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December 18, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service 
  • Saturday, December 21, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Sunday, December 22 - No Religious School 
  • Wednesday, December 23  -No Hebrew School
TBC Hanukkah + Library Magic

This December, TBC is partnering with our local libraries to spread some Hanukkah magic!  We hope that you'll join us for one or more of our programs. Remember to register with the library (if required) and bring your friends!

December 19 (NEW DATE) at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman and Director of Lifelong Learning Karin Beitel invite the community to join them at Wilton Library for Dreidel Days, an interactive Hanukkah program where people of all ages will learn, play, and celebrate the Hanukkah season!
**No registration required.**

December 20 at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman visit Weston Library for Holiday Stories and Party! **Click HERE to register!** 
Hanukkah Shabbat Service
Friday, December 27 at 7:30 pm
All are welcome! #ComeSeeTBC!

Bring your menorahs and come celebrate
 Hanukkah with your TBC family!
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!
Host Student Cantor Hamstra for Saturday Dinner!
Student Cantor Hamstra will be with us for some Friday night Shabbat services this year. Please click HERE to check the schedule if you would like to host her for dinner at your house on one of the Saturday evenings that she is with us.

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
Midrashic Monologues
F ollow 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!

Dreidel Days (Drop-in, no RSVP)
Thursday, December 19 at 4:00 pm at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton

Friday, December 20 at 4:00 pm at the Weston Library, 6 Norfield Road, Weston

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

Laundry Love
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

Yahrzeits, December 20 - 26
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Eileen Halliday Friday 12/20/2019 friend of June Mara
Beverly Jaffe Kolodny Saturday 12/21/2019 mother of Sharon Sobel
Lupe Escalante Sunday 12/22/2019 father of Rudy Escalante
Joseph Bennett Monday 12/23/2019 grandfather of Jennifer Meehan
Jesse Smith Monday 12/23/2019 father of Steve Smith
Saul Heft Tuesday 12/24/2019 remembered by the Heft Family
Sidney Shane Tuesday 12/24/2019 father of Patricia Olshan
Florence Cohen Aronson Wednesday 12/25/2019 mother of June Mara
David Cohn Thursday 12/26/2019 father of Ilene Tanen

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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        Temple B'nai Chaim             Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
        Phone: 203 544-8695          Location: 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton CT 06897 ( Directions)

        Rabbi: Rachel Bearman         Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel
        President: Cindy Baulsir        Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
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