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What’s Doing in Waterbury 81 Euclid Avenue Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 233-3417 whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com

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Tishrei 5779 S e p t e m b e r 2018 Connecticut’s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory issue 63

Your Growing Family Get to Know

Dr. Michael Kessler OB-GYN

Fall 2018

griffinfacultyphysicians.org/kessler

What’s Doing in Waterbury

Our Family Welcomes

Fall

Looking to buy or rent a house in Waterbury?

5779 issue 2018

Kesher Realty Your Local Waterbury Real Estate Connection

residential • commercial • investment

203.805.0875 www.KesherRealty.com community yellow pages 8-13

community highlights & info 14-44 Places to go in CT 83-95


NVWHS

Naugatuck Valley Women’s health specialists

Dr. David Polke Dr. Mark Albini Dr. Irina Magidina Dr. Melanie Mund Dr. Rachel Leonardi Deborah Garber, CNM Jessica Bursell PA-C

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FAX: 203-575-1995

❧ Middlebury Office 687 Straits Turnpike, Suite 2A, Middlebury, CT 06762 Waterbury Office 133 Scovill St, Suite 314, Waterbury, CT 06706


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Daily Minyan Schedule  

page 7

What’s Doing Yellow Pages  

page 8

Healthcare Services  

page 12

Municipal Listings  

page 14

New & Noteworthy

page 14

Community Shiurim

page 15

Hadlokas Neiros  

page 16

F.Y.I.

page 16

Mazel Tov

page 17

Community Zmanim

page 18

Minyanim In & Around CT

page 20

Waterbury Eruv Map

page 21

Gemachim  

page 22

Community Services  

page 24

Waterbury Map  

page 26

Overlook/Hillside Map  

page 28

Blue Ridge Map

page 29

Kosher in CT

page 30

Let's Talk Tips

page 31

Spotlight On

page 32

Kaleidoscope

page 34

Refuse Information

page 36

Community Commentary

page 38

What's New at YKW?

page 40

Inside Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah page 43 Bais Yaakov News & Views

page 44

N'shei of Waterbury

page 69

Bikur Cholim of Waterbury

page 73

Health & Medical Section

page 75

Places to Go in CT  

page 83

Fall Foliage Guide

page 94

Dvar Torah

page 96

The Badge

page 98

Law and Order

page 99

Summer Snapshots

page 100

Perspectives

page 102

On a Lighter Note

page 105

Kids’ Korner  

page 106

Classified Ads  

page 108

Advertisers’ Directory  

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Dear Readers,

Whether or not it’s considered a reliable source of weather information, most people can’t seem to completely ignore the Farmer’s Almanac. So here goes. A New England-based almanac, based in Lewiston, Maine, is predicting that the 2018-2019 winter will bring “teeth chattering” colderthan-normal temperatures to New England and “above normal precipitation.” Now, how does that sound? I suppose time will tell how true of a prediction this turns out to be, but in the meantime, let's enjoy the beautiful fall weather while it’s here! Take a road trip and enjoy the stunning views, visit your local farm or orchard for some good ‘ol fashioned hayride fun or check out the deliciously fresh produce at a local farm market. We’ve made it even easier for you with the What’s Doing’s top picks of local places to go and we would love to hear about your experiences and adventures. Sharing your input is what helps make the What’s Doing the community centered magazine that people turn to for all things Waterbury and we look forward to hearing from you! Wishing each of you a wonderful new year!

The Editors

What's Doing in Waterbury would like to wish a

to the entire community.


Waterbury Daily Minyanim FALL 2018

Shacharis

Mincha

Maariv

Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel 359 Cooke Street

6:10 am 7:45 am

1:30 pm 3:15 pm

8:30 pm 10:00 pm

Khal Bnai Shalom 135 Roseland Avenue

Vasikin, 7:00 am Sunday: Vasikin, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00

15 minutes before shkiah

Shkiah, 8:00, 9:30 pm

Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury 32 Hillside Avenue

8:15 am

Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah* 100 Blue Ridge Drive

7:45 am (Sun-Fri)

1:45 pm (Mon-Thurs)

2:20 (Mon-Thurs) 2:45 pm (Sun)

*All minyanim are in the Blue Ridge Shul except Maariv which takes place downstairs in Bnai Shalom

The Shteeble

8:20 pm

67 Columbia Boulevard

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WHAT’S DOING IN WATERBURY, LLC Connecticut’s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory. ISSUE #63

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YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL

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Waterbury Citizens Patrol: 203-759-8339 Mikvah of Waterbury: 203-754-4150 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 7


WDW YELLOW PAGES ACCOUNTANT Meir Fischer, CPA 203-756-1040 Menachem Friedman, CPA 347-401-3157 Eli Sontag, CPA 917-621-7360 ALARM SYSTEMS Alert Security Systems, INC. 203-387-8332 Dynamark Security Systems 203-757-1744 APPAREL BY Styles (Chavi Brecher) 347-962-9638 EMi Hair Accessories (Shani Shapiro) 646-263-8779 Junees.com Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189 Shells & Skirts (Nechi Weinreb) 203-707-1314 Shirt Stop www.shirtstop.us 347-871-1621 The Hat Box (Monsey) 845-517-2829 APPLIANCES Sears 203-236-8800 Sears Outlet 860-665-8101 APPLIANCE REPAIR Affordable Appliance 860-256-9750 All Make Appliance Repair 203-596-9092 ATTORNEY Dov Braunstein 203-573-0580 Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Raymond J. Antonacci, LLC 203-597-8883 Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, LLC 860-274-2511 Ruth D. Weissman 860-777-7128 Weisman Law Offices 203-757-1561 AUTO RENTALS Avis 203-757-8081 Enterprise 203-755-3770 Hertz 203-573-8534 Rent-A-Wreck 203-575-1631 AUTO SALES & LEASING MY Auto Sales (Brooklyn) 718-851-2277 Plaza Auto Leasing (Brooklyn) 718-975-9000

Naugutuck Savings Bank 203-729-4442 People’s Bank 203-597-1313 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 Sovereign Bank 1-877-768-2265 TD Bank 1-888-751-9000 Webster Bank 203-578-2230 BIKUR CHOLIM Bikur Cholim of Waterbury 203-574-3395 New Haven Friendship House at Yale 203-693-9033 / Eliezer Greer 203-606-3085 CARPET CLEANERS Better Carpet Cleaners 860-632-1667 Watertown Carpet Cleaning 203-596-0301 CARPET RETAILER Associated Carpet 203-756-5594 Carpets Plus 203-753-8235 CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION / DOULA Shulamit Feld 203-768-0250 CHILD CARE / CAMP Camp Revach 203-756-1800 ext. 315 Metsuyan Day Care (Rachel Berger) 516-695-3488 Morah Rena's Playgroup 845-642-2069 Morah Rivky's Playgroup 203-768-5090 Morah Gili Gigi 203-510-3624 Morah Aliza Nugiel 917-273-0392 Morah Devorah Ehrenreich 347-721-7732 Chani Gottesman (2 yr old summer camp) 917-685-2672 COMMUNAL RESOURCES Bonei Olam 718-252-1212 Chessed Shel Emes of CT 203-510-3882 Connecticut Torah Connection 860.785.4CTC Hebrew Free Loan Assoc. of Wtby 203-757-1561 Historic Overlook Community Club 203-574-0756 The Jewish Federation 203-267-3177 Neighborhood Housing Services 203-753-1896 Waterbury Regional Chamber 203-757-0701 Vaad Hakashrus of Wtby. 203-756-1800

AUTO SERVICES & REPAIR Joe’s Tire Shop 203-753-3108 Montambault’s Auto 203-756-7026 Peretz Schechter 845-213-0304 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 203-729-5108 West Main Auto 203-596-3722

COMMUNICATION The PTT Shop 800-520-3382

BABY ESSENTIALS Baby Depot 203-630-0647

CONTRACTOR / REMODELING Axela Construction (Yitzchok Rabinowitz) 203-573-9870 ext. 206 Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Jim Battistrada 203-591-1656 Vesta Homes Inc. 203-754-0917

BANKS Apple Valley Bank 203-271-1268 Citibank 203-573-5820 8 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

COMPUTER SALES & REPAIR ACR Computer 203-754-9688 Computer Consultant (P. Nugiel) 568-1803


WDW YELLOW PAGES COUNSELING See Healthcare Services Section CRAFTS/FABRICS J-Mar Crafts 203-753-1815 Jo-Ann Fabrics 203-757-0662 Michael’s 203-597-1336 DEPARTMENT STORES BJ’s Wholesale Club 203-753-9997 Burlington Coat Factory 203-597-0388 Costco Wholesale 203-757-7979 JC Penny 203-575-1395 Kohl’s 203-575-9238 Macy’s 203-757-1131 Marshalls (Watertown) 860-274-5481 Target 203-437-3673 T.J. Maxx 203-573-1061 Wal-Mart 203-759-1000 DISCOUNT STORES Dollar Tree 203-597-0505 Five Below 203-573-9373 Job Lot 203-841-0307 Ollie's 203-591-1616 DRY CLEANERS Mar-Vic Cleaners 203-754-3952 Perry’s Dry Cleaners 203-753-3161 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Ahuva Oberlander-Special Ed Tutoring 203-757-8585 Chaynie Nath-Academic Evaluations 203-437-5447 Rivka Schonfeld S.O.S. 718-382-5437 R' Raphael Nemetzky, Tutor 954-668-7234 ELECTRICIAN Accurate Electrical Contractors 203-509-7027 Power Cell Electric 203-982-8053 FENCING Master Fence Co. 203-574-4011 FINANCIAL SERVICES Fidelity Payment Services 855-794-7348 FLOORING Capitol Wood Flooring 203-575-8300 Sanco Hardwood Flooring 203-592-6688 Tommy’s Hardwood Flooring 860-561-9776 FLORISTS O’Rourke & Birch Florists 203-756-7857 Orchid Florist 203-573-0690 Stop & Shop 203-756-4678

FRAMING & ART SHOP Goldsmiths 203-757-0356 The Frame Shop 203-754-1655 Michael’s 203-597-1336 FURNITURE Bob’s Furniture 860-620-1650 La-Z-Boy 203-574-4001 Pilgrim Furniture 860-276-0030 Raymour and Flanigan 203-573-1015 GARDENERS W Lawncare (Y.M. Weinreb) 203-816-5296 GIFTWARE L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN Aliza Nugiel 203-568-1803 Leebah Stephens 203-233-6399 GLASSES / EYEWEAR Lenscrafters 203-597-1355 Opticare 203-574-2020 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 GUTTER CLEANING / POWER WASHING Affordable Powerwashing 203-597-7075 HAIRCUTS C&C Hair Salon 203-597-1000 Cost Cutters 203-596-7993 Chaim E. Linda (upsherin) 203-596-8198 Supercuts 203-574-0642 HANDYMAN Eli Chernin 203-759-8082 Sruli Weisz 917-468-8171 Levi Yudkin 203-724-7127 HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY Central Cosmetics (Shani Metz) 203-757-9893 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE Jewish Hypnosis (Orli Katz) 203-565-3324 KosherVitamins.com 800-645-1899 NCE Home Care 203-945-1200 Beth Salzberg, Personal Trainer 860-233-3443 Lisa Scappini, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist 203-217-0616 YMCA 203-754-2181 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Chernin HVAC/R 203-759-8082 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 HOME & HARDWARE Bender Plumbing 203-756-8013 Home Depot 203-757-7206

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WDW YELLOW PAGES HOME & HARDWARE (continued) ICI Paints 203-753-1107 KNB Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 Lowe’s (Southington) 860-385-9193 Raymond’s Building Supply 203-879-2538 Schmidt and Serafine’s 203-754-5186 Torrington Supply Co. 203-756-3641 HOME INSPECTOR Carry O’Niel 203-758-8649 HOTELS Courtyard by Marriot 203-596-1000 Hampton Inn Waterbury 203-753-1777 Wyndham Southbury 203-598-7600 INSURANCE David Lieber cell 347-865-4326 Gross and Company 212-620-4040 INTERIOR DESIGN & DECORATING Sari Langsam Design 773-895-0699 I.T. SERVICES Global Tech Solutions 203-725-3122 JEWELRY SALES & REPAIR Bejeweled (Monsey) 845-425-4650 Fine Crafts Jewelers 203-756-4800 JUDAICA Bais Hasforim (Monsey) 845-371-1495 L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Judaica Place www.judaicaplace.com Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Mercaz Seforim (Monsey) 845-352-7792 Tuvia’s (Monsey) 845-426-0824 KITCHEN REMODELING Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 KNB Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 LAWN & GARDEN Schmidt and Serafine’s

203-754-5186

LIQUOR / WINE The Good Life Wines & Spirits 203-754-5554 Wine N Liquor Outlet 203-596-9463 LOCKSMITHS Leon’s Locks 203-753-4440 MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Ami Magazine 718.534.8800 Binah Magazine 718-305-5200 Hamodia 718-853-9094 Mishpacha Magazine 718-686-9339 Waterbury Republican 203-574-3636 What’s Doing in Waterbury 203-233-3417 10 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

MAILING SERVICES Accurate Mailing Services 203-758-0430 MIKVAOS Mikvah Tcharna of Waterbury 203-754-4150 Mikvah Tahor V’kadosh (Mens) 203-509-5539 Keilim: WaterburyKeilimMikvah@gmail.com New Haven 203-387-2184 New Haven (Lubavitch) 203-777-8966 West Hartford 860-521-9446 Mikvah of Rockland County 845-371-9409 MOHEL Rabbi Dov Greer 203-786-3097 Rabbi Nosson Schechter 917-494-4935 MORTGAGES & LOANS Evergreen Funding (S. Katz) 203-776-5626 FM Home Loans (Ari Hofstatter) 347-359-6159 GMAC Mortgage 203-758-9910 People’s Bank 203-250-9396 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 MOVING & STORAGE Schulgasser Brothers 973-458-9658 Waterbury Self Storage 203-574-2764 MUSIC / CHOIR / MUSIC LESSONS Elisha Freedman–One Man Band 917-533-0758 Family Music Center 203-756-0843 Kolainu Boys Choir 203-816-0876 Shira Mayerfeld (Piano Lessons) 845-323-5698 NIT CHECKING / REMOVAL NitFix (Chanie Fingerer) 917-815-2910 NOTARY PUBLIC Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 OFFICE SUPPLIES Advantage Business Systems 203-929-3769 Staples 203-573-0925 PAINTER / PAINT SUPPLIES Sandro 203-424-4774 PAPER GOODS & PARTY SUPPLIES It’s A Favor.com 718-234-3951 Party City 203-596-1853 Party Plus 203-879-9951 Shannon’s Party Props 203-879-2711 PASSPORTS Lakewood Road Post Offfice 203-757-7511 E-Z Passport 866-439-7277 PEST CONTROL Anderson Wildlife 203-758-0555 Family Pest Control 203-756-6028


