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February 22, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, February 23, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, February 24, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, February 25, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 26, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, February 26, 9:30 am: New Member Brunch
  • Wednesday, March 1, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, March 2, 4:20 pm:  Religious School in session

Time to Order your Shalach Manot!

In the book of Esther
, two of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah. Deadline for Orders: March 1! Click Here to Order!

At TBC, we combine these two mitzvot into our Shalach Manot fundraiser, a fun way to support TBC by sending gifts to friends, as well as TBC clergy, staff, teachers and tutors.
Each bag will be filled with festive food and other items to create a fun Purim celebration at home.
  • Bags for TBC members are $11
  • Bags for TBC clergy, staff, teachers and tutors are $9
  • Bags for non-TBC members are $15 and must be delivered by you
If a TBC member has been chosen by more than one friend, they will receive one bag with a note listing all the donors.
Shabbat Celebration on February 17, Dedicating Our New Copies of Mishkan T'filah 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday March 3
Join us for another fun Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies).  At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the preneg, click  here to RSVP.
Save the dates for upcoming Shabbat Family Services on April 7 and May 5. Click here  to sponsor a Shabbat oneg, preneg or the flowers!
Our Crowd Movie/Deli Night, Saturday, March 11 at 

Join us for a fun evening with friends at TBC (50 and over). We will have an old fashioned dinner of Jewish deli food. Afterwards we will show the movie, Avalon, the story of a Polish-Jewish family that comes to the US and tries to make themselves a better future in the promised land.  Cost is $18 per person. Please RSVP using the sign up form. Questions: Ria Miller at ourcrowd@templebnaichaim.org .
Update on TBC Security Activities

From Cindy Baulsir, TBC President:
Many of us have been following the news about threatening letters recently sent to Jewish Community Centers and congregations. I want you to know that TBC takes these issues very seriously and we are taking constructive steps to keep our environment both secure and welcoming. While we have always had a good working relationship with the Redding Police Department, over the past few weeks we have kept in close touch with them, as well as with agencies that provide intelligence about potential threats to Jews and to society. Don't be surprised if you notice that the Redding Police have increased their patrols and surveillance - it's what we want. We are also updating our existing procedures and processes. We all want to make sure TBC is a comfortable place where everyone can learn, pray and be part of our vibrant community.
If you have questions or wish to have a discussion, please contact Ross Tartell, Chair of the Security Task Force at securitytaskforce@templebnaichaim.org .
Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities 
February-March 2017

Schoke Jewish Family Service has a great set of upcoming programs, including support groups for those seeking employment, help with financial fitness, exercises for brain fitness, and others. Schoke can also provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. Click here for more information! 
Lectures and Spring Events at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center
for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University

Topics include: academic boycotts of Israel, Jewish art, a musical setting of Anne Frank's diary, the Israeli Airforce.  Click here for more information.
FREE 10 Day Trip to Israel for Jewish Young Adults!

URJ Kesher
: Birthright Israel Registration for Summer 2017 opened February 6. Register today at http://www.gokesher.org.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A wonderful way of celebrating special simchas, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is sharing your nachas with the entire congregation by sponsoring the Shabbat Oneg, Preneg or Flowers for the Friday of your special week. No special occasion? You can still sponsor a Shabbat! We will arrange for the flowers, food and set-up, all you do for your family to sponsor is make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers at http://bit.ly/tbconpns.

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.
Above - TBC and other volunteers at the Dorothy
Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen  
Yahrzeits, February 24 - March 2, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Boris Frenkiel Sunday 2/26/2017 husband of Sue Frenkiel
Madonna A. West Monday 2/27/2017 mother of Stephen West-Rosenthal
Pauline Bendremer Tuesday 2/28/2017 grandmother of Jeff Bendremer
Emanuel (Manny) Zamore Tuesday 2/28/2017 father of Steven Zamore
Freida Lezack Wednesday 3/1/2017 aunt of Bonnie Heft
Linda Cantor Thursday 3/2/2017 remembered by the Heft Family

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time of yahrzeit.

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Temple B'nai Chaim
82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695 - Fax: 203 544-9706
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly