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teves 5777 J a n u a r y 2017 Connecticutâ€™s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory issue 58
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community yellow pages 8-15 community highlights & info 16-41 Places to go in CT 79-87
Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists
Dr. David Polke Dr. Mark Albini Dr. Irina Magidina Dr. Melanie Mund
Obstetrics & Gynecology We wish to welcome Dr. Melanie Mund. Dr. Mund is accepting new patients in both our Waterbury & Middlebury offices.
❧ Middlebury Office 687 Straits Turnpike, Suite 2A, Middlebury, CT 06762 Waterbury Office 133 Scovill St, Suite 314, Waterbury, CT 06706
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KUPAT HA’IR The Tzedakah of The Gedolei Hador
How To Merit
קו העפת רי
In times of joy, In times of sorrow, Before a trip, For a yeshuah or a refuah,
along with the great merit of tzedakah, have your name submitted to the Gedolei Yisrael for a brachah, and be prayed for at the mekomos hakedoshim in Eretz Yisroel by messengers of Kupat Ha’ir. Call 24 Hours:
Mail to: American Friends of Kupat Ha’ir | 4415 14th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11219 Donate Online: www.kupat.org 2 What's Doing in Waterbury
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Remember the personal tzedakah fund of the Gedolei Hador, shlita, which rescues thousands of families in terrible distress throughout Eretz Yisrael
And your name will be mentioned on the day of the celebration
by the Gedolei Hador, shlita for berachah and yeshuah
that you should be blessed on the day of your celebration with much nachas, wealth and happiness
Every time and occasion
Opsheren ועד הרבנים לעניני צדקה בארה"ק
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All donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Vaad Harabbanim
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Daily Minyan Schedule
What’s Doing Yellow Pages
f o r W aterbury , C T
Let's Talk Tips
New & Noteworthy / FYI
Minyanim In & Around CT
Waterbury Eruv Map
Kosher in CT
N'shei of Waterbury
Blue Ridge Map
What's New at YKW?
Bais Yaakov News & Views
Health & Medical Section
To Your Health
Places to Go in CT
My Heart is in the East
Law and Order
On a Lighter Note
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Parshas Shemos / 4:35 (23 Teves / January 20) Parshas Vaeira / 4:44 (1 Shvat / January 27) Parshas Bo / 4:52 (8 Shvat / February 3) Parshas Beshalach / 5:01 (15 Shvat / February 10) Parshas Yisro / 5:10 (22 Shvat / February 17) Parshas Mishpatim / 5:19 (29 Shvat / February 24) Parshas Teruma / 5:27 (6 Adar / March 3) Parshas Tetzave / 5:35 (13 Adar / March 10) Parshas Ki Sisa / 6:43 (20 Adar / March 17) Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei / 6:51 (27 Adar / March 24) Parshas Vayikra / 6:58 (5 Nisan / March 31) Parshas Tzav / 7:06 (12 Nisan / April 7) Pesach - 1st night / 7:09 (15 Nisan / April 10) Shabbos Chol Hamoed / 7:13 (19 Nisan / April 14) Pesach - 7th night / 7:16 (21 Nisan / April 16) Parshas Shemini / 7:21 (26 Nisan / April 21) Parshas Tazria-Metzora / 7:29 (3 Iyar / April 28) Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim / 7:36 (10 Iyar / May 5)
I was pleasantly surprised one afternoon when I received a call from a potential advertiser who I had never heard of previously. “How did you know about our magazine?” I questioned him. “Oh, I got a copy from a friend of mine who used to advertise in the What's Doing and has since moved away. He told me that he enjoyed working with you and if I want to get business from the Jewish community, I must advertise in your magazine!” Well that was definitely nice to hear, but more than any advertisement we may receive, it gives us such incredible joy and pleasure to feature kids from the community on the cover of the What’s Doing (all with parental permission, of course)! For after all is said and done, the children are what represent the community’s growth and advancement; they are the heartbeat of all we do. Wishing each and every one of you a healthy and safe winter, filled with many occasions to jump and tumble in the snow with your children.
Waterbury Daily Minyan Schedule Yeshiva Gedolah of Waterbury Shacharis: Vasikin, 6:10 & 7:45 am Mincha: 1:20 & 3:15 pm Maariv: 8:30 & 10:00 pm Khal B’nai Shalom Shacharis: 7:00 & 8:00 am Sunday – 7, 8 & 9 am Mincha / Maariv: 15 min. before shkiah
Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah All minyanim are in the Blue Ridge Shul except Maariv which takes place downstairs in Bnai Shalom
Shacharis: 7:45 am (Sun-Friday) Mincha: 2:25 pm (Mon-Thurs)
2:40 pm (Sunday)
Maariv: 8:30 pm (Mon-Thurs)
Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury Shacharis: 8:15 am Mincha: 1:32 pm (Mon-Thurs)
Zmanim Hotline: 718-331-TIME Yeshiva Gedolah of Waterbury
359 Cooke Street Office: 47 Buckingham Street 203-756-1800 / Fax: 203-756-1200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury cover photography by Devory Salamon (203) 565-2186
What’s Doing in Waterbury, llc Connecticut’s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory. Issue #58
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135 Roseland Avenue / 203-754-4159 100 Blue Ridge Drive / 203-573-1801 ————————————————— Hatzalah of Waterbury: 203-754-4200 Chaverim of Waterbury: 203-465-2125 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
BAby nurse Happy Baby Care 347-292-1794 Mesue 347-581-0164 / 347-766-3783
alarm systems Alert Security Systems, INC. 203-387-8332 Dynamark Security Systems 203-757-1744
BANKS Apple Valley Bank 203-271-1268 Citibank 203-573-5820 Fleet Bank 1-800-841-4000 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
Apparel Basic Colors (Brooklyn) 347-673-5331 BY Style (Chavi Brecher) 347-962-9638 Chavi Leiner (Monsey) 845-362-1639 Dress It Up www.dressitstore.com Double Header www.doubleheaderusa.com 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 The Lingerie Shop 718-435-4156 Appliances Sears 203-236-8800 Sears Outlet 860-665-8101
BArber Dani Diamond 216-551-4077 Chaim E. Linda (upsherin) 203-596-8198 Bikur Cholim Bikur Cholim of New Haven 203-786-3096 Bikur Cholim of Waterbury 203-574-3395 carpet Cleaners Better Carpet Cleaners 860-632-1667
Appliance repair Affordable Appliance 860-256-9750 All Make Appliance Repair 203-596-9092
CARPET RETAILER Associated Carpet 203-756-5594 Carpets Plus 203-753-8235
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
CAtering Events by Yakov (Y. Lieber) 917-674-7223
auto rentals Avis 203-757-8081 Enterprise 203-755-3770 Hertz 203-573-8534 Rent-A-Wreck 203-575-1631 auto services & Repair Joe’s Tire Shop 203-753-3108 Montambault’s Auto 203-756-7026 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 203-729-5108 West Main Auto 203-596-3722 auto sales & leasing Comfort Auto 855-633-5800 iLease Auto 203-990-1001 Wheels to Lease 718-871-7749 BAby essentials Baby Depot 203-630-0647 Babies R’ Us 203-574-4457 Sorala's Baby Gemach 203-518-9596 8 What's Doing in Waterbury
childbirth education / Doula Shulamit Feld 203-768-0250 Child care / Camp Camp Bnai Torah West 818-438-8035 Camp Revach 203-756-1800 ext. 315 Metsuyan Day Care (Rachel Berger) 516-695-3488 Morah Rivky's Playgroup 203-768-5090 Cleaning Service A+ Cleaning Service 203-598-4333 Hy-Grade House Cleaning Services 203-509-1779 Communal Resources Bonei Olam 718-252-1212 Community Services & Resources 203-510-3882 Connecticut Torah Connection 860.785.4CTC Dirshu 888-5-DIRSHU 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
WDw Yellow Pages Computer Sales & Repair ACR Computer 203-754-9688 Compufix 917-796-8016 Computer Technician (C. Aboud) 597-9052 Computer Consultant (P. Nugiel) 568-1803
Rivka Schonfeld S.O.S. 718-382-5437 R' Raphael Nemetzky, Tutor 954-668-7234
Contractor / remodeling Aspen Roofing & Contracting 877-315-9726 Axela Construction 203-573-9870 ext. 206 Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Jim Battistrada 203-591-1656 Prime Renovations 203-695-9754 Vesta Homes Inc. 203-754-0917
ELECTRONICS Sears Outlet 860-665-8101 Wireless Zone 203-755-6629
Counseling & Therapy Dynamic Therapy Group for Speech & Occupational Therapy (Chavi Lesser) 203-759-1371 Esther Baylis, LCSW 347-757-0164 Bracha Mayer, MSW 845-659-9391 Chani Sontag MA, LPC 917-880-2675 Malka Goldgrab–Speech Language Pathologist 845-826-0885 Proud Moments Therapy 718-215-5311 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 Sears 203-236-8800 Target 203-437-3673 TJ Maxx 203-573-1061 Wal-Mart 203-759-1000 Discount storeS Dollar Dreams 203-597-0682 Dollar Tree 203-597-0505 Job Lot 203-841-0307 Ollie's 203-591-1616
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 Q Card Payment Services 877-705-7725 SellMilesNow.com 732-987-7765 YM Deals 732-966-3328 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 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 Furniture Factory 203-527-6450 La-Z-Boy 203-574-4001 Pilgrim Furniture 860-276-0030 Raymour and Flanigan 203-573-1015 GARDENERS Palombo’s Lawn Care 860-274-1169 SDW Property Maintenance 203-528-4001 W Lawncare (Y.M. Weinreb) 203-816-5296 Giftware Chofetz Chaim Pictures 732-363-3349 Gifts by Gilda 410-358-2237 www.giftsbygilda.com
DRY CLEANERS Mar-Vic Cleaners 203-754-3952 Perry’s Dry Cleaners 203-753-3161
Graphics & web design Aliza Nugiel 203-568-1803 Leebah Stephens 203-233-6399
EDUCATIONal Services Ahuva Oberlander-Special Ed Tutoring 203-757-8585 Chaynie Nath-Academic Evaluations 203-437-5447
Glasses / eyewear Opticare 203-574-2020 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 Gutter cleaning / power washing Affordable Powerwashing 203-597-7075 What's Doing in Waterbury 9
WDw Yellow Pages HAIRCUTS C&C Hair Salon 203-597-1000 Cost Cutters 203-596-7993 Dani Diamond 216-551-4077 Chaim E. Linda (upsherin) 203-596-8198 Supercuts 203-574-0642 HANDYMAN David Scott 203-565-4886 Sruli Weisz 917-468-8171 Levi Yudkin 203-724-7127 Health, fitness & Beauty Anne Drost, Electrologist 203-753-5343 Carmine Elizabeth’s Spa 203-598-3444 Central Cosmetics (Shani Metz) 203-757-9893 Emerest Health Home Care 203-941-1700 Jewish Hypnosis (Orli Katz) 203-565-3324 Kosher Vitamins Corp. 800-645-1899 Beth Salzberg, Personal Trainer 860-233-3443 Lisa Scappini, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist 203-217-0616 Mind Matters Hypnosis (Lisa Zachio) 860-693-6448 YMCA 203-754-2181 Heating & Air conditioning David Dostaller 203-808-4404 Home & HARDWARE Bender Plumbing 203-756-8013 Home Depot 203-757-7206 ICI Paints 203-753-1107 Knb Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 Lowe’s (Plainville) 860-793-1500 Raymond’s Building Supply 203-879-2538 Schmidt and Serafine’s 203-754-5186 Syperstein’s Paints 203-757-5747 Torrington Supply Co. 203-756-3641 Home inspector Alex Lee 203-943-7600 Carry O’Niel 203-758-8649 Mr. Inside Out 866-791-9660 Hotels Courtyard by Marriot 203-596-1000 Crowne Plaza Danbury 203-794-0600 Holiday Inn of Waterbury 203-706-1000 ink / toner Chaim Aboud 203-597-9052/718-207-9328 Insurance David Lieber cell 347-865-4326 Gross and Company 212-620-4040 John Somero 203-267-4856
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I.T. Services Global Tech Solutions 203-725-3122 Jewelry sales & Repair Bejeweled (Monsey) 845-425-4650 Fine Crafts Jewelers 203-756-4800 Royal Ruby (Monsey) 845-517-4545 JUDAICA Bais Hasforim (Monsey) 845-371-1495 Chofetz Chaim Pictures 732-363-3349 Gifts by Gilda www.giftsbygilda.com L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Judaica Place www.judaicaplace.com Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Mercaz Seforim (Monsey) 845-352-7792 The Judaica Store of New Haven 203-387-5816 The Judaica Store of W. Hartford 860-236-9956 Tuvia’s (Monsey) 845-426-0824 kitchen remodeling Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Knb Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 lawn & Garden A Public Flower & Garden Center 203-879-4049 liquor / wine Mountview Plaza Wines 203-729-5445 The Good Life Wines & Spirits 203-754-5554 Wine N Liquor Outlet 203-596-9463 LOCKSMITHS Leo’s Locks 203-756-3112 Leon’s Locks 203-753-4440 Magazines, Newspapers, Books 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 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 Yehoushua Krohn 800-babyboy
