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Friday, October 22, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
VayerahOctober 23, 202117 Cheshvan 5782
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Candle Lighting5:44 PM
Mincha5:49 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Shmuel 1 Class9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:23 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law4:50 PM
Mincha5:40 PM
Havdalah6:43 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Friday night davening this week will be a ruach filled, Carlebach style Tefillah. We will offer a full array of minyanim this Shabbat at 7, 8 and 9 AM (indoors and outdoors), Youth Groups at 10 AM and our youth will be joining us at 11:00 AM to lead Adon Olam.

This coming week marks the first Yahrzeit of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and our divrei Torah will be shared in his memory. Join the OU for a commemorative evening on Tuesday night, October 26th. For more info, click here.

This Shabbat afternoon, we invite baby boomers and seniors to an Open Tent Meet and Greet at the shul tent at 4 PM. Sunday morning, join us for a special Youth Mitzvah morning. Details below.

It was wonderful seeing so many new people at our new and prospective member brunch on Sunday. We are thrilled to welcome so many people to Stamford and Agudath Sholom!

Thank you Meg Haron and Hilary Goldstein for organizing the event so beautifully and Diane Cohen for hosting. We as a community rest on the shoulders of so many people who came before us and invested in our shul and community. In this spirit, check out Stories of CAS featuring Rabbi Ehrenkranz, of blessed memory, Herm Alswanger and Lorraine Kweskin. We are carrying the hopes and dreams of pioneers in our community and our hope to deepen the impact of Agudath Sholom, God willing in good health for many years!

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.

Daniel & Andrea Aaron
Diane Akassis
Selim & Johanna Akyuz
Michael & Adrienne Alexander
Ronald & Barbara Ashkenas
Fred & Sharyn Baer
Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
Mitchell & Gayle Bell
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
Nimrod & Rachel Dayan
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
Leslie Freedman & Lee Miller
Steven & Lynne Frenkel
Adam & Jessica Furmansky
Joseph & Miriam Gelb
Arline Gewanter
David & Shira Gilboa
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
Arthur & Jill Green
Ethan & Shira Green
Gloria Green
Mikhael Guy & Tatiana Kunik
Larry & Joyce Haber
Jeremy & Rachel Hager
Dan & Rachel Haron
Yoav & Meghan Haron
Sheryl Hertzberg
Robert & Tricia Hoff
Andrea Horowitz
Dorothy Jaiven
Eric & Monica Jankelovits
Gavin & Rachel Kaimowitz
Harvey & Helene Kaminski
Brian & Rebekah Kanefsky
Hannah Kaplan
Howard Kaplan
Carl & Flora Kaufman
Philip & Elissa Klapper
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
Philip & Jane Molstre
Bruce & Rose Newman
Irwin Niedober
Jonathan Osser
Alexander Podelko & Marina Sapir
David & Cindy Pitkoff
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
Carol Rosmarin
Howard & Gayle Rothman
Jesse & Tali Salver
Edward Schachter
Toby Schaffer
Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
Dean & Ilyse Schuckman
Harold & Rochelle Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Edward & Rochelle Senker
Sheldron & Helen Seplowitz
Martin & Phyllis Shapiro
Rosalyn Sherman
Jared & Wendy Siegel
Ben-Zion & Devora Soifer
Joshua & Miriam Sperber
Sam & Amy Sroka
Harriet Sternlicht
Bernard & Sheila Teig
Seth & Laura Tobin
Audrey Waldstreicher
Greg & Rachel Waldstreicher
Daniel Wallis & Sarah Bierman
Harry & Barbara Webski
Simeon & Sharon Wohlberg
David & Elise Wolfsohn
Robert Yaghoubian & Neda Khaghan
Ari & Shushannah Yasgur
Joe & Lauren Zalis
Helene Zimmerman
Bob & Hillary Zitter
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 Vayeira with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Kings II:4:1-37
  • Haftarah for Vayeira - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Vayeira - 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!
  • Mark Wagshul will lead a 9:00 am Shmuel 1 Class
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will give the 10:30 am shiur on the topic The Story and Meaning of Hebron and the Code of Jewish Law at 4:50 PM
  • to the Glickman family on the passing of Chazan Binyamin Glickman, who served as Chazan at Agudath Sholom from 1992-2001 and was dearly beloved, a steller Chazan and friend to many in our community. Emails can be sent to Rabbi David Glickman at
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
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Early Minyan Kiddush: Elliot Levy in commemoration of his mother, Audrey Levy's 15th yahrzeit

Chapel Kiddush: Jodi & Richard Boxer in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Jodi's father, Leo Zuckerberg

Sanctuary/Tent Kiddush: Rhoda & Avram Freedberg in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Avram's father - George Freedberg - and great-grandmother - Rashe Altman Padell

Senior Challah Deliveries: Ruth Aminoff for her 85th birthday on October 20
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Upcoming Events
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
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 5:45 PM, Friday 5:40 PM
Candles Friday5:35 PM
Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Kurtz's Open Office HoursOpen Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Kurtz are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Tuesday, October 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at Beldotti Bakeries, 605 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, USA
  • Friday, October 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at Beldotti Bakeries, 605 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, USA
Rabbi Moshe Kurtz
  • Monday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
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  • 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 -
  • 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
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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