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Friday, March 4, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
PekudeiMarch 5, 20222 Adar II 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 Shabbat or during the week.
Candle Lighting5:30 PM
Mincha5:35 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:33 AM
Latest Shacharit9:44 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Havdalah6:32 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families are well.

Our hearts and minds are with the people of Ukraine during this tragic time. We pray for a speedy and peaceful resolution in the days ahead. You may contribute here via UJF. May God watch over them in the days ahead and may we share good news soon.

This Shabbat morning we will be hosting minyanim at 7, 8 and 9 AM. All youth groups will meet including the B'nai Mitzvah Club. We will also host a seudah shlishit in shul on Shabbat afternoon.

Join us on Sunday at 10 AM for a Zoom learning session Prof. Haim Cohen Phd in Genetics Hebrew Univ and currently at Harvard University for our next session in our partnership educational program with Bar Ilan University (Zoom, Meeting ID: 880 3275 6815 Passcode: 780870). Also, please see in the community section of our bulletin an opportunity if you are inclined to support a survey in relation to American Jewry.

Please take a moment to support two important Purim fundraisers: The Mikvah is promoting Purim Cards and Delivery (for more, info contact Nicole Makovsky at and contribute to the Purim Charity Fund to fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim click here.

Of course, join us for the adult Purim party on Saturday night, March 12th and Purim seudah in the Palace on Thursday afternoon, March 17th. Sign up click here and click here.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Adar filled with much simcha,

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 Pekudei with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - {click here,]
  • The Haftorah for Pekudei is read from Kings I 7:518:21.
  • Haftarah for Pekudei - summary by click here.
  • Haftarah for Pekudei - summary by Haftarah Helper click here .
  • Post 7am Shiur - Mark Wagshul
  • Post 8am Shiur - R. Oran Zweiter - Esther: Queen of Jewish Espionage
  • Code of Jewish Law - Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn 50 min before Mincha
  • Seudah Shlishit - Rabbi Moshe Kurtz
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Purim Updates We are looking forward to a wonderful Purim Season together!

Upcoming Purim Events
  • A Night at the Speakeasy - Saturday Night, March 12th
  • Purim Night Carnival - Wednesday, March 16th
  • Hamentashen on the House - CAS and Beldotti's - Thursday, March 17th
  • Community Purim Seudah - Thursday, March 17th

Purim Megillah Times
Purim Night March 16th
  • 7:15 PM - Main Sanctuary
  • 7:15 PM - Women Megillah Reading in Chapel
  • 8:30 PM - Late Megillah Reading
  • 9:30 PM - Late Megillah Reading

Purim Day March 17th
  • 7:00 AM - (following 6:30 minyan)
  • 9:00 AM (following 8:30 AM minyan), 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Atria Nursing Home
  • Join us at 2:30 PM on Purim day to share the spirit of Purim with the Atria residents.
  • 4:45 PM - Shul Purim Seudah
  • 6:50 PM - Mincha and Maariv

Stamford Mikvah Purim Fundraiser  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!! DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP IS MARCH 7!! Email Nicole Makovsky: for more information!!

SAVE THESE DATES  Annual Dinner - June 12; Men's Seder at 613 - Monday, April 4

Michael Feldstein News  Read his latest news click here
Mazal Tov
  • to Barry Best on his upcoming marriage to Malka Finkelstein
  • to Bianna and Ben Lanson on Max's encore Bar Mitzvah celebration this Shabbat morning.
  • to David Hochman who will celebrate a siyum this week on his completion of the entire Talmud
  • to Sam Sroka on his siyum this week on seder Moed of the Talmud
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
Chapel Kiddush: Anonymous

Sanctuary Kiddush: Biana and Ben Lanson in celebration of Max's one year Bar Mitzvah anniversary

Seudat Shlishit: Anonymous
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Upcoming Events
Literature Meets Torah Roundtable Led By Rabbi Moshe Kurtz And Dr. Richard Schwartz 
Wednesday, March 16 - 10:00 AM
We will be listening and discussing Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence and the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.Join on Zoom and in person at CAS. To join us, please contact Rabbi Kurtz:
CAS Youth News
CAS Youth Mishloach Manot Fundraiser
Thank you so much for supporting the CAS Youth!

