Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200  www.cas-stamford.org

November 5, 2011Lech-Lecha

8 Cheshvan 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Candles

5:29pm

Mincha

5:34pm

Saturday

Hashkama

8:00am

Coffee & Commentary

8:45am

Main Sanctuary

9:00am

Tot Shabbat
(Library)

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Chapel)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Jr. Teen Chat (Grades 6-8) (Social Hall) 

10:30am

Teen Minyan (Simcha Room)

Shiur

 

10:30am

10:30am

Daf Yomi

4:30pm

Mincha

5:15pm

Shabbat Ends

6:29pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages




Shabbat Shalom 
We have improved our website.

www.cas-stamford.org, you can:

Check all service times, including mincha

Check the eruv status on-line-Check youth 

activities & much more

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Join us next Shabbat morning, November 12th, as we honor our United States Veterans in honor of 

Veterans Day.

If you are a former member of the US Armed Services and will be attending services at 9 AM, please email

Dierdre Jacobs at djacobs@cas-stamford.org

Or call the office 203-358-2200

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Yom Kippur Appeal

Thank you to everyone who supported the Annual Yom Kippur Appeal. If you have not yet joined, please consider a donation to one of our most important fundraisers of the year. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Autumn is here. Don't forget to set your clocks back. Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 am.

 

The Cantor's concert will not take place on November 20th and is postponed to a future date.

 

GOOD LUCK to those running in the ING 2011 New York City Marathon this weekend: 

Steve Block, Mike Okun, Howard Goldstein, Hindy Najman James Smart and Andrew Bein. 

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KEEPING IN TOUCH...

Rabbi Cohen would like to keep in touch

with all of our students who are studying in 

Israel for the year.

Please send your Child's Name, Cell phone and Email Address to rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

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LIVING WATERS 2011-12

SUPPORT OUR NEW MIKVAH 

Save the date for the three other evenings:

 

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8pm

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7pm

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7pm

 

RSVP for one of the evenings

to 4evenings4mikvah@gmail.com or call Sharon at 203-569-7588. Space is limited. 

 

Living Waters 2011-12 Committee

Meg Haron, Sondra Mehl, Sharon Shavrick

(Chairs), Rochel Attar, Darona Bernstein, Diane Cohen, Elise Cohen, Lenore Fogel, Allison Greenbaum, Nechama Hordiner, Shara Israel, Maruja Ivri, Rachel Jubas, Yocheved Krimsky, Eve Nachman, Lean Shemtov, Malya Shmotkin, 

Janice Steinberg, Liba Steinmetz


SUPPORT OUR NEW MIKVAH

Join the Mayim League in Support of the Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah

Click here to learn about this important new fundraiser 


Matan Program Begins This Sunday

 

Due to the inclement weather, 

The Matan Bat Mitzvah program will hold its first session on 

 Sunday morning 

November 6, 2011-9:30-11:00 a.m. 

Sunday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Matan Program will meet will meet on succeeding Sundays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. as well 

 

The fee will be $175.00 for Congregation Agudath Sholom members and $250.00 for non-members.

 

Michal Smart will again be teaching the Matan program this year.

If you have questions about the program please contact either:

Michal Smart at 203-316-0233

michalsmart@sbcglobal.net

or

Rabbi Daniel Cohen at 203-358-2200

rabbicohen@agudathsholom.org

You can also stop by the Shul office and ask 

Dierdre Jacobs for registration information.

  

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers Mustaf

 Remy Neuhaus, Daniel Sichel

Sandy Shapiro

 

Usher

 

Elisheva Kilner

Coffee & Commentary

Eliezer J.D. Bercuson

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Shiur 

Seudat Shlishit

The Inner Avraham
Rabbi David Walk - Why  Brit?
Rabbi David Walk-Why Abraham?
Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

 Steven and Liba Steinmetz on the first yahrzeit of Steve's father,

Rabbi Sol Steinmetz

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

 Pamela and Richard Vogel in honor of their daughter Alexa's Bat Mitzvah

Jr. Cong/ Tot Shabbat Kiddush by

the shul

Seudat Shlishit by

 Veronica and Erwin Reich in honor of the Yahrzeit of Veronica's father, Nicholas Eckmann

  

Mazal Tov to...
  • Pamela & Richard Vogel in honor of their daughter Alexa's Bat Mitzvah   
  • Martin & Rita Edelston on being honored by th ADL
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

 

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/ 8:30 am

 

Monday - Friday

6:30/7:30 am

Mincha

Sun-Thursday

4:30pm

 

Candles Friday

4:22 pm

 

 

CAS Classes

Check out our 5772 Class Series!

Classes open to entire community and free of charge.

