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s h vat 5 7 7 8 J a n u a r y 2018 Connecticut’s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory issue 61

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Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists

Dr. David Polke Dr. Mark Albini Dr. Irina Magidina Dr. Melanie Mund Dr. Rachel Leonardi

Obstetrics & Gynecology We wish to welcome Dr. Rachel Leonardi. Dr. Leonardi is accepting new patients in both our Waterbury & Middlebury offices.






FAX: 203-575-1995

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

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KUPAT HA’IR The Tzedakah of The Gedolei Hador

How To Merit

‫קו‬ ‫העפת‬ ‫רי‬

divine assistance!

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

Bar/bas mitzvah

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

Vaad Harabanim Le’inyanei Tzedaka B’eretz Hakodesh

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All donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Vaad Harabbanim

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Hadlokas Neiros  

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Daily Minyan Schedule  

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Healthcare Services  

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Municipal Listings  

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Community Shiurim

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New & Noteworthy

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Mazel Tov

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Community Zmanim

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Minyanim In & Around CT

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Waterbury Eruv Map

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Community Services  

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Refuse Information

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Kosher in CT

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Let's Talk Tips

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Waterbury Map  

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Overlook/Hillside Map  

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Blue Ridge Map

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What's New at YKW?

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Bais Yaakov News & Views

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Inside Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah

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Community Commentary

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N'shei of Waterbury

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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury

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Health & Medical Section

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Places to Go in CT  

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Dvar Torah

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The Badge

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Law and Order

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On a Lighter Note

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Snow Weather Driving Tips

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Winter Snapshots

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Parshas Emor / 7:35 (Iyar 20 / May 4)

Creative Works

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Parshas B’har-B’chukosai / 7:42

Kids’ Korner  

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(Iyar 27 / May 11)

Classified Ads  

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Advertisers’ Directory  

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Parshas Bamidbar / 7:49 (Sivan 5 / May 28)

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Parshas Beshalach / 4:42 (11 Shvat / January 26) Parshas Yisro / 4:51 (18 Shvat / February 2) Parshas Mishpatim / 5:00 (25 Shvat / February 9) Parshas Teruma / 5:09 (2 Adar / February 16) Parshas Tetzave / 5:17 (9 Adar / February 23) Parshas Ki Sisa / 5:25 (16 Adar / March 2) Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei / 5:34 (23 Adar / March 9) Parshas Vayikra / 6:41 (1 Nisan / March 16) Parshas Tzav / 6:49 (8 Nisan / March 23) Pesach - 1st night / 6:57 (15 Nisan / March 30) Pesach - 7th night / 7:03 (21 Nisan / April 5) Pesach - 8th night / 7:04 (22 Nisan / April 6) Parshas Shemini / 7:12 (29 Nisan / April 13) Parshas Tazria-Metzora / 7:20 (6 Iyar / April 20) Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim / 7:27 (13 Iyar / April 27)

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Dear Readers,

Well, Rosh Chodesh Shevat has passed, but here in Waterbury, spring is definitely not around the corner! So, why not take advantage of all the sites and scenes that a Waterbury winter has to offer? Check out this issue for some great ideas for family fun. And when you’re out and about, don’t worry about ever missing a minyan… we’ve now got you covered with all the latest, most updated information on minyanim in Waterbury. Check it all out on our newly designed website, www.whatsdoingwaterbury.com. Have any other suggestions of what we should include on our website? Please send the information our way – we would love to hear from you! Speaking of community participation, we would like to offer our readers an opportunity to participate in the new WDIW Affiliate Program. Have you patronized a new business lately? Had a positive experience with a doctor? Bring in a new ad and receive compensation! It's that easy. Email us for more details. Wishing our readers a safe and enjoyable rest of the winter – keep warm!

The Editors

What’s Doing in Waterbury, llc Connecticut’s Jewish Family Magazine and Directory. Issue #61

203-233-3417 www.whatsdoingwaterbury.com Send all ads, articles & submissions to:

Waterbury Daily Minyan Schedule Yeshiva Gedolah of Waterbury Shacharis: 6:10 & 7:45 am Mincha: 1:30 & 3:15 pm Maariv: 8:30 & 10:00 pm Khal B’nai Shalom Shacharis: Vasikin, 7:00 am (Mon-Fri) Sunday – Vasikin, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am Mincha: 15 min. before shkiah Maariv: Shkiah, 8:00, 9:30 pm

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 (Mon-Th) 2:45 pm (Sun) Maariv: 9:00 pm (Mon-Thurs)

Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury Shacharis: 8:15 am Mincha: 1:45 pm (Mon-Thurs) The Shteeble Maariv: 8:20 pm Yeshiva Gedolah of Waterbury

359 Cooke Street Office: 47 Buckingham S­treet 203-756-1800 / Fax: 203-756-1200 Email: office@yasw.org Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury

32 Hillside Avenue Office & Info Line: 203-528-4147 Fax: 203-528-3404 Email: office@ykwaterbury.org Bais Yaakov of Waterbury

66 Buckingham Street / 203-805-8401 Email: office@bywaterbury.org

Email: whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com Fax: 203-577-5858

Khal B’nai Shalom

Editors: Yocheved Brecher, Daniela Thaler What’s Doing in Waterbury welcomes readers’ contri­­­butions and reserves the right to edit all submissions.

Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah

What’s Doing in Waterbury is published three times a year. What’s Doing in Waterbury does not assume responsibility for the kashrus of any product or service listed in these pages. Reproduction of any part of this publication, in any form, is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the publisher.

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 Eli Sontag, CPA 917-621-7360 alarm systems Alert Security Systems, INC. 203-387-8332 Dynamark Security Systems 203-757-1744 Apparel BY Styles (Chavi Brecher) 347-962-9638 Dress It Up www.dressitstore.com EMi Hair Accessories (Shani Shapiro) 646-263-8779 Junees.com Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189 Shells & Skirts (Nechi Weinreb) 203-707-1314 Shirt Stop www.shirtstop.us 347-871-1621 The Hat Box (Monsey) 845-517-2829 Appliances Sears 203-236-8800 Sears Outlet 860-665-8101 Appliance repair Affordable Appliance 860-256-9750 All Make Appliance Repair 203-596-9092 Attorney Dov Braunstein 203-573-0580 Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Raymond J. Antonacci, LLC 203-597-8883 Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, LLC 860-274-2511 Ruth D. Weissman 860-777-7128 Weisman Law Offices 203-757-1561 auto rentals Avis 203-757-8081 Enterprise 203-755-3770 Hertz 203-573-8534 Rent-A-Wreck 203-575-1631 auto sales & leasing Plaza Auto Leasing (Brooklyn) 718-975-9000 auto services & Repair Joe’s Tire Shop 203-753-3108 Montambault’s Auto 203-756-7026 Peretz Schechter 845-213-0304 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 203-729-5108 West Main Auto 203-596-3722 BAby essentials Baby Depot 203-630-0647 Babies R’ Us 203-574-4457 BAby nurse Happy Baby Care 347-292-1794 8 What's Doing in Waterbury

BANKS Apple Valley Bank 203-271-1268 Citibank 203-573-5820 Naugutuck Savings Bank 203-729-4442 People’s Bank 203-597-1313 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 Sovereign Bank 1-877-768-2265 TD Bank 1-888-751-9000 Webster Bank 203-578-2230 Bikur Cholim Bikur Cholim of Waterbury 203-574-3395 New Haven Friendship House at Yale 203-693-9033 / Eliezer Greer 203-606-3085 carpet Cleaners Better Carpet Cleaners 860-632-1667 Watertown Carpet Cleaning 203-596-0301 CARPET RETAILER Associated Carpet 203-756-5594 Carpets Plus 203-753-8235 CAtering A.C. Catering (A.Yusopov) 347-741-2982 childbirth education / Doula Shulamit Feld 203-768-0250 Child care / Camp Camp Revach 203-756-1800 ext. 315 Metsuyan Day Care (Rachel Berger) 516-695-3488 Morah Rena's Playgroup 845-642-2069 Morah Rivky's Playgroup 203-768-5090 Morah Gili Gigi 203-510-3624 Morah Aliza Nugiel 917-273-0392 Morah Devorah Ehrenreich 347-721-7732 Chani Gottesman (2 yr old summer camp) 917-685-2672 Communal Resources Bonei Olam 718-252-1212 Chessed Shel Emes of CT 203-510-3882 Connecticut Torah Connection 860.785.4CTC Hebrew Free Loan Assoc. of Wtby 203-757-1561 Historic Overlook Community Club 203-574-0756 The Jewish Federation 203-267-3177 Neighborhood Housing Services 203-753-1896 Waterbury Regional Chamber 203-757-0701 Vaad Hakashrus of Wtby. 203-756-1800 Computer Sales & Repair ACR Computer 203-754-9688 Computer Consultant (P. Nugiel) 568-1803 Contractor / remodeling Axela Construction (Yitzchok Rabinowitz) 203-573-9870 ext. 206

