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January 1, 2020
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, January 3, 6:00 pm - Israeli Dinner Preneg, 6:30 pm Shabbat Service with Israeli Emissaries, 7:30 pm Oneg and Israeli Round Table
  • Saturday, January 4, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Sunday, January 5, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Sunday, January 5, 9:30 am - 7th Grade D'Var Torah Class
  • Wednesday, January 8, 1:00 pm -  Laundry Love
  • Wednesday, January 8, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 pm - Executive Committee Meeting
Shabbat Service and Dinner
Celebrating our Israeli Emissaries 

Friday, January 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg Dinner RSVP: Click Here to RSVP 

Celebrate the first Shabbat of 2020 Israeli style! Come meet our Israeli emissaries, Noya, Hoshen and Ella and learn about their work at TBC and throughout the Fairfield community.

The evening begins with an Israeli dinner at 6:00 pm (felafel, of course!) and then continues with Shabbat services at 6:30 pm followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg Shabbat with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. The Oneg Shabbat will include informal round table discussions with Noya, Hoshen and Ella so you can get to know them better.
Congregants and friends of all ages will enjoy this special Shabbat! 
Thank you to Jane and Moses Alexander for sponsoring the preneg Israeli dinner and the oneg! 
Social Action 

We need your help! Wednesday, January 8 at 1:00 pm, at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury, CT. Volunteer RSVP

Laundry Love of Greater Danbury ... giving the gift of clean clothes. "Love never ends... and neither does laundry."
Hanukkah Shabbat Celebration with Congregation Shir Shalom
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TBC Mussar Study Group Begins January 29
On Wednesday, January 29 at 6:15 pm we will have the first of four (1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 5/13) evening discussions open to all congregants working through Alan Morinis' book, Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar.

In the course of these 4 discussions, the workshop will study the history of Mussar tradition within Judaism; the Mussar "map" of 18 traits identified within the tradition as being inherent to humankind; and the elements of traditional Mussar practice which aim to bring these traits into balance and make us whole. For more information, contact Ria Miller.

Found Time - Women's Spirituality Weekend 2/28-2/29
This in-synagogue women's retreat, sponsored by TBC's Sisterhood, will avail of the "found time" of the extra day of the leap year as a gift of rest and restoration from Shabbat to Havdalah, focused on mindfulness gratitude and renewal, filled with music, meditation, yoga and song.
Midrashic Monologues

Follow Rabbi Rachel Bearman's and Rabbi Paul Kipnes's
Midrashic Monologues 
as they restore the voices of biblical women and men who have not been given the opportunity to speak.   
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

Friday, January 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Laundry Love  (Volunteer RSVP)
Wednesday, January 8, 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

URJ Northeast Summer Camps Presentation
Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 am

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, January 27 at 9:15 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, January 29 at 2:30 pm

Mussar Study Group
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:15 pm

Havdalah Potluck Dinner (RSVP required)
Saturday, February 1 at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg (Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat
Friday, February 7 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Joint Sisterhood-Hadassah Tu B'Shevat Seder (RSVP)
Sunday, February 9, 3:30 pm at a private home

Laundry Love (Volunteer RSVP)
Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, February 24 at 9:15 am

Mussar Study Group
Wednesday, February 26 at 6:15 pm

FOUND TIME - Women's Spirituality Retreat  (Registration)
Saturday, February 29 at 9:45 am

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, January 3 - January 9 
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

  Isador Goldberg Friday
grandfather of Lloyd Goldberg
  Yetta Goldberg Friday
grandmother of Lloyd Goldberg
  Bob Baxter Saturday
stepfather of Simon Curtis
  Rose Graf Greenwald Saturday
remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
  Abraham Spector Saturday
father of Jeffrey Spector
  Harriet Rosenson Monday
mother of Valerie Rosenson
  Ray Rosenson Monday
grandmother of Valerie Rosenson
  Edith Stern Monday
mother of Susan Farber
  Ronnie Kamber Wednesday
cousin of Moses Alexander
  Ruth Rader Thursday
great aunt of Jodi Simon Stewart

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time.
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