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TABLE OF CONTENTS Daily Minyan Schedule  

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What’s Doing Yellow Pages  

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Healthcare Services  

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Municipal Listings  

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New & Noteworthy

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Community Shiurim

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Hadlokas Neiros  

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F.Y.I.

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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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Gemachim  

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Community Services  

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Waterbury Map  

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Overlook/Hillside Map  

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Blue Ridge Map

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Siyum Hashas Spotlight

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Refuse Information

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Let's Talk Tips

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Save the Date

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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 page 48

Dear Readers, While Klal Yisroel as a whole experienced one of the largest gatherings in history, the recent Siyum Hashas was celebrated by the Waterbury community as well. As I was walking through the halls of Yeshiva K’tana last week, I noticed little notes posted on the walls, each stating, “The best part of the Siyum Hashas was…”. The blank lines were filled in with words of inspiration by girls of all ages, and each was a gem on its own. It’s amazing how something so global can be experienced on such a personal level as well. And I think this was part of what made the Siyum Hashas so special. While it certainly was a celebration for those who toiled for 7½ years to finish Shas, it was a celebration just the same for those who didn’t, but who came to be part of the Klal – part of something bigger than themselves. In this issue we present you with Reflections from the Siyum Hashas, as it was seen through the eyes of adults and children from the community. To say we were flooded with responses would be an understatement, and the amount of feedback we received is certainly a testimony to the level of chashivus HaTorah that is Waterbury. I’m sure you will find as much inspiration in these many forms of expressions as we did. Looking forward to the day when we will all gather as one in Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh.

N'shei of Waterbury

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Health & Medical Section

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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury

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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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Tag Talk

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Perspectives

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Creative Works

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Kids Speak  

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Kids’ Korner  

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WDW YELLOW PAGES ACCOUNTANT Meir Fischer, CPA 203-756-1040 Menachem Friedman, CPA 347-401-3157 Eli Sontag, CPA 917-621-7360 ALARM SYSTEMS Alert Security Systems, INC. 203-387-8332 Dynamark Security Systems 203-757-1744 APPAREL BY Styles (Chavi Brecher) 347-962-9638 EMi Hair Accessories (Shani Shapiro) 646-263-8779 Junees.com Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189 Shells & Skirts (Nechi Weinreb) 203-707-1314 Shirt Stop www.shirtstop.us 347-871-1621 The Hat Box (Monsey) 845-517-2829 APPLIANCE REPAIR Affordable Appliance 860-256-9750 All Make Appliance Repair 203-596-9092 ATTORNEY Dov Braunstein 203-573-0580 Esmeralda Bardhollari 203 729 4555 Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Raymond J. Antonacci, LLC 203-597-8883 Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, LLC 860-274-2511 Ruth D. Weissman 860-777-7128 Weisman Law Offices 203-757-1561 AUTO RENTALS Avis 203-757-8081 Enterprise 203-755-3770 Hertz 203-573-8534 Rent-A-Wreck 203-575-1631 AUTO SALES & LEASING MY Auto Sales (Brooklyn) 718-851-2277 Plaza Auto Leasing (Brooklyn) 718-975-9000 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 at Burlington 203-630-0647 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 8 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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 / 203-510-6904 New Haven Friendship House at Yale 203-693-9033 / Eliezer Greer 203-606-3085 CAKES & BAKERY RK Baking (Ruchy Klagsbrun) 347-528-8484 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 AC Catering 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 Devorah Ehrenreich 347-721-7732 Chani Gottesman (2 yr old 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 TAG International 844-534-5837 TAG Waterbury tag@ykwaterbury.org Waterbury Regional Chamber 203-757-0701 Vaad Hakashrus of Waterbury 203-756-1800 COMMUNICATION The PTT Shop 800-520-3382 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 Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 Jim Battistrada 203-591-1656 Vesta Homes Inc. 203-754-0917 COUNSELING See Healthcare Services Section CRAFTS/FABRICS J-Mar Crafts 203-753-1815 Michael’s 203-597-1336 DEPARTMENT STORES BJ’s Wholesale Club 203-753-9997 Burlington Coat Factory 203-597-0388 Costco Wholesale 203-757-7979 JC Penny 203-575-1395 Kohl’s 203-575-9238 Macy’s 203-757-1131 Marshalls (Watertown) 860-274-5481 Target 203-437-3673 T.J. Maxx 203-573-1061 Wal-Mart 203-759-1000 DISCOUNT STORES Dollar Tree 203-597-0505 Five Below 203-573-9373 Job Lot 203-841-0307 Ollie's 203-591-1616 DRY CLEANERS Mar-Vic Cleaners 203-754-3952 Perry’s Dry Cleaners 203-753-3161 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Ahuva Oberlander-Special Ed Tutoring 203-757-8585 Chaynie Nath-Academic Evaluations 203-437-5447 Rivka Schonfeld S.O.S. 718-382-5437 R' Raphael Nemetzky, Tutor 954-668-7234 ELECTRICIAN Accurate Electrical Contractors 203-509-7027 Power Cell Electric 203-982-8053 FENCING Master Fence Co. 203-574-4011 FINANCIAL SERVICES Fidelity Payment Services 855-794-7348 FLOORING Capitol Wood Flooring 203-575-8300 Sanco Hardwood Flooring 203-592-6688 Tommy’s Hardwood Flooring 860-561-9776 FLORISTS O’Rourke & Birch Florists 203-756-7857 Orchid Florist 203-573-0690

Stop & Shop 203-756-4678 FRAMING & ART SHOP Goldsmiths 203-757-0356 The Frame Shop 203-754-1655 Michael’s 203-597-1336 FURNITURE Bob’s Furniture 860-620-1650 La-Z-Boy 203-574-4001 Pilgrim Furniture 860-276-0030 Raymour and Flanigan 203-573-1015 GARDENERS W Lawncare (Y.M. Weinreb) 203-816-5296 GIFTWARE L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN Aliza Nugiel 203-568-1803 Leebah Stephens 203-233-6399 GLASSES / EYEWEAR Lenscrafters 203-597-1355 Opticare 203-574-2020 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 GUTTER CLEANING / POWER WASHING Affordable Powerwashing 203-597-7075 HAIRCUTS C&C Hair Salon 203-597-1000 Cost Cutters 203-596-7993 Chaim E. Linda (upsherin) 203-596-8198 Kasper's Cuts 973-932-4574 Supercuts 203-574-0642 HANDYMAN Avi Balter 848-223-5601 Eli Chernin 203-759-8082 Levi Yudkin 203-724-7127 HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY Central Cosmetics (Shani Metz) 203-757-9893 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 HOME & HARDWARE Bender Plumbing 203-756-8013 Home Depot 203-757-7206 ICI Paints 203-753-1107 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 9


WDW YELLOW PAGES HOME & HARDWARE (continued) 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 Fine Crafts Jewelers 203-756-4800 JUDAICA Bais Hasforim (Monsey) 845-371-1495 L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Judaica Place www.judaicaplace.com Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Mercaz Seforim (Monsey) 845-352-7792 Tuvia’s (Monsey) 845-426-0824 KITCHEN REMODELING Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 KNB Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 LAWN & GARDEN Schmidt and Serafine’s

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LIQUOR / WINE The Good Life Wines & Spirits 203-754-5554 Wine N Liquor Outlet 203-596-9463 LOCKSMITHS Leon’s Locks 203-753-4440 MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Ami Magazine 718.534.8800 Binah Magazine 718-305-5200 Hamodia 718-853-9094 Mishpacha Magazine 718-686-9339 Waterbury Republican 203-574-3636 What’s Doing in Waterbury 203-233-3417 MAILING SERVICES Accurate Mailing Services 203-758-0430 10 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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 A.S. Braun 845-659-2396 Rabbi Aharon Meir Elefant 347-452-7059 Rabbi Dov Greer 203-786-3097 Rabbi Nosson Schechter 917-494-4935 MORTGAGES & LOANS Evergreen Funding (S. Katz) 203-776-5626 FM Home Loans (Aryeh Brecher) 718-877-5160 GMAC Mortgage 203-758-9910 People’s Bank 203-250-9396 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 MOVING & STORAGE Schulgasser Brothers 973-458-9658 Waterbury Self Storage 203-574-2764 MUSIC / CHOIR / MUSIC LESSONS Elisha Freedman–One Man Band 917-533-0758 Family Music Center 203-756-0843 Kolainu Boys Choir 203-816-0876 Shira Mayerfeld (Piano Lessons) 845-323-5698 NIT CHECKING / REMOVAL NitFix (Chanie Fingerer) 917-815-2910 NOTARY PUBLIC Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 OFFICE SUPPLIES Advantage Business Systems 203-929-3769 Staples 203-573-0925 PAINTER / PAINT SUPPLIES Sandro 203-424-4774 PAPER GOODS & PARTY SUPPLIES It’s A Favor.com 718-234-3951 Party City 203-596-1853 Party Plus 203-879-9951 Shannon’s Party Props 203-879-2711 PASSPORTS Lakewood Road Post Offfice 203-757-7511 E-Z Passport 866-439-7277 PEST CONTROL Anderson Wildlife 203-758-0555 Family Pest Control 203-756-6028


