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Friday, December 24, 2021

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
ShemotDecember 25, 202121 Tevet 5782
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REMINDER: We ask that if you have symptoms of illness, including fever, coughing, runny nose, stomach bug or any other sickness, please DO NOT come to CAS on Shabbos or during the week.
Candle Lighting4:12 PM
Mincha4:17 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:52 AM
Latest Shacharit9:53 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:20 PM
Mincha4:10 PM
Havdalah5:13 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We will be hosting minyanim on Shabbat morning at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am but formal youth groups will not be meeting. The little lights room will be available for parents and children.

Please see the new mask guidelines below. We pray for health and good news in the days ahead.

We are thrilled to officially announce a summer journey to Israel with Agudath Sholom. God willing, Israel will open up more fully in the season ahead. Any reservation now is fully refundable. If you have an interest, see the link below in the Events section.

We are blessed with many wonderful opportunities at Agudath Sholom and appreciate everyone coming together to make our shul and community such a special place. God willing we will share more good news in the weeks ahead.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Indoor Masking Update  In accordance with the policies of the City of Stamford, the following is now in effect at CAS:
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask. Masks with filters are not acceptable.
  • During kiddushim, masks must be worn unless you are eating.
  • We will continue to have a separate dessert table for children. Children are not permitted to serve themselves from the food table.
  • For more information from the Stamford Dept of Health, click here.

Parents: Please be mindful not to serve children food or drinks in the Sanctuary during davening and to ensure they do not enter the shul unsupervised following davening. Thank you in advance.

Shabbat Kiddushim Note  We have given our staff the day off so they can be with their families. Members of the board have volunteered to help setup kiddushim. Please do your part by throwing away any garbage. Thank you in advance.

Youth Group Note  There will be no groups this shabbat due to winter vacation. The Little Lights room (room 113 on the first floor of the new addition) will be open for free play.

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshas Shemos with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 27:6-28:13 then skipping to 29:22-23
  • Haftarah for Shemos - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Shemos - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Mark Wagshul will give the post 7:00AM shiur on Sefer Shmuel
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Rabbi Cohen will speak between Mincha and Maariv
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!
  • to Ira Berk on the passing of his father, Murray Berk
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 our Youth Directors - Yaakov & Yolly - on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to big sister Ashira, grandfather Rabbi Mark Dratch and the entire Faratci/Dratch family!
  • to Nachum Glaser & Daniella Fisch on their wedding this weekend!
  • to Howard & Doreen Nusbaum on Emil's marriage to Tali Zenilman!
  • to Stephen & Penny z"l Block on the arrival of a granddaughter, Penny Maya! Mazal Tov to the entire Block and Steinmetz families!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Thank You
  • to Mitchell Bell and all those who donated to and assisted in preparing the Pacific House holiday meal!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Rhoda & Avram Freedberg

7AM Kiddush: Albert Lilienfeld on the yahrzeit of his father, Jacob Lilienfeld, z"l

Chapel Kiddush: Elise & Steven Cohen in honor of their children - Ari, Eitan, Tamar, Josh, and Jacob - and their grandson Gavriel

Sanctuary Kiddush: CAS
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Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:20 PM, Friday 4:22 PM
Candles Friday4:17 PM
CAS Announcements
  • CHECK OUT RABBI COHEN'S INTERVIEW ON SHALOM featured on the Jewish Living Podcast - click here
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Community Announcements
  • CALLING ALL 6TH-7TH GRADERS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY FOR FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE'S MITZVAH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct wheninteracting, the importance of giving back to the community, and more. Skills taught in a three-part session with games, videos, discussions by specialists and therapists, and hands-on volunteering. January 9, 16, and 30 at 5:30-6:30 PM. For more information, email To register, visit
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS, a community read that will take place on Tuesday, January 11th at 7:30pm, in-person with live-stream available. The book is The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig. Sign up at www, Contact Sharon Lewis at for more information. This community program is in partnership with UJF's JCRC, the Mayors Multicultural Council, the Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut, and the Ferguson Library.
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