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February 3, 2016
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Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, February 4, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, February 5, 6:00 pm: Preneg
  • Friday, February 5, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, February 6, 9:30 am: 6th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Retreat
  • Saturday, February 6, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 7, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, February 7, 4:00 pm: Climbing Your Family Tree
  • Wednesday, February 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, February 11, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Rabbi Bearman will give a talk on researching one's ancestry this Sunday,  February 7 at 4:00 pm! (See Facebook page!) 
This Friday, February 5
Pre-Neg 6:00, Service 6:30
Kid-friendly pre-neg with pizza and veggies followed by the service. We'll be using our new prayer books - Mishkan T'Filah for Youth!

Refugee Resettlement - Help Now Needed!

From Don WeberWe are expecting a refugee family in the very near future, and there are now a number of committees that will help to settle them. I will list the committees below and if you have interest in any of them, please email me at mdweb27@me.com, and I will put you in touch with the committee chair so that you may participate in the committee's activities.

The Committees are:
  • Housing-identify and arrange for housing
  • Clothing/furnishings-obtain, usually through donations, clothing and household furnishings 
  • Finance-establish family budget, help to obtain bank accounts/insurance, maintaining records of contributions in support of the family and related disbursements
  • Interfacing with government agencies-Social security, CT Dept. of Social Services, etc.
  • ESL-enable and teach English
  • Education-Ensure the entire family is able to pursue appropriate educational opportunities
  • Transportation-initially help to drive family as necessary and possibly eventually obtaining a car
  • Health-facilitate the family receiving appropriate medical services
  • Employment Assistance-provide support to family members to obtain and succeed in a job
  • Acculturation-integrate the family into American society
Those who volunteered when we resettled the Iraqi family several years ago found the experience both interesting and rewarding!
Tivnu Gap Year Program Open Houses Sunday, February 7

The Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts.
 
Discover: your passions and effect real change through hands-on internships
Learn: about complex social justice issues in a Jewish context
Create: a meaningful Jewish community and lifelong friendships
Explore: Portland and the Pacific Northwest
Build: houses, tangible skills, and independence
 
To find out more about the different Tivnu programs and the upcoming Open Houses, see their page on Facebook.
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, February 5 -February 11, 2016
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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


Arthur A. Wakoff Saturday 2/6/2016 father of Gary Wakoff
Shirley Spector Sunday 2/7/2016 mother of Jeffrey Spector
Donald Curtis Monday 2/8/2016 father of Simon Curtis
Sydney Levy Wednesday 2/10/2016 father of David Levy
George Anderson Thursday 2/11/2016 grandfather of Rachel Bearman
Sadie Friedman Thursday 2/11/2016 grandmother of Jane Alexander
Marvin Greenberg Thursday 2/11/2016 father of Iris Busch
Warren Prebluda Thursday 2/11/2016 father of Diane Brown
Emanuel (Manny) Zamore Thursday 2/11/2016 father of Steven Zamore

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