WDW YELLOW PAGES PHOTOGRAPHERS Kiki Baitellman 203-982-3354 Portraits by Chaya (Millerr) 203-518-4114 Devory Salamon 203-565-2186 PLUMBERS Dan’s Discount Rooter 860-274-1025 David Dostaller 203-808-4404 John 203-650-0840 PRINTERS Minuteman Press 203-573-0100 Sir Speedy 203-346-0716 REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway (Lisa Klein) 203-400-3321 Blue Ridge Estates 203-568-0460 Classic Realty (Susanne Avigdor) 203-387-9991 Drubner Commercial (John) 203-753-4116 x 3 Jason Katz 203-509-0474 Kesher Realty (Meir Fischer / Leorah Elin) 203-805-0875 Showcase Realty 860-274-7000 REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT CK Investments 203-755-3702 Liberty Management 203-755-0677 Waterbury Property Management (Yosef Gutman) 203-753-2787 RESTAURANTS & FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS 613 (Stamford) 203-614-8777 Ami’s Bagels 203-596-9020 Desserts by Rachel 240-501-3065 Eden Wok (New Rochelle) 914-637-9363 Fascias’s Chocolates 203-753-0515 7 Eleven 203 527-8388 Soosh (Stamford) 203-658-7505 Waterbury Kosher World 203-757-4992 ROOFING Sandro 203-424-4774 SHEITELS / HAIRCUTS Tzipora Abraham 845-519-0246 Rivka Sara Gewirtzman 845-304-6400 Deena Metchick 617-820-3576 Chaya Gitty Perlstein 917-224-0156 SHOES DSW Shoes (Plainville) 860-747-6900 Footprints Shoes (Newington) 860-666-3100 Little Eric (Greenwich) 203- 622-1600 SHOPPING MALLS Brass Mill Center (Wtby) 203-755-5000 Danbury Fair Mall 203-743-3247 Meriden Mall 203-235-3343

Southbury Green 978-741-1650 West Farms Mall (Farmington) 860-561-3024 SILVER POLISHING & REPAIR Buffers 203-281-0101 (Hamden) SOFER L'chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 203-906-6296 SPORTING GOODS B&G Sports Co. 203-757-2571 Modell’s 203-591-9404

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

THERAPY See Healthcare Services Section TRUCK RENTAL Penske 203-757-8303 Rent a Wreck 203-575-1631 Ryder 203-597-5427 Uhaul 203-756-2208 or 754-0193 TRAVEL Cellualr Israel Phone Rental 718-289-0195 The Miles Hubb 516-690-7355 TZEDAKAH ORGANIZATIONS Kollel Chibas Yerushalayim 718-633-7112 Kupat Ha’ir 1-888-587-2842 Vaad Harabonim 877-722-2646 VACUUM CLEANERS Connecticut Sew & Vac 203-574-7781 WINDOWS Naugatuck Window & Glass 203-729-4536 Valley View Windows 203-528-6979 Waterbury Glass & Mirror 203-573-0333 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 11


HEALTHCARE ALLERGY & ASTHMA 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) 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 DERMATOLOGIST Yale Dermatology 203-577-1050 Dr. Jeffrey Alter 203-757-1585 Dr. Graeme Lipper 203-264-3903 EAR, NOSE & THROAT Dr. Eric Baum (Pediatric) 203-234-8199 Dr. Neil Schiff 203-574-3777 Naugatuck Valley ENT 203-578-4630 ENDOCRINOLOGIST Dr. Thomas Gniadek 203-755-7711 FERTILITY SPECIALIST Dr. Gad Levy 203-929-6412 GASTROENTEROLOGIST Dr. Robert Leventhal 203-756-6422 Dr. Hector Pun 203-756-7788 Dr. Ronald Zlotoff 203-755-4515 HAND SPECIALIST Dr. Richard Manzo 203-755-7115 HOMECARE Emerest Health of Connecticut 203-941-1700 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE HYPNOSIS Jewish Hypnosis (Orli Katz) 203-565-3324 12 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

SERVICES INTERNIST Dr. Mary Aquavia 203-262-4600 (Southbury) Dr. John Testa 203-709-5300 (Prospect) Dr. Jacqueline Lustig 860-274-8891 Phoenix Specialty Group 203-574-2930 Dr. David Silver 203-271-3296 (Cheshire) MENTAL HEALTH Chananya Abraham, MS, LPC 203-759-8007 Esther Baylis, LCSW 347-757-0164 Rabbi Yosef Feld, MSW 203-707-1886 Robin Gutman, MS, LPC, NCC 203-982-6167 Bracha Mayer, MSW 845-659-9391 Yehuda Roberts, LCSW 203-632-6235 Chani Sontag, MA, LPC 917-880-2675 Daniela Thaler, MS 203-233-3417 MIDWIFE Vanessa Daou, CNM (Specialists in Women’s Healthcare) 203-754-2535 Cathie Miller 203- 954-0080 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST Joyce Frazier, NMT 646-287-6905 (New Haven) NUTRITIONIST Jay Wolkoff, MS 203-753-2274 OB/GYN Associates in Family Health (Dr. Joel Allen) 203-732-0022 Associated Women’s Health (Dr. Ian Cohen) 203-755-2344 Center for Women’s Health 203-573-1425 CT's Women's & Childbirth Center (Southbury) 203-748-6000 Griffin Hospital Childbirth Center (Dr. Kessler) 203-732-7252 Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists 203-575-1811 Women's Health Associates (Southbury) 203-264-2300 Yale OBGYN 203-785-5682 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 OPHTHALMOLOGIST / OPTOMETRIST The Eye Group 203-597-9100 (pediatric) Opticare (Dr. Peterson) 203-574-2020 Dr. Thornquest 203-452-9723 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665


HEALTHCARE Vision Associates of Prospect (Dr. Kline & Dr. Gelinas) 203-758-5555 ORAL-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON Dr. Elie Ferneini 203- 573-1427 (​Waterbury) Dr. Ean James (Bristol) 860-583-6549 ORTHODONDIST Dr. Michael Friedman 203-573-8034 ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Dr. John Reach (Yale) 203-737-5656 ORTHOPEDIST CT Orthopedist Specialists (Children’s) Dr. Peter Deluca 203-867-6448 Dr. John Keggi 203-598-0700 Dr. Michael Kaplan 203-758-1272 Dr. Charles Raferty 203-758-2003 Dr. Dennis Rodin 203-755-0165 Hanger Orthotics 203-755-8840 PEDIATRICIAN Dr. Ephraim Bartfeld 860-274-8891 Child & Adolescent Healthcare Assoc. (Dr. Jane Rudolph) 203-574-4747 Pediatric Associates of CT 203-755-2999 PERIODONTIST Dr. William Tarasuck 203-597-0055 PHYSICAL THERAPY Access Rehab 203-598-0400 Advance Therapy Assoc. 203-577-3700 Dr. Richard (Aryeh) Shapiro, DPT 516-784-6633 PODIATRIST Dr. Marc Bernbach 203-753-2048 Dr. Bruce Vinokur 203-755-2050 Dr. Mchugh & Assoc. 860-274-1773 Dr. Joel Segalman 203-755-0489 PSYCHIATRIST Dr. Gale Levine 203-654-9002 (New Haven) PULMONOLOGIST Dr. David Hill 203-759-3666 RADIOLOGY Diagnostic Radiology 203-756-8911

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

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

Medical Laboratories Quest Diagnostics 1-877-868-2191

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

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

What’s Doing in Waterbury reaches thousands of households & businesses in Jewish communities all across Connecticut. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 13


MUNICIPAL AND OTHER LISTINGS

Animal Control Society 203-574-6909 Bureau of Water 203-574-8251 Bureau of Vital Statistics 203-574-6800 Birth to 3 Info Line 1-800-505-7000 Citizen’s Service Center 311 Eversource Energy: electric company: 1-800-286-2000 gas company: 1-800-989-0900 CT Dept. Of Consumer Protection 800-842-2649 DMV 1-800-842-8222 Dog Warden 203-574-6909/6920 Energize CT 877-947-3873 Energy Assistance-NOW 203-756-8151/ 203-575-4232 Fire Department 203-597-3425 Husky Insurance 800-656-6684 Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury 203-753-1896 Police Department 203-574-6911 Post Office Grand St. 203-574-6521 Wigwam Ave. 203-759-3642 Mail Service Info. 203-578-3426 Waterbury Public Library 203-574-8205 Southbury Public Library 203-262-0626 Refuse Collection 203-574-6857 SNET (phone company) 811 611(repairs) 1-800-453-SNET (out-of-state) Street Department/ Public Works 203-574-8261 Tax Assessors office Motor vehicles - 203-574-6831 Property - 203-574-6821 Transportation Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 Bonanza Bus Line (to NYC) 1-888-751-8800 Bradley Int’l Airport 1-860-292-2000 Metro North 1-800-638-7646 Yellow Taxi 203-754-5151 UPS 1-800-742-5877 Weather & other info 1-800-555-TELL WIC 203-574-6785 WRAP Program 800-388-9727 14 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

New & Noteworthy The SERC Library in Middletown has recently reopened and is a great resource for SPED teachers and thera­ pists. You can easily get a library card and borrow evaluations and therapy materials. Call them for more info on what they have available. Zichron Etya Judaic Lending Library has reopened. Please call or text 203510-6904 to reserve a time to go. One book per person, 4 books max per family; free membership. They accept donations, Jewish books, videos, and story CDs. Children must come with a parent to borrow books. Seaquest, a new aquarium/zoo, located at Westfield Mall in Trumbull offers special discounted rates for teachers and their families. Call (203) 502-8337 for more info. New session of art classes by Mrs. Leah Schutz starting in February. Drawing classes for pre1a and 1st grade girls and painting classes for 2nd-5th grade girls and pre1a-5th grade boys. For more information contact 516-521-4294. Joanne Fabrics on Wolcott street is closing. Check out whatever they have left at 20%-40% off! Check out SoNo Collection, a new lux­ ury mall in South Norwalk that opened this past fall. 725,000 square feet of retail space, including Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, as well as a bowling alley and a top-level garden.


