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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 


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Join Our Crowd!

OUR CROWD, designed to provide fun social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for older members of TBC, is being revived. The first event, on Oct 3 at 6pm is dinner for adults in the Sukkah, Havdalah, and a movie and discussion (see below). OUR CROWD is a wonderful way to meet other TBC members and to develop a sense of connection and community.
If you are interested in joining the OUR CROWD committee, contact

TBC Events through September 17, 2015 

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)    

  • Thursday, September 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, September 11, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Sunday, September 13, 7:45 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
  • Monday, September 14: Rosh Hashanah
    •   9:00 am: 1st Service
    • 12:00 pm: 2nd Service
    •   3:00 pm: Children's Service
  • Tuesday, September 15 
    • 9:30 am: Rosh Hashanah Service
    • 12:00 pm: Tashlich
  • Wednesday, September 16, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, September 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
TBC High Holy Days Central!

Everything you need to know about the High Holy Days at TBC is posted to our website here. Especially helpful are the HHD Newsletter and the one-page HHD Information Handout.

High Holy Days Tickets Were Mailed Last Friday!

Tickets were mailed Friday, September 4, to families who have returned their membership packages. If you haven't received your tickets yet, or if you have any questions, please call Kim O'Rielly in the TBC Office at (203) 544-8695. If you would like to purchase tickets for relatives or guests, please click here.
RSVP for Yom Kippur Break Fast!

Sisterhood is once again planning to provide a sumptuous break fast on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM, immediately following Yizkor and Neilah services. All are welcome, but please RVSP to sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org so that we are able to plan accordingly. Please include your name, your number of guests, and how many are children 10 or younger. 
Michael Heft Food & Miriam Messe Diaper Collection!
It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. Food will be collected at the Yom Kippur service. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry, Wilton Food Pantry, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut. Please do not include items that are past the "best used by date."  Thank you in advance for your generosity, and if you are able to help deliver to any of the locations please let me know. Jane Alexander, 203-762-8605,  Jane@nodhill.net. Click here to see items needed for the drive!
High Holy Day Giving!

The Temple incurs many additional expenses to create a warm and welcoming HHD experience.  Please consider a contribution to help cover the costs of the Bimah and lobby flowers or to defray the numerous costs associated with the holiday celebrations.   Use the contribution form here, and select the fund to indicate whether the donation is for the High Holy Days Appeal, Flowers or to cover other High Holy Day expenses.

Sukkah Raising - September 27

The Men's Club will be leading up the annual raising of our Sukkah on Sunday, September 27th at 10:00 am.  Please come and help us put together our Sukkah on the TBC side driveway.  We look forward to good spirits and a fun event.  All are welcome.  Bring your stepladder and tools (or not).  Contact Jeff Spector with any questions at jms884@gmail.com  or 203-956-6367.

Sukkot Dinner, Havdalah, Film and Discussion - October 3

Our Crowd, the Ritual Committee and Adult Education invite all adult TBC members to join us on October 3rd at 6 pm for a Sukkot pot luck dinner, Havdalah service, and a screening of the recent  film, "A Woman in Gold", starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.  We will serve dessert and look forward to a lively discussion after the film. Click here to RSVP and indicate what type of food you would like to contribute (vegetarian and fish only). We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful and celebratory evening.  Contact Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com for any questions regarding the event.

JFS Life Transitions Workshops: 
Concerns & Issues Related
to Job Loss

Wednesdays at 11:00 am.  A weekly support group for the unemployed is being held at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  The group will provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email at: rkanefsky@ctjfs.org

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Yahrzeits, September 11-September 17, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Morris Horowitz Saturday 9/12/2015 father of Betty Grey
Judy Kolodny Nash Saturday 9/12/2015 aunt of Sharon Sobel
Dylan Hoffman Saturday 9/12/2015 son of Kevin and Caroline Hoffman
William Glasberg Sunday 9/13/2015 father of Gladys O'Neil
William N. Kauffman Sunday 9/13/2015 father of Paul Kauffman
Nathan Hurwitz Monday 9/14/2015 nephew of Ruth Hurwitz
Bernard W. Learman Monday 9/14/2015 husband of Alice Learman
Howard Stevens Monday 9/14/2015 cousin of Michael Heft
Ramesh Kundaje Tuesday 9/15/2015 father of Vanita Wagner
George Kamber Thursday 9/17/2015 cousin of Moses Alexander
Milton Eugene Ruben Thursday 9/17/2015 father of Richard Ruben