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Friday, September 2, 2011

09/02/11 A Rumor Going Around Town Says That A High Level Greenwich Hedge Fund Employee Has Been Arrested By Connecticut Authorities


It appears that a high level Hedge Fund employee was arrested by state investigators for illegally taping phone and personal conversations in Connecticut, which is a which is a strict "all party consent" state that classifies the crime as a felony.

Currently, 37 states, such as New York, allow "one party consent" recording of telephone and in-person oral communications, but 12 states require all parties to consent before it can be recorded. Connecticut's strict laws even cover the recording of an in-person conversation, and also classify the crime as a felony.

In Connecticut, there are exceptions to the "all party consent" requirement.

For example, you can record a conversation with the consent of only one party if threats or certain criminal activity is involved.

It is unclear if the high level Hedge Fund employee was shaking down or extorting someone, or if the Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is trying to turn the employee against his employers.

So far there has been no press release from Jepsen's office about the felony eavesdropping arrest.

Greenwich Roundup will keep you posted as details surface.

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09/02/11 From Chris Fountain's "For What Its Worth" Blog

Boy, am I ever irrelevant

(Bumped, because there are some fun comments here. If you don’t follow the comments, you’re missing the best part of this blog. The comments don’t necessarily reflect management’s opinion, but they’re often insightful, funny and accurate).

Some new fashion store opens on the Avenue and their customer base is children of rich folks . Further down the Avenue, Richard’s takes care of those kids’ parents. I haven’t shopped on the Avenue in years and the stores certainly haven’t missed my patronage, but it’s an odd feeling to be shut out of your hometown’s main drag. Life changes and we move on.

09/02/11 The State Department Of Public Health Included Greenwich Reform Synagogue On A List Of 91 Public Water Systems Under A “Boil Water Advisory”

State health officials warn those who drink water from sites included on the list to boil the water for at least one minute before drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making baby formula and other uses.

Press Release from the Department of Public Health:

Connecticut Department of Public Health 91 public water systems under boil water advisory; Homeowners with private wells in flooded areas are cautioned Health Officials Monitor Water Supplies in Storm’s Aftermath

Hartford – State health officials today announced that 91 small public drinking water systems in the state are under a boil water advisory. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is monitoring these systems and working to contact other small public drinking water systems to determine their status and offer assistance as needed. For a list of systems under a boil water advisory, please refer to the end of this press release. A current list of systems under a boil water advisory is available at www.ct.gov/dph/ (click on “Hurricane Irene: Important Health Information.”)

While some large public water supply systems in the state lost their normal power source, their water supply was not interrupted due to emergency power capabilities. DPH continues to monitor and provide assistance to these systems to ensure drinking water safety.

“Safe drinking water is a top priority,” said Lori Mathieu, Chief of the DPH Drinking Water Section. “The vast majority of Connecticut residents are served by large drinking water systems, and we are fortunate that these large systems have not been disrupted by the storm. However, it’s important that residential customers served by systems that have issued a boil water advisory follow the guidance of their public water system.”

Residential customers served by water systems under a boil water advisory should:

* Safely boil their water by bringing it to a rolling boil for one minute. A rolling boil means that there are very large bubbles in the water, making the water move very quickly. Make sure the water does not have any floating pieces in it before you boil it. To make the boiled water taste better, pour the water back and forth between two clean containers a few times. Boiled water should be allowed to cool to a safe temperature before drinking or handling.

* Use boiled or bottled water when cooking, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth, or making baby formula. Boiled water should be allowed to cool to a safe temperature before drinking and handling.

* Use water that has previously boiled and cooled to a safe temperature or bottled water to wash hands when cooking.

* Adults and older children do not need to use boiled water to shower or bathe, but should try not to swallow any water or get any water into their mouths. Infants, toddlers, the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems should be bathed using water that has been previously boiled and cooled to a safe temperature or bottled water.

State health officials said that large systems serve a population of 2.6 million people. There are approximately 500 smaller community public water systems that each serve less than 1,000 people.

Private Wells

Homeowners with private wells in flooded areas should consider their wells contaminated and disinfect their wells before resuming their use. Drilled wells located in well pits where groundwater tables have risen in the pit above the top of the well head and shallow wells are most at risk of contamination. Other indicators of contamination may include water discoloration or unusual taste or odor to your private water supply.

If you feel that your water supply may be contaminated, disinfection of the source followed by water sampling (both bacteriological & certain chemical parameters) is encouraged. If you notice any unusual changes to the water (color, taste or odor), precautionary measures should be taken such as using bottled water for drinking and cooking until water testing is done to find if contamination is present in the water supply.

