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For the Winter Blues! 

or for the Winter Heatwave!

We have planned three Shabbat Dinners for our CAS community.  Each Shabbat will have a different menu, location and character.  The CAS food policy will be observed at each dinner.  Dinners are open for CAS members unless otherwise noted.  Choose one or all, sign up and enjoy!


  • Friday, January 29, 6:30 pm ~ Alison & Steve Weinberg, Copake Falls, NY

            RSVP by Sunday January 24 with your chosen Shabbat dish

  • Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm ~ Linda Josephs, Great Barrington, MA

            RSVP by Sunday February 21 with your chosen Shabbat dish

  • Friday, March 25, 6:30 pm ~ Sandra & Bill Flannery, Richmond, MA

            RSVP by Sunday March 20 to receive your assigned Shabbat dish


*Snow dates for all venues are Saturday night the next evening



Friday, January 29, 6:30 pm  ~   Alison & Steve Weinberg, Copake Falls, NY

        The first Shabbat dinner is at the home of Alison and Steve Weinberg. The dinner is in the form of a potluck but there is a Mid-Eastern/ Sephardic theme to the menu.

        Alison’s house can accommodate 8 guests. Don’t miss this social evening and celebration of Shabbat together.

        Date: Friday, January 29, 6:30 pm 

        RSVP date:  Sunday January 24 with how many and confer with Alison on your chosen Shabbat dish.  

        Contact: Alison,  914-319-1621 or 518-325-7272 or         Snowdate: Saturday, January 30              


Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm ~ Linda Josephs, Great Barrington, MA

      The second "At Home Pot Luck Shabbat Dinner" will be hosted by Linda Josephs.  The theme is "Bring Your Favorite Shabbat Dish and Your Favorite Jewish Joke". 

      Dinner will be buffet style and after dinner, taking advantage of Linda's “little theatre,” those attending are invited to get up in front of an audience of friends and tell their favorite Jewish joke.  It is suggested that you bring 3 jokes, just in case.  Telling a joke is of course optional, however here is perhaps  your once in a lifetime opportunity for comic fame, and for all you hams out there this will give you that mid winter adrenaline rush.  It promises to be a fun evening, with warm food and warm laughs. The more the merrier so bring friends, non members are very welcome.

       We will also be giving prizes for the best jokes....not the delivery.

       Date: Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm

       RSVP date:  Sunday, February 21 with how many and your favorite Shabbat dish

       Contact: Linda, 413-528-2309 or    

       Snow Date: Saturday, February 27


Friday, March 25, 6:30 pm ~  Sandra and Bill Flannery, Richmond, MA

                                   You have one more chance

          Attend the third and final Shabbat dinner of the winter.

      Imagine yourself in Tuscany, Italy, on a patio overlooking olive trees and vineyards.  It is Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat.  You wonder what wonderful Italian food will be on the table for Shabbat dinner.  If you would like to do more than dream about this meal, join the Flannerys at their home for dinner.  It is participatory: meaning that each person who signs up will prepare an assigned recipe to create the menu.  We will light Shabbat candles, enjoy wine from local Montepulchiano vineyards and have an “Italian Shabbat” in Richmond, MA.

     The Flannerys can accommodate 8 guests so RSVP as soon as you can commit to the date.

     Date: Friday, March 25, 6:30 pm

    RSVP date:  Sunday, March 20 with how many and to get your assigned Shabbat dish.

    Contact: Sandra, 413-698-2975 or   

    Snow Date: Saturday, March 26

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