WDW YELLOW PAGES PHOTOGRAPHERS Kiki Baitellman 203-982-3354 Devory Salamon 203-565-2186 PLUMBERS Dan’s Discount Rooter 860-274-1025 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 John 203-650-0840 PRINTERS Minuteman Press 203-573-0100 Sir Speedy 203-346-0716 REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway (Lisa Klein) 203-400-3321 Blue Ridge Estates 203-568-0460 Classic Realty (Susanne Avigdor) 203-387-9991 Drubner Commercial (John) 203-753-4116 x 3 Jason Katz 203-509-0474 Kesher Realty (Meir Fischer / Leorah Elin) 203-805-0875 Showcase Realty 860-274-7000 REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT CK Investments 203-755-3702 Liberty Management 203-755-0677 RESTAURANTS & FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS 613 (Stamford) 203-614-8777 Ami’s Bagels 203-596-9020 Desserts by Rachel 240-501-3065 Eden Wok (New Rochelle) 914-637-9363 Fascias’s Chocolates 203-753-0515 7 Eleven 203 527-8388 Soosh (Stamford) 203-658-7505 Waterbury Kosher World 203-757-4992 ROOFING Sandro 203-424-4774 SHEITELS / HAIRCUTS Tzipora Abraham 845-519-0246 Rivka Sara Gewirtzman 845-304-6400 Deena Metchick 617-820-3576 Chaya Gitty Perlstein 917-224-0156 SHOES DSW Shoes (Plainville) 860-747-6900 Footprints Shoes (Newington) 860-666-3100 Little Eric (Greenwich) 203- 622-1600 SHOPPING MALLS Brass Mill Center (Wtby) 203-755-5000 Danbury Fair Mall 203-743-3247 Meriden Mall 203-235-3343 Southbury Green 978-741-1650 West Farms Mall (Farmington) 860-561-3024

SILVER POLISHING & REPAIR Buffers 203-281-0101 (Hamden) SOFER L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 203-906-6296 SPORTING GOODS B&G Sports Co. 203-757-2571 Modell’s 203-591-9404

SUCCAH SALES Connecticut’s Succah Outlet 203-756-5566 Succah Sales (Yechiel Munk) 203-577-9995 SUPERMARKETS Gourmet Glatt (Cedarhurst) 516-569-2662 Jarjura’s Farm 203-757-7777 Shoprite 203-756-5614 Stop & Shop (Chase Ave.) 203-756-4678 Stop & Shop (Wolcott St.) 203-755-9489 Waterbury Kosher World 203-757-4992 TAILORING Jenn Chernin 781-367-5161 Lia's Tailoring 203-725-3573 Lilly's Alterations & Tailoring 203-596-0675 Mar Vic 203-754-3952 Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189

THERAPY See Healthcare Services Section TRUCK RENTAL Penske 203-757-8303 Rent a Wreck 203-575-1631 Ryder 203-597-5427 Uhaul 203-756-2208 or 754-0193 TRAVEL The Miles Hubb 516-690-7355 TZEDAKAH ORGANIZATIONS Kollel Chibas Yerushalayim 718-633-7112 Kupat Ha’ir 1-888-587-2842 Vaad Harabonim 877-722-2646 VACUUM CLEANERS Connecticut Sew & Vac 203-574-7781 WINDOWS Naugatuck Window & Glass 203-729-4536 Waterbury Glass & Mirror 203-573-0333

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HEALTHCARE ALLERGY & ASTHMA Dr. David Dreyfus 203-527-8172 Advanced Allergy & Asthma Family Care (Dr. Larry Scheer) 203-755-5500 Dr. Michael Krall 860-246-7273 BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Proud Moments Therapy 718-215-5311 CHIROPRACTOR Balanced Body 203-723-5715 Dr. Porzio 203-756-7449 Dr. Karen Bavaro 203-263-2720 (Woodbury) DERMATOLOGIST Yale Dermatology 203-577-1050 Dr. Jeffrey Alter 203-757-1585 Dr. Graeme Lipper 203-264-3903 EAR, NOSE & THROAT Dr. Eric Baum (Pediatric) 203-234-8199 Dr. Neil Schiff 203-574-3777 Naugatuck Valley ENT 203-578-4630 ENDOCRINOLOGIST Dr. Thomas Gniadek 203-755-7711 DENTIST CT Family Dental 203-574-2725 Dr. Ezra Friedman Dental Health Associates 203-879-4649 Dr. Raven Henderson (Dynobite Smiles Pediatrics) 203-577-3500 Dr. Tony Lepore (Pediatric Dental of Southbury) 203-264-1497 Dr. Joy Lunan 203-901-1305 Dr. Stephen Rothman 203-562-4143 (New Haven) Dr. Joseph Statkevich 203-574-3343 Dr. Alan Wolkoff 203-753-2274 FERTILITY SPECIALIST Dr. Gad Levy 203-929-6412 GASTROENTEROLOGIST Dr. Robert Leventhal 203-756-6422 Dr. Hector Pun 203-756-7788 Dr. Ronald Zlotoff 203-755-4515 HAND SPECIALIST Dr. Richard Manzo 203-755-7115 HOMECARE Emerest Health Home Care 203-941-1700 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE

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SERVICES INTERNIST Dr. Mary Aquavia 203-262-4600 (Southbury) Dr. John Testa 203-709-5300 (Prospect) Dr. Jacqueline Lustig 860-274-8891 Phoenix Specialty Group 203-574-2930 Dr. David Silver 203-271-3296 (Cheshire) MENTAL HEALTH Chananya Abraham, MS, LPC 203-759-8007 Esther Baylis, LCSW 347-757-0164 Rabbi Yosef Feld, MSW 203-707-1886 Bracha Mayer, MSW 845-659-9391 Chani Sontag, MA, LPC 917-880-2675 Daniela Thaler, MS 203-233-3417 MIDWIFE Vanessa Daou, CNM (Specialists in Women’s Healthcare) 203-754-2535 Cathie Miller 203- 954-0080 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST Joyce Frazier, NMT 646-287-6905 (New Haven) NUTRITIONIST Jay Wolkoff, MS 203-753-2274 OB/GYN Associates in Family Health (Dr. Joel Allen) 203-732-0022 Associated Women’s Health (Dr. Ian Cohen) 203-755-2344 Center for Women’s Health 203-573-1425 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 Griffin Hospital Childbirth Center (Dr. Kessler) 203-732-7252 Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists 203-575-1811 Women's Health Associates (Southbury) 203-264-2300 Yale OBGYN 203-785-5682 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 OPHTHALMOLOGIST / OPTOMETRIST The Eye Group (Dr. Levada) 203-597-9100 (pediatric) Opticare (Dr. Peterson) 203-574-2020 Dr. Thornquest 203-452-9723


HEALTHCARE Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 Vision Associates of Prospect (Dr. Kline & Dr. Gelinas) 203-758-5555 ORAL-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON Dr. Elie Ferneini 203- 573-1427 (​Waterbury) Dr. Ean James (Bristol) 860-583-6549 ORTHODONDIST Dr. Michael Friedman 203-573-8034 ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Dr. John Reach (Yale) 203-737-5656 ORTHOPEDIST CT Orthopedist Specialists (Children’s) Dr. Peter Deluca 203-867-6448 Dr. John Keggi 203-598-0700 Dr. Michael Kaplan 203-758-1272 Dr. Charles Raferty 203-758-2003 Dr. Dennis Rodin 203-755-0165 Hanger Orthotics 203-755-8840 PEDIATRICIAN Dr. Ephraim Bartfeld 860-274-8891 Child & Adolescent Healthcare Assoc. (Dr. Jane Rudolph) 203-574-4747 Pediatric Associates of CT 203-755-2999 PERIODONTIST Dr. William Tarasuck 203-597-0055 PHYSICAL THERAPY Access Rehab 203-598-0400 Advance Therapy Assoc. 203-577-3700 Dr. Richard (Aryeh) Shapiro, DPT 516-784-6633 PODIATRIST Dr. Marc Bernbach 203-753-2048 Dr. Bruce Vinokur 203-755-2050 Dr. Mchugh & Assoc. 860-274-1773 Dr. Joel Segalman 203- 755-0489 PSYCHIATRIST Dr. Gale Levine 203-654-9002 (New Haven) PULMONOLOGIST Dr. David Hill 203-759-3666

SERVICES SPEECH THERAPY Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 Toba Baila Goldfinger MS, SLP 718-704-9775 Malka Goldgrab, SLP 845-826-0885 Shani Shapiro, MS, CCC-SLP 646-263-8779 RADIOLOGY Diagnostic Radiology 203-756-8911 RHEUMATOLOGIST Dr. David Podell 203-573-7281 Dr. Lawrence Zemel (Pediatric) 203-545-9395 SURGEON - HAND Dr. Andrew Nelson 203-755-7115 UROLOGIST Urology Specialists 203-757-8361

Hospitals St. Mary’s Hospital 203-709-6000 Waterbury Hospital 203-573-6000 Yale New Haven Hospital 203-688-4242 CT Children’s Medical Center (Hartford) 860-545-9000 Griffin Hospital (Derby) 203-735-7421

Medical Laboratories Quest Diagnostics 1-877-868-2191

Pharmacies Brass City Pharmacy 203-759-9000 Bunker Hill Pharmacy 203-574-7825 CVS (24 hours) 203-755-5490 Shoprite Pharmacy 203-753-1718 Stop and Shop 203-597-1498 Target (CVS) 203-437-3674 Walgreens 203-757-5102

Emergency Numbers Hatzalah of Waterbury 203-754-4200 Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 *** H  ealthcare listings are by recommendation only

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MUNICIPAL AND OTHER LISTINGS

Animal Control Society 203-574-6909 Bureau of Water 203-574-8251 Bureau of Vital Statistics 203-574-6800 Birth to 3 Info Line 1-800-505-7000 Citizen’s Hotline 203-597-3444 Eversource Energy: electric company: 1-800-286-2000 gas company: 1-800-989-0900 CT Dept. Of Consumer Protection 800-842-2649 DMV 1-800-842-8222 Dog Warden 203-574-6909/6920 Energize CT 877-947-3873 Energy Assistance-NOW 203-756-8151/ 203-575-4232 Fire Department 203-597-3425 Husky Insurance 800-656-6684 Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury 203-753-1896 Police Department 203-574-6911 Post Office Grand St. 203-574-6521 Wigwam Ave. 203-759-3642 Mail Service Info. 203-578-3426 Waterbury Public Library 203-574-8205 Southbury Public Library 203-262-0626 Refuse Collection 203-574-6857 SNET (phone company) 811 611(repairs) 1-800-453-SNET (out-of-state) Street Department/ Public Works 203-574-8261 Tax Assessors office Motor vehicles - 203-574-6831 Property - 203-574-6821 Transportation Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 Bonanza Bus Line (to NYC) 1-888-751-8800 Bradley Int’l Airport 1-860-292-2000 Metro North 1-800-638-7646 Yellow Taxi 203-754-5151 UPS 1-800-742-5877 Weather & other info 1-800-555-TELL WIC 203-574-6785 WRAP Program 800-388-9727 14 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

New & Noteworthy A new freezer gemach is available for short term use. Great for cooking ahead for Yom Tov or a simcha. Call Rivky Barth @ 917-371-1882. L’ilui nishmas Nechama bas R' Aharon Hakohen Pam, shlita. Shoprite now offers free prescription delivery! Call (203) 756-5614 for details. Brand new Home Goods now open in the Southbury Green Plaza, 775 Main Street. Call (203) 264-0025. Tablecloth gemach now open! Beautiful selection available for simchas and events. Call Nechama Grosberg for more info @214-2268353 or 203-756-2789. Amazon delivery station now opening in Bristol, located at 229 Technology Park. Check Amazon’s website for more details. Just in time for Chol Hamoed Sukkos: Brand-new Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park now open at 5 Prindle Lane in Danbury, CT, right next to Bounce Trampoline Park. The first of its kind and largest in the world, it features huge stunt airbags, zip lines, climbing walls, ropes courses and more. They open at 3pm on weekdays and 11am on Sunday. Visit www.ThrillzDanbury. com for more information.


SHIURIM & LEARNING PROGRAMS DAF YOMI SHIURIM: • Given by Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum at B'nai Shalom, weekdays after the neitz minyan, Shabbos time varies.

Night Kollel from 8:15 to 9:30 pm at B’nai Shalom under the direction of R’ Sonnenschein. Shiurim & Chavrusos available.

• Given by R’ Raphael Deutsch at B'nai Shalom at 8:15 pm.

Men’s Mesilas Yesharim Shiur by R’ Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom, every Tuesday from 9:05- 9:35 pm.

• Given by R' Shuly Lieber at B’nai Shalom, weekdays after 7 am shacharis, Shabbos at 10:30 am.

Meseches Taanis Daf-A-week Shiur in Blue ridge shul. 9:00 pm MondayThursday. Given by R’ Azi Gendelman.

• Given by Rabbi Yaakov Metz on Shabbos in Blue Ridge.

WOMEN'S SHIURIM

MORNING SHIURIM & CHABUROS: Morning Learning Seder MondayFriday from 6-7 am at B’nai Shalom. Morning SHIVTI Chaburah in Yeshiva BMK Mon-Fri 7:00-7:45 am. Learning in depth various engaging and relevant sugyos. For more info contact Elisha Freedman. Shulchan Aruch Shiur given daily by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom at 6:30 am. Men’s Sunday Morning Shiur by R’ Yosef Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom after 8:00 am Shacharis. Breakfast is served. Call Mordechai Shtern at 203-578-0653. Beitzah V'haarev Na Chabura after the 8:00 Shabbos minyan kiddush, with daily chazara. For more info contact Rabbi Selengut, R' Y. Markowitz and Rabbi B. Levine.

Weekly Ladies’ Shiur on Wed. nights at 8:30 pm by R' Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom. Women's Shabbos Shiur Shabbos after­ noon 11/2 hours before Mincha at alternat­ ing locations. Weekly announcement in Yeshiva and B’nai Shalom or call Orli Katz at 203-755-7328. Women's Halacha Shiur given by Rabbi Sonnenschein. Call Orli Katz for more information at 203-755-7328. Women's Chinuch Banim Shiur based on the chinuch principles of Rebbetzin Sima Spetner. Given by Mrs. Adina Heavenrich on Sunday nights at 8:30. Contact Michal Sytner at 347-452-8759.

BOYS' LEARNING PROGRAMS

NIGHT SHIURIM & CHABUROS:

Likras Shabbos / Erev Shabbos Learning Program for boys ages 10 and up, 20 minute before mincha at B'nai Shalom. Contact R’ Brecher for more information.

Night Kollel in Yeshiva under the direc­ tion of Rabbi Tzvi Thaler and Rabbi Yitzchok Baylis offers tracks in gemara and halacha. Weekly Chaburos and monetary incentives.

Avos U’Banim Father/Son Learning Program Motzei Shabbos in Yeshiva, 2 hours after sh'kiah. Call S.F. Siegfried at 203-7595653 or Yaakov Reiss at 203-527-7200.

Nightly Bekiyus Seder in Maseches Sotah, as part of the V'haarev Na Program. Shiur given by R' Avrohom Krohn at 8:45 pm in the Yeshiva's main Beis Medrash. Please call 203-206-4732 for more information.

The Tzon Kadoshim Chabura is a Boys' night seder program that meets 4 times a week in B'nai Shalom to learn mishnayos Kodshim. Please call Rabbi Chaifetz at 203-704-0939.

Navi Shiur given by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom on Shabbos after 6:00 mincha. Dirshu Daily Mishna Brurah Shiur, given by R’ Tzvi Thaler. Sun–Thurs, 8-8:30pm, followed by Maariv, in the BMK of the Yeshiva.

COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAMS Connecticut Torah Connection An out­ reach program offering local professionals the opportunity to learn Torah once a week with a study partner. Tuesday, 7-8 pm at Bnai Shalom. To participate please contact: 860.785.4CTC, WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 15


F.Y.I.

HADLOKAS NEIROS

Ongoing classes, events and happenings around Waterbury

FOR WATERBURY, CT

SEP. 9 SEP. 14 SEP. 18 SEP. 21 SEP. 23 SEP. 28 SEP. 30 OCT. 5 OCT. 12 OCT. 19 OCT. 26 NOV. 2 NOV. 9 NOV. 16 NOV. 23 NOV. 30 DEC. 7 DEC. 14 DEC. 21 DEC. 28 JAN. 4 JAN. 11 JAN. 18 JAN. 25 FEB. 1 FEB. 8 FEB. 15 FEB. 22 MAR. 1

‫ראש השנה‬ ‫וילך‬ ‫יום כיפור‬ ‫האזינו‬ ‫סוכות‬ ‫שבת חול המועד‬ ‫שמיני עצרת‬ ‫בראשית‬ ‫נח‬ ‫לך לך‬ ‫וירא‬ ‫חיי שרה‬ ‫תולדות‬ ‫ויצא‬ ‫וישלח‬ ‫וישב‬ ‫מקץ‬ ‫ויגש‬ ‫ויחי‬ ‫שמות‬ ‫וארא‬ ‫בא‬ ‫בשלח‬ ‫יתרו‬ ‫משפטים‬ ‫תרומה‬ ‫תצוה‬ ‫כי תשא‬ ‫ויקהל‬

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6:53 6:45 6:38 6:33 6:29 6:21 6:17 6:09 5:57 5:46 5:36 5:27 4:19 4:13 4:08 4:05 4:03 4:04 4:07 4:11 4:17 4:24 4:32 4:40 4:49 4:58 5:07 5:16 5:24

■ Drawing and painting lessons available for grades pre1A and up. Both group classes and private lessons offered. Also offering Bas Mitzvah and paint night parties. For more information call Leah Schutz at 516-521-4294. ■ Tali Fischer’s Dance Class for Girls For details call 203-565-6322. Also offer­ ing Zumba classes for ladies. Call for details 203-565-6322. ■ Tumbling Tots Gymnastics Classes by Chana Rochel Salvay for girls in kindergarten thru fourth grade. Call or text 516-317-6385 or email crsalvay@ gmail.com. ■ Swimming for Boys Monday evenings from 7:15-8:15 at the YMCA. Call the YMCA to register at 203-754-2181. ■ Aerobics by Raizy Gutman, certified fitness instructor, for women and girls. Several weekly exercise classes; morning and evening options. Private sessions avail­ able. Please text Raizy at 203-982-6167. ■ Aerobics by Esther Baila Merenstein, certified Insanity trainer. Insanity, a total body hiit workout, is offered Sundays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 8:15 pm. Located at 92 Prospect St. Text 203-510-6660. ■ Yoga Class for Women at alternat­ ing homes int the community. Contact Karin at karinterebessy@cox.net for more information. ■ Swimming for Women Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:15 at the YMCA. Call the YMCA to register at 203-754-2181. ■ Ladies’ Shidduch Meeting Call Blimie Lazenga at 203-596-9932 for more info. ■ YKW & BYW School Uniforms are available for purchase in Waterbury. Call Chavi Brecher at 347-962-9638.


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MAZEL TOV TO: Dr. & Dr. Eliyahu Bader on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Benji Berman on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Deutsch on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Ahron Hoberman on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Yaakov Lichtenstein on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Yakir Markowitz on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi & Mrs. Yirmiyah Moldovan on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Zev Saftlas on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Aryeh Shapiro on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Pinny Spira on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Vickman on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Sruli Weisz on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Zohn on the birth of a baby boy

MAZEL TOV TO:

Rabbi & Mrs. Hillel Adler on Akiva's Bar Mitzvah Atty. & Mrs. Raphael Deutsch on Shmuel's bar mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Doniel Kalish on Yehuda's Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Yacov Metz on Avigdor's Bar Mitzvah

Welcome!

A warm welcome to Waterbury’s newest families!

Shmuel & Atara Frenkel R' Eliezer Moshe & Chaya Brocha Strohe & family Avi & Ruchy Klagsbrun and family R' Moshe Dov & Rochel Heber and family Menachem & Rivka Brocha Glazer R' Pinchos & Avigail Harr and family Yaacov & Bella Cohen and family R' Boruch Dov & Chani Sellivan and family Aharon & Davita Rosenbloom and family Josh and Yocheved Zaitchek and family Momo and Rachelli Shteierman Avrohom Meir & Rachel Weinberg and family Moshe and Devorah Nager Avi & Leah Gittel Jaffe WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 17


We are excited to announce the launch of K’hal B’nai Shalom’s new website, calendar, and account management system!

We have partnered with ShulCloud to provide our members with some new and exciting features: ♦ Update your profile information ♦ View and pay your pledges online ♦ Check on minyanim and shiurim times ♦ Download the shul bulletin Look out for more features in the coming weeks! ‫בס"ד‬

Our zmanim are now available on our website www.bnaishalomwaterbury.com by clicking on Calendar Tab.

‫זמני התפילות לקיץ תשע"ח‬ ‫צאת‬B'nai‫מעריב‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‬ Shalom: 135 Roseland Avenue ‫שבת‬ ‫מוצש"ק‬ ‫ש"ק‬ ‫רבינו‬ ‫תם‬

‫ שחרית‬Ct‫שקיעה‬ ‫פלג‬ ‫מנחה‬ - Waterbury, 06710 ‫הדלקת‬ -‫נרות‬ office@bnaishalomwaterbury.com ‫עש"ק‬ ‫ המנחה‬+‫ערש"ק‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫ערש"ק‬

‫(הדלקת‬ ‫נרות לא‬ )‫לפני‬

‫(פלג‬ )‫המנחה‬

‫בס"ד‬

8:44 8:30 7:31 6:30 )8:57 ‫ (מ"א‬9:33 8:30 7:30 :712 :607 5:50 ‫שמיני‬ 8:52 8:40 7:39 6:30 )8:51 ‫ (מ"א‬9:27 8:30 7:38 7:20 6:13 5:55 ‫תזריע מצורע‬ 8:59 8:45 7:46 6:30 )8:45 ‫ (מ"א‬9:21 8:30 7:45 7:27 6:19 6:00 ‫אחרי מות קדושים‬ 9:07 8:55 7:54 6:30 )8:40 ‫ (מ"א‬9:16 8:30 7:53 7:35 6:24 6:05 ‫אמור‬ 9:14 9:00 8:01 6:30 )8:36 ‫ (מ"א‬9:12 *8:30 8:00 7:42 6:30 6:10 ‫בהר בחוקתי‬ 9:21 8:58 8:08 6:30 )8:33 ‫ (מ"א‬9:09 *8:30 8:07 7:49 6:36 6:20 ‫במדבר‬ 9:06 **8:25 8:14 7:56 6:42 6:25 9:28 9:15 8:15 6:30 )8:30 ‫(מ"א‬ ‫נשא‬ ‫זמני התפילות לחורף תשע"ח‬ 9:33 9:20 8:20 6:30 )8:29 ‫ (מ"א‬9:05 **8:25 8:19 8:01 6:46 6:30 ‫בהעלותך‬ )8:28 ‫ (מ"א‬9:04 **8:25 8:24 8:06 6:50 6:30 9:‫שבת‬ 38‫צאת‬9:25 ‫מעריב‬ 8:25 ‫ש"ק‬ 6:30‫שקיעה‬ ‫שלח‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‬ ‫שחרית‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‬ 9:41 8:28 6:30 )8:29 ‫ (מ"א‬9:05 **8:25 8:27 8:09 ‫עש"ק‬ 6:53 ‫ערש"ק‬ 6:35‫מנחה‬ ‫קרח‬ ‫רבינו תם‬9:25 ‫מוצש"ק‬ )9:17**‫(מ"א‬ 9:43 8:259:53 8:298:30 8:11 6:06:54 6:35 ‫חקת‬ 7:14 9:30 7:8:30 00 6:30 6:01 )8:305‫(מ"א‬ :05 9:06 2 5:44 ‫נח‬ ‫ (מ"א‬9:08 )9:21**‫(מ"א‬ 9:43 8:30 6:30 8:259:57 8:308:30 8:12 5:52 6:55 6:35 ‫בלק‬ 7:04 9:30 6:50 5:51 )8:324:55 5:34 ‫לך‬-‫לך‬ ‫ (מ"א‬9:11 )9:25 ‫(מ"א‬ 10:01 9:41 8:28 6:30 *8:30 8:288:30 8:10 5:44 6:54 6:35 ‫פנחס‬ 6:55 9:25 6:40 5:42 )8:354:45 5:26 ‫וירא‬ ) 8: 38 ‫(מ"א‬ 9: 1 4 9:3 8 9:2 5 8: 25 6:30 8:30 8:2 5 8:0 7 6: 52 6:3 5 ‫מסעי‬ ‫מטות‬ ) 8:30 ‫(מ"א‬ 9: 06 ** 8:25 5:48 5:35 4:35 3:40 4:36 4:18 ‫שרה‬ ‫חיי‬ )8:41 ‫ (מ"א‬9:17 9:5:42 33 9:20 5:30 8:20 6:30 8:30 8: 21 8:03 6:4 8 6: 30 ‫דברים‬ ) 8: 35 ‫(מ"א‬ 9: 11 *8:30 4:29 3:30 4:30 4:12 ‫תולדות‬ ‫ (מ"א‬9:)28:040 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:5:38 26 9:10 5:25 8:13 6:30 8:309:16 8:148:30 7:56 4:25 6:43 6:2 5 ‫ואתחנן‬ 4:25 )8:443:30 4:07 ‫ויצא‬ )8:47 ‫ (מ"א‬9:)28:345 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:5:35 19 9:05 5:20 8:06 6:30 8:309:21 8:078:30 7:49 4:22 6:37 6: 20 ‫עקב‬ 4:22 3:25 4:04 ‫וישלח‬ )8:50 ‫ (מ"א‬9:26 8:30 7:58 7:40 6:30 6:10 9:10 7:57 6:30 ‫ראה‬ 5:34 8:55 5:20 4:21 3:25 )8:49 ‫ (מ"א‬9:25 8:30 4:21 4:03 ‫וישב‬ 9:00 8:45 7:47 6:30 )8:53 ‫ (מ"א‬9:29 8:30 7: 48 7: 30 6: 22 6:05 ‫שופטים‬ 5:36 5:20 4:23 3:25 )8:54 ‫ (מ"א‬9:30 8:30 4:22 4:04 ‫מקץ‬ 8:49 8:35 7:36 6:30 )8:56 ‫ (מ"א‬9:32 8:309:33 7:38 7:20 6:13 5:55 ‫כי תצא‬ )8:57 ‫(מ"א‬ 5:39 5:25 4:26 )8:583:30 8:30 4:25 4:07 ‫ויגש‬ ‫ (מ"א‬9:34 8:30 7:26 7:08 6:04 5:45 8:38 8:25 7:25 6:30 ‫כי תבא‬ )9:00 ‫ (מ"א‬9:36 8:30 5:44 5:30 4:31 )9:013:35 4:30 4:12 ‫ויחי‬ ‫ (מ"א‬9:37 8:30 7:15 6:57 5:54 5:35 8:26 8:10 7:13 6:15 ‫נצבים‬ 5:50 5:35 4:37 3:40 )9:02 ‫ (מ"א‬9:38 8:30 4:36 4:18 ‫שמות‬ )9:03 ‫ (מ"א‬9:39 8:30 5:57 5:45 8:50 ‫עד‬4:44 3:45 4:43 4:25 ‫וארא‬ 8:55 ‫*= שוכן עד‬ ‫**= שוכן‬ + =Each erev shabbos we will confirm if there will be 2 Minyanim or which Minyan will take place 6:05 5:50 4:52 3:55 )9:02 ‫ (מ"א‬9:38 8:30 4:51 4:33 ‫בא‬ 18 6:14 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 6:00 5:01 4:05 )9:00 ‫ (מ"א‬9:36 8:30 5:00 4:42 ‫בשלח‬ 6:23 6:10 5:10 4:15 )8:58 ‫ (מ"א‬9:34 8:30 5:09 4:51 ‫יתרו‬


‫‪YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL OF WATERBURY‬‬ ‫‪Shabbos Zmanim Schedule‬‬

‫‪ ‬‬ ‫וילך‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Sept 14- 15‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:45 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:40 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:04‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:02 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:02 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:14 :‬‬

‫האזינו‪) :‬שבת שובה(*‬ ‫)‪(Sept 21- 22‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪6:33 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:42 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:06‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪6:49 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪7:49 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:01:‬‬

‫בראשית‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Oct 5- 6‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪6:09 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:47 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:11‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪6:26 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪7:26 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:38:‬‬

‫נח‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Oct 12-13‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:58 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:50 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:14‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:30 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪6:14 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪7:14 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:26:‬‬

‫לך לך‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Oct 19-20‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:47 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:53 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:17‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪6:03 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪7:03 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:15:‬‬

‫וירא‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Oct 26-27‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:37 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:57 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:21‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:53 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:53 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:05:‬‬

‫חיי שרה‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Nov 2-3‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:28 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪10:01 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:25‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת ‪5:00‬‬ ‫שקיעה ‪5:44:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:44 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:56:‬‬

‫תולדות‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Nov 9-10‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:20 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:25 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:05 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:29‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:37 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:37 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:49 :‬‬

‫ויצא‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Nov 16-17‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:13 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:10 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:34‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:50 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:30 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:30 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:42 :‬‬

‫וישלח‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Nov 23-24‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪4:08‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:15 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:39‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:26 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:26 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:38 :‬‬

‫וישב‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Nov 30- Dec 1‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:05 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:20 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:44‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:23 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:23 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:35 :‬‬

‫מקץ‪) *:‬שבת חנוכה(‬ ‫)‪(Dec 7-8‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:04 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:25 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:49‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:22 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:22 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:34 :‬‬

‫ויגש‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Dec 14-15‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:05 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:30 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:54‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:23 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:23 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:35:‬‬

