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CHAILITES
January 13, 2016
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, January 14, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, January 15, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, January 16, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, January 16, 6:30 pm: Movie and Deli Night
  • Sunday, January 17 - No religious school
  • Wednesday, January 20 - No religious school
  • Thursday, January 21 - No religious school
Shabbat Worship, January 8, 2016 - Marilyn Van Raalte chanting Torah

Our Crowd: Movie and Deli Night at TBC
Saturday, January 16, 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,' the gripping story of a group of Jewish American war pilots who smuggle planes out of the U.S. and fly for Israel in its War of Independence.  Cost $18 per person.  Please RSVP using the sign up form here.  Questions to Ria Miller at Riahmiller@hotmail.com .
Sisterhood's Women's  Tu BiSh'vat Seder
Sunday, January 24, 6:00 pm 
 
Tu BiSh'vat is the holiday that marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees."  This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.  We will drink the fruit of the vine and nourish our bodies with fruits and nuts symbolizing strength, creation, rebirth, and our spiritual and emotional ties with the Earth. 
 
A light vegetarian supper will be served at Sharon Sobel's home: 8 Old Farm Road  in Wilton . Cost is $18.00 for Sisterhood members, $23.00 for guests.  RSVP using the form here. Questions to: sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org   by January 19th.
Refugee Resettlement - Be Part of the Solution!

TBC participates as a member of WI-ACT, Wilton Interfaith Action Committee, including projects such as the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. About six years ago, WI-ACT resettled a refugee Iraqi family that is doing well and living in Stamford.

In response to the increased need, the WI-ACT Steering Committee has decided to resettle another refugee family through the nonprofit Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services (IRIS) headquartered in New Haven. Read more and get involved!
Spend 10 days in Israel FREE with URJ Kesher: Birthright Israel! Registration for summer trips opens February 1. You can pre-register NOW at  http://www.gokesher.org/!
January 31 TBC Program on Antisemitism Canceled

The previously announced January 31 adult ed program on Antisemitism has been cancelled. 
Instead try .... A Taste of Torah:
an Afternoon of Jewish Learning

On Sunday, January 31, from 4:00-6:00 pm, take part in Fairfield County's annual community-wide afternoon of adult Jewish learning. Select from a variety of courses led by rabbis, cantors and educators throughout the area.  A Taste of Torah is free and open to the community. Childcare is available for children ages 3-9.  Register for childcare before Wednesday, January 20.  To attend, tegister here!
Climbing Your Family Tree, February 7, 2016 at 4:00pm
  
On Sunday, February 7th at 4:00 pm, Rabbi Rachel Bearman will lead a class on one of her favorite topics, Family History, at Temple B'nai Chaim. Whether you're an experienced family historian or are simply interested in the subject, you'll find this presentation to be both practical and fun. This program is open to the whole community, and we hope that you'll bring any and all interested friends! Check out the event on Facebook.  
Update on Stop Hunger Now: 135,000 Meals Shipped to Haiti!

135,000 of the meals that we and others packaged as part of the Stop Hunger Now event on October 24 have now been shipped to Haiti.  They will be distributed  through Convoy of Hope, an organization that has served more than 55 million people throughout the world through international children feeding initiatives, community outreach, disaster response and partner resourcing. The programs being implemented in Haiti are aimed not just at survival, but also at long-term sustainability with such things as the development of tilapia farms and the implementation of other skills-training programs.
Yahrzeits, January 15 -January 20, 2016
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Michael Ginson Friday 1/15/2016 father of Louise Shames
David Gordon Friday 1/15/2016 father of Todd Gordon
Leo Mellon Friday 1/15/2016 father of Marc Mellon
David Shames Friday 1/15/2016 father of Erv Shames
Lily Czuczka Saturday 1/16/2016 mother of Peter Czuczka
Dr. Samuel Shauer Saturday 1/16/2016 father of Marlene Serby
Rose Prentiss Sunday 1/17/2016 grandmother of Valerie Rosenson
Richard Mazer Monday 1/18/2016 father of Margaret Mazer-Ogdon
Freda Leuin Ruben Monday 1/18/2016 mother of Richard Ruben
Kate Schneyer Tuesday 1/19/2016 great aunt of Jon Sobel
Harold P. Weber Wednesday 1/20/2016 father of Donald Weber
Sam Youden Wednesday 1/20/2016 friend of Frosch family