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Friday, January 7, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
BoJanuary 8, 20226 Sh'vat 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 Lighting4:24 PM
Mincha4:29 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:56 AM
Latest Shacharit9:58 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:30 PM
Mincha4:20 PM
Havdalah5:25 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We will be hosting minyanim on Shabbat morning at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am as well as youth groups this Shabbat.

We pray for health and good news in the days ahead and thank you in advance for adhering to the updated mask guidelines.

Join us this Sunday for our Virtual Tour of Israel with Peter Abelow, renowned guide, at 10:00 AM on the Path of the Patriarchs - Zoom meeting: 7052 940 733 and password: 015824.

Consider joining Diane and me on our Agudath Sholom Journey to Israel from July 3rd to July 14th. 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 from Jerusalem,

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.

Message from Rabbi Cohen and Diane Cohen  Join us Sunday, Jan 16th at 11:30 am EST for the livestream of Adina and Moshe's wedding God willing -
Add a bracha here on the wedding day.
Save the date of Sunday, April 10th for a wedding celebration God willing in Stamford.
May we all share many semachot together God willing in the years ahead.

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshas Bo with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Jeremiah 46:13-28
  • Haftarah for Bo - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Bo - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Mark Wagshul will give the post 7:00AM shiur on Sefer Shmuel
  • David Held will give the 10:30 shiur on "Kiddush haChodesh and the Resumption of Semicha for the Beis Yosef"
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Rabbi Moshe Kurtz will give shiur between mincha and maariv on "Lo Yilbash, Part 2"
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Please Note  Rabbi Cohen and Diane will be in Israel, God willing for Adina's wedding in the weeks ahead. Rabbi Cohen will be available via email and whats app and Rabbi Kurtz is available locally. Rabbi Cohen will also be conducting some of his classes virtually. Please check the shul calendar.
  • to Bruce Newman on the passing of his wife, Rose Newman
  • to Meryl Gordon on the passing of her mother, Regina Greenwald
  • to Ilan Lastoff on the passing of his father, Stanley Lastoff
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 David Levine on the arrival of a grandson!
  • to Chanie & Yossi Kamman on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to siblings Mendel, Levi, Moussia, Baruch!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
  • new members Adam & Molly Rafalowicz!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Len and Susan Mark in memory of Len's sister, Gloria Spivak

Chapel Kiddush: No sponsors - Donations gladly accepted - please see Irwin

Sanctuary Kiddush: Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Sandra Cohen, Sara Malka bat Aharon Avraham Halevi
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Upcoming Events
Torah & Literature Club With Rabbi Moshe Kurtz & Richard Schwartz 
Wednesday, January 19 - 10:00 AM
Join Rabbi Kurtz and Dr. Richard Schwartz for a monthly reading of an American short story supplemented with Torah ideas This month, we will read Bread by Margaret Atwood. The session will take place in-person and via Zoom. Please contact with any questions and to RSVP.

Agudath Womens Speaker Series 
Wednesday, January 26 - 1:30 PM
Join us for the next installment of the Agudath Women's Speaker Series with Rabbi Moshe Kurtz who will speak about The Torah's Conception of Femininity and Masculinity. Join us at CAS or on Zoom.Please email Kim ( to sign up.
Shabbat Shalom
Michael Feldstein's latest column  click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:35 PM, Friday 4:36 PM
Candles Friday4:31 PM
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We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Divasha Sara bat Chaya Razel
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer ben Hannah
  • Emunah Malka bat Fayga Bryna
  • Malka Chaya bat Arona
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Rivka bat Alka
  • Sarit bat Yael
  • Yofia Batya bat Sara
Community Announcements
  • REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 JEWISH BASEBALL LEAGUE SEASON IS OPEN! OPENING DAY IS 3/27 Register by 2/1 and receive a league water bottle. Deadline to register by is 2/15. Sign up on and email Ari Goldstein at with any questions.
  • 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.
  • APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE JOAN AND BEN ZINBARG - SCHOKE JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Deadline for applications is Friday, April 15, 2022. As COVID-19 continues to put a financial strain on families, Schoke Jewish Family Service understands that many households have limited funds to send their children to Jewish summer camp. Schoke JFS is excited to announce that applications for camp scholarships for summer 2022 are now available at The application must be filled out completely and returned to the Schoke Jewish Family Service office by mail or email to Maria McNulty at along with the required attachments. All information is kept strictly confidential.
  • 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.

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