WDw Yellow Pages MortgageS & loans Evergreen Funding (S. Katz) 203-776-5626 FM Home Loans (Ari Hofstatter) 347-359-6159 GMAC Mortgage 203-758-9910 McCue Mortgage 800-382-0017 Mortgage Supercenter 203-465-7976 People’s Bank 203-250-9396 Moving & Storage Schulgasser Brothers 973-458-9658 Waterbury Self Storage 203-574-2764 Music / music Lessons DJ Sol (S. Deutsch) 845-405-3997 Elisha Freedman–One Man Band 917-533-0758 Yisroel Levine 845-608-1669 Shira Mayerfeld (Piano Lessons) 845-323-5698 Notary public Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Office Supplies Advantage Business Systems 203-929-3769 Staples 203-573-0925 PaintER / Paint Supplies ACE Painting 860-945-0779 / 203-509-9996 Brass City Paint 475-235-4952 G. Fusco Painting 203-757-1384 Paper goods & Party Supplies It’s A Favor.com 718-234-3951 Party Elegance & Gifts 203-754-GIFT Party Plus 203-879-9951 The Perfect Party 203-596-1853 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 Photographers Dani Diamond Photography 216-551-4077 Jerusalem Shutter (M. Hanover) 347-986-6444
Real estate Berkshire Hathaway (Lisa Klein) 203-400-3321 Blue Ridge Estates 203-568-0460 Classic Realty (Susanne Avigdor) 203-387-9991 Coldwell Banker (Shlomo Zazon) 948-3890 Jason Katz 203-509-0474 Kesher Realty (Meir Fischer / Leorah Elin) 203-805-0875 Showcase Realty (John) 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 Dargene Kosher Food Distr. 631-766-5914 Desserts by Rachel 240-501-3065 Dippy’s 203-574-1809 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 Crown Roofing 203-212-8826 Luc Cotnoir 203-217-5716 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
PLUMBERS Brian’s Plumbing & Heating 203-754-3800 Dan’s Discount Rooter 860-274-1025 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 Seasonal Plumbing 203-650-0840
Silver Polishing & Repair Buffers 203-281-0101 (Hamden)
PrintERs Minuteman Press 203-755-8842 Sir Speedy 203-346-0716 Space Age Copy 203-756-2001
Sofer L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 203-906-6296
Silver retailer Signature Silver (Monsey) 845-578-1760
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Yellow Pages 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 Rockland Kosher (Monsey) 845-425-2266 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 Lia's Tailoring 203-725-3573 Lilly's Alterations & Tailoring 203-596-0675 Mar Vic 203-754-3952 Molly Couture 860-890-7899 Toys Toys R’ Us 203-574-4457 Travel services Ideal Tours 845-425-3300 Platinum Airfare 651-356-1933 SellMilesNow.com 732-987-7765 Travel Plaza 732-367-8500 TravelCell 1-877-CELLPHONE Traveler's Choice 212-868-8698 YM Deals 732-966-3328 truck Rental Penske 203-757-8303 Rent a Wreck 203-575-1631 Ryder 203-597-5427 Uhaul 203-756-2208 or 754-0193 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 Valley View Windows 203-558-1515 Waterbury Glass & Mirror 203-573-0333
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municipal an d o the r 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 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
Community Shiurim & Learning Programs Daf Yomi Shiurim: • Given by Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum at yeshiva, weekdays at 7:00 am, Shabbos time varies. • Given by Rabbi Yaakov Metz at B’nai Shalom, weekdays at 6:30 am. Friday & Shabbos given by R’ Raphael Deutsch– time varies. Call R’ Metz at 203-707-3148. • Given by R' Shuly Lieber at B’nai Shalom, weekdays after 7 am shacharis, Sundays 40 min. before shacharis. • Given by Rabbi Yaakov Metz on Friday & Shabbos in Blue Ridge. Call R’ Metz at 203-707-3148 for more information. Night Kollel in Yeshiva under the direction of Rabbi Chaim Cohen, and Rabbi Tzvi Thaler offers two tracks: one in gemara and one in halacha. Weekly Chaburos and monetary incentives. Nightly Bekiyus Seder in Maseches Succah, as part of the V'ha'arev 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. Morning Halacha Kollel Monday Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 am at B’nai Shalom. For more information contact, Rabbi Shneur Levine or Rabbi Selengut. Afternoon Kollel daily from 4:30-6:00 pm at B’nai Shalom. Everyone in the community is invited to join. Call Elisha Freedman at 917-533-0758 for more info. Night Kollel from 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm at B’nai Shalom under the direction of R’ Sonnenschein & R' Yehuda Tzvi Selengut. Shiurim & Chavrusos are available. Dirshu Daily Mishna Brurah Shiur, given by R’ Tzvi Thaler. Sun–Thurs, 8:008:30pm, followed by Maariv, in the Beis Medrash Koton of the Yeshiva.
Men’s Sunday Morning Shiur by R’ Yosef Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom at 9:45. Breakfast is served. Call Mordechai Shtern at 646-388-0083. Men’s Mesilas Yesharim Shiur by R’ Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom, every Tuesday from 9:05- 9:35 pm. Weekly Ladies’ Shiur on Wed. nights at 8:30 PM by R' Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom. Women's Shabbos Shiur Shabbos afternoon 11/2 hours before Mincha at alternating 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. Likras Shabbos/Erev Shabbos Learning Program for boys ages 10 and up, 20 minutes before mincha at B'nai Shalom. Contact R’ Brecher for more information. Avos U’Banim Father/Son Learning Program on Motzei Shabbos in Yeshiva, 2 hours after sh'kiah. Call Shraga Feivel Siegfried at 203-759-5653 or Yaakov Reiss at 203-527-7200. The Tzon Kadoshim Chabura is a separate chaburah during the Yeshiva K'tana Boys' night seder program that meets twice a week to learn mishnayos Kodshim. Please call Rabbi Chaifetz for more information at 203-704-0939. Connecticut Torah Connection An outreach program offering local professionals the opportunity to learn Torah once a week with a study partner. Every Tuesday Evening, 7-8 pm at Bnai Shalom. To participate please contact: 860.785.4CTC, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ctconnection.org.
Navi Shiur given by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom on Shabbos, 1 ⁄2 hour before mincha.
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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 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. 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
services Midwife Vanessa Daou, CNM (Specialists in Women’s Healthcare) 203-754-2535 Cathie Miller 203- 954-0080 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 Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists 203-575-1811 Yale OBGYN 203-785-5682 Ophthalmologist / Optometrist The Eye Group (Dr. Levada) 203-597-9100 (pediatric) Opticare (Dr. Peterson) 203-574-2020 Dr. Thornquest 203-452-9723 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
Fertility Specialist Dr. Gad Levy 203-929-6412
Orthodondist Dr. Friedman 203-573-8034
Gastroenterologist Dr. Robert Leventhal 203-756-6422 Dr. Hector Pun 203-756-7788 Dr. Ronald Zlotoff 203-755-4515
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John Reach (Yale) 203-737-5656
Hand Specialist Dr. Richard Manzo 203-755-7115 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 Esther Baylis, LCSW 347-757-0164 Rabbi Yosef Feld, MSW 203-366-5438 Chani Sontag, MA, LPC 917-880-2675 14 What's Doing in Waterbury
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
healthcare 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 Pulmonologist Dr. David Hill 203-759-3666 Speech and Occupational Therapy Services Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 Radiologist Diagnostic Radiology 203-756-8911 Rheumatologist Dr. David Podell 203-573-7281 Dr. Lawrence Zemel (Pediatric) 203-545-9395
services Hospitals St. Maryâ€™s Hospital 203-709-6000 Waterbury Hospital 203-573-6000 Yale New Haven Hospital 203-688-4242 CT Childrenâ€™s Medical Center (Hartford) 860-545-9000
Medical Laboratories Clinical Lab Partners 1-800-286-9800 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
Surgeon - Hand Dr. Andrew Nelson 203-755-7115
Hatzalah of Waterbury 203-754-4200 Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Urologist Urology Specialists 203-757-8361
*** Healthcare listings are by recommendation only
otzei Shabbos, February 4 M B'nai Shalom Melave Malka Wednesday Evening, February 8 Yeshiva K'tana Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences Sunday, February 26, 4:30 pm Yeshiva K'tana Annual Reception Sunday, May 14, 1:00 pm Yeshiva K'tana Bike-a-thon Monday Evening, May 29 Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel Annual Dinner What's Doing in Waterbury 15
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♦♦If you have an EBT card or a Connect Card you can get into most children's museums in Connecticut for just $3 a person. Always call ahead to confirm. ♦♦It’s a good idea to keep a pharmacy or supermarket membership identification card on your keychain. If you lose your keys and someone finds them, they can call the particular store who will be able to identify you as the owner of the keys and will contact you. ♦♦Be wary of Eversource scams. It has been noted that local crooks have been attempting to get Eversource customers to give them prepaid debit cards to pay their electric bill. Be careful if anyone represents themselves as an Eversource employee. ♦♦ As per the OU Kashrus: the Kirkland signature chocolate chips have no dairy in them and are only packaged in a facility that also packages items with traces of dairy. ♦♦ Also at Costco, there's fresh steelhead salmon with the skin still on that is only 6.99-7.99 a pound. It's filleted on the ship and packaged immediately. ♦♦Costco in New Britian carries a large selection of kosher items including cold cuts, chicken various meats, cholov yisroel American cheese, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese and more. Call (860) 893-7001. ♦♦ If you want to receive the free kosher items when ordering from Shoprite from Home, you need to add them to your cart. The fee will be taken off when your order is processed, or you'll be given a credit for that amount for your order the following week. ♦♦Gourmet kosher cheeses (OK-Dairy) are available at Shoprite, in the cheese section across from the deli and cafe. They can be found on the top shelf with the brand name Sincerely, Brigitte. ♦♦All bakery products in Stop and Shop bakery in Southbury are under the KVH hashgacha. They also have a selection of parve desserts and other kosher items from outside vendors under other reliable hashgachos. Call (203) 262-4555 for more info. 16 What's Doing in Waterbury
spotlighton... Hands Full Parenting by Dr. Sora Yaroslawitz Comes to Waterbury · My 12-year-old is disruptive in class. · How to deal with jealousy? · How do I discipline my child? · My child puts himself down and it breaks my heart. · My kids just don’t listen! · When did NO become Negotiate? · How do I help my child make and keep friends? These are just a few of the questions that inspired many community members to join a series of parenting classes given live in Waterbury by Dr. Sora Yaroslawitz, a well known parenting and chinuch expert. For some time now, there have been many requests from community members to bring someone in to inspire and give guidance in the area of chinuch and parenting. After much research and deliberation, the Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury – in conjunction with Bais Yaakov of Waterbury – approached Dr. Yaroslawitz of Monsey, NY to take on the task. Dr. Yaroslawitz – a sought after therapist and advisor in both Monsey and Williamsburg – has extensive background and experience, and has been in the field for close to three decades. The Waterbury community is privileged to host her for a sixweek series of classes for women. Dr. Yaroslawitz’s clear and practical methods and her hands on suggestions provide a unique approach that combines discipline with love in a meaningful and practical manner. After having given just one workshop, the response has already been incredible. Over 50 women attended and gained so much from her first class and numerous others have requested to join the rest of the sessions. Many YK and BYW teachers have joined as well – in the dual role of mother and teacher – as one of the goals of bringing in such a sought after mentor is to have a common language and methodology that can carry our students throughout their day both at school and at home. Thus far, Dr. Yaroslawitz has commented how impressed she has been with the group of women who have joined the workshop and it is meaningful to see how many parents in our community have decided to invest time and effort to attend the sessions. Placing such importance on really learning how to be mechanech our children in today’s day and age is a true investment in a family’s future. For more information on this program or to request to be contacted for any future programming please call Mrs. Bracha Oratz at the YKW office at 203-528-4147.