SHIURIM & LEARNING PROGRAMS DAF YOMI SHIURIM: • Given by R’ Raphael Deutsch at B'nai Shalom at 8:15 pm. • Given by R' Shuly Lieber at B’nai Shalom after 7 am shacharis; Shabbos at 10:30 am. • Given by Rabbi Yaakov Metz on Shabbos in Blue Ridge.

Weekly Mussar Vaad by Rabbi Moshe Bloom at B’nai Shalom. Please call Rabbi Bloom at 475-559-5230 for more details. Men’s Mussar Vaad based on R’ Wolbe’s Alei Shor and the classic sifrei mussar with an emphasis on shalom bayis. Given by Rabbi Adam Heavenrich on Thursday evenings. Contact Gavi Sytner at 475-235-9677 for more info.

MORNING SHIURIM & CHABUROS:

WOMEN'S SHIURIM

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

Weekly Ladies’ Shiur on Wed. nights at 8:40 pm by R' Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom.

Shulchan Aruch Shiur given daily by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom at 6:30 am.

Women's Shabbos Shiur Shabbos afternoon 11/2 hours before Mincha at alternating loca­ tions. Weekly announcement in Yeshiva and B’nai Shalom or call Orli Katz at 203-755-7328.

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. Shiur on Gemara Brachos by Rabbi Farkas at the Shteeble. Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:15 am. Shteeble Seder Sunday Morning at 7:15. To arrange a chavrusa or for more details contact Mordy Hanover at 347 986 6444.

NIGHT SHIURIM & CHABUROS: Night Kollel in Yeshiva offers tracks in gemara and halacha. Weekly Chaburos and monetary incentives. Please contact R' Tzvi Thaler, R' Yitzchok Baylis or R' Moshe Bloom. Nightly Bekiyus Seder in Maseches Brachos by R' Avrohom Krohn, as part of the V'haarev Na Program. 8:45pm in Yeshiva's main Beis Medrash. Please call 203-206-4732. Navi Shiur given by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom on Shabbos, 1/2 hour before mincha.

Women's Halacha Shiur given by Rabbi Sonnenschein every Motzei Shabbos. Call Orli Katz at 203-755-7328. Women's Chinuch Banim Shiur by Mrs. Adina Heavenrich, based on the chinuch principles of Reb. Sima Spetner. Motzai Shabbos at 9 pm, contact D.R. Linden at 323-370-5567; Tuesday at 9:15 am, contact Michal Sytner at 347-452-8759. CCHF Tiferes Women's Group inspira­ tional monthly videos and weekly telecon­ ferences featuring well-known speakers. Call or text Jenn Chernin (781) 367-5161.

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

Dirshu Daily Mishna Brurah Shiur, given by R’ Tzvi Thaler. Sun–Thurs, 8-8:30pm, followed by Maariv, in the BMK of the Yeshiva.

Avos U’Banim Father/Son Learning Program Motzei Shabbos in Yeshiva, 2 hours after sh'kiah. Call Rabbi Oratz, Rabbi Bloom 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’ Shia Lazenga. Shiurim & Chavrusos available. Please call 646-250-1748.

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

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

COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAMS

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

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


HADLOKAS NEIROS

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

FOR WATERBURY, CT

JAN. 24 JAN. 31 FEB. 7 FEB. 14 FEB. 21 FEB. 28 MAR. 6 MAR. 13 MAR. 20 MAR. 27 APR. 3 APR. 8 APR. 10 APR. 14 APR. 17 APR. 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 28 JUN. 5 JUN. 12 JUN. 19 JUN. 26 JUL. 3 JUL. 10 JUL. 17 JUL. 24

‫וארא‬ ‫בא‬ ‫בשלח‬ ‫יתרו‬ ‫משפטים‬ ‫תרומה‬ ‫תצוה‬ ‫כי תשא‬ ‫פקודי‬-‫ויקהל‬ ‫ויקרא‬ ‫צו‬ ‫פסח‬ ‫שבת חול המועד‬ ‫שביעי של פסח‬ ‫שמיני‬ ‫מצורע‬-‫תזריע‬ ‫קדושים‬-‫אחרי‬ ‫אמור‬ ‫בחקתי‬-‫בהר‬ ‫במדבר‬ ‫שבועות‬ ‫נשא‬ ‫בהעלותך‬ ‫שלח‬ ‫קרח‬ ‫בלק‬-‫חקת‬ ‫פינחס‬ ‫מסעי‬-‫מטות‬ ‫דברים‬

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4:39 4:48 4:57 5:05 5:14 5:22 5:31 6:39 6:46 6:54 7:02 7:07 7:09 7:14 7:17 7:25 7:32 7:40 7:47 7:53 7:59 8:05 8:08 8:11 8:12 8:11 8:09 8:04 7:59

■ Drawing and painting lessons available for grades pre1A and up. Both group classes and private lessons offered. Also offering Bas Mitzvah and paint night parties. For more information call Leah Schutz at 516-521-4294. ■ Paint Night Parties by Miriam Schon. Create a masterpiece in just one session! Offering classes for children and adults. For more info, call or text Miriam 917-613-8684. ■ Tali Fischer’s Dance Class for Girls For details call 203-565-6322. Also offer­ ing Zumba classes for ladies. Call for details 203-565-6322. ■ Tumbling Tots Gymnastics Classes by Chana Rochel Salvay for girls in kin­ dergarten thru fourth grade. Call or text 516-317-6385 or email crsalvay@gmail.com. ■ Swimming for Boys Monday evenings from 7:15-8:15 at the YMCA. Call the YMCA to register at 203-754-2181. ■ Aerobics by Esther Baila Merenstein, certified Insanity trainer. Insanity, a total body hiit workout, is offered Sundays at 9:15 am and Wednesdays at 8:30 pm. Located at 92 Prospect St. Text 203-510-6660. ■ 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. Shloimy Ehrenreich on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Shmuel Frenkel on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Shmulie Gross on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Tzvi Hirschel on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Yehuda Joselit on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Yitzy Kahn on the birth of a baby girl‫בוט לזמ‬ Rabbi and Mrs. Yehuda Kornitzer on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Miller on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Ezi Milstein on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Nager on the birth of a baby girl Mr. and Mrs. Yudi Nathan on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Yanky Perlstein on the birth of a baby boy Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Wakszul on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Willner on the birth of a baby boy MAZEL TOV TO:

Mr. and Mrs. Itamar Cohen on Ephraim’s Bar Mitzva Rabbi and Mrs. Yossi Eisenbach on Shmuel’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Mendy Elin on Eitan’s Bar Mitzvah Rabbi and Mrs. Ari Farkas on Shlomo’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Chaim Friedland on Shlomo’s Bar Mitzvah Mr. and Mrs. Menachem Friedman on Moshe’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Yehuda Gottesman on Shaya’s Bar Mitzvah Rabbi and Mrs. Uri Grosberg on Shmuel Yehuda’s Bar Mitzvah Mr. and Mrs. Aron Gutfreund on Elishama Shmuel’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Yudi Lieber on Meir’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Akiva Schmookler on Elyakim’s Bar Mitzva Mr. and Mrs. Yisroel Moshe Weinreb on Eli’s Bar Mitzva MAZEL TOV TO:

Rabbi and Mrs. Avrohom Krohn on Yaakov Yisroel's engagement Rabbi and Mrs. Chezky Schuck on Rusi’s wedding Rabbi and Mrs. Yosef Sonnenschein on Yehudis's engagement

‫ברוכים הבאים‬

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A warm welcome to the community’s newest families: Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Lavy Mr. Harvey Linda Moishie & Rachelle Storch Avi & Rachelle Wisotsky Hatzlacha Raba in your new homes! WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 17


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

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

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

B'nai Shalom: 135 Roseland Avenue - Waterbury, Ct 06710 - office@bnaishalomwaterbury.com ‫בס"ד‬

‫זמנים לחורף‬- K'hal Sharei Tefilla (Blue Ridge Estates)

‫זמני התפילות לחורף תשע"ח‬

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‫ דקות‬72 ‫צאת‬

‫מעריב מוצ"ש‬

‫שבת‬ ‫צאת‬ 7:07 ‫תם‬6:58 ‫רבינו‬

‫מעריב‬ 6:45 ‫מוצש"ק‬ 6:36

‫שקיעה ש"ק‬

‫שקיעה ש"ק‬ 5:55 5:46

7:14 7:5:28 00 6:04:38 1 5:50 5:43 5:21 4:31 7:04 6:50 5:51 5:38 5:16 6:55 6:40 5:44:26 2 5:35 5:13 4:23 5:48 5:35 4:35 5:34 5:12 4:22 5:42 5:30 4:29 5:34 5:12 4:22 5:37 5:15 4:25 5:38 5:25 4:25 5:41 5:19 4:29 5:35 5:20 4:22 5:47 5:25 4:35 5:34 5:20 4:21 5:54 5:32 4:42 5:36 5:20 4:23 6:02 5:40 4:50 6:00 5:38 4:48 5:39 5:25 4:26 6:19 5:57 5:07 5:44 5:30 4:31 6:28 6:06 5:16 5:5 0 5:35 4:37 6:37 6:15 5:25 5:57 5:45 4:44 6:45 6:23 5:33 6:32 5:42 6:6:54 05 5:50 4:52 7:02 6:40 5:50 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 6:14 6:00 5:01 8:10 7:48 6:58 6:23 6:10 5:10 8:18 7:56 7:06

