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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/12/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

News Reports About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich girls swim team defeats FCIAC rival New Canaan
Greenwich Time
Isobel Walker of Greenwich High School during the start of the backstroke leg of the 200 IM event during girls high school swim meet between Greenwich High School and New Canaan High School at Greenwich High School, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2011. ...
Greenwich volleyball outlasts Stamford in thrilling five-set marathon
Stamford Advocate
STAMFORD -- The way the Greenwich and Stamford High girls volleyball teams have been playing lately, it didn't take a brain surgeon to predict the chaos the Cardinals and Black Knights were in for Wednesday afternoon. Greenwich head coach Steve Lapham ...
Three Stranded Fishermen Saved by Police in Greenwich [VIDEO]
Greenwich Marine Police unit helps Rye PD rescue trio caught in wind-whipped rising tides. By Barbara Heins Eyewitness video of Rye Police rescuing 3 people from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday. Special To Patch Marine police units from Greenwich, ...
No. 3 ranked Staples soccer comes back to beat Greenwich
Minuteman News Center
GREENWICH — The Staples High boys soccer team trailed 2-0 after 13 minutes before rallying for a 3-2 victory over Greenwich Monday. Dylan Hoy, who scored both goals against Norwalk last week, kicked in the game-winner off his own rebound with an ...
Town GOP nixes candidates' use of party logo
Greenwich Time
Board of Education candidate Barbara O'Neill took part in a forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Greenwich and the PTA Council at Town Hall Oct. 7, 2011. Jim Campbell, chairman of the ...
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Greenwich Mourns Death Of Former Sen. Bennie Benvenuto; Ran Against Ned Lamont ...
Hartford Courant
By CHRISTOPHER KEATING Greenwich politicians are still mourning the recent death of former state Sen. Emil "Bennie'' Benvenuto, who was ostracized from the Republican Party after supporting independent Lowell P. Weicker for governor in 1990. ...

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10/12/11 Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert

[VIDEO] GPD Helps Rescue 3 from LI Sound

Barbara Heins and Renea Henry | Oct 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Greenwich Marine Police unit helps Rye PD rescue trio caught in wind-whipped rising tides.

11/12/11 Greenwich Roundup; New comment on 09/13/11 Sparkman And Stephen Rents Class B Office....

Bruce Johnson has left a new comment on your post "09/13/11 Sparkman And Stephen Rents Class B Office...":

If you reread the release I believe you will see we were attempting to talk up the town and not our own company. I don't see how that can be construed as pretentous.

Bruce Johnson
Sparkman & Stephens

Posted by Bruce Johnson to Greenwich Roundup at October 12, 2011 5:26 PM

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10/12/11 Rabbi Mitch's Weekly Teaching

Weekly Teaching
By Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


Chag Sameach!

Join us for Sukkot and Simchat Torah!

Our sukkah is built and it's time to rejoice! Sukkot services start on Thursday morning at 9:30am. Services for the second day of Sukkot take place on Friday morning at 9:30am. A kiddush luncheon in the Temple Sholom sukkah will follow services on both days.

A congregational celebration in honor of Simchat Torah will take place on Thursday evening, October 20th, at 6:30pm.

Temple Sholom will also hold holiday services for families with young children on Thursday, October 13th at 10:45am and on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30pm.

All are welcome!

A complete list of High Holiday services is available by visiting www.templesholom.com, or click here for more information.

Rabbi's Weekly Teaching


Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

According to news reports, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is finally going to be released by Hamas as part of a prisoner exchange, albeit with very controversial mathematics: one Israeli versus hundred of terrorists in return.

While the politics of the cost to release Gilad can be debated, there is nothing but joy for his family that they will finally be able to welcome him home. The Israeli government has enabled this to happen at a very high price, but they are driven by the ethos of our Jewish perception that each and every Jew is part of our collective family.

As members of this collective Jewish family, in which each and every soul is precious, we are bound to each other; needing to vigorously confront that which threatens us. Jews in every corner of the earth must not only cherish our Jewish homeland of Israel, but must also defend and support her as well. How we effectively become educated on Israel and become her advocates is of utmost importance to these crucial efforts.

As I stated in my Rosh Hashanah sermon just two short weeks ago: we have to take action for Israel now. We have to do all we can before; once again, it's too late.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood the need to be united in the face of a storm. My co-religionist brother offered this spiritual charge in support of Israel:

Dr. King said: "Zionism is nothing less than the dream and the ideal of the Jewish people returning to live in their own land. The Scriptures tell us, the Jewish people once enjoyed a flourishing Commonwealth in the Holy Land. Driven from their homeland, their nation in ashes, forced to wander the globe, the Jewish people time and again suffered the lash of whichever tyrant happened to rule over them. How easy it should be, for anyone who holds dear this inalienable right of all mankind, to understand and support the right of the Jewish people to live in their ancient land of Israel. All men of good will exult in the fulfillment of God's promise that His People should return in joy to rebuild their plundered land. This is Zionism, nothing more, nothing less."

Our Jewish homeland is shaking in the wind. Lightning is striking. The storm is upon us; let's all respond to this crisis with decency, with dignity, and with brotherhood.

This link will provide you with the full text of my Rosh Hashanah sermon on this topic, and I invite your feedback. Additionally, I am providing the highlights of Temple Sholom's upcoming Israel Education and Advocacy programming as well as the action sheets we handed out at our Rosh Hashanah service inclusive of 13 concrete actions we can take in support of our Homeland and our Jewish brothers and sisters. Please click on the links above to learn about how Temple Sholom is taking action, and how you can become involved.

Just as hope - hatikvah - has been the guiding force and light that will, God willing, bring Gilad Shalit home, so it must be for us, to pray that our commitment to taking action for Israel now will bring about a time when all Israel, and every Jewish soul, shall rejoice in a future of safety, security and peace.

Am Yisrael Chai, v'Chag Sameach!!

-Rabbi Mitch

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

10/12/11 Greenwich Temple Sholom Weekly E-Bulletin

Temple Sholom E-Bulletin October 12th, 2011
Temple Sholom Sancuary

This Week 2

Thursday, October 13th

Sukkot Day 1

Main Service 9:30am

Young Children's Family Service with Sheldon Low 10:45am

Friday, October 14th

Sukkot Day 2

Main Service 9:30am;
Thank God It's Shabbos 6:30pm;

USY Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah 7:30pm

Saturday, October 15th

New! Saturday Morning Torah Study

Meets in the Temple Library: 8:30am - 9:30am

Sunday, October 16th

Youth Program: Kadima and B'Yachad Edible Sukkah Contest

Monday, October 17th

Sisterhood Opening Meeting- Israeli Dinner and Jewelry Trunk Show by Mali Michelle

Tuesday, October 18th

Lunch 'n' Learn with Rabbi Mitch and Reverend Jim Lemler and friends from Christ Church

Candle Lighting
Erev Sukkot, Wednesday, October 12th
Temple Sholom's
Worship Schedule

Thursday, October 13th
Sukkot Day 1 Services: 9:30am

Friday, October 14th
Sukkot Day 2 Services: 9:30am

Shabbat Services
TGIS (Thank God It's Shabbos!)

Saturday, October 15th

Torah Study: 8:30am - 9:30am
Shabbat Services: 9:30am

Temple Sholom

Simcha Corner

jewish star image

Mazel Tov to:

Michelle Socher, for her outstanding leadership as well as academic achievement. Michelle is one of only 34 Fairfield County students who have been awarded the 2011 Future Global Leader Award by the Stamford-based World Affairs Forum.


Saturday Morning

Torah Study

Saturday mornings, starting October 15th, 8:30am - 9:30am

Start the New Year "in the beginning," studying the weekly Torah portion with our wonderful clergy every Shabbat morning before services, in the Temple Sholom Library. A light breakfast will be served. Study is informal -- come as you are! For more information, email Lori Baden at lori.baden@templesholom.com.

Calling All Young Architects!

Enter our Edible Sukkah-Making Contest!

edible sukkah

Come to the Temple Sholom Sukkah from 11:00am - 12:30pm on Sunday, October 16th to create and enter your model into the Edible Sukkah Making Contest.

2nd - 5th graders who are enrolled in the youth groups Ruach (4th-5th Grade) and B'yachad (2nd-3rd Grade) get in free!

Non-members pay $5, or you can sign your child up for the year at the event ($35/members, $50/Temple Sholom non-members.)


If you have questions, please contact our Sukkah maven, Rav David Saiger, at RavDavid@templesholom.com.

TSRS PARENTS: Please RSVP to Michele at Michele.strauss@templesholom.com so we know to pick up your child from class.

Like jewelry?

Love books?

Check out Sisterhood's Upcoming Programs!

necklaceNew Member and Opening Meeting, Monday, October 17th, 7:00pm

Celebrate Israel at Sisterhood's opening meeting as we welcome our new members and greet familiar faces from seasons past. We will enjoy a lovely Israeli-themed dinner, and designer Mali Michelle will be there selling her unique jewelry at a special discount for Sisterhood members. RSVP to Phyllis Shapiro at (203) 673-7809 or email her at wigini@gmail.com.

