Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

October 12, 2011Sukkot

15 Tishrei 5772

Sukkot Schedule

Wednesday night

Candle lighting

6:02pm

Mincha

6:07pm

Thursday

Chapel

7:30am

Sanctuary

8:45am

BabySitting/
Tot Shabbat

(Library)

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Sukkah)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Daf Yomi

5:20pm

Mincha

6:05pm

Candles

7:01pm

Friday

Chapel

7:30am

Sanctuary

8:45am

BabySitting/
Tot Shabbat

(Library)

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Sukkah)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Daf Yomi

5:20pm

Mincha

6:05pm

Candles

5:59pm

Saturday

Hashkama

7:45am

Main Sanctuary

8:45am

BabySitting/
Tot Shabbat

(Library)

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Sukkah)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Shiur

10:30am

Daf Yomi

5:00pm

Mincha

5:45pm

Shabbat Ends

6:57pm

CAS Quick Links

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Chag Sameach/Shabbat Shalom 

HAPPY SUKKOT

Rain in the Sukkah on the First Night -
Although during Sukkot one may eat inside in the event of rain, there is an obligation on the first night to do the utmost to make kiddush and eat in the Sukkah. We suggest following the Mishneh Brurah (639:35) that even though there are those who say you should wait until Chatzot (middle of the night), the prevalent custom is to wait one hour after the appropriate time (about 7:02 PM) and then say Kiddush in the sukkah and eat a k'zayit (piece of bread size of an olive), but do not make the blessing of Leishev B'sukkah.  Then finish the meal inside.  There are opinions about going out later if the rain stops and saying the bracha. 

Please remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin today.

 

Agudath Sholom Open Sukkah
We are pleased to invite the community to use our Sukkah, 301 Strawberry Hill Ave,  for the mitzvah during the holiday. Feel free to bring food and eat in our Sukkah. The hours are every day until 10 PM. Light will be on in the evening. 
For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen at 


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We have improved our website.

www.cas-stamford.org, you can:

Check all service times, including mincha

Sponsor the Annual Simchas Torah Lunch

Check the eruv status on-line-Check youth activities & much more

 


 

LIVING WATERS 2011-12

Four fun evenings in support of our Mikvah.  First evening is Saturday 10/29 at 8pm in the home of Steven & Elise Cohen, 5 Boxwood Drive.  Entertainment & refreshments. RSVP to 4evenings4mikvah@gmail.com or call Sharon at 203-569-7588. Space is limited.  Info on other evenings and details on how to support our Mikvah visit www.stamfordmikvah.org

 


 

 CAS / P2P ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Our goal is to supply 300+ bags 

Pick up a bag & shopping list Return to CAS by October 25

to help P2P  www.p2pdarien.org

info? Contact Claudia or Herbie Rimerman

 

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shalit family and Israel on the joyous news of the impending release of Gilad Shalit. G-d willing, we will see his return home very soon. 

  

Sukkot Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Sukkot Day 1-Daniel Jubas, Meir Attar

Sukkot Day 2-Seth Steinmetz, David Cohen

Shabbat-Avi Rosenbaum, Hyman Schaffer

Usher (Shabbat)

Roz Sherman

Shiur (Shabbat)

Dr. Hindy Najman: Reishit Darko - Contrasting Wisdom and Torah

 

 
Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund

Chapel Kiddush by 

Sponsors urgently needed, please see Irwin

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

  Sukkot Day 1-Rena & Tzvi Schwartz in honor of the birth of their daughter Jennifer Sarah

Sukkot Day 2-Tehilah & Cantor Arik Wollheim in celebration of the birth of their daughter Yehudit Ori

Seudat Shlishit by

the shul

Condolences to...
  • Rita Vogel on the passing of her husband, Charles
  • Naomi Rein on the passing of her father, Theodore
  • Liz Rosenbaum on the passing of her mother, Sylvia Bernstein
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

 

Mon-Wednesday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/ 8:30 am

 

Monday - Wednesday

6:20/7:30 am

Mincha

Sun-Tuesday

Wednesday

6:00 pm

5:56pm

 

Candles Wednesday

5:51 pm

 

 

Upcoming events

CAS SIMCHAS TORAH LUNCH

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

 a celebration for the whole congregation

Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition 

 

 

Note: All net cash proceeds will benefit the Kosher Food Pantry and extra food will be delivered to a local shelter

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF SUKKOT

at the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County (ours!) 

SUNDAY EVENING, October 16  5 pm - 7:30 pm

Dinner at 5:15 pm, Show at 6:15 pm

 

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of mystery with renowned magician Kenny B who has received rave reviews from all across the country. Followed by a delicious family friendly Italian style meat dinner. Vegetarian option available.

CAS Classes

Check out our 5772 Class Series!

Classes open to entire community and free of charge.

 

Click here to see the full CAS class list 

 

 

CAS Youth Department

 

So many exciting things are happening at the CASYD during Sukkot!  Be sure to read carefully - we don't want you to miss any of the fun!