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New & Noteworthy Save on Gas! The new Cumberland Farms, at the corner of Huntington and Thomaston, sells gas at 10 cents less than neighborhood stations for members. To become a member, ask at the register for a member card or download the app. You must link the card or app to your bank account online and then use the card or app to save 10 cents/gallon. They also sell coffee for 99 cents and are open 24 hours! Exciting news! The Zecher L'Etya Lending Library for children/young adult Judaica books is now open. For more information, location and hours please email email@example.com and ask to be placed on their mailing list. New aerobics classes: Insanity, a total body hiit workout now offered by Esther Baila Merenstein, certified Insanity trainer. Sundays at 9:45 am and Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm. Located at 92 Prospect Street. Space is limited. Please text 203-510-6660.
PTA of YKW will be arranging mishloach manos for Yeshiva K'tana teachers and staff. Stay tuned for further information. A brand new Homegoods will soon be opening in Southington, CT. Located off of exit 31 in the Southington Village Shopping Center. 18 What's Doing in Waterbury
F.Y.I. Ongoing classes, events and happenings around Waterbury
■ Drawing and painting lessons available for grades pre1A and up. Both group classes and private lessons offered. For more information call Leah Schutz at 516-521-4294. ■ BNOS Agudas Yisroel Shabbos afternoons for 1st and 2nd grade girls from 3:00-4:00. For more information, call Faige Friedland at 203-592-8173. ■ Tali Fischer’s Dance Class for Girls For details call 203-565-6322. Also offering Zumba classes for ladies. Call for details 203-565-6322. ■ Aerobics by Raizy Gutman, certified fitness instructor, for women and girls. Several weekly exercise classes; morning and evening options. Private sessions available. 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 9:45 am and Wednesdays at 8:30 pm. Located at 92 Prospect St. Text 203-510-6660. ■ Yoga Class for Women Tuesday or Wednesdays from 8:15-9:15 pm at alternating homes throughout 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. ■ Swimming for Boys Monday evenings from 7:15-8:15 at the YMCA. Call the YMCA to register at 203-754-2181. ■ Chofetz Chaim Tiferes Groups for Women. Monthly, around Rosh Chodesh, at the home Shoshie Levine. Call 203-528-3650. ■ 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.
Mazel Tov to: Mr. and Mrs. Mayer Behrend on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Eliyahu Dorsky on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Azi Gendelman on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Uri Grosberg on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Tzvi Hirschel on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Mayer Lansgam on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Shneur Levine on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Shuly Lieber on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Yehoshua Lobl on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Max on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Elchonon Orlansky on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Zev Saflas on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Hillel Weinreb on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Yosef Wisnicki on the birth of a baby girl
Mazel Tov to:
Rabbi and Mrs. Doniel Ginsburg on Aryeh Leib's Bar Mitzvah Mr. and Mrs. Rephael Max on Avromi's Bar Mitzvah Mr. and Mrs. Duvie Merenstein on Simcha's Bar Mitzvah
Mazel Tov to:
Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Cohen on the wedding of their daughter Rabbi and Mrs. Elisha Paul on the engagement of their son Mazel Tov to the Yeshiva’s newest chassan:
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A warm welcome to the community’s newest families: Chaim & Miriam Attar Yitzchak & Charlotte Friedland Yudi & Adina Nathan Dovid & Rebekah Rivera Hatzlacha Raba in your new homes! What's Doing in Waterbury 19
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: : * : (May 31-June 1) (May 24-25) (May 17-18) 6:30 Early Mincha 6:25 Early Mincha 6: 20 Early Mincha 6:46 6:41 6:36 8:01 :/ 7:56 :/ 7:49 :/ 8:20 : 8:20 : 8:25 : 9:05 :" 9:07 :" 9:09 :" 8:29 " 8:31 " 8:33 " 6:30 : 6:30 : 6:30 : 8:20 : 8:14 : 8:08 : :שמות :ויחי *:וארא 9:20(Jan : 9:14 : 9:08 (Jan 20-21) (Jan: 13-14) 27-28) 9:324:44 :(" ) " 9:26 :( " ) " 9:20 :( " ) " 4:35 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות 4:27 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות :מנחה/הדלקת נרות *: * ): 7:40 BMK (השכמה שחרית 7:40 BMK ()השכמה: שחרית 7:40 BMK (השכמה ) שחרית (June (June8:30 28-29) (June 21-22) :שחרית 8:30 :שחרית 8:3014-15) :שחרית 6:40 Early Mincha 6:40 Early Mincha 6:40 Early Mincha 9:37 :זמן ק"ש 9:38 :זמן ק"ש 9:39 :זמן ק"ש 6:56 9:01 מג"א 6:53 6:55 9:02 מג"א 9:03 מג"א 8:12 :/ 8:12 :/4:15 : 4:25 :מנחה שבת מנחה שבת8:10 :/ 4:10 :מנחה שבת : : : 8:20 5:03 8:20 8:204:55 :שקיעה :שקיעה 4:46 :שקיעה 6:03 :מעריב מעריב 9:08 : " 9:06 5:55 :" : 9:055:46 :":מעריב 6:15:( מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 6:07 :("ת "מוצאי ש"ק)ר 5:58:(""ת מוצאי ש"ק)ר 8:32 " 8:30 8:29 6:30 : 6:30 6:30 : 8:30 : 8:30: 8:28 : :משפטים *:יתרו :בשלח 9:30(Feb : 9:30(Feb : 9:28 24-25) 17-18) (Feb: 10-11) 9:425:19 :(" )"/נרות 9:425:11 : (:"מנחה )"/ 9:40 :( ")/נרות " :מנחה הדלקת נרות הדלקת 5:02 :מנחה הדלקת 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 8:30 : שחרית 8:30 : שחרית 8:30 : שחרית * * * 9:19 :זמן ק"ש 9:2519-20) :זמן ק"ש 9:30 12-13) :זמן ק"ש (July 26-27) (July (July 8:43 א " מג 8:49 א " מג 8:54 א " מג 6:30 Early Mincha 6:40 Early Mincha 6:35 Early Mincha 5:00 :מנחה שבת 4:50 מנחה שבת 4:45 :מנחה שבת 6:44 6:53 6:49 5:38 :שקיעה 5:30: שקיעה 5:21 :שקיעה 7:58 :/ 8:08/ 8:04 :/ 6:38 :מעריב 6:30 :מעריב 6:21 :מעריב 8:25 : 8:30 : 8:30 : 6:50 :(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 6:42: (מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 6:33:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 9:14 :" 9:20 :" 9:17 :" 8:38 " 8:44 " 8:41 " :פקודי -ויקהל :כי תשא *:תצוה 6:30 : 6:30 : 6:30 : (March 24-25) (March 17-18) (March 10-11) 8:26 : 8:15 : 8:21 : 6:51 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות 6:43 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות 5:35 מנחה/הדלקת נרות 9:26 : 9:15 : 9:21 : 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 9:38 :(")" 9:27 :(")" 9:33 :(")" 8:30 :שחרית 8:30 :שחרית 8:20 :שחרית 9:06 :זמן ק"ש 9:52 :זמן ק"ש 9:59 :זמן ק"ש 8:30 מג*"א 9:16 א " מג 9:23 "*א מג (Aug -17) (Aug 9-10) (Aug 24)מנחה 5:15 :שבת מנחה 6:3023:שבת 6:25 16 :שבת מנחה 6:00 Early Mincha7:10 :שקיעה 6:10 Early Mincha 6:15 Early Mincha 5:55 :שקיעה 7:02 :שקיעה -PURIM 6:15 8:10 :מעריב 6:23 8:02 :מעריב 6:32TBA :מעריב "ק)ר "מוצאי ש 8:22/ :(ר"ת )מוצאי ש"ק 8:14 /:( )ר"ת מוצאי ש"ק 7:21 : 7:32 : 7:42 :7:07 :(/ת 8:30 : 8:30 : 8:30 : 9:32 ::מצורע " 9:29 :"*: 9:27 :" -תזריע שמיני *:צו 8:56 " 8:53 "(April 21-22) 8:51 " (April 28-29) (April 7-8) 6:30 : 6:30 : 6:30 :Mincha 6:05:Early Mincha 5:55:Early Mincha 5:45:Early 7:38 7:48 פלג 7:58:המנחה : 6:21: :פלג המנחה 6:14 ::המנחה 6:03 פלג 8:48/נרות : 8:58 : 7:29 8:38 :מנחה/:נרות הדלקת 7:22 :מנחה הדלקת 7:06 :מנחה /נרות הדלקת 8:50 BMK :(")(השכמה " 9:00BMK :("()השכמה " 9:10 :("(השכמה )" ) 7:40 ) שחרית 7:40 ) שחרית 7:40 BMK שחרית 8:30 :שחרית 8:30 :שחרית 8:30 :שחרית 9:21 : ש " ק זמן 9:26 : ש " ק זמן 9:39 : ש "זמן ק Note: Mincha on Shabbos is always 40 min. before shkiah, but never later than 6:30. מג"אShabbos is always 60 min. 8:50 "מג 9:03 מג"א Maariv on8:45 Motzei after אshkiah. :מנחה שבת 6:30 :מנחה שבת Zmanim for7:10 Shavuos will be posted separately.6:30 :מנחה שבת 7:48 :off שקיעה 7:41 :שקיעה 7:25 :שקיעה *Yeshiva Shabbos 8:48 :מעריב 8:41 :מעריב 8:25 :מעריב 9:00:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 8:53:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 8:37:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת Note:
: ( May 10-11) 6:15 Early Mincha 6:30 7:42 :/ 8:25 : 9:13 :" 8:37 " 6:30 : 8:01 : :ויגש 9:01 : (Jan 6-7) 9:13 :( " ) " 4:20 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות * : 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה (June 7-8) 8:30 :שחרית 6:35 Early Mincha 9:39 :זמן ק"ש 6:50 9:03 מג"א 8:06 : / 4:00 :שבת מנחה 8:20 4:39: :שקיעה 5:39 מעריב 9:05 :": 5:51 :(ת""ר )מוצאי ש"ק 8:29 6:30 : 8:25 : :בא 9:25 : (Feb 3-4) 9:37 ")/ " הדלקת 4:53:(:מנחה נרות 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 8:30 : שחרית *- 9:33(July :ק"ש5-6) זמן 8:57 מג"א 6:40 Early Mincha 4:35 :מנחה שבת 6:55 5:12 :שקיעה 8:11 :/ 6:12 :מעריב 8:25 : 6:24:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת 9:11 :" 8:35 " תרומה 6:30 :: (March 3-4) 8:29 : 5:27 :מנחה/הדלקת נרות 9:29 : 7:40 BMK (שחרית )השכמה 9:41 :(")" 8:25 :שחרית 9:13 :זמן ק"ש 8:37 * מג"א 2-3) 5:10 (Aug :מנחה שבת 6:25 Early Mincha 5:47 :שקיעה 6:47 :מעריב 6:38 :(ת/ ""ק)ר מוצאי ש 7:506:59 : 8:30 : 9:23 :*":ויקרא 8:47 "31-April (March 1) 6:30 : 5:40:Early Mincha 8:07 : 5:57 :המנחה פלג 9:07 6:59 :מנחה /נרות: הדלקת :(("השכמה )") שחרית 7:409:19 BMK 8:30 :שחרית 9:46 :זמן ק"ש 9:10 מג"א 6:30 :מנחה שבת 7:18 :שקיעה 8:18 :מעריב 8:30:(מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת
Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury Shabbos Zmanim Schedule
Zmanim for Purim and Pesach will be posted separately *Yeshiva off Shabbos
Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel: 359 Cooke Street • 203-756-1800 • www.yasw.org What's Doing in Waterbury 21
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Stamford, CT Young Israel of Stamford 69 Oaklawn Avenue (203) 348-3955 Shacharis: Mon- Fri: 6:20 AM Sun: 9:00 Maariv: Weekdays: 9:00 PM Congregation Agudath Sholom 301 Strawberry Hill Ave (203) 358-2200 Shacharis: Mon-Fri: 6:30, 7:30 Sunday 8:30 Mincha/Maariv: Weekdays: 20 minutes before sunset
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
Bridgeport, 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)
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
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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 Sunday 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
New Rochelle, NY Anshe Sholom Congregation 50 North Avenue (914) 632-9220 Shacharis: Monday and Thursday: 6:50 AM Tuesday, Wed. and Friday: 7:00 AM Sunday: 8:00 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 Monday - Friday: 6:15, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 Mincha and Maariv: Call for details
Mt. Kisco, NY Yeshiva of Nitra Shacharis: Monday-Friday 6:30, 8:00 AM Mincha: 2:00, 3:30 PM
The Waterbury Eruv
Please call 646-388-0083 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 23
waterburygemachim Baby Items: Bris Outfit 203-591-1141 (Freedman) 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Bris Pillow 203-573-0782 (Deutsch) 203-573-8205 (Krohn) 203-591-8926 (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) Sorala's Baby Gemach 203-518-9596 2 Hiking Backpack/Carriers 203-755-2736 (Feld) 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) Crock Pot extra large 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Clothing new & gently used 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen) Folding Table 203-753-4176 (Brecher) 203-759-1692 (Friedland) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Folding Chairs 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) 203-527-7200 (Reiss)
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Handyman Services: Free oil furnace start-up 203-917-796-8016 (P. Nugiel) Hot Plate 203-755-7328 (Katz) 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) 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) Wheelchair, walker 203-753-9757 (Sheps) Crutches - child, adjustable 203-419-0037 (Heavenrich) Crutches - Mobilegs, adjustable 203573-0330 (Rosenberg) Nebulizer 203-753-4176 (Brecher) 203-597-0314 (Thaler) Wheelchair 203-757-1336 (Chaim Scher) Nursing Pump 203-591-8938 (Schuck) Purim Costumes 203-755-0582 (Barth) Siddurim 203-591-8529 (Bornstein) Soup Pot - 24 quart 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) Space Heaters 203-759-1148 (Braunstein) 203-755-7328 (Katz)
Furniture Gemach Donations accepted 203-574-3395 (Bernstein)
Tehillim Booklets 203-755-0582 (Barth)
Hand Truck 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-626-2228 (Groner) heavy duty
Tefillin Sfard & Ashkenaz 203-509-0474 (Yitzchok Katz)
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waterburygemachim Tools 203-597-8126 (Gutman) 954-668-7234 (Nemetsky)
Simcha Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin) Simcha Items: Glass Stemware 203-573-8205 (Krohn)
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)
Bais Yaakov of Waterbury Tablecloth Gemach 917-923-7265 (T. Hoberman) Large Selection! Reasonable rates!
Toys 203-755-5081 (Gottesman)
New! Tablecloths Black rounds 347-733-7317 (Malky Elefant)
Uniforms for Girls & Teens 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen)
Tablecloths Hunter Green 203-805-4227 (Greer)
Zman Magazines 203-755-4155 (Nath)
Simcha Apparel: Gown Directory Women & Girls 203-573-8205 (Krohn) See below for directory Gown Gemach Ladies & Children 203-755-7328 (Katz) Jewelry for your simcha 310-625-1304 (Vickman)
Centerpieces: L arge selection of centerpieces, accents and tableware 203-597-9093 (Merenstein) Gold & ivory centerpieces 203-591-8926 (Rochel Kalish) Decorative crystal candle vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn)
Chasunah Gown Directory This is a listing of gowns that can be borrowed for a chasunah for women and children. This IS NOT a gemach. You keep your gown in your possession but are willing to lend it out if someone is interested. Call Genendel Krohn at 203-573-8205 for more information or to list your gown. ◆ Woman’s Gown, Light gray ◆ Woman’s Gown, Purple ◆ Woman’s Gown, Royal blue ◆ Woman’s Gown, Black and beige Marcie Sheps 203-753-9757 ◆ Women’s gown, aqua, tulle bottom. Chana Bluma Bassman 347-432-8607
◆ Woman’s Gown, jumper style, navy Long sleeve navy shell included ◆ Girls gowns, navy satin and velvet S hort sleeves, Size 12 months, 3 & 5 matching, Petticoats included Sima Braunstein 203-573-0580 ◆ Girls Gowns, cream sizes 2&5 Gili Gigi 203-419-0613
◆ Plum children’s dresses (with violet sash ◆ Bridal gown and flowers) in sizes 12 months and 2T ◆2 matching gowns in same size Shaina Bekritsky 203-346-1907 red with black sash, for ages 3-4 ◆ Women’s Champagne gown Cheryl Mervin Suri Handelsman 203-596-7569 ◆ Woman’s gown, ivory, Tiered lace ◆ Women’s Taupe lace gown Ricky Groner 212-913-0589 ◆ Girls ivory gown with tulle size 12 Maytal Majesky 203-527-4952 ◆ Woman’s Gowns: brown, crème, gray ◆ Woman’s gown, jumper style, navy ◆ Childrens’ gowns, crème ◆ Baby gown, plum, 12 months ◆ Child’s gown, pink & creme, Size 2 ◆ Baby gown, silver, 12 months Esther Baila Merenstein 203-597-9093 Rochelaya Deutsch 203-573-0782 ◆ Girls Gown, silver, Size 2-3 • Girl’s Gown, Silver, size 2 Batya Kalish 203-573-1439 Daniela Thaler 203-597-0314
• Grey gowns in many sizes. • Girls Gowns, navy jumper with matching shells Sizes 3T, 6, 6x, 6 & 12 • Girls Gown, size 4 silver short sleeve Michal Max 203-753-8869 ◆ Woman’s Gown, silver, 2-Piece ◆ Woman’s Gown, navy blue jumper style Miriam Farkas 845-271-9191 ◆ Woman’s Gown champagne OR silver Adina Shtern 646-853-0237 ◆ Woman’s Gown, black ◆ Baby Gown, black velvet Sara Scher 203-757-1336 Esti Sonnenschein: ◆ black lace sleeveless gown ◆ black and white and silver gown. Chaynie Nath: ◆ 2 Navy women's 2-piece gowns ◆ 1 champagne gown Rebekah Smith: ◆ Pearl grey gown with a beaded jacket
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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 emergencies only within the Greater Waterbury area. Call 203-465-2125. n Community Services & Resources The Community Services and Resources (CSR) assists individuals and families confronted by challenges, from start to finish. Some of the services they offer: • Accommodations for relatives near the hospital • Inter-hospital transportation • Transportation coordination for patients and family members • Medical Recommendations • Communication with doctors and hospital staff members • Explanation of religious needs • Medical guidance • Access to sought-after professionals • Chevra Kadisha arrangements • Transportation for the Niftar • Preparation for Shiva • Bereavement counseling • Autopsy prevention. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at (203) 510-3882 or email: email@example.com 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 203-7571561 or contact 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 203-754-4150. 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 building. Email: Waterburykeilimmikvah@gmail.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 community 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, Elyan Rosenbaum at email@example.com. 26 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 732-2367255. 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 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501. For Blue Ridge, call Faygie Beller at 347-414-0787. For questions about the N’shei of Waterbury, to join our email/texting group or to volunteer, please contact Baila Munk at 203-577-9290 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501. n Bikur Cholim of Waterbury any essential services are available to Jewish patients in Waterbury and M St. Mary’s Hospitals. Fully stocked refrigerators and other food items for the Emergency Room and Maternity Ward as well as Kiddush and Havdalah needs, Seforim and Jewish books for adults and children. Ask a nurse to help you locate the pantry for Jewish patients. There are also freezers stocked with precooked meals, cooked under Carol Soriano's supervision, for short-term circumstances. For more information, call Rivky Bernstein at 203-574-3395. 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 Calling Post A community wide automated calling system used to send out announcements to the entire community directory. One can get onto the Calling Post in one of two ways. They can receive the calls and/or the texts. To receive the calls, text 917-573-7396 with the number to be added (one number per family). To receive the texts send a text to 40404 and in the body of the text write "Follow callingpostwtby" and hit send. One should then receive a message that they are now following callingpostwtby. The cost is $20 for personal calls and free for community interest calls. Contact Shaya D’amico, Calling Post moderator at the above phone number or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What's Doing in Waterbury 27
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Need a new or extra trash bin? They can be purchased for $55. Call 203-756-7365 (payable by cash, or credit card over the phone; can be purchased at the Mark Lane facility)
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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.
