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


President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Bonnie Heft 


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 June 4, 2015 

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

  • Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 pm: Sisterhood Book Group
  • Friday, June 5, 7:00 pm: Celebration of 25 years with Cantor Jon Sobel
  • Saturday, June 6, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah Drew Saumier - Send a Chai Greeting Card to wish Drew mazel tov on his bar mitzvah!
Come One, Come All To Our Beit Shirah This Friday, June 5, 7:00 pm!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the service and festive oneg on June 5 at 7:00 pm. Please also step up to contribute to our end-of-year fundraiser to celebrate Cantor Sobel's 25th year at TBC.   Donations can be made online at http://bit.ly/CantorSobel25 or by sending a check to TBC at PO Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829.  We'd like to get as close to 100% participation as possible, so please contribute in whatever amount is comfortable for you to support TBC and honor Cantor Sobel's 25th anniversary.


We appreciate your generous support! Click here for a blast from the past: 25 Years With Cantor Sobel.  

TBC's May 28 Congregational Meeting Recap

Rabbi's D'var: 

"As I prepared to offer a d'var Torah tonight, I was struck by the fact that the first congregational event that I attended at TBC, well the first one that didn't involve anyone voting on whether or not I should be hired, was last spring's congregational meeting." Read the whole text here... 


President's Remarks:   

"Thank you all for being here - by this I mean not only being here this evening, but also for choosing to be part of the TBC community.  Last Friday night many of us had the pleasure of attending the confirmation service.  We heard the amazing heartfelt stories of each student's Jewish journey and by the end of the evening, I realized something..." Read the whole text here... 

Copies of documents and committee reports handed out at the meeting are available from Kim O'Rielly in the TBC office. 

Elder Wisdom: Lessons for Living & Loving
Thursday, June 4, 2015 

Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. is a renowned gerontologist, leading researcher, and international speaker on aging. He created the Cornell Legacy Project, which is devoted to surveying thousands of older Americans about their lessons for living including topics like marriage, career, parenting, aging, regrets, happiness, and overcoming loss. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and PBS Newshour.  Dr. Pillemer will share practical advice from his most recent book  30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and MarriageClick here for more information.  The session is free and will take place at Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home, 175 Jefferson Street Fairfield, CT 06825.   RSVP to Kim Gintoli at (203) 365-6463 or at: kgintoli@jseniors.org  
B'nai Mitzvah Projects and Attendance
B'nai mitzvah season is in full swing. As a reminder, TBC members are invited and encouraged to attend the Saturday morning Shabbat services at which our students become b'nai mitzvah.  These Shabbat morning services are held at 9 and/or 11:15 am. Check the TBC calendar to confirm times.  Please join the community as we celebrate our children becoming bar/bat mitzvah or "adult" members of TBC.  We're so proud of each and every student.
All students preparing for their bat and bar mitzvahs are encouraged to complete a mitzvah project profile so that information about their project can be posted on the TBC website.  Click here to view the project profile form.
Jewish Family Service Support Groups
  • JFS Divorce Support Group, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm in JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E. Suite 11.
  • JFS Divorce Support Group, Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm in JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St, 6th floor.
  • Let's Talk, Thursdays, 11 am.   Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue
  • JFS Caregiver Support Group, Sundays at 5 pm at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. 
  • JFS Life Transitions, Wednesdays at 11:30  am  Support group for unemployed at Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer St, 6thFl.
  • JFS Bereavement Support, Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Yahrzeits, June 5-June 11, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Bobby Garek Friday 6/5/2015 uncle of Patti Masarek
Selma Benn Saturday 6/6/2015 aunt of Sandy Tepper
Ella Heizler Saturday 6/6/2015 mother of Howard Heizler
Jennifer Sloan Saturday 6/6/2015 sister of Pamela Karpen
Alexander Goldman Sunday 6/7/2015 son of Susan and Irve Goldman
Bob Vitanza Wednesday 6/10/2015 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz

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