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December 2, 2015
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, December 3, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, December 4, 6:00 pm: Preneg
  • Friday, December 4, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat - Consecration Ceremony
  • Saturday, December 5, 9:30 am: Torah Study (Vayeishev)
  • Sunday, December 6, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Wednesday, December 9, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, December 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session

TBC Consecration Service, This Friday!

The whole congregation is invited to come celebrate with our youngest students and families at our Consecration Service at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 4th. This year we will be having Religious School consecration on a Friday night for the first time. We want our students and their families to understand that they are joining and being honored by the large and supportive TBC family. We would love to see you there!    
Happy Hanukkah to All

Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday, December 6th and runs through the evening of Monday, December 14th.
Hanukkah is not just for kids ...

Sisterhood Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh Party! December 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm at TBC. There are candles to light, enjoy a bite and a gift exchange this night!  PLUS a little bit of POT LUCK: Vegetarian Main dishes and beverages are provided. RSVP and SIGN UP to bring a vegetarian appetizer, side or dessert.

Please bring a fun gift valued around $15.00 to exchange. And... we will collect diapers to donate. Click here to RSVP!

We Look Forward to Celebrating Together- See you There! 
Make Hanukkah Happy for Wilton Jewish Families!

Here's a way to make a difference this Hanukkah for  some needy Jewish Wilton families. Through the good works of the Wilton Department of Social Services, we've been asked to support several  Jewish Wilton families who celebrate Hanukkah by providing a $100 Gift Card for each of 12 children in these families.   Think about all the gifts you give to your children each year...and then think about how you could really make a difference for these families.  

All you have to do is click on the Donation Form here and donate what you can to the TBC Tzedakah (Social Action) Fund and indicate the donation is for "Make Hanukkah Happy for All Kids!" Our Social Action Committee will purchase the gift cards and deliver them to Wilton Department of Social Services.
Volunteers Needed for the Overflow Homeless Shelter!

Do a mitzvah in your sleep! The Social Action Committee needs volunteers for the following dates: Monday, December 21, Friday, December 25, Sunday, December 27. Contact Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com if interested.  More information ...
Kutz/NFTY Concert at Temple Emanu-El on December 13

Come celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah with former Kutz Camp song leaders, New York area cantors and musicians representing five decades of music. Experience a Kutz and NFTY-style pop-up choir with Cantor Ellen Dreskin, and enjoy an unforgettable concert featuring Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson. Sunday, Dec. 13th at 4:30-6:00 pm at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.  More information and reservations.
Share Our Simchas - Sponsor an Oneg! 

A wonderful way of celebrating special happy occasions (simchas), such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is by sharing your joy (nachas) with the entire congregation and sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat for the Friday  of your special week.  We'll arrange for the food and set-up, all you do is send a minimum donation of $125.  If you would like to sponsor an Oneg, please call or email the TBC office (203 544-8695 / tbc@templebnaichaim.org) and we'll pencil in your special Shabbat.  In the words of the traditional Yiddish wish for birthdays, May you live to be 120 (the age achieved by Moses, and therefore considered to be the ideal lifespan). L'Chaim! 
Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities-Westport-FALL 2015 
JFS New Beginnings, Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Westport Divorce Support Group at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Contact Eve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 or emoskowitz@ctjfs.org

JFS Brain Fitness Program  Working with clients experiencing early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the client's home. 
Contact Matt Greenberg at 203-921-4161 or mgeenberg@ctjfs.org

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, December 4-December 10, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)   

Nicholas Felan Diaz Sunday 12/6/2015 great grandfather of Shannon McAvoy
Nalini Adur Monday 12/7/2015 grandmother of Vanita Wagner
Yola Scruton Monday 12/7/2015 mother of Judson Scruton
Robert Tartell Monday 12/7/2015 father of Ross Tartell
Hope Goodheart Tuesday 12/8/2015 sister-in-law of Iris Busch
Mary Haberman Tuesday 12/8/2015 grandmother of Brian Haberman
Saul Heft Tuesday 12/8/2015 remembered by the Heft family
Evelyn Radelman Tuesday 12/8/2015 mother of Marni Handel
Sandra Feinberg Thursday 12/10/2015 mother of Hildy Parks
Beatrice Eisenstat Herron Thursday 12/10/2015 mother of Nan Ruben

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