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Dear Readers,

Daily Minyan Schedule  

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Communal Institutions

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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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Community Z'manim

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Let's Talk Tips

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Welcome Page

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Mazel Tov

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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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Refuse Information

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Community Commentary

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Spotlight

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Minyanim In & Around CT

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What's New at YKW?

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Bais Yaakov News & Views

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Inside Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah

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PTA of YKW

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Health & Medical Section

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Bikur Cholim of Waterbury

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N'shei of Waterbury

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Places to Go in CT  

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Dvar Torah

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Memories

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Law and Order

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On a Lighter Note

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Perspectives

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Kids’ Korner  

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What’s Doing in Waterbury is published three times a year.

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our lives were upended by the Covid Era. Just thinking of Purim 5780...well, let’s just say nobody could have predicted what lay ahead of us just a few short days later when the lockdowns began. And here we are now, Shevat 5781, and though we’ve been through a lot of challenges as a community, I think we can proudly say that we’ve accomplished a lot as a community as well. The new learning initiatives that we’ve highlighted in this issue’s spotlight is just one indication of the growth we’ve continued to experience over this year. While many things have been cancelled, or postponed until further notice, Limud HaTorah and chesed in Waterbury has only increased. From the tireless efforts of Bikur Cholim and their many volunteers, to the dedicated YKW teachers and students, we have not just adapted to Covid-19, we have grown from it. And whether on zoom, or in person with the proper precautions, children and adults alike have risen to the occasion and ensured that learning never stops. I’yh we should be zoche to continued siyatta dishmaya, good health and...in-person school!

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In the far reaches of upstate New York lies a hidden gem of a yeshiva. Yeshiva of Rochester, formally known as Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York, was founded in 1974 by Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz and Rabbi Dovid Harris, as the first external affiliate branch of Chofetz Chaim.

Some yeshivas cook at 475°, some at 275° and at Yeshiva of Rochester we cook at 375°. We believe it’s all about balance. We accept the fact that these bachurim are young, and therefore need a healthy and balanced daily schedule. At the same time, they must be challenged. We focus on creating an atmosphere where boys have balance, a positive, like-minded chevra, and a secure and structured environment of accountability.

Today, the yeshiva boasts a Yeshiva Ketana, Mesivta, Beis Medrash and Kollel.

The boys are also really nice to each other! We’ve received compliments many times at how beautifully our boys interact.

In this wholesome atmosphere, talmidim learn with hasmada, developing into quality, dedicated bnei Torah.

Tell us how the yeshiva balances intense Torah learning with outlets the boys can enjoy.

Today, we take some time to speak to Rabbi Polatoff, Menahel of the Mesivta, to learn more about this incredible yeshiva and its main draws.

In between limudei kodesh and chol every day, there is a one hour sports break, during which the yeshiva rents out a giant indoor sports facility, called HotShots. For boys that would rather take the time for themselves, they can spend this time more freely on campus.

Rabbi Polatoff, can you describe in a few short sentences what “type” of boy attends your yeshiva? The families in Rochester, are a very ehrlich, yeshivish Chofetz Chaim community, and their children comprise half of the student body. Therefore, the boys that come are attracted to this type of atmosphere. We get a lot of boys that just need a yeshiva with an “out of town” feel. The common thread between all boys is their bakasha and motivation to learn. They have a certain seriousness and motivation toward yiddishkeit. Boys are learning on their own time, finishing masechtos. We spend hours researching each boy, ensuring they will fit the mold that we are looking for.

Our boys learn limudei kodesh until 3:00, and secular studies until 6:30 every day. Because the day is so intense, we have made night seder into a part of the day the boys don’t want to miss. After a half hour of learning b’chavrusa, each night features another program. Mondays it’s an open forum for questions at one of the rebbeim’s homes, Tuesday is a trip somewhere local, Wednesday is a mussar oriented shiur and Thursday is a parsha themed shiur, with of course refreshments served on each night.

What differentiates Yeshiva of Rochester from other yeshivos? What makes it unique?

It’s a very warm and tight knit atmosphere. It’s also a very structured atmosphere. The boys know what to expect, so there’s no

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How would you describe the yeshiva’s atmosphere?

hef kerus or drama. Rabbi Yoni Polatoff, Menahel What is special about Rochester Yeshiva is that it’s an old, established yeshiva, with a fresh chinuch feel. So the bochurim benefit by learning from and developing a kesher with our esteemed Rosh Hayeshiva while creating meaningful relationships with their rebbeim.

Another unique attribute of the yeshiva is the connection between the Mesivta and Beis Medrash bachurim. They participate together in various extracurricular learning programs, and become very close. What about the yeshiva’s accommodations? Many parts of the yeshiva have been renovated in recent years, including the main Beis Medrash, Mesivta Beis Medrash and parts of the main building, including the offices and bathrooms. In general, we like to make sure our boys are taken care of! The dormitory is comfortable and spacious, and the hashgacha and oversight of the mashgiach and dorm counselor is at a very high level. What is the “next step” for bachurim interested in attending Yeshiva of Rochester? We have an unbelievable Shabbos during which we host prospective bochurim in January. This gives boys the opportunity to see for themselves the special atmosphere at our yeshiva. For anyone interested, Rabbi Polatoff can be reached at 570-561-8693. You can also visit the yeshiva’s website at tiuny.org and get a flavor for what we offer.


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Amazing things are going on at the Yeshiva of Rochester and we feel so lucky to be a part of it! - Mrs. Michal Saias Current Parent, Monsey, NY

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Waterbury Daily Minyanim ‫שׁבּת‬

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Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel 359 Cooke Street

6:10 am, 7:00 am 7:45 am

1:30 pm 3:15 pm

8:30 pm 10:00 pm

8:30 am

Khal Bnai Shalom 135 Roseland Avenue

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

15 minutes before shkiah

Shkiah 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

8:00 am 9:00 am

Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury 32 Hillside Avenue

Shacharis

Unfortunately, due to current health concerns, at this time YKW must limit minyanim to the boys in the Middle School

Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah 874 May Street, Naugatuck

7:45 am (Sun-Fri)

2:45 pm

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Ahavas Yisroel - The Shteibel 67 Columbia Boulevard

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Cong. Sharei Tefillah Blue Ridge Cong. Rosh Hagivah 124 Avalon Circle

Communal Institutions YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL 359 Cooke Street / 203-756-1800 Office: 47 Buckingham S­treet Email: office@yasw.org

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Meir Fischer, CPA 203-756-1040 AC Catering 347-741-2982 Menachem Friedman, CPA 347-401-3157 CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION / DOULA Eli Sontag, CPA 917-621-7360 Shulamit Feld 203-768-0250 Alert Security Systems, INC. 203-387-8332 Camp Revach 203-756-1800 ext. 315 Dynamark Security Systems 203-757-1744 Metsuyan Day Care (Rachel Berger) 516-695-3488 APPAREL BY Styles (Chavi Brecher) Morah Rena’s Playgroup 845-642-2069 347-962-9638 Morah Rivky’s Playgroup 203-768-5090 EMi Hair Accessories (Shani Shapiro) Morah Devorah Ehrenreich 347-721-7732 646-263-8779 Chani Gottesman (2 yr old camp) Essentialz (Atara Frenkel) 215-908-0083 917-685-2672 Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189 COMMUNAL RESOURCES The Hat Box (Monsey) 845-517-2829 Bonei Olam 718-252-1212 Silhouette Lingerie (Goldie Parnes) Chessed Shel Emes of CT 203-510-3882 732-288-6616 Connecticut Torah Connection ToetallyYou.com 860.785.4CTC Hebrew Free Loan Assoc. of Wtby APPLIANCE REPAIR 203-757-1561 Affordable Appliance 860-256-9750 All Make Appliance Repair 203-596-9092 Historic Overlook Community Club 203-574-0756 ATTORNEY The Jewish Federation 203-267-3177 Dov Braunstein 203-573-0580 Neighborhood Housing Services Esmeralda Bardhollari 203 729 4555 203-753-1896 Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782 Raymond J. Antonacci, LLC 203-597-8883 TAG International 844-534-5837 Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, LLC 860-274-2511 TAG Waterbury tag@ykwaterbury.org Wtby Regional Chamber 203-757-0701 Weisman Law Offices 203-757-1561 Vaad Hakashrus of Wtby 203-756-1800 AUTO RENTALS COMPUTER SALES & REPAIR Avis 203-757-8081 ACR Computer 203-754-9688 Enterprise 203-755-3770 Computer Consultant (P. Nugiel) 568-1803 Hertz 203-573-8534 Rent-A-Wreck 203-575-1631 CONTRACTOR / REMODELING Axela Construction (Yitzchok Rabinowitz) AUTO SALES & LEASING 203-573-9870 ext. 206 MY Auto Sales (Brooklyn) 718-851-2277 Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 AUTO SERVICES & REPAIR E.W. Granite & Marble (Farmington) Joe’s Tire Shop 203-753-3108 860-676-2868 Montambault’s Auto 203-756-7026 Hang It Up Closets Peretz Schechter 845-213-0304 203-484-8800 / 917-960-0253 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 203-729-5108 Jim Battistrada 203-591-1656 West Main Auto 203-596-3722 Vesta Homes Inc. 203-754-0917 BABY ESSENTIALS Baby Depot at Burlington 203-630-0647 COUNSELING See Healthcare Services Section BANKS CRAFTS/FABRICS Apple Valley Bank 203-271-1268 J-Mar Crafts 203-753-1815 Citibank 203-573-5820 Michael’s 203-597-1336 Naugutuck Savings Bank 203-729-4442 DEPARTMENT STORES People’s Bank 203-597-1313 BJ’s Wholesale Club 203-753-9997 Savings Bank of Danbury 203-575-3546 Burlington Coat Factory 203-597-0388 Sovereign Bank 1-877-768-2265 Costco Wholesale 203-757-7979 TD Bank 1-888-751-9000 JC Penny 203-575-1395 Webster Bank 203-578-2230 Kohl’s 203-575-9238 BIKUR CHOLIM Macy’s 203-757-1131 Bikur Cholim of Waterbury Marshalls (Watertown) 860-274-5481 203-574-3395 / 203-510-6904 Target 203-437-3673 BICYCLE REPAIR T.J. Maxx 203-573-1061 Bikes2you 203-598-0005 Wal-Mart 203-759-1000 CAKES & BAKERY RK Baking (R. Klagsbrun) 347-528-8484 CARPET CLEANERS Better Carpet Cleaners 860-632-1667 Watertown Carpet Cleaning 203-596-0301 CARPET RETAILER