You should also contact your local health department or the DPH Private Well Program at (860) 509-7296 for additional advice if necessary. Testing at the DPH laboratory is available through your local health department. To contact your local health department, go to www.ct.gov/dph/localhealth.

For more information on how to boil water or disinfect your private well, go to www.ct.gov/dph and click on “Hurricane Irene: Important Health Information.”

The Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section is responsible for the administration of state and federal drinking water regulations and is dedicated to assuring the quality and adequacy of the state’s public drinking water sources. DPH provides technical assistance, education and regulatory enforcement to over 2,600 public drinking water systems, which provide drinking water to approximately 2.9 million persons on a daily basis.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is the state’s leader in public health policy and advocacy with a mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of our state. To contact the department, please visit its website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.

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09/02/11 Police Charged A Homeless Man With First-Degree Criminal Trespass Thursday Morning After He Was Found Inhabiting An Armonk Street Building

Joshua Evans, 24, was inside the structure when Greenwich police arrived, according to police reports. A posting on the building stated that no individual was to remain within the premises while it was in such a condition, police said. The Greenwich Department of Health and Engineering had deemed the building uninhabitable.

Evans was released on a promise to appear. He is due in state Superior Court in Stamford September 9th.

09/02/11 Greenwich Citizen’s Police Academy Applications Are Now Due

he Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2011 Citizen’s Police Academy fall session. The seven-week program will commence on Thursday, Sept. 15 and will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Greenwich Police Department. There will also be two Saturday classes, held on Oct. 1 and 15 from 11 to 3. Graduation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Completed applications, along with a motor vehicle operator’s license photocopy, must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section, no later than Friday, Sept. 2.

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich residents with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department.

Topics of instruction include: Introduction to policing, fraud, use of force, scams, patrol procedures, crime prevention, motor vehicle stops and DUIs, narcotics investigations, special response unit, domestic violence investigations, crime scenes, criminal investigations and special victims.

Greenwich police officers will serve as instructors. In addition to participating in role-playing exercises, attendees will accompany on-duty police personnel on boat and vehicle ride-a-longs, which are scheduled beyond regular class times. A demonstration at the Police Firing Range will allow recruits to participate in mock scenarios where an officer may or may not have to fire their weapon.

The Greenwich Police Department’s CPA program has been in existence since 2003 and has over 250 graduates.

Applicants must be a Greenwich resident 18 years of age or older. There is no fee for the seven-week program, however, the department requests that applicants be committed to the full scheduled program. The class size is limited to 40 students. Due to the high demand for this course, qualified applicants will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the final class roster.

A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants. Accepted recruits will be contacted during the week of Sept. 2.

Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk, Greenwich Town Hall reception desk, or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich web site by visiting Greenwichct.org.

Any questions should be directed to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section at 203-618-8308. The Session coordinator is Sgt. Michael Reynolds.

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09/02/11 Greenwich Post Breaking News Alert


Breaking News Alert

Due to the unprecedented five-day power outage at our printing facility in Trumbull and the Labor Day holiday, which affects postal delivery schedules, there will be no print edition of the Sept. 1, 2011 Greenwich Post.

However, next week's Sept. 8 edition will be a special combined two-week edition, with much of the content from this week appearing in print then.

In addition, The Post's Sept. 1 edition is currently available in its entirety online at Greenwich-Post.com. Click on the red box at the top of the page to view or download.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our readers and advertisers.

Editorial questions may be directed to Maggie Caldwell at editor@Greenwich-post.com

Questions regarding athletic events and sports releases may be directed to Paul Silverfarb at postsports@greenwich-post.com.


Advertising questions may be directed to Steve Sciappa at steves@greenwich-post.com

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09/02/11 Temple Sholom In Greenwich

Temple Sholom E-Bulletin September 2nd, 2011
Temple Sholom Sancuary

AJC Westchester and Temple Sholom

present

Turmoil and Transformation in Israel and

the Middle East

Thursday, September 15th, 7:30pm

Featuring David Harris,

AJC National Executive Director

American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris offers an insider's perspective on the current climate of change in the Middle East, and its impact on our Jewish homeland. He will discuss the recent revolutions throughout the Middle East and the UN General Assembly discussions on UDI - the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Palestinians.

Join us to learn about the possibilities and perils of the Middle East protests and the Palestinian unilateral action at the UN, and get a behind-the-scenes perspective that will go beyond what is reported in the media. Do not miss this opportunity to hear a compelling and charismatic speaker discuss issues crucial to the life of our Jewish state.

Seats are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now by contacting Alice Schoen at alice.schoen@templesholom.com or call (203) 542-7165.

This event is co-sponsored by AJC Westchester and Temple Sholom in partnership with the Westchester Jewish Council, the UJA-Federation of NY, and the UJA-Federation of Greenwich.

