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Friday, November 5, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
ToldotNovember 6, 20212 Kislev 5782
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Candle Lighting5:26 PM
Mincha5:31 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:23 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Mincha5:20 PM
Havdalah6:26 PM
Shabbat Shalom

This Shabbat all minyanim will be indoors. Please note the COVID protocols below.

Thank God, Israel is slowly opening up again for tourists in the months ahead and we pray for good news in the months ahead for all of us. We are blessed to host a meal with Stamford students and see some of our Agudath Sholom friends as well. We will be at the Kotel God willing on Sunday and if you have names for us to have in mind for Tefillot, please send them to me by Motzei Shabbat.

We look forward next Shabbat to welcoming scholar Rabbi Todd Berman, who will be speaking at the 10:30 AM shiur and in between mincha and maariv. Rabbi Todd Berman is the Director of Institutional Advancement at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi.

Please visit our website for information on all the various upcoming events and pick up a grocery bag on Shabbat to fill with food for our Person-to-Person Food Drive.

If you have not done so already, please sign up to volunteer for UJF's Super Sunday here and of course, graciously respond to the campaign.

Finally, we are deeply appreciative of the over 25 people who have signed up as Legacy donors for the first year of the Life and Legacy Program in partnership with the Stamford UJF and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Join us on Shabbat Chanukah morning, December 4th for Legacy Shabbat as we honor our first year Legacy leaders.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom from Israel,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Indoor Masking Update  In accordance with the policies of the City of Stamford, the following is now in effect at CAS:
  • Vaccinated adults are not required to wear masks while inside the building.
  • Unvaccinated adults are required to wear masks at all times while inside the building.
  • Children, group leaders and parents who go into groups must wear masks inside the building while in groups. Vaccinated teens may choose not to wear a mask.
  • During indoor kiddushim, unvaccinated children and adults should continue to wear masks unless they are eating.
  • The new city guidelines still encourage Stamford residents to take reasonable precautions to stay safe, in particular recommending that all eligible people get vaccinated. See for details.

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
Daniel & Debra Faizakoff
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
Robert & Janet Gold
Jeffrey & Risa Goldblum
Aaron Goldenberg
Flower Goldenberg
Ari & Hilary Goldstein
Howard & Judy 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
David & Beth Held
Sheryl Hertzberg
Robert & Tricia Hoff
Andrea Horowitz
Dorothy Jaiven
Eric & Monica Jankelovits
David & Judith Jelen
Gavin & Rachel Kaimowitz
Michael & Sandra Kamen
Harvey & Helene Kaminski
Brian & Rebekah Kanefsky
Hannah Kaplan
Howard Kaplan
Carl & Flora Kaufman
Philip & Elissa Klapper
Max & Susan Kolbrenner
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
Roselyn Mangot
Seth & Dinah Miller Marlowe
Irene Meltzer
Jacob & Janice Meyer
Bill & Kori Meyers
David Michelson
Gadi & Nancy Mimoun
Joe Mittel
Philip & Jane Molstre
Bruce & Rose Newman
Ken & Marguerite Neuhaus
Eliaz & Jessica Niedober
Irwin Niedober
Jonathan Osser
Anne Peskin
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
Nat & Helene Samberg
Edward Schachter
Toby Schaffer
Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
Dean & Ilyse Schuckman
Harold & Rochelle Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Edward & Rochelle Senker
Sheldron & Helen Seplowitz
Alan & Pam Shanker
Martin & Phyllis Shapiro
Rosalyn Sherman
Jared & Wendy Siegel
David & Judith Singer
Ben-Zion & Devora Soifer
Eytan & Jessica Sosnovich
Joshua & Miriam Sperber
Sam & Amy Sroka
Harriet Sternlicht
Bernard & Sheila Teig
Seth & Laura Tobin
Arkady & Ludmila Tuller
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

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshas Toldos with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Malachi 1:1-2:7
  • Haftarah for Toldos - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Toldos - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Welcome new members 
  • Aviva & Paul Scheiber
  • Perry Zahner & Ruth Frohlinger and their daughter Milly

