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May 10, 2017
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Potluck Shabbat and Torah Service, This Friday May 12!

Please join us for our next Potluck 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. We look forward to sharing a Shabbat dinner with you. Please let us know how many will attend, and what you will bring. Email Russ Robbins, Chair Ritual Committee at ritual@templebnaichaim.org.

Share your Simcha! To sponsor a Shabbat, oneg, preneg or flowers, click here!
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, May 11, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session (Final Thursday Classes)
  • Friday, May 12, 6:30 pm: Pot Luck Shabbat
  • Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services, with Torah Chanting
  • Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, May 14, 9:30 am: Religious School in session (Final Sunday Classes)
  • Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 pm: Climbing Your Family Tree, Part 2
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.
Last Sunday's Noah Aronson Concert at TBC 
Lilith Salon Discussion Group, Wednesday May 17   

Read  your Lilith magazine and come be a part of the conversation!

Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 pm at TBC.

RSVP to Bonnie Heft at
Save the Dates!  
Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities 

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.

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, May 12-May 18, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Dorothy Frances Bregman Friday 5/12/2017 mother of Lisa Bregman-Burba
Carol Kronman Friday 5/12/2017 mother of Heather Lipkind
Arthur David Bregman Monday 5/15/2017 father of Lisa Burba-Bregman
Joseph Heisler Monday 5/15/2017 father of Michele Scruton
Ralph Cahn Wednesday 5/17/2017 uncle of Kiki Cahn
Julius Alexander Thursday 5/18/2017 grandfather of Moses Alexander

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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Temple B'nai Chaim
82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695 - Fax: 203 544-9706
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly