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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly 


President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 


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Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

TBC Events through August 13, 2015 

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)    

  • Friday, August 7, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, August 8, 9:30 am: Torah Study (Eikev)
Pictures from July 29 HHD Prayer Book Discussion 
Don't Forget to Return Your Membership Packages!

Please remember to return your membership packages. They were due Friday, July 31! We need to get them back so we can send out the High Holiday tickets.   If you haven't received your package yet or if you have any questions, please call Kim Rielly in the TBC Office at (203) 544-8695.
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is an ecumenical food pantry servicing the Greater Danbury community. Its mission is to help those in need of food, whatever their circumstances, and maintain the dignity of clients in a compassionate and caring atmosphere. Our Daily Bread offers one bag of groceries per month.

Daily Bread is located on Terrace Place, in the rear building of St. James' Episcopal Church at 25 West Street, Danbury, CT.  Bring quarters for the meters when you join us! Contact Peggy Zamore (peggyz18@gmail.comto join our team.

Back-to-School BBQ, August 30, 11:30-1:00!

Our TBC Men's Club & Sisterhood will be holding a 'Back to-School BBQ' on the first day of Religious School coming up on August 30th from 11:30 - 1:00.

We will be BBQing hamburgers plus... for our Religious School crowd, both children and their parents. This event will be co-sponored by the Religious School. The men can't wait to cook up a storm for the crowd. It should be fun!
Get Ready for the High Holy Days with
#BlogElul -  #ElulGram 2015!

Let the Sun Shine - TBC to Go Solar!


As introduced at May's Congregational meeting, TBC has the opportunity to have solar energy panels installed on the roof of the new building, producing just about all of the electricity our building utilizes throughout the year.  Due to generous renewable energy credits, "green energy" financing and a robust solar marketplace, TBC has gone through a bidding/selection process and now has the opportunity to - at no cost to TBC - have a solar generation system completely installed and maintained on our behalf. 

Benefits of the system include cost-savings through a 20 year fixed electrical generation rate that is significantly lower than our current rate, as well as demonstrating our commitment to being mindful stewards of our environment.  Further, the panels themselves will be positioned in such a way as to complement and not interfere with the aesthetic of the new part of our building.  Interested in learning more and seeing renderings of the completed project?

Click here for more information and renderings.  After you've taken a look, we'd welcome hearing from you with any comments and/or questions.

Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Yahrzeits, August 7-August 13, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Richard Brown Friday 8/7/2015 father of Don Brown
Ethel Lizan Saturday 8/8/2015 mother of Meryll Wolfman
Sheila Solomon Rose Saturday 8/8/2015 mother of Lisa Baran
Henry K. Stolzman Saturday 8/8/2015 remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim
Charles Learman Sunday 8/9/2015 brother-in-law of Alice Learman
Morton Portnoy Sunday 8/9/2015 father of Dina Gumins
Isidore Kolodny Tuesday 8/11/2015 father of Sharon Sobel
Shirley Kanner Wednesday 8/12/2015 aunt of Jane Alexander
Rhoda Turkowitz Wednesday 8/12/2015 mother of Susan Sia
Dorothy Greenbaum Thursday 8/13/2015 mother of Susan Hagan
Shelly Rosenbaum Thursday 8/13/2015 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz

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