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Office Manager: Ida Clark 
Education Manager:Jennifer Haynos 
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President, Dina Gumins

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TBC Events through February 12, 2015 

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

  • Wednesday, February 4, 6:60 pm-8:30 pm: Sisterhood Tu B'Bshvat Seder
  • Friday, February 6, 6:00-6:30 pm: Preneg
  • Friday, February 6, 6:30-7:30 pm: Family Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, February 7, 9:30-11:00 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 8, 9:30-10:45 am: Sunday Morning Stretch

Religious School Schedule
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar)
  • Wednesday, February 4: Religious School in session
  • Wednesday, February 4:  Confirmation Classes in session
  • Thursday, February 5: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, February 8: Religious School in session
  • Wednesday, February 11: Religious School in session
  • Wednesday, February 11: Confirmation Classes in session
  • Thursday, February 12: Religious School in session
Judson Scruton lecturing at TBC on "Shakespeare's Shylock - A Venetian Jew In Queen Elizabeth's England" last Thursday, January 29.
JFS Caregiver Support Group

JFS Caregiver Support Group-Sundays at 2:00 beginning February 15th - March 29th.  Do you find yourself "sandwiched" between the needs of your children and your parents? JFS is offering an open forum to provide support and help in dealing with the difficulties and stresses of caring for two generations. A small fee of $10/session or $50 for six sessions will be charged. Group will be held at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. The facilitator will be Rona Wall, LCSW.  For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email Rebekah Kanefsky.
Family Service with "Pre-Neg" is back this Friday!
Join us for a family service,  Friday, February 6th. - Kid-Friendly Pre-Neg (pizza and veggies)

6pm - Kid-Friendly Pre-Neg (pizza and veggies)

6:30 - Family Service in the Sanctuary

February and March birthdays will be honored during the service, and we'll all enjoy birthday cake in the oneg following services!

4/5 GRADE DINNER AND SERVICE HAS BEEN Changed.  More information coming soon.
Purim Celebrations Coming, March 6-8

This year, we'll celebrate Purim for an entire weekend!  More information will be coming soon, but for now, please add the following to your calendars: Friday, March 6th, Shabbat Service at 7:00pm and Megillah Reading at 7:45pm.  Saturday, March 7th, Torah Study class to explore Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther at 9:30am.  Sunday, March 8th, Religious School Purim Celebration at 9:30am.
Planning for Community Passover Seder

Planning is beginning for a Community Seder on Saturday evening April 4.  There are many opportunities to get involved in this wonderful event so please reach out to Susan Farber or Deborah List at membership@templebnaichaim.org .

Sunday Morning Stretch (Yoga Class)

Start your Sunday morning off by taking care of yourself with a Yoga stretch led by Lorien Saumier!  Sessions begin February 8, 9:30-10:45 am.  Also, March 15 with April and May dates to be announced.  Come in and get a great start to your Sunday.  TBC members and their guests are welcome.  All are invited -- Dudes/Ladies, Beginners/Experienced Yogis.  Bring your mat along with your sense of humor. $15/person.  A portion of the proceeds goes to TBC.  Drop the kids at religious school and drop yourself into yoga.  Take a break from your run and try yoga instead!  

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, February 6-February 12, 2015 

Arthur A. WakoffFriday2/6/2015father of Gary Wakoff
Clara RobbinsSaturday2/7/2015grandmother of Russell Robbins
Shirley SpectorSaturday2/7/2015mother of Jeffrey Spector
Donald CurtisSunday2/8/2015father of Simon Curtis
Sydney LevyTuesday2/10/2015father of David Levy
Sadie FriedmanWednesday2/11/2015grandmother of Jane Alexander
Marvin GreenbergWednesday2/11/2015father of Iris Busch
Warren PrebludaWednesday2/11/2015father of Diane Brown
William CohenThursday2/12/2015father of June Mara
John LaiaconeThursday2/12/2015grandfather of Loretta Tepper

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