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  • Friday, August 5, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Service
TBC Folks at Crane Lake Camp
Mystical Tisha B'av Shabbat Service, August 12!

Join us for a Mystical Tisha B'av Service, Friday, August 12 at 6:30 pm.

(From last year's service!)
Oneg Sponsor Thank You!

Many thanks to Ria and Bruce Miller, oneg sponsors for Shabbat service on August 12.

(If you would like to sponsor a Shabbat oneg, pre-neg or flowers, please see the instructions and form here!)
Tisha B'Av Torah Study & Brunch 
Saturday August 13, 10:00 am

What is Tisha B'Av? It is the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av when we remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples. It was also the day of the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and England in 1290. 

This year the Torah study group will be having a special discussion to understand the significance of Tisha B'Av through the readings of the Book of Lamentations.  Rabbi Bearman will also lead us through commentaries from scholars throughout the centuries about what this day has meant to our people and what it means to us today.

Tisha B'Av is a fast day, which starts on Saturday night. Torah study that day -- from 10:00 to 11:30 am -- will include a brunch to give us nourishment for the discussion and to help prepare those who choose to fast on the holiday.  Please join us for food, study and Ruach!  Make sure to email or call Kim in the Temple Office to so we have an estimate of the number who will be sharing the meal with us: officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org - 203-544-8695.
Danbury Food Pantry Team Needs You Monday August 22!

Monday, August 22, 9:30-11:30 am.  Please come help out at the Daily Bread Food Pantry.  It's fun, it's a mitzvah!  RSVP to Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com
  Joomla! Anyone?

If you're interested in helping with the TBC website and/or learning how the Joomla! web content management system we use works, please contact Stephen Davis at webmaster@templebnaichaim.org"Joomla! The CMS Trusted By Millions for their Websites!"
Men's Club Bar-B-Q - August 28

The TBC Men's Club will be sponsoring a bar-b-q for the Religious School students and parents. Come join us on opening day of the Religious School for good food and chat on Sunday, August 28 at around 11 am.
Drivers and Childcare Volunteers Needed for Syrian Refugee Family!
From Jane Alexander:  Drivers are needed for the Syrian refugee family Wi-Act is helping to settle in Wilton.  The family consists of a single mom, she is a widow, and 5 children, ages 2 almost 3, 5, 10, 11, 12. The 11 and 12 year old are almost 12 and 13. They are all in various program for the summer and need to be driven. The 2 younger boys go to the same place Monday-Friday 9-4. The 3 older children will mostly be a the same place, or only need one driver for 2 drop offs that are near each other. I am using a website, VolunteerSpot for people to sign themselves up on the schedule. If you are interested in helping with this, please email me at   Jane@nodhill.net and I can give you more information.
We need YOU  for the
Dorothy Day Hospitality House  aka Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, 8/31/16   2:30-5:15 pm
Check your calendar- and plan to join us!   Have a great time doing great work!
RSVP :)   Sandwich making team needed!!
Annual Dinner for Friends of the IDF

The annual Connecticut dinner for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 5:00 pm, in the Stamford Marriott Hotel. For more information please contact Ali Picheny at ali.picheny@fidf.org or call (646) 274-9645.

IDF's mission is "to offer educational, cultural, recreational, and social services programs and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide."

Jewish Senior Services!

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaison for Jewish Senior Services:  Jewish Senior Services has moved to its beautiful new campus at 4200 Park Avenue! If anyone is interested in a tour please contact Nancy Altchiler at
naltchiler@jseniors.org. To learn more about the first state-of-the-art intergenerational senior living campus and Household Model nursing home in the state, visit www.jseniors.org. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Darlene Miakos at dmiakos@jseniors.org. Also, membership in the new J Fitness Center (opening September 1st, 2016) is open to the public. There is a discounted rate for synagogue members. Please contact Kim Fox at Kfox@jseniors.org for more information. This is an exciting time for our community, please be a part of it!
Jewish Family Services!
  • The Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam provides assistance with senior living, mental health care, medical-related topics, legal concerns, and a variety of social services. Service is always confidential and without charge. Contact information: (203) 794-1818 - email: jfsdanbury@gmail.com - 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
  • The Jewish Family Service of Stamford has a great series of programs and workshops this summer.  Click here for the full listing.
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Yahrzeits, August 5 - August 11, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Ethel Nagel Friday 8/5/2016 remembered by Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Allen Feldman Friday 8/5/2016 father of Gregg Feldman
Morris Heizler Saturday 8/6/2016 father of Howard Heizler
Phillip Ian Friedman Saturday 8/6/2016 father of Cindy Baulsir
Richard Brown Sunday 8/7/2016 father of Don Brown
Ethel Lizan Monday 8/8/2016 mother of Meryll Wolfman
Henry K. Stolzman Monday 8/8/2016 remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim
Morton Portnoy Tuesday 8/9/2016 father of Dina Gumins
Eleanor Schwartz Tuesday 8/9/2016 mother of David Schwartz
Charles Learman Tuesday 8/9/2016 brother-in-law of Alice Learman
Isidore Kolodny Thursday 8/11/2016 father of Sharon Sobel

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