WDw Yellow Pages Contractor / remodeling cont. Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Jim Battistrada 203-591-1656 Vesta Homes Inc. 203-754-0917

FLORISTS O’Rourke & Birch Florists 203-756-7857 Orchid Florist 203-573-0690 Stop & Shop 203-756-4678

Counseling See Healthcare Services Section

Framing & Art Shop Goldsmiths 203-757-0356 The Frame Shop 203-754-1655 Michael’s 203-597-1336

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 Tree 203-597-0505 Five Below 203-573-9373 Job Lot 203-841-0307 Ollie's 203-591-1616 DRY CLEANERS Mar-Vic Cleaners 203-754-3952 Perry’s Dry Cleaners 203-753-3161 EDUCATIONal Services Ahuva Oberlander-Special Ed Tutoring 203-757-8585 Chaynie Nath-Academic Evaluations 203-437-5447 Rivka Schonfeld S.O.S. 718-382-5437 R' Raphael Nemetzky, Tutor 954-668-7234 ELECTRICIAN Accurate Electrical Contractors 203-509-7027 Power Cell Electric 203-982-8053 Fencing Master Fence Co. 203-574-4011 Financial Services Fidelity Payment Services 855-794-7348 FLOoring Capitol Wood Flooring 203-575-8300 Sanco Hardwood Flooring 203-592-6688 Tommy’s Hardwood Flooring 860-561-9776

FURNITURE Bob’s Furniture 860-620-1650 La-Z-Boy 203-574-4001 Pilgrim Furniture 860-276-0030 Raymour and Flanigan 203-573-1015 GARDENERS W Lawncare (Y.M. Weinreb) 203-816-5296 Giftware L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Graphics & web design Aliza Nugiel 203-568-1803 Leebah Stephens 203-233-6399 Glasses / eyewear Lenscrafters 203-597-1355 Opticare 203-574-2020 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 Gutter cleaning / power washing Affordable Powerwashing 203-597-7075 HAIRCUTS C&C Hair Salon 203-597-1000 Cost Cutters 203-596-7993 Chaim E. Linda (upsherin) 203-596-8198 Supercuts 203-574-0642 HANDYMAN Eli Chernin 203-759-8082 Sruli Weisz 917-468-8171 Levi Yudkin 203-724-7127 Health, fitness & Beauty Central Cosmetics (Shani Metz) 203-757-9893 Emerest Health Home Care 203-941-1700 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE Jewish Hypnosis (Orli Katz) 203-565-3324 KosherVitamins.com 800-645-1899 Beth Salzberg, Personal Trainer 860-233-3443 Lisa Scappini, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist 203-217-0616 YMCA 203-754-2181 Heating & Air conditioning Chernin HVAC/R 203-759-8082 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 What's Doing in Waterbury 9

WDw Yellow Pages 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 (Southington) 860-385-9193 Raymond’s Building Supply 203-879-2538 Schmidt and Serafine’s 203-754-5186 Torrington Supply Co. 203-756-3641 Home inspector Carry O’Niel 203-758-8649 Hotels Courtyard by Marriot 203-596-1000 Hampton Inn Waterbury 203-753-1777 Wyndham Southbury 203-598-7600 Insurance David Lieber cell 347-865-4326 Gross and Company 212-620-4040 INTERIOR DESIGN & DECORATING Sari Langsam Design 773-895-0699 I.T. Services Global Tech Solutions 203-725-3122 Jewelry sales & Repair Bejeweled (Monsey) 845-425-4650 Fine Crafts Jewelers 203-756-4800 Royal Ruby (Monsey) 845-517-4545 JUDAICA Bais Hasforim (Monsey) 845-371-1495 L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Judaica Place www.judaicaplace.com Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Mercaz Seforim (Monsey) 845-352-7792 Tuvia’s (Monsey) 845-426-0824 kitchen remodeling Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Knb Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 lawn & Garden Schmidt and Serafine’s


liquor / wine The Good Life Wines & Spirits 203-754-5554 Wine N Liquor Outlet 203-596-9463

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 Nosson Schechter 917-494-4935 MortgageS & loans Evergreen Funding (S. Katz) 203-776-5626 FM Home Loans (Ari Hofstatter) 347-359-6159 GMAC Mortgage 203-758-9910 People’s Bank 203-250-9396 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 Moving & Storage Schulgasser Brothers 973-458-9658 Waterbury Self Storage 203-574-2764 Music / music Lessons Elisha Freedman–One Man Band 917-533-0758 Family Music Center 203-756-0843 Shira Mayerfeld (Piano Lessons) 845-323-5698 Nit checking / removal NitFix (Chanie Fingerer) 917-815-2910 Notary public Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Office Supplies Advantage Business Systems 203-929-3769 Staples 203-573-0925 PaintER / Paint Supplies Sandro 203-424-4774

LOCKSMITHS Leo’s Locks 203-756-3112 Leon’s Locks 203-753-4440

Paper goods & Party Supplies It’s A Favor.com 718-234-3951 Party City 203-596-1853 Party Plus 203-879-9951 Shannon’s Party Props 203-879-2711

Magazines, Newspapers, Books Ami Magazine 718.534.8800 Binah Magazine 718-305-5200

Passports Lakewood Road Post Offfice 203-757-7511 E-Z Passport 866-439-7277

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WDw Yellow Pages PEST CONTROL Anderson Wildlife 203-758-0555 Family Pest Control 203-756-6028

Meriden Mall 203-235-3343 Southbury Green 978-741-1650 West Farms Mall (Farmington) 860-561-3024

Photographers Devory Salamon 203-565-2186

Silver Polishing & Repair Buffers 203-281-0101 (Hamden)

PLUMBERS Dan’s Discount Rooter 860-274-1025 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 John 203-650-0840

Sofer L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 203-906-6296

PrintERs Minuteman Press 203-573-0100 Sir Speedy 203-346-0716

Sporting Goods B&G Sports Co. 203-757-2571 Modell’s 203-591-9404

Real estate Berkshire Hathaway (Lisa Klein) 203-400-3321 Blue Ridge Estates 203-568-0460 Classic Realty (Susanne Avigdor) 203-387-9991 Jason Katz 203-509-0474 Kesher Realty (Meir Fischer / Leorah Elin) 203-805-0875 Showcase Realty 860-274-7000

Succah Sales Connecticut’s Succah Outlet 203-756-5566 Succah Sales (Yechiel Munk) 203-577-9995

Real estate management CK Investments 203-755-3702 Liberty Management 203-755-0677 Restaurants & food Establishments 613 (Stamford) 203-614-8777 Ami’s Bagels 203-596-9020 Desserts by Rachel 240-501-3065 Eden Wok (New Rochelle) 914-637-9363 Fascias’s Chocolates 203-753-0515 7 Eleven 203 527-8388 Soosh (Stamford) 203-658-7505 Waterbury Kosher World 203-757-4992 roofing Sandro 203-424-4774 Sheitels / haircuts Tzipora Abraham 845-519-0246 Rivka Sara Gewirtzman 845-304-6400 Deena Metchick 617-820-3576 Chaya Gitty Perlstein 917-224-0156 shoes DSW Shoes (Plainville) 860-747-6900 Footprints Shoes (Newington) 860-666-3100 Little Eric (Greenwich) 203- 622-1600 Shopping Malls Brass Mill Center (Wtby) 203-755-5000 Danbury Fair Mall 203-743-3247

SUPERMARKETS Gourmet Glatt (Cedarhurst) 516-569-2662 Jarjura’s Farm 203-757-7777 Shoprite 203-756-5614 Stop & Shop (Chase Ave.) 203-756-4678 Stop & Shop (Wolcott St.) 203-755-9489 Waterbury Kosher World 203-757-4992 Tailoring Lia's Tailoring 203-725-3573 Lilly's Alterations & Tailoring 203-596-0675 Mar Vic 203-754-3952 Molly Couture 860-890-7899

therapy See Healthcare Services Section Toys Toys R’ Us 203-574-4457 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 Waterbury Glass & Mirror 203-573-0333