With great appreciation to the following contributors:

Andrea & Dan Aaron
Mariya Feldman & Alex Abramov
Marjory & Robert Abrams
Adina & Steven Adelman
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Elana & Chaim Barer
Jessica & Adam Batkin
Dina & Paul Berger
Dani & Chaim Bergman
Karen & Ira Berk
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Heidi, Evan, Sadi & Elan Bernstein
Judith & Matthew Bernstein
Aliza & Seth Bettan
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Kate & Peretz Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Suzannah & Eytan Coll
Julie Daniel
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Ziona & Elie Doft
Emily & Zvi Dubitzky
Can Dyman
Debra & Daniel Faizakoff
Yolly & Yaakov Faratci
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Cheryl Frydman
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Shira & David Gilboa
Deborah & Jack Goldberg
Hilary & Ari Goldstein
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Kayla & Leon Hanna
Meg & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Beth & David Held
Mouchka & Dov Heller
Sarah & David Hochman
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Gavin Kaimowitz
Rebekah & Brian Kanefsky
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Dani & Matt Kondub
Marisa & Moshe Kurtz
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Hannah & Michael Lefkovich
Shari & Ari Levine
Tamar & Jason Levine
Marla & Jason Lewis
Sharon & Jeff Lewis
Rachel & Josh Licht
Rhonda & Judd Love
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah & Seth Marlowe
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Kori & William Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Rina & Yoni Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Bruce Newman
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Marina Sapir & Alexander Podelko
Judy & Bob Raymond
Rachel & Sol Redlich
Veronica Reich
Chani & Josh Rosenfeld
Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Sara & Yonnie Rubinfeld
Shira Marder & Jason Saibel
Toby Schaffer
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Rachel Seligson
Pam & Alan Shanker
Leah & Rabbi Moshe Shemtov
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Wendy & Jared Siegel
Rebecca & Eric Sigman
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Jessica & Eytan Sosnovich
Miriam & Josh Sperber
Amy & Samuel Sroka
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Elana & Brian Tepper
Rachel & Harold Terk
Laura & Seth Tobin
Rachel & Gregory Waldstreicher
Sarah Bierman & Daniel Wallis
Shifrah & Judah Wassner
Annie & Jeremy Watman
Emily & Michael Wirgin
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Shira & Mitchell Zucker
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 5:40 PM, Friday 5:43 PM
Candles Friday5:38 PM
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!!
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We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Chaya Priva bat Alka
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer ben Hannah
  • Esther Rivka bat Masha Edit
  • Friedel bat Esther
  • 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
  • Shaindel bat Pesya
  • Shimshon ben Breva
  • Shlomo ben Sara
  • Tzvi ben Chana
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
Community Announcements
  • JOIN UJF'S PJ OUR WAY this Sunday, March 6 from 3:30-4:30pm for a Purim Packing Party for a Cause. A great way for your 7-12-year-olds to give back! See friends, do a mitzvah, and enjoy a holiday snack! Kids will help pack and decorate Purim packages (mishloach manot) for local seniors. In-person, 1035 Newfield Ave, 2nd floor (marks are required at the JCC). Chairs: Stacey, Sadie, and Aaron Palker. Sign up at or contact Sharon Franklin Free program.
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY AND UJA-JCC OF GREENWICH FOR THE ANNUAL WOMEN'S EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM Wednesday, March 9th, in person at 9:30am. Hear from four female authors, mingle, and enjoy an individually packed breakfast. Sign up at Contact Diane Sloyer for more information at
  • UJF'S PJ LIBRARY PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE Donate food to help those less fortunate (in support SJFS' Kosher Food Pantry). Drop off kosher for Passover food in the PJ Library box at the entrance of 1035 Newfield Ave. (the J) between 3/2 and 3/10. Items needed: canned vegetables, canned fruit, and condiments (mayo, ketchup, and salad dressing). Contact Sharon for more information.
  • UJF'S PJ LIBRARY & BCHA INVITE YOU TO A PURIM CARNIVAL & CELEBRATION Sunday, March 13th from 2:00-4:00pm, with carnival games, crafts, snacks, selfie station, bouncy house, and more! In-person in the gym at BCHA, 2186 High Ridge Road. For kids 2 to 6, siblings are welcome. Free program. Sign up at For more information contact or
  • 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.
  • SURVEY OPPORTUNITY Will you help us advance a national research study on American Jewish political preferences? Ohad Klopman, a 4th-year student at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary is conducting a research study on Jewish political preferences in the US. The goal of the study is to learn how Jewish Americans think about politics and voting. In this study, you take the role of a voter and have to choose between hypothetical political candidates. The study takes 10 minutes and is completely anonymous and confidential. Please help Ohad succeed in his research by participating! All it takes is filling out this short survey:Link to participate in the survey If you have any questions about the survey or Ohad's research, you can contact him at or on the phone at 508-733-7997.
  • 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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