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April 15, 2020
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)

Click on the link below to register for the Zoom online event:
**Please remember that you must REGISTER for everything that you plan on attending.**
Once you click on the links below, you will be taken to a webpage where you will enter your name and email address. Once you submit this information, you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL that includes the LINK you will use to join the program and the PASSWORD that you will need to enter after clicking the link to join.


If you would like friends or family members to attend any of these programs, you can forward this email to them and tell them to use the links below to register. We would love to add them to our community!  
Danbury Food Pantry Plea - Funds Desperately Needed!
TBC Social Action Committee just donated $1000 of your  Tzedakah  funds donations to the pantry. We now need to replenish those funds. People will need our help for a very long time!

Last week 240 people (4 times more than usual) came to the pantry to pick up food. 

TBC assists Our Daily Bread, the Danbury Food Pantry, which welcomes hungry families, whatever their circumstances. Keeping the shelves stocked at this time is a daunting task. 
Given the current situation, the need is growing exponentially!! Food drives are obviously not feasible now. A financial donation or if you're able- volunteering at the pantry, are the best possible ways to assist.  

The community needs YOUR Help!! No donation is too small!!! There are 2 ways to donate. Click here to donate to our Tzedakah Fund or send your donation directly to: Daily Bread Food Pantry 25 West Street Danbury, CT 06810

Volunteer Food distribution help is needed:   Mondays: 11:00 - 3:00, Fridays: 8:00 - 12:00  

If you feel that you could volunteer- contact Peggy peggyz18@gmail.com to be added to the on-call list. Someone will call to let you know when they need help.
Next Mussar Meeting Wednesday, April 22, via Zoom

From Ria Miller: We will be covering another 5-6 character traits in the same way we did in the last meeting. I will present a page of highlights of the trait from the text and we can then have a discussion following the reading of the notes I took on the trait.  We will be covering the following traits so please try to read up on these in the book Everyday Holiness:

Simplicity - Silence - Truth - Loving Kindness - Responsibility
And if extra time, Trust. 
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.
Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

Wednesday, April 22, 6:15 pm

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events

Yahrzeits, April 17 - 22
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Milton B. Hollander Friday 4/17/2020 father of Aaron Hollander
Martha Sugar Lash Friday 4/17/2020 mother of Melinda Weber
Karen Maru Friday 4/17/2020 friend of Sandi Prince
Anna Zamore Friday 4/17/2020 mother-in-law of Jean Zamore
Robert Steward Saturday 4/18/2020 cousin of Moses Alexander
Aliza Dubin Sunday 4/19/2020 cousin of Heather Herve
Saul (Bud) Kapel Sunday 4/19/2020 father of Robert Kapel
Hyman Rosenson Sunday 4/19/2020 father of Valerie Rosenson
Edythe Metzger Monday 4/20/2020 grandmother of Dina Levi
Louis Haskel Wednesday 4/22/2020 grandfather of Debra Case
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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