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May 11, 2016
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    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, May 12, 4:30 pm:  Religious School in Session
  • Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am: William Koorn's Bar Mitzvah. Send a Chai greeting card to William to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah!
  • Saturday, May 14, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, May 15, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am: Congregational Meeting
Shabbat Service - Feldman & Stewart - May 6 - More Pix!
 Congregational Meeting This Sunday,
May 15, 2016 at 10:45 am (during Religious School)

Please attend our annual Congregational Meeting next Sunday, May 15, at 10:45 am.   Come early at 10:30 for coffee, bagels and conversation! Further information and documentation for the meeting are posted here. 
TBC's 40th Birthday Celebration Postponed

The event planned for June 11 has been postponed. More information to come!
TBC Havdalah Potluck, Saturday, May 21, 6:30 pm

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.
Open Houses for Assisted Living May 15 and 18

Jewish Senior Services (formerly The Jewish Home for the Elderly) will be having open houses for Assisted Living on Sunday, May 15 from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 18 from 4:00-5:30 pm at 4200 PARK AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, CT.  Please RSVP if interested in attending to Liz Lockwood at 203-396-1024. Memory Care Assisted Living Choice Residences still available. Call Liz for more information or to schedule a tour.
Ambulance for Israel!

Rabbi Bearman will be giving the blessing at the dedication of an ambulance for Magen David Adom, Israel's ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization.  The event will be held at Meadow Ridge, 100 Redding Road, Redding, on Monday, May 23 and is sponsored by American Friends of Magen David Adom. More information here. 
Inclusion in Jewish Communities 

The Stamford JCC will 
be hosting a unique lecture on inclusion in Jewish Communities on May 19 at 7pm. The speaker is noted presenter and author Shelly Christensen, who has been speaking throughout the area on how to make sure that everyone in our area has access to Jewish programming and services
Shelly Christensen, MA, literally wrote the book on inclusion of people with disabilities, the Jewish Community Guide to Inclusion of People with Disabilities. Her award-winning work as Program Manager of the Minneapolis Jewish Community Inclusion Program for People with Disabilities at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis led her to co-found Jewish Disability Awareness Month with the Jewish Special Education International Consortium in 2009.  You can register at http://jewishphilanthropyct.org/inclusivity.
        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.
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.  

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Yahrzeits, May 13 - May 19, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Joseph Heisler Sunday 5/15/2016 father of Michele Scruton
Ralph Cahn Tuesday 5/17/2016 uncle of Kiki Cahn
Julius Alexander Wednesday 5/18/2016 grandfather of Moses Alexander