‫ויחי‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Dec 21-22‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:07 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:33 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:57‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:26 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:26 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:38:‬‬

‫שמות‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Dec 28-29‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:12 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:36 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:00‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:50 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:30 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:30 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:42:‬‬

‫וארא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 4-5‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:17 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:02‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:36 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:36 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:48:‬‬

‫‪* Indicates Yeshiva off Shabbos‬‬ ‫‪Zmanim for Yomim Noraim and Sukkos will be posted separately‬‬

‫‪YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL: 359 Cooke Street • 203-756-1800 • www.yasw.org‬‬ ‫‪WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 19‬‬


MINYANIM IN & AROUND CT

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BRIDGEPORT, CT

STAMFORD, CT

Congregation Bikur Cholim 2365 Park Avenue (203) 336-3383 Shacharis: Tue., Wed., & Fri.: 6:40 Mon. & Th.: 6:30 Rosh Codesh: 6:20 Sunday: 7:20 (sometimes 8 AM; call to verify)

Young Israel of Stamford 69 Oaklawn Avenue (203) 348-3955 Shacharis: Mon- Fri: 6:20 AM Sun: 9:00 Congregation Agudath Sholom 301 Strawberry Hill Ave (203) 358-2200 Shacharis: Mon-Fri: 6:30, 7:30 S unday 8:30 Mincha/Maariv: Weekdays 20 min before sunset Stamford Learning Center 1766 Bedford Street Weekly Maariv at 8:45

FAIRFIELD, CT Congregation Ahavath Achim 1571 Stratfield Road (203) 372-6529 Shacharis: Sunday: 8:30 AM Mon. & Th.: 6:30 Tue., Wed., & Fri.: 6:45 AM Rosh Chodesh, Fast Days: 6:30AM Mincha & Maariv: Daily: at the zman Sunday - approx. 15 before the zman

GREENWICH, CT Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich 75 Mason Street 203-629-9059 Shacharis: Sun: 8:00, Mon-Friday: 6:45 AM Mincha: 1:30 PM

NEW HAVEN, CT Cong. Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim 112 Marvel Road (203) 387-4699 Shacharis: Mon- Fri: 6:45 AM Sun: 9:00 Mincha: At Shkiah, 7:00 PM after Shavuos until Rosh Hashanah Westville Synagogue 74 West Prospect Street 203-389-9513 Shacharis: Mon-Fri: 7:00 S unday 8:00 Mincha: 15 minutes before sunset Chabad of New Haven 292 Norton St. Shacharis: Mon-Thur: 6:45 AM Sunday 8:30 Mincha: 6:45 PM Maariv: 7:30 PM

NORWICH, CT Cong. Brothers of Joseph - Achai Yosef 2 Broad Street Rabbi Chagi Rubin. Minyanim on Shabbos only. Mikvah on premises. 20 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

WEST HARTFORD, CT Young Israel of West Hartford 2240 Albany Avenue (860) 233-3084 Shacharis: 6:45 AM Chabad of West Hartford 2352 Albany Avenue (860) 232-1116 Beit Mordechai 1137 Trout Brook Drive (860) 880-1647

WESTPORT, CT Beit Chaverim Synagogue 85 Post Rd West Daily Shacharis at 6:20 Please call/text Rabbi Wall at 201-294-3297 the day before to confirm.

MT. KISCO, NY Yeshiva of Nitra Shacharis: Monday-Friday 6:30, 8:00 AM Mincha: 2:00, 3:30 PM

NEW ROCHELLE, NY Anshe Sholom Congregation 50 North Avenue (914) 632-9220 Shacharis: Sunday: 8:00 AM Mon. & Th.: 6:50 AM Tuesday, Wed. and Friday: 7:00 AM Mincha: 4:15 PM Young Israel of New Rochelle 1149 North Avenue (914) 636-2215 Shacharis: Sunday: 7:30AM, 8:30, 9:00 AM M  onday - Friday: 6:15, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 Mincha and Maariv: Call for details


The Waterbury Eruv

PLEASE CALL 203-578-0653 TO VOLUNTEER TO JOIN THE ROTATION FOR CHECKING THE ERUV

The boundaries of the Waterbury Eruv are as follows: Chase Avenue on the North side, Hill Street on the east side, Grove Street on the south side, Waterville Street on the west side. Please refer to the map for a more detailed description. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 21


WATERBURYGEMACHIM BABY ITEMS: Bris Outfit 203-591-1141 (Freedman) 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Bris Pillow 203-573-0782 718-704-9775 203-573-8205 203-591-8926

(Deutsch) (Goldfinger) (Krohn) (Kalish)

Car Seat Carrier Travel Cart 203-626-2266 (Groner) Convertible Stroller/Carseat 203-573-9603 (Adler) Keren Eta Rashi Crib Gemach 203-600-1883 (Rubin) Pack-n-Play 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-597-0314 (Thaler)

OVER COMM 60 GEMACUNITY HIM!

Folding Table 203-753-4176 (Brecher) 203-759-1692 (Friedland) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-528-7681 (Kramer) Folding Chairs 203-510-3633 (Brecher) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) 203-528-7681 (Kramer)

NEW! Freezer short term use 203-755-0582 (Barth) Furniture Gemach 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) Hand Truck 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-626-2228 (Groner) heavy duty 203-418-6553 (R' Schlingenbaum)

Sorala's Baby Gemach 203-518-9596 (Goldgrab)

Handyman Services: Free oil furnace start-up 203-917-796-8016 (P. Nugiel)

2 Hiking Backpack/Carriers 203-755-2736 (Feld)

Hot Plate 203-755-7328 (Katz)

BEDS & BEDDING: Electric Air Pump (for air mattresses and the like) 845-608-3346 (Modlinger) Folding Cots 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) Pillows & Blankets 203-755-2736 (Feld) Quilts 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-573-0330 (Rosenberg)

NEW! Coat Rack 203-951-1404 (Schon) Clothing new & gently used 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen) Crock Pot extra large 203-591-8926 (Kalish)

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Interest-Free Loans 203-757-5822 (Farkas) 203-597-8126 (Gutman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Wtby 203-757-1561 Judaic Lending Library 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) 732-330-5569 (Brownstein) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin) MP3 Players for Shiurim 203-757-9893 (Metz) MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, cane 860-777-7128 (Ruth Weissman)


WATERBURYGEMACHIM Wheelchair, walker 203-753-9757 (Sheps)

Uniforms for Girls & Teens 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen)

Crutches - child, adjustable 203-419-0037 (Heavenrich)

Zman Magazines 203-755-4155 (Nath)

Crutches - Mobilegs, adjustable 203-573-0330 (Rosenberg)

SIMCHA APPAREL:

Nebulizer 203-597-0314 (Thaler) Wheelchair 203-757-1336 (Chaim Scher) Nursing Pump 203-591-8938 (Schuck) Purim Costumes 203-755-0582 (Barth) 203-592-8173 (Friedland) Siddurim 203-591-8529 (Bornstein) Soup Pot - 24 quart 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) Space Heaters 203-759-1148 (Braunstein) 203-755-7328 (Katz) Tehillim Booklets 203-755-0582 (Barth) Tefillin Sfard & Ashkenaz 203-509-0474 (Yitzchok Katz) Tools 203-597-8126 (Gutman) 954-668-7234 (Nemetsky) Torah Shiurim CD Library 203-755-0582 (Barth) 203-419-0613 (Gigi) 203-757-9893 (Metz) MP3 players avail. CD sets on Marriage and Shalom Bayis 917-757-6410 (Selengut)

Gown Gemach Ladies & Children 203-755-7328 (Katz) Jewelry for your simcha 310-625-1304 (Vickman) Simcha Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin) SIMCHA ITEMS: Glass Stemware 203-573-8205 (Krohn) Tablecloth Gemach 203-756-2789 (Grosberg) Large Selection! Reasonable rates! Tablecloths • Black rounds 347-733-7317 (Malky Elefant) • Hunter Green 203-805-4227 (Greer) • Black 203-527-7200 (Reiss) • Off-white crinkle round & rectan­ gle 203-665-8806 (Sonnenschein) Centerpieces: • Large selection of centerpieces, accents and tableware 203-597-9093 (Merenstein) • Gold & ivory centerpieces 203-591-8926 (Rochel Kalish) NEW!• Silver vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn) • Decorative crystal candle vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn)

Toys 203-755-5081 (Gottesman)

Advertise in the Winter Issue of What’s Doing in Waterbury Call Today: 203-233-3417 • Email: whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 23


WATERBURYCOMMUNITYSERVICES n Chaverim of Waterbury Providing 24 hr emergency service for auto lockouts, flat tires, boosts, out of gas, plumbing and electrical emergencies and home lockouts. These services are for emer­ gencies only within the Greater Waterbury area. Call 203-465-2125. n Chesed Shel Emes of Connecticut Chesed shel Emes is a world-wide organization with close to 500 volunteers. During a time of need, Chesed Shel Emes of CT offers services to the community in a sensitive and dignified manner. We are available during one’s most difficult time to provide comfort and compas­ sion. We offer tables and chairs for anyone sitting shiva, assistance with autopsy prevention and Meis Mitzvah. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882 for more information. n The Hebrew Free Loan Association Of Waterbury Serving the Waterbury Jewish Community since 1913. Available to offer interest free loans to the Jewish Community. For more information please call 203-757-1561 or con­ tact Attorney Joseph Weisman, R' Reuven Poupko or Dr. Larry Scheer. n Hatzalah of Waterbury 203-754-4200 n Mikvah of Waterbury Located at 186 Roseland Avenue, the Mikvah is open for women by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by calling 203754-4150. For same day appointments or for more information, text Gitty Braunstein at 917-863-3870. n Men’s Mikvah - Mikvah Kadosh V’Tahor of Waterbury 92 Prospect St. Hours: Daily 5am-9am, Erev Shabbos & Yom Tov until licht benching. For more information or dedication opportunities, please call 203-509-5539 or email Mikvakadosh@gmail.com. n Tevilas Keilim 24 hrs a day in back of the build­ ing. Email: Waterburykeilimmikvah@gmail.com for more information. n TAG (Technology Awareness Group) TAG is dedicated to assisting people navigate the complex digital landscape, to empower them to use technology in a safe and responsible fashion and to ensure that every person serviced by TAG is comfortable with the guidance and service provided. Visit www.tagwa­ terbury.org or email tag@ykwaterbury.org for more information. n Waterbury Citizens Patrol A group of volunteers who respond to, observe, and report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Waterbury Police Dept. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, email wcp06710@gmail.com. To report suspicious activity please call the WCP Hotline at (203)759-8339.

Waterbury Google Group A community wide list-serve used to post and receive emails with announcements, advisories, recommendations, offers, or anything com-munity members can help with or benefit from. There are currently close to 200 members in the group and many people have been helped in various ways through their participation. To add your email address to the group, go to googlegroups.com, search for jewishwaterbury and ask to join. For more information you can email the moderator, Kalman Groner at kalman@kangaroopartners.com. 24 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


WATERBURYCOMMUNITYSERVICES n The N’shei of Waterbury Provides for the growing needs of the women and the community at large. Hachnasas Orchim Welcome packages for new families are available by calling Shaindy Gershonowitz at 203-841-0816 or Chana Kolodny at 908-333-5746. If you know of a family who just moved in, please call Cheryl Mervin at 732-236-7255 to arrange meals. For those considering relocation to Waterbury, arrangements can be made to visit for Shabbos by calling Esti Sonnenschein at 203-573-8806. Meal Planning  Provides meals for women after childbirth, for new families that have moved in or for any other special circumstances. Please call Esti Baylis at 347-757-0164, Faygie Beller at 347-414-0787 or Rena Greer at 203-606-3082. For questions about the N’shei, to join our email/texting group or to volunteer, please contact Dassy Karolitsky at 646-508-8084 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501. n Bikur Cholim of Waterbury  he Bikur Cholim continues to expand as our community’s needs grow and currently T has systems in place to help families going through a medical crisis. We maintain a freezer with home cooked meals for short term emergency use. We also provide long term meals for those situations that require it. Our dedicated volunteers give rides and offer home and hospital visitation to those who request. Additional volunteers maintain a kosher pantry area in Saint Mary’s hospital’s Birthing Center. Postcards are available throughout the hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry. Our innovative “Help a Mom” program trains a select group of young girls to be available to help out with basic childcare should medical crises arise. We maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Contact us at: Rivky Bernstein 203-721-4172; Suri Handelsman 203-510-6904. Email bikurcholimwaterbury@gmail.com. n Vaad Hakashrus of Greater Waterbury An independent local Kashrus agency meeting the highest standards of kashrus for local food establishments and serving the growing kashrus needs of the greater Waterbury community. Call 203-756-1800.

Waterbury Whats App Groups For posting news, Mazal tovs, sharing ideas and tips, asking questions, connecting with your neighbors. Waterbury Women’s chat: To join text Aliza Nugiel at 917-273-0392. Waterbury Men’s chat: To join text Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882 Community chat: To join text Esty Segelman at 908-910-4191 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 25


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WATERBURY LOCATIONS ­­—————————

1. Waterbury Kosher World 2. K'hal B’nai Shalom 135 Roseland Avenue

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3. Yeshiva K’tana 4. Post Offices 5. Shoprite

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6. St. Mary’s Hospital 7. Stop & Shop / Target 8. The Home Depot 9. Train Station 10. Bus Station 11. Walgreens 12. TJ Maxx 13. Waterbury Hospital 14. Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury

359 Cooke Street 15. Stop & Shop / Walmart 16. Brass Mill Shopping Mall 17. U  niversity of Connecticut 18. Public Library 19. Mikvah of Waterbury 186 Roseland Avenue 20. Ami’s Bagels

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OVERLOOK & HILLSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS

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YESHIVA GEDOLAH OF WATERBURY

YESHIVA K’TANA OF WATERBURY

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KOSHER IN CONNECTICUT For the benefit of our readers, the What's Doing in Waterbury presents a selection of some of Connecticut's favorite kosher food spots.

