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May 8, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Thursday, May 9, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am - Poppy Herve Bat Mitzvah  Send a Chai greeting card!
  • Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am- Torah Study 
  • Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • Wednesday, May 15, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 16, 4:20 pm -  Hebrew School
Annual Congregational Meeting 
Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 pm

At Temple B'nai Chaim there are two Congregational meetings each year, held in November and May. You are encouraged to attend what promises to be an important and informative meeting; this is your opportunity to provide input to the direction of our synagogue.

To conduct official synagogue business, we need a quorum of attendees from 15 percent of our member units. Come, be counted in the quorum, and have your voice be heard!

Security Update:
The Congregational Meeting agenda will include - among other items - an update on security measures TBC leadership is currently undertaking, some of which involve infrastructure updates. However, in light of yet another shooting, we wanted to let you know that we have been and are continuing to take steps now to tighten security. We are coordinating with local police and Federation, which has also been actively working to help ensure the safety and security of member synagogues. In addition, you should be aware that we have requested and are receiving, increased police surveillance at TBC when we have children in the building and when events are taking place.

Last Weekend's Shabbat Family Service    
More Photos:  Facebook / Shutterfly
Confirmation Shabbat Service
Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Mazel Tov to our confirmands Zoie Bernstein, Elijah Davis Busch, Stella Dubin, Aaron Gruen and Claire Hanley! Come celebrate with them, their families, and our community. Send a Mazel Tov Card.
Shavuot Study Brunch
Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 am
We'll continue our series of successful holiday study brunches as we gather together for delicious food and lively conversation! Don't forget to bring something vegetarian for the pot-luck brunch.  All are welcome!
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service
Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Mazel Tov to our Adult B'nai Mitzvah students Zoie Bernstein, Debra Case, Dina Levi, Elise Serby, Sandy Tepper and Valerie West-Rosenthal! Come celebrate with them, their families, and our community.  Send a Mazel Tov Card .
Sisterhood Shabbat
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!
Daily Bread Food  Pantry - We Need Your Help!

TBC and other volunteers at the
Daily Bread Food Pantry.
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 at 25 West Street, Danbury, Connecticut.
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.
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.

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.
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!
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!
Hosted by the  Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm at 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 pm

Confirmation Shabbat Service
Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm

Shavuot Study Brunch (Pot Luck Vegetarian)
Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 am

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Service
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
Yahrzeits, May 10 to May 16
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
Beth Alyse Thompson
sister of Jay Singer
Hedwig Merzon
grandmother of Alissa Merzon
Dorothy Frances Bregman
mother of Lisa Bregman-Burba
Willa Craig Case
mother of Dennis Case
Arthur David Bregman
father of Lisa Burba-Bregman
Joseph Heisler
father of Michele Scruton
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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