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Friday, June 24, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
ShlachShabbat Mevarchim TamuzJune 25, 202226 Sivan 5782
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Mincha7:00 PM/8:17 PM
Candle Lighting8:12 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Latest Shema8:15 AM
Shmuel Class9:00 AM
Latest Shacharit9:49 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code of Jewish Law7:20 PM
Mincha8:10 PM
Havdalah9:13 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families are well and enjoying the beginning rays of summer. Mazal Tov to our new president Harvey Kaminski and his executive team - Dr. Judy Cahn, Dan Faizakoff, David Kweskin, Ben Lanson, Jessica Sosnovich, and Howard Rothman - and our new board members. We are grateful for the stellar leadership of Toby Schaffer and her executive team. Click here for my remarks from the annual meeting. Mazal Tov to our George and Ziporah Freedberg award honorees - Suzannah Coll and Yolly & Yaakov Faratci. See Avi Freedberg's remarks here.

Thank you very much to everyone who joined in a memorable and successful annual dinner. In case you missed it, check out our "What CAS Video means to me" and Barry and Harry Sternlicht video, my remarks in honor of the honorees, and Rachel Dayan's remarks. Click here to view annual dinner photos by Regina Madwed, Capitol Photointeractive.

We look forward to a wonderful Shabbat together. We will celebrate Shabbat Mevarchim Tamuz with a ruach filled Kaballat Shabbat at the 7 PM minyan Friday night. There will also be a minyan at 8:16 PM and 7, 8 and 9 AM minyanim on Shabbat morning. We will study Pirkei Avot Chapter 3 at seudah shlishit.

We will be launching Kiddush Ambassadors in August which will be a group of children committed to serving seniors during kiddush, wishing adults Shabbat Shalom and much more and will receive special prizes for their participation. If your child would like to be a part of this special group, please email me at

Stay tuned for special new programming over the summer including Shabbat Guest Speakers on Shabbat July 9th with Rabbi Yisrael Ben-Porat, July 30th with Rav Boaz Mori and Mark Trencher on August 13th. There will be a summer series with Rabbi Kurtz on Torah and the Twilight Zone and a Mikvah educational event on July 18th "Girl Talk but Make it Torah". More info on all events on the website in the weeks ahead.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Shlach with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Shlach is read from The Haftorah is read from Joshua 2:1-24
  • Haftarah for Shlach - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Shlach - summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • We bless the month of Tamuz, which is observed from Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon.
  • Molad: Wednesday, June 29th at 6:48AM and 3 chalokim.
  • We do not say Av Harachamim
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftarah for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Thank You Toby! Thank you for your wise leadership and dedication over the past two years!

Thank you to outgoing Officers Meredith Cohen, Jessica Furmansky and Meg Haron and Directors Dina Berger, Shira Green, and Nicole Makovsky!

To see pictures from the Annual Meeting, click here (courtesy of Aviva Maller Photography)

Agudath Sholom and the Life & Legacy Initiative

Agudath Sholom is proud to be one of more than 680 Jewish organizations across North America that have secured over 1 billion dollars in legacy commitments to ensure a bright Jewish future.

To date, our collaboration with 10 other Stamford organizations, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's LIFE & LEGACY initiative, has led 97 donors just like you to commit gifts of over 4 million dollars to local organizational endowments.

Without writing a check today, you too can do your part to help Agudath Sholom build our endowment and help build the endowments of the other Jewish organizations in our community you value, so we can weather turbulent times like these and adapt to meet evolving community needs.

This is a very simple process, and when Agudath Sholom reaches our first goal of 18 -25 Letters of Intent, we will receive a financial incentive grant that can be used immediately for any synagogue need.

Join our members who have already signed letters of intent. We are deeply appreciative of their commitment to Agudath Sholom!

Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Michael & Debra Berg
Paul & Dina Berger
Rabbi Tzvi & Darona Bernstein
Peretz & Kate Cik
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Dan & Debra Faizakoff
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Jason & Robin Fischel
Howard & Stephanie Fogel
Meryl & David Gordon
Shira & Ethan Green
Jeremy Hager
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
David & Lorraine Kweskin
J & R Licht
Susan Mark
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Jake & Janice Meyer
Nancy Zinbarg Mimoun
Mark & Nofie Rosovsky
Bob & Stephanie Sherman
Ronnie & Steven Sichel
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Ellen & Richard Weber
Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian
Joe & Lauren Zalis

Please reach out to Rabbi Cohen or Dan Faizakoff ( to learn more about the program, and how you can have a tremendous impact on Agudath Sholom's present and future, without needing to donate today. Thank you!
  • to Deborah Metviner on the passing of her father, Mickey Grogins
  • to Howard Kaplan on the passing of his mother, Hannah Kaplan
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 Shira and David Gilboa on the birth of a baby girl, Emilia Nessa/Chaya Nessa! Mazal tov to big brothers Joseph, Jacob, and Liam!
  • to Drs. Danielle and Steven Thau on the upcoming marriage of Francesca to Daniel Goldstein!
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 Joshua Rosenfeld
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Seudat Shlishit ShiurPirkei Avot, Chapter 3
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Marjory & Bob Abrams in honor of Marjory's mother, Rita Edelston's 90th birthday

Chapel Kiddush: Miriam & Gideon Pell to celebrate Eli, Judah and Nili Small on her 1st birthday

Sanctuary Kiddush: Rhonda Schaffer-Maron and Jeff Maron in honor of Jeff's father, Hon. Edward Maron's yahrzeit and Independence Day
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Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Tuesday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Wednesday-Thursday 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:20 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:17 PM
Candles Friday8:12 PM
WednesdayRosh Chodesh Tamuz
ThursdayRosh Chodesh Tamuz
Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Kurtz's Open Office HoursOpen Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Kurtz are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Moshe Kurtz
  • Monday, June 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
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Community Announcements
  • YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE 2022 IMMIGRANT HERITAGE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY AND GALA Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm at Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, Connecticut. Celebrate inductee Judith Altmann - Educator, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor. Keynote Address by Dr. Angelina Gadeliya - President of the Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut and University of Connecticut Assistant Professor of Piano Cocktails 5:30 pm followed by Dinner, Artistic Program, and Induction Celebration. Please RSVP by June 30, 2022 by visiting - $100 per person ($95 per person if reserving a table of 8)
  • 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
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  • 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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