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November 9, 2016
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    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, November 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, November 11, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, November 13, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, November 13, 11:00 am: Eisner and Crane Lake Camps Presentation
  • Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm: Becoming "Buddha's Jews"
  • Wednesday, November 16, 4:20 pm: Religious School and Book Fair
  • Thursday, November 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School and Book Fair
Mamaleh Knows Best author Marjorie Ingall at TBC last Sunday!
Becoming "Buddha's Jews," Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

TBC member Karen S. Hwang-Gold will present this cross-cultural program about Jewish Buddhists, a growing number of Jewish individuals who follow Buddhism as a primary spriritual path. Her talk will include stunning images from an early 6th-century cave along the Silk Road as a way to illustrate some of the key tenets of Buddhism, especially the aspects of the religion that the Jewish followers frequently identify as its main appeal. 

Karen received her Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University where she focused on Buddhist art of 8th-10th century East Asia. She has taught at Wellesley College and at Vassar College.  More information ...
Congregational Meeting Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am 

for the TBC Congregational Meeting, Sunday, November 20, at 9:30 am during Religious School.  It is vital that we have a good turnout from our whole congregation. In addition to the standard President's and Treasurer's report, there will be an important update on our current strategic planning effort and TBC's future. 

This is your opportunity to hear what's going on, ask questions and get to know one another. 

Also -- Plan to go to our Book Fair and Judaica Sale afterwards!
Welcome to Our New TBC Member Family!

Leslie Jacobowitz
and her daughter Kayla, of Ridgefield

Please extend a warm welcome to our new members!
Book Fair, Judaica Sale, Sunday, November 20 
after the TBC Congregational Meeting 

The Book Fair is Back!   Sisterhood selling Judaica too!  Check out the event on Facebook!

Want an easy way to get Hanukkah gifts for your family and friends (or yourself!) which also helps support the religious school? After the Congregational Meeting on Sunday November 20, come check out the Jewish Book Fair/Sisterhood Judaica sale in the old sanctuary. It will be open from  9:30 am until 12:00 noon.

There will be a wonderful selection of adult and children's books, including cookbooks, coloring books, best sellers, etc., etc., etc!!! Credit cards, cash or checks accepted! Judaica gifts include: jewelry, menorahs,  Yair Emanuel items such as mezuzahs, and more.

NB: The Book Fair will also be going on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17, during Religious School, from 4:20 to 6:00 pm!
Join Our Crowd for a Visit to the Yale Center for British Art,
Sunday, December 4

On Sunday, December 4, TBC's Our Crowd will be brunching at the Heirloom New Haven Restaurant and then visiting the  Yale Center for British Art with a docent-led tour.  We'll meet between 10:45 and 11:00 am at the restaurant, located at 1157 Chapel Street in New Haven. Following brunch, participants will have a private tour of the Center, which has the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the U.K.  

The cost is $25 per person for brunch, there is no charge for the tour, and you are on your own for transportation.   RSVP by November 30.  If interested in carpooling or any questions about the outing please contact Ria Miller.  We look forward to seeing you! 
TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration - That '70s Shul Volunteers Needed!!!   
40th Anniversary Gala
Please save the date! To be successful, we need donations of auction items, donations for expenses,  volunteers, as well as someone to coordinate a fun game to promote the gala. This is an important event in the life and history of TBC, so please contact Mike Bonheim at bonheim@gmail.com to offer your help and support!
Redding Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, November 22

This year's annual Thanksgiving prayer service will be hosted at St. Patrick Church in Redding on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to participate in an evening of fellowship. The service will be led by clergy of different denominations and religions and music will be sung by a volunteer, interfaith choir. Come to be a part of this memorable event! Please bring canned food as a donation to share with those in our community who are less fortunate.(Singers needed! Contact   the Cantor if interested.)
15th Jewish Arts & Film Festival, Stamford Community Center

The Stamford Jewish Community Center is proud to welcome you to the 15th season of the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, from Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6. We are thrilled to present to you the very best current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature that the international Jewish community has to offer. Recognized as an essential part of the Jewish cultural scene in Fairfield County, the Jewish Arts & Film Festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Jewish and Israeli life, culture, community and history, brought to audiences during the Festival week and throughout the year. 
Volunteer information for Jewish Senior Services

Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS.  There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care.  At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a cliché, but a way of life.  Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org.
Yiddish Mamelochen at Congregation Shir Shalom

Join a group of adults who want to kvel over accomplishments speaking some Yiddish. Enjoy the humor irony, sarcasm, wit and wisdom of Yiddish.   Dates: Sundays, November 6 and December 4 (additional monthly dates will be forthcoming),   Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Place: Congregatiion Shir Shalom,  46 Peaceable Street,  Ridgefield, CT  06877    

Session #1 topic: Insults and Compliments in Yiddish -  Fee: None -  Nosh: Rozhinkes mit mandlen,  Rugelach,  Glaz fun tey  -  No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required.   Please contact the office at office@ourshirshalom or resafremed@aol.com  if you want to have some fun and join the group
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. 
Yahrzeits, November 11 - November 17, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!  May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!
Kathy Dickinson Friday 11/11/2016 mother of Zhena Hadar
Shirley Levin Saturday 11/12/2016 great aunt of Susan Farber
George Miller Saturday 11/12/2016 father of Susan Hollander
Carl Bloom Sunday 11/13/2016 grandfather of Richard Bloom
Marjory Davis Monday 11/14/2016 mother of Cortney Davis
Robert Goldstein Monday 11/14/2016 grandfather of Ronnie Ross
Charles Viccica Tuesday 11/15/2016 great uncle of Linda Bolton
Seymour Perlin Wednesday 11/16/2016 father of Liz O'Hara
Mae Sokol-Burger Thursday 11/17/2016 friend of Rebecca and Daniel Darst