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December 16, 2015
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Phone: 203 544-8695
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins
Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
Men's Club President, Dr. Jeff Spector
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Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, December 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, December 18, 9:30 am: Our Daily Bread/Danbury Food Pantry
  • Friday, December 18, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, December 19, 9:30 am: Torah Study - Vayigash
  • Sunday, December 20, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, December 20, 11:30 am: Grade 8, 9 & 10 Confirmation
Sisterhood Hanukkah & Rosh Chodesh Party, December 13th
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Torah Chanting This Week!

Cantor Sobel will be chanting from the Torah this Friday night, December 18th - Parashat Vayigash, Genesis 45:4-8.  

All congregants whose birthdays or anniversaries occur in December will be called up to the bimah for the honor of the Aliyah (Torah blessings).   
Vintage by Winters / TBC Holiday Sale

Purchase anything from Vintage by Winters between now and December 31, and she will give 20% back to the TBC Sisterhood.  It's a win-win proposition! You get a fabulous item to gift or keep and Sisterhood is getting a donation! Susan has items for women, men and children -- vintage and new. Click here to shop: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1626332947582513/

You can also look on Susan's ebay site for more items (http://stores.ebay.com/vintagebywinters/). If you see something there, please contact Susan directly to order at:  SWDesigner@me.com (and not order on eBay). Susan delivers in Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton or Weston.  
Volunteers Needed for the Overflow Homeless Shelter!

Do a mitzvah in your sleep! The Social Action Committee needs volunteers for the following dates: Monday, December 21, Friday, December 25, Sunday, December 27. Contact Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com if interested.  More information ...
Share Our Simchas - Sponsor an Oneg! 

A special Oneg will be held this Friday in honor of Cantor Sobel chanting Torah for us.  "Todah Rabbah!" to Moses and Jane Alexander for sponsoring the oneg in honor of Cantor Sobel's chanting Torah this week.

A wonderful way of celebrating special happy occasions (simchas), such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is by sharing your joy (nachas) with the entire congregation and sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat for the Friday 
of your special week.  We'll arrange for the food and set-up, all you do is send a minimum donation of $125.  If you would like to sponsor an Oneg, please call or email the TBC office (203 544-8695 / tbc@templebnaichaim.org) and we'll pencil in your special Shabbat.  In the words of the traditional Yiddish wish for birthdays, May you live to be 120 (the age achieved by Moses, and therefore considered to be the ideal lifespan). L'Chaim! 
Our Crowd: Movie and Deli Night at TBC
Saturday, January 16th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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 'Above and Beyond', a gripping movie about a group of Jewish American war pilots who smuggle planes out of the U.S. and fly for Israel in it's War of Independence.  Please RSVP to Ria Miller at Riahmiller@hotmail.com .   Cost $18 per person.
Donate Today To The Limud Fund!
As this calendar year comes to a close, please consider making a year-end, tax deductible contribution to the new TBC LIMUD FUND.  All donations will be used to support the education of our children. Help us continue to celebrate the light that exists in every child and donate today!  http://bit.ly/Limud

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. 
To the right - TBC and other volunteers at the  
Dorothy Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen  

Yahrzeits, December 18-December 24, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)   

Blanche Levy Friday 12/18/2015 grandmother of Jennifer Haynos
Eileen Halliday Sunday 12/20/2015 friend of June Mara
Beverly Jaffe Kolodny Monday 12/21/2015 mother of Sharon Sobel
Harriet Rosenson Monday 12/21/2015 mother of Valerie Rosenson
Ray Rosenson Monday 12/21/2015 grandmother of Valerie Rosenson
Lupe Escalante Tuesday 12/22/2015 father of Rudy Escalante
Joseph Bennett Wednesday 12/23/2015 grandfather of Jennifer Meehan
Jesse Smith Wednesday 12/23/2015 father of Steve Smith
Sidney Shane Thursday 12/24/2015 father of Patricia Olshan