Waterbury

Stamford

New Haven

Ami's Hot Bagels 111 Thomaston Avenue 203- 596-9020

Six Thirteen 108 Prospect Street 203-614-8777

Claire’s Corner Copia 1000 Chapel Street 203-562-3888

Bagels, dairy & pareve spreads Va'ad HaKashrus of Fairfield County

Deli and Steakhouse Hashgacha: OU

Vegetarian Restaurant

Kosher World 701 Cooke Street 203-757-4992 Grocery: ext. 3 Deli: ext.4 Pizza: ext.5

Soosh 2701 Summer Street 203-658-7505

Fully stocked grocery, pizza shop and deli all under one roof. Vaad Hakashrus of Waterbury

7-Eleven 511 Cooke Street 203-527-8388 Cholov Yisroel products available. Vaad Hakashrus of Waterbury

Shoprite of Waterbury 943 Wolcott Street 203-756-5614 Huge selection of dairy, meat and packaged items as well as bagels and fresh deli. Vaad Hakashrus of Waterbury

Sushi Bar, salad, soup Hashgacha: Chof-K

Navaratna 133 Atlantic Street 203-348-1070 Authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine Under strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of Fairfield County

Fairway Market 699 Canal Street 203-388-9815 Thousands of kosher items, including meat, poultry, cheese, bakery, coffees, teas, packaged goods, and specialty products. Hashgacha: CHOF-K

Hashgacha: Rabbi David Avigdor and the Vaad Hakashrus of Fairfield County

Edge of the Woods 379 Whalley Avenue 203-787-1055 Large health food store The kosher section is “inside the arches” (on the left of store). Includes a full milchig and pareve bakery, hot buffet and salad bar. Pas Yisrael and Chalav Yisrael. In the remainder of the store, only items marked with Vaad tape are certified kosher, plus packaged items bearing a reliable certification. Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County

Stop & Shop Bakery 95 Amity Road 203-389-1723 Meat market and full service deli and fresh baked goods. Hashgacha: KVH

West Hartford terbury The What’s Doing in Wa does not endorse any particular kashrus agency or establishment. earch. Please do your own res

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Crown Supermarket 2471 Albany Avenue 860-236-1965

Big Y Supermarket 772 N. Main Street 860-236-1505

Many kosher grocery items. They carry products with various hashgachos so check labels carefully before purchasing.

Many kosher grocery items. They carry products with various hashgachos so check labels carefully before purchasing.

Greater Hartford Kashrut Group

Greater Hartford Kashrut Group


LET'S TALK

To contribute your tips text 203-233-3417 or email whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com

♦♦Looking for inspiration? Chinuch Habonim Shiur based on the chinuch principles of Rebbetzin Sima Spetner. Given by Mrs. Adina Heavenrich on Sunday nights at 8:30. Please contact Michal Sytner at 347-452-8759 for more information.

♦♦Check out Once Upon a Child, with numerous locations in CT. They buy and sell brand name, gently used children’s furniture, strollers, toys, books, baby equipment, kids clothing and more. Call their closest location in Bristol @ 860-584-8131 for more information. ♦♦If you’re looking for nursing paraphernalia without traveling too far, check out “WELL (Women’s Education Life Learning)- A Mother’s Place”, an affiliate of Yale New Haven Hospital. They can be reached @ 203-688-9355 (WELL).

♦♦If you’re looking for reasonably priced books, try out the used book store at one of the local libraries. They have books for all ages in good condition. Call 574-8222 for more info.

♦♦Sign up for a group subscription to your favorite magazine or newspaper and get guaranteed delivery before Shabbos! For Mishpacha Magazine or Binah Magazine call Ahuva Oberlander, for Ami Magazine call Rachel Shtieirman, for Hamodia call Chana Kolodny and for The Yated call Daniela Thaler.

♦♦Need of a new garbage can? Call the Refuse Department and they will deliver one to you for just $50. They will also repair damaged cans upon request. Call 203-574-6857.

♦♦If you know of a new family that moved in, please call the N’shei’s welcoming committee at 732-2367255 so they can receive a special welcome package.

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to the entire community. Call: 203-233-3417 Fax: 203-347-7314 Email: whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 31


SPOTLIGHTON... Moving the Bochrim Closer A little history‌In September of 2000, when the Yeshiva opened its doors with 30 bochrim, the boys were situated in various houses which served as dorms. As the Yeshiva continued to grow rapidly, there was an overflow of bochrim and with the help of generous donors, the Yeshiva purchased the Carlton Towers on Pine street. With the eventual addition of the mesivta boys, the Yeshiva took up close to half the apartments in the building! Though it was a bit further from the Yeshiva than the hanhala wanted, it was the best option at that point and served the boys well. Fast forward twelve years and the mesivta needed its own campus to properly service the needs of the mesivta bochrim. Once again, the Yeshiva was extremely fortunate that a number of generous sponsorships came in, which allowed them to purchase a beautiful 55-acre campus in Durham, CT. Once the mesivta moved and there was more space available within the Yeshiva building, discussions to move the Beis Medrash to its very own dorm complex in the Yeshiva building began. The opportunity to bring the boys closer to the community was another factor in the decision, as this would allow the boys to further integrate into the community, allowing them to see first hand the special qualities that Waterbury has to offer. Considering the fact that throughout the past 18 years, over 70 Yeshiva alumni have chosen to settle here with their families, this was an important consideration for the Yeshiva hanhalah when making the final decision about the relocation of the dorm.

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SPOTLIGHTON... Once the choice was made, the real work began. Through the dedicated efforts of Yisroel Moshe Weinreb and Yitzchok Rabinowitz, city officials were contacted and joined the endeavor to prepare the building for construction. With the assistance and guidance of the Zoning and Land Department, the Building Department, the Fire Marshall’s office and the Mayor’s office, the building was re-zoned and set up to make certain that any and all safety considerations were met. No expense was spared to meet these conditions and the project didn’t begin until all the details were in order. From a construction and design perspective, Axela Construction and Mrs. Bracha Lieber from Belso Design are leading the way build a dorm that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. After the first phase is complete in just a few short months, the spacious dorm complex will comfortably accommodate over 60 boys in a clean and comfortable environment with built in furniture and many other amenities. The proximity of the dorm to the Beis Medrash will also allow the boys to learn, uninterrupted at any time of the day or night. Many community members have expressed delight at having the bochrim live closer and it is the hope that this move will benefit the bochrim and community as a whole.

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K

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Mr. Eli Chernin

Eli was born in Tucson, Arizona. His great grandfather was the first Jewish mayor of Nogales, Arizona (from 1951-'55) – a small border town on the US-Mexican border. That makes him a fourth generation Arizonan! He then grew up in Sharon, MA in a modern Orthodox community. Between high school and college, Eli spent a year in Israel on the B'nei Akiva Hachshara program. After this transformational year, he then came back to America and earned a B.S. in marketing and business administration from Bryant University. After his marriage to Jenn, originally from Stoughton, MA, they were fortunate to return to Israel and spend six months in Israel learning. While they were there, their first daughter, Tziporah, was born. After running a few small businesses, Eli eventually decided to go back to trade school to study HVAC and commercial refrigeration. He will be taking his Journeyman licensing exam this month! As a mechanic, Eli describes his passion as, “being able to use my hands (and head) to solve problems and tweak machines out in the field”. So why the move to Waterbury? Jenn was teaching at Torah Academy in Boston and they were invited to come to the Torah U'Mesorah Convention hosted here three years ago. They fell in love with the warmth of the community and its rabbeim. They found the community to be very "real" and to have the type of genuine, Torah oriented approach to chinuch that they appreciated. They came back a few months later for a Shabbos and decided it was time to move. The frum community in Sharon had been shrinking and after spending 30 years growing up there, the Chernins decided that they wanted more for their children and for themselves with respect to Yiddishkeit. And they haven’t looked back. They love the chevra, the strong feeling of achdus felt in the very air of the community, as well as the endless opportunities for personal growth and learning. “Knowing that my contributions to the community (however small) make a difference – and that I'm not just another number or cog in the wheel – is what I love about living here”, says Eli. The Chernins feel that the community is still small enough that they pretty much know everyone, but there’s also enough of a variety to be able to choose like-minded friends. “My children have more friends to choose from than they know what to do with!” states Eli.

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When asked to describe his hobbies, Eli was in his element. “No, I'm a pretty boring guy. Seriously, one thing I've never been accused of, is not having enough hobbies. I'm into, marathons, triathlons, camping, fly-fishing, wine and beer making, wild food foraging, coffee, sailing, and pretty much anything outdoors. Oh, and spending down time with my children and with my very forgiving, understanding and easy-going wife!” Eli is also working on a special project. Growing up in Sharon, he was part of a shomer shabbos Boy Scout troop. Scouting provides a framework for young boys to learn life skills in a fun and safe atmosphere and since moving to Waterbury, Eli’s always wanted to take his scouting knowledge and start a Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop. After several meetings with Rabbi Sonnenschein – who consulted with Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita – a Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop will be forming in Waterbury this fall. Eli is passionate that, “Scouting will afford the boys in our community a wonderful extracurricular outlet.” Eli’s message to the community: “As the community grows, we can't forget who we are and where we've come from. We all enhance the community in profound ways. To be successful at anything in life, there needs to be give and take as well as flexibility and balance. So, venture out of your comfort zone! Don't think, ‘Oh, I can't do it. It's not for me. I don't have time, or the expertise.’ Get out there and make a difference!”

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COMMUNITY COMMENTARY We asked Yeshiva K’tana students of all ages:

What do you love about the first day of school? That I finally get to be in the girl's division and I get to sit in a desk! (Y.S.) I like meeting my new teachers. (M.F) My new school supplies. (Y.F) Learning about Rosh Hashana. (Y.F.) My favorite part of the first day of school was my Rebbi! (Y. B.) Playing new games. (B.S.) I love meeting new teachers! And my favorite part of school is learning! (S.H.) Having a new Rebbi (Y.F.) I was so excited to go back to school and learn more tefilos in davening. (Y.K.) The teachers introducing themselves because it’s the most exciting. (N.S.N) My favorite part is seeing if our teachers are strict or not and how nice they are. (B.N.) Learning! (A.C.) Starting a new year, meeting the teachers, learning and being back with my friends. (K.O.) Going shopping for school supplies! (Y.C.) Learning the rules. (D.S.) Having half a day and having my mother as a teacher in school. (S.T.) That we get to greet new morahs and friends! (C.K.) Meeting my new teachers. (Y.M. & T.M) My morah's brand new dress up center. (M.M.) Having my mother as a principal. (E.F) New teachers and new desks! (C.L.) My favorite part is my class’s store in the dress up center. (S.O.) I like seeing my friends again and playing with them at recess. (B.N.) My new teachers. (Y.T.L.) Seeing if my teachers are good. (R.G.) My favorite parts of school are reading, writing, chumash and yahadus. (K.O.) Running around the classroom! (S.F.P) Cleaning up the toys. (S.P.) Learning new things. (M.S) There's usually no homework on the first day of school! (E.S.) My new school shoes. (N.S.) 38 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY Walking into my classroom and finding my seat. (A.O.) Davening – because it was so short. (E.F.) Saying more davening. (Y.G.K.) I was excited to find my desk. (Y.K., K.W. & E.B.) I was so excited. (S.Y.P.) Bringing all the new supplies, meeting the new teachers and learning new stuff. (Y.O.) No English! (A.G & Y.B.) Finding my desk. (K.W. & E.B.) My 1st day was good! (Y.L.) Because we learned a lot. (R.M.) I have a good rebbi. (A.M.B.) ————————————————————————————————————————————————————

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What's New at YKW? Yeshiva K'tana of Waterbury happily welcomes its 582 students and 89 staff members to a brand new and exciting year! We wish the entire Yeshiva K'ta na fa mily a Gmar Chasima Tova! A warm welcome to Yeshiva Mr. Stephen Anderson Miss Sarah Brecher Mrs. Sima Braunstein Mrs. Beth Culhane Mrs. Atara Frenkel Rabbi Moshe D. Heber Mrs. Leah G. Jaffa Mrs. Malky Lichtenstein

K’tana’s newest staff: Mr. Stephen Lubin Mrs. Shira Mayerfeld Mrs. Adina Mermelstein Miss Aliza Nath Mrs. Racheli Shteierman Mrs. Chana B. Stroh Mrs. Daniela Thaler

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GIRLS DIVISION:

sed Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury is plea new and dynamic to announce the appointment of the sion: administrative staff for our girls divi Mrs. Tzeenie Freedman Rebbetzin Adina Kaufman Menaheles, Limudei Kodesh Chinuch Coordinator Mrs. Avigail Brownstein Principal, General Studies year! ■■ Welcome back to a new school 6-8- to begin after ‫סוכות‬ ■■ New ‫ פרשה‬Program for Grades with ‫פרשת בראשית‬ dos program headed by ■■ ‫אברכה את ה' בכל עת‬- All new Mid Mrs. Krohn to begin ‫ראש חדש חשון‬ addition to teaching ■■ STEM Lab- Ms. Lisa Foti, who in ing as the STEM 7th and 8th grade science, is also serv for all grades to facilitate coordinator in an advisory capacity hands-on learning. more enjoyable and fun, ■■ Recess bags - To make recess outfitted with balls, each class has its' own recess bag to come for the winter jump ropes, chalk and more items months.

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Chanukas Habayis: New night seder Beis Medrash Due to the growth of the mesivta, we have outgrown our night seder Beis Medrash. This past summer the mesivta in conjunction with B'nai Sholom, renovated a new Beis Medrash where we will be conducting our night seder program. The spacious and roomy area allows the bochurim to learn in a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment. ''We are very grateful to the board members and Rabbi Sonnenschein for assisting us in this project and for their ongoing support," said Rabbi Reiss. The eight incoming 9th graders add tremendously to the kol Torah in Yeshiva, as well as bring in much ruach and enthusiasm.

Orientation at Rabbi Reiss's home for out of town bochurim The mesivta is proud to welcome four outstanding new bochrim to Waterbury. They join us from Far Rockaway, Monsey, Providence, and Dallas. MESIVTA YESODEI HATORAH: 100 Blue Ridge Drive, Waterbury, CT • 203-573-1801

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A SYNOPSIS OF THE BYW WEEKLY NEWS AND VIEWS

It has been a whirlwind filled with excitement, ‫התחדשות‬, and joy as we welcomed in the new school year. Bais Yaakov of Waterbury started out in September 2013 with 4 students, and as we enter our 6th year, we are proud of our dynamic and superb faculty members and we are proud to welcome 31 students to our Bais Yaakov!

We are so excited for G.O. this year with our new heads: Nechama Farkas, Nechama Levine, and Guitel Melka!

Rosh Hashana Yom Iyun Our students were inspired by a powerful and introspective pre-Rosh Hashana Yom Iyun “Honestly, It’s the best policy”

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Look out for Bikur Cholim of Waterbury's new postcard that is available throughout the hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry.

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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury Services We Provide: KOSHER WORLD HOSPITAL PANTRIES Kosher World generously sponsors the food that are stocked in Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Waterbury Hospitals. They are located in the Maternity Wards and feature a full fridge stocked with both perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as sefarim, books, and other items a frum patient may need. PREGNANCY LOSS PACKET We are stocked with packets from ATIME to help ease the pain when experiencing pregnancy loss. TRANSPORTATION

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MUSEUMS: Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT, (860) 724-3623 Endless exploration for children and adults with 150 hands-on exhibits, 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events. Every part of science will be at a visitor’s fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.

Connecticut Children’s Museum Orange & Wall St. New Haven, CT, (203) 562-5437 Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with 8 rooms of hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room, and a pint-size post office.

Frank Chiarenza Museum of Glass 39 W. Main St, Meriden, CT, (203) 639-9778 One of the premier collections of rare and unusual mould-blown and pressed glass in the country.

Imagine Nation Children’s Museum Bristol, CT, (860) 314-1400 A world of wonder and imagination for ages 2-10.

