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Friday, June 17, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
BehaalotechaJune 18, 202219 Sivan 5782
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:15 PM
Candle Lighting8:10 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:13 AM
Latest Shacharit9:47 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Havdalah9:11 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Thank you very much to everyone who joined in a memorable and amazing annual dinner last Sunday! Mazal Tov to our honorees, Rachel Dayan, Matt Feinberg and Barry Sternlicht and his family and heartfelt thank you to the chairs - Dinah Miller Marlowe, Talia Siscovick, Marla Lewis, Leah Miller - and executive liaison, Meg Haron. In case you missed it, check out our "What CAS Video means to me" and Barry and Harry Sternlicht video as well as my remarks in honor of the honorees.

We look forward to a wonderful Shabbat together. We will have a 7 PM and 8:15 PM minyan on Friday night and 7, 8 and 9 AM on Shabbat morning. Sandy Shapiro will lead musaf in the Sanctuary. Please join Brenda Zoe Maryles at the 9 AM kiddush in honoring her special 9th birthday with her friends as they reach out in the mitzvah of giving to others around her special dessert table. We will study Pirkei Avot Chapter 2 at seudah shlishit.

In this spirit, we ask all parents to make an extra effort to ensure their children walk and not run into the kiddush room. I will be launching Kiddush Ambassadors in August which will be a group of children committed to serving seniors during kiddush, wishing adults Shabbat Shalom and much more and will receive special prizes for their participation. If your child would like to be a part of this special group, please email me at

Join us this Wednesday at 7:30 PM at our annual meeting as we express our gratitude to our outgoing president, Toby Schaffer, and her executive team, welcome in our new leadership and honor Yolly & Yaakov Faratci and Suzannah Coll, recipients of this year's George and Ziporah Freedberg Awards.

Stay tuned for special new programming over the summer including Shabbat Guest Speakers on Shabbat July 9th with Rabbi Yisrael Ben-Porat, July 30th with Rav Boaz Mori and Mark Trencher on August 13th. There will be a summer series with Rabbi Kurtz on Torah and the Twilight Zone and a Mikvah educational event on July 18th "Girl Talk but Make it Torah". More info on all events on the website in the weeks ahead.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Beha'alotecha with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Beha'alotecha is read from Zechariah 2:14-4:7
  • Haftarah for Beha'alotecha - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Beha'alotecha - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We study Chapter 2 of Pirkei Avot.
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftarah for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Be on the lookout at Sanctuary Kiddush  Please join Brenda Zoe Maryles in honoring her special 9th birthday with her friends as they reach out in the mitzvah of giving to others around her special dessert table.
  • to Riv Neiss on the passing of her husband Edward Neiss
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 Shari and Allen Glucksman on the arrival of a grandson, Jack Emmett Glucksman (Tivon)!
  • to Janet and Andrew Bein on Warren's upcoming marriage to Gabriella Pereira-Feron!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shmuel ClassMark Wagshul
ShiurRabbi Joshua Rosenfeld
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Seudat Shlishit ShiurPirkei Avot, Chapter 2
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Marjory & Bob Abrams in memory of Bob's father, Harold Abrams' (Chaim Ben Yitzchak) yahrzeit

Chapel Kiddush: Renee Manger in commemoration of the 10th yarzheit of her twin brother, Stephen Manger and the recent yarzheits of her parents, Faye and Ben Manger

Sanctuary Kiddush: Alexandra & Brett Olsson in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Brett's father, Keith Olsson

Seudat Shlishit: Miriam & Gideon Pell in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Gideon's father, David Jacob Pell
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CAS Announcements
  • GET INVOLVED! Join a committee and make a difference in the year ahead! To learn more about what might be the best fit and about roles and goals, contact Rabbi Cohen.
  • COLLEGIATE IN TOWN? Join Rabbi Cohen at his home next Shabbat, June 25th at 6 PM for a seudah shlishit with Torah, songs and friendship. If you can join, RSVP to Rabbi Cohen at
Shabbat Shalom
Michael Feldstein's latest column  featuring our Making Mitzvah Moments click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:20 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:17 PM
Candles Friday8:12 PM
SundayFather's Day/Juneteenth
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  • Ephraim Simcha ben Yehudit Liba
  • Gitel Batya bat Tamar
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  • Mordechai ben Ina
  • Nechama Bina bat Chana Leah
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Raizel bat Liba Golde
  • Sheina bat Ester
  • Shimshon ben Breva
  • Yaakov Eli ben Sara Fruma
  • Yehudis Chena bat Toba Rochel Rus
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
Community Announcements
  • WITH RAVE REVIEWS FROM THE AUDIENCE , the Avon Theatre is extending the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County's all-new documentary "Remembering the Family Store...Downtown Stamford circa 1940-1965." Shows are Fri. 6/17 at 5:45pm, Sat. 6/18 & Sun. 6/19 at 1:15pm & 5:45pm, Mon. 6/20 & Tues. 6/21 at 5:45pm. Tickets online at or at the box office.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP The Back to School Shop has provided over 2000 disadvantaged children with new clothes and school supplies since its inaugural event in 2015. This year we are thrilled to return to our traditional in-person pop-up shop. Can you volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift on August 7. To volunteer, or for more information please visit
  • SAR ACADEMY IS HIRING! Available positions include: Early Learning Teachers, General and Judaic Studies Head and Assistant Teachers, Executive Assistant, Specialty Staff and more! Apply at
  • STAMFORD CHEVRA KADISHA SPONSORED SCHOKE JFS BEREAVEMENT GROUPS Schoke JFS with a grant provided by the Stamford Chevra Kadisha has expanded the Kuriansky Family Counseling support programming for those who might need assistance before, during, or after the loss of a loved one. The Caregiver Support Group and Bereavement Support Group meet on Zoom. To join either group, please fill out the form at or call at 203-921-4161.
  • SCHOKE JFS IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU - LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS Schoke Jewish Family Service offers a wide range of support groups to meet the various needs of the community and to help families and individuals with the transitions and challenges of life. Currently, all support groups meet on Zoom. The Divorce Support Group - Mondays, 1:00 PM; Bereavement Support Group - Thursdays, 7:30 PM; Caregiver Support Groups - Every other Sunday, 11:15 AM and every other Wednesday, 7:30 PM; COVID Support - Thursdays, 4:00 PM, 1st and 3rd Thursdays; Brain Fitness Group - Mondays, 10:30 AM and Wednesdays, 10:30 AM; Healing Chair Yoga - Class schedule to be announced on the website. To join the support groups, please fill out the form at: or contact Brooke Davidson, Director of Clinical and Family Life Services at or 203-921-4161.

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