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Friday, February 18, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Ki TisaFebruary 19, 202218 Adar I 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 Lighting5:14 PM
Mincha5:19 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:45 AM
Latest Shacharit9:53 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law4:20 PM
Mincha5:10 PM
Havdalah6:15 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We are thrilled and grateful to God that we are able to ease more of the covid restrictions and welcome people back to shul seeing your smiling faces. Join us for a welcome back kiddush following the 9 AM Shabbat morning davening. We will also be hosting a seudah shlishit this week sponsored by Monica and Dr. Eric Jankelovits in memory of Eric's mother of blessed memory.

As many of you know, the United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien in partnership with the Greenspoon Foundation launched the Life and Legacy program in our community. We are deeply appreciative of over 25 of members who signed letters of intent and are motivated to duplicate new commitments this year. I will be speaking briefly on Shabbat morning about this phenomenal program and urge you to reach out to me, Dan Faizakoff of Elissa Klapper, to learn more - Brochures are available in the shul.

Also, every week, we read the names of Yaarzeits in our community. This week, we remember Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz - whose transformative leadership for 50 years shaped our shul in eternal ways - and Minnie Manger - after whom our mikvah is named. Their yahrzeits are this week and we pray that their memories continue to be a source of blessing.

We look forward to a wonderful Shabbat together. Wishing you and your families health, joy and good news in the days ahead and 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:
  • Masks are optional in the CAS building, regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • While not required, we recommend those who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask.
  • The first section of the Men's and Women's Balconies are reserved for Masks Only.
  • 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 Ki Tisa with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah is read from Kings I 18:1-39
  • Haftarah for Ki Tisa - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Ki Tisa - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Rabbi Moshe Kurtz will give the 10:30am shiur titled "May I Salt and Shovel Snow on Shabbos? Part 2"
  • Rabbi Yossi Kamman will lead the Code of Jewish Law
  • Rabbi Cohen will share a Dvar Torah during seudah shlishit in memory of Erna Jankelovits
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Save the Date of our Annual Dinner!  Mark your calendars for June 12th!

Did you study with us?  The Sunday morning A Walk Through the Bible study group will soon be completing the final aliyah after 21 years. We are celebrating on Feb. 27th at 10:15am (with special guest Rabbi David Walk) and would like to have anyone who studied with us at any time join in the celebration. Please email Kim ( so we can include you at our siyum.
Mazal Tov
  • to Cheryl Frydman & Larry Hillman on the arrival of a grandson! Mazal Tov to great-grandmother Gloria Green!
  • to David Bessaleli on the engagement of his granddaughter Temima Jasper to Yinon Segev!
  • to Diane Cohen and the Matan Parents and B'not Mitzvah on their graduation from the Matan Mother Daughter Learning Program.
    Maria and Bella Abramov, Olivia and Sarah Breiner, Jacqui and Simi Lindenbaum, Sarah and Yakira Hochman, Sonia and Keren Roitman, Laura and Hannah Tobin, and Emily, Molly and Zoe Wirgin. (Not pictured: Sophie and Rachel Hager, Micayli Breiner)
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: Drs. Judy and Jeff Cahn in memory of Helen Altschuler

Chapel Kiddush: Jodi and Richard Boxer for the Shloshim of Hedda Boxer

Sanctuary Kiddush: Welcome Back to Shul Kiddush and in Gratitude to God - Co-sponsored by Jennie and Ben Folkinshteyn, Hilary and Ari Goldstein , Michelle and Ron Kutas, Ari and Shushannah Yasgur, & Navah and David Zizmor

Seudat Shlishit: Monica & Eric Jankelovits in honor of Erna Jankelovits - Eishet Chayil, Rachel bat Aryheh of blessed memory - and a wonderful loving mother
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We invite you to support our annual CAS Youth Department Fundraiser by making a donation to directly benefit CAS Youth programming! Each participant will receive a beautiful Mishloach Manot from CAS and be included on a scroll of sponsors. Please help to ensure the continued success of our incredible CAS Youth Department!

Pickup yours at Megillah Reading or Support our community Mikvah and have your Mishloach Manot delivered to you by the Mikvah Committee (Stamford addresses only) for an additional $7 donation

Deadline to sign up is March 1.

Thank you so much to the following generous sponsors who have already contributed to show their support. (Participants as of February 11 - Morning):

Andrea & Dan Aaron
Mariya Feldman & Alex Abramov
Marjory & Robert Abrams
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Dani & Chaim Bergman
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Kate & Peretz Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Emily & Zvi Dubitzky
Can Dyman
Debra & Daniel Faizakoff
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Cheryl Frydman
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Shira & David Gilboa
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Shira & Ethan Green
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Marisa & Moshe Kurtz
Tamar & Jason Levine
Sharon & Jeff Lewis
Rachel & Josh Licht
Rhonda & Judd Love
Susan & Len Mark
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Rina & Yoni Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Judy & Bob Raymond
Rachel & Sol Redlich
Veronica Reich
Chani & Josh Rosenfeld
Shira Marder & Jason Saibel
Toby Schaffer
Rachel Seligson
Leah & Rabbi Moshe Shemtov
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Jessica & Eytan Sosnovich
Annie & Jeremy Watman
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Navah & David Zizmor
Shabbat Shalom
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Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday-Monday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:25 PM, Friday 5:27 PM
Candles Friday5:22 PM
MondayPresident's Day
CAS Announcements
  • STAMFORD MIKVAH PURIM FUNDRAISER!! Purim is just around the corner and we are looking to you to help support our Stamford Mikvah!

    You do the packing and we do your deliveries!!! Donate to the Minnie Manger Marsha Lieberman Mikvah and we will deliver all your Mishloach Manot for you OR do no packing this year, donate to the Mikvah, and we will send Purim cards to your friends and family near and far!! Email Nicole Makovsky: for more information!!
  • CAS MEN'S CLUB NEEDS YOU! We are looking for some volunteers to help out Elliot Sloyer with his charitable organization, Wheel it Forward.They recycle medical items (where practical) such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc. and donate (lend) them out to others while always on the look out to replenish older stock. For more information contact Mitchell Bell ( or Elliot Sloyer.
  • 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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Community Announcements
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S PJ LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM Sunday, February 27th at 3:30pm. Your children will hear stories and chat with Edith, 93, a Holocaust survivor and grandmother. In partnership with Schoke Jewish Family Service. To sign up go to or contact Sharon Franklin at
  • CALLING ALL MENSCHES OR ASPIRING MENSCHES: Please join United Jewish Federation as Elisa Udaskin discusses her book, Be a Mensch: Unleash Your Power to Be Kind and Help Others on Monday, February 28th at 7pm by ZOOM. This is the second of the three-part series Cultivating a Caring Soul. To register: . For more information: Sharon Lewis,
  • DON'T GET PJ BOOKS? Sign up for these amazing free monthly Jewish books! For ages birth to 8, go to For a free monthly chapter book for ages, 9-12 go to Books are sponsored by United Jewish Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
  • 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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