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Friday, May 20, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
BeharOmer: 35May 21, 202220 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/7:57 PM
Candle Lighting7:52 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:20 AM
Latest Shacharit9:51 AM
Daf Yomi7:00 PM
Code of Jewish Law7:00 PM
Mincha7:50 PM
Havdalah8:53 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Join us Shabbat morning in the sanctuary. We are honored to welcome Rabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg and his wife Mimi. Rabbi Wohlberg will speak on Shabbat morning on "Sixty years a Rabbi-The Evolution of the Jewish World 1961-2021". Rabbi Wolhberg has been a personal mentor and friend for many years and it is truly a privilege to host him this Shabbat as he offers a timely and timeless perspective on the evolution of Jewish world.

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

We are excited to announce the recipients of this year's awards at our annual meeting! Suzannah Coll will receive the George and Ziporah Freedberg Hineni Award and Yolly & Yaakov Faratci will receive the George and Ziporah Freedberg Excellence in Spirit Award. Mazal Tov to all of them and thank you to Rhoda and Avi Freedberg for endowing these annual awards.

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 Behar with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Behar is read from Jeremiah 32:6-27
  • Haftarah for Behar - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Behar - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftarah for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

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 (As of morning May 20th):

Mariya Feldman & Alex Abramov
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz & Parry Berkowitz
H & E Bernstein
Stephanie & Joshua Bilenker
Jessie & David Brand
Drs. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Arline Gewanter & Lloyd Contract
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Anne & Juda Epstein
Arlene Ettinger
Debra & Daniel Faizakoff
Tamara Feurstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Janet Fried
Susan B. Fried
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Zipporah L. Fried Goodman
Meryl & David Gordon
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
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
Miriam & Aaron Klein
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Rebecca & Emilio Krausz
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Hannah & Ilan Lastoff
Shari & Ari Levine
Marla & Jason Lewis
Rachel & Joshua Licht
Vered & Mark Links
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Roselyn Mangot
Susan & Leonard Mark
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Noah Marlowe
Rina Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Michael G. Miller
Bruce Newman
Irwin Niedober
Tina & Yossi Notik
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko
Jane Pollack
Sylvia Posner
Anne & Neil Raff
Judy & Bob Raymond
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Sara & Yonnie Rubinfeld
Shira Marder & Jason Saibel
Toby Schaffer
Aviva & Paul Schieber
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Heather Schwartz & Soul Study Group
Rochelle & Edward Senker
Helen & Sheldron Seplowitz
Pam & Alan Shanker
Rosalyn Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Judith & David Singer
Ilene & David Siscovick
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Shirley & William Sklar
Arielle Snow
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Eve & Phil Steinmetz
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Audrey Waldstreicher
Rachel & Greg Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Annie & Jeremy Watman
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
  • to Becky Neumeier on the passing of her father, Dr. Michael Rosen
  • We wish the family of Tamar Gershberg much comfort. Her unveiling is this Sunday at 11 AM at the Agudath Sholom cemetery
  • We wish comfort to Mike, Chris, and the Beldotti Family on the passing of their brother, James Beldotti
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 Lynne and Steven Frenkel on the engagement of their son Jared to Amelia Meora Bitton, daughter of Estee Bass and Solomon Bitton of Englewood, New Jersey!
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 & Seth Greenberg!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shmuel ClassMark Wagshul
Shabbat MorningRabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg - "Sixty years a Rabbi - The Evolution of the Jewish World 1961-2021"
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Moshe Kurtz on Pirkei Avot
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Marjory & Bob Abrams in memory of Bob's father, Harold Abram's (Chaim Ben Yitzchak) yahrzeit

Sanctuary Kiddush: In honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Jerry Wohlberg
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Upcoming Events
CAS And Bar-Ilan University Virtual Speakers Series 
Sunday, June 12 - 11:00 AM
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.
CAS Announcements
  • NEW TO TOWN? If you are new to the community and want to learn more about Agudath Sholom contact Rabbi Cohen ( or Hilary Goldstein, membership chair, at Sign up for a Young Families, Couples and Singles Backyard Oneg on June 11th on the CAS website.
  • AGUDATH SHOLOM HONORED TO WELCOME THE MILLSTONE SCHOLARS PROGRAM NEXT FALL! Orientation Breakfast on Sunday, June 12th at 9:15 AMThe 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, June 12th 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
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:05 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:03 PM
Candles Friday7:58 PM
SundayOmer: 36
MondayOmer: 37
TuesdayOmer: 38
WednesdayOmer: 39
ThursdayOmer: 40
FridayOmer: 41
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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
  • 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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