‫מנחה ש"ק‬

‫סוף זמן ק"ש‬

‫שחרית‬

‫מנחה‬5:15

‫ ק"ש‬9:56 ‫זמן‬

‫שחרית‬ 8:30

5:05

10:00

8:30

5:053:55 4:553:50 4:453:45 3:40 3:403:40 3:303:40 3:303:45 3:253:45 3:55 3:254:00 3:254:10 3:304:05 3:354:25 4:35 3:404:45 3:454:50 3:555:00 4:055:10 6:15 4:156:25

)9:17 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:049:53 9:099:57 )9:21 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:14 )9:25 ‫(מ"א‬ 10:01 9:19

8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30

)8:30 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:06 **8:25 9:24 8:30 )8:35 ‫(מ"א‬ *8:30 9:289:11 8:30 9:329:16 8:30 )8:40 ‫(מ"א‬ 8:30 9:35 8:30 )8:45 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:21 8:30 9:38 8:30 )8:49 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:25 8:30 9:39 8:30 )8:54 ‫(מ"א‬ 8:30 9:389:30 8:30 9:379:33 8:30 )8:57 ‫(מ"א‬ 8:30 9:35 8:30 )9:00 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:36 8:30 9:31 8:30 )9:02 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:38 8:30 9:27 8:30 )9:03 ‫(מ"א‬ 8:30 9:229:39 8:30 9:169:38 8:30 )9:02 ‫(מ"א‬ 8:30 9:09 8:30 )9:00 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:36 8:30 10:03 8:30 )8:58 ‫(מ"א‬ 9:34 8:30 9:56 8:30

‫שקיעה עש"ק‬

‫מנחה‬/ ‫הדלקת נרות‬ ‫עש"ק‬

‫ שקיעה‬5:56 ‫הדלקת נרות‬5:38 ‫ עש"ק‬5:47 ‫מנחה ערש"ק‬ 5:29

6:02 4:39 5:52 4:32 5:44 4:27 4:23 4:36 4:22 4:30 4:22 4:25 4:24 4:22 4:28 4:34 4:21 4:41 4:22 4:48 4:25 4:57 4:30 5:06 5:15 4:36 5:23 4:43 5:32 4:51 5:23 5:00 5:49 6:57 5:09 7:04

5:44 5:34 5:26 4:18 4:12 4:07 4:04 4:03 4:04 4:07 4:12 4:18 4:25 4:33 4:42 4:51

4:21 4:14 4:09 4:05 4:04 4:04 4:06 4:10 4:16 4:23 4:30 4:39 4:48 4:57 5:05 5:14 5:05 5:31 6:39 6:46

‫בראשית‬ ‫נח‬ ‫לך לך נח‬ ‫לך‬-‫וירא לך‬ ‫חיי שרהוירא‬ ‫תולדות‬ ‫ויצאחיי שרה‬ ‫וישלחתולדות‬ ‫וישב ויצא‬ ‫ מקץ‬- ‫חנוכה‬ ‫וישלח‬ ‫ויגש‬ ‫ויחי וישב‬ ‫שמות מקץ‬ ‫וארא ויגש‬ ‫בא ויחי‬ ‫בשלח‬ ‫יתרו שמות‬ ‫וארא‬ ‫משפטים‬ ‫תרומה בא‬ ‫תצוה בשלח‬ ‫כי תשא‬ ‫יתרו‬ ‫פקודי‬-‫ויקהל‬


‫‪YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL OF WATERBURY‬‬ ‫‪Shabbos Zmanim Schedule‬‬

‫‪ ‬‬ ‫ויגש‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 3-4‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:16 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:02‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:35 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:35 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:47:‬‬

‫ויחי‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 10-11‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:23 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:42 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:42 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:54:‬‬

‫שמות‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 17-18‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:31 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:50 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:50 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:02:‬‬

‫וארא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 24-25‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:39 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:02‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:59 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:59 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:11:‬‬

‫בא‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 31- Feb 1‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:48 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:35 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:59‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:30 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:07 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:07 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:19:‬‬

‫בשלח‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 7-8‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:57 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:32 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:56‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:40 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:16 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:16 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:28:‬‬

‫יתרו‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 14-15‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:06 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:27 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:51‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת ‪4:45‬‬ ‫שקיעה ‪5:25:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:25 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת( ‪6:37:‬‬

‫משפטים‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 21-22‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:15 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:22 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:46‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:34 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:34 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:46 :‬‬

‫תרומה‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 28-29‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:23 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:16 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:40‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:42 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:42 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:54 :‬‬

‫תצוה‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 6-7‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪5:31‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:25 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:10 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:34‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:50 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:50 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:02 :‬‬

‫ויקרא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 27-28‬‬ ‫‪5:40:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪5:55 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:55 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:49 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:13‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:35 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:14 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:14 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:26:‬‬

‫צו‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 3-4‬‬ ‫‪5:45:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:00 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:02 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:42 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:06‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:21 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:21 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:33:‬‬

‫כי תשא‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 13-14‬‬ ‫‪5:28:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪5:43 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:39 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪10:03 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:27‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:20 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪6:58 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪7:58 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:10 :‬‬ ‫שמיני‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 17-18‬‬ ‫‪5:56:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:11 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:18 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:29 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:53‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:00 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:37 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:37 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:49:‬‬

‫ויקהל‪ -‬פקודי‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 20-21‬‬ ‫‪5:34:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪5:49 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪6:47 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:56 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:20‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:30 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:06 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:06 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:18 :‬‬ ‫תזריע‪ -‬מצורע‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(April 24-25‬‬ ‫‪6:02:Early Mincha‬‬ ‫פלג המנחה‪6:17 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪7:25 :‬‬ ‫שחרית )השכמה( ‪7:40 BMK‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:23 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:47‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪7:05 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:44 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:44 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:56 :‬‬

‫‪* Indicates Yeshiva off Shabbos‬‬ ‫‪Zmanim for Purim and Pesach will be posted separately‬‬

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


MINYANIM IN & AROUND CT

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BRIDGEPORT, CT

STAMFORD, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Waterbury Eruv

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

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


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

OVER COMM 80 U GEMAC NITY HIM

Folding Table 203-759-1692 (Friedland) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-528-7681 (Kramer) Freezer short term use 203-755-0582 (Barth) Furniture Gemach 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) Hachnosas Orchim Rooms Farmington Ave area – close to the shul, shteeble & yeshiva. Wheelchair accessible. 203-527-4150 (Friedland) Hand Truck 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) 203-418-6553 (R' Schlingenbaum) 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 Jewish Books Library 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) 732-330-5569 (Brownstein) Zichron Etya Judaica Lending Library A parent must be present to borrow books

Text/call 203-510-6904 (Handelsman)

Coat Rack 203-951-1404 (Schon)

Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin)

Clothing 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen)

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:

Crock Pot Extra large 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Travel size (2 Qt) 203-233-3417 (Thaler) Folding Chairs 203-510-3633 (Brecher) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) 203-528-7681 (Kramer) 22 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

NEW! Adult wheelchair & crutches,

shower bench, portable commode 203-573-8824 (Stephens)

NEW! Burn ointment/cream, 2 knee

scooters, adult & child crutches 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Wheelchair, walker 203-753-9757 (Sheps) Wheelchair 203-757-1336 (Scher)


WATERBURYGEMACHIM Hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, cane 860-777-7128 (Ruth Weissman) Crutches - child, adjustable 203-419-0037 (Heavenrich) Crutches - Mobilegs, adjustable 203-573-0330 (Rosenberg) Nebulizer 203-597-0314 (Thaler) Menorahs for travel 203-665-8806 (Sonnenschein) MP3 Players for Shiurim 203-757-9893 (Metz) Nursing Pump 203-591-8938 (Schuck) NEW! Projector 203-754-1533 (Heber)

Purim Costumes 203-755-0582 (Barth) 203-592-8173 (Friedland) Shoe Gemach (Children) Like new and brand-new children’s shoes available in all sizes. 203-721-0744 (Bracha Oratz) Siddurim 203-591-8529 (Borenstein) Soup Pot - 24 quart 203-591-9080 (Chaifetz) Space Heaters 203-759-1148 (Braunstein) 203-755-7328 (Katz) Tehillim Booklets 203-755-0582 (Barth) Tefillin Sfard & Ashkenaz 203-509-0474 (Yitzchok Katz) Tools 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) The Waterbury Exchange New & gently used clothing for women and children; YKW uniforms 203-600-3826 (S. Cohen) Waze Phone 203-910-4920 (Glazer) Zman Magazines 203-755-4155 (Nath) SIMCHA APPAREL: Jewelry for your simcha 310-625-1304 (Vickman) Simcha Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin) SIMCHA ITEMS: NEW! Chasunah Shtik Gemach Arches, umbrella, parachute, pom poms, Kallah water bottle Call/text 203-706-2226 (P. Fishman)

Glass Stemware 203-573-8205 (Krohn) Tablecloth Gemach 203-756-2789 (Grosberg) Large Selection! Reasonable rates! Tablecloths • Black rounds 347-733-7317 (Elefant) • Hunter Green 203-805-4227 (Greer) • Black 203-527-7200 (Reiss) • Off-white crinkle round & rectangle 203-665-8806 (Sonnenschein) Centerpieces: • Large selection of centerpieces, accents and tableware 203-597-9093 (Merenstein) • Gold & ivory centerpieces 203-591-8926 (Rochel Kalish) • Silver vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn) • Decorative crystal candle vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn) Urn large capacity 203-510-3633 (Y. Brecher) WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 23


WATERBURYCOMMUNITYSERVICES n Chaverim of Waterbury Providing 24 hr emergency service for auto lockouts, flat tires, boosts, out of gas, plumbing and electrical emergencies and home lockouts. These services are for emer­ gencies only within the Greater Waterbury area. Call 203-465-2125. n Chesed Shel Emes of Connecticut Chesed shel Emes is a world-wide organization with close to 500 volunteers. During a time of need, Chesed Shel Emes of CT offers services to the community in a sensitive and dignified manner. We are available during one’s most difficult time to provide comfort and compas­ sion. We offer tables and chairs for anyone sitting shiva, assistance with autopsy prevention and Meis Mitzvah. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882 for more information. n The Hebrew Free Loan Association Of Waterbury Serving the Waterbury Jewish Community since 1913. Available to offer interest free loans to the Jewish Community. For more information please call 203-757-1561 or con­ tact Attorney Joseph Weisman, R' Reuven Poupko or Dr. Larry Scheer. n The Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association Of New Haven Offers interest free loans and free burial plots to needy Jews in the area. Loans generally given for emergencies and essentials – unemployment, funds for rent, sudden/urgent home repair, medical issue, etc. 203-772-8488; contact@hbflanh.org; www.hbflanh.org. 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 build­ ing. Email: Waterburykeilimmikvah@gmail.com for more information. n TAG (Technology Awareness Group) TAG is dedicated to assisting people navigate the complex digital landscape, to empower them to use technology in a safe and responsible fashion and to ensure that every person serviced by TAG is comfortable with the guidance and service provided. The Waterbury TAG office is located in Yeshiva Gedolah's Administration building at 47 Buckingham St. (entrance on Buckingham St.). Hours are Sunday & Wednesday 7:30–9:00 pm. Appointments available upon request by emailing tag@ykwaterbury.org.

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 over 300 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, Chana Kolodny at chanakolodny@gmail.com. 24 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


n The N’shei of Waterbury Provides for the 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 Faygie Beller at 347-414-0787 or Rena Greer at 203-606-3082. For questions about the N’shei, to join our email/texting group or to volunteer, please contact Dassy Karolitsky at 646-508-8084 or Chai Shapiro at 570-909-7501. n Bikur Cholim of Waterbury  he Bikur Cholim continues to expand as our community’s needs grow and currently T has systems in place to help families going through a medical crisis. • We maintain a freezer with home cooked meals for short term emergency use. We also provide long term meals for those situations that require it. • Our dedicated volunteers give rides and offer home and hospital visitation to those who request. • Additional volunteers maintain a kosher pantry area in Saint Mary’s hospital’s Birthing Center. Postcards are available throughout the hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry. • Our innovative “Help a Mom” program trains a select group of young girls to be avail­ able 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. n Waterbury Citizens Patrol A group of volunteers who respond to, observe, and report any suspicious or crimi­ nal 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 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 Message Board: To join text Esty Segelman at 908-910-4191 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 25


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Siyum hashas Reflections

The 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi – a 71/2 year daily study cycle of all 2,711 pages of Talmud Bavli – concluded on 7 Teves 5780 (January 4, 2020) with celebrations taking place all around the world. The main event, hosted by Agudas Yisroel of America, took place on January 1 at MetLife Stadium with over 90,000 participants. Young and old alike were moved by the remarkable display of Jewish unity and continuity. The following are readers' submissions sharing their moments of inspiration from this momentous event.

H

ordes of Jews flocked from far and wide, for a day of celebration, for solely one purpose; the purpose of Torah.

Heartfelt speeches were given, and embraces were received, for accomplishing the insurmountable; Shas. Exuberance, and jubilation the epitome of joy; the completion of Torah; Euphoria. Knowing that this is what inextricably intertwines us with our ancestry; Pride. We rose and fell with emotion; a living breathing thing, united, unconquerable; Klal Yisrael.

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s a Daf Yomi participant, the Siyum was an incredible experience.

We prevailed and emerged triumphant and victorious, yet again; Revenge.

As a father taking his son, the Siyum was a show of what Yiddishkeit is all about, what the Jewish people value in life, how consistency pays off big time.

Harp on this day, see the potency of Torah, how it binds us as a nation; and you too, can move mountains.

Was a truly remarkable and meaningful event.

Exhilaration emanated from the crowd, we are small yet so mighty, we can move mountains with our power; Strength. We are the Chosen People, unyielding, unwavering, they sought to destroy us, time and time again; Perseverance.

S Tziporah Lazarus, 9th grade

S Mr. Avi Berger

I had the privilege of being in attendance at the Siyum with my father and son – although I participated in a different capacity than you might be thinking. I was part of the hired CSS security detail protecting Jewish life and the Jewish way of life.

S Mr. E. Chernin

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t was a real treat bumping into Rabbi Paysach Krohn, telling him I was from Waterbury and getting a long bracha from him.

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S Naftali Feld, 11th grade


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Siyum hashas Reflections I really enjoyed the Siyum Hashas! My father made me a collage to hang in my room so I can remember all the different parts of it.

S Shmuel Nath, 3rd grade

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s one of a group of about eight people is charge of Hatzalah Siyum Hashas operations, the planning started in October. We went to MetLife sometime in November to meet with their EMS team and spent weeks planning and preparing for the event. When dealing with such large numbers and our specific population, we are tasked with ensuring that we aren't just prepared as if it's a regular event, but rather we have to prepare for all types of possible occurrences and disasters that could happen in the stadium, parking lot and throughout public transportation. We had a total of 80 EMTs, 12 paramedics, and Hatzalah's medical director along with 14 ambulances from Passaic, Lakewood, Kiryas Yoel, Monsey, Boro Park, Manhattan, Flatbush and Queens. We also set up a special communications center so we could dispatch calls within a 3 mile radius. We actually had over 50 Hatzalah calls during the siyum! We also had 2 ambulances and a few members stationed at Barclays Center. The Hatzalah Airplane was also stationed a few minutes from MetLife, which was staffed by a Paramedic and a Doctor. The stadium EMS crews were a pleasure to deal with and they expressed that they had an amazing experience dealing with us as well.

S Mr. Yitzchok Rabinowitz, EMT

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he most inspiring part of the Siyum Hashas for me was the person who had ALS and still did Daf Yomi.

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S Moshe Goldfinger, 8th Grade


Siyum hashas Reflections

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s hundreds of thousands of revelers will head to the streets tonight to partake in New Year’s celebrations, I cannot help but be overwhelmed by the juxtaposition of a hundred thousand Jews coming together tomorrow in celebration in honor of the Torah. To see these two events occur in the same day calls forth nothing short of skin tingling emotion. I cannot wait to see the lines of Yidden streaming through the parking lots and assembling at the gates of Met Life stadium for one purpose; Yisgadal Veyiskadash Shmei Rabba! One of my earliest memories is of the day of April 26, 1990 when, as a seven-year-old boy, I took the subway with my grandmother from Brooklyn to attend the Ninth Siyum Hashas in Madison Square Garden; the first Siyum Hashas to take place in such in large arena. Aside from many specific memories, such as Rav Pam beginning the first Mishna in Shas and Chazzan David Werdiger intoning the Keil Malei, what stands out and still brings waves of nostalgic feelings over me is the memory of the crowds, the trains jam-packed with Yidden, streaming through the streets of Manhattan. How I watched, wide eyed. Tomorrow I will take my own nine-year-old son to his very first Siyum HaShas. I hope the impact on him will be as indelible as it was on me. We are being given an opportunity to see in real time, the fulfillment of Anu Ratzim VeHeim Ratzim. The stadiums which fill on a regular basis with masses glorifying meaningless pursuits will realize their true calling when filled with a people celebrating the highest purpose of all creation. Havu Godel Leilokeinu! It is a microcosm, a taste of the coming of Moshiach. How great will that day be! When all of creation, in unison, with one heart and one soul proclaims together, Yisgadal Veyiskadash Shmei Rabba! S A Community Member (Written the night before the siyum)

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think the Siyum Hashas was a very beautiful thing and what was extra special to me was that my father finished Shas for the first time. My class and I also gained because even though most of us didn't go to the siyum, we davened mincha at the same time as the rest of Klal Yisroel and our tefilos linked with theirs. S Atara Gutman, 6th grade WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 33


Siyum hashas Reflections

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he most inspiring part for me was when R’ Dovid Feinstein gave over the hadran to Reb Shmuel Kaminetsky.

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S Dovid Goldfinger, 6th Grade


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hen I walked into the stadium, there weren’t a lot of people but within half an hour almost the whole stadium was full! l’m almost 9 and this is the first time I went to the ‫סיום השס‬. I am part of masmidei hasiyum but I didn’t know I was going until the last second! My father got tickets because it was his father’s first yartzheit and my grandfather finished shas many times! I learned from the Siyum to never give up; and if you don’t you can finish Shas.

S Yossi Kolodny, 3rd grade

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Siyum hashas Reflections Two memorable parts of the siyum were seeing so many yidden in one place and hearing Rabbi Frand say, "Don't let perfection be the enemy of good."

