Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

Latest CAS Announcements (via Twitter)

Friday, June 10, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
NasoJune 11, 202212 Sivan 5782
send your submission to
Mincha7:00 PM/8:13 PM
Candle Lighting8:08 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:13 AM
Sephardic Minyan9:00 AM
Shmuel Class9:00 AM
Latest Shacharit9:47 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Havdalah9:09 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We are excited to host a Sephadric minyan this Shabbat at 9 AM in the Faye and Ben Manger Beit Midrash in addition to the 7, 8 and 9 am minyanim. We will welcome Ithamar Kashi as guest Chazzan. There will be two minayim this Friday night - 7 PM and 8:13 PM.

Mazal Tov to our dinner honorees - Rachel Dayan, Barry Sternlicht and family and Matt Feinberg. Thank you very much to all our supporters and the chairs - Dinah Miller Marlowe, Talia Siscovick, Leah Miller, Marla Lewis - and executive liaison, Meg Haron. God willing, it will be a wonderful evening!

We wish many blessings to Yaakov and Yolly Faratci and their kids, whose last Shabbat in Stamford as youth directors is this weekend. We will also be hosting a Northeast Region NCSY Shabbaton this Shabbat and Yaakov will be sharing a brief Dvar Torah in the main sanctuary. Join us at our annual meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd to honor Yolly, Yaakov and Suzzanah Coll, the recipients of this year's George and Ziporah Freedberg Excellence in Spirit and Hineni Awards.

We are grateful to Kate and Peretz Cik for hosting a Young Families, Couples and Singles Backyard Shmooze this Shabbat afternoon. For more info on this event and/or joining Agudath Sholom, contact Hilary Goldstein, membership chair, at

As we embark on the summer, we will be dedicating the learning at seudah shlishit to the study of Pirkei Avot. I will be leading a session this week following mincha on Chapter 1.

Join us this Sunday morning at 11 AM for the final session in our Bar Ilan Series featuring Professor Moshe Hellinger, Political Science Department - "The Changing Face of Israeli Society: Trends, Directions and Challenges". Also, the Vaad of Fairfield County will be hosting a virtual session on topics in Kashrut on Monday, June 2oth at 7:30 PM. Please submit questions in advance here.

Finally, I take a moment to enjoy this beautiful article on Naso by Rabbi Sacks of blessed memory. It is a timeless reminder that Naso is a call for us to "lift people's heads." Never let anyone feel that he or she is merely a number. We are as important as we make other people feel.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Naso with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Naso is read from Judges 13:2-25
  • Haftarah for Naso - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Naso - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We omit Av HaRachamim and Tidkasecha.
  • We study Chapter 1 of Pirkei Avot.
  • The final time for the sanctification of the New Moon of Sivan is the entire night following Monday, June 13, (15 Sivan).
  • 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.

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

Mariya Feldman & Alex Abramov
Marjory & Robert Abrams
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Sharyn & Fred Baer
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Debra & Michael Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz & Parry Berkowitz
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
H & E Bernstein
Judith & Matthew Bernstein
Stephanie & Joshua Bilenker
Jessie & David Brand
Joan & Howard Breslow
Phyllis Brodsky
Drs. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Emily & Harvey Caney
Kate & Peretz Cik
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Sheila Cohen
Stella & Isaac Cohen
Elior & David Coleman
Construction Solutions Group
Arline Gewanter & Lloyd Contract
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Rose Dayan
Anne & Juda Epstein
Arlene Ettinger
Debra & Daniel Faizakoff
Yolly & Yaakov Faratci
Karen Feinberg
Lisa & Seth Feinberg
Tamara Feurstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Rhoda & Avram Freedberg
Janet Fried
Susan B. Fried
Jessica & Adam Furmansky
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Daniella & Nachum Glaser
Risa & Jeff Goldblum
Maya Golden
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Zipporah L. Fried Goodman
Meryl & David Gordon
Michelle & Howland Gordon
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Joyce & Lawrence Haber
Rachel & Jeremy Hager
The Haimovsky Family
Kayla & Leon Hanna
Alissa Fried Harbater
Kamal Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Leora & Yaakov Hauptman
Beth & David Held
Sheryl Hertzberg
Fran and Alan hirmes
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Lorraine Hutzler
Dr. Shara & Rabbi David Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Miriam & Aaron Klein
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Rebecca & Emilio Krausz
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Marisa & Moshe Kurtz
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Biana & Ben Lanson
Hannah & Ilan Lastoff
Rachel & David Levi
David Levine
Shari & Ari Levine
Marla & Jason Lewis
Rachel & Joshua Licht
Vered & Mark Links
Nina & Norman Lotstein
Nicole & Jonathan Makovsky
Roselyn Mangot
Susan & Leonard Mark
Dinah Miller & Seth Marlowe
Noah Marlowe
Rina Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jacob Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Leah & Gregory Miller
Michael G. Miller
Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
Stacey Mintz and Family
Joseph Mittel
Shira & Marc Nerenberg
Bruce Newman
Irwin Niedober
Tina & Yossi Notik
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Alexandra & Brett Olsson
Anne Peskin
Susan & Marc Peyser
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Marina Sapir & Alex Podelko
Jane Pollack
Sylvia Posner
Anne & Neil Raff
Judy & Bob Raymond
Rachel & Solomon Redlich
Veronica Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Hilary & Alan Rifkin
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Sara & Yonnie Rubinfeld
Shira Marder & Jason Saibel
Toby Schaffer
Aviva & Paul Schieber
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Heather Schwartz & Soul Study Group
Rachel Seligson
Rochelle & Edward Senker
Helen & Sheldron Seplowitz
Pam & Alan Shanker
Lillian & Sandy Shapiro
Leah & Rabbi Moshe Shemtov
Rosalyn Sherman
Sholom Funeral Chapel/Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Judith & David Singer
Ilene & David Siscovick
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Shirley & William Sklar
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Arielle Snow
Sarah Marlowe Snow
Jessica & Eytan Sosnovich
Kathy & Gary Sosnovich
Miriam & Joshua Sperber
Amy & Samuel Sroka
Dena & Gregg Stein
Eve & Phil Steinmetz
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Danielle & Steven Thau
Laura & Seth Tobin
Pam & Rich Vogel
Audrey Waldstreicher
Rachel & Greg Waldstreicher
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Rachel Posner & Lionel Warshauer
Annie & Jeremy Watman
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian
Shushannah & Ari Yasgur
Helene Zimmerman
Hillary & Robert Zitter
Navah & David Zizmor
Mazal Tov
  • to Zoe and Harry Chiel on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal Tov to big brother Caleb!
  • to our dinner honorees - Rachel Dayan, Barry Sternlicht and family and Matt Feinberg! We look forward to celebrating together on Sunday!
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
  • to all of the teens and advisors here this Shabbat for the NCSY Northeast Region Shabbaton. Special welcome to Regional Director Devora Weinstock
Thank You
  • to our Dinner - Dinah Miller Marlowe and Talia Siscovick - and journal chairs - Leah Miller and Marla Lewis - and Executive Liason Meg Haron on all their hard work in making this year's dinner a success!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shmuel ClassMark Wagshul
ShiurR. Moshe Kurtz: "Flag Day: Jewish Approaches to National Flags"
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Anonymous

