitive history of the giant and is packed with untold stories of one of the America's most controversial and powerful companies. Sign up at For more information contact Sharon Franklin
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CARDOZO SOCIETY will hold an in-person program on Wednesday, October 27th at 7pm featuring Attorney Marc Bookman, author of "A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays." Sign up for this program at A bagged dinner and drinks will be served. 1 CLE credit available sponsored by Wiggin and Dana.
  • BI-CULTURAL HEBREW ACADEMY EARLY CHILDHOOD OPEN HOUSE November 8th @7:30pm. For prospective families with a child entering Pre-K or Kindergarten. Come grow with us! BCHA is not just a school, we are a community. For more information contact; Director of Admission
  • SAVE THE DATE FOR UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S SUPER SUNDAY November 7th! Answer the call and support a variety of community programs and initiatives to ensure our Jewish community stays strong. Volunteers are needed. To learn more about Super Sunday programming, or to volunteer, go to or contact Sharon Franklin at
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
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