Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

December 16, 2011Vayeshev

21 Kislev 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

4:00pm

Candles

4:09pm

Mincha

4:14pm

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 (Simcha Hall)

 

10:30am

Mincha

4:00pm

Daf Yomi

4:25pm

Shabbat Ends

5:09pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages




Shabbat Shalom 

 

This Sunday, December 18, 4-7pm

SENATOR JOSEPH LIEBERMAN PRESENTS:

 

The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath

Hosted By the Men's Club

Open to the Community

 

4 -5 pm Reception & Book Signing

5 pm Senator Lieberman's Presentation

6 pm Italian Style Dinner $15 adults, $10 children (4-12)

Max per family $45.00

 

Sisterhood Gift Shop Open Sunday during this event for all your Chanukah needs!


HAPPY CHANUKAH!

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH US!

  • THURSDAY December 22, 2 pm -Musical Chanukah Senior Tea
  • 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 menorahs at 
Sylvia's, the Sisterhood Gift Shop



 
Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Rabbi David Walk for weekday classes Click Here for full Schedule!

 

Click here to hear Rabbi Cohen's podcasts

 

 

Chanukah begins evening of Tuesday December 20th ! 

Receive a daily Reflection for the holidays, register for

8 Flames of Chanukah at www.40daystoabetteryou.com

 

Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.- Messiah & the Middle Ages

  


 

We would like to offer best wishes to Lawrence Ostroff III who is embarking to serve in Afghanistan

ALL THE BEST AND A SAFE RETURN!

 

 

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Dr. Jeffrey Cahn, Dr. Ted Listokin, Rabbi Shakked Parchi, Judd Love, Gil Daniels

Musaf 

Gil Daniels

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Jo Jo, Tebow and Joseph 

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi Eli Bercuson

Usher

Ana Lilienfeld

Seudat Shlishit / Dvar Torah 

Andrew Bein

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

in honor of Irwin Niedober for his helpfulness and his love of animals from Eddie & Shelley Senker and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

Arthur Smith and Shirley Zajdel in honor of the birth of Joshua Smith to Perry Smith and Siona Listokin 

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

Nahum and Tracy Daniels in honor of their son Gil's Bar Mitzvah

Seudat Shlishit by

Andrew and Janet Bein commemorating the first Yahrzeit of his mother Joan Bein Liebowitz

  

Mazal Tov to...
  • Joe & Miriam Gelb on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Jillian Rutstein, daughter of Marcia & Jeff Rutstein
  • Donnie & Michelle Sherer on the birth of a grandson Sidney Burke born to Jennifer & Brendan Burke
  • Nahum & Tracy Daniels on their son Gil Bar Mitzvah
  • Jeffrey & Rhonda Maron on their sons Jonathan & Max becoming B'nai Mitzvah

 

Condolences to...
  •  Burton Benjamin on the passing of wife, Susan Benjamin
  •  Marilyn Hellinger, Robert Schur and Ken Schur on the passing of their mother, Frances Schur
  •  Norman & Sam Lotstein, Susan Lapine on the passing of their mother, Lillian Lotstein
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/8:30 am

Mon-Wed

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 

 

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

 

Rabbi Walk's Tuesday topic this week:  Messiah & the Middle Ages

 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen Classes on Tuesdays

  • Power of Prophets 8:15-9:00 am - Light breakfast served.
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! 

 

THIS SHABBAT -Avi Gordon read from the Torah and Emily Seligson 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. 24, 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 25 - SR. & JR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip - New Rock City Click here to sign up!
  • Dec 25 - Chanukah Family Celebration Click here to sign up NOW!
  • Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton
  • January 14, 2012 -  SHEMA UNDER THE STARS with Bobby Doowah Click here to sign up
  • January 20-21, 2012 -  Junior Congregation Mini Shabbaton...more info coming soon
  • Feb 11, 2012 - New Jersey Nets vs San Antonio Spurs Basketball Game
  • May 19-20 - Tamir Goodman.. Youth Scholar in Residence/ Fundraiser Shabbat- Save the date!!!

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

Dec 24, 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!

SUNDAY MORNING CLUBS

Sunday morning clubs.. Thanks for all who responded to our survey.  We will begin Sunday morning, Jan. 8th, 2012 and run a 6 week semester. Click here to sign up!

 

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 and away at college 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 ITEMS FOR CHANUKAH - GIFTS AND DECORATIONS

Hours for next week-Stop by!

       Sunday, 12/18                      Tuesday, 12/20

10 am - 1 pm then 3:30 - 5:30pm            12 - 4 pm 

   Wednesday, 12/21     Thursday 12/22

1 - 3 pm                    12 - 4 pm 

Sunday, 12/25

 5 - 8 pm

 

Community Announcements

YOUNG ISRAEL/BJE FAMILY BEIT MIDRASH Sunday, December 18 6:00PM - 7:30 pm, featuring Professor Shalom Holtz (YU Bible Dept.) : The Origins of the Ketubbah and the Get - The Prehistory of Jewish Marriage and Divorce

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