 

Before I tell you about our wonderful programs, I wanted to share a special message with you (for parents and children) to ponder over Sukkot.  This message was brought to my attention by Morah Yonah, who who misses all of you.  Please watch the two videos (there are two.. look carefully)  at  http://www.daytodisconnect.com/index.php.  This is a VERY powerful video that we all need to seriously think about.  Sukkot is a very special time of year, especially Chol Hamoed which was traditionally time, set aside as family time.  Sukkot is the perfect time to take these messages to heart. 

 

On Thursday, Friday, and Shabbat there will be regular groups (in usual locations) from 10:30 through the end of davening.  In groups, our children will learn about the special tefillot of the chag, have the opportunity to make brachot on the Lulav and Etrog as well as have a snack in the shul Sukkah (weather permitting).  Of course, we will also have tons of fun games, stories and programs specially designed for the holiday.  

 

On Shabbat afternoon, Oct 15th (3:30-5:30) we will be hosting our annual Sukkah Hop; this year with a new and exciting twist.  As our kids begin the hop, they will be given a baggy and a Bingo card with different names of Brachot and foods.  As they hop from Sukkah to Sukkah they will collect foods of various brachot and at the last stop see if they can make a Bingo. This is an excellent opportunity for our children to learn about or refresh their brachot skills.  Our leaders will teach them the brachot and remind them of the laws of brachot.  What a great opportunity for fun and education!  Sometimes our kids learn most when they don't even know they are learning!  There is no charge for this event.

 

A special thank you to all of the families who are opening up their homes and Sukkahs to the community for this special event.  Their names are listed below.

 

Hop Schedule: 

 

IN ORDER TO SAVE SOME WALKING TIME FOR PARENTS OF THE OLDER 2 GROUPS BELOW, ANY CHILDREN WHO NEED TO BE WALKED TO THE REVONAH AREA FOR THE OLDER HOPS CAN MEET RABBI JEIGER AT THE SHUL SUKKAH AT 3:15 AND HE WILL WALK YOU OVER THERE.

  

  

1) Mini Minyan/ Tot Shabbat Sukkah Hop (through grade 1)- led by Parents +Jessica Kfare and Chaya Shochet
Meet at the shul Sukkah at 3:30 pm - 301 Strawberry Hill Ave
Stops along the hop:
a) Seligson -  67 Apple Tree Dr
b) Alexander -19 Boxwood Drive
c) Cohen - 5 Boxwood Drive
d) Sigman - 20 Pine Tree Drive - 5:30 pm

  

2) Jr. Congregation Hop (grades 2-6)- led by R. Walk & Mark Rocklin
Meet at the Attar Home at 3:30 pm - 196 5th Street
Stops along the hop:
a) Karsch - 60 Urban St.
b) Jubas - 27 Urban Street
c) R. Cohen - 15 Revonah Circle  - parent pick up 5:30 pm

  

3) Jr. Teen Hop (grades 7-8)- led by R. Jeiger
Meet at the corner of Revonah Circle and Revinah Ave. at 3:30 pm
Stops along the hop:
a) Meyers - 105 East Lane
b) Koehler - 286 West Lane
c) Israel - 50 Toilsome Brook Road
d) Neuhaus - 133 Revonah Ave
e) R. Cohen- 15 Revonah Circle - parent pick up 5:30 pm

 

 

 Coming Soon....
  • Teen Chol Hamoed Trip to HERSHEY PARK - Monday, Oct 17th, for Grades 9-12. Departing CAS at 8AM, returning 10PM! Click to sign up on the CAS Website before Sukkot and Save! 
  • YOUTH HAKAFOT w/ Jonathan Cahr  - Thursday Oct 20th 4-5:30 pm Light dinner will be served to all children attending
  • Jr. CONGREGATION HAKAFOT- During adult Hakafot - Thurs, Oct. 20th 7 pm - we will have a special shul youth Hakafa as well- special treats.....
  • TEEN MINYAN  Oct 22 9:30 AM - For 7-12 Grades in the social hall
  • Jr. TEEN ONEG  Oct. 22, location TBA
  • Jr. CONG. NIKKUDOT SALE - Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Oct 29th - bring all your nekudot!!!!
  • CRITTER CARAVAN- PARSHAT NOACH - SUNDAY OCT. 30th 10:30 - 12 PM - Meet and learn about tons of cool animals and enjoy special snacks and project.
  • TEEN MINYAN  Nov 5 9:30 AM - For 7-12 Grades in the social hall
  • TEEN MINYAN  Nov 19 9:30 AM - For 7-12 Grades in the social hall

 
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

 

Please check out our website for much more info on all of our special programs at youth.cas-stamford.org

 

Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
  

  


For all our Youth Department info please visit..  youth.cas-stamford.org

 
CAS Israel Action Project Notice

 

IAP UPDATE: OPPOSE PALESTINIAN BID at UN!  

