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January 27, 2016
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, January 28, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, January 29: Our Daily Bread/Danbury Food Pantry
  • Friday, January 29, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, January 30, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, January 31, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, January 31, 11:30 am: Grade 10 Confirmation
  • Wednesday, February 3, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, February 4, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Shabbay Shirah Workshop - Saturday, January 22nd
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Our Torah - Memorial Torah Scroll #529
TBC Torah Scroll
TBC Memorial Scroll
The Ten Commandments

At TBC, we are privileged to have Memorial Torah Scroll #529 which was written in 1832.  It is believed to be one of the Torahs from the town of České Budějovice, once the capital of Southern Bohemia, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire now in the Czech Republic. The thriving Jewish community there built an ornate synagogue in 1868.  On April 18, 1942, over 900 Jews of this city were deported to death camps, and three months later the Nazis destroyed the synagogue.  TBC has put together a Pinterest board to make available information about this historic Jewish community and our Torah.  See the many pictures and stories.

In October 2015, a delegation of TBC members transported our Memorial Scroll to Temple Sinai of Sharon, Mass., where a number of Czech scrolls from around the region were reunited for a special ceremony and carried together in a unique procession. 
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 
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.  
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!

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TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the
price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895

You shop. Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. 
Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
Yahrzeits, January 29 -February 4, 2016
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Ruth Goodman Enteen Friday 1/29/2016 mother of Alice Learman
Lillian Chaprack Sunday 1/31/2016 grandmother of Robert Kapel
Mildred Heidelberger Sunday 1/31/2016 grandmother of Alissa Merzon
Dorothy Anne Bernstein Dubin Monday 2/1/2016 mother of Tom Dubin
Albert Greenwald Monday 2/1/2016 remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Doris Jean Custer Tuesday 2/2/2016 mother of Joni Lerner
Samuel Goodman Wednesday 2/3/2016 grandfather of Pamela Karpen
Marian Kabot Wednesday 2/3/2016 aunt of Howard Wagner
Eleanor Muirhead Wednesday 2/3/2016 mother of Simon Curtis
Katharina Hof Thursday 2/4/2016 grandmother of Barbara Bloom
Leon Saumier Thursday 2/4/2016 father of Todd Saumier