Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

December 2, 2011Vayetzei

  7 Kislev 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

4:00pm

Candles

4:08pm

Mincha

4:13pm

Saturday

Hashkama

8:00am

Coffee & Commentary

8:45am

Main Sanctuary

9:00am

Women's Tefillah Group (Social Hall)

9:30am

Future Tots - Parent Led (Bridal Room)

10:30am

Tot Shabbat
(Library)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Chapel)

10:30am

Jr. Teen Chat (Simcha Hall)

 

10:30am

Shiur

10:30am

Daf Yomi

10:30am

Mincha

4:00pm

Shabbat Ends

5:08pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages




Shabbat Shalom 

Welcome all our New Members this Shabbat!


Join Elie Bercuson during the Sanctuary Kiddush to discuss Business Ethics based on this week's Business Weekly Update 


 

Join us for our event-packed December:

  • THIS SUNDAY-December 4, 10 am-CAS Bingo Orientation & Training-Come & help out, join the fun!
  • THIS SUNDAY-December 4, 7pm-Dr. Jay Harris Halacha Confronts Science:  The Case of the Chicken without a Heart
  • THIS TUESDAY -December 6, 7:45 pm-CAS Israel Advocacy Project meeting
  • NEXT SHABBAT-December 9-10-Sephardic Celebration Weekend with Rabbi Albert Gabbai-special Friday night dinner & Shabbat speeches
  • SUNDAY December 18, 4 pm-Reception, Book Signing, & Dinner with Senator Joseph Lieberma
  • THURSDAY December 22, 2 pm -Musical Chanukah Senior Tea
  • SUNDAY December 25, 4:30 pm-CAS Youth Family Chanukah Party

SIGN UP FOR ALL THE EVENTS @

www.cas-stamford.org 


 Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Rabbi David Walk for weekday classes Click Here for full Schedule!

 

Click here to hear Rabbi Cohen's podcasts

 

NEW! Rabbi Daniel Cohen - Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Sushi for the Soul: Torah Insights. First Wednesdays at Cafe Stam at the Stamford JCC starts Wednesday, December 7. Info: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

 

Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.- Bar Kochba:  The Revolt and the Disaster.

  

Don't miss it!  Lunch 'n' Learn Series

Study Jewish Ethics & Leadership

With the "3 Rabbis Panel:"

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi Andrew Sklarz, and

Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz

Each class held on Tuesday from noon-1:30 pm.

(replaces Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class)

December 13: Temple Sholom, Greenwich

January 24: Greenwich Reform Synagogue

                  
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Ben White, Ethan Green, Dr. Jay Jubas

Musaf 

Sandy Shapiro

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Impressions 

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk

Usher

Elisheva Kilner

Seudat Shlishit / Daf Yomi

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

Pam Ehrenkranz and Matt Greenberg in observance of the Yahrtzeit for Matt's father, Harry Greenberg, A"H and in memory of Matt's mother, Sheila Greenberg, who passed away a year ago this Shabbat.

 

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

The Men's Club for the New Member Shabbat, please enjoy hero's, cholent & more, and the Voytovich Family in honor of their daughter Leah's Bat Mitzvah.

Jr. Cong HEALTHY Kiddush by 

Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin in honor of Naomi Listokin's first Dvar Torah!

Seudat Shlishit by

The shul

  

Mazal Tov to...
  • The Voytovich  family in honor of their daughter Leah's Bat Mitzvah
  • We welcome our B'nai and B'not Mitzvah who are joining Rabbi & Diane Cohen for lunch.
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/8:30 am

Mon-Friday

6:30/7:30 am

Mincha

Sun-Thursday

4:15pm

Candles Friday

4:08 pm

 

 

CAS Upcoming Events

Next weekend!

Sephardic Celebration Weekend - December 9-10

with Rabbi Albert Gabbai

Click here to learn more & Ssgn up 

 Senator JOSEPH LIEBERMAN on

 The Gift of Rest:  Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath 

Book Signing, Reception, Dinner on December 18 - 4pm

Click here to learn more and sign up 

Join us for

a Musical Chanukah Senior Tea - December 22, 2pm

hosted by Rabbi Cohen

Click here to sign up 

Join us for 

Family Chanukah Spectacular

December 25, 5:15pm

 Family Fun, Magic, Prizes & More!

Click here to sign up 

 

CAS Adult Education

Our Adult Education Classes are underway!

See the complete schedule, by topic or day!

click - learn.cas-stamford.org

 

Rabbi Walk's Tuesday topic this week:  What did the Sages say about Mashiach?

 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen Classes on Tuesdays

  • Power of Prophets 8:15-9:00 am - Light breakfast served. 

 Mark your Calendar for two Adult Education Programs:

 

Sunday, December 4, 7pm - Professor Dr. Jay Harris,   Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education Harvard College, will speak on: Halacha Confronts Science:   The Case of the Chicken Without a HeartSponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Dr. Louis & Edith Scheinberg

 

Sephardic Weekend Celebration  Shabbat Weekend - December 9-10

Featuring Rabbi Albert Gabbai, the leader of Congregation Mikveh Israel, the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue in Philadelphia, the second oldest synagogue in the country, founded 1740. Rabbi Gabbai was born in Egypt of Sephardi Ancestry and travels and lectures throughout the word.  Explore the rich heritage of Sephardic tradition and the interface with American society. 

