Meet the CAS Youth Department

Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan

Morah Irene Okun   Hi my name is Irene Okun and I'm happy to say that I will leading tot Shabbat this year. For many years I have been leading this group. We have a great time singing,dancing and celebrating Shabbat together with making all the blessings and drinking grape juice and eating challah rolls. I look forward to seeing everyone on Shabbat.

Morah Debbie Berger 
 My name is Debbie Berger. I have lived in Stamford for the past 27 years with my husband. I have two grown boys, Andrew and Daniel. I work in Greenwich as a nursery school teacher for Pre-K and love it. I have been there for 10 years. I have a Masters in Business and am continuing towards an education degree. I also work in Mt. Kisco, NY as a Hebrew school teacher. When not teaching I enjoy long walks and I just became a health coach, paying the gift of a healthy life forward. I’ve had the privilege of working at Agudath Shalom for the past seven years. I have watched your children grow and learn over the years. I am thrilled to continue and have the opportunity to get to know everyone. 

Junior Congregation


Morah Yolly Faratci  Hi everyone! I feel very blessed and privileged to be part of a great team and work with so many special children. I have spent over ten years working with children in different capacities and I love doing it! I currently hold a masters in Social Work. Hoping to see you on Shabbos and help make it a fun and meaningful experience for all of our youth!

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Yaakov Faratci - Hi my name is Yaakov Faratci and I am excited to work together with you to continue to make this shul a place of comfort, inspiration, meaning, purpose, fun, and pure joy for your children, our current and future leaders. 
I was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois and after high school, I learned in Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem for two years. I currently teach Judaics at Bicultural Hebrew Academy. . I have been involved with NCSY for over 6 years and currently work as the city director of Stamford NCSY, a huge blessing in my life. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a wonderful year, giving everything I have for the Jewish people! Thank you for the opportunity and have a great Shabbos!