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March 1, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, March 2, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, March 3, 6:00 pm: Family Pre-neg
  • Friday, March 3, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services (Note earlier time!)
  • Saturday, March 4, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, March 4, 11:00 am: Dylan Bender's Bar Mitzvah. Send a chai greeting card to Dylan to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah
  • Sunday, March 5, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Wednesday, March 8, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, March 9, 4:20 pm:  Religious School in session
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.

Thank you to the Bender family for sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Dylan's Bar Mitzvah.
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!
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
Confirmation Class Trip to Washington DC - February 24-27, 2017
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 .
Teens - We want YOUR Opinion - This Sunday!

As part of the continuing strategic planning process, we are asking our TBC teens to share your opinions on topics relating to TBC.  If you are in grades 8 - 12, please join us for a brief conversation on Sunday, March 5, 11:30-12:00.  You do not need to be in the madrachim program or in confirmation class.  We want to hear from all of you! Any questions, please contact Dina Gumins or Cindy Baulsir.
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.

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price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
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Yahrzeits, March 3 - March 9, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Manual Ostroff Friday 3/3/2017 cousin of Sue Frenkiel
Bruce B. Kauffman Saturday 3/4/2017 brother of Paul Kauffman
Ruth Mellon Sunday 3/5/2017 mother of Marc Mellon
Dr. Steven R. Berg Tuesday 3/7/2017 father of Daniel Berg
Paul Rubin Wednesday 3/8/2017 father of Steven Rubin
Walter Ullman Thursday 3/9/2017 father of Martin Ullman

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