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Dollar Tree 203-805-6721 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

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Ahuva Oberlander-Special Ed Tutoring 203-757-8585 Chaynie Nath-Academic Evaluations 203-437-5447 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

Geshmak Landscaping 203-841-0837 W Lawncare (Y.M. Weinreb) 203-816-5296 GIFTWARE

GiftsByGilda.com 410-358-2237 L’chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 GLASSES / EYEWEAR

Lenscrafters 203-597-1355 Opticare 203-574-2020 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN

Aliza Nugiel 203-568-1803 Leebah Stephens 203-233-6399 GUTTER CLEANING / POWER WASHING

Affordable Powerwashing 203-597-7075 HAIRCUTS

C&C Hair Salon 203-597-1000 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 Beth Salzberg, Personal Trainer 860-233-3443 Lisa Scappini, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist 203-217-0616 The Waxing Studio (Mati Darabaner) 732-597-2719 YMCA 203-754-2181


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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 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

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Evergreen Funding (S. Katz) 203-776-5626 FM Home Loans (A. 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

DJ Sol (Shlomo Deutsch) 845-405-3997 Elisha Freedman–One Man Band 917-533-0758 Family Music Center 203-756-0843 Kolainu Boys Choir 203-816-0876 Sharon April Miller 914-413-5184 Shira Mayerfeld (Piano) 845-323-5698 NIT CHECKING / REMOVAL

NitFix (Chanie Fingerer) 917-815-2910

David Lieber cell 347-865-4326 Gross and Company 212-620-4040

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OFFICE SUPPLIES

Sari Langsam Design 773-895-0699 I.T. SERVICES

Global Tech Solutions 203-725-3122 JEWELRY SALES & REPAIR

Fine Crafts Jewelers 203-756-4800 Perfect Piercing 443-386-4082 Perfectpiercingandmore.com JUDAICA

L’chaim Judaica 203-872-2424 Judaica Place www.judaicaplace.com

Raphael Deutsch 203-573-0782

PASSPORTS

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

LAWN & GARDEN

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Axela Kitchens 203-573-9870 ext. 205 KNB Design Kitchen & Bath 203-777-6661 PEST CONTROL Wood & Could Kitchens Anderson Wildlife 203-758-0555 203-484-8800 / 917-960-0253 Family Pest Control 203-756-6028

Kiki Baitellman 203-982-3354 Portraits by Chaya (Miller) 203-518-4114 The Good Life Wines & Spirits 203-754-5554 Devory Salamon 203-565-2186 Wine N Liquor Outlet 203-596-9463 PLUMBERS Dan’s Discount Rooter 860-274-1025 LOCKSMITHS David Dostaller 203-808-4404 Leon’s Locks 203-753-4440 John 203-650-0840 MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS PRINTERS Ami Magazine 718.534.8800 Minuteman Press 203-573-0100 Binah Magazine 718-305-5200 Sir Speedy 203-346-0716 Hamodia 718-853-9094 Mishpacha Magazine 718-686-9339 REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway (L. Klein) 203-400-3321 Waterbury Republican 203-574-3636 What’s Doing in Waterbury 203-233-3417 Blue Ridge Estates 203-568-0460 Classic Realty (S. Avigdor) 203-387-9991 MAILING SERVICES Accurate Mailing Services 203-758-0430 Drubner Commercial (John) 203-753-4116 Jason Katz 203-509-0474 MIKVAOS Mikvah Tcharna of Waterbury 203-754-4150 Kesher Realty (Meir Fischer / Leorah Elin) Mikvah Tahor V’kadosh (Mens) 203-509-5539 203-805-0875 Keilim: WaterburyKeilimMikvah@gmail.com Showcase Realty 860-274-7000 REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT New Haven 203-387-2184 CK Investments 203-755-3702 New Haven (Lubavitch) 203-777-8966 Liberty Management 203-755-0677 West Hartford 860-521-9446 Mikvah of Rockland County 845-371-9409 Waterbury Property Management (Yosef Gutman) 203-753-2787 MOHEL RESTAURANTS / FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS Rabbi A.S. Braun 845-659-2396 Rabbi Aharon Meir Elefant 347-452-7059 613 (Stamford) 203-614-8777 Ami’s Bagels 203-596-9020 Rabbi Dov Greer 203-786-3097 LIQUOR / WINE

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 (Farmington) 860-561-3024 SILVER POLISHING & REPAIR

Buffers 203-281-0101 (Hamden) Advantage Business Systems 203-929-3769 SOFER Staples 203-573-0925 Lishkas Hasofer (Monsey) 845-425-9268 Rabbi Yirmiyahu Moldovan 203-906-6296 PAINTER / PAINT SUPPLIES Sandro 203-424-4774 SPORTING GOODS B&G Sports Co. 203-757-2571 PAPER GOODS & PARTY SUPPLIES Dick’s 203-437-9392 It’s A Favor.com 718-234-3951 Party City 203-596-1853 SUCCAH SALES Party Plus 203-879-9951 Connecticut’s Succah Outlet 203-756-5566 Shannon’s Party Props 203-879-2711 Succah Sales (Y. Munk) 203-577-9995

KITCHEN REMODELING

Schmidt and Serafine’s 203-754-5186

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

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Lia’s Tailoring 203-725-3573 Lilly’s Tailoring 203-596-0675 Mar Vic 203-754-3952 Ram’s Clothiers 203-753-1189 THERAPY

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Penske 203-757-8303 Rent a Wreck 203-575-1631 Ryder 203-597-5427 Uhaul 203-756-2208 or 754-0193 TRAVEL

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Kollel Chibas Yerushalayim 718-633-7112 Vaad Harabonim 877-722-2646 VACUUM CLEANERS

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Sharon April Miller 914-413-5184 Rachelle Wisotsky 845-608-9766 WINDOWS

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HEALTHCARE ALLERGY & ASTHMA

Advanced Allergy & Asthma Family Care (Dr. Larry Scheer) 203-755-5500 Dr. Michael Krall 860-246-7273 BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Links ABA Therapy (Suri Reiss) 917-862-9389 Proud Moments Therapy 718-215-5311 CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Karen Bavaro 203-263-2720 (Woodbury) Balanced Body 203-723-5715 *Jacqueline Flynn 203-828-8138 (Naugutuck) Dr. Porzio 203-756-7449 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 *Sunrise Dental 203-757-8855 *The Little Tooth Company (Pediatric) 203-518-8250

SERVICES

Phoenix Specialty Group 203-574-2930 Dr. David Silver 203-271-3296 (Cheshire) Dr. John Testa 203-709-5300 (Prospect) MENTAL HEALTH

Chananya Abraham, MS,LPC 203-759-8007 Esther Baylis, LCSW 203-592-1703 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

Dynamic Therapy Group 203-759-1371 OPHTHALMOLOGIST / OPTOMETRIST

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

The Eye Group 203-597-9100 (pediatric) *Anthony Marciano 203-758-555 Opticare 203-574-2020 Dr. Thornquest 203-452-9723 Trocchi Optometry 203-753-5665 Vision Associates of Prospect (Dr. Kline & Dr. Gelinas) 203-758-5555

Dr. Richard Manzo 203-755-7115 HOMECARE

Emerest Health of Connecticut 203-941-1700 Hartford Healthcare at Home 800-HOMECARE NCE Homecare 203-945-1200

ORAL-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON

HYPNOSIS

Dr. Michael Friedman 203-573-8034

Jewish Hypnosis (Orli Katz) 203-565-3324

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

INTERNIST

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

Dr. Mary Aquavia 203-262-4600 (Stby) *Dr. Amy Chai 203-709-5300 Dr. Jacqueline Lustig 860-274-8891

ORTHOPEDIST

10 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

Access Rehab 203-598-0400 Advance Therapy Assoc. 203-577-3700 Eliyahu Milstein, PT, DPT (Align Motion Therapy) 203-518-6065 Dr. Richard (Aryeh) Shapiro, DPT 516-784-6633 PODIATRIST

Dr. Gale Levine 203-654-9002 (New Haven)

Dr. Gad Levy 203-929-6412

HAND SPECIALIST

PHYSICAL THERAPY

PSYCHIATRIST

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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

Dr. William Tarasuck 203-597-0055

OB/GYN

FERTILITY SPECIALIST

Dr. Eric Baum (Pediatric) 203-234-8199 Dr. Neil Schiff 203-574-3777 Naugatuck Valley ENT 203-578-4630

PERIODONTIST

Jay Wolkoff, MS 203-753-2274

Dr. Thomas Gniadek 203-755-7711

EAR, NOSE & THROAT

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

NUTRITIONIST

Joyce Frazier, NMT 646-287-6905 (New Haven)

ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Yale Dermatology 203-577-1050 Dr. Jeffrey Alter 203-757-1585 Dr. Graeme Lipper 203-264-3903

PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Marc Bernbach 203-753-2048 Dr. Bruce Vinokur 203-755-2050 Dr. Mchugh & Assoc. 860-274-1773 Dr. Joel Segalman 203-755-0489

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST

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

DERMATOLOGIST

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

Dr. Elie Ferneini 203- 573-1427 Dr. Hilligen 203-573-1428 Dr. Ean James (Bristol) 860-583-6549 ORTHODONDIST

CT Orthopedist Specialists (Children’s) Dr. Peter Deluca 203-867-6448

PULMONOLOGIST

Dr. David Hill 203-759-3666 RADIOLOGY

Diagnostic Radiology 203-756-8911 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 Nechama R. Makovoz, MA, CCC-SLP 301-789-9003 Shani Shapiro, MS, CCC-SLP 646-263-8779 SURGEON - HAND

Dr. Andrew Nelson 203-755-7115 UROLOGIST

Urology Specialists 203-757-8361

Medical Laboratories Quest Diagnostics 1-877-868-2191

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


HEALTHCARE 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 Midstate Medical Center 203-694-8200

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

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 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 WIC 203-574-6785 WRAP Program 800-388-9727

New & Noteworthy The Avalon Shul now has a small chessed simcha hall available for rental. Call Mattisyahu Max for more information @ 917-702-8119. New Restaurant is now open in New Haven. Ladle and Loaf, a glatt kosher eatery offering middle eastern style fare, is under the Vaad of Fairfield. Check out their website for more info and to view their delicious menu at www.ladle-loaf.square.site. Coming soon! Shovavim shiur for men will be on Wednesday, Feb 10th and will be given by Harav Uri Deutch, Rav of Forest Park Shul, Lakewood. Stay tuned for more details. CVS Health at 1279 West Main street is now offering rapid results testing for COVID-19 - limited appointments now available to patients who qualify. Visit www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/ for more information Check out the updated community gemach directory. Have something to lend? Simply email whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com to have your item added. Check out a local brand-new indoor play place called Pro Kids Place in Brass Mill Mall. Climbing structures, slides, ball pits and more, perfect for preschoolers. Next to Macy’s on the upper level. Call for more info on pricing, covid restrictions and hours @ 203-841-7264. Join the new Morning Kollel at the Shteeble from 6:30 to 7:15 followed by Shachris and breakfast. Directed by Mr. Dov Braunstein, they currently have over 20 members. The limud is mesechas Megillah. Call Dov Braunstein for more info. Have you seen the new trampoline park right here in Waterbury? FunZ Trampoline Park is 62,000 sq. ft. of pure fun for all ages. They are located in the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center at 950 Wolcott Street. Call 203- 437-8139. Eversource offers numerous loan and grant programs for qualified homeowners. Visit www.energizect.com for more details on special grants and low-interest financing for a new energy-efficient heating systems. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 11


SHIURIM & LEARNING PROGRAMS DAF YOMI SHIURIM: • Given by R’ Raphael Deutsch at B'nai Shalom at 8:45 pm. • Given by R' Shuly Lieber at the Shteeble after shacharis. • Given by Rabbi Yaakov Metz on Shabbos in Blue Ridge. MORNING SHIURIM & CHABUROS: Morning Learning Seder Monday- Friday from 6-7 am at B’nai Shalom. Shulchan Aruch Shiur given daily by Rabbi Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom at 6:30 am. Kollel Boker at the Shteeble from 6:30 to 7:15 followed by Shachris and breakfast. Directed by Mr. Dov Braunstein, the limud is mesechas Megillah. Call Dov Braunstein for more info. Oraysa Shiur with Rabbi Yacov Metz at 9:00 pm each weekday evening. Call 203-707-3148. Shiur on Gemara Brachos by Rabbi Farkas at the Shteeble. Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:15 am. Mens Shabbos morning chabura with Rabbi Thaler after the 8:30 Shacharis. They are learning Meseches Makos b’chavrusa, followed by a shiur on the Parsha. Contact Reuven Weinreb or Mendy Elin for more information or to set up a chavrusa. Men’s Sunday Morning Shiur (starting after Succos) by R’ Yosef Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom after 8:00 am Shacharis. Call Mordechai Shtern at 203-578-0653. 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: Nightly Bekiyus Seder in Maseches Brachos by R' Avrohom Krohn, as part of the V'haarev Na Program. 8:45 pm in Yeshiva's main Beis Medrash. Please call 203-206-4732. Night Seder chabura, under the direction of Rabbi Eli Winzelberg, nightly from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM. For chavrusas or more information call Rabbi Sonneschein, Rabbi Winzelberg or Ezra Friedman. Navi Shiur given by R' Sonnenschein at B'nai Shalom on Shabbos, 1/2 hour before mincha. Dirshu Daily Mishna Brurah Shiur, given by R’ Tzvi Thaler. Sun–Thurs, 8-8:30 pm, followed by Maariv, in the BMK of the Yeshiva.

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Men’s Mesilas Yesharim Shiur given by Rabbi Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom, every Tuesday from 9:05- 9:35 pm. Meseches Taanis Daf-A-week Shiur in Blue Ridge shul. 9:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Given by R’ Azi Gendelman. Mishmar Thursday nights with Rabbi Kalish and refreshments at 9.30 pm in Blue Ridge. Contact Avi Berger for more details at 646-8799363 Weekly Mussar Vaad by Rabbi Moshe Bloom at B’nai Shalom. Please call Rabbi Bloom at 475-5595230 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 information. WOMEN'S SHIURIM Weekly Ladies’ Shiur on Wed. nights at 8:40 pm by R' Sonnenschein at B’nai Shalom. Women's Shabbos Shiur is suspended unitl further notice. Call Orli Katz at 203-755-7328. Women's Halacha Shiur given by Rabbi Sonnenschein every Motzei Shabbos. Call Orli Katz at 203-755-7328. Women's Chinuch Habonim Shiur by Mrs. Adina Heavenrich, based on the chinuch principles of Rebetzin Sima Spetner. Contact Michal Sytner at 347-452-8759 for more information. CCHF Tiferes Women's Group inspirational monthly videos and weekly teleconferences featuring well-known speakers. Call or text Jenn Chernin (781) 367-5161. BOYS' LEARNING PROGRAMS Boys Nightly Mishmar takes place Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:00 in K'hal B’nai Shalom for 6-8th grade boys. Contact Rabbi Heber for more info. Likras Shabbos / Erev Shabbos Learning Program is suspended until further notice. Contact Rabbi Brecher for more information. 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.


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

HADLOKAS NEIROS FOR WATERBURY, CT

■ 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.

JAN. 29

■ 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.

FEB. 26

■ Tali Fischer’s Dance Class for Girls For details call 203-565-6322. Also offering Zumba classes for ladies. Call for details 203565-6322. ■ Tumbling Tots Gymnastics Classes by Chana Rochel Salvay for girls in kindergarten thru fourth grade. Call or text 516-317-6385 or email crsalvay@gmail.com. ■ 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. ■ Aerobics classes offered by experienced fitness instructor. Call or text Chanie Lyss for more info at 443-604-8802 or email lyssfamily1@gmail.com. ■ Swimming at the YMCA. Boys & Womens swimming is currently suspended. The pool is available by reservation only for up to 6 people at a time. Call 203-754-2181. ■ YKW & BYW School Uniforms are available for purchase in Waterbury. Call Chavi Brecher at 347-962-9638.

FEB. 5 FEB. 12 FEB. 19 MAR. 5 MAR. 12 MAR. 19 MAR. 26 MAR. 27 APR. 2 APR. 9 APR. 16 APR. 23 APR. 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 16 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN. 4 JUN. 11 JUN. 18 JUN. 25 JUL. 2 JUL. 9 JUL. 16

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

4:46 4:55 5:04 5:13 5:21 5:29 5:37 6:45 6:53 7:54 7:00 7:08 7:16 7:23 7:31 7:38 7:46 7:48 7:52 7:58 8:04 8:08 8:11 8:12 8:11 8:09 8:05 8:00 7:53

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Learn. Grow. Belong.

Mara D’Asra: Rav Yosef Sonnenschein

Daily Minyanim

Shabbos

Shacharis M-F: Vasikin, 7am Sun: Vasikin, 7am, 8am, 9am Mincha Sun: 1pm, 15 min. bef. Shkiah Mon-Thu: 15 min. bef. Shkiah Maariv Sun-Thu: Shkiah, 8pm, 9:30pm

Mincha/Kabbalas Shabbos At Candlelighting Shacharis 8am, 9am Navi Shiur 30 min. bef. Mincha Mincha ~35 min. bef. Shkiah Maariv 50 min. after Shkiah

Shiurim / Sedarim Oraysa Amud Yomi Sun-Fri: 6:15am Daf Yomi Sun-Fri: 8am Sun-Thu: 8:45pm Shabbos: 10:45am Mabit Shiur Sunday: 9am Night Seder Sun-Thu: 8:30-9:30

See Website for Further Information K’hal B’nai Shalom • 135 Roseland Avenue • Waterbury, CT • www.bnaishalomwaterbury.com 203-754-4159 • office@bnaishalomwaterbury.com

The Avalon Shul THE AVALON SHUL • 124 Avalon Circle • 917-937-8979 ‫זמנים‬ ‫פרשת ויחי‬ 1/1/2021 ‫ערב שבת‬ ‫ליכט בענטשן‬ ‫מנחה & קבלת שבת‬ ‫שקיעה‬

4:15 4:15 4:33

‫פרשת שמות‬ 1/8/2021 ‫ערב שבת‬ ‫ליכט בענטשן‬ 4:21 ‫מנחה & קבלת שבת‬ 4:21 ‫שקיעה‬ 4:39

‫פרשת וארא‬ 1/15/2021 ‫ערב שבת‬ ‫ליכט בענטשן‬ ‫מנחה & קבלת שבת‬ ‫שקיעה‬

4:29 4:29 4:47

‫פרשת בא‬ 1/22/2021 ‫ערב שבת‬ ‫ליכט בענטשן‬ ‫מנחה & קבלת שבת‬ ‫שקיעה‬

4:37 4:37 4:55

‫פרשת בשלח‬ 1/29/2021 ‫ערב שבת‬ ‫ליכט בענטשן‬ 4:46 ‫מנחה & קבלת שבת‬ 4:46 ‫שקיעה‬ 5:04

‫שבת‬

‫שבת‬ ‫שבת‬ ‫שבת‬ ‫שבת‬ ‫שחרית‬ ‫שחרית‬ ‫שחרית‬ ‫שחרית‬ ‫שחרית‬ 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 ‫ סוף זמן ק''ש‬8:53/9:37 ‫ סוף זמן ק''ש‬8:54/9:38 ‫ סוף זמן ק''ש‬8:55/9:39 ‫ סוף זמן ק''ש‬8:54/9:37 ‫ סוף זמן ק''ש‬8:53/9:35 * Learning Program * Learning Program * Learning Program * Learning Program * Learning Program 3:24 3:30 3:38 3:47 3:55 ‫מנחה‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫מנחה‬ 3:54 4:00 4:08 4:17 4:25 ‫שקיעה‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫שקיעה‬ 4:34 4:40 4:48 4:57 5:05 ‫מעריב‬ ‫מעריב‬ ‫מעריב‬ ‫מעריב‬ ‫מעריב‬ 5:24 5:30 5:38 5:47 5:55 ‫אבות ובנים‬ ‫אבות ובנים‬ ‫אבות ובנים‬ ‫אבות ובנים‬ ‫אבות ובנים‬ 6:20 6:30 6:30 6:40 6:50 Following Week ‫שחרית‬ Sunday Monday-Friday