Photos from Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen  with the Stamford community and at Yeshiva Shaalvim for Women following a presentation - click here
Mazal Tov
  • to Kimmie and David Warmflash on the birth of a daughter! Mazal Tov to big sisters Maya and Liana, grandparents Doris and Ron Warmflash, and great-grandmother Camille Warmflash!
  • to Matt Greenberg and Pam Ehrenkranz on the arrival of a grandson!
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 & Avram Freedberg

Chapel Kiddush: Liba & Steve Steinmetz in memory of Liba's mom, Chana Bat Yehuda Leib Halevi

Sanctuary Kiddush: Michael & Esparanza Azoulay to honor the memories of Michael's parents, Salomon and Zohara Azoulay
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Shabbat Shalom
Making Mitzvah Moments Update - Welcoming New Members  We are thrilled that Agudath Sholom has welcomed so many new families to our community with over 60 people in attendance at our brunch recently. We are grateful to all of the families who volunteer to host new members throughout the year who joined our "Hospitality" crew. If you would like to be involved in welcoming people in alternative ways to shabbat hosting, we also have people who meet new members for coffee in the week, deliver welcome packs, or phone them to check how they're settling in. If this is something you might like to get involved in, we'd also love to hear from you! Please contact Hilary Goldenberg at or Rabbi Cohen for more info.

Making Mitzvah Moments Update - Healing Visits  The healing visits team is a CAS group who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at home. It is a meaningful way to lift people's spirits and make a difference. You can offer as much time as you have for each person. Every week we send out a healing visit update. To join the team, contact Rabbi Cohen at

To learn about other mitzvah opportunities, join our Making Mitzvah Moments Whats App group.
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/7:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday 6:30 AM/8:30 AM, Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:30 PM, Friday 4:24 PM
Candles Friday4:19 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Ends
ThursdayVeterans Day
CAS Announcements
  • EMS FIRST RESPONDERS AND CAS THANKSGIVING Once again the CAS Men's Club is spearheading a fun event / activity that the Stamford EMS squads have come to rely on. There are four to five EMS teams that will come to the station house at free moments for the lunch we provide on Thanksgiving!

    We are looking for volunteers to help prepare the food on Thanksgiving morning from 9 - 11 am at CAS. We are also looking for donors for food. We need: 3 kosher Turkeys, stuffing, sweet potatoes, salad items, cranberry sauce, and vegetables such as green beans, and cauliflower plus aluminum pans to put the finished items in.

    This in no way should reduce our efforts to collect for the Freedberg Family Kosher Food Panty but should be an additional mitzvah. This should be a fun event involving teens as well as older individuals.

    Contact Mitchell Bell (
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  • Nahum ben Tzilya
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivka bat Alka
  • Tanner Garcia
  • Vigdor ben Rosa
Community Announcements
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S ANNUAL SUPER SUNDAY is on Sunday, November 7th- please answer the call to help keep your local and global Jewish communities strong! You can direct your gift to a variety of community initiatives. For more information about this, or to give, go to, or call Diane Sloyer at 203-321-1373 ext. 105.
  • Join UJF's PJ Library for a fun filled Family program on Sunday, November 7th from 2-3:30pm, outdoors at 1035 Newfield Avenue. Kids will enjoy a petting farm, crafts, mitzvah opportunities, and a story time. To sign up for this free program go to and click on the Family Fun Day program. For more info contact Sharon Franklin at
  • 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! Rabbi Nati Helfgot, spiritual leader at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ, and chair of the talmud department at SAR High School, will be giving two shiurim at CAS on Shabbat, November 13th. At 10:30AM, after the chapel minyan, Rabbi Helfgot will present a shiur on "Why Study Tanach?" and at 4:45PM, between mincha and maariv, Rabbi Helfgot will give a shiur on "Teaching the Mistakes of Our Avot and Imahot." Sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at BCHA.
  • GAN OPEN HOUSE AND FAMILY DAY Gan Yeladim invites all families with preschool children to come experience the unique Gan approach at it's Open House and Family Day on Sunday, November 21st from 9:30-11:30am. Featuring entertainment from Musical IQ. Fun and Free for the whole family. For more information or to RSVP, click here
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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