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healthcare Allergy & Asthma Dr. David Dreyfus 203-527-8172 Advanced Allergy & Asthma Family Care (Dr. Larry Scheer) 203-755-5500 Dr. Michael Krall 860-246-7273 Behavioral therapy Proud Moments Therapy 718-215-5311 Chiropractor Balanced Body 203-723-5715 Dr. Porzio 203-756-7449 Dr. Karen Bavaro 203-263-2720 (Woodbury) Dermatologist Yale Dermatology 203-577-1050 Dr. Jeffrey Alter 203-757-1585 Dr. Graeme Lipper 203-264-3903 Ear, Nose & Throat Dr. Eric Baum (Pediatric) 203-234-8199 Dr. Neil Schiff 203-574-3777 Naugatuck Valley ENT 203-578-4630

services 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 203-707-1886 Bracha Mayer, MSW 845-659-9391 Chani Sontag, MA, LPC 917-880-2675 Daniela Thaler, MS 203-233-3417 Midwife Vanessa Daou, CNM (Specialists in Women’s Healthcare) 203-754-2535 Cathie Miller 203- 954-0080 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 Neuromuscular Therapist Joyce Frazier, NMT 646-287-6905 (New Haven)

Endocrinologist Dr. Thomas Gniadek 203-755-7711

Nutritionist Jay Wolkoff, MS 203-753-2274

Dentist CT Family Dental 203-574-2725 Dr. Ezra Friedman Dental Health Associates 203-879-4649 Dr. Raven Henderson (Dynobite Smiles Pediatrics) 203-577-3500 Dr. Tony Lepore (Pediatric Dental of Southbury) 203-264-1497 Dr. Joy Lunan 203-901-1305 Dr. Stephen Rothman 203-562-4143 (New Haven) Dr. Joseph Statkevich 203-574-3343 Dr. Alan Wolkoff 203-753-2274

Ob/Gyn Associates in Family Health (Dr. Joel Allen) 203-732-0022 Associated Women’s Health (Dr. Ian Cohen) 203-755-2344 Center for Women’s Health 203-573-1425 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists 203-575-1811 Women's Health Associates (Southbury) 203-264-2300 Yale OBGYN 203-785-5682

Fertility Specialist Dr. Gad Levy 203-929-6412

Occupational therapy Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371

Gastroenterologist Dr. Robert Leventhal 203-756-6422 Dr. Hector Pun 203-756-7788 Dr. Ronald Zlotoff 203-755-4515

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

Hand Specialist Dr. Richard Manzo 203-755-7115 Homecare Emerest Health Home Care 203-941-1700 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE Internist Dr. Mary Aquavia 203-262-4600 (Southbury)

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Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Elie Ferneini 203- 573-1427 (​Waterbury) Dr. Ean James (Bristol) 860-583-6549



Orthodondist Dr. Michael Friedman 203-573-8034

Radiology Diagnostic Radiology 203-756-8911

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John Reach (Yale) 203-737-5656

Rheumatologist Dr. David Podell 203-573-7281 Dr. Lawrence Zemel (Pediatric) 203-545-9395

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

Surgeon - Hand Dr. Andrew Nelson 203-755-7115 Urologist Urology Specialists 203-757-8361

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

Pediatrician Dr. Ephraim Bartfeld 860-274-8891 Child & Adolescent Healthcare Assoc. (Dr. Jane Rudolph) 203-574-4747 Pediatric Associates of CT 203-755-2999

Medical Laboratories

Periodontist Dr. William Tarasuck 203-597-0055

Quest Diagnostics 1-877-868-2191

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

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

Emergency Numbers

Pulmonologist Dr. David Hill 203-759-3666 Speech Therapy Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 Toba Baila Goldfinger MS, SLP 718-704-9775 Malka Goldgrab, SLP 845-826-0885 Shani Shapiro, MS, CCC-SLP 646-263-8779

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Hatzalah of Waterbury 203-754-4200 Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 *** Healthcare listings are by recommendation only

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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

Monday, January 22, 8:00 pm TAG Technology Awareness Presentation @ YKW Wednesday Evening, January 24 Mikvah of Waterbury Shovavim Shiur Women's Shiur at 7:00 pm Men's Shiur at 8:45 pm Tuesday Evening, February 6 Yeshiva K'tana Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm Bais Yaakov of Waterbury Production "Family Ties" Sunday, February 18, 5:30 pm Y  eshiva K'tana Annual Dinner at The Aria in Prospect, CT

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shiurim & Learning Programs Daf Yomi Shiurim: • Given by Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum at B'nai Shalom, weekdays after the neitz minyan, 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, habbos at 10:30 am. • 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, Rabbi Boruch Noy and Rabbi Tzvi Thaler offers tracks in gemara and halacha. Weekly Chaburos and monetary incentives. Nightly Bekiyus Seder in Maseches Succah, as part of the V'haarev Na Program. Shiur given by R' Avrohom Krohn at 8:45 pm in the Yeshiva's main Beis Medrash. Please call 203-206-4732 for more information.

Men’s Sunday Morning Shiur by R’ Yosef Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom after 8:00 am Shacharis. Breakfast is served. Call Mordechai Shtern at 203-578-0653. Men’s Mesilas Yesharim Shiur by R’ Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom, every Tuesday from 9:05- 9:35 pm. 5-hour Retzifus Seder Sunday 5:00 to 10:00 pm. For more info please contact R'Yechiel Munk or Rabbi Shneur Levine. Hilchos Nida Night Seder For more info please contact Rabbi Selengut or R' Zev Parnes. 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.

Rosh Hashana V'haarev Na Chabura after the 8 oclock minyan kiddush, with daily chazara. For more info please comtact Rabbi Selengut, R' Yakir Markowitz and Rabbi Baruch Levine.

Likras Shabbos/Erev Shabbos Learning Program for boys ages 10 and up, 20 minute ShovavimFlyer-color2018.png s before mincha at B'nai Shalom. Contact R’ Brecher for more information.

Morning Learning Seder MondayFriday from 6-7 am at B’nai Shalom.

Avos U’Banim Father/Son Learning Program Motzei Shabbos in Yeshiva, 2 hours after sh'kiah. Call Shraga Feivel Siegfried at 203-759-5653 or Yaakov Reiss at 203-527-7200.

Night Kollel from 8:15 to 9:30 pm at B’nai Shalom under the direction of R’ Sonnenschein. Shiurim & Chavrusos are available. Dirshu Daily Mishna Brurah Shiur, given by R’ Tzvi Thaler. Sun–Thurs, 8:008:30pm, followed by Maariv, in the BMK of the Yeshiva. Navi Shiur given by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom on Shabbos after 6:00 mincha. Shulchan Aruch Shiur given daily by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom at 6:30 am.

The Tzon Kadoshim Chabura is a Boys' night seder program that meets four times a week in B'nai Shalom 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, info@ctconnection.org, www.ctconnection.org

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New & Noteworthy

F.Y.I. Ongoing classes, events and happenings around Waterbury

Purim Costume Gemach: Over 100 purim costumes for infants, children and adults available to borrow. Please call or text Faige Friedland at 203-592-8173 to schedule a time to come over or to receive a list of available costumes and accessories.

■ 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.

Waterbury's Daily Minyanim Schedules are now posted and updated regularly on What’s Doing in Waterbury’s all new website at www.whatsdoingwaterbury.com. Please email Rabbi Hillel Adler at hilleladlerbb@gmail.com with any information regarding minyanim.

■ Tumbling Tots Gymnastics Classes by Chana Rochel Salvay for girls in kindergarten thru fourth grade. Call or text 516-317-6385 or email crsalvay@ gmail.com.

Chesed Shel Emes of CT now has tables and chairs available for anyone sitting shiva. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882. News from Bikur Cholim of Waterbury: Look out for their new postcard that will be available throughout the St. Mary's Hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry. The Yale Eruv has been extended to include the Bikur Cholim/ Friendship House, making it even more useful for those in need. Call Eliezer Greer at 203-606-3085 for more information on Yale New Haven Hospital’s Bikur Cholim. Basketball for Men on Sundays 5-7 pm. Contact Dovid Barth for more information. 16 What's Doing in Waterbury

■ 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.

■ Swimming for Boys Monday evenings from 7:15-8:15 at the YMCA. Call the YMCA to register at 203-754-2181. ■ Aerobics by Raizy Gutman, certified fitness instructor, for women and girls. Several weekly exercise classes; morning and evening options. Private sessions 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 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 8:15 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. ■ Ladies’ Shidduch Meeting Call Blimie Lazenga at 203-596-9932 for more info. ■ YKW & BYW School Uniforms are available for purchase in Waterbury. Call Chavi Brecher at 347-962-9638.

