Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

December 9, 2011Vayishlach

  14 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

Teen Minyan (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

Mincha

4:00pm

Daf Yomi

4:25pm

Shabbat Ends

5:08pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages




Shabbat Shalom 

Welcome Rabbi Albert Gabbai & his fianc´┐Ż Chana Lane

to lead our Sephardic Celebration Weekend


Welcome the members of Yismichu Jeremy Wernick, Eitan Ross, Jordan Barth, Aaron Barth, Alisa Schnitzer, Yael Herskovits, Miriam Khukhashvili, &Margalit Salig
Welcome new CAS members, Gregory &  Jennifer Fuchs and their children - Noah, Benji, Justin, Travis
NEW! Israel Advocacy Project- Kiddush Conversation Table following Shabbat morning services. Please visit the table, hosted by Norine Krasnagor, the IAP chairperson, to learn more about Israel advocacy following the Sanctuary Services Welcome all our New Members this Shabbat!

 

Join us for our event-packed December:

  • SUNDAY December 18, 4 pm-Reception, Book Signing, & Dinner with Senator Joseph Lieberman
  • 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

 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen - Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Sushi for the Soul: Torah Insights.  Cafe Stam at the Stamford JCC December 14. Info: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

 

Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.- Messiah & Maimonides.

  

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 

Simcha Rubin, Naftali Rosenberg

Musaf 

Sandy Shapiro

Rabbi Albert Gabbai

The Rape of Dena: A Sephardic Interpretation 

Coffee & Commentary

Aaron Bath

Usher

Gary Weitz

Seudat Shlishit - Rabbi Albert Gabbai

When Worlds Collide: How Spanish Portuguese Jews Adapted Their Heritage to American Life

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

Albert & Ana Lilienfeld

 

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

Genadeen Caterers in honor of Rabbi Albert Gabbai joining us for our Sephardic Weekend Celebration

 

Seudat Shlishit by

The shul

  

Mazal Tov to...
  • Fran Schaff and her son Ethan who are traveling to Jerusalem for the ceremony at Yad Vashem, awarding the title of Righteous Among the Nations to Wojciech Woloszczuk for help rendered to Jews during the Holocaust at risk of his life. Mr. Woloszczuk hid Fran from the Nazis during the war
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

4:09 pm

 

 

CAS Upcoming Events

 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 

 

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

 

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. 

 

 

THIS WEEKEND 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  - Dinner is closed.  After dinner, Rabbi Gabbai will address: Unusual and Interesting Sephardic Customs" Around Jewish Lifecycle Events.  Children's Programming during the lecture.

 

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

 

THIS SHABBAT -Josh Wohlberg read from the Torah and Leeba Zucker deliver a D'var Torah.

TEEN MINYAN - New and Improved!

Teen Round Table Schmooze with Breakfast - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 AM (Barchu)

 Dec. 10, Dec. 24, Jan 7, Jan 28

We are looking for sponsors for these Kiddushim!

Dec. 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm Jr. Oneg at the Neuhaus Home, 133 Revonah Avenue (6-8 grade)

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

 

We welcome Yismichu -

The Yismichu program was created by students of Yeshiva University to enhance the Shabbat experience of local communities. It sends enthusiastic college students to share Torah and spirit, as well as to develop lasting relationships between students and members of the community. 

 

Coming Soon...

Dec 25 - JR./ SR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip- Meet up at New Roc City at 1PM for an afternoon of lazer tag, go karts, and tons of arcade fun! Price of $35 includes lazer tag, go karts, and a $20 arcade card! Pick up at New Roc at 5PM.

Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton

January 14 - SHEMA UNDER THE STARS January 20-21 - Junior Congregation Mini-Shabbaton click here to sign up

HOLD THE DATE: Shabbat May 19-20: Youth Scholar in Residence Tamir Goodman - "Jewish Jordan".... info to follow

 

Dear Parents,

In an effort to continue providing outstanding programs for the Youth Department at Agudath Sholom, we are embarking on a Sunday morning "clubs" program.  Please help us tailor this program to your needs!  There is a very short 4 question survey that will help us plan for these clubs at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CTWSBX.  Please fill out the survey, even if you are not interested in these clubs.  Thanks for your time; looking forward to seeing you at our Family Chanukah Party sign up at www.cas-stamford.org.

 

 

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
THE SISTERHOOD  is looking for someone to donate a working  laptop.  Please contact Dierdre in the office 
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 ITEMSFOR CHANUKAH - GIFTS AND DECORATIONS

Hours for next week-Stop by!

       Sunday, 12/11   Tuesday, 12/13

          2 - 4 pm             1 - 3 pm 

   Wednesday, 12/14     Thursday 12/15

2 - 4 pm                    2 - 4 pm 

Sunday, 12/18

 1 - 3 pm

 

Community Announcements

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY - THE NEXT GENERATION SPEAKS:  The Jewish Historical Society and Hadassah will sponsor an author's panel discussion celebrating Jewish Book Month, Sunday December 11 2pm at the Stamford JCC.  Moderated by Lynn Schwartz, writer, novelists Sonia Taitz and Ghita Schwarz will discuss their books In the King's Arms and Displaced People, the process of writing, and what it was like growing up as the children of immigrants.  Light refreshments will be served.  Info - 203 321 1373 x150

JFS LET'S TALK-Tuesdays from January 3 to March 27 - 1 - 2pm.  Anthony Silver, a marriage and family therapist from Jewish Family Services, will facilitate a discussion group on any subject matter that may be of importance. 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 203-921-4161 X213 or asilver@ctjfs.org

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 per person per 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 is provided by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement. Info: Eve Moskowitz,  203-921-4161 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP -FRIDAYS -10:30 -11:30 AM.

At the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  Open to those coping with the loss of a loved one.  Info: Eve Moskowitz 

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

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org