S Meir Brecher, 5th grade

"Mommy, that's the same Ani Ma’amin that we sing in Kindergarten!"

S Chanala Meyerfeld (while watching siyum live online and hearing ‘ani ma’amin’)

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he nicest part of the siyum for me was the dancing and simcha that was felt during the dancing! To me that reflects the true simcha and joy that every single person felt for Torah and it was really beautiful to watch! It was also incredible to see so many Jewish people, all in the same place, all celebrating something that’s so important to all of us – the Torah!

he most amazing part about the Siyum Hashas was the amount of people that were there. I was never in a place with that many people at once! And to think that every single person there was a frum Jew and that there are many more frum Yidden in the world was really special. I know that there are tons of Yidden but when I was in MetLife stadium with thousands and thousands of Jews, I really felt what’s it’s like to be part of B’nai Yisroel.

S M.G.,11th grade

S Yehuda Markowitz, 4th grade

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really enjoyed going to the Siyum Hashas. I was never in a place with so many Yidden altogether. I really loved the singing and dancing and also all of the speeches. A special part about the Siyum Hashas for me was that I was part of Masmidei Hasiyum. I learned 553 pesukim of Chumash so I really felt like I was a part of the siyum. Even though I was very cold, I still feel so happy that I was there and so lucky that I was able to go, and I really loved it. During the last Siyum Hashas I was just born and now I was able to be there! I can’t wait for the next Siyum Hashas when I will be 14, iyH. Maybe I will be a misayem!

S Tzvi Markowitz, 3rd grade

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hen we think about the Siyum Hashas, for a lot of people the first thing that comes to mind is how cold it was, and I have to say so myself, that I am one of those people. If you think about that, it sounds so ridiculous to have gone to the biggest Jewish event in 7 years and all we can think about is the weather! Rather, we should think of how inspiring it was and how special such a siyum was in which over 10,000 people are finishing shas! Another point I appreciated was what Rabbi Frand said when he spoke at the siyum, ‘Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good’. Learning only a few mesechtos is better than learning one, and learning one is better than nothing.

S Nesanel Kalish, 6th grade

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hen I went to the Siyum Hashas I felt so proud to be part of such a special nation.

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S L.G., 10th grade


A Mother’s Tears

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Child seven years old In a shtetel long ago His mother, very upset One day after sunset Mommy, why do you cry? Why are there tears in your eyes? It hurts, to see you in pain Oh Mommy, please explain Meir my son, Precious and pure You know, you I adore The whole world to me, Is when you study Torah with your Rebbe But Rebbe didn’t come Today, my son Torah, what will become? I sit here and cry, A day can’t go by Without learning Torah

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It’s Just Not Fair! BY DR. EZRA FRIEDMAN We all know people who have never had a dental cavity, no matter how much candy they consumed and when some of us just think of chocolate, our teeth weaken. When we try to understand why, the assumption is that we have bad teeth, defective enamel, or bad genetics. The good news is that our teeth, and our tooth genetics, are just fine.

the drinks we drink, have the acid already in there. The sour stuff on my favorite candy (sour gummy lips, yum) is crystalized citric acid. Nearly every sweet drink is sweetened with acid, either citric acid or phosphoric acid. So, you can get dental decay without even consuming sugar, like with any diet soda. These diet drinks don’t contain sugar, but they do contain tooth dissolving acid.

Until I went to dental school, I blamed my long With this information history of dental issues on we can significantly lower an unfortunate situation that our risk for getting cavities. was out of my control. What Regular brushing and flossI learned in school took the ing will clean these germs hopelessness away and gave off of our teeth. Eating fewer me the ability to slow down sweets and especially reducand even pause my prob- Dental decay is caused ing acid intake, such as sour by an infection. candy and soda/juice/sports lems. Dental decay is caused It is actually the most drink intake, will minimize by an infection. It is actucommon infectious the acid attack on our teeth. ally the most common infecdisease in children. Additionally, regular dentious disease in children. And while there are no antibiotics tal visits to clean hardened that can cure the infection, we can certainly plaque, called tartar, off our teeth will manage it. importantly contribute to a healthy oral environment as well as allow for other What happens when people who have means of cavity prevention, such as fluothe cavity causing bacteria (Streptococcus ride treatments and sealants. mutans) eat sugar is as follows: The bacI am often asked, “Why can’t we cure teria use the sugar as food and produce acid as waste. It’s that acid that dissolves cavities?” and my response is, “Great the tooth and causes cavities. If we don’t news, WE HAVE!” I then go on to explain have the bad bacteria, we don’t get the to incredulous faces that the cure is toothacid from the sugar, so no cavities. That is paste and floss, we just have to apply the the “mazal tov” that I have in mind when a cure twice a day for it to be effective. While baby is born: no Strep mutans! this not completely accurate it is also not far from the truth Not having these bacteria does not mean that you are immune to cavities. Dr. Ezra Friedman practices at 464 Wolcott Many of the foods we eat and, especially Road, Wolcott, CT 203-879-4649 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 87


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

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

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Lutz Children’s Museum Manchester, CT (860) 643-0949

Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum 1188 Highland Ave. (Rte. 10) Cheshire, CT, (203) 699-3822

Youngsters explore and join in special activities. Hands-on exhibits, live animals, picnic area.

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.

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 yrs. Climb to the top of the ship, star in your own movie, and run the town on Main St.

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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.

New England Carousel Musem Bristol, CT, (860) 585-5411 Offering ‘talking exhibits’ to better enable visitors to enjoy its collection of hand-carved wooden horses and the historic carousel. Features a working carousel, a carousel restoration workshop,a Museum of Fire History, art galleries, and a children's craft center.

Peabody Meuseum of Natural History (Yale Univ.) 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.

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.

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

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


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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. Operated by the US Navy, the museum contains the world's largest collection of submarine artifacts, documents and photos.

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

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 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 Rts. 147 & 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 Granby, CT (860) 655-2036 A small farm with big personality. Check out chickens, pigs, cows, and goats as well as their horse-riding program especially geared toward young learners, and Barn Fun sessions to learn about caring for animals and their environment.

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

15,000 plants of 750 varieties of roses. Peak bloom is late June to early July, but the gardens provide continuous color from spring thru fall. Lawn bowling in summer, ice skating in winter.

Muscoot Farm Katona, New York (914) 864-7286

Field View Dairy Farm

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

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 West Simsbury, CT (860) 658-5070 Farm animal petting zoo (Apr.-Nov.). Horse-drawn hay, sleigh, carriage & pony rides, year-round.

All kinds of farm animals, a blacksmith’s shop, a carpentry chop, horse-drawn wagons, hay rides.

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

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White Flower Farm Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT 10 acres of display gardens, 30 acres of growing fields. Peak bloom June-Sept., garden store.

SEAQUEST

TRUMBULL AQUARIUM Welcome to SeaQuest, a petting zoo–aquarium experience! Are you ready for an exciting journey around the planet? Interact with 1,000’s of animals like nowhere else, as you go on a quest through the rainforest, desert and depths of the sea. Connect with animals and learn about their ecosystems through various interactive activities. Handfeed sharks, get swarmed by birdies, hold a snake, and come face to face with iguanas as you make new friends at SeaQuest. You don't have to go far to discover the world!

5065 Main Street, Trumbull, CT (203) 502-8337

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

All in Adventures Escape Room 495 Union Street, Suite 1158, Waterbury, CT 203-303-4414 An interactive and immersive escape room experience. Large variety of themed rooms, adventures for all age groups, multiple difficulty levels per room to accommodate all skill levels. Reasonable Rates and kids 5 and under are free. Located in Brass Mills Mall.

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

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

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

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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.

Berlin Batting Cages  Berlin, CT (860) 828-7518 berlinbattingcages.com

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. 

4 Activities in 1 Location! Miniature golf, Batting Cages, Go Karts and Bumper Boats.

Flight Trampoline Park New Britain, CT (860) 505-8218

Bounce Trampoline Park Danbury, CT (203) 942-2449

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.

The largest trampoline park in CT features two trampoline Bungee jumps, two Xtreme obstacle courses, a separate Jr. Zone, a parent lounge and much more.

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

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

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 200-600 ft long as well as the beauty of the trails in Laurel Brook Forest.

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

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

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

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Kids in Motion Park Cheshire, CT • cheshirekidsinmotion.org

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

This state-of-the-art, 38,000 square feet playground is the largest outdoor playground in CT. Picnic area, lots of shade, gated play area.

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

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

Lara's Labyrinth Escape Room Wethersfield, CT 860-785-8984 Book online at www.laraslabyrinth.com You have 60 minutes to work as a team, find clues and solve puzzles. They offer rooms of varying difficulty for all ages and are open weekends and weekdays.

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

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

New Canaan Nature Center New Canaan, CT (203) 966-9577 Visit the boxwood maze in the Children’s Play Garden, go on a scavenger hunt or check out the aviaries featuring birds of prey.

Nomads Adventure Quest South Windsor, CT (860) 290-1177 Rock climbing, indoor black light mini golf, bumper cars, arcade games, inflatable bounce houses. For kids over 7 there's Nomads Outdoor Adventure with six adventure trails sprawled on nine wooded acres. 96 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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

Quassy Amusement Park

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

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

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

M SeaQuest Aquarium Trumbull, CT (203) 502-8337 Interact with 1,000’s of animals like nowhere else, as you go on a quest through the rainforest, desert and depths of the sea.

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

Thrillz Adventure Park 5 Prindle Lane, Danbury (203) 942-2585 www.ThrillzDanbury.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.

The first of its kind and largest in the world, visit this stunt airbag, high flying adventure park located right next to Bounce! Trampoline Park in Danbury.

Sonny’s Place Somers, CT (860) 763-5454 www.sonnysplace.com

Urban Air 260 Bull Hill Lane, Orange (203) 350-0241 www.UrbanAirOrange.com

The perfect place for the whole family. Rock Climbing Wall and jumping on Monkey Motion, Miniature Golf, Arcade, Batting Cages with baseball and softball, a Driving Range with matt and grass tees and Go Karts. All activities are lit for night play.

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

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

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

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

Large indoor park offering bowling, laser tag, wall climbing, jousting on a foam pit, trampolines, dodgeball, an indoor zip-line, a warrior course, virtual reality, bumper cars, indoor go karts and arcades. Little ones have a large indoor soft play structure and basic trampolines. Party rooms & private bowling suite available.

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

Lakewood Lanes Bowling   694 Lakewood Rd, Waterbury, CT (203) 574-5131 Lessard Lanes 136 New Britain Avenue Plainville, CT (860) 747-1657 An indoor family entertainment center. Enjoy bowling, indoor miniature golf, an arcade and more.

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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.

Wolcott Lanes Bowling   955 Wolcott Road Wolcott, CT (203) 879-1469 ---------------------------------The Bicycle Cellar Simsbury, CT (860) 658-1311 www.bloomfieldbike.com Bike rentals available for riders of all abilities. The Farmington River Trail is right outside their back door! The trail follows the banks of the River tracing the route of the old “Canal Line” railroad. The paved trail passes through some of the area’s most gorgeous landscapes.

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.

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

Farmington Canal Trail & Linear Park www.farmingtoncanal.org Cheshire access point: Cornwall Street, 0.6 mile west of the Cornwall St and Rt 10 intersection. A portion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail which traverses Connecticut, north to south, from Suffield to New Haven. The State Park Trail follows

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the path of the Farmington Canal which served the area from 1828 to 1847. Today walkers, bicyclists, strollers, inline skaters, joggers and others make use of this scenic and historic byway.

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

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

Laser Planet Laser Tag   2437 East Main Street Waterbury, CT (203) 841-0081 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.

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

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

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


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Newington Ice Arena 300 Alumni Rd, Newington, CT (860) 665-7825 Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink 56 Buena Vista Road West Hartford, CT (860) 521-1573 Wonderland of Ice  123 Glenwood Ave Bridgeport, CT (203) 576-8118

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

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.

Woodbury Ski & Snow Tubing Woodbury, CT (203) 263.2203

Stanley Quarter Park   New Britain, CT (860) 826-3360 New England’s largest skating park; Outdoor ice-skating, paddle boats, aqua cycles, fun-yaks, children’s fishing pond, soccer field, playground, jogging tracks.

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

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

Silly Sprout Litchfield, CT (860) 361-9500 www.thesillysprout.com A unique toy store and art studio. Arts and crafts, beading, painting and ceramics. Great place for a birthday party too!

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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). Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 21.

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

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

Sports Center of Connecticut 784 River Road (Rte. 110) Shelton CT (203) 929-6500 Premier weather-protected golf practice facility, miniature golf course, baseball batting stadium, lazer tag arena, fun bowl bowling and the world’s only double-decker ice arena.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Millers Pond State Park Durham, CT

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

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.

Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top and you will be astounded at the beautiful views.

Rockwell Park Bristol, CT

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

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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.


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Field sports, fishing and family fun. Waterfalls, hiking, breathtaking views and surroundings.

Brass Mills Center 495 Union Street Waterbury, CT (203) 755-5000

Steep Rock Preserve Washington Depot, CT A 974-acre preserve that offers nature and hiking enthusiasts the chance to walk along the banks of a scenic river, trek up to a breathtaking overlook, traverse the river on a suspension foot bridge and walk into the cavernous darkness of a former railway tunnel. Free of charge.

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

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

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

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

Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets (70 Outlet stores in an outdoor village setting)

20-A Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT (860) 664-0700 Crystal Mall Intersection of I-95 (Exit 82) & Route 85 Waterford, CT (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 Stamford Town Center 100 Greyrock Place Stamford, CT (203) 324-0935 Tanger Outlets 314 Flat Rock Place Westbrook, CT (860) 399-8656 The Shoppes at Farmington Valley 110 Albany Turnpike Canton, CT (860) 693-3059 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 The Secret of Our True Selves BY RABBI SHLOMO SHULMAN

upside down on its head? I’m certainly no expert, but one historic struggle pops in my head right away, because we get to review it every year.

Perhaps nothing about our history is more surprising than how it never stops presenting us with new surprises. After decades of rekindling AntiSemitism, we find ourselves in one of those rare hiccups in history when our non-Jewish neighbors have briefly awakened to the reality of the hatred we endure as a nation. The destruction of European Jewry briefly made it just a bit less than tactful to express open venom against us. But it never erased the venom, and its dampening effect was astonishingly short.

Klal Yisroel, the singular nation who had been tasked by Hakadosh Baruch Hu with the responsibility of uplifting the world, had become scattered and separate.

Is there anything we can learn, in this unusual era, before the world yawns its way back to dreamland? It is difficult for us to analyze recent events, or even very old ones. Our planet is a busy place, where it can be quite confusing attempting to separate cause from effect and popular opinions from true ones. We sure could use some prophesy for that. While we personally do not possess the insight of prophesy, we do have works of prophesy. Do any of them cover our situation? Was there ever a period in Jewish history where horrific hatred, stoked against us, was suddenly flipped 102 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

“And Haman said to King Achashverosh, ‘There is one nation, scattered and separate among the nations, in all the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different from those of every nation, and they do not follow the king's laws; it is not worth it for the king to leave them be.’” (Esther 3:8).

“Rava said, ‘No one could speak lashon hara like Haman…’” (Gemara Megilla 13b). He would have a lot of strong competition today, but Haman was still no slouch when it came to maligning our nation. The Gemara records that, although Achashverosh was no less a hater, he was nervous about starting up with a nation who has the Creator of the Universe behind them. Haman, clever politician that he was, did not deny Hashem’s power; instead he argued that Klal Yisroel no longer merited Hashgacha Pratis because they had abandoned their Divine mission. Haman’s first accusation was that Klal Yisroel were “one nation, scattered and


‫דבר תורה‬ Almost a hundred thousand Jews united in one place to celebrate the Siyum HaShas... we davened Mincha and Maariv together in one of the largest minyanim in history.

separate” from each other. The people that boldly declares that Hashem is One, that by right should be more unified than any other in their mission to repair the whole world, was fractured. Alienated from each other, distrusting one another, not appreciating the worth one of the other. Forgetting that even if any of us are wise enough to recognize our own great potential, that potential comes only from Hashem. We did not create it. And Hashem allows each of us that great potential for the purpose of our working together. Accepting Hashem’s word that we are all beneficiaries of the same Divine gift, even when our limited personal perceptions are not capable of perceiving that. Esther heard Haman’s accusation, and she recognized the only possible response to it. “And Esther said to reply to Mordechai: ‘Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Shushan and fast on my behalf, and do not eat nor drink for three days, night and day; also I and my maidservants will fast…’” (Esther 4:15-16). Klal Yisroel, the singular nation who had been tasked by Hakadosh Baruch Hu with the responsibility of uplifting the world, had become scattered and separate. We were weak in one of the most critical areas where we need to be strong. We had to repair that breach. We needed to reunite in turning back to Hashem, together.

Hakadosh Baruch Hu responds to our own personal behavior measure for measure. When we cast our gaze critically on each other, the nations of the world look even more negatively back upon us. But that is an effect; not a cause.

Reflecting upon Esther’s prophetic foresight, we cannot help but recall another, more recent, mass Jewish gathering of prayer. Almost a hundred thousand Jews united in one place to celebrate the Siyum HaShas, the completion and re-inauguration of the mass study of the entire Shas, one daf a day. We davened Mincha and Maariv together in one of the largest minyanim in history. Countless more celebrated together in giant gatherings across the globe. And we were inspired. We caught a glimpse of what it could be. What it truly is at the level of our souls. What it certainly will be, when we complete our mission. And we learned another lesson about mitzvos, which is one of the best kept secrets of our material world. When we come together, when we live as we are meant to live, when we push ourselves beyond the sluggishness our physical shells, it is surprising how good it feels. It feels better than any alternative. It is inspiring. It is the secret of our true selves.

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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.

STREET SMARTS It’s important to review common sense tips to staying safe during your daily activities throughout the year but it’s especially crucial as winter approaches and you may find yourself walking more frequently in the dark as there are less daylight hours.

HOW STREETWISE ARE YOU? DO YOU? • Stuff your backpack or purse with cash, keys, pager, cell phones, credit cards, checkbooks—and then leave it wide open at school, work, near your desk, or on the floor? • Pay attention to your surroundings or do you think about other things and become distracted when walking, driving, or riding the subway or bus? • Think it’s a waste of time to use your locker for valuables or to lock your car when you’ll be back in a few minutes? • Walk or jog by yourself early in the morning or late at night when the streets are quiet and deserted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to change a few habits. Even if you answered “no” and made a perfect score, read on. Spend a few minutes now to prevent trouble later.

