Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200

November 19, 2011Chaye Sarah

  22 Cheshvan 5772

Shabbat Schedule


Song of Songs









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots - Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (near Elevator)


Teen Chat Minyan(Simcha Room)






Daf Yomi


Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom 
Carlebach Light Kabbalat Shabbat this week

Welcome the Harmonia Singers

Harry Askenazi, David Ross, James Baylis, Nathan Rosenberg, David Lipsitz and David Droz, who will perform in honor of Jared Yaghoubian's Bar Mitzvah

We have improved our website., you can:

Check all service times, including mincha

Check the eruv status on-line

Check youth activities 

Check out our new twitter feed - right on our home page 

where you can now follow us on Twitter!


 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:


Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.-What did the Sages say about Mashiach?  


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.

November 22 : CAS (replaces Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class)

December 13: Temple Sholom, Greenwich

January 24: Greenwich Reform Synagogue

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.



Save the date for the three upcoming 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 or call Sharon at 203-569-7588. Space is limited. 


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

Click here to learn about this important new fundraiser 





Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Jake Goldstein, Jared Yaghoubian


Jared Yaghoubian


Jared Yaghoubian

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Who Packed Yitzchak's Parachute?

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk


 Roz Mangot

Seudat Shlishit / Daf Yomi

Rabbi Avi Narrow-Tilonsky - Selling and Stealing: From Me'arat Hamachpela to Today 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

Flora and Carl Kaufman in honor of their wedding anniversary; Shelly Eddie Senker in honor of David Singer's retirement as Director of Research of the The American Jewish Committee; and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

The Yaghoubian Family in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deren Hakohen alav hashalom


Sanctuary Kiddush by 

 The Yaghoubian Family in honor of Jared's Bar Mitzvah



Jr. Cong/ Tot Shabbat Kiddush by

Rabbi & Mrs. Jeiger in honor of all our Jr. Cong. Torah Readers.. we are so proud of you!

Teen Minyan Kiddush by

Goldstein Family in honor of Jake and Rebecca's Bar/ Bat Mitzvah anniversaries

Seudat Shlishit by

The shul


Mazal Tov to...
  •  The Yaghoubian Family on Jared's Bar Mitzvah.
  • Denise and Dr. Alex (Sasha) Rafaeloff on the birth of their son.
  • David Singer on his retirement as the Director of Research for 39 years at The Jewish American Committee
Condolences to...
  •  Sheila Jay and Tanya Swidler, on the passing of their mother Lorraine Glazer
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am



7:00 am


Sunday & Thursday

7:15/ 8:30 am




6:30/7:30 am


6:30 am & 8:30 am





Candles Friday

4:11 pm




BIG Birthday Parties Small Birthday Parties

BIG Anniversaries Small Anniversaries

BIG Bar Mitzvahs Small Bar Mitzvahs

BIG Bat Mitzvahs Small Bat Mitzvahs

For more information

Call 203-358-2200

CAS Adult Education

Our Adult Education Classes are underway!

See the complete schedule, by topic or day!

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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. 
  • Parsha Prospectives and Paradigms 12:00-12:45 pm


 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 Heart.  

    Sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Dr. Louis & Edith Scheinberg

  • Shabbat, December 8/9  - Rabbi Albert Gabbai - Sephardic Weekend Celebration 

    Save the Date - Sephardic Weekend Celebration Shabbat December 9-10 at CAS

The Shabbat Program will include a dinner Friday night!  Registration information and more details in next weeks Shabbat bulletin!  Explore the rich heritage of Sepharic tradition, Torah and the inteface with American society.


CAS Youth Department




Check it out!

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Coming Soon from the Youth Department


FRIDAY NIGHT Sr. Teen Sushi Party Oneg!!!! Joint Oneg Party with CAS and YI, Friday Night, Nov. 18 at the Young Israel youth house, 69 Oaklawn Ave. Starts at 8:30 - Come for chop sticks, chillin, sushi, and singin'!


December 3:   B'NAI/B'NOT MITZVAH SHABBAT LUNCHEON- Becoming a Bar & Bat Mitzvah this year? Special minyan, kiddush, & lunch with Rabbi & Diane Cohen

Click here to sign up!


December 3: Nekudot Store open for Rosh Chodesh Kislev!!



