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September 2, 2015
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 


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Please note that events and news for
Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

Join Our Crowd!

OUR CROWD, designed to provide fun social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for older members of TBC, is being revived. The first event, on Oct 3 at 6pm is dinner for adults in the Sukkah, Havdalah, and a movie and discussion (see below). OUR CROWD is a wonderful way to meet other TBC members and to develop a sense of connection and community.
If you are interested in joining the OUR CROWD committee, contact

TBC Events through September 10, 2015 

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)    

  • Friday, September 4, 6:00 pm: Preneg
  • Friday, September 4, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Wednesday, September 9, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, September 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
Men's Club & Sisterhood BBQ for our Religious School

Sisterhood Honey Deadline. We need your orders to help fund the temple-wide Yom Kippur Break-Fast.  Please place your orders today!

Do you know what funds the annual Sisterhood Break-Fast?  
. . . Your generous donations to the Honey Fundraiser!

Sending Honey is a thoughtful way to wish your TBC friends and family a Happy and Sweet New Year! It's easy - here's how:

For TBC members, the first jar you send is $12.00 and each subsequent jar is $8.00. Recipients will be notified by email and will receive their honey at Rosh Hashanah services.   Erev Rosh Hashanah is September 13 so honey orders are due no later than Thursday, September 3 .

Click here for m
ore information about ordering for both TBC members and out-of-town friends and family.
High Holy Day 
Michael Heft Food & Miriam Messe Diaper Collection
It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. Food will be collected at the Yom Kippur service. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry, Wilton Food Pantry, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut.   Please do not include items that are past the "best used by date".
Thank you in advance for your generosity, and if you are able to help deliver to any of the locations please let me know. Jane Alexander, 203-762-8605,  Jane@nodhill.net
The following items are needed:
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned vegetables
Canned chili
Canned soup
Spaghetti Sauce
Tomato Sauce
Canned Fruit
Real juice
Juice boxes
Coffee/ Tea
Peanut Butter
Hot Sauce
Paper Towels
Cleaning Supplies
Garbage bags
Toilet Paper

High Holy Days Tickets Coming!

Get ready for the Days of Awe!   Tickets will be mailed this Friday, September 4, to families who have returned their membership packages, so be on the lookup for them on Saturday or the Tuesday after Labor Day.  If you haven't received your package yet or if you have any questions, please call Kim O'Rielly in the TBC Office at (203) 544-8695.  If you would like to purchase tickets for relatives or guests, please click here.  

Complete information about the High Holy Days at TBC is now available on our website. Click here for information about schedules, types of services, parking, etc.
Sukkah Raising - September 27

The Men's Club will be leading up the annual raising of our Sukkah on Sunday, September 27th at 10:00 am.  Please come and help us put together our Sukkah on the TBC side driveway.  We look forward to good spirits and a fun event.  All are welcome.  Bring your stepladder and tools.  Contact Jeff Spector with any questions at jms884@gmail.com  or 203-956-6367.

Sukkot Dinner, Havdalah, Film and Discussion - October 3

Our Crowd, the Ritual Committee and Adult Education invite all adult TBC members to join us on October 3rd at 6 pm for a Sukkot pot luck dinner, Havdalah service, and a screening of the recent  film, "A Woman in Gold", starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.  We will serve dessert and look forward to a lively discussion after the film. Click here to RSVP and indicate what type of food you would like to contribute (vegetarian and fish only). We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful and celebratory evening.
Contact Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com for any questions regarding the event.

Community Notes

TBC Member Larry Shiller will be playing in concert (Assistant Concertmaster!) this Sunday, September 6, at 2:00 pm with the World Civic Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. He'd love to see TBC members there! More information...

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.
Yahrzeits, September 4-September 10, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

K. Harold Bolton Friday 9/4/2015 grandfather of Robert Bolton
George Edelman Monday 9/7/2015 grandfather of Jodi Simon Stewart
Melvin Baran Tuesday 9/8/2015 father of Andy Baran
Lillian Robbins Tuesday 9/8/2015 mother of Russell Robbins
Naomi Stern Thursday 9/10/2015 stepmother of Susan Farber
Michael Zamore Thursday 9/10/2015 brother of Steven Zamore

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