Kidcity Children’s Museum Middletown, CT, (860) 347-0495 Hands-on fun and learning for children 6 months to 10 years old and their accompanying adults. Climb to the top of the Clipper ship, be a star in your own movie, and run the town on Main St.

Kids Play Torrington, CT (860) 618-7700 www.kidsplaymuseum.com Children’s museum, designed for ages 2-10, with fun, hands-on exhibits to play and interact with.

Lutz Children’s Museum Manchester, CT (860) 643-0949 Youngsters explore and join in special activities. Hands-on exhibits, live animals, picnic area.

Mattatuck Museum 144 W. Main St. Waterbury, CT, (203) 753-0381 Exhibits chronicle the industrial history of the “Brass City” as well as its social, architectural and cultural past. 84 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children 303 West Ave., Mathews Park Norwalk, CT, (203) 899-0606 An interactive learning center for ages 1-10. Hands-on exhibits and programs involving themes of the arts, science, technology, culture and heritage.

Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum 1188 Highland Ave. (Rte. 10) Cheshire, CT, (203) 699-3822 Comic strip, cartoon and advertising character memorabilia. Grounds include Cartoon Theatre, storybook stage, Western area, children’s playhouse, trivia games, scavenger hunts, Snow White wishing well, California Raisin and Gumby Museum.

The Children’s Museum West Hartford, CT (860) 231-2824 Educating children about science and nature. Huge amount of exhibits, programs and special events.

The Discovery Museum 4450 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT, (203) 372-3521 An interactive art and science museum with hands-on exhibits, planetarium with daily shows, art galleries, changing exhibits, gift shop, and food court.

Peabody Meuseum of Natural History (Yale University) New Haven, CT, (203) 432-5050 Features Dinosaur bones, Ancient Egyptian Mummies, Native American Headdresses. View the Mountain Lion, Bison, Cheetah, Eagle, and Grizzly Bear in their natural habitat.

PEZ Visitor Center 35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange, CT 203-298-0201 Self-guided tour through the candy manufacturing facility. Viewing windows as well as video monitors that detail how their dispensers and candy are created.

Submarine Force Museum One Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 860-694-3174 www.submarinemuseum.org Tour a real submarine and learn some history about the use of submarines by the US Navy. Operated by the US Navy, the museum contains the world's largest collection of submarine artifacts, documents and photos.


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Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm Plymouth, CT (860) 283-9571

A living museum which depicts life in an early 19th-century rural Village. Features costumed historians, antique buildings, water-powered mills, and a working farm. You can view antiques, meet heritage breed animals, and take part in hands-on crafts.

Pick your own blueberries while you enjoy the beautiful view of the Litchfield Hills. They measure what you pick and charge by the pint.

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A duck pond, a corn field maze, special events and festivals for the whole family! Pick berries, peaches, pears, apples, pumpkins and more!

Castle Hill Farm 25 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT (203) 426-5487 The ultimate wiggly, curly, twisting paths cut into 7 acres of corn. Weekend hayrides and pony rides too Corn Maze: Open September through October.

Corn Maze Middlefield, CT 860-349-1793 Like to get lost in a puzzle and find your way out? Try out Lyman Orchard’s craftily carved out, 3-acre corn maze. Open September through October.

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens 915 Prospect Ave. Hartford, CT (860) 722-6541 15,000 plants of 750 varieties of roses. Peak bloom for the rose, annual and pereninal gardens, is late June to early July, but the gardens provide continuous color from spring thru fall. Lawn bowling in summer, ice skating in winter.

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Lyman Orchards Rts. 147 & 157 Middlefield, CT (860) 349-1793

Maple View Farm Granby, CT (860) 655-2036 A small farm with big personality. Check out chickens, pigs, cows, and goats as well as their horse-riding program especially geared toward young learners, and Barn Fun sessions to learn about caring for animals and their environment.

March Farms Bethlehem, CT (203) 266-7721 Breathtaking views with a variety of fruit picking in season. Beautiful lake, picnicking and farm animals. The Hayloft Playscape mini school & farm houses; slides, swings, climbing walls, sand play area, hay bale pyramids and a track with tricycles, tractors & wagons.

Muscoot Farm Katona, New York (914) 864-7286 All kinds of farm animals, a blacksmith’s shop, a carpentry chop, horse-drawn wagons, hay rides.

707 Derby Turnpike (Route 34) Orange, CT (203) 795-5415

Pickin’ Patch Nod Rd, Avon, CT (860) 677-9552

Daily cow milking at 4:30pm, including Sundays. Viewing is free of charge.

Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, bedding plants (spring), hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch in Oct.

Flamig Farm West Simsbury, CT (860) 658-5070

Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 203-261-3306

Farm animal petting zoo (Apr.-Nov.). Horse-drawn hay, sleigh, carriage & pony rides, year-round.

Pick your own fruits in season, visit farm animals and large farm market with a variety of produce. Call for information on seasonal events.

Highwire Deer and Animal Farm 66 Park Road, Woodbury, CT (203) 263-7500 Home to a large family of exotic and wonderful animals, the farm gives kids the opportunity to visit with, touch, pet, and feed a wide range of exotic animals.

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ATTRACTIONS: Action Wildlife Goshen, CT (860) 482-4465 A drive-through safari and petting zoo located on 116 acres of beautiful fields.

M All in Adventures Escape Room 495 Union Street, Suite 1158, Waterbury, CT 203-303-4414

Connecticut Hayrides Everyone knows that a bumpy hay­ ride is an essential family activity in the fall. What a great way to enjoy a beautiful, crisp fall afternoon! Try one of these convenient loca­ tions, just make sure to call ahead for hours and pricing information. Bishop's Orchards, Guilford, CT 203-458-7425 Bunnell Farm, Litchfield, CT 860-567-9576 Jones Family Farms, Shelton, CT 203-929-8425 Karabin Farms, Southington, CT 860-620-0194 Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT 860-349-1793 March Farms, Bethlehem, CT 203-266-7721 Norton Bros. Farm, Cheshire CT 203-272-8418 Plasko's Farm, Trumbull, CT 203-268-2716

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An interactive and immersive escape room experience. Large variety of themed rooms, adventures for all age groups, multiple difficulty levels per room to accommodate all skill levels. Reasonable Rates and kids 5 and under are free. Located in Brass Mills Mall.

Andie’s Bounce Barn 32C Progress Ave - Seymour, CT (203) 881-3500 A beautiful, clean and spacious play paradise of huge, inflatable climbing and bounce units. Fun for kids of all ages. Open daily.

Ansonia Nature Center Ansonia, CT (203) 736-1053 150 acres of nature trails, wooded hills and grassy fields, recreational fields and a large playscape for younger children. Check out the Visitor Center and the resident animals! Open 9am - 5pm; FREE admission.

Backyard Adventure Tours 30 Allyndale Road, East Canaan, CT 06024 (860) 866-6104 • backyardadventuretours.com Enjoy the ultimate adventure in the beautiful Northwest Hills of CT. Experience a thrill of a lifetime while taking a guided tour in a state of the art UTV vehicle. Drive through forests, open fields, along streams and rivers, while taking in spectacular vistas and seeing many forms of wildlife. Open May–Oct.

Beardsley Zoological Gardens 1875 Noble Ave. Bridgeport, CT (203) 394-6565 See more than 300 animals. Many endangered species, rainforest with aviary, prairie dog exhibit with “pop-up” viewing areas. A Farmyard, Picnic Grove and carousel.


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Berlin Batting Cages  Berlin, CT (860) 828-7518 berlinbattingcages.com 4 Activities in 1 Location! Miniature golf, Batting Cages, Go Karts and Bumper Boats.

Bounce Trampoline Park Danbury, CT (203) 942-2449 The largest trampoline park in CT features two trampoline Bungee jumps, two Xtreme obstacle courses, a separate Jr. Zone, a parent lounge and much more.

CT River Ferry Rocky Hill/Glastonbury, CT (860) 625-8473 Take a fun ferry across the CT River between Glastonbury and Rocky Hill. A tug boat will arrive and pull you and your vehicle to the other side. The ferry service is open April 1-Nov. 30, Mon-Fri (7am - 6:45pm) & weekends (10am-5pm). Walk on or bring your car.

Dinosaur Crossing 1650 Route 85, Montville, CT (860) 443-4367 50 acres of beautiful, outdoor exploration and discovery. Over 25 life-sized dinosaurs sitting through­out 1.5 miles of easy walking trails! Spend hours at the Monty Playground, the hands-on interactive activity center or try out Monty’s Splashpad – a one-of-a-kind automated water playground. For all ages.

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Essex, CT (860) 767-0103 Ride a restored 1920 steam train’s vintage coach, parlor car, or a partially-open observation car on a scenic route and then transfer to an old time river boat for a picturesque tour of the Connecticut River. 

Flight Trampoline Park New Britain, CT (860) 505-8218 Over 13,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines. The indoor park features over 50 trampolines, the famous angled wall trampolines, a series of launching decks from different heights, trampoline dodge ball, a foam pit, and basketball hoops of different levels. Special jumping hours for children ages 6 and under. Available for party reservations.

Grand Prix Mt. Kisco, NY (914) 241-3131 • www.gpny.com Just one hour away, this is the ultimate indoor go kart racing and bowling experience. There is also a terrific arcade with prizes and bounce houses for younger children. Very clean and well kept.

It™ Adventure Indoor Ropes Course 40 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT (203) 812-9981

Earthplace Nature & Discovery Center Westport, CT (203) 227-7253

The largest indoor ropes course in the world – with over 100 activities like zig zag swinging beams, crisscross angle rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, and plank-walking! There is also a mini ropes course for smaller children.

A 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, an interactive natural history museum, live wildlife for public viewing and many public nature programs and events.

Jumpin’ Jax Play Center Southbury, CT, (203) 267-4425

Empower Leadership Sports and Adventure Center 2011 S. Main Street Middletown, CT (860) 638-4754 If your family is adventurous and likes to get outside, then check out this place. Tree-top zip-line canopy tour, offers tree climbing and rappelling, and map and compass scavenger hunts. Kids will experience the zip lines that average between 200 and 600 feet long as well as the beauty of the trails in Laurel Brook Forest.

A safe, clean, colorful environment, which inspires joy and play in children. Classes for children 8 months – 5 years, and open gym times for ages 1-6.

Jump Off Connecticut (203) 989-3357 (Stratford, CT) (860) 288-8584 (Manchester, CT) www.jumpoffct.com This is no ordinary trampoline park. They have interconnected trampolines, a foam pit, air bag, basketball dunk, extreme dodgeball, high-performance trampolines, battle beam, slack rope, inflatables, arcade zone, a huge indoor 3-level playground, and much more.

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Kids in Motion Park Cheshire, CT • cheshirekidsinmotion.org

Planet Play At Top Flight New Milford, CT (860) 350-9121

This state-of-the-art, 38,000 square feet playground is the largest outdoor playground in CT. It offers the newest equipment including a Kidrox Climber, a Double Webscape and a Playworld Music Center. Picnic area, lots of shade, gated play area.

A large indoor play area with moonwalks, softplay, giant sandbox and more.

Lake Compounce Theme Park Bristol, CT, (860) 583-3300 The nation’s oldest amusement park and CT’s largest water park with more than 50 rides & attractions

Maritime Aquarium 10 North Water St. Norwalk, CT (203) 852-0700 Explore the marine life and maritime culture of Long Island Sound. Watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and 1,000 other marine animals. Feed the seals, check out special exhibits or enjoy a film in the IMAX Theater.

Mystic Seaport & Aquarium (860) 572-0711 / (860) 572-5955 The nation’s leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history first-hand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. Various Exhibits and Galleries, boat rentals and a Planetarium. For kids there’s a Children’s Museum, Discovery Barn and Playscape.

Prime Climb Mountain Fun Wallingford, CT, (203) 265-4006 An indoor climbing gym for kids. Great exercise and gives kids a challenge and sense of accomplishment.

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Rte. 64, Middlebury, CT (203) 758-2913, (800) FOR-PARK Sits on the beautiful Lake Quassapaug. Over 24 rides for children of all ages plus picnic area and bumper boats. Terrific outing from Apr. thru Oct.

RiverQuest – CT River Expeditions Haddam, CT (860) 662-0577 Explore the Connecticut River aboard the River Quest, a 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park.

The Only Game in Town 275 Valley Service Rd North Haven, CT (203) 239-4653 Activity center with go-kart racing, driving range indoor & outdoor mini-golf, plus an arcade.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT (203) 467-6927

New Canaan Nature Center New Canaan, CT (203) 966-9577

Experience how people traveled before cars by riding vintage trolley cars on a historic trolley line. Beautiful scenery, tours, exhibits, picnic areas and special events.

Visit the boxwood maze in the Children’s Play Garden, go on a scavenger hunt or check out the aviaries featuring birds of prey.

The Sheffield Island Lighthouse Norwalk, CT (203) 838-9444 www.seaport.org

Nomads Adventure Quest South Windsor, CT (860) 290-1177 Looking for an adventurous day close to home? Whether your child likes to climb, bounce, jump, or play games, this amazing indoor play space has it all. No entrance fee – you pay only for activities that interest your child like rock climbing, indoor black light mini golf, bumper cars, arcade games, inflatable bounce houses. Children over 7 can check out Nomads Outdoor Adventure where they can traverse six adventure trails sprawled on nine wooded acres. 88 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

Take a cruise boat to the island then tour the lighthouse, enjoy wildlife at this national wildlife refuge, hunt for shells, enjoy a picnic lunch and delight in the magnificent views of Long Island Sound. Tours are offered May through September.

Soarin Indoors Manchester, CT (860) 645-1595 www.soarinindoors.com An indoor Aerial Adventure Park with rope courses, ziplines, bridges, a trapeze and more. No climbing experience necessary, great for ages 6 and up.


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Sonny’s Place Somers, CT (860) 763-5454 www.sonnysplace.com The perfect place for the whole family. Rock Climbing Wall and jumping on Monkey Motion, Miniature Golf, Arcade, Batting Cages with baseball and softball, a Driving Range with matt and grass tees and Go Karts. All activities are lit for night play.

Stamford Nature Center Stamord, CT (203) 322-1646 118 woodland acres; includes New England working farm, hiking trails, picnic area, playground, boardwalk (stollers & wheelchair accessible), museum galleries, special events, planetarium.

Tot Town Party and Play Brookfield, CT (203) 885-0554 www.tottownpartyandplay.com An indoor pretend play space for young children. Lots of different areas for pretend play where imagination play is the focus. Perfect for ages 7 and under.

18 Mile Scenic, Historic Train Ride Thomaston, CT (860) 283-7245 The Naugatuck Railroad’s scenic excursions is an entertaining mix of relaxing river valley scenery and rich transportation history. The 20-mile round trip ride is 1-1/4 hour long. The train runs through Mattatuck Forest, Black Rock cliffs and the banks of the Naugatuck River, where various forms of wildlife abound.