Teen Round Table Schmooze with Breakfast - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 AM (Barchu) on Nov 19, Dec. 10 & December 24


Sr. TEEN PAINTBALLING TRIP!!! 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.) Click Here to Sign up for Sr. Teen Paintball


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! 



Dec 25 - JR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip (details TBA)

Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton 



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

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.
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 
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
MENS CLUB next scheduled meeting of the CAS-Men's Club will be on Sunday morning, Nov 20 at 9:15am.  Topics for discussion include; voting on wicker chairs, nominations for President, and other officers, decision to be made for 12/31 event, collection for our Troops in Afghanistan project information,  progress on the X-Mas dinner, awning report and information regarding upcoming speakers.  Bagel & lox breakfast included for all coming to the meeting! 
BNAI MITZVAH LUNCHEON B'nai and B'not Mitzvah please join us on December 3rd beginning at 10:30 AM am at CAS where the B'nai Mitzvah are invited to join the Jr. Teen Chat followed by kiddush. After Shul we will be walking together to Rabbi Cohen's home for lunch and an oneg Shabbat led by our Youth Director, Rabbi Jeiger. The B'nai Mitzvah Luncheon is a special chance to spend time with Rabbi Cohen and Diane, build a connection with other B'nai Mitzvah in the community, and enjoy the learning and spirit of Shabbat.  
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. 
WOMEN TEFILAH GROUP, December 3, 2011 for more information please contact Ronnie Sichel at or Sandy Weiner at
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


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

To register on-line  Click here


JFS LIVING IN THE TREE OF LIFE: KABBALAH, HEALING & TRANSFORMATION - Tuesdays 7:30 pm, December 6, January 3, February 7 Learn more about the nature of the four worlds and how to improve our lives by a greater understanding. Open to the Public. Join Dr. Mitchell Flaum, JFS Family Life Education Coordinator, for first workshop on Tuesday evening, November 15th at 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk. RSVP to Suggested donation $36.

NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm until 11/22. 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 is $20 per person per session. Info Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or

"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 203-921-4161or

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS-4 to 5 pm. At the Atria in Stamford, 77 Third Street.  A bi-monthly support group open to those coping with the loss of a loved one. Info: Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or 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

SAVE THE DATE 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

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 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.  Contact Bob Abrams at babrams  203-329-2186  ext. 1311

THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY of Lower Fairfield County presents  "JEWISH CONNECTICUT", Sunday, November 20 - 10 AM (coffee and... at 9:30) JCC Panel discussion about Jewish life in Connecticut from Colonial times to the present.  Irwin Miller, JHS Historian; Dr. Betty N. Hoffman, anthropologist and researcher, and CT Superior Court Judge Henry Cohn.  The moderator will be Linda Baulsir.  The community is invited. For further information or to leave a message, please call 203-329- 0452.

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

THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE is running in the Chase Community Giving contest   Please help us win and show your support for children with special needs, their amazing families and of course for the pride of our community, the dedicated teen volunteers. The contest ends on November 22ndVoting is 3 easy steps!  Sign into Facebook , go to , click Vote and Share!

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:

 This week's Action Alert includes: 

    • Speak to Sarkozy
    • CT Lawyers for Israel Meeting
    • Unesco Update 

Action Alert: 


Tell Sarkozy that you Stand With Israel As you've no doubt read, France's President Nicholas Sarkozy was overheard telling President Obama that he "cannot stand" Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and that he believes the Israeli leader is a "liar." While national leaders do not always get along, these are unusually strong words. And they are deeply disturbing. Furthermore, these words raise the troubling possibility that President Sarkozy's personal animus has influenced French policy. In September, Prime Minister Netanyahu made a powerful defense of his nation and direct negotiations before the United Nations. Yet earlier this month, France ignored Netanyahu's plea and voted to admit "Palestine" as a full member of UNESCO. Could it be that the French dismissed Israel's powerful argument as lies? As Americans, we have no say in French policy. But France has an Ambassador here in Washington who is tasked with sharing American views with his government in Paris. Let's help him do his job! Click here to tell France's Ambassador that you stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel! (Click Here) We stand with Israel. And we stand with Israel's democratically elected Prime Minister. As far as we're concerned, Prime Minister Netanyahu is one of the very few people telling the truth about Israel and the Middle East today. 


Want to get involved?  Contact Norine Krasnogor, or Rabbi Daniel Cohen,



Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323