Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

December 24, 2011Miketz

28 Kislev 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Candles

4:12pm

Mincha

4:17pm

Saturday

 

Coffee & Commentary

8:30am

Main Sanctuary

8:45am

 

 

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)

Teem Minyan 

 

10:30am

9:45 am

Mincha

4:00pm

Daf Yomi

4:25pm

Shabbat Ends

5:12pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages



Shabbat Shalom 

 HAPPY CHANUKAH!

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH US!

  • SUNDAY December 25, 5:15 pm-CAS Youth Family Chanukah Party

SIGN UP FOR ALL THE EVENTS @

www.cas-stamford.org 


Have you seen them?

Amazing selection of Chanukah gifts at 
Sylvia's, the Sisterhood Gift Shop



Rabbi David Walk's Classes will resume after the holiday

Rabbi Walk will have Sunday Class at 9:15

Rabbi Cohen's Classes will resume January 6, 2012

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Yakar Shabbat

Friday & Saturday January 6-7

with Rabbi Noah Cheses, Sarah Cheses, Prof. Paul Franks, and Prof. Hindy Najman

 

Friday Night , January 6 :

Carlebach Style Davening , 4:27 PM in the Chapel

 

Shabbat morning: January 7

Minyanim at 8 AM and 8:45 AM 

Breakfast Kiddush at 10:00 AM

Learning Sessions at 10:30 AM

 

Professor Najman - "When Did Prophecy End?
From Galut (Exile) to Hitgalut (Revelation)"

 

Professor Franks -  Franz Rosenzweig and the Renewal of Judaism: Lessons for Today from Weimar Germany"

 

Rabbi Noah Cheses: "Recasting the Religious Zionist Agenda in 2012"   

Sarah Cheses: "The Meaning and Mystery of the Mikvah"

 

Musaf at 11:15 AM 

Shabbat Mincha - 4:05 PM

Seudah Shlishit-  Rabbi Noah Cheses, "Transitioning from Genesis to Exodus: The Beginnings of Jewish Peoplehood"

 

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Judd Love, Ben White, Seth Steinmetz, Jay Jubas Ben Soifer, 

 Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cahn 

Musaf 

Cantor Arik Wollheim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Walking in Two Worlds  

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk

Usher

Rosalyn Sherman

Seudat Shlishit / Maftir Chanukah

Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cahn

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

Miriam  & Joe Gelb in honor of their granddaughter, Jillian Rutstein, on her Bat Mitzvah.  In memory of Gloria Green's beloved father on his 18th yahrtzeit,the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

 

Chanukah Kiddush by

 Fannie Stevens commemorating the first Yahrzeit of her husband, Daniel Stevens; Dr. Alfred and Royce Wolfsohn commemorating the Yahrzeit of his father, George Wolfsohn; and Benjamin and Liat Karsch in honor of their wedding anniversary.

 

Seudat Shlishit by

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Kiddush by

  Jeff & Judy Cahn in honor of Chaya Shochet's completion of her master's degree in education and Judy's successful dissertation defense and completion of her doctorate in education at Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School.

 

  Ken and Marguerite Neuhaus in honor or Tany and Remy's Half Birthday

 

Mazal Tov to...
  • Dr. Judy Cahn for successfully defending her doctoral thesis in completion of her EdD degree from  Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School, & to Chaya Cahn Shochet for successfully completing her master's degree from Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School.
  • Irwin Niedober and Jean Niedober on the engagement of their son Elie Niedober to Jessica Kfare, daughter of Sherry & Bennet Kfare.  
Condolences to...
  •  Barbara Novak, on the passing of her mother Pearl Bernstein
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/8:30 am

Mon

Tues - Friday

7:00/8:30 am

 6:30/7:30 am 

Mincha

Sun-Thursday

4:15pm

Candles Friday

4:16 pm

 

 

CAS Upcoming Events

CAS YOUTH!

Have you signed up for our new

SUNDAY MORNING CLUBS ?

6 week session starts January 8 

Click here to sign up 

 

Join as we create an inspiring Shabbat with song and study, following the model of the Yakar synagogue in Jerusalem

Yakar Shabbat January 6-7

 Featuring 

Sarah & Rabbi Noah Cheses

 the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple at Yale University 

Professor Paul Franks

Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies at Yale University 

Professor Hindy Najman

Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University  

 

details to come! 