8:00 7:10

Following Week ‫שחרית‬ Sunday Monday-Friday

8:00 7:10

Following Week ‫שחרית‬ Sunday Monday-Friday

‫מנחה‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:19 1PM

‫מעריב‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:34 6PM

‫מנחה‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:26 1PM

‫מעריב‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:41 6PM

14 IN WATERBURY * 1stWHAT'S thru 5thDOING Grade boys learning with Rabbi Wilner

8:00 7:10

Following Week ‫שחרית‬ Sunday Monday-Friday

8:00 7:10

Following Week ‫שחרית‬ Sunday Monday-Friday

8:00 7:10

‫מנחה‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:34 1PM

‫מנחה‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:43 1PM

‫מנחה‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:52 1PM

‫מעריב‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:49 6PM

‫מעריב‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

4:58 6PM

‫מעריב‬ Sunday Monday - Thursday

5:07 6PM


‫‪YESHIVA ATERES SHMUEL OF WATERBURY‬‬ ‫‪Shabbos Zmanim Schedule‬‬ ‫‪359 Cooke Street • 203-756-1800‬‬ ‫‪• www.yasw.org‬‬ ‫‪ ‬‬ ‫ויחי‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 1-2‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:15 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:02‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪3:55 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:34 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:34 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:46:‬‬

‫שמות‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 8-9‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:22 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:00 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:41 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:41 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:53:‬‬

‫וארא‪:‬‬ ‫חי‪*:‬‬ ‫וי‬ ‫‪(Jan15‬‬ ‫)‪1-2‬‬ ‫‪(Jan‬‬ ‫)‪-16‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪:‬‬ ‫נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:24:915:‬‬ ‫הדלקת‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫‪8:30‬‬ ‫שחרית‪:‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫‪9:3‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9 :‬‬ ‫‪9:02‬‬ ‫מג"א‬ ‫מג"א‪3:55‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪:‬‬ ‫‪9:03‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4 :‬‬ ‫שבת‪4:104:3:‬‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫מעריב‪5:34 :‬‬ ‫‪4:4‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪9 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:46:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:49 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:01:‬‬

‫בשלח‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 29-30‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:47 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:36 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:00‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:25 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:06 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:06 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:18:‬‬

‫יתרו‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 5-6‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:56 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:32 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:56‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת ‪4:35‬‬ ‫שקיעה ‪5:15:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:15 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת( ‪6:27:‬‬

‫מנחה שבת‪4:45 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:24 :‬‬ ‫תצוה‪:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:24 :‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 26-27‬‬ ‫‪6:536‬‬ ‫ש"ק)ר"ת(‪:‬‬ ‫מוצאי‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪:22‬‬

‫תצוה‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 26-27‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה ‪5:22‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:17 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:41‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:00 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:41 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:41 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:53 :‬‬

‫כי תשא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 5-6‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:30 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:11 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:35‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:10 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:49 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:49 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:01 :‬‬

‫זמן ק"ש‪9:04 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:28‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:15 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:57 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:57 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:09 :‬‬

‫‪ ‬‬

‫שמות‪ :‬בא‪*:‬‬ ‫וארא‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 15-16‬‬ ‫‪(Jan 22-23(Jan‬‬ ‫)‪) 8-9‬‬ ‫נרות‪/‬מנחה‪ 4:38 :‬הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:29 :‬‬ ‫נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:22 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת הדלקת‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:39 :‬‬ ‫ק"ש‪9:38 :‬‬ ‫זמן‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:03‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:10 :‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪ 4:00 :‬מג"א ‪9:02‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:49 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪4:41 :‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:15 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:49 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:41 :‬‬ ‫‪4‬‬ ‫‪:‬‬ ‫‪57‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪:‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:01:‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪5:53:‬‬ ‫מעריב‪5:57 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:09:‬‬

‫בשלח‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(Jan 29-30‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:47 :‬‬ ‫משפטים‪*:‬‬ ‫‪8:30‬‬ ‫שחרית‪:‬‬ ‫‪(Feb‬‬ ‫זמן‪12-‬‬ ‫)‪13‬‬ ‫‪9:3‬‬ ‫ק"ש‪6 :‬‬ ‫‪9:0‬‬ ‫‪0‬‬ ‫מג"א‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:04 :‬‬ ‫‪4:28:30‬‬ ‫שחרית‪:‬שבת‪5 :‬‬ ‫מנחה‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:06 :‬‬ ‫‪9:6:06‬‬ ‫ק"ש‪28 :‬‬ ‫זמןמעריב‪:‬‬ ‫ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:5:‬‬ ‫מוצאי מג"א ‪2‬‬ ‫‪6:18‬‬

‫יתרו‪:‬‬ ‫משפטים‪*:‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 5-6‬‬ ‫)‪(Feb 12-13‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪4:56 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:04 :‬‬ ‫תרומה‪:‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫‪(Feb 19-920‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪:32):‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:28 :‬‬ ‫‪8:56‬‬ ‫מג"א‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:52‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:13 :‬‬ ‫‪4‬‬ ‫‪:‬‬ ‫‪35‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪4:45 :‬‬ ‫מנחה שבתשחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה ‪5:15:‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:24 :‬‬ ‫זמן‪ 6‬ק"ש‪9:23 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪:15 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:24 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:47‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת( ‪6:27:‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:36 :‬‬

‫מנחה שבת‪4:50 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:32 :‬‬ ‫ויקהל‪ -‬פקודי‪:‬‬ ‫כי תשא‪ :‬מעריב‪6:32 :‬‬ ‫)‪(March 5-6‬‬ ‫)‪(March 12-13‬‬ ‫‪6‬‬ ‫‪:‬‬ ‫‪44‬‬ ‫ש"ק)ר"ת(‪:‬‬ ‫הדלקת מוצאי‬ ‫נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:30 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:38 :‬‬

‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:17 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:41‬‬ ‫פקודי‪:‬‬ ‫ויקהל‬ ‫‪5:00‬‬ ‫מנחה‪ -‬שבת‪:‬‬ ‫‪(March‬‬ ‫)‪12-13‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5: 41 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:41 :‬‬ ‫נרות‪/‬מנחה‪5:38 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת‬ ‫ש"ק)ר"ת(‪6:53 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי‬ ‫שחרית‪8:20 :‬‬

‫שחרית‪8:30 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:11 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:35‬‬ ‫‪*5:10‬‬ ‫ויקרא‪:‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪:‬‬ ‫)‪(March 19-20‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:49 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪6:49 :‬‬ ‫הדלקת נרות‪/‬מנחה‪:‬‬ ‫שחרית‪7:01:‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪:‬‬ ‫‪8:30‬‬

‫שחרית‪8:20 :‬‬ ‫זמן ק"ש‪9:04 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪8:28‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪5:15 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪5:57 :‬‬ ‫‪ 6:46‬מעריב‪6:57 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪7:09 :‬‬

‫זמן ק"ש‪9:57 :‬‬ ‫מג"א ‪9:21‬‬ ‫מנחה שבת‪6:25 :‬‬ ‫שקיעה‪7:05 :‬‬ ‫מעריב‪8:05 :‬‬ ‫מוצאי ש"ק)ר"ת(‪8:17:‬‬

‫‪ly‬‬

‫‪Note:‬‬ ‫‪Zmanim for Purim will be posted separately‬‬

‫בס"ד‬

‫‪*Yeshiva off Shabbos‬‬

‫זמנים‬ ‫הדלקת נרות ‪/‬מנחה‬ ‫עש"ק‬

‫שקיעה עש"ק‬

‫‪4.37‬‬

‫‪4.55‬‬

‫‪4.46‬‬

‫‪5.04‬‬

‫‪4.55‬‬

‫‪5.13‬‬

‫בא‬ ‫בשלח‬ ‫יתרו‬ ‫משפטים‬ ‫תרומה‬ ‫נח‬ ‫תצוה‬ ‫כי תשא לך‪-‬לך‬ ‫ויקהל‪-‬פקודי וירא‬ ‫ויקרא‬

‫‪15‬‬

‫‪5.04‬‬ ‫‪5.13‬‬

‫נרות‬ ‫‪5.22‬‬

‫הדלקת‬ ‫מנחה ערש"ק‬ ‫‪5.31‬‬

‫‪5:44‬‬ ‫‪5.21‬‬ ‫‪5.47 5:34‬‬ ‫‪5.29‬‬ ‫‪5.55‬‬ ‫‪5.37‬‬ ‫‪5:26‬‬ ‫‪7.03‬‬ ‫‪6.45‬‬ ‫‪4:18‬‬ ‫חיי שרה‬ ‫‪4:12‬‬ ‫תולדות‬ ‫‪4:07‬‬ ‫ויצא‬ ‫‪WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY‬‬ ‫‪4:04‬‬ ‫וישלח‬ ‫‪4:03‬‬ ‫וישב‬ ‫‪5.39‬‬

‫לחורף‪K'hal Sharei Tefilla (Blue Ridge Estates) -‬‬ ‫שחרית‬

‫סוף זמן ק"ש‬

‫מנחה ש"ק‬

‫‪8.30‬‬ ‫‪"4.15‬ח‬ ‫‪9.37‬לחורף תשע‬ ‫זמני התפילות‬ ‫‪4.25‬‬ ‫‪9.35‬‬ ‫‪8.30‬‬

‫שקיעה‬ ‫עש"ק‬

‫‪8.30‬‬

‫‪9.32‬‬

‫‪4.35‬‬

‫שחרית‬ ‫‪8.30‬‬

‫זמן ק"ש‬ ‫‪9.28‬‬

‫‪4.40‬מנחה‬

‫‪8.30‬‬

‫‪9.25‬‬

‫‪4.50‬‬

‫‪8:308.30 6:02‬‬ ‫‪8:308.30 5:52‬‬ ‫‪8:308.30 5:44‬‬ ‫‪8.30‬‬ ‫‪**8:25‬‬ ‫‪4:36‬‬ ‫‪*8:30 4:30‬‬ ‫‪8:30 4:25‬‬ ‫‪8:30 4:22‬‬ ‫‪8:30 4:21‬‬

‫(מ"א ‪)9:17‬‬ ‫‪9:53‬‬ ‫‪9.17‬‬ ‫‪9.11‬‬ ‫(מ"א ‪)9:21‬‬ ‫‪9:57‬‬ ‫‪(9.04‬מ"א ‪)9:25‬‬ ‫‪10:01‬‬ ‫‪9.57‬‬

‫‪( 9:06‬מ"א ‪)8:30‬‬ ‫‪( 9:11‬מ"א ‪)8:35‬‬ ‫‪( 9:16‬מ"א ‪)8:40‬‬ ‫‪( 9:21‬מ"א ‪)8:45‬‬ ‫‪( 9:25‬מ"א ‪)8:49‬‬

‫‪5:055.00‬‬ ‫‪4:555.05‬‬ ‫‪4:455.15‬‬ ‫‪6.25‬‬ ‫‪3:40‬‬ ‫‪3:30‬‬ ‫‪3:30‬‬ ‫‪3:25‬‬ ‫‪3:25‬‬