Ami's Hot Bagels 111 Thomaston Avenue 203- 596-9020
Six Thirteen 108 Prospect Street 203-614-8777
Claireâ€™s Corner Copia 1000 Chapel Street 203-562-3888
Bagels, dairy & pareve spreads Va'ad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
Deli and Steakhouse Hashgacha: OU
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 with a full milchig and parve hot buffet and salad bar with many different types of food selections. Va'ad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
Stop & Shop Bakery 95 Amity Road 203-389-1723 Meat market and full service deli and fresh baked goods. Va'ad HaKashrus of Fairfield County
West Hartford terbury The Whatâ€™s Doing in Wa does not endorse any particular kashrus agency or establishment. earch. Please do your own res
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
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Welcome to N ’shei of Waterbury 5777! thank you to all who joined us! ››
Welcoming committee: To inform the welcoming committee about a new family that will be moving in/has moved in, please call or text:
Cheryl Mervin 732-236-7255
meal planning: To let the meal planning committe know about a new baby, please call or text:
Esti Baylis 347-757-0164 Faygie Beller 347-414-0787
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Get involveD! To geT involved in The n’shei:
Please email email@example.com or call Baila Munk at 203-577-9290 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501
Founding Board: Yocheved Brecher • Chanala Levine • Reb. Adina Kaufman • Daniela Thaler
c o mmunity commentary
My 3-year-old got insulted about something so she threw herself onto the floor and cried. After about a minute, she said, "Mommy, I think I'm sick." I said to her, "Really? What hurts you?" She answered, "My feelings."
My 9-year-old was at a friend's house while my husband and I were planning the itinerary for vacation. When he came home, I told him what we would be doing. He was so excited that he started jumping up and down with excitement. Finally, he said, “If this is what we get in Olam Hazeh, I can’t even imagine what Olam Habah will be like!”
A woman with whom I work is very involved in the Albanian Cultural Center on Columbia Blvd. She told me that when she was there recently (on Rosh Hashana) she saw some Jewish people walking through the grounds and she stopped them to say hello and chat a little. She was so happy about how "nice", "friendly", and polite they were to her. Kol Hakavod to those who took their time on their way to/from Davening to be mekadesh Shem shamayim and enhance the shalom with our neighbors.
On the 2016 Elections:
My son said, ‘It's just like color war! Red team and blue team!’” ne little old girl was heard asking, “Will Hillary and Trump be there when we O go vote?” fter recently taking a trip to Disney, my 4 year old son said he wanted A "Donald Truck" to be president. ‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Because he’s friends with Minnie Mouse.’" y 4 year old daughter asked me, ‘Ma, who won the election? Was it Donald M Trumpet?’ I had this conversation with my 3 year old. Her: "Ima, Donald Trump won all the states." Me: "Yup, he's going to be the next president." Her: "Uch, Ima I wish it was you!"
Share a humorous or unique experience with us for our next issue. Call 203-233-3417 / Fax 203-577-5858 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
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aleidosc pe A peek at personalities in our community
Mrs. Shayna Bekritzky By Orli Katz
Mrs. Bekritzky is a native Floridian who grew up in Hollywood (yes, there's a Hollywood in Florida and no, there are no movie stars there). She comments that she definitely misses Florida during these long winters, but loves living in a place that has seasons. The Bekritzkys didn’t start out in freezing cold Waterbury. They moved to Waterbury following a five year stint as youth directors in New Rochelle, NY. During their final year there, Mr. Bekritzky was looking for a full-time job in the tristate area, and ultimately found one in Bethel, CT, immediately after receiving his S'micha. Mrs. Bekritzky explains, “I know that nothing is a coincidence, and the fact that the most compelling job offers my husband received were all located in Connecticut, showed us that this was where we were meant to be.” After visiting Waterbury, the Bekritzkys both felt strongly that the Waterbury community suited their family and lifestyle the best and b"H that has proven to be true. When asked what they enjoy most about living here, Mrs. Bekritzky answers, “I don't think I'm saying anything new here, but I'll answer this by explaining that we recently visited a large Jewish community for Shabbos. You know – the type that has dozens of kosher restaurants, 15 shuls on each block, and scores of frum schools to choose from. While I understand that this type of large community is desirable for some, I felt in my heart that I would be lost in such a place. The pervading sense of anonymity, that you are merely one out of thousands and that there is not much that you can uniquely contribute, felt overwhelmingly lonely to me. I love that I can be involved and make a difference here, and that each person has their own talents to contribute that truly make a difference!” And what a difference she has made! Mrs. Bekritzky explains that for as long as she can remember, she’s loved teaching. She knew that she wanted to be a teacher since she was 15 years old, and considers herself so blessed to be in a profession that she truly loves. “Honestly, I don't feel you can be an effective teacher unless you really love what you do because the workload is never ending, and can be all-consuming.” Although her first love is teaching limudei kodesh, which she did in the Westchester Day School for five years, Mrs. Bekritzky has
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come to appreciate what she is currently teaching. As a 4th grade English teacher in Yeshiva K’tana and a high school language arts teacher in Bais Yaakov, she feels that she is helping to build her students into confident and capable learners. Mrs. Bekritzky also loves “being in the position, as a frum general studies teacher, where I can bring in Torah ideas and use Torah concepts to enhance the curriculum.” She further expresses that she wishes she had been lucky enough to have had frum general studies teachers growing up! When she looks at our Yeshiva K’tana girl's division faculty she feels it’s so incredibly special that our girls are treated to this in almost every grade! As Mrs. Bekritzky mentioned more than once that she loves teaching, I asked her what life lesson she hopes to impart to her students. “I tell my children all the time that it's important not to judge other people. We lose so much by judging others without taking the time to get to know them. It pains me during conversations when I hear flippant assumptions about others, assuming that we are all-knowing in our judgement. With my students, I actually turn the assumptions back around and ask them how they think they would feel if they knew something similar were being said about them.”
What inspires Mrs. Bekritzky? “Honestly, as corny as it sounds, I love watching my own children and my students grow – socially, intellectually, and in every other way. I love watching their personalities develop and seeing how they integrate new ideas. I love being able to open minds to new ideas too. I can't explain the satisfaction I feel when I see growth. It makes you realize how limitless our own growth is and how much we can all achieve.” Mrs. Bekritzky has been working with children of all ages for a long time – between being a counselor, an NCSY advisor, a youth director, and an educator for nearly ten years, she feels that the growth and maturity that she’s been privileged to see is unbelievable. “It's humbling when you realize that you were put into someone's life for a reason and that you have impacted their lives in a meaningful way.” As crazy as it sounds, that's part of why she loves spending summers home with her own children. Being able to just focus on them and really embrace their different personalities without the pressures of homework, catching the bus, rushing and doing, Mrs. Bekritzky, mother and teacher par excellence, thinks that it's amazing to simply make the time to watch them flourish and grow.
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Popular Waterbury Locations 1. Waterbury Kosher World 2. B’nai Shalom Synagogue 135 Roseland Avenue 3. Yeshiva K’tana 4
4. Post Offices 5. Shoprite 6. St. Mary’s Hospital 7. Stop & Shop / Target
8. The Home Depot 9. Train Station 10. Bus Station 11. Walgreens 12. Webster Bank 13. Waterbury Hospital 14. Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury
359 Cooke Street 15. Stop & Shop / Walmart 16. Brass Mill Shopping Mall 17. University of Connecticut 18. Public Library 19. Mikvah of Waterbury 186 Roseland Avenue 20. Ami’s Bagels What's Doing in Waterbury 35
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What's New at YKW? girls Division:
a special Chanukah ■■ Third and fifth grade girls put on ts of the Hebrew Home performance for the elderly residen it of Chanukah with all. in West Hartford, sharing the spir strong with this year's ■■ Middos Program 5777 is going focus on Aseres Hadibros! nukah special events ■■ The Chanukah Chagiga and Cha erb Chagiga headed by were outstanding this year – A sup , and so much more the 7th grade, incredible bowling trip Chagiga! fun! Looking forward to the Purim ■■ Yedios Klaliyos season has begun in the Girls Division! The energy is palpable and the excitement mounts as the deadlines draw close! ■■ The 8th grade girls are making a splash with creative fundraising activities, adding spunk and a fun twist to our days! soon! ■■ Safety Kid review day coming
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h–a ■■ New for this year! Yedios Hatora n the school-wide program which has give ios Yed the in tion nda talmidim a strong fou llenging way – will cha and iting of Sefer Bereishis in an exc continue with Sefer Shemos. boys is underway and ■■ Masmid Gavoha for 6-8 grade going strong! ■■ Terrific Middos Ticket (TMT) Program is adding so much fun and positivity to the first thru fifth grade boys. Our goal is for the boys to have a constant awareness of opportunities to do chessed and special acts throughout the day.
is going strong with a ■■ Menchlich Friendship Program communication and monthly focus on different positive speech elements. huge success, enjoyed by all ■■ The Chanukah Carnival was a grades!
soon! ■■ Safety Kid Review Day coming chalas Aleph Beis! ■■ Mazal tov to Nursery on their Has s unit. Stay tuned for ■■ Kinderarten started their Bracho chos Fair in a few weeks! more details on the culminating Bra ed their Aleph Beis unit ■■ Pre1A have successfully complet y will be ready for their and have moved on to Nekudos. The Siddurim very soon!
nsoring thank you to the PTA for spo s! the terrific Chanukah event
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BYW celebrates Rosh Chodesh Kislev! The girls enjoyed Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Suri Reiss. Thank you Mrs. Reiss for hosting the BYW girls, and for sharing your thoughts and life experiences with us! The food, decor and atmosphere was fun and delicious!
BYW held its 2nd Chidon B'Tanach! Congratulations to the winners Esti Cohen and Shana Schuck and to the runner-up Sara Adler!Thank you Mrs. Gitty Braunstein for once again preparing a beautiful chidon!
9th and 10th Grade Book Club Thank you Mrs Chani Schuckâ€‹for organizing a fabulous Motzai Shabbos Book Club! Thank you and Mrs. Mindy Nuemann for hosting it around your fire place! The 9th and 10th graders wrote their own children's fiction books by imitating the style of a favorite children's author. The books were on display during Parent Teacher Conferences for everyone to read and enjoy!
10th, 11th, and 12th Graders built Traffic Lights in Engineering! After learning how to code using the command digitalWrite() and the basic Blink program, the girls wrote code and wired up their Arduino's to cycle through red, green, and "yellow" lights. After, they were challenged to create a flashing "walk" and "don't walk" sign during the red and green lights, respectively. Keep up the superb work, Engineers!
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Mrs. Karin Terebessy led workshops on Creativity and Self-Expression Through creative writing prompts, journaling, and group writing activities, students explored their self-worth and built self-esteem. Each workshop began with students anonymously writing positive commentsabout their classmates, which each student got to read privately. They then worked on individual self-reflection â€“ where they have come from, the strengths that have seen them through to the present, and how they want to work toward the future. By the end of each workshop, the goal was for each student to feel a little more secure of her own self-worth, and more secure in the positive way she is viewed by her peers.
Our Chanukah Chagiga was magnificent! Thank you to our phenomenal students who displayed much creativity and responsibility in putting together our Chanukah event! They transformed the school with their museumlike decor and had an incredible, fun and inspiring program. During the chagigah, they created a tremendous ruach and atmosphere.
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Mikvah of Waterbury 186 Roseland avenue • WateRbuRy, ConneCtiCut 06710
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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury Services We Provide: KOSHER WORLD HOSPITAL PANTRIES Kosher World generously sponsors the food that is stocked in both Saint Mary’s and Waterbury Hospitals. The Bikur Cholim area in Saint Mary’s is located in the Maternity Ward and features a full fridge/freezer stocked with both perishable and non-‐perishable foods, as well as sefarim, books, and other items a frum paEent may need.
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KIMPETURIN HOT LUNCH Mrs. Rikki Groner has spearheaded a new iniEaEve-‐Kimpeturin Hot Lunch. She will deliver a hot lunch to new mothers in the hospital if provided with 24 hour noEce. This service is also available to other hospitalized paEents. Please text Rikki 203.626.2266 In memory of Yehuda Aryeh Leib ben Yechiel Michel BIKUR CHOLIM MEALS Bikur Cholim assists families with short term meal assistance. Frozen meals are precooked under the watch of Mrs. Carol Soriano. Simply call to arrange for food pick up. You can call on your own behalf or on behalf of someone else. All calls will remain conﬁdenEal.
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Dr. Ronicha Azard is a board licensed optometrist who earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science at Florida International University. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Azard also graduated at the top of her class as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society with academic excellence throughout her years of optometry school.
Dr. Azard also served in many roles of leadership as the president of the Future Optometry Students of America on her undergraduate campus. As a first year optometry student, she became the founder and president of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. Dr. Ronicha Azard is very passionate about eye health. She was chosen to present her ocular disease research at the annual American Optometric Association meeting. Dr. Azard appreciates diagnosing and treating patients with diseases of the eye, especially those that can save lives through revealing a greater ailment of the body. She also takes special interest in fitting contact lenses, dry eye disease and working with children. Dr. Azard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Optometric Association. When not working, Dr. Azard enjoys exploring local trails, singing karaoke and dining out with friends. Dr. Azard speaks some Spanish and is fluent in Haitian Creole. She is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you. Dr. Azard joins the eye care team providing comprehensive family eye health services. Dr. lawrence Kline Robert J. Noecker, MD-OCC Dr. Catherine Gelinas • Dr. Patricia Youngquist Matthew Dombrow, MD-CRC OptOMetRy OphthaMOlOgy Appointments for Dr. Azard can be made by calling our office or visiting our website.
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Naugatuck Valley Women’s health specialists Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists is an obstetrics and gynecology group with offices in Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury, and Wolcott, CT. Serving the greater Waterbury area since 1984, our office is known for its warm and personal environment, where every patient is treated with the greatest respect and consideration. Our team consists of five dedicated doctors and an experienced certified nurse midwife, and we pride ourselves in building strong relationships with patients and providing the most up-to-date, quality health care in gynecology and obstetrics. We are affiliated with Saint Mary’s Hospital, where we perform state-of-theart surgeries and deliver babies. Saint Mary’s Hospital is also home of The BirthPlace – the only in-hospital birth center in Connecticut – and it is open to women with low-risk pregnancies who desire the most natural childbirth experience possible while having all the services necessary to respond to any emergency situation. We believe that a number of factors help to make our practice unique: ♦♦At NVWHS, we take a family-centered, holistic approach to healthcare. As part of our commitment to prevention, we have a clinical nutritionist in our office who will work with our patients on diet and lifestyle modification and targeted nutritional supplementation. ♦♦In recognition of our patients’ busy schedules, we offer early morning, late evening, and Saturday appointments.
♦♦All of our physicians are adept in advanced minimally invasive surgery. ♦♦Our group has always been at the forefront in supporting women who wish to attempt a VBAC. Saint Mary’s Hospital leads the state in the rate of successful VBACs. ♦♦Over the last 29 years we have delivered over 30% of the babies born in Waterbury. ♦♦Our physicians and staff welcome women with high-risk pregnancies. Our distinctive management of highrisk pregnancies in conjunction with the specialists at Yale University and the University of CT Health Center has a proven record of excellent outcomes. In addition, the neonatal intensive care nursery at Saint Mary’s Hospital allows many mothers and babies to receive superior care locally where many hospitals must transfer the mother or baby to another facility because of lack of specialized staff and equipment. ♦♦Our group is versed in the unique needs of our Orthodox Jewish patients. We believe the Orthodox Jewish community has added a wonderful dimension to the character of Waterbury. We relish the continued growth of the Orthodox Jewish community and look forward to continuing to provide care to orthodox women. Please visit our website at nvwhs.com to learn more about women’s health issues and preventive care and see the faces that make up NVWHS. To make an appointment, please call our office at (203) 575-1811. We look forward to caring for you! What's Doing in Waterbury 69
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“I want to keep my OB/GYN but I need specialty care for my high-risk pregnancy.”
If you’ve had a history of difficult pregnancies or have a chronic medical condition, your pregnancy may be at risk, and you may need special care from doctors experienced with high-risk pregnancies. In the past, that often meant giving up the relationship you had fostered with your current OB/GYN. But at Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we offer a unique Co-Management Program for High-Risk Pregnancies. Through co-management, Yale’s team of obstetrical specialists collaborates and communicates with your primary obstetrician’s practice on a regular basis. You’ll still receive most of your care close to home while benefiting from Yale MFM’s expert, state-of-the-art approach to high-risk pregnancies. With Yale MFM you’ll have both an ongoing relationship with your longtime physician and cutting edge care provided by our world-renowned specialists. Get the best of both worlds with Yale MFM’s Co-Management Program. Call 203-785-5682 or visit our website for more information: www.yalehighriskpregnancies.org.
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Strengthening Our Network of Care The Greater Waterbury Health Network welcomes the following providers:
Mauricio Silva, MD
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Riddhi Shah MD
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To your health Exploring Nutrition By Jay Wolkoff, MS The new year is here and with it comes the annual resolutions to lose weight and feel healthier. Yet, despite the best of attempts to “count calories,” and severely restrict food groups, most people will never meet their weight loss goals. Those that meet their objectives often gain the weight back and more, and develop an unhealthy relationship with food to go with it. The health benefits of maintaining a healthy weight are great which leads to the question, “Are there dietary approaches that actually work long-term?” Included are some time-tested approaches to guide the transition into a healthier weight and lifestyle. • Balanced Meals Have you ever noticed how incomplete meals often leave you craving more foods than if you had eaten something more complete? One explanation is that carbohydrates, proteins, and fat all send different types of chemical signals to our brain that promote satiety. When you skimp on one type of nutrient to spare calories, you often end up eating more food in total. While different dietary compositions work better for different people, caution should be used before pushing the diet too far in one direction or another. • Eating for Volume Nutritionally rich foods like less sugary fruits and vegetables have the added advantage of being high in volume while low in calories. This allows a greater sense of fullness during meals, through the physical expansion they create as they enter the stomach. While eating only fruits and vegetables is going to leave most people feeling hungry and craving the wrong types of foods, combining them as part of a balanced meal is a great way to promote satiety. • Managing Blood Sugar Sugary foods and refined starches can significantly increase the sugar within our blood, and cause an increased release of insulin as our bodies work to get the sugar into our cells. Elevated insulin can lead to a range of dietary complications including increased appetite, along with fat production and storage, and the dampening of the signal that our brain sends us when we are full. Substituting sugary foods and refined carbohydrates, which tend to be nutritionally deplete, with whole foods like whole grains, legumes, less sugary fruits and vegetables can go a long way towards stabilizing your blood sugar, and make you feel more satisfied with meals. • Nutritional Diversity Did you know that 94% of the American population does not meet the most minimal nutritional guidelines issued by the USDA? Some research associates this with increased food cravin gs as the body attempts to get the nutrients that it needs to function at its fullest potential. Choosing a volume rich and balanced diet, with a focus on whole foods is a great way to assure nutritional adequacy. 76 What's Doing in Waterbury
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To your health • Inflammation While most of us are aware of short-term irritations that occurs when we bruise or cut our skin, we are not aware of the long-term inflammation that can occur within our bodies when we overindulge in irritating foods like sugary and refined starches as well as refined vegetable oils, margarines, and fats coming from animals being fed the wrong kind of diet. Transitioning into better quality food combined with a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, and anti-inflammatory fats like olive, coconut, and fish oils can go a long way towards reducing internal inflammation. Remember: a body undergoing chronic stress is less capable of burning fat than a body at ease. • Mindful Eating Our modern lifestyle pushes many of us to be so distracted during our meals that we never really acknowledge, let alone fully appreciate, what we are eating. This can lead to “mindless” eating by dulling the signals that our body sends to us when it is satisfied with a meal. • Stress Management What do chronic stress, sleep deprivation, physical overexertion, and extreme dieting have in common? They can all trick our bodies into activating a long-term survival mechanism that it would normally save for threats like extended warfare or famine. This includes craving salty and fatty foods and holding on to our fat. Some research has actually linked the current obesity crisis to increased stress over the past 35 years rather than increased caloric consumption. •E xploring Other Possibilities While sound dietary and lifestyle factors are often enough to achieve a healthy weight sometimes other factors must be deal with. An integrative nutritionist can be helpful in identifying and supporting other factors including exercise, digestive challenges, subclinical hormone issues, food allergens, hidden infections, and toxic exposures.
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PTA is looking for volunteers to head some small projects! Takes minimal time and is a great way to help out YKW! To get involved call Shira Rosenberg @ 203-982-2198
What are some of the things PTA does to enhance Yeshiva K'tana of Shavuos Teach Teacher er Waterbury? W elcom Gifts e Bus Driver Gifts
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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 New children’s museum with fun, hands-on exhibits to play and interact with.
Lutz Children’s Museum 247 S. Main street (Rte. 83) Manchester, (860) 643-0949 Youngsters explore and join in special activities. Hands-on exhibits, live animals, picnic area.
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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.
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 Educating children about science and nature. Huge amount of exhibits, programs and special events.
950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 231-2824 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.
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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. The museum is operated by the United States Navy and contains the world's largest collection of submarine artifacts, documents and photographs.
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA (508) 347-3362 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.
FARMS, GARDENS, orchards 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.
Field View Dairy Farm
707 Derby Turnpike (Route 34) Orange, CT (203) 795-5415 Daily cow milking at 4:30pm, including Sundays. Viewing is free of charge.
Flamig Farm 7 Shingle Mill Rd. West Simsbury, CT (860) 658-5070 Farm animal petting zoo (Apr.-Nov.). Horse-drawn hay, sleigh, carriage & pony rides, year-round.
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.
Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm 23 Schrowback Road, Plymouth, CT (860) 283-9571 Pick your own blueberries while you enjoy the beautiful view of the Litchfield Hills. They measure what you pick and charge by the pint.
Lyman Orchards Rte. 147 & Rte. 157 Middlefield, CT, 860-349-1793 A duck pond, a corn field maze, special events and festivals for the whole family! Pick berries, peaches, pears, apples, pumpkins and more!
March Farms 159 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT (203) 266-7721 Breathtaking view from the farms with a variety of fruit picking in season. Beautiful lake, grounds for picnicking and farm animals. The Hayloft Playscape includes mini hay loft, 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.
Pickin’ Patch Nod Rd, Avon, CT, (860) 677-9552 Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, bedding plants (spring), hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch in Oct.
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Winter Excitement! The 91st Annual Jump Fest John Satre Memorial Hill Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Located in Salisbury, CT, the region’s best will show off their skill and grace, reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour as they soar over 200 feet in the air. Remember to dress warmly. Limited bleacher seating is provided or viewers can bring their own chairs. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Price: $12 for adults Snow Sculpting Competition and Winter Festival Monroe’s Wolfe Park Wed, Feb 8 – Sunday Feb 12 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm In addition to snow sculpting, this first ever sculpting festival in Monroe, CT will feature an ice skating rink, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on mapped trails, virtual winter sports, snowman building for teams of children and adults and a market for skilled artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their wares. Contact: (203) 452-2800
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Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 203-261-3306 Pick your own fruits in season, visit farm animals and large farm market with a variety of produce. Call for information on seasonal events.