 

Sunday

Rabbi David Walk - Bible from the Beginning.  - 9:15 AM 

  

Rabbi Daniel Cohen - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM -

The Technology of Shabbat and Timely Halacha Highlights - November 13 & 20

  

7:45 AM -Join the worldwide study of a daily folio of

Talmud. Gain new wisdom and insights.

 

*The Daily Daf - Sundays at 7:45 AM

 

Monday

Rabbi David Walk- Bible from the Beginning 10:15 AM (BCDS)   

Ben Soifer - Hebrew Reading Crash Course.  7:30 PM

Learn to Read Hebrew.  Sponsored by the National

Jewish Outreach Program

 

*The Daily Daf - 7:00 AM

 

Rabbi David Walk Inyona D'Yoma - 8-9 PM   

  

Tuesday 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen -Power of the Prophets

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 

 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen -Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 

Rabbi David Walk - 7:30-8:20 PM. 

The Mystique of the Messiah: The Evolution of a

Dangerous Idea-Three Rabbis, Three Perspectives,

One Torah

 

Homework Happy Hour for Kids and Parents - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Great refreshments and learn with your friends.

 

*The Daily Daf - 7:00 AM

 

Wednesday

Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz and Rabbi Andrew Sklar- Greenwich/Agudath Sholom Connection.  Three Lunch and Learn sessions 12:00-1:30 PM on Wednesdays, November 23, December 14  and January 25.   Contact the synagogue at www.cas-stamford.org for exact locations.

 

*The Daily Daf - 7:00 AM

 

Thursday

Rabbi David Walk -Talmud Bavli - Masechet Makot - 8:30 PM

 

*The Daily Daf - 7:00 AM

 

Friday

Rabbi Daniel Cohen -The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:00 - 8:30 AM 

  

*The Daily Daf- 7:00 AM 

 

Shabbat

Rabbi David Walk - Coffee and Commentary-  8:45 AM 

 

Tzvi Bernstein and Guest Speakers - Shabbat mornings, 10:30 AM - Lomdus and Learning 

 

Bob Abrams - The Basics, Shabbat mornings 10 AM - 10:30 AM.  Learn it all - Customs and Traditions, Shabbat and Holidays, Torah and Prayer.

 

Daf Yomi during Seudah Shlishit - Join the worldwide study of a daily folio of the Talmud.  Gain new wisdon and insights.

 

How Would They Pasken: The Ethics Dilemma

Seudah Shlishit: Explore recent questions posed to the Ethicist and other current dilemmas and how Halacha

provides sources and direction for navigating the puzzling issues of today.  

 

 

Click here to see the full CAS class list 

 

 


CAS Youth Department

 

WELCOME TO CASYD ME!

Same Old Youth Department with a new twist just for ME!

REGISTER for Personalized Shabbat Groups today 

  •  All youth groups -Receive weekly emails from your leaders telling you what to expect on Shabbat morning
  •  Special for Jr. Congregation families

Communicate with your group leader to create an individualized Tefilah programs so you can know exactly what your child is learning

We will chart your child's progress throughout the year

Let us know that your child will be at groups so we can prepare specifically for them

Receive notifications of upcoming events, a special kiddush and fun programs at the Youth Department

Visit the Youth Group on our website www.cas.org

for more information and events!

 

Shabbat Morning

TEEN MINYAN SCHEDULE FOR NOV. - new and improved!

Teen Round Table Schmooze with Breakfast - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 AM (Barchu)

Nov 5

Nov 19

SR. TEEN ONEG FRIDAY NIGHT NOV.18

JR. TEEN ONEG SHABBOS AFTERNOON NOV. 19

 

9th/10th Grade NCSY SHACK (sold out)

 

 

Amazing retreat in the Berkshires, Dec. 2-4 with Jewish Teens from ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND! Sports, great food, AWESOME ADVISORS, an uplifting shabbat experience, and marshmallows over a campfire in the Inn's living room to the sound of the guitar! Just $139!

GET ON THE WAIT LIST AT MYNCSY.COM

 

 

PAINTBALLING TRIPS!!! Tues. Nov. 8, Grades 6-8 are going, and Sun Nov. 20,

Grades 9-12 are going to Yankee Paintball in Oxford for a day of crazy fun! We depart CAS at 11AM and return 5PM. Price - CAS Members $45, non-members $55, must pay in advance. (Can pay online.)

 

Special thank you to Adina Passy and Danielle Wolfe for volunteering at the Critter Caravan event this past Sunday.  Thank you for making this event such a great success!  See pictures on the shul facebook site.

 

Sat. night, Nov 19th - Supermarket Sweep followed by Movie and Kids Dinner at CAS... more info to follow shortly

 

Anyone who missed the nekudot sale last week due to the weather can see Rabbi Jeiger this week to redeem their Nekudot; or feel free to save them for bigger prizes next Rosh Chodesh.

 

 

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, please email me at rabbijeiger@hotmail.com

Shabbat Shalom!

 

Rabbi Jeiger

 

For all our Youth Department info please visit..  

 

CAS Announcements

CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In Shul or In Groups."  Please help us maintain decorum by making sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in one of our youth groups.  During Kiddush, please make sure that your child is enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall - not taking food to the stairways, outside, hallway, Chapel, or Sanctuary.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER CAS Annual Dinner Dance, Sunday, March 18th.  

CAS ADULT EDUCATION EVENTS - SAVE THESE DATES! Sunday, December 4, 7pm - Dr. Jay Harris, Professor, Harvard University - Halacha Confronts Science and Shabbat, December 9-10 - Sephardic Weekend Celebration with Rabbi Albert Gabbai,

Calling all Pre-Teen, Teens and even a few adults   Join the Rabbi's Clean Dream Team to enhance the decor and dignity of our shul on Shabbat morning - For more info or to sign up, email Rabbi Cohen at rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org.  

JOIN US Sunday December 4, at 7:00 pm for Dr. Jay Harris, Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education Harvard College, Halacha Confronts Science: The Case of the Chicken Without a Heart, sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Louis and Edith Scheinberg here at CAS

CAS Announcements

CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In Shul or In Groups."  Please help us maintain decorum by making sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in one of our youth groups.  During Kiddush, please make sure that your child is enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall - not taking food to the stairways, outside, hallway, Chapel, or Sanctuary.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER CAS Annual Dinner Dance, Sunday, March 18th.  

CAS ADULT EDUCATION EVENTS - SAVE THESE DATES! Halacha Confronts Science and Shabbat, December 9-10 - Sephardic Weekend Celebration with Rabbi Albert Gabbai,

Calling all Pre-Teen, Teens and even a few adults   Join the Rabbi's Clean Dream Team to enhance the decor and dignity of our shul on Shabbat morning - For more info or to sign up, email Rabbi Cohen at rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

JOIN US Sunday December 4, at 7:00 pm for Dr. Jay Harris, Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education Harvard College, Halacha Confronts Science: The Case of the Chicken Without a Heart, sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Louis and Edith Scheinberg here at CAS


CAS Announcements

CAS IAP (ISRAEL ADVOCACY PROJECT) ACTION ALERT

 

"CT LAWYERS FOR ISRAEL"

 

SPEAKERS: 

Shlomi Kofman, Deputy Consul General, Israel Consulate, New York, 

Stephen R. Greenwald; President, American Association of 

Jewish Lawyers & Jurists

         

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Robinson & Cole, 1055 Washington Blvd., 10th Floor, Stamford, CT 

MUST RSVP:  By Wednesday, November 9th

(Parking Available)

  

'Palestine' was voted in as a member of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) - the first UN agency to bestow full membership upon the not-yet defined 'Palestine'.

As a result of the vote, the United States, as required by law passed during the Clinton Administration, will cut off some $70 million in funding to UNESCO, or more than 20% of its annual budget.

Some members of CAS have already joined the protest to UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova. If you have not signed the petition, we urge you to do so and to forward to your family and friends, http://www.wiesenthal.com

 

ADL: Advocating for Israel in Changing Times: Countering the Assault on Israel's Legitimacy

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011, select Jewish community leaders and Israel advocates from around the state will join together for this unique opportunity to address with ADL, along with our statewide JCRC's and Federations, the new threats facing Israel in today's world. 

The training will take place from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the JCC of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge.  Pre-registration is required and there is an $18 fee per person that will include materials and kosher dinner.  Please contact Randi Pincus at rpincus@adl.org or (203) 288-6500, ext. 317 for more information and  Registration .

 

For more information about CAS Israel Advocacy contact Norine...or Rabbi Cohen

 

Next IAP Meeting will be Tuesday evening, December 4th at 7:30 PM at CAS. 
 
Community Announcements

Jewish Arts and Film Festival 

We are thrilled to be commemorating our 10th Anniversary year! We invite you to join us as we celebrate with a reception prior to Opening Night's film.

7:30 p.m. at the State Theater, Stamford 

For this important anniversary year, we have an incredible line-up of Jewish cultural offerings. From Joshua Nelson, "The Prince of Kosher Gospel" to the long awaited theatrical performance of DAI (enough). From an opportunity for you and/or your family to create your own piece of art, an heirloom menorah, guided by the master hand of renowned artist and sculptor, Gary Rosenthal to a Sports Night where you will enjoy hot dogs, popcorn and beer with three sports authors, among them, Robert Lipsyte. From the comedic work of Avi Liberman to the insightful words of NBS news correspondent, Martin Fletcher - not to mention, the most poignant and entertaining films of the Jewish art world. There is something for everyone and then some!

