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Friday, March 25, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
SheminiShabbat ParahMarch 26, 202223 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 Lighting6:53 PM
Mincha6:58 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Shmuel Class9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:13 AM
Teen Minyan10:00 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law6:00 PM
Mincha6:50 PM
Havdalah7:55 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Join us for a Ruach filled Kabbalat Shabbat this Friday night in honor of Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Nisan.

We are excited to welcome NCSY advisors Ezra Emerson, Yonah Shneier, Meira Steiner, and Racheli Gottesman who are joining Moshe and Yaakov this Shabbat for a Road Show. Special welcome to Moshe's fiance, Rosie Maimon.

As we prepare for the upcoming holiday, we are excited to launch our annual Pesach Website. Agudath Sholom is committed to helping you get ready for the holiday. This site will provide you with answers to many of the questions we have every year before Pesach. Check out the site - which includes Shmurah Matzah Info, Chametz Sale, Classes and much more.

To join the Pesach Q and A Whatsapp group, click here.

To give Maot Chitim, click here. We are working with Schoke Jewish Family Service to provide food and emergency assistance. Tzedakah can be donated online to our CAS Passover Fund. We are also sending funds to assist Ukrainian refugees. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please reach out discreetly to me via if you know a family in need.

Our Summer Israel trip is filling up. We will be hosting a Zoom Information session on Sunday, April 3rd at 10:30 AM. For more information, click the link in the Events section below an/or contact Rabbi Cohen.

We will also be hosting a pilot program with The Tikvah Fund for public school 6th, 7th and 8th graders this spring. We will host a Zoom information session on Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 AM. Details below.

Finally, next Shabbat, we are partnering with Yesh Tikvah, an organization to support men and women experiencing infertility. Visit for more information. We will also be reciting a special Tefillah Shabbat morning.

Wishing you and your family a 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 Shemini with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Maftir reads Parshas Parah from Parshas Chukas (Numbers 19:1-22)
  • The Haftorah for Parshas Parah is read from Ezekiel 36:16-38.
  • Haftarah for Parah - summary by click here
  • Haftarah for Parah - summary by Haftarah Helper click here
  • We omit Av HaRachamim and no Kel Malei prayers are recited
  • Shabbos Mevarchim: This shabbos we bless the month of Nissan
  • Molad: Friday, April 1st at 4:36 PM
  • Rosh Chodesh will take place next Shabbos, Parshas Tazria
  • Shmuel Class - Mark Wagshul
  • Post 8am Shiur - Rabbi Joshua Rosenfeld
  • Code of Jewish Law - Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
  • Seudah Shlishit - Rabbi Moshe Kurtz: The 20th Century Bas Mitzvah Controversy, Part 2
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftara for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Upcoming Special Kiddushim  
  • Shabbat, April 2nd - CSS Appreciation Kiddush
  • Shabbat, April 9th - Baal Koreh Appreciation Kiddush

For sponsorship information, contact Ben Folkinshteyn or Rabbi Cohen.
  • We mourn the tragic murders of Doris Yahbas, 49, Laura Yitzhak, 43, and Menahem Yehezkel, 67, who were stabbed to death; and Moshe Kravitzky, 48, who died when a terrorist rammed his bicycle and wish their families and Israel much comfort and strength.
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 Jodi & Richard Boxer on the engagement of their daughter, Lexi to Rabbi David Galpert, son of Valerie and Yakov Galpert of Mill Basin, NY!
  • to Rachel Lieberman & Jaryn Horner on the birth of a baby girl, Michal Rivka/MacKenzie Rebecca!
  • to Howard Wolfe, Michelle & Jeff Zelin and Sandy Ehrenkranz on the recent marriage of Rachel Wolfe to JJ Brenner!
  • to Sharon & Burt Rubin on the arrival of a grandson!
  • to Esther & Paul Leisman on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Jackie to Alex Sable!
  • to Ellen & Richard Weber on the arrival of a granddaughter, Pearl Tova!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
  • new members Rebecca & Emilio Krausz!
Thank You
  • to Ari Goldstein and Adam Furmansky for chairing the successful Young Families waffle event!
  • to Mitchell Bell and Sam Goldstein for spearheading the Men's Club Passover Fair!
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Bulletin: Gloria Green in thankfulness for Ethan Green's return to Shul and in honor of his Bar Mitzvah anniversary

Senior Challah Deliveries: Rhoda & Avram Freedberg

Chapel Kiddush: The Kurtz Family in honor of Marisa's birthday, and for the privilege to share, God willing, many more happy occasions together with our beloved CAS community

Sanctuary Kiddush: Co-sponsored in honor of Ethan Green's Bar Mitzvah Anniversary by Shira Green, Gloria Green, Cheryl Frydman, Stacey Mintz, Diane and Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Meredith & David Cohen, Devorah & Bradley Lowenstein, Marla & Jason Lewis, Rina & Yoni Miller, and El Prez
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Upcoming Events
Stand With Israel In Connecticut Featuring Natalie Shclover And Avi Posnick  
Thursday, April 7 - 7:30 PM
Hear Natalie Shclover, a local resident and a student at the University of Connecticut, share her Standing for Israel story. She experienced a campaign of harassment and vilification after standing up for Israel, including being thrown out of her acapella group with no due process. You will also hear about the role StandWithUs' educators and legal team played to help Natalie and tools everyone can use to support students on campus and local communities support Israel and fight antisemitism. Rabbi Daniel Cohen will moderate a conversation with Natalie and Avi Posnick from Stand with Us. Read Natalie's story
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 7:05 PM, Friday 7:06 PM
Candles Friday7:01 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 .
  • BREAK THE TABOO: SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WORKSHOP Join us on Sunday, March 27, for the Community Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event in which we will learn the tools to help someone struggling, break the stigma as a community, and literally have the potential to save lives. Teens: 4-6 PM, Community Members: 6:30-8:30 PM @ the Armon Hotel (Crowne Plaza). Sign up at
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION AND JONATHAN FASS FOR FROGS ON MY HEAD: LEADING A PASSOVER SEDER WITH YOUNG CHILDREN March 30th at 7:30pm - Learn ways to make your seder more fun and interactive for young kids. Sign up for this Zoom program at Brought to you by the UJF Educational Committee. For more information contact Diane Sloyer at
  • 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
  • YOU'RE INVITED TO UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S MAIMONIDES MEDICAL PROGRAM, MAIMONIDES: THE PHYSICIAN'S APPROACH TO MODERN MEDICAL ETHICS Sunday, April 3rd at 6pm. Enjoy dinner from 613 (individually bagged), drinks, mingling and networking, and keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Eisenberg. The program will take place outdoors on the patio at the J. Learn how the ideas of a 12th century physician, Maimonides, shaped the way we look at modern medical ethics, including preventative medicine, immunization, alternative medicine, the pandemic, and more. Sign up at ethics. For more information contact Sharon Franklin at ext. 109.
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CHAPTER TWO FOR A PASSOVER COOKING DEMO AND SOCIAL ACTION PROJECT Monday, April 4th, at 2:00 pm - Cookbook author Ronnie Fein will demonstrate Ashkenazi and Sephardic dishes, followed by a toiletry packing party in support of the holocaust survivors of the SJFS Anachnu program. Guests are encouraged to bring items to pack. The program will take place in person on the patio of the J. Sign up at For more information contact Sharon Franklin at ext. 109.
  • 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.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for Monday, May 23rd at 6:30pm for the annual Chevra Kadisha dinner - an evening to celebrate the important role of the Chevra Kadisha in our community. Please reach out to Jessie Katz at with questions or to get involved. Stay tuned for more details.
  • 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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