TBC Leaf Logo - color
January 20, 2016
TBC Social Media

Don't be left out!  Experience TBC in real time!  Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. (Click below!)   

Facebook icon   Instagram logo   Twitter logo YouTube logo Pinterest Logo 

TBC Events / TBC Calendar
Need to schedule (or change or cancel) a TBC Event? Kindly fill out the TBC Calendar Request Form.
Support TBC!
TBC Links
TBC Links
Contact Us
Phone: 203 544-8695
Fax: 203 544-9706
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly 
President, Dina Gumins
Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
Men's Club President, Dr. Jeff Spector
Chailites News Item Submissions   
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 - Monday, January 22 - 25:  Grade 10 L'Taken Confirmation Trip
  • Friday, January 22, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, January 23, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, January 24, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, January 24, 6:00 pm: Sisterhood Tu BiSh'vat Seder
  • Wednesday, January 27, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, January 28, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Our Crowd Movie & Deli Night - Saturday, January 16th
More pictures!
Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song - This Friday, January 23 
Join us at service this Friday  evening when we celebrate Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, where we read the Song at the Sea in which Moses and the Israelites sang of their miraculous deliverance from Pharaoh.  In our service for this evening the Cantor will chant an excerpt from the Torah reading and a trio of singers from our congregation joining the Cantor in offering several special liturgical songs for this occasion! 
Rabbi Bearman in the News! 

Rabbi Bearman wrote an interesting article for the Danbury News-Times that appeared last Friday, January 15, about Tu BiSh'vat and the fact that there are four Jewish new years celebrations in the Jewish calendar! Check out "Jewish communities celebrate start of new season"!
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!
Listen to Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu audio with slide show from last Friday's TBC service honoring the memory of Martin Luther King.
Spend 10 days in Israel FREE with URJ Kesher: Birthright Israel! Registration for summer trips opens February 1.
You can pre-register NOW at 
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.  
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, register here!
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.

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
Yahrzeits, January 22 -January 28, 2016
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Diana Schumer Turet Friday 1/22/2016 grandmother of Jamie Kapel
Bernice Myers Sunday 1/24/2016 mother of Jane Alexander
Walter Czuczka Tuesday 1/26/2016 father of Peter Czuczka
Thomas Stanley Tuesday 1/26/2016 father of Ellen Bonheim
Moses A. Temerson Tuesday 1/26/2016 grandfather of Moses Alexander
Clara Robbins Thursday 1/28/2016 grandmother of Russell Robbins