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Friday, May 13, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
EmorOmer: 28May 14, 202213 of Iyyar 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.
Mincha7:00 PM/7:50 PM
Candle Lighting7:45 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:25 AM
Sephardic Minyan9:00 AM
Shmuel Class9:00 AM
Latest Shacharit9:54 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Pre-Mincha Shiur6:40 PM
Code of Jewish Law6:50 PM
Mincha7:40 PM
Havdalah8:46 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We are excited this Shabbat to partner with Mizrachi and the Religious Zionists of America as we welcome Rabbi Ben Tzion and Rabbanit Tamara Spitz as our Scholars in Residence. Join us for the presentations on Friday night at 9 PM, Shabbat morning at 11:00 AM, pre mincha and during Seudah Shlishit. We are also thrilled to host a Sephardic minyan this Shabbat at 9 AM in the Faye and Ben Manger Beit Midrash in addition to the regular minyanim at 7,8 and 9 and a full array of youth programming. Next Shabbat, we are honored to welcome Rabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg who will speak on Shabbat morning on "Sixty years a Rabbi-The Evolution of the Jewish World 1961-2021"

Mazal Tov to our community for meeting the second year goal for Life and Legacy commitments! To join the roster and learn more, contact Dan Faizakoff and visit

Thank you to the donors thus far for our annual dinner on June 12th! We are honoring Rachel Dayan and Barry Sternlicht and family and offering a special tribute to Matt Feinberg. To sign up, see the dinner section below.

Join us this Sunday for another session at 10 AM EST of our Bar Ilan series featuring Professor Rivka Tuval Mashiach on Narratives of Stress and Resilience.

Finally, take a moment to register to express gratitude to the volunteers of the Stamford Chevra Kadisha by signing up for the dinner on Monday, May 23rd. Register here.

Wishing you and your families 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 Emor with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Emor is read from Ezekiel 44:15-31
  • Haftarah for Emor - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Emor - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Pesach Sheni falls on Sunday and Lag B'Omer is on Thursday.
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftarah for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Halachic Reminders 
  1. The last time for Kiddush Levana for Iyar is Sunday, May 15 until 11:42 p.m. (15 Iyar).
  2. Sunday is Pesach Sheni. We do not recite Tachanun at Shacharit or Mincha.
  3. Thursday is Lag B'Omer. Haircuts are permitted in the morning.

CAS Annual Dinner

June 12, 5pm

And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them

Guests of Honor

Barry Sternlicht and Family


Rachel Dayan

for their dedication and commitment to the redevelopment, restoration and refurbishment of our beloved building.

Click here to sign up

Thank you to all the participants in the CAS Annual Dinner:

Mariya Feldman & Alex Abramov
Selim & Johanna Akyuz
Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz & Parry Berkowitz
Stephanie & Joshua Bilenker
Jessie & David Brand
Drs. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Anne & Juda Epstein
Tamara Feurstein
Arline Gewanter
Zipporah L. Fried Goodman
Rachel & Jeremy Hager
The Haimovsky Family
Alissa Fried Harbater
Kamal Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Beth & David Held
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Dr. Shara & Rabbi David Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Rebecca & Emilio Krausz
Hannah & Ilan Lastoff
Rachel & Joshua Licht
Vered & Mark Links
Noah Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Michael G Miller
Bruce Newman
Tina & Yossi Notik
Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko
Jane Pollack
Sylvia Posner
Judy & Bob Raymond
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Shira Marder & Jason Saibel
Toby Schaffer
Aviva & Paul Schieber
Helen & Sheldron Seplowitz
Pam & Alan Shanker
Judith & David Singer
Ilene & David Siscovick
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Eve & Phil Steinmetz
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Hillary & Robert Zitter
  • to Todd Sharinn on the passing of his brother, Scott Sharinn
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 Marina Sapir and Alex Podelko on the arrival of a granddaughter!
  • to Liba and Steven Steinmetz on the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer to Ronen Weinstein, son of Hilary and Baruch Weinstein of Edgware, England!
  • to Toby Schaffer and Hyman Schaffer on the upcoming Bnot Mitzvah of their granddaughters Sara and Rivkah Gamzeh!
  • to Joyce and Larry Haber on the recent Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Zoe Freyberg!
  • to Risa Goldblum on receiving the Hyacinthe & Harold Hoffman Humanitarian Award at the JCC annual meeting!
  • Congratulations to our member Rich Vogel for delivering the commencement address at the UCONN business school graduation this year. To read more, click here.
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shmuel ClassMark Wagshul
ShiurRabbi Shimmy Trencher
Shabbat MorningRabbanit Spitz - "The Majesty of Jerusalem"
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
6:40 PMRabbanit Spitz - "Relationship Between the Individual and the Community in Judaism"
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Spitz - "The Natural and the Miraculous Aspects of Mitzvot"
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Anonymous