Senior Flowers: Caroline Svartz in honor of Mark Svartz's 1st year kidney anniversary! You are our hero!!!

7 AM Kiddush: The Zizmor Family in honor of those who make the 7AM minyan possible

Chapel Kiddush: Beth & David Held as a token of thanks for welcoming us into the Stamford community. May we share many smachot.
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Announcements
  • IN THE NEWS: OUR MEMBER STEVE LABKOFF The wonders of the universe will be on display at the J's in "How Beautiful, the Universe" at the newly renovated gallery space. Astrophotographs taken by members of the Westport Astronomical Society. The images captured by Society members show the depth of beauty that is just overhead. Nearly 30 images of galaxies, nebulae, comets, the moon and planets adorn the walls of the Gallery @ The J from June 12-August 31. All images were taken in or around Connecticut, and mostly at the observatory campus at 182 Bayberry Lane, Westport, on either the facility's own 14" Celstron telescope or members' own equipment. All the works on display will be for sale. A part of the proceeds will go to provide support for new observatories that are being planned for the campus. CAS Member Steven Labkoff, MD, will be one of the featured astrophotographers. There is a pubic opening June 14 at 7PM at the JCC - 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford.
  • THE VAAD OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT CARVEL IN PORTCHESTER (604 N MAIN ST &, RTE 1) IS NOW UNDER THEIR SUPERVISION Everything in the store is kosher to the exclusion of a few toppings marked as non kosher.
Shabbat Shalom
Michael Feldstein's latest article  click here
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:15 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:15 PM
Candles Friday8:10 PM
CAS Adult Education

Join one of our CAS classes.

We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Avraham ben Sussa
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer ben Chanah
  • Ephraim Simcha ben Yehudit Liba
  • Gitel Batya bat Tamar
  • Mayeerah Brondel bat Fayga Mahtell
  • Mordechai ben Ina
  • Nechama Bina bat Chana Leah
  • Nechama Miriam bat Devorah
  • Nessa bat Miriam
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Raizel bat Liba Golde
  • Sheina bat Ester
  • Yaakov Eli ben Sara Fruma
  • Yehudis Chena bat Toba Rochel Rus
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
Community Announcements
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP The Back to School Shop has provided over 2000 disadvantaged children with new clothes and school supplies since its inaugural event in 2015. This year we are thrilled to return to our traditional in-person pop-up shop. Can you volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift on August 7. To volunteer, or for more information please visit
  • THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY PRESENTS AN ALL-NEW DOCUMENTARY ENTITLED "REMEMBERING THE FAMILY STORE...DOWNTOWN STAMFORD CIRCA 1940-1965" At the Avon Theatre, Stamford on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets online at or at the box office. Watch also for future screenings.
  • 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
  • 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
  • PROCESSING TRAUMA WITH YOUR CHILDREN - A VIRTUAL PARENTING EVENT WITH SCHOKE JFS AND CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, DSW, LCSW Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 PM. Schoke Jewish Family Service will present a virtual parenting event with Catherine Montgomery, DSW, LCSW from Clifford Beers Community Care Center on June 15 at 7:30 PM. Catherine will be guiding parents on how to talk with their children about the traumatic events that are occurring in our world. This event is geared towards parents with children ranging from elementary to high school. Register 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.

Blog Archive