Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

December 31, 2011
Vayigash

5 Tevet 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

Candles

4:10pm

4:16pm

Mincha

4:21pm

Saturday

Hashkama

8:00am

Coffee & Commentary

8:45am

Main Sanctuary

9:00am

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 (Social Hall) 

 

10:30am

Mincha

4:10pm

Daf Yomi

4:30pm

Shabbat Ends

5:16pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages



Shabbat Shalom 

 

Rabbi Cohen's Classes will resume January 6, 2012 

  

Rabbi David Walk's Classes:  Sunday-9:15 AM,Tuesday-7:30 PM  Messiah in the Middle Ages,Thursday-7:30 PM

 

 IAP Kiddush Conversation Table- following Shabbat morning services- Hosted by Norine Krasnagor

 

*This Thursday January 5, 2012 is the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet.  The fast begins at 6:08 am and ends 5:15 pm.  Morning Services are 6:30 am and 7:30 am.  Mincha Thursday afternoon is 4:10 pm.


Help us maintain the decorum of CAS! Watch for a special Kiddush at the end of the Shabbat Sanctuary Service.


Parents!  Don't forget to sign up your child for our new SUNDAY MORNING CLUBS
click to sign up for SUNDAY morning clubs

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 Yakar Shabbat

Friday & Saturday January 6-7

with Rabbi Noah Cheses, Sarah Cheses, Professor Paul Franks, 

and Professor 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

Musaf at 11:15 AM 

Shabbat Mincha - 4:05 PM

Topics Listed below

 

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Join us Wednesday

January 11 at 7:30 pm for Information Session about the "ins and outs"of
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Planning
Click here to sign up 

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The session is an orientation for parents of bar and bat mitzvahs that will take place over the next 18 months.  It will cover the following:

  • How to plan for your upcoming Bar & Bat Mitzvah
  • Programs that CAS has to help you and your child prepare
  • Tastings from various caterers
  • Address any questions you might have

Please bring your bar/bat mitzvah child with you! The tastings start at 7:30 pm, the presentation at 8pm. Click here to sign up

 

Also,  Click here to sign up  for our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dinner on February 3  for 6th grade girls and 7th grade boys.

 

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Sam Goldstein, Daniel Jubas, Burt & Marty Rubin 

Musaf 

Sandy Shapiro 

Rabbi David Walk

Confrontation

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk

Shiur

Michael Feldstein:  Why Didn't Yosef Phone Home?

Usher

Mitchell Bell

Seudat Shlishit 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

 the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush

 

Sponsored by the Abrams & Wolfe families Yasher Koach and success to Tzvi, Sid, Glenn, Steve and the cadre of culinary calorie-counters on their MediFast diet.

 

Sanctuary Kiddush

the Shul

Seudat Shlishit by

 

 

Bulletin Sponsor

  Toby Schaffer commemorating the Yahrzeit of her mother

 

Wishing Mazel Tov & success to Glenn Karow on the opening of Kōsh restaurant -- Stamford's finest Kosher dining experience -- from Howard, Rachel & Danielle.

 

Sanctuary Flowers from last week

in honor of Albert & Charlotte Goldblatt's 48th Wedding Anniversary 

Mazal Tov to...
  • Hecky & Rochel Attar and Yospa Lieberman, on the birth of a grandson & great grandson, born to Akiva & Emmy Attar
  • To Shani and Eric Garfinkle on the birth of a baby girl
  • Edward & Judy Jacobson on their new granddaughter, Naomi Michal Jacobson, born to David & Sarah Jacobson
Condolences to...
  •  Bob Abrams on the passing of his brother Jeffrey Abrams
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-Wednesday

Thursday

4:25pm

4:10pm

Candles Friday

4:22 pm

Thursday is the Fast of Tevet. Fast begins 6:08 am, ends 5:15 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  

 

 Shabbat Morning

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: "Women as Halachik advisers: the perspective of a Yoetzet Halacha"

 