Parents of children up to age 6...join us for.. 

Shema Under The Stars

January 14, 6pm

 Snacks, art project & Kumsitz with Bobby Doowah!

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

 

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

 

LATE BREAKING NEWS! SUNDAY MORNING GROUP SIGNUP IS OPEN! CLICK HERE NOW! 

 

ANNOUNCING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHALOM YOUTH DEPARTMENT

SHABBATON! January 20-21

To Sign up and for more information on Shabbaton Click here! 

  

THIS SHABBAT torah reader is GILAD KARSCH and dvar torah will be given by  SHALHEVET COHEN!

 

TEEN MINYAN - New and Improved!

Jr. Teen Chat (6-8) Simcha Room - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 AM (Barchu)

Jan 7, Jan 28

We are looking for sponsors for these Kiddushim!

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW TEEN MINYAN SIGN UP PAGE @youth.cas-stamford.org/teenminyan

 

Coming Soon....

  • Dec 27-Jan 1 SR. TEENS Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton at the Stamford Hilton!  For more details, contact Josh Munk at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com!
  • May 18-19, 2012: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN  "JEWISH JORDAN" , more info to follow!

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

 Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 11

Please sign up to lain or sponsor kiddushim online at Click here to sign up to participate or sponsor teen minyan!

 

Shabbat Shalom!

 

Rabbi Jeiger

 

For all our Youth Department info please visit..  

 

CAS Announcements
DID YOU HEAR? We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need.   If you know of someone is who is ill, please reach out to Rabbi Cohen via email rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org or phone, alerting our clergy and Chesed committee to offer comfort and assistance. Together, we can insure CAS's role as a community of caring. Thank you very much!
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. 
THE SISTERHOOD  is looking for someone to donate a working  laptop.  Please contact Dierdre in the office 

THANK YOU- to Sam Goldstein & Mitchell Bell & volunteers for coordination the Lieberman Event and all your hard work with the Pacific House Homeless Dinner. 

CAS Sisterhood News 

 Sisterhood Book Club

We are excited to announce 2 new books for reading with  our Book Club in 2012 

The first is : 
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SHARKSKIN SUIT   by Lucette Lagnado

The second will be:
SUBMISSION  by Amy Waldman
(Reading in April) 

For more information contact Diane Cohen at 
dndcohen@sbcglobal.net
We will meet at Dinah Miller's home-154 Pepper Ridge #5

January 29 at 11:00 am 

Free for Sisterhood Members

$10 for Non Members

$18 for Annual membership


We hope you can join in the fun! 

 


Sisterhood Gift Shop "SYLVIA'S"

COME SEE OUR GORGEOUS NEWLY STOCKED ITEMS FOR CHANUKAH - GIFTS 

Sunday, 12/25 5 - 8 pm

Tuesday, 12/27 2 - 4 pm

Wednesday, 12/28  1 - 3 pm

Thursday, 12/29  2 - 4 pm

 

 

Stamford Mikvah

 

Have you joined the Mayim League yet?

 

During this season of light and rededication, take a moment and support our community's Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah by joining the Mayim League 2011-12.  With your dedication and support, the mikvah will be a source of renewal and rejuvenation to sustain and enrich our community.

 

Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:

Bronze $250 | Silver $500* | Gold $1,000* | Platinum $1,800*

* Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or for a designated person.

 

To donate, click here!

Community Announcements

JFS LET'S TALK-Tuesdays from January 3 to March 27 - 1 to 2pm  

Anthony Silver, M.S. trained in marriage and family therapy from Jewish Family Service, will facilitate a small discussion group on topics of interest to seniors. Come and express issues and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. Co-sponsored with the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave, Westport.  Info:  Anthony Silver at 203-921-4161 X213 or asilver@ctjfs.org
JFSVETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP- beginning in January 2012. Open to those who have served in the military. Topics to be covered: transitioning back into civilian life, re-building relationships and overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder.  Info:  Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or mrago24@gmail.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 is $5 / 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 will include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, assessment, support, and medication management. Treatment is provided by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement.  Info:  Eve Moskowitz, at 203-921-4161 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org. 

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.

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.

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org