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March 30, 2016
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, March 31, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, April 1, 6:00 pm: Preneg sponsored by the Alexanders
  • Friday, April 1, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 2, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, April 2, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah Aaron Gruen - Send a Chai greeting card to wish Aaron mazel tov on his bar mitzvah!
  • Sunday, April 3, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, April 3, 11:30 am: Confirmation Grades 8, 9 & 10
  • Wednesday, April 6, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, April 7, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Purim Shabbat Worship & Megillah Reading - March 25th
TBC Family Service THIS Friday, April 1
RSVP for 6:00 pm Pre-Neg, Service 6:30 pm

Kid-friendly pre-neg with pizza and veggies followed by the family service. We'll be using our new prayer books - Mishkan T'Filah for Youth! RSVP for the pre-neg here: 

Save the Date for TBC's 40th Anniversary! 
Save the Date for TBC's 40th Anniversary "That's So '70's Shul" Celebration!  A Marvelously Fun Evening celebrating TBC's 40th Anniversary and Shavuot - June 11, 2016. Further details coming soon.

Thanks for Sponsoring the Pre-Neg! 
Many thanks to Jane and Moses Alexander for sponsoring this Friday's Family Service "pre-neg"! 

If you would like to sponsor a Preneg or Oneg, please email the TBC office at
Make Your Reservations Now for TBC's Community Passover Seder, April 23 

This year TBC will again welcome members and guests to a Community Passover Seder on Saturday, April 23rd (Second Night of Passover). The doors open at 5:30 pm, the Seder begins at 6:00 pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet together with congregants and friends and strengthen our community. This event is open to all, and members are encouraged to invite their non-TBC friends and acquaintances, of any denomination! The event will be catered, with hors d'oeuvres, Kosher-style food, and vegetarian options. The cost will be $36 for adults and children 11 years old and over, children under 10 are free.

RSVP by April 15 at:
This year we're asking each TBC family to send in a photo of their Elijah's Cup to archive@templebnaichaim.org for posting on our Facebook page! 

TBC's Lower East Side Trip, Sunday April 10!

Join TBC's Our Crowd for a day on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to explore Jewish immigration, history, and deli! The itinerary will include a tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, and lunch at Katz Deli. More information here! Questions? Email Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com or call at (203) 240-6408
B'nai Mitzvah Projects!

Descriptions of TBC students' mitzvah projects for this year are now being made available on the TBC website. Check them out
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. (Click here to view the project proflie form).

Please note that before you complete this form, you must submit your mitzvah project proposal to Rabbi Bearman.  
Connect with National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

Don't miss these exciting opportunities to connect with the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)!  Please contact Rabbi Bearman ( RabbiBearman@templebnaichaim.org) if you have any questions and/or would like to request financial assistance to attend one of these wonderful programs!
Salam Neighbor, 2015 Documentary, April 7
Salam Neighbor is a film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.

There will be a screening of Salam Neighbor on Thursday, April 7th at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society with a discussion of the Syrian refugee crisis following the screening moderated by Amy Fallas-Kerr, the producer and interviewer for the film crew.  View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SxPSZVD9o

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, April 1 - April 7, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Sue Barasch Friday 4/1/2016 aunt of Moses Alexander
Verna Nurick Friday 4/1/2016 mother of Rachel Langberg
Gertrude Garnett Saturday 4/2/2016 great grandmother of David Mann
Fannie Klein Saturday 4/2/2016 grandmother of Jaime Kapel
Dr. Stephen D. Wilk Saturday 4/2/2016 father of Jodie Nevas
Clifford Steinberg Monday 4/4/2016 father of Daniel Darst
Belle Herman Tuesday 4/5/2016 aunt of Mitchell Farber
Edith Sloan Tuesday 4/5/2016 grandmother of Pamela Karpen
Ernestine Lizan Wednesday 4/6/2016 grandmother of Meryll Wolfman
Jeanette Heintz Thursday 4/7/2016 mother of Howard Wagner
Betty Ruth Hollander Thursday 4/7/2016 mother of Aaron Hollander