In addition to the amazing schedule of offerings, we have a brand new website! Check us out at www.jewishartsandfilm.org for complete details of our 16-day festival of Jewish cultural arts.

You can also "like" us on facebook and follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to purchase your festival pass and it's never too late to become a sponsor

Please note, there are two typos in the brochure. The 7:00 p.m. showing of Restoration on Sunday, October 30 will be held at The Garden Cinema in Norwalk . The 7:30 p.m. showing of A Jewish Girl in Shanghai on Wednesday, November 3 will be held at The State Cinema in Stamford.

 

TAPESTRY

A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning, Saturday Night, November 19 at 6:45 pm

at the Jewish Community Center

Join over 250 people in a mega community event of learning and socializing. Choose from over 25 sessions on Jewish ethics, philosophy, history, theology, literature, Talmud, parenting, cooking, meditation, yoga, and more.

A few of this year's Tapestry Classes...

  • Talking to Children About God"
  • "The Chosen: Blessing or Curse"
  • "Is Business just Business? The Jewish Ethics of Making Money"
  • "Why Didn't Yosef Phone Home?"
  • "How to Save A Life: Organ Donation and Jewish Law"
  • "The Midrash of Serach Bat Asher"
  • "Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin - A Review"
  • "Exploring Cuba: Its Once and Future Jews"
  • "Must Children Say Kaddish for Abusive Parents?"
  • "Israeli Music Video: A Glimpse into Israeli Culture and Politics"
  • "Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living"
  • "Jesus in the Talmud
  • "Creating Jewish Harmony: When You March To Different Drummers - A Panel Discussion"
  • "Neshama Yoga"

For a full list of classes go to Click here

* 6:45 pm - Registration and Havdalah

* 7:30 pm - Session One, with approximately 15 workshops

* 8:35 pm - Session Two, with approximately 15 workshops

* 9:30 pm - Dessert Reception

This program is generously supported by the Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation

in memory of Morton R. Shapiro.

For more information, contact Elise Passy at 203.321.1373 x114 or elise@ujf.org.

To register on-line  Click here

                    

JFS COLLEGE COUNSELING  Fall is the time to begin the college admission process. Early consultation for high school juniors and seniors with experienced JFS College Consultant.  For fee and info, contact Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant at 203-921-4161 X109 or cdfriedlan@aol.com.

JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm until 11/22. Women seeking support while experiencing divorce meet to discuss stresses with Melanie Rago in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11.  $20/person/session. Info? Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or mrago24@gmail.com

"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons.   Services include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, family assessment, on-going support, and medication management. Treatment by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement. Info:  Eve Moskowitz at 

203-921-4161 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS.  Open to those coping with the loss of a loved one.WEDNESDAYS-4 to 5 pm. At the Atria in Stamford, 77 Third Street in Stamford. Bi-monthly support group open to those coping with the loss of a loved one. Info: Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or mflaum@ctjfs.org.  FRIDAYS -10:30 -11:30 AM. Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  Info:  Eve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 ext. 122 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org

UJF SUPER SUNDAY - Hold the date!  Sunday December 4

NEW! CAF´┐Ż STAM at the JCC The Vaad Hakashrus of Fairfield County is thrilled to announce that Avi Abikzer and Genadeen Caterers opened Cafe Stam (milk/pareve). Please come visit us at CAFE STAM in the JCC for selections. Our phone number is 203-329-6626.

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE'S 2011 DANIEL R. GINSBERG HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECEPTION Wednesday, November 9 

BCDS FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL-FEBRUARY 11-24, 2012. Contact Bob Abrams at or babrams@bcds.org. 203-329-2186 ext. 1311 

THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY of Lower Fairfield County presents  terrific  monthly programs  for all ages! Free to the community. Many  of our congregants  are members.

DANI SHAPIRO author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion will be speaking at the JCC on Dec, 7th, at 7:30pm Dani's lecture will be followed by a book signing. Register online at stamfordjcc.org or purchase tickets at the JCC front desk. For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203-322-6541.

 

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

BI -CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL- NOVEMBER 6 Early Childhood and Grades 1 - 8. Be part of our Family and Join our Success! Sunday, November 6. 10:00 a.m. Babysitting Available R.S.V.P. - admissions@bcds.org. For more information, please call Bob Abrams at 203-329-2186 ext. 1311

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org