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Friday, January 14, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
BeshalachJanuary 15, 202213 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 Lighting4:31 PM
Mincha4:36 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:57 AM
Latest Shacharit9:59 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:40 PM
Mincha4:30 PM
Havdalah5:33 PM
Shabbat Shalom

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

This Shabbat is Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat of Song, as we read about the unbridled joy of the Jewish people upon witnessing the miracle at the Red Sea. Click here to learn more.

We miss everyone in Stamford and we are thinking of you this Sunday as we, God willing, celebrate Adina's wedding in Israel. Please join us virtually and add a bracha for Adina.

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

This Sunday evening is Tu B'shvat. To learn more, click here, here and here.

Join the Virtual Youth Tu BShvat celebration on Sunday at 10 AM ***Event moved to virtual due to the expected weather forecast*** and a Virtual Tu B'shvat Panel on Judaism and the Environment at 7:30 PM (sign up for both below).

This Monday evening, we will be hosting a virtual Mikvah program with our local Yoeztet Halacha on Conceptions, Misconceptions and Missed Conceptions. See the events section for more information and to sign up,

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 Beshalach with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Judges 4:4-5:31
  • Haftarah for Beshalach - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Beshalach - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Mark Wagshul will give the post 7:00AM shiur on Sefer Shmuel
  • Michael Feldstein will give the 10:30 shiur on "Yosselle Rosenblatt: The Chazzan's Chazzan"
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Rabbi Moshe Kurtz will give shiur between mincha and maariv on "Does Amalek Exist Today?"
  • 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.
Mazal Tov
  • to Leah & Peter Munk on the arrival of a granddaughter!
  • to David Levine on the recent bris of his new grandson, Shai Aviv!
  • to Chanie & Yossi Kamman on the birth of their son, Meir Shlomo!
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 and Avram Freedberg

Chapel Kiddush: Debbie and Mike Berg in honor of an anniversary of Mike's Bar Mitzvah and Dovi Zucker's 30th birthday and in remembrance of the 1st yahrzeit of Debbie's father, Howard Lilienfeld, z"l

Sanctuary Kiddush: CAS
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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.
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 6:30 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 4:45 PM, Friday 4:44 PM
Candles Friday4:39 PM
MondayTu BiShvat/MLK Day
CAS Announcements
  • JNF and Agudath Sholom invite the community to a special opportunity in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. We are hosting a special virtual event on Monday, January 31st @ 8 pm (EST) called Leaving No One Behind' (see here) and featuring Academy Award-Winning Actress Marlee Matlin, Actress, Singer, and Songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon, and hosted by Playwright, Filmmaker, and Author David Mamet.
  • SAVE THE DATE! ERUV AWARENESS SHABBAT February 26, 2022. A representative from the Stamford Eruv group will speak after services about the importance of our community eruv, and recognize the volunteers who check our eruv weekly to make sure that it's operational.
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  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Sarit bat Yael
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
  • 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.
  • JOIN UJF'S PJ LIBRARY FOR AN INTERACTIVE ZOOM TU B'SHVAT SEDER and celebrate the birthday of the trees! Seder food kits available for pickup. Free program, led by Miriam Sperber. Sign up at by January 14th. Contact Sharon Franklin for more information at
  • 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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