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Noah Aronson Concert for TBC Members
This Sunday, May 7 at 11:00 am!

TBC is hosting Noah Aronson, an internationally acclaimed soulful and energetic
Jewish composer and performer on Sunday, May 7. This program is free to all members thanks to generous donations to the Cantor's discretionary fund over the past few years in support of musical programs at TBC. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this most special TBC event. Please RSVP so we can plan to accommodate those attending. 

Noah will be teaching our children in the religious school from 9:30- 10:30am followed by a concert for all our school children, their parents, and all TBC members from 11:00am-12:00pm in the TBC sanctuary. Check out Noah's website at www.noaharonson.com for a sampling of some of his exciting and inspiring music.

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, May 4, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, May 5, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, May 5, 6:30 am: Passover Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am: Phoebe Schrag Bat Mitzvah - Send a Chai greeting card to wish Phoebe mazel tov on her bat mitzvah!
  • Saturday, May 6, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, May 6, 11:15 am: Olivia Newfield Bat Mitzvah - Send a Chai greeting card to wish Olivia mazel tov on her bat mitzvah!
  • Sunday, May 7, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, May 7, 11:00 am: Noah Aronson Concert
  • Wednesday, May 10, 4:20: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, May 11, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
Shabbat Family Service & Pre-Neg, This Friday, May 5!

Join us for another fun Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP.  And save June 2 for the next Shabbat Family Service!

Share Your Simcha. Sponsor a pre-neg, oneg, or flowers!
Mitzvah Project!
CARDS FOR CANCER - Sunshine Greetings
 created by: Ariel Langberg
For my Bat Mitzvah project, I have created greeting cards. I decided to do this project in honor of my Aunt Hillary Silver, who passed away from multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. All the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Silver Platter Foundation, which provides goods and services to families affected by adult blood cancer with children living at home. I will be selling my cards at TBC this
Sunday, May 7
during the concert. To make a donation please go to SilverPlatterFoundation.org. And, if you have any questions or want to order cards, feel free to email me at iloveleapday@yahoo.com
Next Pot Luck Shabbat, Friday May 12

Please join us for our next Pot Luck Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 12 at 6:30 pm.  As always, please bring a vegetarian dish to share for dinner. The last several have been well attended!

Afterwards, please join us as Bonnie Heft chants from the Torah during our Shabbat service.
TBC Event: Climbing Your Family Tree: Part 2 -
A Special Presentation by Rabbi Bearman
Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 pm

The work of the family historian is always evolving. Rabbi Bearman will share more resources, techniques, and ideas for preserving and sharing your family's history. Building on her class last year, Rabbi Bearman will share more of her personal experiences as a family historian and address specific questions and techniques that could be helpful for anyone who is interested in the general topic as well as those who are currently researching their family's history. The topics that this class will cover include (but are not limited to): deciphering Hebrew tombstones, digitizing photos and slides, and mapping ancestors' travels. 
Save the Dates!  

Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities 
May 2017

Schoke Jewish Family Service has a great set of upcoming programs (see below), including support groups for those seeking employment, help with financial fitness, exercises for brain fitness, and others. Schoke can also provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food.

SCHOKE JFS COLLEGE AHEAD!, Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 pm at the Stamford J, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. A panel of college admissions deans will discuss topics of interest to high school students and their parents, moderated by Claire Friedlander, Schoke JFS College Consultant. For more information, contact her at clairef@ctjfs.org or 203-921-4161.

An Evening with Elayne & James Schoke JFS on Wednesday, May 10th at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel, 2701 Summer Street: 38th Annual Mitzvah Award to the Beldotti Family and Young Leadership Award to Mark Frank. Cocktails at 5:30 pm, dinner, live auction and, at 8:00 pm, stand-up comedy by Steve Solomon of the Broadway show, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.ctjfs.org.

Schoke JFS presents: Stand-Up Comedy by Steve Solomon of the Broadway show, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy on Wednesday, May 10th at 8:00pm at Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel, 2701 Summer Street. Show followed by kosher dessert buffet. Tickets are $65 per person. Reserve seats at https://jewishfamilyservice.wufoo.com/forms/an-evening-with-schoke-jfs/
Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Group Program-Tuesday, May 16th at 1pm: Designed for individuals looking to stimulate their brain power with a meaningful experience focusing on insight, reducing stress, inspiring confidence, and providing practical support to help reach personal goals! Come and meet others and participate in some mental exercises to stimulate brain power. Insurance co-pays will be accepted, or $20 fee to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration suggested by contacting Jami Fener, Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at jfener@ctjfs.org or 203-921-4161 x121 
Jewish Senior Services - Hospice Volunteer Training

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaision: Our goal is to have trained Hospice volunteers in clusters ALL OVER FAIRFIELD COUNTY so that when the need presents itself, volunteers do not have to travel far. Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a three day Hospice Volunteer Training Program for anyone interested in giving their time and compassion to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, June 4th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday, June 7th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm; and Thursday, June 8th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about Hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at eashkins@jseniors.org.
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunities at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly and are always available at the following address: www.jseniors.org/careers/

Services include: Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences - Long Term Care - Rehabilitation Services - Day Services - Home Care - Hospice - Advocacy and Education - Long Term Care Protection - Home Together - Child Development Center - Fitness Center
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A wonderful 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.

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, May 5-May 11, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Janet Bernstein Friday 5/5/2017 mother of Steven Bernstein
Julius Cahn Friday 5/5/2017 father of Kiki Cahn
Robert A. Heisler Friday 5/5/2017 brother of Michele Scruton
Edith Weinstein Friday 5/5/2017 grandmother of Dana Umerley
Milton Greenbaum Saturday 5/6/2017 father of Susan Hagan
Morton Metzger Saturday 5/6/2017 grandfather of Dina Levi
Joy Bower Sunday 5/7/2017 mother of Sandi Prince
Steven Johns-Boehme Sunday 5/7/2017 brother of Joni Lerner
Saul Littman Sunday 5/7/2017 father of Alice Czuczka
William Sobel Sunday 5/7/2017 father of Ken Sobel
David Macklin Monday 5/8/2017 grandfather of Fran Heizler
Herman S. Nadel Tuesday 5/9/2017 father of Mac Nadel
Beth Alyse Thompson Wednesday 5/10/2017 sister of Jay Singer
Hedwig Merzon Thursday 5/11/2017 grandmother of Alissa Merzon

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time of yahrzeit.
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82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
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Cantor: Jon Sobel
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