Book Club, Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00pm

Sisterhood's new monthly book club will begin with My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar. The discussion will be led by Marilyn Schwartz, a Temple Sholom member and experienced book club facilitator. Three copies of the book are available in the Temple Sholom library or they can be purchased on Amazon as softcover or ebook. Men and women are welcome to participate.

Learn to Knit and Help a Bit!

Tuesday, November 1st, 7:00pm

Our popular Sisterhood get-together, "Learn to Knit and Help a Bit" continues. This year, we are making afghan squares for "Warm up America,"

an organization that donates afghans to shelters, hospitals, and other service agencies.

You don't need to be able to knit; we will teach you. Please bring a pair of size 7 or 8 knitting needles. We have yarn!

bra fittingSupport the Girls, Sunday, November 6th, 9:00am - 12:30pm at Dusty Rose, 114 South Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY

Enjoy the morning with the ladies while you shop at Dusty Rose when the store is closed to the public. You can sign-up for a personalized bra- fitting between 9:30am - 10:30pm or from 11:00am - 12:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $18 to support Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. RSVP to Sharon Jampol at (914) 906-6166 or email her at shared18@aol.com.

To rsvp or 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.


Join Reb Allison

for Starbucks in the Sukkah!

Wednesday, October 19th


The only thing better than meeting friends for coffee is joining our wonderful Reb Allison and friends for a morning of sharing and stories in our Temple Sholom sukkah. Join us for an informal coffee at 9:15am on Wednesday, October 19th. We'll bring the coffee - just bring yourself. If you need more information please email Reb Allison!

Lunch and Learn:

Special Sukkot Study with
Rabbi Mitch

and Dr. Rev. Jim Lemler

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

12:00 - 1:00pm

In the sacred Jewish season, we commemorate how the Children of Israel dwelled in sukkot (fragile booths) when they left Egypt. These temporary structures symbolize the connection between our own fragility as human beings and the compassionate power of God's sheltering presence. Rabbi Mitch and Dr. Reverend Jim Lemler will explore how this metaphor of fragility and power can help us to consider building the path of peace among people of faith, and the key questions that we encounter in this contrast between Divine authority and human frailty. We will welcome friends from Christ Church for this special Lunch 'n' Learn. A kosher lunch will be served.

This discussion is presented by the Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning and Fellowship.

Lunch 'n' Learn will continue on Tuesdays throughout this fall.

Join Us For Sukkot

and Simchat Torah Young Children's Family Services

With Sheldon Low

Thursday, October 13th at 10:45am

and Thursday, October 20th at 5:30pm

Sheldon Low Publicity Photo

Celebrate Sukkot and Dance with the Torah at these two young-children-friendly services in honor of our fall festivals! Featuring guest artist Sheldon Low, and lots of singing and dancing.

We'd love to have you join us.

Please rsvp to Alice Schoen at

(203) 542-7165 or email her at alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood of

Temple Sholom.

Erev Simchat Torah -
A Night of Celebration
and Revelry!

torah scroll

Thursday, October 20th, 6:30pm

Join us and experience
the Joy of the Torah!

Temple Sholom students/teens reading from a completely unrolled Torah scroll!

Dancing with the Torah to the music of a band led by artist Sheldon Low!

Bimah Trivia to test your Torah skills!

Festive revelry for one and all!

Scholar in Residence Weekend with David Keren
Friday, October 28th,
Saturday, October 29th,
Sunday, October 30th

David Keren

Friday, October 28th

Shabbat Dinner and Lecture:

One City, Three Faiths:

The Centrality ofJerusalem to Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Services: 6:30pm

Dinner: 7:30pm

$18 per person

Saturday, October 29th

8:30am Saturday morning Torah Study with Rabbi Mitch and David Keren

12:00pm Kiddush Luncheon

Lecture: Can Jerusalem Become a Capital of Two Nations?

Sunday, October 30th

9:30am Informational Session:

Mission to Israel-

February 9th -19th.

For all those going on the mission trip, and for those who are interested in going.

Please consider supporting these programs with a donation of $360 (Sponsor), $180 (Patron) or the amount of your choice (Friend) as part of our Israel Education and Advocacy Programs at Temple Sholom.

For more information, or to RSVP for any of these sessions, please contact Lori Baden, Senior Director of Membership and Programming, at (203) 542-7172, or at lori.baden@templesholom.com

Beginning this month!
Temple Sholom New Fall Classes

Whether you're just starting at the beginning of the alef-bet, or if your passion is Talmud, Torah, Hebrew language or stories from our sacred sources, Temple Sholom is your source for Jewish learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our clergy team has prepared a selection of course offerings to suit learners at all levels.

