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Friday, March 18, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
TzavMarch 19, 202216 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 Lighting6:46 PM
Mincha6:51 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Shmuel Class9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:20 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:34 AM
Code of Jewish Law5:50 PM
Mincha6:40 PM
Havdalah7:47 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope everyone experienced a meaningful and joyous Purim! We celebrated Purim in Adar 2 to connect this historic redemption to the upcoming redemption of Pesach. The combination of both holidays affirms our belief in God's hidden and revealed presence in our lives.

Thank you to our supporters of the Mikvah and Youth fundraisers for Purim and Matanot La'evyonim. Special thanks to Yaakov and Yolly for organizing the Purim Carnival on Thursday night.

We are excited this week to launch our Scholar Series this Wednesday evening with Dr. Michelle Levine. She is an outstanding teacher and we encourage everyone to join us. For more information and to sign up, see the Events section below.

We are exploring ways to strengthen our humanitarian support of Ukraine. If you would like to partner with me in spearheading this important effort of solidarity, please be in touch in the days ahead. Click here to make a contribution via our UJF. Please also join me this Tuesday, March 22nd at 6 PM at the Stamford Government Center for a March for Peace in the Ukraine with the local Ukrainian community.

We will be ordering Shmurah Matzah this year from Shatzer Bakery. Check out these quick links for Pesach: Pesach Q and A Whatsapp group, Sale of Chametz Form and Maot Chittim - Passover Charity.

This Shabbat, join us for Shabbat morning minyanim at 7, 8 and 9 AM, and a full array of youth programming. We will also have seudah shlishit this week and every week, God willing, moving forward.

Wishing you and your families much simcha and good news here and all over the world. 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 Parshat Tzav with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Tzav is read from (Jeremiah 7:21-8:3 and 9:22-23)
  • Haftarah for Tzav - summary by click here
  • Haftarah for Tzav - summary by Haftarah Helper click here
  • Shmuel Class - Mark Wagshul
  • Post 8am Shiur - Rabbi Yossi Kamman
  • Code of Jewish Law - Rabbi Yossi Kamman
  • 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!
  • to Linda Gornitsky and Harvey Weber on the passing of Linda's father, Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky
  • to Sam and Amy Sroka on passing of Sam's grandmother, Lillian Neidich
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 Audrey Waldstreicher and Sandi & Stu Waldstreicher on the Bat Mitzvah this weekend of their great-granddaughter and granddaughter Shayna Waldstreicher!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
  • We welcome new members Gadi and Lisa Gavronsky and their children Robbie, Dylan and Vivian!
Thank You
  • to Tom Gallagher Funeral Home aka Sholom Chapel for sponsoring our Purim events
  • to our Purim readers Chaim Bergman, Nat Samberg, Sam Sroka and Mark Wagshul and in the women's reading Kira and Ziona Doft, Pam Ehrenkranz, Lilah Gordon, Ella Dulitz, Marti Sichel, Ronnie Sichel, Izzy Kanefsky, and Shira, Rachel and Devorah Lowenstein!
  • to Matt, Kim, Chris and Julio who went above and beyond for ensuring the Purim preparations at the shul! Special thanks to Alice Janush and Janice Chaikelson for helping arrange the Purim decor!
  • to Aviva Maller for photographing our beautiful Purim Seudah. To view the pictures, click here
  • to Steve Labkoff for taking photos at our Speakeasy Roaring Twenties event! Check out the photos here
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Rhoda & Avram Freedberg

Chapel Kiddush: The Steinmetz Family in honor of Steve's milestone birthday

Sanctuary Kiddush: Susan Mark in honor of her husband Len's 75th birthday
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Upcoming Events
CAS And Bar-Ilan University Virtual Speakers Series 
Wednesday, April 6 - 8:00 PM
Congregation Agudath Sholom and American Friends of Bar-Ilan University present a speakers series that will feature professors and alumni on a variety of subjects. After the completion of the course, you will receive a certificate.Free for CAS Members. Non-Members: $72.For more info, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen at rabbicohen@cas-stamford.orgFor the full schedule and to register, visit the CAS website.
Shabbat Shalom
In case you missed the virtual event with Rabbi Cohen, Senator Blumenthal and Reverend Doll  View it here

Michael Feldstein's latest column click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 6:55 PM, Friday 6:58 PM
Candles Friday6:53 PM
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Community Announcements
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND IS COMING TO BCHA FOR THIS YEAR'S PLAY Almost 50 students, both onstage and behind-the-scenes, have come together to bring to life this fun adventure for both children and adults. Audiences will be wowed by the fantastic scenes and original take of a well-known, beloved story. Performances are Thursday March 31st at 7pm, Friday April 1st at 1:45, and Sunday April 3rd at 11am and 3pm. Tickets are just $10. For best seats, order advanced tickets online below. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
  • SUMMER JOBS AVAILABLE AT THE J The Stamford JCC Inclusion Department is currently recruiting senior high school and college students for summer job employment in our Hand in Hand program. Hand in Hand provides children grades Pre-K - 8 the opportunity to participate in a typical summer camp environment in a supportive setting. We work with children of all abilities to reach their fullest potential, both developmentally and interpersonally. We are looking for students who have had experience working or volunteering with children who have special needs and who genuinely enjoy working with diverse children in a recreational setting. For more information, please contact Hannah Goldstone .
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S JCRC PRESENTS: CULTIVATING A CARING SOUL, SESSION 3 March 21st. The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children, with author, Dale Atkins & Amanda SalzhauerThis is a free event, Zoom link upon registration. For questions, email Sharon Lewis 203-321-1373,ext104. Sign up at
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S WILL HOLD "L'DOR V'DOR: PASSING ON YOUR FAMILY LEGACY," FEATURING DR. RUTH NEMZOFF Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm via Zoom. Learn helpful tips and tools on how to connect with your grandchildren, including passing on your values, family stories, and legacy. Sign up at Free Zoom program. Contact Sharon Franklin at for more info. Brought to you by UJF's L'Dor V'Dor Grandparents Group.
  • INTERESTED IN AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO EAT DELICIOUS, LOCALLY GROWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THIS SUMMER? Join over a hundred families by investing in a share of the Stoneledge Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Pick up your organic produce, dried coffee, mushrooms, dried beans, and more each week from June 8 - November 2 near Barrett Park. Questions, please contact Jessie Katz at
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO "MAIMONIDES: THE PHYSICIAN'S APPROACH TO MODERN MEDICAL ETHICS" WITH DR. DANIEL EISENBERG OF THE ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA Learn how the ideas of 12th century physician Maimonides shaped the way we look at modern medical ethics, including preventative medicine, immunization, alternative medicine & more. This outdoor, in person program will be held at 1035 Newfield Ave. (JCC) on Sunday April 3rd, 6:00pm. Dinner (individually packaged) and drinks will be served. Sign up at Brought to you by UJF's Maimonides Medical Society. For more information email Sharon Franklin
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CHAPTER TWO INVITES YOU TO A PASSOVER COOKING DEMO WITH COOKBOOK AUTHOR RONNIE FEIN Monday, April 4th at 2:00pm on the patio of the JCC (1035 Newfield Ave) Ronnie Fein will share Ashkenazi and Sephardic recipes. Sign up to bring and help pack toiletries for Schoke JFS's Anachnu Holocaust survivors. Sign up at Questions? Please email Sharon Franklin
  • 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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