Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

November 25, 2011Toldot

  28 Cheshvan 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

4:05pm

Candles

4:11pm

Mincha

4:16pm

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

Shiur

10:30am

Mincha

4:05pm

Daf Yomi

4:25pm

Shabbat Ends

5:16pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages



Shabbat Shalom 
THE SHUL OFFICE IS CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

We have improved our website.

www.cas-stamford.org, you can:

Check all service times, including mincha

Check the eruv status on-line

Check youth activities 

Check out our new twitter feed - right on our home page

www.cas-stamford.org 

where you can now follow us on Twitter!

 


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

 

Click here to hear Rabbi Cohen's podcasts

 

NEW! Rabbi Daniel Cohen - Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Sushi for the Soul: Torah Insights. First Wednesdays at Cafe Stam at the Stamford JCC starts Wednesday, December 7. Info: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

 

Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.-What did the Sages say about Mashiach?  

 

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


Yom Kippur Appeal

Thank you to everyone who supported the Annual Yom Kippur Appeal. If you have not yet joined, please consider a donation to one of our most important fundraisers of the year. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


LIVING WATERS 2011-12

SUPPORT OUR NEW MIKVAH 

Save the date for the three upcoming evenings:

 

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8pm

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7pm

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7pm

 

RSVP for one of the evenings

to 4evenings4mikvah@gmail.com or call Sharon at 203-569-7588. Space is limited. 


SUPPORT OUR NEW MIKVAH

Join the Mayim League in Support of the Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah

Click here to learn about this important new fundraiser 

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Sisterhood's Gift Shop

"SYLVIA'S"

 

COME SEE OUR GORGEOUS NEWLY STOCKED ITEMS

FOR CHANUKAH - GIFTS AND DECORATIONS

 

GIFT SHOP HOURS

Hours for the week of November 30th through December 4th

 

Wednesday Afternoon - November 30th

1:00 - 3:30 pm - Channah Kirshner

 

Thursday Afternoon - December 1st

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Ronnie Bass

 

Sunday Afternoon - December 4th

Channah Kirshner

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

Matt Greenberg, Dr. Ted Listokin, Simcha Rubin

Shacharit 

 

Musaf 

Daniel Najman

David Walk 

What was Jacob up to? 

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk

Usher

Michell Bell 

Seudat Shlishit / Daf Yomi

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

in honor of Diane Cohen from Roz Sherman,  in honor of Rachel Schwartz on her 13th birthday from her parents, and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush by

Rabbi David Walk, in honor of Yaakov's Birthday, and Yehuda's arrival

 

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

Professor Paul Franks and Professor Hindy Najman in honor of their daughter Marianna Bluma Najman-Franks' Bat Mitzvah

Seudat Shlishit by

The shul

  

Mazal Tov to...
  •  Professor Paul Franks and Professor Hindy Najman on their daughter Marianna 's  Bat Mitzvah, and welcome to the Franks & Najman families.
Condolences to...
  • Judy Raymond on the passing of her mother, Ina Rabinowicz
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

 

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday & Thursday

7:15/ 8:30 am

 

 

Monday-Friday

 

 

6:30/7:30 am

 

Mincha

Sun-Thursday

4:20pm

 

Candles Friday

4:11 pm

 

 

PARTY ROOMS FOR RENT

BIG Birthday Parties Small Birthday Parties

BIG Anniversaries Small Anniversaries

BIG Bar Mitzvahs Small Bar Mitzvahs

BIG Bat Mitzvahs Small Bat Mitzvahs

For more information

Call 203-358-2200

 

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. 

 Mark your Calendar for two Adult Education Programs:

Sunday, December 4, 7pm - Professor Dr. Jay Harris

Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education Harvard College, will speak on:  

Halacha Confronts Science: 

  The Case of the Chicken Without a Heart.  

Sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Dr. Louis & Edith Scheinberg

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom invites you to a  Sephardic Weekend Celebration

Shabbat Weekend - December 9th and 10th

Featuring Rabbi Albert Gabbai

 

Rabbi Gabbai is 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 Sepahrdic Dinner  - 5:45 PM (following Mincha, Kaballat Shabbat and Maariv - 4:13 PM)

 

Rabbi Gabbai will address: Unusual and Interesting Sephardic Customs" Around Jewish Lifecycle Events

Children's Programming during the lecture.

 

Adults - $25.00 and Children (12 and under) $15.00

 

RSVP by December 6th -  Click here to sign-up for dinner

 

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

 

Coming Soon from the Youth Department

 

December 3:   B'NAI MITZVAH SHABBAT LUNCHEON- sign up online!