WHY?

Severe Implications for Peace Process

  •  Peace Process Should Only be Through Direct Talks, Not Unilateral Actions
  •  President Obama has Publicly Rejected Unilateral Approach
  •  Will Not Change Situation on the Ground
  •  Could Increase Potential for Violence by Raising Unrealistic Expectations of the Palestinians
  •  Could Embolden Israel's Critics, Legitimize Those Seeking to Isolate Israel, Delegitimize the Jewish State and Encourage Boycotts
  •  Would Recognize a State That Has No Direct Control Over Its Borders & Does Not Yet Exist
  •  Would Elevate a Palestinian State's UN and World Status
  •  Would Offer Symbolic Support for a Palestinian State Along '67 Lines with East Jerusalem as its Capital
  •  Would Undermine UN Resolutions 242 & 338 and Camp David Accords
  •  PA President Abbas Stated He Will Never Recognize a Jewish State
  •   "     "              "   Accepted Partnership with Hamas, a Terrorist Organization

PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:

"I respectfully urge you to speak out in Congress, speeches, and op-eds against Palestinian unilateral statehood efforts at the UN. This poses a direct challenge to US interests and could have severe implications for the peace process."

Senator Lieberman: lieberman.senate.gov, Senator Blumenthal: blumenthal.senate.gov, Representative Himes: himes.house.gov 

{Click on "Email [Congress member]" on the website.}  
For more information contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen, rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org or Norine Krasnogor, nzk111@yahoo.com
CAS Announcements

PLEASE JOIN THE ANNUAL CAS HIGH HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Last year, the Stamford Jewish Community donated 12,000 lbs of food to Person-to-Person for this worthy cause. We collected 300 bags - help us exceed that amount this year as the need is greater. For 20 years, the drive helps the efforts of Person-to-Person, a worthy charity offering financial support, emergency food and clothing assistance, summer programs, and college scholarship aid - all to help families break the cycle of poverty. This year, the need is greater than ever. Pick up a bag and a shopping list in the CAS lobby, fill it with canned goods, pasta, etc. and return to CAS by October 25.   Info or questions?  Contact CAS Food Drive Chairs Claudia & Herbie Rimerman - 203 - 569 -9625.  Interested in contributing to P2P's other worthy programs? Click www.p2pdarien.org to learn more.

CAS DECORUM 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 enjoying themselves in the Simcha Room or Social Hall - not taking food to the stairways, outside, hallway, Chapel, or Sanctuary.

BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM-Matan program by Michal Smart for 6th grade girls begins late October. Contact Dierdre in the office for info.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER save the date for the Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner Dance, Sunday, March 18th.  

HOLD NOVEMBER 20 FOR ANNUAL CANTOR'S CONCERT This year, Cantor Wollheim will host Stephen Glass, music director of Cong. Sha'ar Hashomayim of Montreal, Canada. Details to follow.

OU SAFETY NOTE  The upcoming holiday season includes three 3-day periods in which stoves cannot be turned off. If you have a gas stove and leave it on, be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Based on recent incidents of CO poisoning, the OU advises: make sure your stove is well vented, your CO detector works, call the Fire Department if the alarm goes off, and use electric appliances instead of the gas stove. 

 

Community Announcements

Young Israel of Stamford invites the entire community to its first annual SIMCHAT BEIT HASHOEVAH Monday night, October 17.   Ma'ariv at 7:00 followed by live music featuring BASS DIN, Fairfield County's newest Jewish band. Men and women are invited. Refreshments will be available in the Louis Felder Memorial Sukkah. Contribution of $2 per peson with $10 maximum per family is appreciated.

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.

NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm until 11/22. Women seeking support while experiencing divorce meet to discuss stress with Melanie Rago in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee is $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. New JFS program. Services include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, family assessment, on-going 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. 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS WEDNESDAYS-4 -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. For more information, contact Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or email mflaum@ctjfs.org. FRIDAYS -10:30 -11:30 am. At the JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Info: Eve Moskowitz at 921-4161 ext. 122 or email emoskowitz@ctjfs.org

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 

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OCTOBER 23, 1-3pm. Info 203-275-8448 or info@jhsct.org or jhsct.org 

CARMEL ACADEMY - OCTOBER 30 Meet leaders, teachers and tour our classrooms. Lower School/Grade K-3 begins at 11am with free kids activities by PJ Library of Greenwich and JCC Greenwich showing Shalom Sesame. Upper School/Grade 4-8 begins at 2pm. There will be a science demonstration, children are encouraged to attend. Info: Joanne Karow, email Joanne.Karow@carmelacademy.com or 203-983-3503

WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL-NOVEMBER 2 For prospective 9th graders and transfer students on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm, at WHHS, 856 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10538. Light dinner served. RSVP: OpenHouse@whhsny.org or 914.698.0806 ext.308.

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