 

Friday Night Sumptuous Sephardic Dinner  - 5:45 PM (following Mincha, Kaballat Shabbat and Maariv - 4:13 PM).  Adults - $25 and Children (12 and under) $15

 

Rabbi Gabbai will address: Unusual and Interesting Sephardic Customs" Around Jewish Lifecycle Events.  Children's Programming during the lecture.

 

RSVP by December 6th -  Click here to sign-up for dinner

 

Shabbat morning sermon: The Rape of Dena: A Sephardic Interpretation (Services begin at 9:00 AM)  

Seudah Shlishit: When Worlds Collide: How Spanish Portuguese Jews Adapted Their Heritage to American Life (4:30 PM)

 
CAS Youth Department

DIDN'T GET THE SPECIAL YD EMAIL? YOU CAN READ THE FULL YOUTH BLAST 

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR EVENTS

YOU CAN SEE THE YOUTH CALENDAR

Check it out!

click - youth.cas-stamford.org

 

Coming Soon from the Youth Department

 

  •  Jr. Congregation - DOUBLE NEKUDOT & Nekudot Store will be open in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev!!
  •  This Shabbat come hear Jake Sigman read from the Torah and Naomi Listokin deliver a D'var Torah.

TEEN MINYAN SCHEDULE FOR NOV. AND DEC.  New and Improved!

Teen Round Table Schmooze with Breakfast - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 am (Barchu) on December 10 & 24

We are looking for sponsors for these Kiddushim!

 

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

 

DECEMBER 25-FAMILY CHANUKAH SPECTACULAR (see details above) - sign up on line!

 

Dec 25 - JR./ SR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip (details TBA)  Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton

January 14 5pm SHEMA UNDER THE STARS-Stay tuned for details! 

January 20-21 Jr Congregation Mini Shabbaton

  

DO YOU GET JOSH'S WEEKLY TEEN UPDATES?  If not, sign up by emailing Josh at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com!

 

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.  Make sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in our Youth Groups.  Make sure that your child enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CAS ANNUAL DINNER March 18
Calling all Pre-Teen, Teens and even a few adults.  Join the Rabbi's Clean Dream Team to enhance the decorum and dignity of our shul on Shabbat morning - For more info or to sign up, email Rabbi Cohen at rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org. 
KEEP IN TOUCH Rabbi Cohen would like to keep in touch with all our students who are studying in Israel for the year.  Please send your child's name, cell phone number and email address to  rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org
NEW MEMBER WELCOME SHABBAT join us December 3 for this event at CAS.  Please visit our website or click here to learn more about membership and join our synagogue or contact Dierdre in the shul office for more information. 
THE SISTERHOOD  is looking for someone to donate a working  laptop.  Please contact Dierdre in the office 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE is looking for someone to donate a working typewriter, please conact Dierdre in the office. 

BINGO needs volunteers for Monday night Bingo at CAS. There will be a bingo meeting on December 4th at 10am in the Social Hall, for those interested in volunteering.  For more info, contact the shul office, 203-358-2200.

Community Announcements
UJF SUPER SUNDAY- at the JCC, December 4, 2011.  Every Child makes a gift-9:30-3:00 pm, PJ Library Launch, 11-12 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm.  Chanukah Mitzvah Packages, 11-2:30 pm., and Hoop-a-thon, 10:30-11:30 am

JFS COLLEGE COUNSELING Early consultation for high school juniors and seniors with experienced JFS College Consultant. For fee and more information, contact Claire Friedlander 203-921-4161 X109 or cdfriedlan@aol.com. 

NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP-- Tuesdays 7:45 -8:45 pm through January 2012. Men and women seeking support while experiencing divorce will meet to discuss stresses with Melanie Rago in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee $5/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, previous evaluations review, 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.  WEDNESDAYS-4-5 pm. At the Atria in Stamford, 77 Third Street. Bi-monthly support group for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Info: Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 ormflaum@ctjfs.org. FRIDAYS -10:30 -11:30 AM. At the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Info: Eve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 ext. 122 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org.

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

BCDS FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL-FEBRUARY 11-24, 2012.
E-mail Bob Abrams if you might be interested Babrams@bcds.org

HAVDALAH & HOOPS STARTS JANUARY 21 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament  by the JCC & the Stamford Board of Rabbis. Saturday, January 21 - 6:30 p.m. Fathers & sons (grades 6 - 12) will split into 2 divisions if needed. Fee: $18 per participant, includes food & t-shirt. Trophies to the winners. Rosters must have 4 players, 3 players play at a time. Info: Mo Concepcion - 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

AIPAC SPEAKER, Altered States, Understanding the Strategic Threats to Israel in the New Middle East featuring Howard Kohr, AIPAC Executive Director, December 18th

6:15 PM at the Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road, Wesport, CT.  To RSVP, contact carolt@tcs-westport.org and more information about this event. 

STAMFORD DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS program is January 10 at the Palace Theater. All monies collected will go towards Stamford's Dollars for Scholars, and provide a tax-deductible charitable contribution. To donate and for more info: Sabrina Barocas at 203-536-1492

MACS BASKETBALL GAME  Alumni Day game Yeshiva University, Sunday December 18 at the Max Stern Athletic Center.  For further information visit

yu.edu/alumni/basketball

CAS Israel Action Project 

CAS Israel Advocacy Project 

Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday evening, December 6

at Agudath Sholom at 7:30 PM. 

Stay up to date at our new blog: cas-israel.blogspot.com/

 

Want to get involved?  Contact Norine Krasnogor, nk111@yahoo.com or Rabbi Daniel Cohen, rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

 

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org