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April 5, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, April 6, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, April 7, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, April 7, 6:30 am: Passover Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 8, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Monday, April 10: Passover begins at sunset
  • Tuesday, April 11 - Monday, April 17: Passover

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Shabbat Family Service, This Friday, April 7!

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 May 5 for the next Shabbat Family Service!
To All TBC Members, Families and Friends a
Joyous and Meaningful Passover

Rabbi's Sermon for March 31, 2017
"On Wednesday, the principal of Ridgefield High School and the Superintendent of Ridgefield schools sent emails to the parents and guardians of their students. By midnight that night, these emails had been forwarded to me by multiple congregants who wanted to make sure that I knew what had happened. The messages from the school told us that over the weekend, anti-semetic and racist graffiti, including a swastika, had been found on the campus of the Ridgefield High School. Both Dr. Gross and Dr. Baldwin condemned the behavior as hateful and unacceptable. I immediately reached out to both of them, sharing my deep concerns and offering my support and help as the school community dealt with these most recent incidents."  Read more...
Pick Up Your Lost and Found Items!

TBC has collected a number of jackets, fleeces and other items which have been left at the Temple over the winter.  Please check the coat closet and reclaim your lost items.  All unclaimed items as of April 7th will be donated to Goodwill.
Rabbi Bearman participating in the Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Clergy Panel "Coming Together" on April 3rd.
Latest Federation for Jewish Philanthropy
Newsletter Features Rabbi Bearman

The latest Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County newsletter features great upcoming events and FJP Community Voices guest columnist, Rabbi Rachel Bearman of Temple B'nai Chaim in Georgetown. Click here to read!
TBC Event: Recent Archaeological Discoveries in the Holy Land -
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Archaeological discoveries in Israel are always controversial and fascinating. Come hear about recent historical discoveries!  A crossroads of civilizations over many thousands of years, Israel has seen many important archaeological sites and artifacts come to light over the past few years changing our views on the history, cultural practices, and ways of life in the Holy Land.

TBC member Jeffrey Bendremer will present this fascinating lecture.  Jeff is currently on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle.  With over 30 years of experience in archaeological fieldwork, Jeff has participated in numerous excavations including at Tel Aphek, Israel, and in Connecticut and Rhode Island, as well as directed 21 archaeological field schools for the University of Connecticut and Indiana University, among others.  
Save the Dates!  
Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities 
April-May 2017

Schoke Jewish Family Service has a great set of upcoming programs, including a Passover Food Drive, 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. Click here for more information!
Lectures and Spring Events at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University

Topics include: academic boycotts of Israel, Jewish art, a musical setting of Anne Frank's diary, the Israeli Airforce.  Click here for more information.
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, April 7- April 13, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Jeanette Heintz Friday 4/7/2017 mother of Howard Wagner
Betty Ruth Hollander Friday 4/7/2017 mother of Aaron Hollander
William Deutch Monday 4/10/2017 grandfather of Marilyn Crandall
Israel Gordon Monday 4/10/2017 father of Jonathan Gordon
Burton Zuckerman Monday 4/10/2017 father of Stephen Zuckerman
Barbara Abraham Tuesday 4/11/2017 mother of David Abraham
Gussie Halle Tuesday 4/11/2017 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Michael Cohen Wednesday 4/12/2017 cousin of June Mara
Francine Goodman Thursday 4/13/2017 grandmother of Jeff Bendremer
Theodore Lash Thursday 4/13/2017 father of Melinda Weber

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
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