Seudah Shlishit

  Rabbi Noah Cheses: Transitioning from Genesis to Exodus: The Beginnings of Jewish Peoplehood

Parents of Upcoming Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

Join us for two important sessions

Info Session:  Jan 11, 7:30 pm

Click to sign up for the info session 

Shabbat Dinner:  Feburary 3, 4:55 pm

Click to sign up for the Special Shabbat Dinner

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 

 

MONDAY JANUARY 25 7:30 pm-AT CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHOLOM 

SPONSORED BY CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHOLOM ISRAEL ADVOCACY PROJECT STANDING WITH ISRAEL? Guest Speaker: Victor Styrsky, Pastor/Author, Christians United For Israel Eastern Regional Coordinator

TOPICS:Why do Evangelicals support the nation of Israel? What is their "real" agenda? 

Bring all of your questions for Q & A session.

Please look for more information on this IAP-CAS event in the coming weeks!

Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and the CAS Delegation at the AIPAC Policy Conference-March 4-6 in Washington D.C. 

 

The annual AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement. The 2012 conference will be held March 4-6 in Washington, D.C. Join us at CAS January 25, at 7:30 pm for the AIPAC Policy Conference Primer Update with Elana Lichtenstein and Yudi Gross.

 

TEEN ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIPS FOR ISRAEL:  

 A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Be one of four teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 4-6, 2012 in Washington, DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. To be one of the four selected: Submit in a 500 word essay- "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?" If you could lobby to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by local and national panel of AIPAC supporters. Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Friday, January 15, 2012 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org. Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS. Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman.

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

 

Have you signed up yet??? 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 Jr Cong d'vrei Torah readers: Maya Jubas and Micaela Thau.

 

Thank You: For sponsoring our wonderful family Chanukah party: Zalis Family, Dayan Family and Rimerman Family, and for the BRAND NEW YOUTH LOGO: Jodi Hadge, Marguerite, Remy and Tani Neuhaus and Matt Jelen, for their tireless efforts, also to the JFS for the donation of our annual Supermarket Sweep Night, thanks to all the participants! We want to thank you to Diane Cohen, Cara Neumann, and Abigail Kurtz for helping with the set up and adult programs. And, thank you to Rabbi Cohen and Elisheva for the awesome magic show. Also, check the JFS letter on the Youth bulletin board-thanks to our Supermarket Sweep participants-you made a difference!

 

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!
  • January 7 JR. CONG. NEKUDOT SALE & DOUBLE NEKUDOT WEEK
  • January 8 CLUBS BEGIN! CLICK REGISTER BEFORE JAN. 1ST TO RESERVE A SPOT!!
  • January 14, 2012  Shema under the stars Click here to sign up! 
  • January 20-21, 2012  Junior Congregation Mini Shabbaton Click here to sign up!
  • Jan 28 - Jr. Teens Glow in the Dark Bowling night out at @ Rip!
  • Feb 2-5 - Sr. Teens - NER NCSY Winter Regional Shabbaton!!!!
  • February 11, 2012  NJ Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Game
  • Reserve the Date:  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
LET US KNOW! 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 
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! 

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

CHALLENGES IN JEWISH EDUCATION PANEL featuring Nora Anderson, Dr. Scott Goldberg, Director, and Jackie Herman. Shabbat, January 20-21. Young Israel of Stamford. Oneg Shabbat program at 8:15pm on Friday night, Education in the 21st Century: Tradition, Technology and Temperament. Panel Discussion at 11am following Saturday morning services, Building Jewish Character in the Classroom and Beyond. FREE and open to the entire community.

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
JFS VETERAN'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.

CHALLENGES IN JEWISH  EDUCATION PANEL featuring Nora Anderson, Dr. Scott Goldberg, Director, and Jackie Herman.  Shabbat, January 20-21. Young Israel of Stamford. Oneg Shabbat program at 8:15pm on Friday night, Education in the 21st Century: Tradition, Technology and Temperament. Panel Discussion at 11am following Saturday morning services, Building Jewish Character in the Classroom and Beyond. FREE and open to the entire community.

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org