White Flower Farm Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT, 10 acres of display gardens, 30 acres of growing fields. Peak bloom June-Sept., garden store.
Attractions: Action Wildlife Goshen, CT (860) 482-4465 A drive-through safari and petting zoo located on 116 acres of beautiful fields.
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.
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.
Berlin Batting Cages Berlin, CT (860) 828-7518 berlinbattingcages.com 4 Activities in 1 Location! Miniature golf, Batting Cages, Go Karts and Bumper Boats.
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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Bounce Trampoline Park Danbury, CT (203) 942-2449 The largest trampoline park in Connecticut features two trampoline Bungee jumps, two Xtreme obstacle courses, a separate Jr. Zone, a parent lounge and much more.
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.
Earthplace Nature & Discovery Center Westport, CT (203) 227-7253 A 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, an interactive natural history museum, live wildlife for public viewing and many public nature programs and events.
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 Drive. New Haven, CT, (203) 812-9981 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.
Jumpin’ Jax Play Center Southbury, CT, (203) 267-4425 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.
Kids in Motion Park Cheshire, CT • cheshirekidsinmotion.org 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.
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 and watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and more than 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.
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Planet Play At Top Flight New Milford, CT (860) 350-9121 A large indoor play area with moonwalks, softplay, giant sandbox and more.
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.
Quassy Amusement Park
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–Connecticut 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 Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT (203) 467-6927 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.
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse Norwalk, CT (203) 838-9444 www.seaport.org 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.
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 84 What's Doing in Waterbury
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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.
Recreation: The Bicycle Cellar Simsbury, CT (860) 658-1311 www.bloomfieldbike.com Bike rentals available for riders of all abilitiesand the Farmington River Trail is right outside their back door! The trail follows the banks of the Farmington River tracing the route of the old “Canal Line” railroad. The trail is paved and passes through some of the area’s most gorgeous landscapes.
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Bowl-O-Rama Newington, CT (860) 666-5411 www.bowloramact.com
Hidden Valley Mini Golf Southington, CT (860) 621-1630
Bowling for all ages. Family friendly atmosphere.
Beautiful golf course, batting cage, nice picnic area and a wooden train for kids to explore.
Chelsea Piers Stamford, CT (203) 989-1000
Huck Finn Adventures (860) 693-0385
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. www. chelseapiersct.com
Rent canoes and kayaks on the Farmington River in Avon and Simsbury, as well as on the Park River in Hartford Perfect for novice paddlers, families, and groups.
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.
Connecticut Golf Land and Games Vernon, CT (860) 643-2654 www.ctgolfland.com Challenging 18- hole miniature golf, batting cages, Go-Kart track and bumper boats.
Danbury Ice Arena Danbury, CT (203) 794-1704 Public skating sessions, ice skating lessons, ice hockey instruction.
East Windsor Golf & Track East Windsor, CT (860) 254-5572 www.ewgolfandtrack.com A premier family entertainment center. Experience the thrill of go-karting, jump and flip on the Extreme Air Jumper or practice your swing at the golfing range.
Extreme Paintball (203) 596-7502 • extremepaintball.com Certified paintball fields right in Waterbury. Six courses on 75 acres. Specializing in Private Groups.
Farmington River Tubing New Hartford, CT (860) 693-6465 www.farmingtonrivertubing.com
Lakewood Lanes Bowling 694 Lakewood Rd, Waterbury, CT (203) 574-5131 Laser Planet Laser Tag 2437 East Main Street Waterbury, CT (203) 841-0081 Middletown Skating Rink 547 Main Street Middletown, CT (203) 574-2118 Mt. Southington Ski Area 396 Mt. Vernon Rd, Southington, CT (800) 982-6828 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 Mountain Park 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, CT (860) 349-3454 • powderridgepark.com Skiing, snowboarding and tubing right here in Central CT! Powder Ridge features 19 trails and four terrain parks, with multiple lifts for the beginner and advanced winter enthusiast. Also feautring mountain biking during the spring, summer and fall.
Quest Golf Southington, CT (860) 621-3663 Driving range, mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats
Located about 40 minutes from Waterbury, this is a beautiful trip and lots of fun.
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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.
Sports Center of Connecticut 784 River Road (Rte. 110) Shelton CT (203) 929-6500 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.
Stanley Quarter Park New Britain, CT (860) 826-3360 New England’s largest skating park; Outdoor iceskating, paddle boats, aqua cycles, fun-yaks, children’s fishing pond, soccer field, playground, jogging tracks.
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 Choose from 5 Tubing runs, 2 different parks and 2 lifts. Bring your own helmet to save on rental fee.
creative fun: Glazey Days 607 Main Street 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. 86 What's Doing in Waterbury
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State ParkS: Black Rock State Park Watertown, CT (860) 283-8088 Swimming, hiking, scenic views, campgrounds, fishing, picnicking and Indian legend all tucked into the scenic hills of the Western Highlands.
Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT (860) 444-7591 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.
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.
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.
Haystack Mountain State Park Torrington, CT (860) 482-1817 Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top and you will be astounded at the beautiful views.
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Veterans Memorial Park 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road, Watertown, CT
Walk or drive up the mountain trail for a beautiful view. Huge playground, a fishing area with ducks and terrific spots for picnicking.
A beautiful park with a playground, gazebo, walking trails, pond for fishing, hiking and picnic tables throughout the park.
Indian Well State Park Shelton, CT
Wharton Brook State Park Wallingford, CT
Scenic waterfalls and splash pool give this park its name, Indian Well. Lovely falls, and shaded picnic grove at the water’s edge.
Located on wooded, sandy knolls, the beautiful picnic area overlooks a brook-fed pond.
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.
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.
Rockwell Park Bristol, CT 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.
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.
The Park and Recreation Dept. (203) 574-6793 (all info on local parks)
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
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דבר תורה Magic By Rabbi Shlomo Shulman
dollar illusion. What separates an amateur magician from the pro is the talent to seamlessly distract an entire audience.
The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that everything we see in our lives is a personal message projected to us straight from Heaven. But what if we happen to see that message on a video that millions of other people have watched too? What personal message could Hashem be directing towards so many people? I’m referring to a short video clip I saw recently, on a Jewish website, of a famous (Jewish) magician wowing his audience. I think I know how his first trick may have been done, though the next two were real mindbenders.
What separates an amateur magician from the pro is the talent to seamlessly distract an entire audience.
That first trick, which he delivered brilliantly, was a card act. It was one of those tricks where the magician makes you think he’s reading your mind by telling you which card you chose. (Not to give too much away, but there are other ways of knowing which card was chosen besides mindreading).
Way back when, I used to practice card tricks too. A lot. I was nearing the end of my elementary school career and I used to take magic lessons on the unassuming second floor of Richmond Mall, on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio. The instructor was a terrific magician and he taught us a lot about showmanship. We learned that misdirection is a magician’s real magic wand, whether for performing a quick card trick or even a million 88 What's Doing in Waterbury
The pro knows precisely how to trick you into concentrating on one thing, just so you will miss the other. He lures your focus onto something of no special significance. It’s just a decoy. He lulls you into forgetting about that which is truly important. If we could lift our thoughts out of the illusory cloud of entertainment for a just moment, we might be able to discern the lesson that the Ba’al Shem Tov says must be hidden here. What can we learn from the world of magic?
Could it be that what magic’s mystery reveals is the secret of the yetzer hara? Isn’t that exactly how the yetzer haraworks? It’s all in the misdirection. The yetzer hara lures us to concentrate upon something of no intrinsic importance, but which it polishes up to look so interesting and inviting. We just can’t get it out of our heads. But it’s a decoy. And we are the perfect audience; we keep falling for it time and again. The yetzer hara’s job is even easier than a magician’s, because the yetzer hara has everything in the world at its disposal to
דבר תורה distract us, whereas the magician is limited by what he can squeeze onto a stage.
The yetzer hara lures us to concentrate upon something of no intrinsic importance, but which it polishes up to look so interesting and inviting.
Years ago, I read an article about a television series featuring a masked magician publically revealing the secrets to famous tricks. The article reported that many magicians were flaming mad about this treason from within their ranks and wished the show would just disappear. But one famous illusionist was quoted boasting that he was not bothered at all: “This is only a problem for small-time magicians. They’re the ones stuck with their secrets exposed. But celebrity magicians work with large budgets. If a secret for a trick is revealed, we can afford to redesign it in a novel manner, making it mystifying all over again. “We simply change the method.” The yetzer hara’s means are no less modest. When we figure out one of its tricks, like television, and succeed in creating a community standard where people are embarrassed to own a TV, then the yetzer hara simply changes the method. It takes our previously parve computers and invents the internet for them. It even hooks up our phones. And cameras. And cars. We have been saturating our communities with a deep appreciation of the power of speech. Who wants to publically embarrass themselves by speaking Lashon Hara? So the yetzer hara switches the method. Through countless anonymous online blogs and comment
sections, the yetzer hara opens up the opportunity to put down others from behind the shadows, with no fear of stigma (in this world, at least). Of course, the Creator of Heaven and Earth possesses the technology to trace all these careless critiques directly back to their cowardly commentators, but the magic of misdirection succeeds in covering up even this elephant in the room. Houdini would be jealous. As much of a magic geek as I once was, I can’t tell you how all of today’s tricks are done. Some of them are quite clever. But even with my limited knowledge, there is one simple, yet commonly overlooked fact I can state for certain about even the very best ones. They are all tricks. None of them are real. So too with the yetzer hara. All of its offerings are illusion. Not one is real. There is nothing the yetzer hara is offering that will actually satisfy us, no matter how much we invest in it. It’s one of the great challenges of life to keep our eyes and imaginations from being drawn after masterful misdirection. By forcing our focus back upon that which we know is most precious, we will not miss the far grander miracles of life, which no illusion can replicate. Wishing you a magical winter.
