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Friday, January 21, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
YitroJanuary 22, 202220 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 Lighting4:39 PM
Mincha4:44 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:57 AM
Shmuel Shiur9:00 AM
Latest Shacharit10:00 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law3:45 PM
Mincha4:35 PM
Havdalah5:41 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.

We miss everyone in Stamford and thank everyone for their warm wishes on Adina's wedding to Moshe. In case you missed the wedding, click here. God willing, we will return this week.

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

Join the CAS Women this upcoming Wednesday at 1:30 pm on Zoom for the next installment of their Speaker Series featuring Rabbi Kurtz. He will be discussing The Torah's Conception of Femininity and Masculinity. Email Kim ( if you would like the zoom link.

Thank you to Mitchell Bell and the Men's Club for organizing a Blood Drive this Sunday. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to donate. We will be planning another date soon.

Thank you to Rivka Alter, our local Yoeztet Halacha for leading a well attended class on Conceptions, Misconceptions and Missed Conceptions. Rivka may be reached at

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.

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshas Yisro with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Isaiah 6:1-13
  • Haftarah for Yitro - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Yitro - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Mark Wagshul will give the post 7:00AM shiur on Sefer Shmuel
  • Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld will give the 10:30 shiur
  • 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? Part 2"
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

New Monday Night Class with Mark Wagshul begins this week  Join Mark Wagshul every other Monday from 8 - 8:45 pm for "A Deep Dive into the Prophets: The Book of Samuel."We all know many of the stories about the prophet Samuel, King David and King Saul, especially the more well-known ones read on Shabbat morning. In this class, we will take a deep dive into the Book of Samuel for a re-introduction to these Biblical characters, the history upon which they stood, the less well-known stories which helped shape them, and hopefully a deeper understanding about this very interesting period of our Biblical history.
  • to Jessica Niedober, Kimmie Warmflash, Sherry Kfare and the entire Kfare Family on the passing of their father and husband, Bennet Kfare (Ben Tzion Yisrael)
  • to Richard Boxer and the Boxer Family on the passing of his mother, Hedda Boxer
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 Diane and Rabbi Daniel Cohen on the engagement of their daughter Elisheva to Yaakov Moshe Shmidman, son of Rabbi Avraham and Adina Shmidman of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania!
  • to Sarah & David Hochman on Yakira's Bat Mitzvah!
  • to Hannah & Michael Lefkovich on the birth of baby girl, Dahlia Hope! Mazal Tov to siblings Yoni, Avi and Noam!
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

7am Kiddush: Co-sponsored by Ana & Albert Lilienfeld in memory of the yahrzeits of Helen Lilienfeld, mother of Albert, and Sarah Elson, grandmother of Ana; and David Bessaleli in memory of his father, Rabbi Menashe B Yosef Bessaleli's yahrzeit

Sanctuary Kiddush: Sarah & David Hochman in celebration of Yakira's Bat Mitzvah
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Upcoming Events
Agudath Womens Speaker Series 
Wednesday, January 26 - 1:30 PM
Join us on Zoom 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.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 4:50 PM, Friday 4:53 PM
Candles Friday4:48 PM
CAS Announcements
  • JEWISH NATIONAL FUND-USA PRESENTS LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: A SPECIAL EVENING IN HONOR OF JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS, ACCEPTANCE, AND INCLUSION MONTH Join us and JNF-USA for an inside look at how people with disabilities and special needs are integrated into all aspects of daily life and tightly woven into the fabric of Israeli culture. Featuring Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author. Monday, January 31, 2022 at 8:00 pm EST via Zoom. Register at
  • 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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  • Chaya Priva bat Alka
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer ben Hannah
  • Emunah Malka bat Fayga Bryna
  • Leibel ben Sonia
  • Malka Chaya bat Arona
  • May-eerah Brondel bat Fayga Mah-tell
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Sarit bat Yael
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
  • Yekutiel Yoseph ben Freyda
  • 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.
  • ANNOUNCING THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE EDUCATIONAL INCLUSION EVENT FOR ELEMENTARY AGED KIDS (GRADES 1-6) AND THEIR PARENTS Feb 6th from 10-11:30 at BCHA. Through fun and interactive booths, the Inclusion Fair will give children a better understanding of the world of special needs; what it is, and how they can be more inclusive. The second half of the event we will have a Dr. Shnitzel Show for the kids, and Dr. Barbara Lithaus will speak to the parents and raising children with soul, kindness and inclusivity. For more information, or to sign up please visit
  • 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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