Seudah Shlishit: Rebecca & Emilio Krausz in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Rebecca's father, Aaron Green, z"l

Chapel Kiddush: Lynne & Steven Frenkel in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Judge Arnold N. Price

Sanctuary Kiddush: Tamar & Jason Levine in honor and celebration of their children, Orli & Ayal; Anonymously in honor of the Sephardic Minyan
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Literature Meets Torah Roundtable Led By Rabbi Moshe Kurtz And Dr. Richard Schwartz 
Wednesday, May 18 - 10:00 AM
LITERATURE MEETS TORAH ROUND TABLE is back by popular demand. This month Rabbi Moshe Kurtz and Dr. Richard Schwartz will present "The Israeli Flag: Zionism and the Status of the Synagogue" through the prism' of Johnnie Cash's classic "Ragged Old Flag" and Israel's national anthem, HaTikva. Please join us for a lively discussion in person and by Zoom. For questions, please contact Rabbi Kurtz.
CAS Announcements
  • THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION (CCE) AT BI-CULTURAL HEBREW ACADEMY OF CT IS PROUD TO PRESENT AN IN-PERSON SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM FEATURING RAIZI CHECHIK, HEAD OF SCHOOL AT MANHATTAN DAY SCHOOL She will be speaking twice at CAS on Shabbat, May 21st -- once before mincha and once between mincha and maariv. FREE and open to the entire community. Complete schedule and full bio here -
  • WE ARE EXCITED TO JOIN NISHMAT'S MIRIAM GLAUBACH CENTER AND MIZRACHI CANADA FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL GLOBAL FAMILY HEALTH & HALACHA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE From May 15-17, 2022, the conference will create space for dialogue around contemporary family health issues, deeply rooted in Torah values and timeless wisdom. Conversations with Nishmat Yoatzot Halacha, rabbis, rebbetzins, medical and mental health professionals and community leaders will fortify our foundation to face the struggles we encounter as individuals, spouses, parents, children and friends. For more information and to register, see
  • AGUDATH SHOLOM HONORED TO WELCOME THE MILLSTONE SCHOLARS PROGRAM NEXT FALL! The Millstone Scholars program is an in-person selective new educational and leadership initiative of the Tikvah Fund for public school and private school 7th and 8th grade students. A pilot cohort will launch next Fall at Agudath Sholom. Millstone Scholars is an Honors Program in which participants meet locally in their communities and participate in seminars with significant thinkers and leaders around topics such as Zionism and Israel, Jewish thought, and the nexus between those ideas and American democracy. The purpose of the program is to forge the next generation of American Jews who will step into High School and onto College campuses as young people confident in their identities and in the robustness of their heritage. Orientation Breakfast on Sunday, May 22nd at 9:15 AM at CAS with Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Ungar from Tikvah.We are seeking student nominations to become Millstone Scholars. For student nominations or referrals to prospective families, and any other questions, please contact Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, Director of Regional Education, at or Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Shabbat Shalom
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Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 7:55 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/7:57 PM
Candles Friday7:52 PM
SundayPesach Sheni/Omer: 29
MondayOmer: 30
TuesdayOmer: 31
WednesdayOmer: 32
ThursdayLag BaOmer/Omer: 33
FridayOmer: 34
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Community Announcements
  • 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 .
  • SAR ACADEMY IS HIRING! Available positions include: Early Learning Teachers, General and Judaic Studies Head and Assistant Teachers, Executive Assistant, Specialty Staff and more! Apply at
  • WALK WITH YOUR FEET AND HELP WITH YOUR HEART! Please donate & participate in The Friendship Day & Walk on May 15. Come for a free family fun day as we walk hand in hand in support of families of individuals with special needs. There will be entertainment, a carnival, show, delicious food, and more. Go to to sign up!
  • JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION FOR THE ANNUAL WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY SPRING DINNER Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30pm. Enjoy mingling, dinner from W Kosher Caterers, drinks, a raffle, silent auction, a floral demonstration, music with Arielle Eden, and keynote speaker Cori Adjmi. Co-chairs: Heidi Ganz and Caroline Marciano. Sign up at Contact Diane Sloyer at with questions.
  • AN EVENING WITH SCHOKE JFS Sunday, May 22nd, 5:30 PM. Schoke Jewish Family Service will hold its annual gala, An Evening with Schoke JFS, Sunday, May 22nd at 5:30 pm al fresco at the Italian Center of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Avenue, in an outdoor tented pavilion. The Jewish Sportsmen's League (Bruce Blasnik, Gary Bloom, Henry Bubel, David S. Cohen z"l, Marty Donner, Bob Dorf, Paul Gordon, Ed Kweskin, David Lewis, Carl Rosen, Paul Sabbah, David Swerdloff) will be the recipients of the 42nd Annual Mitzvah Award, and Stacy Kamisar, Julia Marx, and Sheri Warshaw will receive the 3rd Annual Volunteer of the Year Award honoring their dedication to the community. The evening's events will be hosted by the Mayor of Stamford, Caroline Simmons. The event will be co-chaired by Liz Kitay and Meryl Japha with Jeri Appel as auction chair. General tickets include dinner and dessert for $180. Visit for more information or to RSVP.
  • REGISTER TODAY FOR THE ANNUAL CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER Monday, May 23rd at 6:30pm. Celebrate the Chevra Kadisha volunteers and learn about the important role of the Chevra Kadisha in our community. Hear an inspiring conversation with Morah Vivi Deren, Dr. Leah Miller, and Schoke Jewish Family Service's Leah Schechter on "Living through Loss" PLUS enjoy delicious all-you-can-eat dinner and drinks catered by Greenwich & Delancey. Please reach out to Jessie Katz at with questions or to get involved. -
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S PJ LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO "BUBBLE MANIA" WITH SCOTTY KAZEN Thursday, May 26th 4:45pm-6:00pm, in partnership with BCHA. A light kosher dinner will be provided for the kids (mini bagels and ice cream). For ages 6 & under (siblings welcome!). 1035 Newfield Ave (outdoors near the courts). Contact Sharon Franklin at for more information. Sign up at
  • BI-CULTURAL HEBREW ACADEMY OF CONNECTICUT CELEBRATION DINNER 2022 Monday, May 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm. At the Italian Center of Stamford - Al Fresco Pavilion Proudly honoring:Guest of Honor: Gladys & Greg Teitel, Walter Shuchatowitz Award for Excellence in Education: Rachel Haron,Alumni Award: Jake Sherman,Community Service Award: Glenn Karow, Adam Rafalowicz, and Six Thirteen Restaurant.RSVP to
  • UJF'S CARDOZO LAW SOCIETY WILL FEATURE KEYNOTE SPEAKER SUZANNE NOSSEL Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30pm on the topic of "Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All." Enjoy networking, dinner from 613, drinks, and the program. 1035 Newfield Avenue in Stamford. 1 CLE credit offered by Wiggin & Dana and Rob Hoff. Co-chairs: Daniel Faizakoff, Adam Furmansky, and Shari Goodstein. Sign up at For more information contact Sharon Franklin at
  • NEW JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 12th from 9am-5:00pm and Sunday June 26th from 9am-5:00 pm (June 26th session might be via zoom).Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at
  • 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.
  • SCHOKE JFS IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU - LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS Schoke Jewish Family Service offers a wide range of support groups to meet the various needs of the community and to help families and individuals with the transitions and challenges of life. Currently, all support groups meet on Zoom. The Divorce Support Group - Mondays, 1:00 PM; Bereavement Support Group - Thursdays, 7:30 PM; Caregiver Support Groups - Every other Sunday, 11:15 AM and every other Wednesday, 7:30 PM; COVID Support - Thursdays, 4:00 PM, 1st and 3rd Thursdays; Brain Fitness Group - Mondays, 10:30 AM and Wednesdays, 10:30 AM; Healing Chair Yoga - Class schedule to be announced on the website. To join the support groups, please fill out the form at: or contact Brooke Davidson, Director of Clinical and Family Life Services at or 203-921-4161.

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