Rabbi Shlomo Shulman, a resident of Waterbury, CT, heads the Maimonides adult learning program at Yale University in New Haven. What's Doing in Waterbury 89
Done for the Day B y Y ael M e r melstein When I’m in America for a visit and my mother takes me shopping, she bops from store to store like a feisty teenager, me the elderly companion trailing behind her. We can do Costco, Target, Century 21, and a few other superstores if she’s in the mood – all in one morning. She races down the aisles while I slowly wilt. But there comes a point, where even my mother is finished. It sounds exactly like this. “I’m done.” When those fated words leave my mother’s mouth, you know that you’d better kiss that sweater you were considering a quick goodbye and make an about face to the cash register. On my most recent visit to the States we were standing in the pocket book department when my mother’s face glazed over and she made her infamous pronouncement. “I’m done.” “Okay,” I said. “Can you just tell me if you like this one?” My mother didn’t even try to peer over the mountainous shopping carts in front of us. “Nope,” she said. “I’m really done.” Like a perfectly grilled steak, my mother knows just how long to stay in the oven. She doesn’t allow the moment to burn, but she certainly gives it her all and never leaves things undercooked. I often wish I had her internal thermometer. Being a working mother of a large family, my every second is treasured and gratefully full. And there are no secrets to cramming so many full time jobs into one seventeen hour time span. When I am there for my children, I am fully present. Yet somehow, I noticed that my “children” time was creeping into many of my other time quadrants. For example, right this moment, at 11:26 PM when I hear the shuffle of a deck of cards outside on the couch, and the hoarse whispers of two overtired big/little boys. I spent private time with each of them tonight, reading books and planning the week’s acitivities, saying shema with them and sharing their day’s adventures. So why are they invading the quiet in my mind right now? AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. It feels a bit frustrating. If I were my mother, I would confidently strut out my door and fold my arms across my chest. “Your day is DONE,” I would say. Then with a purse of my lips, my children would scamper into bed with naughty/scared smiles upon their faces. So hold on just a second. I’ll be right back. I’m back. First I stubbed my toe on the way out the door. My muted cry was still loud enough to elicit a muffled whine from my sleep-trained-twenty-times-but-lapses-every-time-someonestubs-their-toe baby. “Your day is done!” I told my son. He was munching an apple at 11:31 pm. “Get into your bed NOW.” “Tatty doesn’t let me into my room,” he said (munch, munch, munch). “He’s afraid that I’ll wake the baby up.” My arms were still folded across my chest, my lips pursed. What else could I have done with them when I had nothing left to say? 90 What's Doing in Waterbury
“So you’ll go in there very, very, very quietly and you won’t make a peep.” Munch, munch. “So I guess I should finish my apple first.” “Yes, you should finish your apple first. And then you should brush your teeth….again. Why are you eating an apple NOW???” “I’ll finish it quickly. Then I’ll brush my teeth. But Tatty doesn’t let me go into my room and I have nowhere to sleep.” “I’m sure it will be fine,” I said. I took a step backward, passing by the door of the room he shares with the baby. “Waaaaaaaaah.” “I told you not to go near the baby’s room!” I heard my husband calling to my son from the next room where he was trying to get the four-year-old-who-still-wakes-up-inthe-middle-of-the-night-to-share-a-bed-with-Tatty back to sleep. And so, I slunk back into my room and perched myself in front of my computer again. Apparently, I’m not done yet. I’ll admit it. Setting limits is not my strongest point in parenting. It may even be my weakest link. When I recently returned from a trip overseas, my house was in shambles. My room looked like it had been ransacked by a gang of hooligans (close to the truth). An important disc of mine was cracked in two. My bed was rumpled from all of the small bodies that had occupied it in my absence. My totally-off-limits-or-else computer had sticky keys and I mean that in the syrupy sense of the word. One of my children had filled their clothing drawers with burnt popcorn, a convenient location to store it considering they’re not allowed to eat in their rooms. I should have let out a cerebrum-splitting scream. Instead I took the most likely culprits into my room and I spoke to them. “I feel that my property wasn’t respected,” I said. “While I was out shopping for gifts for you, I feel like my things were damaged. I feel like my rules weren’t enforced. It’s a very bad feeling. I need to know that this won’t happen again.” I can’t say their eyes didn’t glaze over. I can’t say that they didn’t hear me saying “Blah, blah, blah, blah blah, blah, blah, blah GIFTS FOR YOU blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.” “I ate the popcorn in my room when the babysitter put me in there because I kept touching the hot frying pan,” one of my innocent children said. “Well then,” I said. “Next time please ask to come out of the room to eat.” I should have let out a ferocious roar. It might have been far more effective. On second thought though, considering how ghastly things had become while I was away, maybe I really did know how to set appropriate boundaries! When I am home, children knock on my door before entering and they don’t touch my computer. They try not to eat out of the kitchen and they don’t break my discs. And even a very competent team of babysitters couldn’t keep an eye on each of them the same way that Mommy could. I am Mommy – law enforcer extraordinaire. Speaking of which, I don’t hear any noise coming from outside my room anymore. I have no idea where everyone conked out in the end. But it doesn’t matter. The oven is dinging. I’m done. Yael Mermelstein, is an award winning author of ten books and thousands of articles. This story is culled from material in her new book about her grandmother's life before, during and after the Holocaust. I Promise You, a groundbreaking Holocaust book, told in an original format with heartbreaking graphics, tells one teen's epic true story of survival. What's Doing in Waterbury 91
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.
Tips to Prevent Identity Theft Identity theft has been defined by the U. S Department of Justice – “Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economical gain”. This is reality and the statistics pertaining to identity theft are very alarming. Below are seven alarming statistics regarding identity theft (Statistics provided by smartliving.com, 2016)
1. In 2014, more than 1 billion records containing personally identifiable information were leaked. 2. Medical identity theft is on the rise; 500,000 victims in 2014 alone. 3. In 2014, $5.8 billion was given to identity thieves from the IRS due to fraudulent returns. Identity thieves use random social security numbers to file tax forms and by chance, it could be yours. 4. The number one consumer complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2014 was identity theft. It has ranked 1st place for 15 years running. 5. Children are susceptible to identity theft too. Since most people under age 18 are not actively applying for credit or monitoring it, minors can become easy prey. 6. The average victim can expect to spend $500 dollars and 30 hours on average resolving each identity theft crime. What can you do to prevent yourself from becoming a part of these statistics? ✓✓ Don’t carry your social security card or other confidential information on your person. ✓✓ Maintain a secure and safe area in your home to store all confidential information which is “burglar proof”. ✓✓ Routinely shred material or documents containing personal information. ✓✓ Monthly review of all banking, credit card, and other financial statements to validate all account activity. ✓✓ Secure mail and provide tracking for any mail which may contain sensitive information. Try to make arrangements to have sensitive mail stored at local post office. ✓✓ When purchasing items or paying bills online with credit card ensure that the website is encrypted. ✓✓ At least annually review your credit report for each of the three credit bureaus. You can receive a free credit report each year by visiting the following website: www.creditreport.com.
Waterbury Police Department CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency: 911 • Routine Complaints: (203) 574-6911 Community Relations Division: (203) 574-6962 Waterbury Crime Stoppers Hotline: (203) 755-1234 92 What's Doing in Waterbury
•Law and Order• Know Your Rights:
The Rules on Unwanted Calls and Texts By: Raphael Deutsch, Esq.
Many people receive unwanted phone calls and texts to their cellphones and landlines. Many of these calls are illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C 227 (“TCPA”). Companies that violate the law can be held responsible and fined. If you think you are receiving such calls, you should contact an attorney, (like me), to help and possibly put some money in your pocket for your troubles. Companies calling illegally can be liable for $1,500 for each violation. Here are some basic rules for unwanted calls and texts: ✓✓All non-emergency robocalls, both telemarketing and informational, require a consumer's permission to be made to a wireless phone. These calls can include political, polling, and other non-telemarketing robocalls. ✓✓Calls and text messages have the same protection under the rules. ✓✓Consumers can take back their permission to be called or texted in any reasonable way. A calling company cannot require someone to fill out a form and mail it in as the only way to revoke consent. ✓✓An existing commercial relationship does not constitute permission to be robocalled or texted. ✓✓Consent to be called or texted cannot be a condition of a sale or other commercial transaction. ✓✓Callers are allowed to call a wrong number only once before updating their list. This most commonly comes up when one person consented to be called or texted but then they gave up that number and it was reassigned to someone else. Callers have resources available to them to help them know ahead of time if a number's "owner" has changed. 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.
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On a lighter note Fact or Fiction?
The winter months call for an extra dose of humor! Town Implements New Policy on Damaged Mailboxes January 10, 2013, Hartford Courant BLOOMFIELD â€” The town has implemented a new policy to address mailbox damage caused by department of public works snow plows. The town requires all mailboxes to be securely fastened to sturdy posts and sufficiently anchored into the ground. No part of a resident's mailboxes is allowed to be closer than 8 inches to the face of the curb or edge of pavement to prevent contact with a snow plow. No reimbursement will be made for mailboxes closer than 8 inches. In the event of an incident in which a town snow plow damages a mailbox, the town will reimburse residents $25 for the post and/or $25 for the mailbox. No additional costs incurred by residents, such as labor charges, will be reimbursed by the town. The town will not reimburse residents for damage caused by the force of snow thrown by plows or for damage caused by other entities. The public works department will promptly investigate all complaints of damaged mailboxes and will notify residents of the outcome of the investigation.
Police: Danbury Resident Charged After Argument over Snow Shoveling January 28, 2011, Hartford Courant DANBURY - A 34-year-old Stevens Street resident was charged with disorderly conduct Thursday after allegedly shoveling snow from his driveway onto the street, police said. The resident argued with a city snow plow operator who stopped to tell the resident that he was violating a city ordinance, police said. The resident then stood in front of the snow plow and would not move, police said. Police and a city official tried several times to explain the city's snow ordinance that prohibits people from shoveling snow onto city property, but the resident refused to listen or cooperate, police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct and violation of the city snow ordinance. He was released on a promise to appear Feb. 10 in Superior Court in Danbury. 94 What's Doing in Waterbury
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A Different Perspective author unknown
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young families walked amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band â€“ he could see it. In his mind's 96 What's Doing in Waterbury
eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you." Epilogue: A cold dreary day can be seen as just that, or as another opportunity to raise ourselves up and see the good Hashem bestows upon us every minute of every day.
ives Long Ago Spoons By evelyn marshak It was the second day of Succos and I was sitting alone at B’nai Shalom, watching the dancing and feeling lonely. Then somehow I started a conversation with the grandmother sitting next to me. As it often happens, cooking is a topic that even strangers soon become comfortable discussing. The next step often moves on to sharing recipes for classical Jewish dishes. This time though, the conversation took a little bit of a different turn. We began discussing a recipe that had been handed down for generations when no standardized utensils, such as measuring spoons, were available. She said, “My matzo ball recipe was originally made in Romania and it contained a half thimble of salt. Another recipe my grandmother from Romania taught me, contained a third of a juice glass of water! At a recent Sheva Brachos, I was discussing recipes again. It was then that I decided that I wanted to know more about when standardized measurements came into being. Of course I consulted the internet and learned that pre-1896 cooks depended on measuring items that were not calibrated for accuracy. If a recipe called for an amount of flour, it would vary from homemaker to homemaker. One friend told me that one of her grandmothers, when asked how much salt a recipe needed, replied, “Once around or half around or twice around the bowl.” You might recall when yahrzeit glasses were used for their intended purpose first, and then washed carefully and became drinking glasses. Another friend told me that these former yahrzeit containers were her grandmother’s choice of measuring cups. Think, two glasses of flour, a half glass of water, etc. Fannie Farmer, the founder of the Boston School of Cooking and the author of a cookbook still popular today, originated the idea of uniform measuring cups and measuring spoons. Her recipes normally required a level teaspoon of vanilla or a level cup of floor. Yes, spoons were used 1,000 years ago as measuring devices but there was no uniformity in their capacity. As the years passed, more and more people adopted the standardized measuring items but certainly not all accepted the new measurement system. If you are using an old family recipe for perhaps a Shabbos or Yom Tov treat, you might have to depend on some traditional measurements devised before Fanny Farmer’s time. But non-precise measurements somehow seem to create a closer touch with our ancestors, which is part of the charm of all of our food traditions.
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A Fresh Winter Snow By Esther Gitty Levine, 4th grade
I hear the rain, falling into a puddle— I feel the snow, slowly climbing down from the sky— I take my boots down from the shelf and zipper my coat. I listen, as I carefully slide my fingers into my gloves. I walk outside, and think, as I stick out my tongue, and feel a snowflake melting into my mouth. I see a pile of snow, and I jump in— Because now I know, that my snow day must begin! After, I go inside, and take off my gear— My mother hands me a cup of cocoa, Its warmth fills my chilled body. As I think about my fun experience outside, I can’t wait for more!
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