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Mazel Tov to: Mr. and Mrs. Chagi Barak on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Moishe Bloom on the birth of a baby girl Dr. and Mrs. Yakov Dean on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Yossi Eisenbach on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Yair Hagler on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Yitzchok Katz on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Zevi Kizelnik on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Yacov Metz on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Yehuda Neumann on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Avi Rosenbloom on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Yechiel Schon on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Hesh Weinreb on the birth of a baby boy

Mazel Tov to:

Mr. & Mrs. Shmulie Cohen on Simcha's Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Shlomo Gigi on Davidi’s Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Adam Heavenrich on Dovid's Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Tzvi Thaler on Mendy & Aryeh's Bar Mitzvah

Mazel Tov to:

Elisha & Fayge Freedman upon their marriage Mazel Tov to the Yeshiva’s newest chassanim:

Danny Trestman and PZ Schwartz

‫ברוכים הבאים‬


A warm welcome to the community’s newest family: Dr. Mutty & Esther Woodruff and Family Hatzlacha Raba in your new homes!

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

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


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

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‫שקיעה‬ ‫עש"ק‬

‫הדלקת נרות‬ ‫מנחה ערש"ק‬

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‫‪Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury‬‬ ‫‪Shabbos Zmanim Schedule‬‬

‫בא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 19-20‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:34 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:53 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:53 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:05:‬‬

‫בשלח‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 26-27‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:42 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:37 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:01‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:02 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:02 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:14:‬‬

‫יתרו‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 2-3‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:51 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:34 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:58‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת ‪4:30‬‬ ‫שקיעה ‪5:11:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:11 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת( ‪6:23:‬‬

‫משפטים‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 9-10‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:00 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:30 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:54‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:20 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:20 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:32 :‬‬

‫תרומה‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 16-17‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:09 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:26 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:50‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:28 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:28 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:40 :‬‬

‫תצוה‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 23-24‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪5:18‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:20 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:44‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:37 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:37 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:49 :‬‬

‫כי תשא‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 2-3‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:26 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:14 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:38‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:45 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:45 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:57 :‬‬

‫ויקהל‪ -‬פקודי‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 9-10‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:34 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:25 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:08 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:32‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:53 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:53 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:05 :‬‬

‫ויקרא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 16-17‬‬ ‫‪5:30:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪5:45 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:42 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪10:01 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:25‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:15 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:01 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:01 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:13:‬‬ ‫אחרי מות‪ -‬קדושים‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 27-28‬‬ ‫‪6:05: Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:19 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:28 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:22 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:46‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:47 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:47 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:59:‬‬

‫צו‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 23-24‬‬ ‫‪5:35:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪5:51 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:50 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:54 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:18‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:30 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:09 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:09 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:21:‬‬ ‫אמור‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(May 4-5‬‬ ‫‪6:10:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:25 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:35 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:17 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:41‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:54 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:54 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪9:06 :‬‬

‫שמיני‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 13-14‬‬ ‫‪5:50:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:08 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:13 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:33 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:57‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:50 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:32 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:32 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:44:‬‬ ‫בהר‪ -‬בחוקותי‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(May 11-12‬‬ ‫‪6:15:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:31 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪7:43‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:12 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:36‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪8:02 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪9:02 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪9:14 :‬‬

‫תזריע‪ -‬מצורע‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 20-21‬‬ ‫‪5:55:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:13 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:20 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:27 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:51‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:39 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:39 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:51:‬‬ ‫במדבר‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(May 18-19‬‬ ‫‪6:20:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:36 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:50 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:25 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:09 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:33‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪8:09 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪:‬‬

‫שבועות‬ ‫‪Note:‬‬

‫‪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 19‬‬

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Stamford, CT

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Young Israel of Stamford 69 Oaklawn Avenue (203) 348-3955 Shacharis: Mon- Fri: 6:20 AM Sun: 9:00 Congregation Agudath Sholom 301 Strawberry Hill Ave (203) 358-2200 Shacharis: Mon-Fri: 6:30, 7:30 Sunday 8:30 Mincha/Maariv: Weekdays 20 min before sunset Stamford Learning Center 1766 Bedford Street (affiliated with Yeshiva Beis Binyomin) Weekly Maariv at 8:45 613 Restaurant 108 Prospect Street (203) 614-8777 Mincha: Mon-Thur: 1:30 PM

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

New Haven, 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

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

Greenwich, CT

New Rochelle, NY

Fairfield, CT

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

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)

Westport, CT Beit Chaverim Synagogue 85 Post Rd West Daily Shacharis at 6:20 Please call/text Rabbi Wall at 201-294-3297 the day before to confirm. 20 What's Doing in Waterbury

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 M  onday - 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 203-578-0653 to volunteer to join the rotation for checking the Eruv

The boundaries of the Waterbury Eruv are as follows: Chase Avenue on the North side, Hill Street on the east side, Grove Street on the south side, Waterville Street on the west side. Please refer to the map for a more detailed description. What's Doing in Waterbury 21

waterburygemachim Baby Items: Bris Outfit 203-591-1141 (Freedman) 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Bris Pillow 203-573-0782 (Deutsch) 718-704-9775 (Goldfinger) 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 (Goldgrab) 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) Cell Phone short term use 203-437-5922 (Nath) Clothing new & gently used 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen) Crock Pot extra large 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Folding Table 203-753-4176 (Brecher) 203-759-1692 (Friedland) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Folding Chairs 203-510-3633 (Brecher) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) 203-527-7200 (Reiss) Furniture Gemach 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) 22 What's Doing in Waterbury

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Hand Truck 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-626-2228 (Groner) heavy duty 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) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin) MP3 Players for Shiurim 203-757-9893 (Metz) Medical Equipment: Hospital Bed, Wheelchair, walker, cane 860-777-7128 (Ruth Weissman) Wheelchair, walker 203-753-9757 (Sheps) Crutches - child, adjustable 203-419-0037 (Heavenrich) Crutches - Mobilegs, adjustable 203-573-0330 (Rosenberg) Nebulizer 203-597-0314 (Thaler) Wheelchair 203-757-1336 (Chaim Scher) Nursing Pump 203-591-8938 (Schuck) Purim Costumes 203-755-0582 (Barth) New! 203-592-8173 (Friedland) Siddurim 203-591-8529 (Bornstein) Soup Pot - 24 quart 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) Space Heaters 203-759-1148 (Braunstein) 203-755-7328 (Katz) Tehillim Booklets 203-755-0582 (Barth)

waterburygemachim Tefillin Sfard & Ashkenaz 203-509-0474 (Yitzchok Katz)

Jewelry for your simcha 310-625-1304 (Vickman) Simcha Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin)

Tools 203-597-8126 (Gutman) 954-668-7234 (Nemetsky) Torah Shiurim CD Library 203-755-0582 (Barth) 203-419-0613 (Gigi) 203-757-9893 (Metz) MP3 players avail. CD sets on Marriage and Shalom Bayis 917-757-6410 (Selengut) Toys 203-755-5081 (Gottesman) Uniforms for Girls & Teens 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen)

Simcha Items: Glass Stemware 203-573-8205 (Krohn) Tablecloth Gemach 203-756-2789 (Grosberg) Large Selection! Reasonable rates!

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)

Tablecloths Black rounds 347-733-7317 (Malky Elefant) Hunter Green 203-805-4227 (Greer) Navy & Cream 203-527-7200 (Reiss) 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

◆ Bridal gown ◆ 2 matching gowns in same size ◆ Plum children’s dresses (with violet sash red with black sash, for ages 3-4 and flowers) in sizes 12 months and 2T Cheryl Mervin Shaina Bekritsky 203-346-1907 ◆ Woman’s gown, ivory, Tiered lace ◆ Women’s Champagne gown Ricky Groner 212-913-0589 Suri Handelsman 203-596-7569 ◆ Woman’s Gowns: ◆ Women’s Taupe lace gown brown, crème, gray ◆ Girls ivory gown with tulle size 12 ◆ Childrens’ gowns, crème Maytal Majesky 203-527-4952 ◆ Child’s gown, pink & creme, Size 2 ◆ Woman’s gown, jumper style, navy Esther Baila Merenstein 203-597-9093 ◆ Baby gown, plum, 12 months ◆ Girls Gown, silver, Size 2-3 ◆ Baby gown, silver, 12 months Batya Kalish 203-573-1439 Rochelaya Deutsch 203-573-0782 • Grey gowns in many sizes. • Girl’s Gown, Silver, size 2 • Girls Gowns, navy jumper with Daniela Thaler 203-597-0314 matching shells Sizes 3T, 6, 6x, 6 & 12 • Girls Gown, size 4 silver short sleeve ◆ Girls Gowns, cream sizes 2&5 Michal Max 203-753-8869 Gili Gigi 203-419-0613

◆ 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 ◆ black lace sleeveless gown ◆ black and white and silver gown. Esti Sonnenschein ◆ 1 champagne gown Chaynie Nath ◆ Pearl grey gown with a beaded jacket Rebekah Smith ◆ Champagne/blush gown Chana Barrett ◆ Maternity gown - white on top and yellow/grey floral on bottom Chani Roberts ◆ 3/4 sleeve chiffon eggplant color gown Tamar Kornitzer

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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 Chesed Shel Emes of Connecticut Chesed shel Emes is a world -wide organization founded by Rabbi Mendy Rosenberg over thirty years ago as a small group and has grown over the decades into a huge organization with close to 500 volunteers. During a time of need, Chesed Shel Emes of Connecticut offers services to the community in a sensitive and dignified manner. We are available during one’s most difficult time of need to provide comfort and compassion. We offer tables and chairs for anyone sitting shiva, assistance with autopsy prevention and Meis Mitzvah. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882 for more information.

