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March 8, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, March 9, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm: Viva Megillah - Megillah Reading
  • Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am: Book of Esther Torah Study & Brunch
  • Saturday, March 11, 6:30 am: Our Crowd Movie & Deli Night
  • Sunday, March 12, 9:30 am: Purim Shpiel & Carnival
  • Wednesday, March 15, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, March 16, 4:20 pm:  Religious School in session
Schedule of Purim Events!
  • Friday Night, 3/10: Viva Megillah! 7:00 pm Service - 7:30 pm Megillah Reading
  • Saturday Morning, 3/11: 10:00 am, Book of Esther Torah Study and Brunch
  • Sunday Morning, 3/12: 9:40 am, Purim Shpiel and Carnival

Shabbat Family Service with PreNeg - March 3, 2017- More Pictures!
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. Send questions to Ria Miller at ourcrowd@templebnaichaim.org .
Coming Together: What Makes a Community?  
Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Clergy Panel Discussion Series begins in March. Rabbi Bearman will be participating in the panel on March 20th. Sessions are held at Wilton Library. Registration required. 

March 13: How to practice our spirituality and remain faithful in a secular world

March 20: What does it mean to be an American?
April 3: What does it mean to be a community?  

Pot Luck Shabbat and Torah Service, March 24, 2017 

We had a great turn out and Ruach at our first pot luck Shabbat in January.  There have been many requests to repeat this at our next three Torah Shabbat services.  So once again, we will be having a community vegetarian pot luck dinner at 6:30 before our worship service. Then please stay and support David Abraham as he chants from the Torah during our regular Shabbat service, starting at 7:30 pm.  Please let us know if you are planning on attending and what you will bring: ritual@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.

Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Yahrzeits, March 10 - March 16, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Hyman Schwartz Friday 3/10/2017 father of David Schwartz
Eugene Bower Saturday 3/11/2017 father of Sandi Prince
Jill Buttrick Saturday 3/11/2017 sister of Claire Fennessey
Hy Berkowitz Sunday 3/12/2017 grandfather of Ruth Hurwitz
Seymour Gluck Monday 3/13/2017 father of Ronnie Ross
Mollie S. Hyams Monday 3/13/2017 mother of Sheila Wakoff
Renee Weiss Rollins Monday 3/13/2017 mother of Maxine Margolin
Rae Yurman Monday 3/13/2017 mother of Steve Yurman
Bernard Cukier Tuesday 3/14/2017 grandfather of Russell Robbins
Louise Zacune Tuesday 3/14/2017 sister of Fran Heizler
Max Aronow Thursday 3/16/2017 uncle of Meryll Wolfman

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