‫שקיעה ש"ק‬

‫מעריב מוצ"ש‬

‫צאת ‪ 72‬דקות‬

‫‪4.57‬‬

‫‪5.47‬‬

‫‪6.09‬‬

‫‪5.05‬‬

‫‪5.55‬‬

‫‪6.17‬‬

‫‪6.04‬‬

‫‪6.26‬‬

‫‪5.14‬‬

‫‪ 5.23‬ש"ק‬ ‫שקיעה‬ ‫‪5.32‬‬

‫‪6:5.40‬‬ ‫‪01‬‬ ‫‪5.48‬‬ ‫‪5:51‬‬ ‫‪5.56‬‬ ‫‪5:4‬‬ ‫‪2‬‬ ‫‪7.04‬‬ ‫‪4:35‬‬ ‫‪4:29‬‬ ‫‪4:25‬‬ ‫‪4:22‬‬ ‫‪4:21‬‬

‫מעריב‬ ‫‪6.13‬‬

‫מוצש"ק‬ ‫‪6.22‬‬

‫‪7:00‬‬ ‫‪5.38‬‬ ‫‪6:50‬‬ ‫‪6.46‬‬ ‫‪6:40‬‬ ‫‪7.54‬‬ ‫‪5:35‬‬ ‫‪5:30‬‬ ‫‪5:25‬‬ ‫‪5:20‬‬ ‫‪5:20‬‬ ‫‪6.30‬‬

‫שבת‬ ‫‪6.35‬‬

‫צאת‬ ‫רבינו תם‬ ‫‪6.44‬‬

‫‪7:14‬‬ ‫‪7.00‬‬ ‫‪7:04‬‬ ‫‪7.08‬‬ ‫‪6:55‬‬ ‫‪8.16‬‬ ‫‪5:48‬‬ ‫‪5:42‬‬ ‫‪5:38‬‬ ‫‪5:35‬‬ ‫‪5:34‬‬ ‫‪6.52‬‬


LET'S TALK

WDW's

WELCOME checklist

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

♦♦Need a new trash can? No need to spend $100 at Home Depot. Simply call the city dump and have one delivered right to your door for just $50! Call Mark Lane Transfer Facility City of Waterbury @ 203756-7365 or preorder. ♦♦If you’re a first-time homebuyer, check out the First Time Home Buyer Grant at fhlbboston.com. The program is called Equity Builder and the mortgage must go through one of the approved banks listed on the site, which gets updated every year. The grant is a forgivable loan of up to 15k. ♦♦Enjoy a day out in the sunshine even in the winter! Check out Pease Place Playground in nearby Woodbridge at 160 Pease Road. It offers a variety of equipment including an area designed for kids ages 5-12 and another designed for kids under 5. ♦♦Check out Spare Time in Bristol, CT for laser tag, arcades, bowling and virtual reality. Clean and new, it’s a great family outing. Call (860) 583-1669 for more info. ♦♦Did you know? Seaquest Adventure in Trumbull mall offers free admission to teachers and their families. You just need to show your school ID for free entrance. ♦♦For used cars and great service check out Canton Auto Exchange in Canton, CT. Jewish owned, with many satisfied customers. Call 860- 693-1733 and ask for John or Jay. ♦♦The perfect place for a family outing or a night out. “The Board Room” at 514 Main St. in Middletown is just a half hour away, You pay $5 per person and you can play as many board games as you like! Call (860) 788-7824. 16 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY

After months of planning, packing and arranging, you have finally arrived in your new home! Here’s a short checklist to help keep you organized and to ensure you’ve covered all your bases as you settle in.

✓ Email whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com with your new contact info so you can be included in the Community Directory.

✓ Make sure you sign up for all messages from Yeshiva K’tana including any changes due to the weather, by calling the YK office to add your cellphone number.

✓ Add yourselves to the Waterbury Google group by emailing chanakolodny@gmail.com so you can post and receive emails about rides, announcements, or anything community members can help with or benefit from.

✓ Pick up Hatzolah stickers and magnets by emailing info@hatzalahofwaterbury.org

✓ Join one of the various magazine/newspaper groups to ensure you receive your weekly reading material before Shabbos. • Binah & Mishpacha Magazines – contact Ahuva Oberlander • Ami Magazine – contact Rachel Shteierman • Yated – contact Daniela Thaler • Hamodia – contact Chana Kolodny

✓ Contact one of the community’s many gemachim if you’re missing anything and need to borrow an item for temporary use, such as folding chairs, tables, pack n’ plays, space heaters and more. Check out the full list of gemachim on page 17.

✓ Did you receive your welcome package from the N’shei? If not email chaishapiro@gmail.com Do you have something to add to this list? Please email whatsdoingwtby@gmail.com with your suggestions.


!cuy kzn

Mazel Tov to:

Rabbi & Mrs. Yussi Berkowitz on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Itamar Cohen on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Yochy Cohen on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi & Mrs. Naftali Davidson on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Goldfinger on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Shimmy Handelsman on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. AC Klagsbrun on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Ari Lawson on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Yeakir Markowitz on the birth of a baby boy Mr. & Mrs. Yechiel Munk on the birth of a baby boy Rabbi & Mrs. Nochum Parnes on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Shua Roth on the birth of a baby girl Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Schachter on the birth of a baby girl Mr. & Mrs. Shimi Vago on the birth of a baby boy

Mazel Tov to:

Mr. & Mrs. Eli Chernin on Avi's Bar Mitzvah Mr. & Mrs. Shimmy Handelsman on Yossi's Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Yerachmiel Karr on Shimon's Bar Mitzvah Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Scher on Tzvi Yehuda's Bar Mitzvah Mr. & Mrs. Yitzchok Wagner on Ahron Dovid's Bar Mitzvah Mr. & Mrs. Hesh Weinreb on Moshe's Bar Mitzvah

Mazel Tov to:

Dr. & Dr. Ephraim Bartfeld on the engagement of their son Yosef Mr. & Mrs. Dov Braunstein on the marriage of their daughter Batsheva Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Chaifetz on the marriage of their son Yitzchok Rabbi & Mrs. Baruch Levine on the marriage of their daughter Nechama Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Lowenthal on the engagement of their daughter Kayla Rabbi & Mrs. Chezky Schuck on the engagement of their daughter Gitty Rabbi & Mrs. Shlomo Shulman on the engagement of their son Meir

‫ברוכים הבאים‬

Welcome!

A warm welcome to the community’s newest family: Mosy & Chana Rochel Grossman Hatzlacha Raba in your new home!

WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 17


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. 18 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


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) Hiking Backpack/Carrier 203-755-2736 (Feld)

Hot Plate 203-755-7328 (Katz) Interest-Free Loans 203-757-5822 (Farkas) 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 Temporarily closed due to Covid Text/call 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Life Jackets 203-606-3082 (Greer) Maternity Clothing 732-236-7255 (Mervin)

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) Crock Pot Extra large 203-591-8926 (Kalish) Travel size (2 Qt) Folding Chairs 203-510-3633 (Brecher) 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-755-7328 (Katz) 203-528-7681 (Kramer) Folding Table 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) 203-528-7681 (Kramer) Freezer short term use 203-755-0582 (Barth) Furniture Gemach 203-574-3395 (Bernstein) Gluten Free Gemach for GF packaged foods and support. 248-259-3678 (Malkie Schwinder) 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 917-796-8016 (P. Nugiel)

Adult wheelchair & crutches, shower bench, portable commode 203-573-8824 (Stephens) Burn ointment/cream, 2 knee scooters, adult & child crutches 203-510-6904 (Handelsman) Wheelchair, walker 203-753-9757 (Sheps) Wheelchair 203-757-1336 (Scher) Crutches - child, adjustable 203-419-0037 (Heavenrich) Crutches - Mobilegs, adjustable 203-573-0330 (Rosenberg) Nebulizer 203-597-0314 (Thaler) Tzniusdig Hospital Gowns 347-957-2168 (Hoffnung) Mezuzahs for short term use 845-461-8207 (Shteierman) 443-202-0833 (Heber) MP3 Players for Shiurim 203-757-9893 (Metz) Nursing Pump 203-591-8938 (Schuck) Projector 203-754-1533 (Heber) Purim Costumes 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)

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:

Tehillim Booklets 203-755-0582 (Barth) Tefillin Sfard & Ashkenaz 203-509-0474 (Yitzchok Katz) Tent 203-606-3082 (Greer) Tools 954-668-7234 (Nemetsky) Toys 203-755-5081 (Gottesman) The Waterbury Exchange New & gently used clothing for women and children; YKW uniforms 732-930-4107 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: Chasunah Shtik Gemach Call/text 203-706-2226 (P. Fishman) NEW! Display Easel 203-573-8205 (Krohn) NEW! Drink Dispensers 2 large, clear dispensers 203-565-1901 (R. Kalish) Glass Stemware 203-573-8205 (Krohn) NEW! Soup Tureen (milchig) 203-565-1901 (R. Kalish) Tablecloth Gemach L'iluy Nishmas Yosef Tzvi ben Yaakov. All proceeds go to tzedakah. 203-756-2789 (Grosberg) Large Selection! Reasonable rates! Tablecloths • Black rounds 347-733-7317 (Elefant) • Hunter Green 203-805-4227 (Greer) • White rounds 203-573-8205 (Krohn) • Black 203-527-7200 (Reiss) • Off-white crinkle round & rectangle 203-910-0308 (Sonnenschein) Centerpieces: • Large selection of centerpieces, accents and tableware 203-597-9093 (Merenstein) • Silver vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn) • Decorative crystal candle vases 203-573-8205 (Krohn) Urn large capacity 203-510-3633 (Y. Brecher)

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WATERBURYCOMMUNITYSERVICES n Chaverim of Waterbury Providing 24 hr emergency service for auto lockouts, flat tires, boosts, out of gas, plumbing and electrical emergencies and home lockouts. These services are for emergencies only within the Greater Waterbury area. Call 203-465-2125. n Chesed Shel Emes of Connecticut Chesed shel Emes is a world-wide organization 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 compassion. We offer tables and chairs for anyone sitting shiva, assistance with autopsy prevention and Meis Mitzvah. Call Chaim Gewirtzman at 203-510-3882 for more information. 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 contact 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; email Mikvakadosh@gmail.com. n Tevilas Keilim 24 hrs a day in back of the building. 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.). We are open for walk in hours every Sunday night 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Appointments are available Wednesday nights. Contact TAG 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.

