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February 17, 2016
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  • Friday - Monday, February 19-22: L'Taken Trip - Washington D.C.
  • Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, February 20, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 21, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, February 21, 11:30 am: Grade 8 & 9 Confirmation
  • Wednesday, February 24, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, February 25, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

Rabbi  Bearman's Birthday Celebration
Torah Chanting at Services This Friday!  

Shabbat Services this week  - Friday, February 19th, 7:30 pm - will feature chanting from our weekly Torah portion.  Please join us as David Abraham chants from the Book of Exodus, Parsha T'tzaveh, 29:42:46. 

We will also be celebrating February adult birthdays and anniversaries at this service.  The oneg will be sponsored by Jane and Moses Alexander (many thanks!). 
B'nai Mitzvah Project Profile

Students preparing for their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs are encouraged to complete a project profile so that information about their project can be posted on the TBC website. (Click here to view the project proflie form).

Please note that before you complete this form, you must submit your mitzvah project proposal to Rabbi Bearman. For examples of TBC profiles that have been posted, see the TBC Mitzvah Projects Page.
Refugee Resettlement - Help Now Needed!

From Don WeberWe are expecting a refugee family in the very near future, and there are now a number of committees that will help to settle them.  The committees are listed on the web page linked below.  If you have interest in any of them, please email me at mdweb27@me.com, and I will put you in touch with the committee chair so that you may participate in the committee's activities.  More information here.
Stop Hunger Now Benefit Concert, Sunday Feb. 21, 3:00  

A benefit concert for Stop Hunger Now will be held next Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3:00 pm, at St. Matthews Episcopal  Church, 36 New Canaan Rd, Wilton.  The Beethoven Archduke Trio will be played by Gunnar Sahlin (cellist), of the Norwalk Symphony, Nina Caruthers (violinist), and David Hollander (pianist).  Please attend and bring a check $10.00 (or more!) payable to "Stop Hunger Now."
Ninth Annual Wesleyan Israeli Film Festival

Thursdays through March 3rd
, 8:00 pm at Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown. Admission and parking are free.  More info here!
  • February 18 - "Zero Motivation" - Introduced by Aner Preminger.
  • February 25 - "The Farewell Party"
  • March 3 - Screening of three episodes of the Israeli TV show "Fauda"
Stamford JCC Israeli Film Series Presents Ushpizin, Tomorrow, 7:00 pm  

On Thursday, February 18th at 7 pm, the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford) will show Ushpizin (2004), the critically acclaimed film brought to you by writer Shuli Rand, is a heartwarming and light-hearted look into the lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews living in modern-day Israel.  The film follows the hardships of Moshe (Shuli Rand) and Malli (Michal Bat-Sheva Rand), an Orthodox Jewish couple in Jerusalem, who rely on their faith for miracles during the holiday season.  Ushpizin received Best Actor Award for Shuli Rand at the 2004 Israeli Film Academy.  Following the film, Or Berger, The Stamford JCC's Israeli Shaliach, will lead us in a discussion.  Popcorn will be served.  $5 suggested donation.

To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203-962-5533 or  oberger@stamfordjcc.org
Coping with Intense Feelings: the Emotional Rollercoaster of Tweens and Teens 
On  March 9th, at 7:30 pm  TBC member Dr Aaron Krasner and Tracey Masella, both of Silver Hill Hospital, will present a program entitled "Coping with Intense Feelings:the Emotional Rollercoaster of Tweens and Teens."
Moody teenagers are hard to understand.  Sometimes it seems everything is OK, but as parents we worry about something more serious happening and we want to know more about it.  This talk is geared toward helping parents better understand the emotional lives of teens.  Specifically it will help parents who have some worries about their teens assess whether or not their teens need help by providing insight about clinical depression and anxiety "
Dr.  Krasner is Board Certified in both child/adolescent  and adult psychiatry and currently serves as the service leader of the Adolescent Transitional Living Program at Silver Hill,   Ms. Masella currently serves as the Social Worker for the Adolescent Transitional Living Progam at Silver Hill.

Rabbi Bearman to Participate in Interfaith Panel:
"Common Scriptures for the Common Good: Jews, Christians & Muslims
Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture on  March 15 at 7:00 pm
Attend a panel discussion by local clergy for this one-session Interfaith Program on Common Scriptures for the Common Good: Jews, Christians & Muslims. The panel will explore what is similar as opposed to what separates us in the sacred texts of our traditions with a view to the commonalities furthering interfaith dialogue in an age when that dialogue is desperately needed.  Rev. Mary Grace Williams, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, will moderate. Our panel will be: Rabbi Rachel Bearman, Temple B'nai Chaim; Rev. Dr. Jason Coker, Wilton Baptist Church; and Dr. Kareem Adeeb, American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies. No charge but donations are always welcome. Registration strongly suggested.
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, February 19 -February 25, 2016
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Samuel Mann Sunday 2/21/2016 great grandfather of David Mann
Philip Myers Sunday 2/21/2016 uncle of Jane Alexander
Hyman Schwartz Sunday 2/21/2016 father of David Schwartz
Gilbert Bloch Tuesday 2/23/2016 father of Babette Bloch
Mollie S. Hyams Wednesday 2/24/2016 mother of Sheila Wakoff