 

December 3: Nekudot Store will be open in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev!!

 

TEEN MINYAN SCHEDULE FOR  DEC. and JAN- New and Improved!

Teen Round Table Schmooze with Breakfast - 9:30 AM

Teen Minyan - 9:45 AM (Barchu) on Dec. 10, Dec. 24

Jan 7, Jan 28, we are looking for sponsors for these Kiddushim!

 

9th/10th Grade NCSY SHACK (sold out)

Amazing retreat in the Berkshires, Dec. 2-4 with Jewish Teens from ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND! Sports, great food, AWESOME ADVISORS, an uplifting shabbat experience, and marshmallows over a campfire in the Inn's living room to the sound of the guitar! Just $139!

GET ON THE WAIT LIST AT MYNCSY.COM

 

Willy Wonka Golden Gelt

December 24 -Movie Night Spectacular!

7-9:30 pm.  Deserts and snacks, this is a family event!  More info to follow in next weeks bulletin!

 

Dec 25 - JR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip (details TBA)

Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbatonat the Stamford Hilton!  For more details, contact Josh Munk

 

DO YOU GET JOSH'S WEEKLY TEEN UPDATES?  If not, sign up by emailing Josh at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com!

 

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

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 decor 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
BNAI MITZVAH LUNCHEON B'nai and B'not Mitzvah please join us on December 3rd beginning at 10:30 AM am at CAS where the B'nai Mitzvah are invited to join the Jr. Teen Chat followed by kiddush. After Shul we will be walking together to Rabbi Cohen's home for lunch and an oneg Shabbat led by our Youth Director, Rabbi Jeiger. The B'nai Mitzvah Luncheon is a special chance to spend time with Rabbi Cohen and Diane, build a connection with other B'nai Mitzvah in the community, and enjoy the learning and spirit of Shabbat.  
NEW MEMBER WELCOME SHABBAT join us December 3 for this event at CAS.  Please visit our website or click here to learn more about membership and join our synagogue or contact Dierdre in the shul office for more information. 
WOMEN TEFILAH GROUP, December 3, 2011 for more information please contact Ronnie Sichel at ronsichel@aol.com or Sandy Weiner at whimsicalart@aol.com
THE SISTERHOOD  is looking for someone to donate a working  laptop.  Please contact Dierdre in the office 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE is looking for someone to donate a working typewriter, please conact Dierdre in the office. 

BINGO needs volunteers for Monday night Bingo at CAS. There will be a bingo meeting on December 4th at 10am in the Social Hall, for those interested in volunteering.  For more info, contact the shul office, 203-358-2200.

Community Announcements

                  

JFS LIVING IN THE TREE OF LIFE: KABBALAH, HEALING & TRANSFORMATION - Tuesdays 7:30 pm, December 6, January 3, February 7 Learn more about the nature of the four worlds and how to improve our lives by a greater understanding. Open to the Public. Join Dr. Mitchell Flaum, JFS Family Life Education Coordinator, for first workshop on Tuesday evening, November 15th at 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk. RSVP to office@congbethel.org Suggested donation $36.

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

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

SAVE THE DATE UJF SUPER SUNDAY- at the JCC, December 4, 2011.  Every Child makes a gift-9:30-3:00 pm, PJ Library Launch, 11-12 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm.  Chanukah Mitzvah Packages, 11-2:30 pm., and Hoop-a-thon, 10:30-11:30 am

DANI SHAPIRO author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion will be speaking at the JCC on Dec, 7th, at 7:30pm.  Dani's lecture will be followed by a book signing. Register online at stamfordjcc.org or purchase tickets at the JCC front desk. For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203-322-6541

BCDS FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL-FEBRUARY 11-24, 2012.  Contact Bob Abrams at babrams @bcds.org.  203-329-2186  ext. 1311

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. 

BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT JCC, now is your chance to SAVE 55% on your first year of membership during our first-ever Black Friday Sale.  Call Ilene at 203.487.0945 for a tour today! Or go to www.stamfordjcc.org for more information.

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

CAS Israel Action Project 

CAS Israel Advocacy Project 

Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday evening, December 6

at Agudath Sholom at 7:30 PM. 

Stay up to date at our new blog: cas-israel.blogspot.com/

 

Want to get involved?  Contact Norine Krasnogor, nk111@yahoo.com or Rabbi Daniel Cohen, rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org

 

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org