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Friday, July 1, 2022

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
KorachJuly 2, 20223 Tamuz 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 Shema8:17 AM
Latest Shacharit9:51 AM
Code of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Havdalah9:12 PM
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you and your families are well and enjoying the beginning rays of summer. We arrived, thank God, safely in Israel and are looking forward to joining the Agudath Sholom participants in the journey of Body and Soul who arrive this coming week.

It is under the radar but the mitzvah of mezuzah is prominent in this week's Torah portion. Korach challenges Moshe whether a room full of Torah scrolls requires a mezuzah since the Torah itself contains the words in the mezuzah. Moshe argues that yes the room still requires one. The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that Torah study alone is not enough but the feelings of love and awe of God as symbolized by the mezuzah are required as well. In this spirit, I want to remind everyone of our Free Mezuzah Campaign. If you know someone new to the area or a neighbor or friend who lacks a mezuzah, let us know and we will provide a free one and home visit to post it.

Both Friday night minyanim will meet this Shabbat. The 10:30 AM shiur will not be meeting. Rabbi Kurtz will lead a study session on Pirkei Avot Chapter 4 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 next 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 beginning July 11 and a Mikvah educational event on July 18th "Girl Talk but Make it Torah". We will host Dr. David Bernstein virtually on Tisha B'Av. More info on all events at in the weeks ahead.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and happy July 4th weekend,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

CAS is our Sanctuary  click here to read Rabbi Cohen's message

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Korach with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftorah for Korach is read from The Haftorah is read from Samuel I 11:14-12:22
  • Haftarah for Korach - summary by - click here
  • Haftarah for Korach - 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!

Please note the CAS Office will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Annual Dinner  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.

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

Michael Feldstein News  click here

CAS and the Life & Legacy Initiative

CAS 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 CAS 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 CAS 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 CAS!

Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Michael & Debra Berg
Paul & Dina Berger
Rabbi Tzvi & Darona Bernstein
Drs. Judy & Jeff Cahn
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 CAS's present and future, without needing to donate today. Thank you!
  • to the Jelen Family on the passing of Judith Jelen. click here to view a recording of the funeral in Israel.
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 Stephanie & Bob Sherman on the engagement of their daughter Kate to Justin Diamond, son of Carol & Jeff Diamond of Scarsdale, NY
  • to Lorraine Hutzler on her engagement to James Marcus
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
Code of Jewish LawRabbi Yossi Kamman
Seudat Shlishit ShiurRabbi Moshe Kurtz: Pirkei Avot, Chapter 4
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Marjory & Bob Abrams in honor of Marjory's mother, Rita Edelston's 90th birthday

Chapel Kiddush: CAS

Sanctuary Kiddush: Anonymously in memory of
Ruth Chaya Bas Abraham
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CAS Announcements
  • HEBREW READING CRASH COURSE LEVEL ONE CAS joins with the National Jewish Outreach Program for a Virtual Crash Course in Hebrew. Begins Monday, July 11th, at 7:00pm EDT on Zoom. Designed for Jews who have little or no background in Hebrew, this class focuses on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills. Five weekly 60 minute sessions with an additional (optional) Q & A session at the end of each class. click here to register. You will receive required course materials and the class link the day before the class.
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Kurtz or
  • HEALING VISITS UPDATE : Every week, we include a note about our healing visits group. As a reminder, the group consists of volunteers who give of their time to call, email or visit people in our community who are in the hospital or in recuperation. If you like to join this Mitzvah mission, please contact Rabbi Cohen at
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Thursday 8:20 PM, Friday 7:00 PM/8:15 PM
Candles Friday8:10 PM
MondayIndependence Day
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  • 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
  • Rachel bat Gitel
  • Raizel bat Liba Golde
  • Sheina bat Ester
  • Shimshon ben Breva
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Yaakov Eli ben Sara Fruma
  • Yehudit bat Chaya Rochel
Community Announcements
  • PLEASE JOIN UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CHAPTER TWO on July 12th at 2pm for an informative and meditative program on "Wellness." The program will feature Dr. Joe Feuerstein, who will discuss his book The Cannabinoid Cookbook, which provides information and recipes on how using healing herbs and spices can improve your overall heath. And- Jackie Tepper of Neshama Yoga, will do a gentle meditative yoga practice (in chairs, or bring a mat to do floor yoga) perfect for middle agers as well as seniors. Sign up at Please consider bringing new school supplies for UJF's 3SQUARE children- suggested items are spiral notebooks, pens, crayons, pens, and markers). Light refreshments will be served. Chapter Two is for women in the empty nest stage of life and offers a great chance to meet new people in the community. Contact Sharon Franklin at for more information.
  • 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
  • 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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