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October 26, 2016
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar. Schedule of HHD Services is available here.)
  • Thursday, October 27: Religious School in session
  • Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, October 29, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, October 30: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, October 30, 9:30 am: Sukkah take-down        
  • Sunday, October 30, 10:30 am: Cantor Sobel - Adult Ed Presentation
  • Wednesday, November 2: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, November 3: Religious School in session
Hearing the Shema, by Cantor Sobel
For TBC Parents and Members, This Sunday, October 30, 10:30 am

Hearing the Shema - an introduction to and exploration of the Shema as the opening to 1,000 Prayers.
  This class will engage with the text of the Shema - just 6 words - with the intention of deepening, enriching, and expanding our connection with this central Jewish prayer.  Cantor Sobel will lead this engaging class for TBC parents and all other interested TBC members.  No prior knowledge of Hebrew or level of experience with Jewish prayers is required.  Let's enjoy learning together for a more fulfilling prayer experience and connection with our children, our tradition and our deepest selves. See you at TBC on Sunday, October 30th !
Save the Date - Mamaleh Knows Best - November 6, 10:30 am

This will be Marjorie Ingall's first appearance in Connecticut to discuss her new book, Mamaleh Knows Best - What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children, Sunday, November 6, 10:30am, at TBC. Check out the event on Facebook.

"Marjorie Ingall is such a winning writer that as you tear through her laugh-out-loud, warm-hearted book, you might not notice the deep wisdom it delivers - not just on how to raise a mensch, but how to be one."  -Gayle Forman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.

TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration - That '70s Shul
Volunteers Needed!!!   
40th Anniversary Gala
Please save the date! To be successful, we need donations of auction items, donations for expenses,  volunteers, as well as someone to coordinate a fun game to promote the gala. This is an important event in the life and history of TBC, so please contact Mike Bonheim at bonheim@gmail.com to offer your help and support!
This Year's Sisterhood Dinner was quite the party! (Wednesday, October 19, 2016)
Volunteers Needed for Sukkah Take-Down - This Sunday, October 30 

The Men's Club will be leading up the taking down of the Sukkah this Sunday, October 30, at 9:30 am. All are welcome to come and help us put it away for the year.
Thanks to all who Participated/Supported the 'Stop Hunger Now' Event!
Last Saturday approximately 700 member of the community and about 80 TBCer's came together to package a record 167,000 meals to feed children who otherwise would not have a nutritious meal.  As in past events, it was fun for the whole family from 5 year olds t
o grandparents.  There is still time to provide financial support to help fund these meals.  You may do so by clicking here and using the Tzedakah form, or contact Don Weber at mdweb27@me.com.
Fighting BDS in Congress and on Campus, Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm
An important evening happening in at the Conservative Synagogue of Westport, Tuesday evening, November 1 at 7:30.  Along with 14 other synagogues in Fairfield County, there will be a panel of speakers who will deal with combating BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel) on campuses and in Congress. For more information or to register: jmerl@aipac.org, or 212-750-4110.
15th Jewish Arts & Film Festival, Stamford Community Center

The Stamford Jewish Community Center is proud to welcome you to the 15th season of the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, from Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6. We are thrilled to present to you the very best current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature that the international Jewish community has to offer. Recognized as an essential part of the Jewish cultural scene in Fairfield County, the Jewish Arts & Film Festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Jewish and Israeli life, culture, community and history, brought to audiences during the Festival week and throughout the year. 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday November 4

Join us for a Shabbat Family Service next Friday, November 4, starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm , song, story and worship are followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, please RSVP for the Preneg at  http://bit.ly/1XVZMXf. Save these dates for future family services: December 16, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A w onderful 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.
Volunteer information for Jewish Senior Services

Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS.  There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care.  At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a cliché, but a way of life.  Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org.
URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camp Presentation! 

Eisner & Crane Lake Camp temple presentation at TBC - Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 am. Details!

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, October 28 - November 3, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Betty-Lou Gordon Friday 10/28/2016 mother of Todd Gordon
Fran Katz Friday 10/28/2016 sister of Howard Heizler
Edythe R. Braunstein Sunday 10/30/2016 mother of Wendy Nadel
Jerry Shapiro Sunday 10/30/2016 uncle of Jon Sobel
Janet Down Tuesday 11/1/2016 sister-in-law of Ronnie Ross
Laura Deutsch Wednesday 11/2/2016 cousin of Michele Bender
Sadie Eisenstein Wednesday 11/2/2016 grandmother of Michele Bennett
Esther Greenberg Thursday 11/3/2016 mother of Iris Busch
Harry Kulawitz Thursday 11/3/2016 grandfather of Harvey Kulawitz