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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 wcp06710@gmail.com. To report suspicious activity please call the WCP Hotline at (203)759-8339.

Waterbury Google Group A community wide list-serve used to post and receive emails with announcements, advisories, recommendations, offers, or anything 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 elyan.rosenbaum@gmail.com. 24 What's Doing in Waterbury

waterburycommunityservices n The N’shei of Waterbury Provides for the growing needs of the women and the community at large. Hachnasas Orchim

Welcome packages for new families are available by calling Shaindy Gershonowitz at 203-841-0816 or Chana Kolodny at 908-333-5746. If you know of a family who just moved in, please call Cheryl Mervin at 732-236-7255 to arrange meals. For those considering relocation to Waterbury, arrangements can be made to visit for Shabbos by calling Esti Sonnenschein at 203-573-8806. Meal Planning  Provides meals for women after childbirth, for new families that have moved in or for any other special circumstances. Please call Esti Baylis at 347-757-0164, Faygie Beller at 347-414-0787 or Rena Greer at 203-606-3082. For questions about the N’shei, to join our email/texting group or to volunteer, please contact Baila Munk at 203-577-9290 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501. n Bikur Cholim of Waterbury The Bikur Cholim continues to expand as our community’s needs grow and currently has systems in place to help families going through a medical crisis. We maintain a freezer with home cooked meals for short term emergency use. We also provide long term meals for those situations that require it. Our dedicated volunteers give rides and offer home and hospital visitation new to those who request. info Additional volunteers maintain a kosher pantry area in Saint Mary’s hospital’s Birthing Center. Look out for our new postcard that will be available throughout the hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry. Our innovative “Help a Mom” program trains a select group of young girls to be available to help out with basic childcare should medical crises arise. We maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Contact us at: Rivky Bernstein 203-721-4172; Suri Handelsman 203-510-6904. Email bikurcholimwaterbury@gmail.com. n Vaad Hakashrus of Greater Waterbury An independent local Kashrus agency meeting the highest standards of kashrus for local food establishments and serving the growing kashrus needs of the greater Waterbury community. Call 203-756-1800.

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

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City of Waterbury, CT Department of Public Works Bureau of Refuse 500 Captain Neville Drive Waterbury, CT 06705 phone (203) 574-6857

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In need of a recycling bin? They are available free of charge. Call 203-574-6857

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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)

Yard Waste: grass clippings and leaves, must be in biodegradable paper bags only; brush must be cut and tied, no more than 4 inches in diameter, no longer than 4 feet long.

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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.



New Haven

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

Six Thirteen 108 Prospect Street 203-614-8777

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

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

Deli and Steakhouse Hashgacha: OU

Vegetarian Restaurant

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

Soosh 2701 Summer Street 203-658-7505

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

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

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

Sushi Bar, salad, soup Hashgacha: Chof-K

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crown Supermarket 2471 Albany Avenue 860-236-1965

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

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

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

Greater Hartford Kashrut Group

Greater Hartford Kashrut Group

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♦♦St. Mary’s Urgent Care at 1312 West Main street offers state of the art, clean facilities and is a great alternative to the ER. Call 203-709-4575 for hours and details. ♦♦You don’t have to visit the zoo to see farm animals up close. Take a trip to the Uconn campus in Storrs where you can check out cows, sheep and horses, free of charge as part of the school’s Department of Animal Science program. Call 860-486-2413 or visit animalscience.uconn.edu/visitors/tour.php. ♦♦Have a rug in need of a good cleaning? Call Watertown carpet cleaning at 203-596-0301. Great prices, great service. ♦♦Did you know? CT SNAP benefit households can receive complimentary admission to the Mystic Aquarium until December 31, 2018. EBT card holders show their EBT card and valid identification to receive free admission for themselves and up to 4 guests. Card holders can also purchase tickets for $5 each for up to 3 additional guests. All children under age 5 are free. ♦♦Looking for a Sunday outing? Check out the Hartford Boat Show on Sunday, February 11th at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. It’s open 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., admission varied by age. Phone: 860-7672645. ♦♦Don’t miss eagle viewing at Shepaug Dam in Southbury. Open this year from December 17 – March 12 from 9 am – 1 pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check out www.shepaugeagles.info for more info. ♦♦Megabus.com offers luxury double-decker bus service between NYC and New Haven up to 2 times per day. The M20 bus sets off from 34th St between 11th Ave and 12th Ave in Manhattan and drops you off at Union Station in New Haven. There is also service from New Haven to Boston. ♦♦Looking to make an easy supper? The pizza shop in Kosher World sells fresh dough for a make-your-own pizza night – for just $3.50 per ball.

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spotlighton... Sledding Around CT Good Ol' Winter Fun! For anyone who lives in New England, snow is a necessary part of winter. Whether it's a few nights of flurries or a full blown blizzard, we know how to deal with snow! Here are a few sledding hills you may enjoy for some incredible winter fun. Panthorn Park Panthorn Park is located on Burritt Street in Southington, right behind William Strong Elementary School After pulling into the parking lot you can't miss the giant sledding hill. It’s a bit of a trek up to the top, but the ride down is well worth it. Take Route 84 to exit 28. Mixville Park Mixville Park is in Cheshire, CT and it's a great place for sledding. There are a few trees that line the sledding hill, but usually there are enough well-trodden paths to help you avoid them. Take 84 East to Exit 24 towards Cheshire. Follow to Route 70 east onto Maple Avenue. Pine Brook Park This is a great sledding area for little kids. Located on Brook Street in Hamden. Hunters Memorial Golf Course Excellent sledding hills in Meriden, located at 688 Westfield Road. Take 84 East to Exit 27 towards 691 east to exit 8 (Broad Street.) Topsmead State Forest Located in Litchfield this sledding hill boasts an impressive view of the surrounding countryside too. Take Route 8 to Exit 42. Go west on Route 118 for 2 miles and turn left onto Clark Road. Make a right at the next stop sign then the first left onto Buell Road. Sleeping Giant State Park A terrific sledding hill located in Hamden. The park in located off Route 84 on Route 10 across from Quinnipiac University. The What’s Doing in Waterbury is in no way responsible for the safety of any sledding hills we have highlighted. Sledding must always be done at your own risk.