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WATERBURYCOMMUNITYSERVICES 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 has systems in place T to help families going through a medical crisis. • We maintain a freezer with home cooked meals for short term emergency use. We also provide long term meals for those situations that require it. • Our dedicated volunteers give rides and offer home and hospital visitation to those who request. •  Additional volunteers maintain a kosher pantry area in Saint Mary’s hospital’s Birthing Center. Postcards are available throughout the hospital to help staff know how to assist patients in locating the kosher pantry. • Our innovative “Help a Mom” program trains a select group of young girls to be available to help out with basic childcare should medical crises arise. • We maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Contact us at: Rivky Bernstein 203-721-4172; Suri Handelsman 203-510-6904. Email bikurcholimwaterbury@gmail.com. n Vaad Hakashrus of Greater Waterbury An independent local Kashrus agency meeting  the highest standards of kashrus for local food establishments and serving the growing kashrus needs of the greater Waterbury community. Call 203-756-1800. n Waterbury Citizens Patrol A group of volunteers who respond to, observe, and report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Waterbury Police Dept. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, email wcp06710@gmail.com. To report suspicious activity please call the WCP Hotline at (203)759-8339.

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WATERBURY REFUSE INFORMATION

All junk collection must be pre-scheduled by calling 203-574-6857 In need of a recycling bin? They are available free of charge. Call 203-574-6857

Yard Waste: grass clippings and leaves must be in bio-degradable paper bags only; brush must be cut and tied, no more than 4"in diameter, no longer than 4' long.

Need a new or extra trash bin? They can be purchased for $55. Call 203-756-7365 (payable by

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When I asked my daughter her if she speaks up during circle time she said, ‘Mommy, in school I’m shy and quiet like an alef.’

My daughter took out an apple squeeze for a snack and asked, ‘Ma is this from the Amazon giveaway?’

My daughter told me that her Morah was not in school because she’s so sick she had to go to the dentist!

I asked a preschool student what her mother’s job is and she said, ‘She makes supper’.

Fish sticks were served for lunch one day in YKW and one child was heard saying, ‘Rebbi, these taste like fish!’

We were talking about whether or not we like spicy foods and my four year old piped up and said, 'Do you like Halloweeno peppers?'. I was reading a book about shapes to my son, and when we got to the triangle my son said, ‘Waterbury also has a triangle!’

"I heard my two-year-old saying to her friend, ‘Look what I have, I got this toy first!’, so I went in and said to her, ‘It’s not so nice to say that, it's teasing!’ She turned to me and said, ‘No ma, it's called bullying!’

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SPOTLIGHTON... Limud HaTorah Going Strong in Waterbury We may be living through unprecedented times, when convening in large groups is discouraged and social distancing has become the norm. But that hasn’t stopped the Kol Torah from reverberating throughout the streets of Waterbury. In fact, the community’s shuls and Yeshivos have figured out ways to enhance Limud HaTorah during these challenging times with a number of new initiatives. All are welcome to join! ✦ Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, known as the Shteeble, under the leadership of Rabbi Ari Farkas has grown tremendously over the last few years. Their latest initiative is a daily Morning Kollel led by Mr. Dov Braunstein, from 6:30 am to 7:15 am followed by Shacharis and breakfast. They currently have over twenty members and the limud is Masechas Megillah. Please contact Dov Braunstein for more information. The Kollel is modeled and funded by Kollel Ohr Shmuel, the Lutz Morning Kollel in Lakewood, where hundreds come and learn each morning. The Kollel was founded in memory of Hayeled Shmuel Gellis z’tl.

✦ A new chabura has begun in Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel on Shabbos mornings after the 8:30 Shacharis. The chabura learns Meseches Makos for a half hour b’chavrusa, followed by a 15-minute shiur by Rabbi Thaler on the Parsha. Please contact Reuven Weinreb or Mendy Elin for more information about joining this exciting endeavor or to set up a chavrusa.

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✦ Boys Nightly Mishmar of Waterbury is back in full swing! Fifty boys from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades join nightly, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 8:00 for this voluntary learning program, whether with their fathers, chavrusas or in small groups. The learning is located in Khal Bnai Shalom, where the boys review the limudim that they learn in Yeshiva K’tana and well as learn new material. This program is a highlight for many of the boys because of the short but structured program. Run by Rabbi Moshe Dov Heber, a beloved Rebbi in Yeshiva K’tana, this program has instilled in boys the geshmak of learning together with others in a Beis Medrash. The learning is followed by Maariv at 8:00 where the boys receive the privilege of davening for the amud. A snack is served each night, and on Thursday night the boys are treated to a guest speaker and a hot treat from the deli. The 8th grade boys are treated to a weekly vaad from R’ Dovid Darabanner, a member of the Waterbury Kollel. K!!!

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MINYANIM IN & AROUND CT

BRIDGEPORT, CT Congregation Bikur Cholim 2365 Park Avenue (203) 336-3383 Shacharis: Tue., Wed., & Fri.: 6:40 Mon. & Th.: 6:30 Rosh Codesh: 6:20 Sunday: 7:20 (sometimes 8 AM; call to verify) 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 MT. KISCO, NY Yeshiva of Nitra Shacharis: Monday-Friday 6:30, 8:00 AM Mincha: 2:00, 3:30 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.

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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 STAMFORD, CT 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 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.


What's New at YKW?

Boys Division Enjoying outdoor recess

4th grade joined the Mishnah Yomi Program

Mazel Tov to the 5th grade on their haschalas Gemara

Rabbi Wilen's Class enjoys a bite of Esrog

4th grade scrapbooks about the northeast region

5th Grade science project about the human body

Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury 32 Hillside Ave, Waterbury, CT 06710 TEL: 203-528-4147 • www.ykwaterbury.org • EMAIL: office@ykwaterbury.org

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Girls Division Chanuka Chagiga roller skating acrivity

Our Malkas Tehilim program celebrates each student who completes sefer tehilim with a beautiful siyum

Our annual Yedios Klaliyos program is in full swing once again!

6th grade Chatof Bas Mitzvah program

8th Grade Civil war color war presentations

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Preschool Haschalas Aleph Bais in Nursery 1

Haschalas Aleph Bais in Nursery 2

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Haschalas Nekudos in Pre-1A

Hatzoalah presentation for Hey in Kindergarten Hatzolah presentation for "Hey" in Kindergarten

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The 9th and 10th graders enjoyed an interactive Book Club With Mrs. Schuck.

In Engineering, the 9th graders wrote their first full program

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Hands-on Halacha. The 11th and 12th graders learned ‫ הלכות בדיקת תולעים‬with Rabbi Selengut

EMT with Mr. Rabinowitz, co-instructor of the UCONN AH4092 course

11th and 12th grade joined a Kiruv Training Program based off Camp Ashreinu in Toronto.


Shabbaton 5781!

10th Grade Science Fair ‫תשפ"א‬

Introducing... The Student Bulletin! A newspaper for the students, by the students

12th Grade AP Bio Exploring photosynthetic pigments in spinach!

BYW Together with Mishmeres

The 10th Grade class planned and ran Chagiga from start to finish

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Look out for Bikur Cholim of Waterbury's 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  Hospital Pantries

We maintain pantries in Saint Mary’s and Waterbury Hospital Maternity Wards. They feature a fridge stocked with both perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as sefarim, books, and other items a frum patient may need. Kosher World generously sponsors the food that is stocked in Saint Mary’s.

 Pregnancy Loss Packet

We have packets from ATIME to ease the pain when experiencing pregnancy loss.

 Bikur Cholim Meals

Bikur Cholim assists families with short term meal assistance. The meals are prepared fresh daily and are provided by community volunteers. Simply call to arrange meals.

 Shabbos Box

When a patient needs to remain in a hospital without a kosher pantry, we deliver a box of Shabbos essentials to provide Oneg Shabbos. It includes grape juice, bechers, matzah, tissues, Shabbos paper goods and cutlery, Shabbos Siddur and Chumash, etc.

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Rides can be arranged for medical needs to and from the hospital or other out-patient services.

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We maintain a Chessed Program with select volunteers who are trained to assist with emergencies and special circumstances.

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Bikur Cholim is just a phone call away from a patient in need of a warm smile and a concerned friendly face.

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

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Comic strip, cartoon and advertising character memorabilia. Grounds include Cartoon Theatre, storybook stage, Western area, children’s playhouse, trivia games, scavenger hunts, Snow White wishing well, California Raisin and Gumby Museum.

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

The Children's Museum of Southeastern CT 409 Main St., Niantic, CT 06357 Phone: (860) 691-1111 www.childrensmuseumsect.org An interactive and educational and museum founded in 1992, the museum covers 5,000 square feet and is designed for all ages.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

New England Air Museum 36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT Phone: (860) 623-3305 www.neam.org An aerospace museum located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the museum consists of three display hangars with additional storage and restoration hangars.

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.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA (508) 347-3362 www.osv.org 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.

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


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Highwire Deer and Animal Farm 66 Park Road, Woodbury, CT (203) 263-7500

Self-guided tour through the candy manufacturing facility. Viewing windows as well as video monitors that detail how their dispensers and candy are created.

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.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children 303 West Ave., Mathews Park Norwalk, CT, (203) 899-0606

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

An interactive learning center for ages 1-10. Hands-on exhibits and programs involving themes of the arts, science, technology, culture and heritage.

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.

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

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

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

Field View Dairy Farm

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

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.

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

Pickin’ Patch Nod Rd, Avon, CT (860) 677-9552 Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, bedding plants (spring), hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch in Oct.

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

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

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

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

White Flower Farm Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT

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

Action Wildlife Goshen, CT (860) 482-4465

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.

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.

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

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

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Board Room Cafe 514 Main Street, Middletown, CT (860) 788-7824 www.boardroomct.com Connecticut's first board game café with hundreds of new and classic board games in the store, plus board games and card games for sale. Come play today!

Cabelas 475 E Hartford Blvd N., East Hartford, CT Phone: (860) 290-6200 Hunting and fishing store offering laser guns to shoot fake animals and tons of stuffed animals, including African safari animals. A fun and unusual experience for families.

Brass City Raceway 130 Scott Rd., Waterbury, CT 203-518-4578 www.brasscityraceway.com The newest premier indoor karting facility, featuring a high-speed race track that is fun and challenging for all skill levels.

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.

Dave and Buster's Family-friendly sports and arcade center. CT has two locations, one in Manchester and one in Milford.

100 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester, CT Phone: (860) 327-0900 www.daveandbusters.com 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-akind 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.


