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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, December 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm: Hanukkah Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, December 12, 9:30 am: 5th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Retreat
  • Saturday, December 12, 9:30 am: Torah Study 
  • Sunday, December 13, 9:30 am: RS Hanukkah Celebration
  • Sunday, December 13, 6:00 pm: Sisterhood Hanukkah Party
  • Wednesday, December 16, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, December 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session

Hanukkah began on the evening of Sunday, December 6th and will run through the evening of Monday, December 14th .
Hanukkah is not just for kids ...

Sisterhood Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh Party! December 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm at TBC. There are candles to light, enjoy a bite and a gift exchange this night!  PLUS a little bit of POT LUCK: Vegetarian Main dishes and beverages are provided. RSVP and SIGN UP to bring a vegetarian appetizer, side or dessert.  More information ....

Please bring a fun gift valued around $15.00 to exchange. And... we will collect diapers to donate. Click here to RSVP!

We Look Forward to Celebrating Together- See you There! 
Volunteers Needed for Danbury Food Pantry!
Friday 12/18, 9:30-11:30 am

A few more volunteers are needed for Friday, December, 12/18.  Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is an ecumenical food pantry servicing the Greater Danbury community. Its mission is to help those in need of food, whatever their circumstances, and maintain the dignity of clients in a compassionate and caring atmosphere. Our Daily Bread offers one bag of groceries per month.
Contact Peggy Zamore peggyz18@gmail.com to join our team.

The food pantry is located on Terrace Place, in the rear building of St. James' Episcopal Church at 25 West Street, Danbury, CT. Bring quarters for the meters when you join us!
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

Make Hanukkah Happy for Wilton Jewish Families!

Here's a way to make a difference this Hanukkah for  some needy Jewish Wilton families. Through the good works of the Wilton Department of Social Services, we've been asked to support several  Jewish Wilton families who celebrate Hanukkah by providing a $100 Gift Card for each of 12 children in these families.   Think about all the gifts you give to your children each year...and then think about how you could really make a difference for these families.  

All you have to do is click on the Donation Form here and donate what you can to the TBC Tzedakah (Social Action) Fund and indicate the donation is for "Make Hanukkah Happy for All Kids!" Our Social Action Committee will purchase the gift cards and deliver them to Wilton Department of Social Services.
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 ...
Kutz/NFTY Concert at Temple Emanu-El on December 13

Come celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah with former Kutz Camp song leaders, New York area cantors and musicians representing five decades of music. Experience a Kutz and NFTY-style pop-up choir with Cantor Ellen Dreskin, and enjoy an unforgettable concert featuring Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson. Sunday, Dec. 13th at 4:30-6:00 pm at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.  More information and reservations.
Share Our Simchas - Sponsor an Oneg! 

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! 
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Yahrzeits, December 11-December 17, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)   

Ann Sylvia Heisler Saturday 12/12/2015 mother of Michele Scruton
Jacqueline B. Landis Saturday 12/12/2015 mother of Mara Arzi
Andrew Rosenberg Saturday 12/12/2015 father of Irene Rosenberg
Jack Greenberg Sunday 12/13/2015 father of David Greenberg
Morris Myers Sunday 12/13/2015 grandfather of Jane Alexander
Evelyn Williams Tuesday 12/15/2015 mother of Erv Shames
Ruth Gordon Thursday 12/17/2015 mother of Jonathan Gordon