KEEPING STREET SENSE IN MIND • Stay alert and tuned into your surroundings wherever you are—at work, in school, at the mall, on the street, waiting for a bus or subway, or driving. • Send the message that you’re calm, confident, and know where you’re going. • Don’t accept rides or gifts from someone you don’t know well and trust— that includes people you’ve met on the Internet. • Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or situation and leave as soon as possible. • Know the neighborhoods where you live, work and go to school. Keep in mind locations of fire and police stations and public telephones. Remember which stores and businesses stay open late. 104 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


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STROLLING—DAY AND NIGHT • Try to walk places with others rather than alone. •  Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, alleys. • Take the safest route to and from your destination. Know where to go for help if you need it. • Don’t display your cash or any other inviting targets like pagers, cell phones, handheld electronic games, or expensive jewelry and clothing. • Carry your backpack or purse close to your body and keep it closed. Just carrying a wallet? Put it inside your coat or front pants pocket, not in your back pocket or in your backpack. • Have your car or house key in your hand before you reach the door. If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. If they’re still there, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant or a lighted house. Don’t be afraid to yell for help. • Have to work late? Make sure there are others in the building and that someone— a supervisor or security guard— will wait with you for your ride or walk you to your car or bus or train stop. • Be alert in the neighborhood. Call the police about anything you see that seems suspicious.

IF SOMEONE TRIES TO ROB YOU • Give up your property—don’t give up your life. • Report the crime to the police and try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Officer Matt Lemos 203-574-6962 Ext. 4319 Mlemos@wtbypd.org

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The Unseen Dangers of Technology Much has been said about the dangers of technology and the steps we must take to guard ourselves from it. Generally speaking, we assume that the danger lies in the inappropriate material that inevitably pops up on the screen and lures the individual into the traps of the yetzer hara. Indeed, that is a major danger of the internet, and unfortunately there have been far too many casualties to its noxious temptations. For this reason alone, we must protect ourselves from the internet, by avoiding it when possible and by utilizing the best filters in cases of necessity. However, there is another completely different danger in technology – and although often overlooked, it is perhaps even more insidious and harmful than the more obvious damage of the improper images. This harm is the shutting down of the mind. This problem certainly applies to adults, but as I can attest from my own experiences in the field of chinuch, it pertains even more specifically to the youth. Let us try bs”d to explore this problem at its roots, and perhaps, by revealing the nature of this phenomenon, we can be zoche to combat and overcome it. Enslaved to Imagination After Chava was persuaded to eat from the Eitz Hadaas, the pasuk says, ‫ותרא האשה‬ ‫כי טוב העץ למאכל וכיל‬. She heard the message of the fruit and she gave in to it. She should have responded from her own seichel, “No, this fruit is not good; its Creator has told me otherwise!” This was the point in the history of mankind when the human became enslaved to his ‫דמיון‬, by being affected by his surroundings instead of controlling his relation to them. A person became a ‫נפעל‬, affected by other forces, rather than 106 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

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The All New Connecticut Commitment BY EVELYN MARSHAK

When I was of elementary school age, it was not uncommon for high school age boys to drop out of high school before graduation and get a job in one of Waterbury’s many factories. Sad to say that in 2020, these unskilled jobs once offered by local companies such as American Brass, Chase Brass, Benrus and Peter Paul Candy are long gone. While there are many unfulfilled jobs today, they do require advanced level skills. Our state has realized that today’s jobs will be filled by those with a UCONN bachelor’s degree or an AA degree from one of the state’s 12 community colleges. The closest community college is Naugatuck Valley Community College but there are 11 other community colleges. Starting late this summer, when the fall semester begins, community colleges will be tuition free. That’s right, free! Yes, there are requirements such as taking 12 to 15 credits per semester and maintaining a passing grade for each course. These new guidelines allow you to take up to three years to earn an AA degree without paying tuition. This program is open to newly graduated high school students and to those who never had an opportunity to attend college. Maybe now is the time for you start your college education if your children are old enough and mom now has time to attend class, study and write term papers. Dads are welcome, too. Mark Ojakion, who heads the state’s 12 community colleges, says he sees these colleges as engines for economic development for the future of our state. This new program is designed for students seeking an associate’s degree or certification. Many of these potential students have been hindered from entering a community college because of the cost of tuition. Potential students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Act, FAFSA form by February 15, 2020. This form is available online or by calling 1-800-433- 2243. To be eligible for this new, tuition free, program, you must live in state and have graduated from a Connecticut high school and not have previously been enrolled at a college or university. The University of Connecticut is also offering tuition free college starting with the 2020 fall semester. This new option is only open to families earning less than $50,000 per year. When the 16th president of UCONN, Theodore Katlouseas, was inaugurated October 4, 2019, he spoke of some of his goals, including increasing the university’s enrollment; having students graduate on time; having students acquire the credits needed for a job or certification and preventing excess debt for both families and students. He called the new, free tuition program, Connecticut Commitment. While both of the new programs offer free tuition, a student is still required to pay for any extra fees, books and housing if needed. I’m looking forward to seeing you in your cap and gown. 108 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


Thoughts on Therapy BY ROBIN GUTMAN, MS, LPC, NCC

Have you ever wondered whether you might benefit from therapy? Thinking about going for therapy may feel intimidating or overwhelming. Some may fear the idea of facing uncomfortable emotions, get anxious about being vulnerable and open, or question how helpful and accurate therapy could really be. These are completely valid thoughts and concerns. Therapy does encourage one to explore and face aspects of oneself that may elicit strong or uncomfortable feelings. Those who have been raised in an atmosphere of 'don't trust, don't tell, don't feel' will likely be highly guarded and cautious in the therapeutic environment. Fearing therapy doesn't mean that it isn't needed; it is an acknowledgement that something needs to change, and change can be frightening! While therapy is typically thought of as a treatment for mental illness (which it is!), it can also be used by mentally healthy people looking to create a safe space for themselves, in order to maintain their emotional health and ensure continued positive growth. You do not have to be experiencing pain and suffering to be in therapy! A mentally healthy person can use therapy to gain a fresh perspective on any issues they may have been contemplating. Therapists can give people a better understanding of their emotions, and what elicits certain responses, to promote one's self-esteem and improve relationships. Once a person is encouraged to explore their own emotions and drives, they can feel more free to be their authentic selves and this will likely enhance their outlook on life. To maximize the benefits of therapy, it is important to find a therapist with whom you can feel comfortable and connected. Initially, it is normal to feel nervous and vulnerable in session. Taking the steps towards meaningful change is never easy, and baring one's inner self to a stranger may seem awkward. Therapists may offer initial phone consultations, which can help one get a sense of the therapist's personality and whether you think the therapist may be a good fit for you. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an opportunity for the therapist to get a sense of what the presenting problem is and make sure they feel they can competently treat you. Though at first it may be difficult to feel relaxed and fully at ease, having the sense that you can get to that point eventually can be a good sign. Most people can benefit from therapy as a way of promoting wellness, joy and fulfillment in their lives.

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Savor the Moment BY: SHULAMIT FELD

Time passes through the days, slipping through then gone Each moment wonderful, its own sweet precious song The melody is beautiful I just never stop to listen I wish I could slow things down and savor each composition The crunching of the leaves beneath my soundless feet The singing of the doves chirping in distant trees The drops that patter against my window on a rainy day The sounds of melodious laughter as children chase and play The whooshing of the cars as they sail down the street The rhythm of her breath as she falls asleep The music of the crickets talking in the night The whispers of the stars as they shine their light Savor all the moments, hold them in your heart A symphony of tunes in which you play a part

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The Siyum Hashas really inspired me in many different ways. Three examples are the fact that so many Jews from all around the world came together to celebrate, the powerful speeches that were given, and the great kiddush Hashem that came forth from it. The Siyum Hashas was a tremendously powerful event. Firstly, the sheer amount of Jews that came out to celebrate – the number was enourmous! Over 90,000 – ninety thousand Yidden! Just seeing that amount of Yidden dancing and singing over their love of Torah, reciting Shema and Yehei shemei rabbah, it was worth it to brave the cold, and come out to the siyum. The amount of Yidden at the Siyum was mind boggling! Secondly, the powerful speeches that were given really inspired me to take on more learning opportunities. The most powerful message I got was from Rabbi Yissochar Frand, shlita. He spoke about, “not letting perfection be the enemy of the good”. Even though I heard a similar phrase from my Rebbe, R’ Shneur Levine numerous times,”the world is not black and white”, hearing it from a Gadol with 90.000 people cheering after it was said, left an even bigger impression on me. The speeches that were given at the Siyum Hashas inspired me greatly. Lastly, the Kiddush Hashem that came out from it was amazing. Coming home after the Siyum, our family listened to the radio, and heard numerous reports about “The Siyoom Hashaas” celebration going on in Metlife. They said that the Siyum was a sign of defiance, that we are proud to be Jewish, in spite of the recent attacks on our People. Interestingly, the day after the Siyum, a Jew was driving on the highway, and got pulled over by a state trooper. The cop then asked him if he had done the “page” yet today. He answered in the negative. The cop then told him that he wouldn’t give him a ticket if he would do it today! “You should know”, the cop said, “I was one of the state troopers who were there yesterday, and I gotta tell ya’, I never saw so many people dancing together for the same purpose – and not one person got drunk!” The Siyum Hashas was a huge Kiddush Hashem! I loved the Siyum Hashas! I think anyone who went, would think the same thing for sure. I know this because there were so many Yidden together, there were inspiring speeches, and it was a tremendous Kiddush Hashem. Thank you Hashem for the Siyum Hashas! 112 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


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