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Mr. Ben Karr

Ben Karr is no stranger to Waterbury. As a single bachur, he would frequently come and visit his older brother, Rabbi Yerachmiel Karr and family, and always enjoyed the Shabbosim he spent here. Then after he married his wife Vivi, originally from L.A., in 2008, they came to spend Shabbosim here as a married couple. “I’ve always liked the community and thought it could be a great place to raise my family”, says Ben. When the Karrs finally decided to move in August 2013, they were welcomed with open arms by both family and friends. Ben expresses that it made the move that much easier. Ben has always wanted to live “out of town” but close enough to “in town,” and he was finally able to realize his dream. When the Karrs first moved to town, Ben commuted back to New York for his work in the food business, but currently he is able to stay local for his job in the electronics resale business. But employment close to home is not the only perk of living in Waterbury, according to Ben. “Living here, it’s easy to feel like you have an opportunity to be involved in community needs and help out where necessary. It’s that sense of belonging, knowing you have a makom.” Ben also enjoys the organized sports teams that are available for the men in the community. He feels that it’s a “great kosher outlet!” when time allows for it. What else does Ben enjoy doing during his spare time? Aside from being very involved with his four adorable children, he enjoys finding a good deal. And lucky for him, that’s part of his job! On a more serious note, Ben describes that having lost his father at age 18, he has always been pulled towards helping others in similar situations. Currently, he and a few other men in the community are putting together a Misaskim group to help those in need. More information on this worthy organization will be publicized as the group develops. As for a message to the community? “As the community grows, it is important that people still feel that each and every one of us is needed to help this community stay as close and wholesome as it was when it first started.” Ben feels that the community is made up of individuals with expertise in so many areas, and each person should use their particular talent to give what they can. What's Doing in Waterbury 31

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What's New at YKW? boys Division: ning up a storm! ■■ The boys’ division has been lear ing through Sefer ■■ Yedios Hatorah program continu derful Zachor V’shomor Shemos for the first time! The won g the boys in grades 1-5 program will be included, encouragin to help and learn over Shabbos. V’hashayvosa Foundation ■■ Rosh Chodesh project from the ures speakers such is now in full swing. The program feat Fisher Schachter as well as Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Rabbi Yosef Pruzansky. Each as the host of the program, Rabbi w up questions that are month a video is shown with follo submitted for an exciting raffle. ■■ Masmid Gavoha has begun in the Middle School. Boys can learn outside of school hours for prizes – and even homework is counted! ■■ Many classes have been s from the Chaim Heritage busy with special middos program i Haloshon, about Foundation: 7th grade learns Moshele

5:30 PM save the date! February 18, er Yeshiva K'tana Annual dinn

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mrei ona’as devarim; 5th grade learns Sho on horah; Haloshon, about not speaking lash resolution; 2nd 4th does Kinyan, dealing with conflict called Konei Olum; and grade will be starting a new program d on Shipurr B’dibur. the 1st grade has been working har ■■ Our 4th-7th grades have begun the Tefillah Power program, initiated by Rabbi Heshy Kleinman, which brings tefillah alive. The boys get each their own workbook and there are monthly raffles.

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What's New at YKW? girls Division:

e success! Bowling trip, ■■ Chanukah Festivities were a hug sonalized umbrella Chagiga with a make-your-own per activity and more! is in full swing! Thank ■■ Annual Yedios Klaliyos Program e volunteered to come you to the many parents who hav approaching our 2nd in and test the girls. We are already milestone… bbos program – ■■ New additions to our special Sha ’t miss the bi-weekly remember those checklists and don newsletters and weekly raffles! ion of learning in the ■■ STEM Lab is adding a new dimens by all the students. Middle School that is being enjoyed Thank you Ms. Foti!

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were the 4th graders, ■■ The winners of our Read-A-Thon with hundreds of books read! Purim Chagiga…stay ■■ We are already gearing up for our tuned for more details!

preschool Division:

ited to have begun ■■ Our Nursery Kinderlach are so exc learning Aleph Bais! their Brachos unit, which ■■ Kindergarten is in the middle of on Feb. 8th, i’yh. will culminate with their Brachos Fair

ning nekudos, and are really ■■ Our Pre-1Aers are well into lear reading many English reading Hebrew words! They are also nt so far! words with the letters they've lear our WOW - Word of ■■ We have been immensely enjoying preschool assemblies, we the Week program. At our weekly ances our children's learn a new phrase or word that enh ial-emotional vocabulary. social skills and helps build their soc g, Goodbye - have a nice Our WOW list so far is: Good mornin Excuse me, Can I play day, Please can you pass me the..., e, Please don't do that with you, Thank you, You're welcom hroom, Can you help me, again, I'm sorry, Can I use the bat is shared all around as and Can I help you. The excitement ilies are experiencing our our classmates, teachers, and fam of WOW words! preschoolers using their growing list

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a synopsis of the Byw weekly news and views

Bais Yaakov Convention in Cleveland, OH What a remarkable event our 11th and 12th grade students had the privilege to be a part of – together with 500 other Bais Yaakov girls from across the country – the annual Bais Yaakov Convention in Cleveland, OH! The girls returned to Waterbury full of ‫חיזוק‬, inspiration, and excitement from ‫!שבת‬

9th and 10th Grade Book Club For this month’s Book Club, the girls read "Fish in a Tree," a novel about a student with a learning disability and how she, and those around her, learn what “smarts” are all about. They gathered to watch Richard Lavoi’s workshop, “F.A.T. City: How Difficult Can This Be?” The workshop simulates a classroom setting where everyone watching is able to experience the same anxiety, frustration, and tension that students with learning disabilities face in a regular day at school.

Hilchos Brachos In Rabbi Selengut's 11th and 12th grade ‫ הלכה‬Class, the girls are learning ‫הלכות ברכות‬. After months of learning the ‫ הלכות‬to determine the correct ‫ ברכה‬on all foods, the class had a chance to practice and taste the fruits of their hard work! !‫יגיע כפיך כי תאכל אשריך וטוב לך‬

DNA Extraction! The 9th graders in Mrs. Fischer's Biology class extracted DNA from strawberries! As part of their unit on genetics, the girls learned about the structure of DNA molecules and had a chance to see those isolated DNA strands in the lab. They also learned how to construct a punnet square to analyze genetic probability.

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BYW visit to Memry Engineering Labs! BYW traveled to Bethel, CT, to Memry Engineering Labs to get an insider’s view of one of our country’s leading chemicalmechanical engineering and manufacturing facilities. During our visit, we learned and watched how Nitinol, a metal alloy of nickel and titanium, is formed, melted, cut, shaped, and treated to create unique, state-of-the-art medical devices. Mr. Jeremy Bekritsky, a lead engineer at Memry, explained how they receive custom orders and design pieces for a unique purpose. One device we saw them making was the Denali Vena Cava Stent. Using the flexible and biocompatible Nitinol tubing and sheet, the engineers were able to design and build a stent that easily lets healthy blood flow through to the pulmonary arteries, but catches any clots along the way.

Play Corner! The girls, and esteemed director, Mrs. Chani Shuck, have been busy gathering props, practicing dance moves, working on harmonies, and memorizing lines. Order your tickets TODAY! Advertise in the Playbill! Email office@bywaterbury.org for a form or for more info.

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Honored Guests Over this zman, the Mesivta has been zoche to host a number of distinguished guests, including Harav Noach Isaac Oelbaum, shlita, Rav of Nachlas Yitzchok; Harav Mordechai Finkelman, shlita, Mashgiach, Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim; and Rabbi Zev Meisels, Menahel, Torah Day School of Dallas. The bachurim also received a farher from the Rosh Yeshiva, Harav Doniel Lander, shlita, when he recently visited Waterbury. The Rosh Yeshiva was extremely impressed by the bachurim's breadth of knowledge and grasp of the sugya.

Chinuch Series now in Waterbury! The Mesivta is excited to announce that Rabbi Reiss has begun a series of classes on chinuch for mothers of Mesivta students as well as mothers of 7th and 8th grade students in Yeshiva K'tana. The response so far has been overwhelming as close to 20 mothers gather at various homes weekly, on Motzai Shabbos. Thank you to Mrs. Elin, Mrs. Deutsch, Mrs. Handelsman and Mrs. Gigi and Mrs. Friedman for opening their homes for the shiur.

Shatnez Testing Up Close The Mesivta hosted a special hands-on shatnez demonstration last week by renowned shatnez expert, Rabbi Yosef Sayagh from Lakewood. Much was learned and gained from this unique experience. Mesivta Yesodei Hatorah: 100 Blue Ridge Drive, Waterbury, CT • 203-573-1801

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community commentary

“Sweetie, I’m sorry I can’t put you to bed, I need to leave to maariv”, I said to my daughter. ‘Ok, no problem, so just daven that I go to sleep nicely,” she replied.

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While shopping in Shoprite at the end of December, my 3-year-old asked my husband why everyone was wishing him a ‘Happy Challah-Day’!

When the weather finally climbed above the freezing mark one day, my son ran outside and said, ‘Oh good! Winter is over! Now we can play baseball again…’

"Mommy, are you allowed to give kisses on Shabbos?" my son asked me. "Yes", I answered. "Why?" He then clarified. "They make noise, so are they muktzah?"

After the driver from Shoprite from Home brought in my groceries, I told him I had gift cards for payment, but not the physical gift cards, just the numbers. I asked if it was OK for me to call the store with payment after he left. He answered, "This community of all communities, I trust!"

After Rubashkin’s release my children were discussing the events and various ‘facts’ they each had heard around town. When debating the reasoning behind the fact that he was imprisoned to begin with, my daughter piped in, ‘It was because he sold chickens!’ ————————————————————————————————————————————————————

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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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Welcome to N ’shei of Waterbury 5778! welcome to all the new families! If you know of a new family moving in, please let us know so we can welcome them!

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Get involveD! Please email nsheiwtby@gmail.com or call Baila Munk at 203-577-9290 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501

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In-Style Clothing in Like-New Condition (many items still with tags!) Girls Uniforms, NEW JRP & CONDOR SOCKS for Children 0-6 Yrs Call/text Suri Cohen for details: 203-600-3826 Only shopping. They are also The Waterbury ExchangeDropoffs is openby forAppointment winter & spring calls and appointments keptgirls confidential. Yeshiva Drop-offs K’tana of Waterbury. acceptingAlldonations of boys, and Proceeds ladies benefit clothing. can be made at 68 Hewlett Street (Chana Kolodny) anytime of the day.

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

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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury Services We Provide: KOSHER WORLD HOSPITAL PANTRY Kosher World generously sponsors the food that is stocked in Saint Mary’s Hospitals. They feature a full fridge/freezer stocked with both perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as sefarim, books, and other items a frum patient may need.

PREGNANCY LOSS PACKET To help ease the pain felt when experiencing pregnancy loss we are stocked with packets from ATIME

HOSPITAL AND HOME VISITATION We are just a phone call away from a patient in need of a warm smile and a concerned friendly face. PANTRY COMMITTEE Shaindy Gendelman Adina Mermelstein Michael Sytner

TRANSPORTATION Bikur Cholim can provide transportation for medical needs to and from the hospital or other out-patient services. BIKUR CHOLIM MEALS Bikur Cholim assists families with short term and long term meal assistance. Pre-cooked frozen meals are prepared by community volunteers. Simply call to arrange for food pick up or delivery. You can call on your own behalf or on behalf of someone else. HELP A MOM PROGRAM In conjunction with the Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury, Bikur Cholim maintains a chessed program with select volunteers who are available and trained to assist with Childcare and urgent situations. HOSPITAL LIAISONS Chana Bluma Bassman Shulamit Feld

Get involved in this special mitzvah! Contact the Bikur Cholim of Waterbury! Rivky Bernstein 203.721.4172 or Suri Handelsman 203.510.6904 bikurcholimwaterbury@gmail.com


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Working together, the organizations of Waterbury HEALTH are providing comprehensive, high quality care to our community. From primary and specialty medical care to acute and emergency healthcare services to home health and rehab services, Waterbury HEALTH offers a vast network of services to help keep you healthy and well and take care of you when you are sick or injured. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Power of WE.

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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 83


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lutz Children’s Museum 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!

Maple View Farm 192 Salmon Brook Street Granby, CT (860) 655-2036 A small farm with big personality. Check out chickens, pigs, cows, and goats as well as their horse-riding program especially geared toward young learners, and Barn Fun sessions to learn about caring for animals and their environment.

March Farms 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.

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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.

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

Go Snow Tubing! Experience New England winter fun as it’s meant to be! Imagine the feeling of flying down the mountain in your own tube. Try one of these local tubing parks for some great family fun.

Powder Ridge Mountain Park Middlefield, CT 866-860-0208 www.powderridgepark.com 2-hour passes are available for various trail levels. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended as time slots sell out. Tubes & helmets are included with park passes. Hours of operation during the season are subject to change based on weather conditions so call ahead.

Woodbury Ski Area Woodbury, CT 203-263-2203 www.woodburyskiarea.com Choose from up to 14 snow tubing trails serviced by 2 lifts for either 2 or 3-hour sessions. Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 21.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Empower Leadership Sports and Adventure Center 2011 S. Main Street Middletown, CT (860) 638-4754

If your family is adventurous and likes to get outside, then check out this place. Tree-top zip-line canopy tour, offers tree climbing and rappelling, and map and compass scavenger hunts. Kids will experience the zip lines that average between 200 and 600 feet long as well as the beauty of the trails in Laurel Brook Forest.

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.

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

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

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There’s no entrance fee, so you pay only for activities that interest your child like rock climbing, indoor black light mini golf, bumper cars, arcade games, inflatable bounce houses. Children over 7 can check out Nomads Outdoor Adventure where they can traverse six adventure trails sprawled on nine wooded acres.

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

The nation’s oldest amusement park and CT’s largest water park with more than 50 rides & attractions

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.

Maritime Aquarium 10 North Water St. Norwalk, CT (203) 852-0700

RiverQuest–Connecticut River Expeditions Haddam, CT (860) 662-0577

Explore the marine life and maritime culture of Long Island Sound. Watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and 1,000 other marine animals. Feed the seals, check out special exhibits or enjoy a film in the IMAX Theater.

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

Nomads Adventure Quest 100 Bidwell Rd. South Windsor, CT (860) 290-1177 Looking for an adventurous day close to home? Whether your child likes to climb, bounce, jump, or play games, this amazing indoor play space has it all. 90 What's Doing in Waterbury

Explore the Connecticut River aboard the River Quest, a 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park.

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

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

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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 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

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

sports & Recreation: The Bicycle Cellar Simsbury, CT (860) 658-1311 www.bloomfieldbike.com

118 woodland acres; includes New England working farm, hiking trails, picnic area, playground, boardwalk (stollers & wheelchair accessible), museum galleries, special events, planetarium.

Bike rentals available for riders of all abilities. The Farmington River Trail is right outside their back door! The trail follows the banks of the River tracing the route of the old “Canal Line” railroad. The paved trail passes through some of the area’s most gorgeous landscapes.

Tot Town Party and Play Brookfield, CT (203) 885-0554 www.tottownpartyandplay.com

Bowl-O-Rama  Newington, CT (860) 666-5411 www.bowloramact.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.

Bowling for all ages. Family friendly atmosphere.

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.

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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.

Mt. Southington Ski Area   396 Mt. Vernon Rd Southington, CT (800) 982-6828

Extreme Paintball  (203) 596-7502 • extremepaintball.com

A full range of terrain for beginners to experts! Four chairlifts, two carpets and a handle-tow provide easy access to a wide variety of trails, including our terrain park with fun and challenging features.

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 Located about 40 minutes from Waterbury, this is a beautiful trip and lots of fun.

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

Huck Finn Adventures (860) 693-0385 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.

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

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

Powder Ridge Ski & Snow Tubing   99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, CT (860) 349-3454 • powderridgepark.com Skiing, snowboarding and tubing right here in Central CT! 19 trails and 4 terrain parks, with multiple lifts for the beginner and advanced winter enthusiast. 2-hour passes are available. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended as time slots sell out. Everyone must be in their own tube, no sharing. Tubes & helmets are included with park passes.

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

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

Rollermagic Roller Rinks   60 Harvester Road

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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

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.

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

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

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 Woodbury was one of the first ski areas to provide sledding and snow tubing. Choose from up to 14 snow tubing trails serviced by 2 lifts for either 2 or 3-hour sessions. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult on a double tube (no extra charge) and may be required to stay on the beginner tubing park depending on weather conditions. Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 21.

creative fun: Glazey Days  607 Main Street Watertown, CT (860) 274-9946 A paint-your-own pottery and glass studio.

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

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.

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

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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.

Hubbard Park & Craig Castle Meriden, CT Walk or drive up the mountain trail for a beautiful view. Huge playground, a fishing area with ducks and terrific spots for picnicking.

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

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

Kent Falls State Park Kent, CT (860) 927-3238

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

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

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.

Talcott Mountain State Park Summit Ridge Drive, Simsbury, CT

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.

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

Lake Waramaug State Park New Preston, CT (860) 868-2592

Veterans Memorial Park 570 Nova Scotia Hill Road, Watertown, CT

A small man-made beach, breathtakingly beautiful lake with affordable kayak and canoe rentals and a hiking trail. 40-minute ride from Waterbury thru some of the most scenic roads in rural Litchfield County.

A beautiful park with a playground, gazebo,  walking trails, pond for fishing, hiking and picnic tables throughout the park.

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

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

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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 Purim Ponderings By Rabbi Shlomo Shulman

Which one of these things is not like the others?

knowledge cannot distinguish between “cursed is Haman” & “blessed is Mordechai”?

We’re talking about the mitzvos of Purim here, of which there are several. For most of these mitzvos, it isn’t too difficult to discover a source or precedent.

Between the cursed and the blessed… Between the evil and the good…

Except for one.

Were we ever in such a place?

Sending food to friends and gifts to the needy? That’s straight from the Megillah (Esther 9: 20-23). Reading a Megillah in public? Throwing a party giving thanks to our Creator? These are the kinds of mitzvos we are used to.

It takes a long memory, way back to the origin of our collective unconscious, to recall the beginning of Beraishis and a Gan Eden, where we did not yet discern between good and evil. (See Beraishis, perakim 2-3).

