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June 12, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am - Zoe Schwartz Bat Mitzvah Send a Chai greeting card!
  • Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am - Torah Study
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service
Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Mazel Tov to our Adult B'nai Mitzvah students Zoie Bernstein, Dina Levi, Elise Serby, Sandy Tepper and Valerie West-Rosenthal! Come celebrate with them, their families, and our community.  Send a Mazel Tov Card . Thank you to our Sisterhood for co-sponsoring the oneg.
Sisterhood Shabbat Service
Friday, June 21 at 7:30 pm
Please join us for a unique Friday evening on June 21 - at TBC's Sisterhood Shabbat!  A special Oneg, sponsored by TBC Sisterhood, will follow the service. We look forward to sharing the joy of this special Shabbat with all TBC members and friends!
TBC Fundraising Appeal

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From TBC President Cindy Baulsir... Our goal has been to raise $50,000 this year, a substantial but obtainable amount. Many of you have already generously donated. If you have not yet given, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support our TBC community. We are asking every family to contribute at least $118 to ensure that we meet our goal. Please make your donation now by writing a check or going directly to the year-end donation form. For more information see President Cindy Baulsir's TBC Fundraising Appeal for 2019.
Confirmation Shabbat Service
TBC TEENS  2019-
Exciting news! Starting this fall, TBC's Confirmation Program will be transformed into TBC TEENS, a brand new approach to post-B'nai Mitzvah programming! More information from Rabbi Bearman and Karin Beitel, Director of Lifelong Learning ...
Daily Bread Food  Pantry - We Need Your Help!
The next date at the Daily Bread Food Pantry is Monday, June 24 at 9:30 am.  Contact  Peggy Zamore  to volunteer .

The Daily Bread Food Pantry is an ecumenical food pantry servicing the Greater Danbury community. Its mission is to help those in need of food, whatever their circumstances, and maintain the dignity of clients in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.  The Daily Bread Food Pantry is located in the rear building at St. James' Episcopal Church, Danbury.
Pride Shabbat Service and Torah Study
Pride Shabbat
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday,  June 28 at 7:30 pm
The Jewish tradition teaches us that we should offer a blessing of gratitude every time we see a rainbow. In this spirit, on Friday, June 28, we will come together for our annual Pride Shabbat where we will celebrate the beautiful rainbow of human experience and honor the movement for LGBTQ equality. Thank you to the anonymous member family sponsoring the flowers and oneg.
Pride Torah Study -  Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 am
Join Rabbi Bearman for this special Torah Study. We will explore LGBTQ themes in our weekly Torah as well as other texts of our movement tracing the journey the movement has taken to embrace, support, and celebrate the LGBTQ community, and discuss where we hope to see more progress in the future.
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, July 5
We will be continuing our Birthday Book Minhag (Custom)! Everyone 13 and under who is celebrating a birthday in April will receive the gift of a Jewish book.
Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table.  If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP .   Save the date for the Shabbat Family Service on August 2!   Share your simcha! Sponsor a pre-neg, oneg, or flowers!  
BIRTHDAY BOOKS: A New TBC Minhag (Custom)

We will be honoring the month's birthdays at Family Services by presenting everyone celebrating with the gift of a TBC Birthday Book!

If there are Jewish children's books that your family has loved, we would very much appreciate the donation of gently used copies. If your family loved the books a little too much, please consider purchasing and donating a new copy of your old favorite.

We're hoping to collect books for everyone from 1 to 13 years old. There is a basket in the front lobby labeled "Birthday Book Donations". Any donated books that aren't used as "Birthday Books" will be incorporated into our Carol J. Metzger Children's Library. 
Rabbi Bearman's Sermon: We Won't Go Back!  
Read the Rabbi's sermon on the new, restrictive legislation on women's right to choose being implemented in Georgia and elsewhere in the country. 
Midrashic Monologues 

Congratulations to Rabbis Bearman and Kipnes who's Midrash Orpaha's Story was featured by  Jewish Women's Archive !

Join Rabbi Rachel Bearman and Rabbi Paul Kipnes as they restore the voices of biblical women and men who have not been given the opportunity to speak. Midrashic Monologues web site .    

In this Midrashic Monologue, we listen as Boaz reflects on the day he met Ruth and the lives that they have built together.

Boaz's Reflections
Ruth, on this day, we celebrate ten years of our marriage. When I think of all that has happened since I met you, I am overwhelmed by the sense that God has given us a beautiful gift by leading us to one another.

When we met, both of us had been blessed with the love of a spouse, and both of us had felt the devastating pain of losing that partner. As you know, I had walked around for months with heart made heavy by the belief that I would live the rest of my days alone. And then, one day, I walked through the gates of my city and into my family's fields and was struck senseless .....
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!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

A great way of celebrating special simchas, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is sharing your nachas with the entire congregation by sponsoring the Shabbat Oneg, preneg or flowers for the Friday of your special week. We will arrange for the flowers, food, and set-up, you just make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers. Sponsor a Shabbat!
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Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm

Sisterhood Shabbat Service
Friday, June 21 at 7:30 pm

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, June 24 at 9:30 am

Pride Shabbat Service

Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm 

Pride Torah Study

Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 am 

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, July 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, July 29 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, August 2 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Yahrzeits, June 14 to June 20
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
Scott Auby Friday 6/14/2019 brother-in-law of Alyssa Newman
Patricia Barbar Monday 6/17/2019 mother of Jeanne Goldberg
Abraham Eisenstein Monday 6/17/2019 grandfather of Michele Bennett
Samuel Tepper Monday 6/17/2019 uncle of Sandy Tepper
Mark Patrick Hanley Tuesday 6/18/2019 father of Claire and Conor Hanley
Lottie Macklin Tuesday 6/18/2019 grandmother of Fran Heizler
Roger Davis Wednesday 6/19/2019 father of Cortney Davis
Rodney Mara Thursday 6/20/2019 husband of June Mara
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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