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August 12, 2015
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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 


Chailites News Item Submissions   

Please note that events and news for
Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

TBC Events through August 20, 2015 

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

  • Friday, August 14, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Services
Temple B'nai Chaim at URJ Crane Lake Camp!   

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 O'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.

Prepare for the High Holy Days

From the Rabbi ....   The High Holy Days will be here soon! In fact, Elul, the Hebrew month that precedes Rosh Hashanah, begins this Sunday.  During Elul, Jews have traditionally set aside part of each day to study and prepare for the High Holy Days (HHD's). This custom allowed Jewish people to encounter and grapple with the themes of the HHD's well before they ever arrived for services.   Read more ... 
Back-to-School BBQ, August 30, 11:00-12:30!

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 - 12:30.

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!

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.

Social Action Volunteers Needed!  


TBC Social Action Committee.
The TBC Social Action Committee has many local ways for you to help others, from pitching in at a soup kitchen to preparing dinner at an emergency shelter.  New opportunities, dates, and times are posted to the TBC website, so please take a look and see where you can help

Other Community Opportunities. There are also other ways to get involved in our communities. You can serve as a foster family, deliver food to those in need, and/or host a high school child in the ABC program. Click here to participate
To the right - TBC and other volunteers at the
Dorothy Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen  
Yahrzeits, August 14-August 20, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Ethel S. Temerson Friday 8/14/2015 grandmother of Moses Alexander
Susan Steinberg Saturday 8/15/2015 mother of Daniel Darst
Tillie Glasberg Sunday 8/16/2015 mother of Gladys O'Neil
Irwin S. Lizan Wednesday 8/19/2015 father of Meryll Wolfman
Larry Olshan Thursday 8/20/2015 brother of Kenneth Olshan