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CHAILITES
March 4 , 2020
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm - Shabbat Service 
  • Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm - Megillah Reading 
  • Saturday, March 7, 10:30 am - Purim Torah Study Brunch with Rabbi Bearman
  • Sunday, March 8, 9:30 am - Religious School Purim Celebration
  • Sunday, March 8, 9:30 am - Purim Spiel Rehearsal
  • Sunday, March 8, 10:00 am - Jr. Chai
  • Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am - Purim Shpiel!
  • Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 pm - Laundry Love
  • Wednesday, March 11, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
Fiddler on the Bimah

Don't Miss our Fiddler on the Bimah themed Shabbat and Megillah reading on March 6th!
  • 7:00 pm Abbreviated, Fiddler Themed Shabbat Service
  • 7:30 pm Fiddler Themed Megillah Reading
Contact Rabbi Bearman if you'd like to participate in the Megillah Reading!

              TBC's Star Wars Purim Spiel, March 8th! 

The TBC Teens have spoken and the theme for this year's Purim Spiel is STAR WARS! Join us on March 8th at 10:30 am and watch as our teens transport us to a galaxy FAR FAR AWAY!
 
Pictures from TBC Mussar event, 2/25/2020
Join the Mens Club Cooking Class with Chef Via Melissa at TBC
Sunday, March 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - All Are Welcome! 

Many have seen her on Dr. Oz, NDT TV and read 
many of her published recipes online in various  publications. Now let's take this opportunity to learn  some modern twists on some Kosher-style favorites during this special occasion!   
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Mixed Berry & Apple Cobbler
Vegetable Fritatta Muffins
Latke Waffles

Cost FREE until Sun 3/8. OR Cost $10 after 3/8. *RSVP REQUIRED* BY Thur. March 12, 2020.  Click here to RSVP to The Men's Club President - Jeff Spector. 
TBC Art Show and Sale
Donations Needed!

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the TBC Art Show and Sale will begin at 7 pm at TBC with a Wine and Cheese Reception, and Silent and Live Auctions of a variety of fine art. Many of our talented congregants are donating their work; and local artists are contributing as well.

If you have fine art (paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry) that you would like to donate, please complete the Donation Form ( Click here) to donate and arrange to deliver your donation to TBC. We will be accepting art on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15 from 11:30 am to 3 pm. If you have any questions or want to arrange a different time to donate your art, please contact June Mara at seventerriers@gmail.com.

The Art Show and Sale will continue on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 12 pm to 4 pm and will also feature art from TBC students.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a spectacular event. The event is open to all, so please feel free to invite family, friends and neighbors.  


TBC's Communications Committee is responsible for producing congregational communications (e.g., Chailites and the Website) and external communications (e.g., advertising, public relations and social media). We are looking for volunteers to help with social media (especially Facebook!) and the Website.

This work can be done from home, requires only an hour or two a week, and can be done on your own schedule. If you are interested in helping, please contact Michele Bennett at communications@templebnaichaim.org
Women's Voices Community Seder, Tuesday March 17, Wilton Libr ary
 
Following the outline of a traditional Passover Seder-- including readings, songs, and rituals using symbolic foods- we'll retell one of the great stories of faith and freedom: the Exodus. And in sharing our stories, we'll create sacred space honoring all women. Who are your 'she-ros', your wonder women, your Miriams? You can help to defray the costs of this event with an additional donation to honor them; their names will be featured at our Seder, and they'll receive an acknowledgement. Suggested donation $18. For each "Miriam" you'd like to honor, please provide her name, mailing and email addresses. We'd also like to know a little bit about her, if you feel like writing a few words.  At the Wilton Library Brubeck Room, $54. 

      • 6:00 Doors open, tastings, schmoozing
      • 6:15 -7:45 Seder
      • 7:45-8:30 Dinner
      • 8:30-9pm Seder conclusion  
Please RSVP by March 7th: wiltonjewish@gmail.com. Seating is limited and advance payment is required to secure your reservation. Payment by Venmo or check preferred (PayPal is ok too). Venmo/PayPal: Send to wiltonjewish@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to "WJC", and mail to: WJC c/o Batya Diamond, 5 Allen Court, Norwalk, CT 06851  
TBC Mussar Study Group
 
On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:15 pm  we will have the third of four evening discussions open to all congregants working through Alan Morinis' book,  Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar . Please RSVP to Ria Miller if you are planning to attend
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
Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques at TBC

As the secular year begins, we know that many of us are thinking of loved ones who have passed away, and we invite you to use this moment of transition, of remembering and looking forward, to commemorate the lives and blessings of your loved ones with a memorial plaque. Please see this announcement from Rabbi Bearman and President Baulsir for more information .

Additionally, we would like to invite the entire community to a SPECIAL SERVICE OF DEDICATION on MAY 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please call TBC's main office (203-544-8695). We would be happy to help you in any way that we can.
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.  

NEW: THE QUEENS OF SHUSHAN: VASHTI AND ESTHER
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 
Friday, March 6 at 7:00 pm (Shabbat 7:00 pm, Megillah Reading 7:30 pm)

Purim Study Brunch
Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 am

Purim Shpiel
Sunday, March 8 at 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 pm

Men's Club Cooking Class with Chef Via Melissa ( RSVP)
Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 am

Senior Center Luncheon at Ogden House
Wednesday, March 18 at 10:30 am

Art Show and Sale
Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 22 at 12:00 pm

Mussar Study Group
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:15 pm

How To Lead a Seder with Rabbi Bearman
Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, March 30 at 9:15 am


Yahrzeits, March 5 - March 12
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

            Paul Rubin Sunday 3/8/2020     father of Steven Rubin
            Hyman Schwartz Sunday 3/8/2020     father of David Schwartz
            Walter Ullman Monday 3/9/2020     father of Martin Ullman
            Eugene Bower Wednesday 3/11/2020     father of Sandi Prince
            Jill Buttrick Wednesday 3/11/2020     sister of Claire Fennessey
            Mollie S. Hyams Wednesday 3/11/2020     mother of Sheila Wakoff
            Pearl Bloom Thursday 3/12/2020     mother of Richard Bloom
            Bernard Cukier Thursday 3/12/2020     grandfather of Russell Robbins

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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