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June 22, 2016
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    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
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Please note that events and news for 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.)   
  • Friday, June 24, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 25, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, June 25, 6:30 pm: Havdalah Potluck -- POSTPONED!
  • Wednesday, June 29: Dorothy Day - Danbury Soup Kitchen
These were some of the religious leaders who attended an interfaith vigil at Norwalk City Hall on June 17 to remember the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. The vigil supported the LGBTQ community, shared thoughts and prayers for those who were killed, and supported every community impacted by violence and hatred.  

Rabbi Bearman: "When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures." I've just posted the sermon I gave last Shabbat - Rainbows Are a Sign of Strength. Click here to access it and let me know what you think.
End of Year TBC Annual Fundraiser Goal, $20,000

By now each family should by now have received our mailing for the Annual TBC Fundraiser.  Our fundraising goal for this year, ending June 30, is $20,000.

Annual fundraising donations are used to support our programs throughout the year at TBC. As with most synagogues, dues alone simply do not cover all our costs. We are asking every family to participate, either by sending a check to the office or by donating online. If everyone participates, we can easily reach our goal!

Please send your donation before June 30, using this form.
Havdalah Potluck at the Feldman-Wilkes Home Postponed
The Havdalah Potluck scheduled for this Saturday, June 25th, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a date in August!
Drivers and Childcare Volunteers Needed for Syrian Refugee Family!
From Jane Alexander:  Drivers are needed for the Syrian refugee family Wi-Act is helping to settle in Wilton.  The family consists of a single mom, she is a widow, and 5 children, ages 2 almost 3, 5, 10, 11, 12. The 11 and 12 year old are almost 12 and 13. They are all in various program for the summer and need to be driven. The 2 younger boys go to the same place Monday-Friday 9-4. The 3 older children will mostly be a the same place, or only need one driver for 2 drop offs that are near each other. I am using a website, VolunteerSpot for people to sign themselves up on the schedule. If you are interested in helping with this, please email me at   Jane@nodhill.net and I can give you more information.
Help Pack Jewish Senior Services Residents!

Volunteers are needed to help pack Jewish Senior Services Residents getting ready to move from Jefferson Street to our new campus at 4200 Park Avenue in Fairfield! Jewish Senior Services completed the approval process for State licensure inspections this week so packing has officially begun! Volunteers need ASAP! Staff will work with you to pack Residents' belongings. All volunteer efforts are being coordinated by Darlene Miakos so that every neighborhood can receive assistance. Darlene can be reached at 203-365-6495 or dmiakos@jseniors.org. Thank you!

QUESTION: Are You Using Gmail?

If you are using Gmail, and Chailites messages are ending up under the "Promotions" tab, this can easily be changed so that Chailites always appears under your "Primary tab."  Display the Chailites email and simply select "Add Temple B'nai Chaim to Contacts List" from the right hand drop down menu.  (Email from people or institutions present in your Contacts List always appear under the Primary tab!)  Send any questions to webmaster@templebnaichaim.org
Jewish Family Services!
  • The Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam provides assistance with senior living, mental health care, medical-related topics, legal concerns, and a variety of social services. Service is always confidential and without charge. Contact information: (203) 794-1818 - email: jfsdanbury@gmail.com - 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
  • The Jewish Family Service of Stamford has a great series of programs and workshops this summer.  Click here for the full listing.
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander 203 762-8605 Jane@nodhill.net
Yahrzeits, June 24 - June 30, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

George Lewson Sunday 6/26/2016 father of David Lewson
Velik Kaplan Tuesday 6/28/2016 father of Tagyana Shnitser
Elliot Lipman Tuesday 6/28/2016 brother of Hannah Lipman