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

Lake Compounce Theme Park Bristol, CT, (860) 583-3300

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids in Motion Park Cheshire, CT • cheshirekidsinmotion.org This state-of-the-art, 38,000 square feet playground is the largest outdoor playground in CT. Picnic area, lots of shade, gated play area.

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.

Monkey Joe's 35 Marne St., Hamden, CT www.monkeyjoes.com Channel your inner kid at Monkey Joes in Hamden, CT. An indoor party and play center filled with inflatable play structures, jumps, slides, obstacle courses, and games. It’s super family-friendly and perfect for even the youngest customers.

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.

M Pease Place Playground 160 Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT Offers a variety of equipment including an area designed for kids ages 5-12 and another designed for kids under 5.

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

M ProKids Place 495 Union St, Waterbury, CT (203) 841-8249 prokidsplace.com A family-owned business located in Brass Mills Mall on the 2nd floor near Macy's. This soft indoor playground, perfect for kids under 10 years, includes a ball canon, wall ball, projector games, slides, interactive game wall, honeycomb and many other activities. Climb, slide, jump and enjoy at very reasonable rates.

Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark

Rte. 64, Middlebury, CT (203) 758-2913, (800) FOR-PARK Sits on the beautiful Lake Quassapaug. This traditional family amusement park is home to a "The Wooden Warrior" roller coaster, "Splash Away Bay" waterpark, and over 35 other rides and attractions, in addition to a lakefront with beach and boat rides too. 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.

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.

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

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

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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.

The Children's Movement Center 17 Pickett District Rd. New Milford, CT Phone: (860) 799-6602 www.cmcplay.myrec.com A premier indoor recreational play facility featuring over 12,000 square feet filled with a variety of interactive inflatables, a giant climbing maze, surf machine, swings, trampoline, 65 Foot Zipline, a 15ft rock wall and more that will keep kids engaged for hours.

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

The Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT (203) 467-6927 Experience how people traveled before cars by riding vintage trolley cars on a historic trolley line. Beautiful scenery, tours, exhibits, picnic areas and special events.

The Sheffield Island Lighthouse Norwalk, CT (203) 838-9444 www.seaport.org Take a cruise boat to the island then tour the lighthouse, enjoy wildlife at this national wildlife refuge, hunt for shells, enjoy a picnic lunch and delight in the magnificent views of Long Island Sound. Tours are offered May through September.

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.

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


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

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill 1 Bass Pro Dr., Bridgeport, CT (203) 362-4100 www.unclebucksfishbowlandgrill.com

Large indoor park offering bowling, laser tag, wall climbing, jousting on a foam pit, trampolines, dodge-ball, 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.

Bowl in the ocean, in this amazing bowling alley, decorated like an ocean, right next door to Bass Pro Shops.

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.

Whipper Snappers Play Gym 360 Sandbank Rd., Cheshire, CT Phone: (203) 272-4386 www.whippersnappersplaygym.com Indoor gym for kids offering a clean and safe environment for children to explore through music, creative movement, fitness, games and arts & crafts.

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.

Thomaston Lanes 180 Watertown Rd., Thomaston, CT Phone: (860) 283-4730 www.thomastonlanes.com Newly renovated bowling center, neat and clean with arcades too. If you are going bowling, this is the place to go.

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 CT.

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 the path of the Farmington Canal. 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. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 83


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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 Montana Nights Axe Throwing 80 Fenn Rd., Newington, CT Phone: (860) 665-9930 www.montananightsaxthrowing.com Experience the thrill of a lifetime in the largest indoor facility of its kind in New England.

Prospect Golf 144 Waterbury Rd., Prospect, CT Phone: (203) 758-4121 ww.prospectgolf.com 18-hole miniature golf course features dramatic props that increase your level of excitement and fun. Golf course features waterfalls, caves and much more.

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.

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

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

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

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Middletown Skating Rink   547 Main Street Middletown, CT (203) 574-2118 Newington Ice Arena 300 Alumni Rd, Newington, CT (860) 665-7825 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.

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 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.

CREATIVE FUN: Brushstrokes Paint Party 205 Church St., Naugatuck, CT Phone: (203) 632-5309 www.brushstrokesparty.com A great place to spend with friends and family. They have different types of painting classes for adults and kids. They provide the canvas and painting supplies and an instructor in their studio.


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Glazey Days  27 Sieman Caompany Drive Watertown, CT (860) 274-9946

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.

A paint-your-own pottery and glass studio.

Cranbury Park 300 Grumman Avenue , Norwalk, CT

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!

The Clay Pen 997 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT Phone: (860) 233-3322 www.theclaypen.com Pottery studio with no sitting fees. It's all included in the price of the pieces, which are reasonably priced.

The Firestone 1115 Main St., Manchester, CT Phone: (860) 661-0075 www.thefirestonect.com

The wide-open fields for playing ball and well-equipped playground is perfect. 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.

Haystack Mountain State Park Torrington, CT (860) 482-1817 Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top and you will be astounded at the beautiful views.

The sister store to Clay Pen with even more options. They also sell DIY projects to take home.

Hubbard Park & Craig Castle Meriden, CT

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

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

Indian Well State Park Shelton, CT

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

Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT (860) 444-7591 A hiking and lookout site, Bluff Point is one of the only sizable, mostly undeveloped public pieces of coastal land left in CT. The natural habitats found here include coastal woodlands, beach and dune grasslands, ponds and wetlands. A great park for curious kids to explore.

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

Campbell Falls State Park Reserve Norfolk, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M Silver Sands State Park 1 Silver Sands Pkwy, Milford, CT 297 acres of beautiful views on the Long Island Sound in Milford. One side of the park contains marshland, with swans, herons and wild deer running free and the other side contains a beautiful boardwalk bordering a picturesque sandy beach.

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

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

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.

Talcott Mountain State Park Summit Ridge Drive, Simsbury, CT Hike to the beautiful Heublein Tower, accessed via Rt 185. 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.

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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.

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

20-A Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT (860) 664-0700 Crystal Mall Intersection of I-95 (Exit 82) & Route 85 Waterford, 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


ACLOSERLO O K ProKids Place Recently opened, ProKids Place is a family-owned business located in Brass Mills Mall on the 2nd floor near Macy's. This soft indoor playground, perfect for kids under 10 years, includes, a ball canon, wall ball, projector games, slides, interactive game wall, honeycomb and many other activities. Climb, slide, jump and enjoy at very reasonable rates. Reservations can also be made for private parties and small groups. Please note that ProKids Place is dedicated to the health and wellness of their guests, employees and community. Customers can feel confident and safe when visiting, due to hourly sanitizing. Guests are required to wear masks and hand sanitizer is available for use.

495 Union St, Waterbury, CT 06706 (203) 841-8249 • www.prokidsplace.com

Snowy Weather Driving Tips BY A COMMUNITY MEMBER

1) It’s generally safer to take a longer flatter route, than to try and climb a hill. For example: Take Roseland Ave. from Cooke St. to Columbia Blvd, instead of trying to climb the hill at the end of Columbia Blvd and Pine St. 2) In general, cities clear busy main roads before side roads, therefore it is generally safer to stick to the main roads whenever possible. Additionally, heat from the many more tires driving on those roads help to melt snow and ice. 3) K  eep a shovel and a bag of salt in the car in case you get stuck or plowed in. 4) S hoveling sooner than later is better since leaving snow overnight can make shoveling much harder, especially after the snow freezes and gets more packed down from walking and plowing. 5) W  hen driving downhill or on slippery terrain, it’s better to pump or tap the brakes many times versus holding down the brakes to slow down. However, in a car with ABS the wheels should never lock in the first place, so pumping the brakes will just make you take longer to stop. In an emergency stop in a car with ABS, you should apply the brake pedal firmly and hold it while the ABS does all the work. 6) It may be permitted to salt your steps or walkway on Shabbos when necessary or in a case of possible danger. Consult a Rav for details. 7) S hovel your driveway where it meets the street by throwing the snow to the right, so that when the plow passes it pushes the snow further away from the driveway and down the street instead of back into your driveway. WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 87


‫דבר תורה‬ Unsung Heroes BY RABBI SHLOMO SHULMAN

remained in a forced marriage, Though separated by more never escaping the palace to than a thousand miles, and over return to her true family. a thousand years, it is striking In spite of this astute obserthat two of our greatest leaders, vation, however, I couldn’t get confronting crushing crises, over the feeling that the parallel uttered almost identical cries, in cries of Yaakov and Esther must uncannily similar circumstances. be connected, even across so “Ka’asher ovaditi ovoditi” / “as much time and space. But how I have lost before, I fear I will lose There are two could that be? After all, didn’t Esther again:” Esther expressed, in pain, to molds for heroes lose personally when she selflessly her cousin and mentor, Mordechai, stood up to save so many others? who was pressing her to risk her in our nation, It does appear so, on the surface, life to plead for her people before a and while the and it may even have looked that capricious king (Esther 4:16). accomplishments way to Esther in her time. But our “Ka’asher shakolti shakalti” / “as of each are uncovers a deeper reality: I have lost a child before, I fear I will just as critical, hindsight Esther did not lose either. It is lose a child again:” Yaakov Avinu their personal precisely through her selfless choice foreboded, after finally relenting to experiences could that Esther cemented her attachment Yehuda’s request to risk bringing Binyamin before an unpredictable hardly be more to her family’s mission and to Mordechai above all. ruler (Breishis 43:14). different. For the thousands of years since, Looking more closely, however, the Megilla has never ceased proudly proclaiming while their expressions of resignation sound so how Esther, “daughter of Avichayil,” partnered similar, the events that followed them are actuwith Mordechai to thwart the genocidal schemes ally opposite images of each other. Yehuda, child of the Persian Empire, at the height of its power. of Leah, ends up approaching the ruler to save [i] Mordechai and Esther, together, led us out from Binyamin, child of Rochel; whereas Esther, descendarkness to new life. We are all like their children. dant of Binyamin and Rochel, approaches the king to save the descendants of Yehuda and Leah (who Esther embodies a branch of our nation who lays comprised the majority of our exiles, pointedly idengreat foundations, but cannot fully enjoy them in tified in the Megilla as "Yehudim".) their private lives. She comes from Binyamin, son of We find more mirroring contrasts: Yaakov Rochel Imeinu, whose own life challenges could not expressed his fear while still in Eretz Yisrael, contrast more starkly with the towering legacy she desperate to avoid galus; whereas Esther spoke bequeathed us. For all generations, “Rochel cries for her words while languishing in galus, dreaming of her children.” Distanced from husband and family, return to Artzeinu Hakedosha. even in her place of burial, Rochel’s merit protects all When I shared my excitement about these of Yaakov’s children who are themselves displaced apparent similarities and contrasts, one sharp in exile, ensuring we will be united again. student pointed out a significant flaw in the Rochel’s son, Yosef, was exiled also, but from parallel. While Yaakov’s concern was reversed to there he rescued his entire family. Like Esther, elation when he was reunited with both Yosef and Yosef accomplished this only from a foreign post. Binyamin, everything that Esther feared came true! Their life stories do not play out like those of our While she saved our nation, Esther herself tragically idealized models of heroism. They did not enjoy in Continued on page 93