Haman dreamed up an entire philosophy to justify the slaughter of a whole nation, to mask the pettiness of his own emotions.

There’s only one Purim mitzvah that doesn’t sound so traditional. “Rava said: A man is obligated to drink on Purim until he doesn’t know the difference between ‘cursed is Haman’ & ‘blessed is Mordechai’” (Gemara Megillah 7b). While our drinking wine in celebration is mentioned in the Megillah (Esther 9:22), this level of intoxication among Jews (to the point where we don’t know the difference between one thing and another) is unprecedented in Jewish practice.

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The Rambam explains that the knowledge of good and evil, hanging so temptingly from that troubled tree in gan Eden, was not identical with our ability to objectively recognize right from wrong. It is obvious that we must have possessed that more basic level of judgment already, or our being commanded about anything would make no sense at all. Rather, the fruit of that fateful tree tempted us with the seductive opportunity to judge good and evil according to our own subjective tastes (Moreh Nevuchim, perek 2). Hashem’s assessment of good and evil is objective; the Creator can view the whole of creation from the outside looking in. What we ingested from that tree

‫דבר תורה‬ was our tendency to view everything only from the inside looking out, through the warped lens of our own self-interest.

On Purim, we strive to transcend our egos, to drain out the negativity we have infused into our perceptions of others.

Sometimes our subjectivity pulls us only a little off course. Other times, its distortion is more profound. In every ethical evaluation, we can never escape also considering: how will this affect me? What is my selfinterest here? We may water down our judgment of the evil of an act because we consider some of its consequences to be advantageous to us, notwithstanding the collateral damage it may wreak on others.

One man in our history, was plagued by the disease of subjective blindness more than any other. Haman could never see anything outside the cravings of his own ego. “Whom could the king desire to honor more than me?” Haman asked (Esther 6:6). Even when an entire empire was bowing before him, Haman’s focus narrowed to the lone individual who didn’t (Mordechai!). Possessing countless unconsidered blessings, Haman could only see a solitary curse. And embarrassed to admit that one man’s actions could bother him so, Haman dreamed up an entire philosophy to justify the slaughter of a whole nation, to mask the pettiness of his own emotions. (See peirush of The Vilna Gaon.) Drinking on Purim has the potential to numb many of our perceptions, for good or for bad. One perception we strive to numb is that of our own ego. Drinking makes it harder to focus on the little things, and nothing is smaller about us than our inflated sense of self

(often combined with a diminished appreciation of others).

Where, in the Torah, can we find the precedent for such pathetic self-centeredness? The Gemara (Maseches Chullin 139b) answers that the first time the three Hebrew letters, which spell out Haman’s name, appear as a word in the Torah is in the very account of our eating from the Eitz Hada’as Tov V’ra. Hashem asks Adom: “From this tree, from which I commanded you not to eat, did you eat?” In the pasuk, the question word, “From… ?”, is “Hamin”, and spelled exactly the same as the name of Purim’s most infamous villain (“Heih” “Mem” “Nun”). “Whom could the king desire to honor more than me?” For Haman, that was a serious question. His blinding megalomania was apparent to everyone but himself; as are many of our own follies. On Purim, we seek to transform ourselves into the inverse of Haman, flipping our flawed human natures upside down: back to their original state. We strive to transcend our egos, to drain out the negativity we have infused into our perceptions of others.

“And Hashem saw everything He had made, and behold, it was very good” (Beraishis 1:31). On Purim, that is how we dream to see the world too. Once again. This essay is based partially on Ze’ev Yitrof, Bereishis, by Rav Ze’ev Hoberman ob”m. Note: Regarding how safe it is to drink more than usual, each person should seek proper direction.

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

Dear Waterbury Neighbors, It is my pleasure to be contributing to the Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doing in Waterbury. I had a chance to help Sgt. Ryan Bessette with this column a few years ago when it first started, and I am happy to be back at it once more. In 2011 I had the opportunity to work in the Overlook and Upper Fulton Park Neighborhoods. During my two years assigned to these neighborhoods I made many friends and we made many accomplishments. In June of 2017 I was again assigned back to the Overlook, Upper Fulton, Hillside, Willow/Plaza and Waterville Neighborhoods. I want to take the opportunity to reintroduce myself to many of the familiar neighbors, as well as to introduce myself to some of our new neighbors, as the Community Police Officer for these neighborhoods. I look forward to working with all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me for any issues that you may have in your neighborhood or for any topics you would like to see covered in this column. Thank you,

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DO I NEED A WILL? By: Raphael Deutsch, Esq.

Do you need a will? A will is a legal document that outlines your intentions regarding the distribution of your property and other important considerations like the legal care of your minor children upon passing. Between one-half and two-thirds of American adults don't have a will. But do you need one? The answer is a resounding yes, because a will determines where your most valuable assets (house, bank accounts, cars, jewelry, business interests, etc.) will go after death and who will take care of minor children after death. Who Needs A Will? Wills are not just for the rich and wealthy. Regardless of how much or how little money you have, a will ensures that whatever personal belongings and assets you do have will go to family or the beneficiaries you designate. If you own a business, a will can help ensure smooth legal transition of those assets. Beyond your property and personal belongings, if you have minor children, a will is a must. A will ensures that you get to choose your children's legal guardian should you pass before your children are of legal adult age. Through a will, you can also name what is known as an executor, or the person with whom you trust to have the authority to ensure that your wishes are carried out and to ensure that all of your affairs are in order from paying off bills to cancelling credit cards. Without a will, a court makes these decisions on your behalf, among others, through a lengthy and often stressful process called probate. Few people plan to die in the near future, but if you die suddenly without a will, you will inadvertently subject your family and loved ones to unnecessary confusion and anxiety at what is already a difficult time. As with any important legal matter, a lawyer should be consulted to avoid costly problems for you and your family. Raphael Deutsch works at the Law Offices of Raymond J. Antonacci LLC, located 5 minutes from the community at 301 Highland Ave, Waterbury, CT. He specializes in Real Estate, Bankruptcy/Debt Relief, and Personal Injury. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND IS NOT TO BE ACTED ON AS SUCH. What's Doing in Waterbury 99

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Snow Weather Driving Tips By a community member

1) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generally safer to take a longer flatter route, than to try and climb a hill. For example: Take Roseland Ave. from Cook St. to Columbia Ave, instead of trying to climb the hill at the end of Columbia Ave and Pine St. 2) In general, cities clear busy main roads before side roads, therefore it is generally safer to stick to the main roads whenever possible. Additionally, heat from the many more tires driving on those roads help to melt snow and ice. 3) K  eep a shovel and a bag of salt in the car in case you get stuck or plowed in. 4) Shoveling sooner than later is better since leaving snow overnight can make shoveling much harder, especially after the snow freezes and gets more packed down from walking and plowing. 5) W  hen driving downhill or on slippery terrain, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to pump or tap the brakes many times versus holding down the brakes to slow down. 6) It may be permitted to salt your steps or walkway on Shabbos when necessary or in a case of possible danger. Consult a Rav for details. 7) Shovel your driveway where it meets the street by throwing the snow to the right, so that when the plow passes it pushes the snow further away from the driveway and down the street instead of back into your driveway.

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The Thaw By: Orli Katz

Spring has sprung The summers' fast flown Fair fall has fallen Dark winter hath come The verdant green grass turns to stalks of brown hay And frost lines the lawn Where the children won't play As the leaves cease their falling And the sky turns gray My mind turns contemplative And I begin to pray Hashem, my Creator May our eyes soon gaze Upon wildflowers in springtime And endless summer days May this winter be brief Its cold spell soon be broken May the ice release its hold The earth soon be awoken Shivering in the cold Of this harsh winter's day I look wistfully back On the month of May And as my heart gently thaws I pray, and I pray...

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The Juggler B y:

Shulamit Feld

I am a juggler juggling fragile balls made of glass Each sphere a world of its own I pass each ball from hand to hand Faster faster round and round they go I can't keep up the dizzying pace I grasp each one in my outstretched hand and hold on tight as one slips through my fingers Slowly it crashes to the floor and shatters into a thousand pieces As I scramble to collect all the shards the next one falls Crashing shattering I stop I carefully gather the pieces and place them into one large sphere It is a strong ball one made of flexible bouncing quality It holds all the small pieces all the fragile glass all the heavy spheres They are secure surrounded by strength and held by impenetrable security Now as the large rubber ball drops I reach down and pick it up I keep going It's much easier to juggle the one ball called ratzon Hashem

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