Click here for a listing of this fall's course offerings. Classes begin this month, so to sign up for the class of your choice, please email Alice Schoen at alice.schoen@templesholom.com, or if you need more information about our classes, please email lori.baden@templesholom.com. All are welcome!

In and Around the Community...


WAJE, the Westchester Adult Jewish Learning program offers a series of class opportunities for adults seeking to explore questions of Jewish learning and heritage beginning the last week of October. Our course catalog is available online at www.wjcouncil.org. Join us for a FREE taste class by reserving your seat - email waje@wjcouncil.org for more information.

Rabbinic statement on mosque torching in Israel - please sign. Please click here to add your name to a letter from rabbis about the recent burning of a mosque in northern Israel.

The Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) Open House, Sunday, October 23rd 1:00 - 3:00pm: Come see what JHSC has to offer. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available. For more information, call JHSC at (203) 275-8448 or visit them on the web at info@jhsct.org.

JFS Rosh Hodesh - Its a Girl Thing 7th & 8th Grade Program Begins on October 24th, 7:00 - 8:30pm at Temple Sholom. Through creative mediums girls come together to learn about themselves and Judaism in a cool enviroment. Each month, the group celebrates the new Jewish month through activities explaining important Jewish women, ideas, values and topics relevant to teenage girls. For more information, contact Dinah Miller Marlowe at (203) 622-1881, x 12 or at DMMarlowe@jfsgreenwich.org.

Carmel Academy's Open House, Sunday, October 30th, starting at 11:00am Come meet the leadership, teachers and tour the classrooms. Lower School/Grade K-3 will begin at 11:00am with children's sctivities ongoing. Upper School/Grade 4-8 will begin at 2pm. There will be a science demonstration, children are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Joanne.Karow@carmelacademy.com or call her at (203) 983-3503.

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

10/12/11 PRESS RELEASE: First County Bank hires two new loan originators: Bruce Post and Alice Robinson

Good morning,

First County Bank recently hired Bruce Post and Alice Robinson as mortgage loan originators, adding to the bank’s growing department. Please find the news release below and photos of the two executives attached.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a bank representative, please give me a call.

Thank you and have a great day.

All the best,




Jason Kannon

Creative Partners




STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 11, 2011 -- Industry veterans, Bruce Post and Alice Robinson, recently joined First County Bank as mortgage loan originators adding to the bank’s growing department.

Their primary responsibilities include providing the front-facing link to solving customers’ borrowing needs as the bank continues to build a results-oriented sales team. They will capitalize on First County Bank’s huge growth opportunity in the residential mortgage market, matching the bank’s products and services to customer requirements. They will grow a base of new customers and referral sources, like realtors and attorneys, and cultivate the relationships to develop strong, repeat business from borrowers.

Their roles also include outreach to first-time homebuyers looking to get people into their next home. Both Post and Robinson are very familiar with residential mortgages for conventional, jumbo and construction loans.

Post, most recently a senior mortgage consultant with NewAlliance Bank in Milford, Conn., comes to First County Bank with more than 20 years experience as a sales person, sales manager and sales trainer. Post also worked for PHH Financial Services, First Franklin/Merrill Lynch, First Union Home Equity and AVCO Financial Services.

Prior to joining First County Bank, Robinson worked as a mortgage loan officer at Stamford First Bank. Prior to that, she worked at Bank of America for 21 years, leaving as a senior loan officer. Robinson, who has worked in the banking industry for more than 26 years, has also worked at Webster Bank and Fleet Bank.

“Both Bruce and Alice are very experienced loan originators who know the Fairfield County area and can match a bank loan product to meet a customer’s need,” said David Zamary, senior vice president, residential lending at First County Bank. “The addition of these two professionals will help our team of loan officers increase the residential home loan market, especially for first time home buyers and refi borrowers.”

Post, who lives in Orange, Conn. with his wife and three children, earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Abilene Christian University in Texas. Robinson, who lives in Norwalk with her son, earned certificates in business banking and accounting from the American Institute of Banking, and earned an associate’s degree in business finance and marketing from the Katherine Gibbs School.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.3 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com.

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Jason Kannon

Vice President

Creative Partners

One Stamford Landing

62 Southfield Avenue, Suite 110

Stamford, CT 06902

T: 203 705 9203

E: mailto:jkannon@CreativePartners.com



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