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April 27, 2016
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins
Sisterhood President
    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
Men's Club President, Dr. Jeff Spector
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Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, April 28, 4:30 pm:  Religious School in Session
  • Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 30, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, May 1, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, May 1, 11:30 am: Confirmation Grades 8-10
  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm: Sisterhood Book Group - "Henna House"
  • Thursday, May 5, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
Journeys to Passover Community Seder         More Pix! 
Community Seder at TBC

More than 100 congregants and friends gathered at TBC last Saturday evening for the Second Night Community Seder. The seder was led by Rabbi Bearman and Cantor Sobel with lots of participation from the congregation. Everyone took turns reading from the Haggadah, and the children hunted for the Afikomen. We enjoyed a traditional and delicious catered dinner of matzo ball soup, chicken, brisket, stuffing, and fruit and home-made macaroons for dessert. Many thanks to the Sisterhood and Ritual Committee members for their beautiful preparations, especially to Bonnie Heft and Michele Scruton, who organized the event for the second year in a row. Pictures here! (Thanks to Terry Ullman for the dispatch!)
Wi-ACT Stop Hunger Now Benefit Concert Sunday

Wi-ACT Stop Hunger Now Benefit Concert   
Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm
36 New Canaan Road, Wilton

Middlebrook students will again be performing under their STRIDE Instructional Leader and Choral Director Janet Nobles, and we all know how spectacular they were last year! This concert that David Bloomer chaired so faithfully from its inception is being dedicated to David's memory.
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, May 4-5, 2016 

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.
Volunteers Needed for June 11th for TBC's 40th Anniversary! 
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Get ready for 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. We are looking for people to help out. Even if you only have a few hours - we can still use the help. There are many aspects that could use support, so please call Kim in the office or email Dina Gumins at president@templebnaichaim.org.
Shabbat Family Service with Pre-neg May 6 at 6:00 pm 

Join your TBC Community next Friday at Shabbat Family Services.  Kid-friendly pre-neg at 6:00, with pizza and veggies. ( Please RSVP for the pre-neg!) At 6:30 there will be song, story and worship followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg! The Pre-Neg and Oneg are sponsored this week by the Feldman-Schlesinger Family in celebration of Sydney Feldman's Bat Mitzvah on May 7.
                            TBC Havdalah Potluck, Saturday, May 21, 6:30 pm
All TBC adults welcome!  Please join us in this warm and beautiful celebration marking the end of Shabbat and return to the ordinary week.   RSVP to Pam Klem or Tom Dubin for address details and what dish you plan to bring, at tdnpk@optonline.net.
        Jewish Family Service Programs!

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.
Jewish Senior Services Dedication Plaques Are Moving!   

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.  
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander 203 762-8605 Jane@nodhill.net
Yahrzeits, April 29 - May 5, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

 Bella Edelman Friday 4/29/2016 grandmother of Jodi Simon Stewart
Barbara Markowitz Sunday 5/1/2016 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Louis R. Hurwitz Monday 5/2/2016 grandfather of Ruth Hurwitz
Eileen G. Portnoy Monday 5/2/2016 mother of Dina Gumins
Hyman Rosenson Tuesday 5/3/2016 father of Valerie Rosenson
Harold Goodman Wednesday 5/4/2016 great grandfather of David Mann
Janet Bernstein Thursday 5/5/2016 mother of Steven Bernstein
Julius Cahn Thursday 5/5/2016 father of Kiki Cahn
Robert A. Heisler Thursday 5/5/2016 brother of Michele Scruton
In Memory of the
   Six Million Jews
Thursday 5/5/2016 remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim
Edith Weinstein Thursday 5/5/2016 grandmother of Dana Umerley