Weekly Youth Blast


It is the mission of Congregation Agudath Sholom Youth Department to provide innovative religious and recreational activities for infants through senior teens, which infuse core Torah values and a general menschlichkeit into the daily lives of our youth.

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Shavuot Story by Nesanel Safran

Shavuot is one of the most important days of the Jewish year.

On Shavuot the whole nation stood together at Mount Sinai and God gave them the Torah. The same Torah we have today! A wonderful thing happened when they stood together at that mountain. They felt an awesome unity. In the presence of God, everyone forgot their selfish feelings and they all cared about each other just as much as they cared about themselves. They were like "one person with one heart." Every year since then, for over 3000 years, we try to recreate these feelings of unity on Shavuot. We try to appreciate the special gift of the Torah, and remember that when we all look out for each other, amazing things can happen.

In our story, a group of individuals become a team and reach the highest heights.

"All Together Now"

"Coach, I think we should just give up now," sighed Barry, the center of the Rams basketball team.

His team-mates nodded in agreement.

It was half-time of the championship game and the Wolves were ahead of the Rams by 20 points.

"What are you talking about?" answered the coach confidently.

"But coach, they're killing us." groaned Barry. "Each one of them is a superstar. We just can't compete!"

Coach Manhig wiped his brow and said "I know how you guys feel. They are a bunch of stars. But that's just why I think we can beat 'em."

The boys' perked up a little and waited for the coach to go on.

" We might not be as talented as they are, its true. But we have one advantage over them, we know how to play as a team. I can see that the Wolves are all out for themselves and that they have no teamwork. In the end its gonna backfire. If you all get back out there and try not to be selfish, work together and help each other out, you' ll win. So go out there and DO IT!"

The coach slapped each one of the boys on the back as he sent the team onto the court for the second half of the game.

Sure enough the Rams played with togetherness and with a minute left in the game the score was tied!

Now the Wolves had the ball. Each one of them was screaming to his team-mate to pass him the ball so that he could be the hero. But the player with the ball took the shot himself and it was a wild shot that missed by a mile.

Barry, the Rams' center caught the ball, and was about to take a shot. But then he thought of his coaches words, "try not to be selfish" and decided to pass the ball to his team-mate, Jonny who was closer to the basket.

Jonny scored an easy hoop just as the buzzer sounded, ending the game. The Rams had won!

After the game coach Manhig asked the team to vote for the "star of the game award." But he cracked a big smile when everyone gave him the same answer: "We all were!"

Shavuot Projects

Coloring Pages: http://annkoffsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/bjtshavuoth-copy.jpg

Caramel Cheesecake: http://www.challahcrumbs.com/caramel-cheesecake/



This week's Mitzvah Mensch good deed: Food Drive for the Stamford Schoke JFS Freedberg Kosher Food Pantry. Do good & help fight hunger in our community.


WHAT ITEMS ARE NEEDED: grocery cards, meats: fresh kosher meat, canned and fresh fish (tuna, salmon), soups and soup mixes, boxed rice mixes, wacky mac, boxed milks, bottled juices, coffee and teas, breakfast items - cereal, oatmeal, grains, bread items - loaves, bagels, rolls, jellies and spreads, pasta, marinara and tomato sauces, personal care items & PPE, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, toiletries, & cleaning products


DROP OFF ITEMS: Drop off items in the UJF PJ Library Mitzvah food drive box at 1035 Newfield Ave, at the J entrance.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS WITH PJ LIBRAY& WE CAN POST THEM! For questions or to email your photos contact Sharon Franklin at sharon@ujf.org

Spring 2020


  • Tot Shabbat
  • Mini Minyan
  • Junior Congregation 
  • Bnai Mitzvah Club
  • Teen Minyan

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush," please email Yolly at ydratch@gmail.com or Yaakov at yfaratci@gmail.com

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit http://youth.cas-stamford.org/giving for all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Shabbat Shalom! 

Yolly and Yaakov Faratci