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April 20, 2016
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)  
  • Saturday, April 23, 5:30 pm:  Passover Community Seder
  • Sunday, April 24, 3:00 pm:  Refugee Resettlement Chamber Concert (see below)
  • Monday, April 25, 9:30 am:  Our Daily Bread/Food Pantry
  • Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 pm:  Religious School in Sessio
  • Thursday, April 28, 4:30 pm:  Religious School in Session

Shabbat Torah Reading - Feldman & Tartell           More pix!  
Rabbi's Sermon (D'var Torah April 15)
Finding Hope and Inspiration in the Union Haggadah

"Passover has always been my favorite holiday. Sure, Hannukah brought presents and Purim offered the opportunity to dress up like my favorite, feminist queen, but despite those bonuses, it has always been Passover that I have most looked forward to. I love everything about Passover the smells of apples and cinnamon, boiled eggs, and matzah ball soup, the experience of dressing up for seder at my grandparents' house, the feeling when I walk into their dining room and see our beautiful seder table filled with the small mementos of past generations ..."  Click here for the Rabbi's full sermon!
Sisterhood Book Group May 4 

A reminder that Sisterhood will meet to discuss its final book for this year on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:30 pm at the Temple. "Henna House" by Nomi Eve is the story of Yemeni Jewish Culture in the early 20th century.
Jewish Family Service

The Jewish Family Service has planned a number of great new programs and workshops.  Check out their schedule here.
TBC Caring Committee Ready to Help!

The TBC Caring Committee has recently been revitalized and is ready to support our community in both happy and challenging times.  If you know of anyone who could use a little extra care right now, please call or email Rabbi Bearman so that she can put them in touch with our Caring Committee members.
WiAct Refugee Resettlement Efforts Chamber Concert
April 24, 2016 - 3:00 pm 
Come listen to the Dvorak Piano Quintet & the Brahms E Flat Viola Sonata performed by  Nina Crothers (Violin) Corinne Metter (Violin) Suzanne Corey-Sahlin (Viola) Gunnar Sahlin (Cello) David Hollander (Piano) in a benefit performance for our Wilton refugee resettlement effort.   Suggested $10.00 or more donation. Checks payable to: "Temple B'nai Chaim" Memo: "For WI-ACT'S Refugee Work".  At  St Matthews Episcopal Church 36 New Canaan Rd, Wilton CT 06897.  More information here!  
Save the Date for TBC's 40th Anniversary! 

TBC's 40th Anniversary "That '70's Shul" Celebration!  A Marvelously Fun Evening celebrating TBC's 40th Anniversary and Shavuot - June 11, 2016. Further details coming soon.  

JSS Dedication Plaques 

Jewish Senior Services (formerly The Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County) will be moving to a new campus in the next couple of months! If you or your family have a dedication plaque that you would like RETURNED, please contact Dayna Hayden, Director, Development at dhayden@jseniors.org or 203-365-6409. Yahrzeit plaques in the Synagogue and plaques on special walls (i.e. Endowment, the Stern Wall and the Tree of Life) will be relocated to the new campus. The loose bronze plaques are not moving, however the dedication messages will be carried over.
TBC Is Updating Its Safety and Security Processes 
In the spring of 2015, the Security Task Force was asked by TBC's Executive Committee to formulate and implement actions that would meet the dual goals of supporting TBC's warm and welcoming culture and creating an environment that is safe and comfortable for congregants. More information about these changes is available here. Information about how these change will affect the Religious School is being sent separately to parents.
B'nai Mitzvah Projects!
Jacob and Charlie are hoping for your help and support!
Students preparing for their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs are encouraged to complete a project profile so that information about their project can be posted on the TBC website and Facebook. (Click here to view the project profile form).

Please note that before you complete this form, you must submit your mitzvah project proposal to Rabbi Bearman.  
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!
Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Yahrzeits, April 22 - April 28, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!

Ruth Shane Saturday 4/23/2016 mother of Patricia Olshan
Morton Averick Sunday 4/24/2016 father of Rob Averick
David Krengel Monday 4/25/2016 father of Marilyn Van Raalte
Dorothy Mosow Hurwitz Tuesday 4/26/2016 grandmother of Ruth Hurwitz
Mary Kramer Wednesday 4/27/2016 great aunt of Jon Sobel
Ann G. Sarn Wednesday 4/27/2016 mother of Allan Sarn