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December 4, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, December 6, 6:00 pm - Family Preneg (Sponsor an oneg/preneg) (Preneg RSVP)
  • Friday, December 6, 6:30 pm - Family Shabbat Service with 6th & 7th Grade and Special Consecration Blessing
  • Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Sunday, December 8, 9:30 am -Religious School 
  • Sunday, December 8, 9:30 am - 7th Grade D'Var Torah Class
  • Sunday, December 8, 11:30 am - Education Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 11, 1:00 pm - Laundry Love
  • Wednesday, December 11, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
Family Shabbat Service and Preneg
with 6th/7th Grade and Special Consecration Blessing 

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

The evening begins with preneg at 6:00 pm (pizza and veggies!) and then continues with a Family Service at 6:30 pm with a special Consecration blessing to honor our new and youngest religious school students. The 6th/7th grades will join Rabbi Bearman on the bimah and lead the congregation in song, story and worship followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, please RSVP .
Holiday Toy Drive Starts Friday!
Please support Sophie Barenberg's Bat Mitzvah mitzvah project
by donating a toy or game to benefit the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Toy Closet.
Toys must be new, unopened and not gift wrapped.
Ages: Birth - Teens
Dates: Dec. 6-Dec. 15

Look for the drop-off bin in the lobby at TBC.

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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 10 at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman visits Wilton Library for their Hanukkah Hoopla program! **Click HERE to register!**

December 11 at 1:30 pm Rabbi Bearman celebrates A Hint of Hanukkah at the Mark Twain Library! **Click HERE to register!**

December 17 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!** 
Sisterhood Hanukkah
Judaica Shop
Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am

Choose from a wonderful selection of Judaica items, jewelry, and toys presented by Sisterhood at our pop-up Judaica Shop on Sunday, December 15th, at the synagogue during Sunday school hours. All profits go to support the programs Sisterhood provides for the school, the synagogue, and its own special events.

Sisterhood Hanukkah
P A R T Y !
Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 pm
J oin the women of TBC's Sisterhood for an evening of good company and good cheer at our annual Hanukkah Dinner and Celebration - Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm, at the home of Wendy Nadel.
Please bring a pot-luck dish to share and a wrapped gift valued at $15-$20 for our gift exchange. 
Click here to RSVP.
Please contact Sharon Sobel if you have any questions regarding this event. We look forward to seeing you there and will send the address when you RSVP.
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!
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.
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander, 203 762-8605  Jane@nodhill.net
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!

Friday, December 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) ( Preneg RSVP) ( Sponsor a Shabbat)

Hanukkah Hoopla: Stories and Fun ( RSVP)
Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00 pm at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton

Wednesday, December 11 at 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

A Hint of Hanukkah ( RSVP)
Wednesday, December 11 at 1:30 pm at the Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding

Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am

Sisterhood Hanukkah Party ( RSVP)
Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm at Wendy Nadel's home

Dreidel Days (Drop-in, no RSVP)
Tuesday, December 17 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

Hanukkah Shabbat Service ( Sponsor a Shabbat)
Friday, December 27 at 7:30 pm

Yahrzeits, December 6 - 12
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Nicholas Felan Diaz Friday 12/6/2019 great grandfather of Shannon McAvoy
Larry Ravich Saturday 12/7/2019 father of Peggy Zamore
Hope Goodheart Sunday 12/8/2019 sister-in-law of Iris Busch
Karan Spirer Monday 12/9/2019 wife of Alan Spirer
Beatrice Eisenstat Herron Tuesday 12/10/2019 mother of Nan Ruben
Ann Sylvia Heisler Thursday 12/12/2019 mother of Michele Scruton
Andrew Rosenberg Thursday 12/12/2019 father of Irene Rosenberg

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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