Storm Update from Temple Sholom:

Temple Sholom will continue to have open hours this weekend

as a community gathering place for those still without power in their homes. Please share this information with family, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome.

The Temple will be open on Saturday morning from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

We respectfully request that you refrain from the use of electronic devices in the building in observance of Shabbat.

All are welcome to attend services and our Kiddush luncheon.

Temple Sholom will also be open

on Sunday from 8:00am to noon for anyone who may still be without electricity.

Our building will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Temple Sholom In The News...

We are proud to share with you that Temple Sholom was in the news this week because of our leadership role in the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Below are the links to the articles and photos.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Thumbs-up-Thumbs-down-2148049.php

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/slideshow/Stamford-reader-submitted-Irene-photos-30628.php (photos 65 & 66)

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Candle Lighting
Friday, September 2nd
7:09pm
Temple Sholom's
Worship Schedule
Friday, September 2nd
6:30 - 7:15pm

Saturday, September 3rd
9:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday, September 4th
8:30 - 9:15am

Temple Sholom

Simcha Corner

jewish star image

Mazel Tov To:

Sharon Chrust and Steven Chrust on the wedding of their daughter, Liza, to Michael Friedman.

Kyra Raisa Appleby and Nikhil Kohli, on their upcoming marriage on September 10th.

Sissy and Gary Stein, on the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter, Margot Cohen, on September 10th in New York City.

Harriet Lacker: A retrospective of her paintings will be on exhibition at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, from September 10th to September 30th.


Rabbi's Weekly Teaching

"God, please grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

I've been thinking a lot about the "serenity" prayer of late - especially this week, having survived an earthquake, a hurricane, the departure of one child off to college, and a delayed start to school for the others. Like so many of our fellow congregants in Stamford, Greenwich, Rye Brook and our surrounding communities, we still have no power or water at our home. Our children are cranky and, admittedly, so it this rabbinic dad and his normally serene rebbetzin wife. The words of the serenity prayer have, at times...

Click here to see the full version of this teaching.


apple picking

Temple Sholom is going Apple Picking

Sunday, September 4th, 11:00am

Meet at Silverman's Farm in Easton, Ct

Fun for all ages!

Pick Your Own

Hay Rides

Petting Zoo

Picnic Area

(bring a dairy or vegetarian lunch)

RSVP to Michele Strauss

(203) 542-7161 or michele.strauss@templesholom.com

Click here for more information about Silverman's Farm.


Join the Sisterhood!

sisterhood 2011

Join the Temple Sholom Sisterhood for these exciting programs - just a taste of an exciting year ahead:

Neshama Yoga, Friday, September 16th, 9:15am

Sisterhood will be offering a trial class of Neshama Yoga in Temple Sholom's Youth Lounge. Neshama Yoga, developed by Jackie Tepper, RYT, is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. It accesses the healing and elevating effects of Kundalini Yoga within a Jewish context. Click here for information about this unique form of Yoga.

Mahjonng, Monday, September 19th, 7:00pm

Sisterhood will begin its monthly Mahonng evenings for experience and beginner players.Temple members and nonmembers are welcome! Our teacher, Stephanie Buckley, will be available monthly if needed. To play with Stephanie, fee is $10 - limited to 16 new players. You must rsvp to be insured a spot at a table. Please let us know if you can bring a mahjonng set!

Look for further information on these and other Sisterhood programs online and in the mail soon. If you have any questions regarding any of Sisterhood programs, please call Phyllis Shapiro at (203) 637-7809 or email her at wigini@gmail.com.


Sisterhood's

Rosh Hashanah Greeting

and Yizkor Book of Remembrance

Have you received your mailing regarding participation in the annual Sisterhood New Year's/Rosh Hashanah greeting and Yizkor Book of Remembrance?

Don't wait to respond! Deadline for participation is September 16th, 2011. For more information, call Debbie Finkelstein at (203) 625-3182 or email her at debbiefink@aol.com.


sukkot girls with apples

Welcome Back

to Temple Sholom

Nursery and Religious School!

Selma Maisel Nursery School

Monday, September 12th, First Day for 3 day 2s (MWF), 3s and 4s.

Tuesday, September 13th, First day for 2 day 2s and 3 day 2s (TTF).

Click here for a complete nursery school calendar.

Religious School

Sunday, September 18th, First Day for Pre K - 2nd grades.

Wednesday, September 20th, First Day for 3rd - 7th grades & Sababa.

Click here for a complete religious school calendar.



September 11th, 2001:

Our Community Remembers

yahrzeit candle

As mourners and witnesses, we join with our community in remembering and honoring the lives that were lost on September 11th, 2001.

Temple Sholom will hold a service of remembrance during our Sunday morning minyan on the morning of September 11th. Minyan services begin at 8:30am. Memorial prayers will take place at 9:00am.

We will then share in a breakfast and text study in our Social Hall, starting at 9:15am.

The Greenwich Community Commemoration will take place at 6:30pm at Town Hall.

All are welcome.

Temple Sholom

Mission to Israel:

Informational Meeting

Tuesday, September 20th

7:00pm

Don't miss out on this special opportunity to travel to the Holy Land on a trip led by Rabbi Mitch, Rev. Jim Lemler, and Temple Sholom staff members.

Find out more at our congregational informational meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00pm.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, call Lori Baden, Senior Director of Membership and Programming, at (203) 542-7162, or email lori.baden@templesholom.com.

Don't wait! Spaces are filling up quickly!

Click here to view the itinerary of Temple Sholom's Israel Trip - February 9th - 19th,


lifelong learning

High Holiday 5772

Lunch 'n' Learn Series

with Rav David and

Cantor Asa

Starting on Tuesday, September 6th through Tuesday, September 27th, our Lunch 'n' Learn series will resume, with Rav David and Cantor Asa helping us to prepare for the High Holidays. A kosher lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, September 6th

12:00 - 1:00pm

Isn't sitting in services enough? What to do and say in the month leading into Rosh Hashanah

with Rav David.

Tuesday, September 13th

12:00 - 1:00pm

The Human as Shofar - Themes and Images of the Holy Day Prayers

with Rav David.

Tuesday, September 20th

12:00 - 1:00pm

Getting Existential: Teshuva (Repentance) and the Remaking of the Self with Rav David

Tuesday, September 27th

12:00 - 1:00pm

High Holiday Melody Workshop with Cantor Asa.

Come hear some of your favorite High Holiday melodies, and learn more about the composers and musicians who have shaped our sacred Festival liturgy.


Cafe 5772:

A Celebration of the Jewish

New Year

Our Jewish Network of Young Couples (JNYC)

Fall Event

Saturday evening, September 17th,

at 8:00pm

This gathering in honor of the coming Jewish New Year 5772 will be an evening of live music, great food,

and socializing with friends,

hosted by Jennifer and Alon Kutai.

Featuring sushi and a dessert bar and live jazz under the stars!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sarah Fradkin at

(203) 204-2567 or email her at jnycgreenwich@gmail.com.


Kids: Got Game?

Parents: Want to coach?

Join the JBL!

We're looking for a few good 'ballers to put together one or more Temple Sholom teams for the 2011-12 season of the Westchester Jewish Basketball League. There are three divisions: 5th - 6th grade, 7th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade. Both boys and girls who are not a senior varsity roster are eligible to play (teams are mixed gender, but mostly boys) and every player will participate in every game.

The season runs from late November through early March, and games are once a week.

If you're interested in playing or coaching, please come to our WJBL Informational Meeting in the Davis Lounge on Wednesday, September 21st, at 7:30pm.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Temple Sholom's resident 'baller, Rav David, at (203) 542-7163, or at RavDavid@templesholom.com.


High Holidays

5772

Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday, September 28th at sundown. Start preparing for the Days of Awe with Temple Sholom's High Holiday resources. Click here to download forms, and to find out more!


In and Around the Community...

Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine The United Nations General Assembly may hold a vote this September on whether or not to endorse a unilaterally declared Palestinian and it is important that we be prepared for this possibility. In an effort to raise our collective voice against a unilaterally declared Palestinian state, JCRC-NY has created an online petition which will be presented at a major press conference at the UN in September. We invite you to click here to sign the petition: http:www.jcrcny.org/udipetition.

Florence Melton Adult Mini School in Greenwich, CT is now open. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings, beginning on September 13th, 2011. For further information call 203-552-1818 or register on line at JCCGreewwich.org.

Jewish Committee on Scouting - Open House for Cub and Boy Scouts, Sunday, September 18th at 7:00pm, at Hebrew Institute of White Plains, 20 Greenridge Avenue, White Plains. Let your son join in the fun, adventure and skill-building of the Scouts in an environment supportive of Jewish values and traditions from Westchester's only Jewish Boy Scouts Troop and Pack. For more information, visit at www.westchesterscouts.org.

Meet & Mingle, the Network for Jewish Singles (ages 55+) offers individuals the opportunity to find companionship and commonalities through ongoing activities that build on similar interests. Their next program is MODERN DATING: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW? Join Mathew Levy, creator and facilitator of "The Truth About Dating" forum, where participants share experiences, ask questions and gain new perspectives on dating. This event takes place on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm at JFS of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $10.00 (pre-paid by Wednesday, September 7th) and $15.00 at the door. Admission cost is payable by check to JFS of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830, or call Tatiana at (203) 622-1881 with credit card information.


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