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Jackie Marshak a"h “Of all the gifts she gave us, please, the greatest of these were the memories…” BY MARCIE SHEPS AND LISA WEISMAN

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acquelyn “Jackie” Marshak was born on August 3, 1943, in Waterbury, Connecticut. She lived her entire life here, with her sister Evelyn, in their family home. Jackie was educated in Waterbury public schools and went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut as a teacher. She loved teaching and had a career that spanned almost 40 years, beginning at Laurel Ledge Elementary School in Beacon Falls and ending as a long-term permanent substitute for the Oxford Public School system. Jackie was also a skilled knitter. Prior to the pandemic, she gave weekly knitting lessons at her home to young girls from Yeshiva K’tana, always providing snacks as a special treat. Jackie was very fond of children and donated over 2,000 knitted baby hats for newborns to St. Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital. She was a long-time volunteer in both hospitals’ gift shops. Jackie was a member of B’nai Shalom Synagogue, where she attended davening on the Yamim Tovim. She was a proud Jewish woman who kept a kosher home and spent every Tuesday evening at B’nai Shalom, learning with Marcie Sheps at Connecticut Torah Connections (CTC). Jackie loved helping people, and she and Evelyn were very philanthropic to the Waterbury community as well as to Israel. They gave generously to B’nai Shalom, Yeshiva K’tana, and other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations and institutions. They purchased school supplies for children in need in the Waterbury schools and donated food and clothing to needy families. Jackie was a Life Member of Hadassah as well as an active participant in the B’nai Shalom sisterhood. Jackie Marshak should be remembered as an Eishet Chayil, a woman of valor: “Extol her for the fruit of her hand, wherever people gather, her deeds speak her praise.” Yehi Zichra Baruch WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY 89


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DEALING WITH DEBT COLLECTION BY: RAPHAEL DEUTSCH, ESQ. Financial hardships are stressful. Whether it is because of credit card debt, mortgages, or past-due service bills, harassing phone calls from debt collectors can add a considerable amount to your level of stress. Most people are unaware that debt collector harassment is illegal and debt collectors have their own set of highly technical federal laws regarding collection activity. Often, debt collectors cross the line and engage in debt collector harassment and disregard the technicalities. Fortunately, there are legal actions you can take to stop this harassment including penalties to the debt collector! The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is the main federal law that governs debt collection practices. The FDCPA prohibits debt collection companies from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices to collect past due debts from you. The FDCPA covers the collection of mortgages, credit cards, medical debts, and other debts mainly for personal, family, or household purposes. It covers personal debt, not debts for business purposes. It also does not generally cover collection by the person from whom you first borrowed money, also called the original creditor. Generally speaking, debt collectors may not contact you at an unusual time or place, or at a time or place they know is inconvenient to you. If a debt collector knows that you're not allowed to receive the debt collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calls at work then

the debt collector is not allowed to call you there. If you tell a debt collector in writing to stop contacting you, the debt collector can't contact you again except to: a) Say there will be no further contact. b) Notify you that the debt collector or the creditor may take certain specific action it is legally allowed to take, such as a lawsuit against you. Any debt collector who contacts you claiming you owe payment on a debt is required by law to tell you certain information about the debt. That information includes: a) the name of the creditor. b) The amount owed. c) How you can dispute the debt or seek verification of the debt. Tip: If you have questions about the information provided to you by a debt collector, request formal verification of the debt in writing.

You can dispute the debt or ask for more information if you are unsure you owe money to a creditor, or how much you might owe. If you dispute a debt (or part of a debt) in writing within 30 days of when you receive the required information from the debt collector, the debt collector cannot call or contact you until after your dispute has been investigated and the debt collector has provided the verification of the debt in writing to you. IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY ANY DEBT COLLECTOR, WE CAN HELP, AT NO COST, AND POSSIBLY PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!

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Rebbetzin Sima Spetner Visits Waterbury BY SHANI SHAPIRO

The goal of raising

The Waterbury community was on outcomes. Outcome is in the our children zocheh to host Rebbetzin Sima cannot be based hands of Hashem. Our goals for our children can only be based on things Spetner for a three-day chinuch on outcomes. that we can do. Therefore, the first habanim seminar in the last week of December. Rebbetzin Spetner is a Outcome is in the goal must be to teach our children world-renowned mechaneches and hands of Hashem. the difference between right and psychologist living in Yerushalayim. Our goals for our wrong. This seemed simple until The chinuch principles she espouses children can only she painted a picture of different were developed working closely be based on things scenarios and made us really think question if we knew what was with Rav Shlomo Wolbe, ztz”l to that we can do. and right and what was wrong. If we as specifically address the needs of the frum community. She teaches internationally on parents don’t have clarity about what is right and a range of topics in chinuch, based on Torah and wrong, it is unfair to expect our children to. Our psychological perspectives, with the ultimate goal of children’s kochos make them who they are. We are raising our children to live and love a life of shmiras not trying to get rid of the kochos that make them unique, but to utilize them properly! Sometimes Torah u’mitzvos. Sixty women from the Waterbury community we are so busy trying to ‘fix’ our children, that we joined this invaluable seminar. Mesirus nefesh for end up leaving them broken. We fall into the trap their children was paramount as many women of correcting things we don’t like, not the things missed days of work and put other responsibilities that are wrong. on hold in order to attend. One woman remarked Once we clarify what is right and what is wrong, how she couldn’t imagine sitting through 3½ hours we need to figure out how to motivate our children of classes twice a day for three days in a row until to do what is right and distance themselves from she actually sat through the first one. The time flew what is wrong. This is where Rebbetzin Spetner’s by and she was astounded at how enlightening, “daily emotional checklist” comes into play. Every entertaining, and practical the Rebbetzin’s classes person is born with an instinct for survival. A child were. will fight to get his physical needs met until he either There were many fundamental and eye-opening gets them or gives up. But a child will fight twice as takeaways from Rebbetzin Spetner’s course. She hard to get his emotional needs met! So much so began by asking what our goals are in raising our that he would be willing to sacrifice the physical to children. Some mothers shared that their goal is get the emotional. We are obligated to fulfill both for their children to be nice and respectful. Others our children’s physical and emotional needs and if said it is for their children to listen and behave. we would do so from the outset, there would be Yet others said it was for them to keep the Torah no need for a child to act ‘bad’ out of desperation. and mitzvos. But, as she skillfully pointed out, When we know we have met the physical needs the goal of raising our children cannot be based and our child is still misbehaving, that is when we 92 WHAT'S DOING IN WATERBURY


need to delve deeper to see if we are supplying our child’s basic emotional needs. Some of the things on the “daily emotional checklist” include appropriate physical touch, individual time, unconditional giving, and maintaining a 4:1 ratio of positivity in our homes. Other topics covered in the 20-hour course were: cooperation techniques, discipline, and sibling dynamics—including how to effectively manage fights and arguments in a way that teaches good relationship skills. The issue of bullying is on the rise and we need to teach our children tools to prevent abusive behavior, protect them in the world at large, as well as to enable healthy relationships in and out of the home. The Rebbetzin concluded the seminar with an inspirational as well as practical approach to giving over ruchniyus to the next generation. Torah and

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mitzvos can only be ‘rak bne’imim’ and never forced. She pointed out that Rav Wolbe said that only 10% of Yiddishkeit is passed over in speaking. Our reactions and behaviors make the biggest impression on our children. The women walked away with a new and energized perspective on how to instill routines and hashkafos of Torah v’mitzvos in a very positive way. Invaluable, inspiring, eye-opening, and empowering were just some of the adjectives that floated around after the seminar. Women are still abuzz about the impact of the course. Rebbetzin Spetner’s presence in the community, and the many hours spent learning and growing together as a group, left a powerful impression that will iyH be felt for years to come. Thank you to Mrs. Adina Heavenrich for helping to facilitate this exceptional seminar.

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their lifetimes the reverence that history rightfully grants them. There are two molds for heroes in our nation, and while the accomplishments of each are just as critical, their personal experiences could hardly be more different. There are those whose hard work is noted and appreciated by their peers. Revered as leaders, uplifted by praise, they are energized to push forward. This is more the role of the children of Leah. Yehuda was awarded Malchus: Dovid HaMelech, Shlomo HaMelech, Hillel HaNasi… Moshiach ben Dovid. Levi was blessed with Kehuna: Aharon HaKohen, Moshe Rabbeinu... Even Leah herself was granted many children, without delay, and lived to see them grow. Rochel and her children experience success in a more hidden realm. Rochel was childless; while she watched others bear children. She did not live to see her own later offspring mature. While every person experiences pain and trials in life, those are usually mixed with at least some outward successes, boosting us to persevere. Rochel and her children represent those who rarely enjoy that boost, but strive ahead anyway. Rochel sets the stage for Leah to marry Yaakov

and build her family. Yosef sets the stage for his brothers to survive and mature in Egyptian exile. The difficult battles Shaul Hamelech fought set the stage for Dovid Hamelech’s greater victories. Esther and Mordechai set the stage for Zerubavel’s return to rebuild the Bais Hamikdash. Moshiach ben Yosef sets the stage for Moshiach ben Dovid. The kingly lion gets the glory, while the resourceful wolf, ever loyal to its kin, must operate mostly in the dark. Some are blessed with the glory of open success, while others among us modestly set the stage. Without these oft unsung heroes, the later triumphs could never occur. Rochel and her children represent those who take on the most difficult, thankless missions, in the darkness before our dawn. In the world of truth, these children of Rochel lose nothing for their mesira nefesh, though that may only become apparent much later. But while our insight as individuals is limited, our perception as a nation stretches very far. We should be wise enough today to recognize that all the successes we enjoy are built on the struggles of so many more unsung heroes: the children of Rochel, and Esther, mothers of us all. [i] And Megillas Esther is the one Sefer in Nach we are specifically commanded to never stop studying – Yerushalmi Megilla 1:5

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