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    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.
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, November 17, 4:20 pm: Religious School and Book Fair
  • Friday, November 18, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am: Bat Mitzvah Amanda Sklar. Send a Chai greeting card to wish Amanda Mazel Tov on her special day!
  • Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am: Congregational Meeting
  • Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am: Book Fair and Judaica Sale (See below)
  • Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 pm: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service ( See below)
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!
TBC's Groovin' Like It's 1976. 
Come Boogie at TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration 
It's a Night You Will Not Want to Miss!
Click here to RSVP and donate to the fundraiser
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.)
BookFairBook 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! 

Cantor Sobel's Readings from the Bimah at Temple B'nai Chaim Veterans Day,
Friday Shabbat Service, November 11, 2016

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 the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Yahrzeits, November 18 - November 24, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!  May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!
Margaret Finucane Friday 11/18/2016 sister-in-law of Michele Scruton
Samuel Schwartz Friday 11/18/2016 grandfather of Lloyd Goldberg
Sylvia Krengel Saturday 11/19/2016 mother of Marilyn Van Raalte
Sam Nagel Saturday 11/19/2016 remembered by Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Bruin Lipman Sunday 11/20/2016 father of Hannah Lipman
Mel Yavner Sunday 11/20/2016 remembered by the Heft Family
Robert Enteen Monday 11/21/2016 father of Alice Learman
Rose Bloom Tuesday 11/22/2016 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Lori Kamber Tuesday 11/22/2016 cousin of Moses Alexander
Bernard Satten Wednesday 11/23/2016 cousin of Sandi Prince
Vivian Weiss Wednesday 11/23/2016 mother of Gail Espinosa