Thimble Island Cruise Branford, CT (203) 488-8905 Take a boat cruise of the Thimble Islands, in Branford, CT. It’s a great experience for both adults and kids and they even have seal watching in the spring time! For more information on spring/ summer hours visit thimbleislandcruise.com or  thimbleislander.net.

M Thrillz Adventure Park 5 Prindle Lane, Danbury (203) 942-2585 www.ThrillzDanbury.com The first of its kind and largest in the world, visit this stunt airbag, high flying adventure park located right next to Bounce! Trampoline Park in Danbury.

Westmoor Park West Hartford, CT • www.westmoorpark.org Home to many animals, reptiles and wildlife, the park is free and open to the public. Spend the day exploring the farmyard that includes horses, chickens, goats, donkeys, cows, llamas, sheep, and bunnies or walk around the 3 miles of breathtaking woodland trails. There are also gardens and an indoor discovery zone that includes a variety of amphibians and even a small play area for young kids.

SPORTS & RECREATION: The Bicycle Cellar Simsbury, CT (860) 658-1311 www.bloomfieldbike.com Bike rentals available for riders of all abilities. The Farmington River Trail is right outside their back door! The trail follows the banks of the River tracing the route of the old “Canal Line” railroad. The paved trail passes through some of the area’s most gorgeous landscapes.

Bowl-O-Rama  Newington, CT (860) 666-5411 www.bowloramact.com Bowling for all ages. Family friendly atmosphere.

Chelsea Piers Stamford, CT (203) 989-1000 www. chelseapiersct.com A state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex. A wide range of classes as well as drop-in recreational activities such as trampolines, rock climbing, batting cages, toddler playtime, water play & slides, open basketball, ice skating and more.

Clarke Outdoors Rafting & Canoeing 163 Rt 7, West Cornwall, CT (860) 672-6365 Choose white water rafting or canoeing and journey down a 6 or 10 mile section of the Housatonic River in beautiful Northwestern Connecticut.

Danbury Ice Arena  Danbury, CT (203) 794-1704 Public skating sessions, ice skating lessons, ice hockey instruction.

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Extreme Paintball  (203) 596-7502 • extremepaintball.com Certified paintball fields right in Waterbury. Six courses on 75 acres. Specializing in Private Groups.

M Farmington Canal Trail & Linear Park www.farmingtoncanal.org Cheshire access point: Cornwall Street, 0.6 mile west of the Cornwall St and Rt 10 intersection. A portion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail which traverses Connecticut, north to south, from Suffield to New Haven. The State Park Trail follows the path of the Farmington Canal which served the area from 1828 to 1847. Today walkers, bicyclists, strollers, inline skaters, joggers and others make use of this scenic and historic byway.

Farmington River Tubing  New Hartford, CT (860) 693-6465 www.farmingtonrivertubing.com Located about 40 minutes from Waterbury, this is a beautiful trip and lots of fun.

Hidden Valley Mini Golf  Southington, CT (860) 621-1630 Beautiful golf course, batting cage, nice picnic area and a wooden train for kids to explore.

Lakewood Lanes Bowling   694 Lakewood Rd, Waterbury, CT (203) 574-5131 Laser Planet Laser Tag   2437 East Main Street Waterbury, CT (203) 841-0081 Lessard Lanes 136 New Britain Avenue Plainville, CT (860) 747-1657

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Mt. Southington Ski Area   396 Mt. Vernon Rd Southington, CT (800) 982-6828 A full range of terrain for beginners to experts! Four chairlifts, two carpets and a handle-tow provide easy access to a wide variety of trails, including our terrain park with fun and challenging features.

Perillos Duck Pin Bowling   491 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT (203) 754-7555 Bowl in a child-friendly environment with good ‘ol paper & pencil scoring cards.

Powder Ridge Ski & Snow Tubing   99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, CT (860) 349-3454 • powderridgepark.com Skiing, snowboarding and tubing right here in Central CT! 19 trails and 4 terrain parks, with multiple lifts for the beginner and advanced winter enthusiast. 2-hour passes are available.

Quest Golf   Southington, CT (860) 621-3663 Driving range, mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats

Rails to Trails Bike Path Simsbury, CT Explore the multi-use bike trail in Simsbury. Park at the Rotary Playground at Iron Horse Boulevard, bike a mile and loop back around. Check out www.traillink.com for more biking trails.

Rollermagic Roller Rinks   60 Harvester Road Waterbury, CT (203) 574-2118 Large maple wood skating floor, arcade area, special effects lighting, traditional and roller blade skate rentals, and a large off floor viewing area.

An indoor family entertainment center located in Plainville, CT. Enjoy a newly remodeled center with 10 pin bowling, indoor miniature golf, an arcade, lounge and more.

Sports Center of Connecticut 784 River Road (Rte. 110) Shelton CT (203) 929-6500

Middletown Skating Rink   547 Main Street Middletown, CT (203) 574-2118

Premier weather-protected golf practice facility, miniature golf course, baseball batting stadium, lazer tag arena, fun bowl bowling and the world’s only double-decker ice arena.

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Stanley Quarter Park   New Britain, CT (860) 826-3360

Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT (860) 444-7591

New England’s largest skating park; Outdoor iceskating, paddle boats, aqua cycles, fun-yaks, children’s fishing pond, soccer field, playground, jogging tracks.

A hiking and lookout site, Bluff Point is one of the only sizable, mostly undeveloped public pieces of coastal land left in Connecticut. The natural habitats found here include coastal woodlands, beach and dune grasslands, ponds and wetlands. This is a fantastic park for curious kids to explore.

Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink 56 Buena Vista Road West Hartford, CT (860) 521-1573 Wolcott Lanes Bowling   955 Wolcott Road Wolcott, CT (203) 879-1469 Woodbury Ski & Snow Tubing Woodbury, CT (203) 263.2203 Woodbury was one of the first ski areas to provide sledding and snow tubing. Choose from up to 14 snow tubing trails serviced by 2 lifts for either 2 or 3-hour sessions. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult on a double tube (no extra charge) and may be required to stay on the beginner tubing park depending on weather conditions. Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 21.

CREATIVE FUN: Glazey Days  27 Sieman Caompany Drive Watertown, CT (860) 274-9946 A paint-your-own pottery and glass studio.

Pottery Piaza  17 Farmington Ave. (Rt. 10) Plainville, CT (860) 2517-8553 Paint your own pottery or make your own mosaic in a relaxing environment.

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Burr Pond State Park Torrington, CT Picnic, hike and boat in a scenic Connecticut, just minutes away away from Waterbury. Kayak and canoe rentals also available through Labor Day.

Campbell Falls State Park Reserve Norfolk, CT A stone monument within the state park marks the border between Connecticut and Massachusetts. Enjoy hiking and views of a waterfall on the Whiting River that cascades nearly 100 feet.

Cranbury Park 300 Grumman Avenue , Norwalk, CT The wide-open field is perfect for playing ball, well-equipped playground is perfect for some climbing and sliding action. There are woodland groves for hiking and climbing and as well as smaller forest trails.

Devil’s Hopyard State Park East Haddam, CT (860) 526-2336 One of the best family-friendly state parks in Connecticut. Hiking trails, a view of Chapman Falls, a 60-foot cascading waterfall and picnic areas.

Gillette Castle State Park East Haddam, CT (860) 526-2336 Sitting atop the CT River, the park includes tours of the majestic stone castle, a museum, hiking trails, and a picnic area. From late May to Mid November you can take the Chester - Hadlyme ferry across the CT River.

Black Rock State Park Watertown, CT (860) 283-8088

Haystack Mountain State Park Torrington, CT (860) 482-1817

Swimming, hiking, scenic views, campgrounds, fishing, picnicking and Indian legend all tucked into the scenic hills of the Western Highlands.

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Hubbard Park & Craig Castle Meriden, CT

Rockwell Park Bristol, CT

Walk or drive up the mountain trail for a beautiful view. Huge playground, a fishing area with ducks and terrific spots for picnicking.

Great family park for all ages. Basketball court, hiking trails, picnic areas, playground, skate park, splash pad and volleyball court among lots of beautiful nature scenery.

Indian Well State Park Shelton, CT Scenic waterfalls and splash pool give this park its name, Indian Well. Lovely falls, and shaded picnic grove at the water’s edge.

Kettle Town State Park Southbury, CT Located off exit 15 on Route 84 West.

Kent Falls State Park Kent, CT (860) 927-3238 Hike up the side of a series of powerful and rushing waterfalls among shaded trees and a beautiful view. Open areas for a picnic or B-B-Q also available.

Lake Waramaug State Park New Preston, CT (860) 868-2592 A small man-made beach, breathtakingly beautiful lake with affordable kayak and canoe rentals and a hiking trail. 40-minute ride from Waterbury thru some of the most scenic roads in rural Litchfield County.

Ledgewood Memorial Park 650 Middlebury Road (along Route 64), Middlebury, CT Enjoy two large soccer fields, a baseball field, a shady picnic area, a large children's playground area, a basketball court and a tennis court. There’s also a beautiful walkway that encircles the soccer field that for biking and roller blading.

Millers Pond State Park Durham, CT Miller’s Pond is a scenic, quiet lake with numerous rock outcrops reaching out into the pond to provide fishing platforms. An easy, flat trail circles the lake.

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Sleeping Giant State Park Hamden, CT Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name. A 1 1/2-mile scenic trail leads to the stone observation tower on the peak .

Southford Falls State Park Southbury, CT Field sports, fishing and family fun. Waterfalls, hiking, breathtaking views and surroundings.

Talcott Mountain State Park Summit Ridge Drive, Simsbury, CT Hike to the beautiful Heublein Tower, accessed via Rt 185 in Simsbury. The 1.25 mile (one way) tower trail is not too strenuous and the tower offers panoramic vistas of the New England countryside. Accessible only by foot. Open daily from 10-5, Labor Day–Oct 31.

Veterans Memorial Park 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road, Watertown, CT A beautiful park with a playground, gazebo,  walking trails, pond for fishing, hiking and picnic tables throughout the park.

Wharton Brook State Park Wallingford, CT Located on wooded, sandy knolls, the beautiful picnic area overlooks a brook-fed pond.

Wickham Park 1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT A unique park! Explore the eight themed gardens, sensory garden, aviary, playground, indoor nature center, bird sanctuary, and sports facilities, including an 18-hole disc golf course.


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SHOPPING MALLS: Brass Mills Center 495 Union Street Waterbury, CT (203) 755-5000 Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets (70 Outlet stores in an outdoor village setting)

20-A Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT (860) 664-0700 Crystal Mall Intersection of I-95 (Exit 82) & Route 85 Waterford, Connecticut. (860) 442-8500 Danbury Fair Mall I-84, exit 3, Danbury, CT (203) 743-3247

Meriden Square Mall Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 203-237-7837 Tanger Outlets 314 Flat Rock Place Westbrook, CT (860) 399-8656 Westfarms Mall 500 Westfarms Mall Farmington, CT (860) 521-4889 Westfield Trumbull 5065 Main Street Trumbull, CT (203) 372 4500

DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, G O S L O W , BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS. CHILDREN ARE OUT PLAYING, BIKING AND ROLLERBLADING.

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The peak season in Connecticut is between October 5th and November 13th, depending on local weather. Visit http://www.depdata.ct.gov/forestry/foliage/foliagemap.htm for the most up-to-date fall foliage report. 1 Chauncey Peak, Meriden, CT Begin your 2 mile climb to Chauncey Peak at Giufridda Park on the edge of Meriden, cross the dam and then start up the trail to the top. At the top, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll walk along a ridge with fabulous views. 2 Mt. Tom, Litchfield, CT Here you can park the car and take a short walk up to the top of Mt. Tom, where a 34-foot stone tower offers 360-degree views of Connecticut and into New York and Massachusetts as well. 3 Gillette Castle, East Haddam, CT High above the Connecticut River, this castle and the surrounding state park offers amazing river views. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the water or take the ferry over the river between Hadlyme and Chester. 4 Mohawk State Forest, Cornwall, CT, Lookout Tower From Torrington, drive west on Route 4 for 14 miles to the park entrance, Toumey Road, on the left. At the 'T' intersection, turn right onto Mohawk Mountain Road. The Lookout Tower is at the end. Scenic vistas to the north and west include the Catskill, Taconic, and Berkshire ranges.

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FALL FOLIAGE VIEWSN 5 Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, CT, Stone Tower Drive north on Route 10 from Hamden for two miles to Mt. Carmel Avenue. The park's main entrance and parking are .25 miles ahead on the left. A gravel path from the parking lot leads 1.5 miles to the Stone Tower and a 360-degree panoramic view. 6 Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury, CT, Heublein Tower Travel three miles west from Bloomfield on Route 185 to entrance, just past the mountain crest. Park along the road near the trailhead. Hike to the ridge and bear left to the tower for views that take in the Farmington River Valley. 7 Macedonia Brook State Park, Warren, CT, Cobble Mountain The overlook has spectacular views but the hike to the top may a bit challenging for young children with narrow trails, steep inclines and occasionally rocky terrain. But for mid-level hikers, making it to the top is completely worth the incredible view. 8 Haystack Mountain State Park, West Norfolk, CT, Stone Tower From Norfolk, at the junction of Routes 44 and 272, take 272 north a half mile to the park entrance on the left. The entry road leads to the parking area, and a short trail walk of 15 minutes leads to the tower, providing a 360-degree panorama of the countryside. 9 Crescent Lake, Meriden Crescent Lake in Giuffrida Park is a 600-acre area that offers lots of trails, including an easy, two-mile path around Crescent Lake with beautiful views. 10 Dennis Hill State Park, Torrington Hike to the summit of this 240-acre estate for panoramic views reaching as far away as New Hampshire. Dennis Hill is an autumn wonderland during the fall season.

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‫דבר תורה‬ Eating on Tisha b’Av BY RABBI SHLOMO SHULMAN

This year, I was allowed to eat on Tisha b’Av. I was not sick. I did have a big headache, but I can get those even without fasting. It’s true the 9th day of Av fell on Shabbos this year, so the actual fast and most of its mourning practices were pushed off till Sunday, but I still have never eaten when that happened before. But there is one loophole to get around fasting on Tisha b’Av when it is pushed off till Sunday: it’s just very tricky to coordinate.

One moment, we were solemnly sulking through the saddest day of the year; and then suddenly we are hopping with happiness.

Here’s how you do it. You need to have a nice young couple, with whom you’re very close, have a baby exactly on the Sunday before the 10th of Av – precisely in a year when the 9th of Av is on Shabbos. Then you have to get them to ask you to be sandek (or you could train to be a mohel, or just be the father or mother – but my method involves less work). Then you make the bris on Tisha b’Av after early mincha and now it becomes a Yom Tov for the four of you, so you are allowed to break your fast (see Orach Chaim 559:9 – the main Seudas Bris with everyone else is still held after nightfall). 96 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

This year, one of our closest students, who has always been very agreeable, was thoughtful enough to deliver her second son on the Sunday before Tisha b’Av. And this simple little miracle of creation led to one of the more profound religious experiences of my life. Because, from very up close, I was woken to recognizing a profound truth of Jewish life and Jewish history, which I had never really taken to heart before.

Tisha b’Av is a very uncomfortable day. Besides for the fasting; a day of focusing on loss, of not even being allowed to greet others or ask them how they’re doing, is hard to handle. We all have enough challenges in life that we can’t ignore. But who wants to willfully concentrate on those alone? We know we are in galus. We know that even in Eretz Yisroel, the lion has yet to lie down with the lamb. Knowledge of Hashem is still not quite the primary focus of the entire world, which was created for that purpose. It may not even always be the primary focus of His one Chosen Nation.


‫דבר תורה‬ Confronting thoughts like these for a whole night and day is no joy. We just want to get through it. We want it to be over. Why can’t the clock tick faster?

The Yamim Nora’im, in their own way, are solemn and frightening days too. They remind us that we still have a lot of things we can fix, as individuals and as a nation.

Sitting there, nervously cradling a delicate newborn baby, I felt a strange mixture of outward fear and hidden hope. Then came a quick rush of brachos and action and a new name (Shmuel) and so many Mazal Tovs and suddenly everything changed. The sadness of Tisha b’Av discreetly slinked away and the hall transformed into a roaring simcha.

It wasn’t long before the dancing began, but it was a long time before it stopped. So much genuine happiness and hearts and voices and eyes overflowing with appreciation: the contrast from right before was shocking. One moment, we were solemnly sulking through the saddest day of the year; and then suddenly we are hopping with happiness. We went directly from galus to geula. Putting it perfectly in perspective, my wife quoted to me the Midrash, “Yeshuas Hashem k'heref ayin” – “the salvation of Hashem is like the blink of an eye.” Hashem was allowing me a brief glimpse into the future. This is how the world is supposed to be! This is how it is supposed to look. Galus erupting into

geula, like the blink of an eye.

To make it easier for all the guests, mincha and the bris were scheduled for just before sunset, so everyone would only have to wait a short time before the festive meal. Thus, it did not actually work out for me to eat before sundown. I was allowed to, but by the time I was able to make havdala, it was already a bit after shekiya. So I did save myself close to an hour, while everyone else waited patiently for the Rav to make havdala for them. Then the platters were uncovered and music rose in volume and everything else I wrote above transpired. The Yamim Nora’im, in their own way, are solemn and frightening days too. They remind us that we still have a lot of things we can fix, as individuals and as a nation. And we wonder – or, at least, I do – will we ever really see, in ourselves, the kind of change for which we are always dreaming? And I hope I will take with me, for these days and beyond, the truth and conviction I saw that evening.“Yeshuas Hashem k'heref ayin” – “the salvation of Hashem is like the blink of an eye.” Wishing you all a Kesiva v’Chasima Tova.

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The Waterbury Police Department Community Relations Division intends to provide vital and resourceful information to the community. The police department looks forward to a continued partnership with the community and we strongly encourage the residents to contact us with any suggestions or topics to discuss in the next issue.

Crime Reporting BY OFFICER MATT LEMOS Neighbors, in this article I wanted to go over crime reporting and when to report crime. Reporting crime or suspicious activity is extremely important not only for the overall quality of life within any given neighborhood but for the Police Department and its officers. When crimes or suspicious activity go unreported, the Police Department is unable to investigate the crime, arrest anyone for the crime or track the crimes that are occurring. Tracking crimes helps lead officers in the right direction, lead to possible arrests and an overall better quality of life. When to report a crime or suspicious activity? The answer is as soon as it is known or observed. The quicker that we can initiate an investigation the better, especially for crimes that have just occurred or for any suspicious activity. In these instances it is always better to get police officers to the area as soon as possible. How to report a crime? ✓✓ First, call the police by dialing 911 for emergencies and 203-574-6911 for non-emergencies. Never assume that someone else has called no matter what the situation may be. ✓✓ The first, and very important, piece of information the operator is going to ask you is where the incident is occurring. This is crucial because whatever the circumstances may be, if the police know where you are, then someone can come help. ✓✓ The next crucial aspect of reporting to the police department is what is happening. ✓✓ Any descriptions that can be provided in a safe manner as to not put the caller into harm’s way, should be provided. ✓✓ Be patient. Though the 911 operator may still be asking questions, that does not mean someone is not already on the way. They are asking further questions to provide emergency services as much information that they can after initially being dispatched, in the case of emergencies. In grade school we were always taught the “Who, What, Where and Why.” For Crime Reporting think of it as “Where, What, Who and Why.” Have a happy and healthy new year!

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LAW AND ORDER

A Word about Liabiltiy Waivers BY: RAPHAEL DEUTSCH, ESQ.

We’ve all signed waivers before some form of activity, but do they really mean anything? In Connecticut, liability waivers are not enforceable if they violate public policy. Courts look at several factors in determining whether a waiver violates public policy. A few of these factors are: (1) the societal expectation that family-oriented services will be reasonably safe; (2) the logic of relieving the party with greater expertise and information concerning the dangers associated with the captivity from proper maintenance of the activity; and (3) the fact that the release at issue was a standard adhesion contract, lacking equal bargaining power between the parties, and offered to the [client] on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis.” (Reardon v. Windswept Farm, LLC, 280 Conn. 153, (2006)). As part of this analysis, courts also look at the “volume of public participation” and whether the activity provider invites “the public generally to [engage in sporting activity] at their facility, regardless of . . . ability.” There is a catch. A Connecticut court will not apply the “public policy” test for risks that are “inherent” to the activity. A risk inherent to the activity is something that the participant expects or something that he or she is aware of. For example, risks inherent to football are concussions or sprained ankles. A risk inherent to baseball is being hit by a pitch. Whether one can sue will likely depend on: (1) the manner in which the injury occurs, and (2) the popularity of the sport. What does popularity have to do with it? The more “niche” an activity is, the more it is associated with experienced participants who know what they’re doing, and courts might not feel the need to void a waiver for public policy reasons. However, the more people who engage in an activity, the more likely a Connecticut court will void a liability waiver. That is, because as an entity who offers these activities to a wide section of the population, common sense would dictate that these providers not be encouraged to offer these services negligently. In the end, you don’t necessarily “waive goodbye” to all of your rights when you engage in activity that is more extreme or dangerous. Even if you get injured after you’ve signed a liability waiver, you still might be able to sue. Raphael Deutsch works at the Law Offices of Raymond J. Antonacci LLC, located 5 minutes from the community at 301 Highland Ave, Waterbury, CT. He specializes in Real Estate, Bankruptcy/Debt Relief, and Personal Injury. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND IS NOT TO BE ACTED ON AS SUCH. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 99


SUMMER MEMORIES CAMP REVACH, WATERBURY

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Do’s and Don’ts When Employing a Babysitter BY A COMMUNITY MEMBER

When hiring a babysitter for an evening out, there are several things that should be considered before you pick up your phone to text a request. Here are a few guidelines and recommendations to help streamline the process and ensure that your children will be supervised and safe when you are away from home. DO: Get a personal recommendation. Hiring a teen just because she happens to be available is taking a risk. Ask your friends and neighbors if they have someone whom they can recommend, and call or text her directly. DON’T: Beg a reluctant teen to babysit for you. If she says she’s can’t do it, she probably has a reason. DON’T: Assume that just because she’s a teen she can handle your kids and their needs. Do some research! Ask questions! If you have a houseful, or if your kids are a handful, make sure you’re leaving them with someone who’s up to the job. If you have a child with special needs of any kind, be up front about it. Be prepared to offer guidance about what to do in specific situations. DO: Hire a teen who is at least 12 years old. While there is no minimum age for leaving children alone in Connecticut, law enforcement will use their own judgement to decide if the kids have been left in an unsafe or unsupervised environment. A babysitter under the age of 12 is unlikely to meet with their approval in the unlikely event that something goes wrong and law enforcement is called. (Bear in mind that law enforcement can sometimes show up in response to an alarm going off accidentally). DON’T: Leave a babysitter without a way to get in touch. If you don’t have a landline, consider investing in a pay-as-you-go flip phone to keep in the house for sitters. If the sitter has a phone of her own, that’s great, but ask in advance - don’t assume that she does. Put her number into your phone so you’ll know that it’s her if she calls. DO: Leave clear instructions, preferably in writing. One of the kids has an allergy? Do the kids have a specific bedtime? Medication needs to be taken? What are they allowed and not allowed to do? These and anything else the babysitter needs to know should be included in your write-up. As well, every home with kids should have an emergency list/plan sheet just in case. Include the phone numbers of neighbors, medical providers, and - of course - Hatzalah. DON’T: Leave the house without showing the sitter the location of all bedrooms and exits. If G-d forbid they need to get out of the house in a hurry, this is information she needs. 102 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


DO: Show her what she can snack on, and where you keep cups and other paper goods. If there’s something that’s off limits to her or to the kids, let her know. Also, if she’ll be giving your children lunch or dinner, make sure you’ve provided for her as well. DON’T: Expect her to babysit your kid’s playdate. Ask ahead of time if it’s okay with her. In general, it is usually not a big issue, but sometimes the extra child can make things difficult. DON’T: Hire a sitter to watch a sick child who is contagious. If you discover after the fact that your child had strep or something similar, please be responsible and notify the sitter ASAP. DO: Pick her up and drop her off. If it’s daylight and her home is nearby, you can ask her if she’d prefer to walk, but this is non-negotiable at night. If it’s not possible for you to do it, you need to find a ride for her. Don’t expect her parents to drop her off and pick her up. You haven’t engaged their services for the evening. DO: Be clear about how long you will be out, and make sure she’s prepared to stay as late as you may be away. If you say you’ll return by ten pm and you hit traffic, let her know that you will be back later than planned. Also, bear in mind that as far as payment, the clock starts as soon as she arrives at your home, not when you eventually leave the house. DON’T: Ask if you can pay her tomorrow. Don’t ask her to remind you – that’s far too awkward, and she won’t. She just performed a service for you. She should be paid immediately. Of course, in emergencies this may not be possible, but for a regular scheduled job you need to make sure to have the necessary money on hand. Ask your sitter – some take checks! DO: Pay the going rate. If everyone in town pays $10 an hour, don’t pay less than that. If you have someone stellar who you will want to hire again and again, show her that you value her services by paying her a bit more. Even a few extra dollars can make a big difference! DO: Pay her for ALL her time. If you’ve had a sitter from 5 pm to 8:20 pm, that means paying for the extra twenty minutes. Use a calculator if you can’t do it in your head. To a 14-year-old who’s saving up for camp or a special item, the few dollars make a big difference. DO: Know the difference between chessed and babysitting. If you need free babysitting, be clear about it. Many lovely girls in any community are happy to do a chessed occasionally. DON’T ask someone to babysit and then not pay, expecting them to understand that you’re not in a position to do so. DO: Treat your sitter well, and make sure your children understand that she’s someone they need to respect. A good relationship with a local babysitter will make it possible for you to go away as often as you need, and with the peace of mind that your children are in good hands! WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 103


Farming in 2018 BY EVELYN MARSHAK

Ads published in circulars as well as in the local newspapers, have been highlighting locally grown fruits and vegetables. I am not talking about your home garden now exploding with zucchinis or tomatoes. I’m talking about commercially grown vegetables and fruit in our state. I have picked apples at Southington’s Rogers’ Orchard and others have done the same at Lyman Orchards, and other local orchards, so we know that at least apples are grown in nearby cities. I am looking at the Adams’ Hometown Market ad for the first week in August. It highlights fresh from local farms to your table and names local farms with eight of them in our state. You might have seen produce growing in nearby Cheshire. And other farmers are selling their crops to state markets. These farms are in Lebanon, Orange, New Hartford, Lyme and East Lyme and Norwich. Take a drive down to one, you won’t regret it! Actually, agriculture has a long history in our state; a history that precedes the arrival of the first colonists in Connecticut, circa 1635. Native Americans in this area grew corn, squash and beans. These three crops have been named, “The Three Sisters”. Agriculture has also played a major role in the growth of Connecticut. The Connecticut Valley, the land closest to the Connecticut River, which flows, north to south and empties into Long Island Sound, had fertile soil, a temperate climate, and a significant amount of rain. Another advantage to the farmers, was the ability to easily move produce grown here, to markets. With the entrance of the Industrial Revolution, things changed, and Connecticut farmers ceded to elative economic and political influence. They depended less on farming to earn a living. But more recent agricultural growth came about because customers wanted locally sourced food. This motivated younger people to start farming. In 2012, there were 6,000 farms in our states on 437,000 acres worth $551 million dollars. Today, you can find broadleaf tobacco, apples, barley, beets, cabbage, herbs lettuce, oats, onions, parsnips, pears, radishes, turnips and wheat flourishing in our state. So, it’s not just apples. Seeing all the produce grown in our state and nearby states when I am perusing the produce section at the grocery store, inspires me say that maybe this is the land of Milk and Honey. Who really needs 25 varieties of apples?

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Tutoring for Limudei Kodesh, all levels, and math, all elementary grades. 25+ years of teaching experience. Please call R’ Raphael Nemetsky at 954-668-7234. References available.

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Tutor available to teach kids or bochurim ages elementary through high school in Gemara or any other Hebrew or Yiddish subject. Years of experience, references available if needed. For more info call Dovi Frischman @ 203908-1852.

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Kriah tutoring available to help your child succeed and read fluently and accurately. Please call Batya Kalish @ 917-532-8245.

Safrus Lessons (Ksav Ashkenaz) available for ages 13+. Is your son artistically inclined, self-motivated, and has a desire to learn the technical skill of Safrus? Lessons will include kulmus cutting, how to write all the letters, and initial startup equipment. For additional details call/text Eran Netkin @ 323-842-7058

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Morah Aliza’s Daycare takes drop-offs! Warm, loving environment. Call ahead for availability. $5.50/hr. References available. Call Aliza Nugiel @ 917-273-0392. OBJEX new fall/winter line now in! Call Chaya Gitty Perlstein @ 917-224-0156 108 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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Rides often available back and forth to New Haven. Call Shlomo Shulman at 203-695-2250.

Mitzvah Opportunity: Jewish college students at Yale always appreciate home baked goods along with their learning in the Program. If you’d like to partner in this mitzvah by supplying some sweets of your own, please contact Aviva Shulman at@ 203 695-2251.

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Cleaning Service Tessie’s Agency................................ 49

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Fitness YMCA of Greater Waterbury......... 66

Communication The PTT Shop .................................. 47

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Community Shuls & Institutions Bais Yaakov of Waterbury.............. 44 Congregation Sharei Tefillah......... 18 K’hal B’nai Shalom.......................... 18 Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah .............. 43 Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel ................... 19 Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury ........ 40 Community Organizations Bikur Cholim of Waterbury............ 72 Mikvah of Waterbury...................... 68 N’shei of Waterbury........................ 69 PTA of YK of Waterbury................. 71

Education Rivka Schonfeld............................... 58

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