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  • Friday, August 12, 6:30 pm: Mystical Tishah B'Av Service
  • Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am: Tishah B'Av Torah Study and Brunch

Shabbat Candles and Kiddush with the Robbins Family. With Rabbi Bearman and Cantor Sobel
out of town, Ritual Chairperson Russell Robbins and his family led services.

Tishah B'Av Events Friday and Saturday

Please join us for a Special Mystical Tishah B'Av Shabbat Service, this Friday, August 12, at 6:30 pm. Tishah B'av is the day 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. More on the meaning of Tishah B'Av.

Saturday morning, August 13, at 10:00 am Rabbi Bearman will lead us in a reading from the Book of Lamentations and a discussion of commentaries through the centuries about what this day has meant to our people, and what it means to us today.  The session will include a brunch to give us nourishment for the discussion and for those who choose to fast on the holiday! 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.
Religious School Registration Due!

If you have children planning to attend Religious School this year and you haven't registered yet, please register them now! You may stop in at the TBC Office and fill out the forms, or click here: registration letter, registration form, medical form, student information form.   More info. 
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
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.
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!

Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th
e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Yahrzeits, August 12 - August 18, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Shirley Kanner Friday 8/12/2016 aunt of Jane Alexander
Rhoda Turkowitz Friday 8/12/2016 mother of Susan Sia
Shelly Rosenbaum Saturday 8/13/2016 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Dorothy Greenbaum Saturday 8/13/2016 mother of Susan Hagan
Ethel S. Temerson Sunday 8/14/2016 grandmother of Moses Alexander
Susan Steinberg Monday 8/15/2016 mother of Daniel Darst
Tillie Glasberg Tuesday 8/16/2016 mother of Gladys O'Neil