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Phone: 203 544-8695
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Cindy Baulsir
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    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
Men's Club President, Dr. Jeff Spector
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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. Schedule of HHD Services is available here.)
  • Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Shuvah
  • Saturday, October 8, 10:30 am: Torah Study on the Book of Jonah and Brunch
  • Tuesday, October 11, 7:45 pm: Kol Nidre Service
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Food & Diaper Drive
  • Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 am: Yom Kippur Morning Service
                                           12:00 pm: Yom Kippur Family Service
                                             1:45 pm: Study Session
                                             4:30 pm: Afternoon Service
                                             5:30 pm: Yizkor Service
                                             6:00 pm: Neilah Service               
                                             6:30 pm: Sisterhood Break-Fast
  • Thursday, October 13, 7:30 pm: TBC Book Club: Louis D Brandeis, American Prophet, Rosen
Special Family Shabbat Service: Preparing for the High Holy Days
Click here for Rosh Hashanah photos and videos.

TBC High Holy Days Central!

Everything you need to know about the High Holy Days at TBC is posted to our website here. Especially helpful are the HHD Newsletter and the one-page HHD Information Handout.

Shabbat Shvuah - This Friday, October 7, at 7:30 pm.  This is "Sabbath of Return" or the "Sabbath of Repentence."

Kol Nidre Service --
Next Tuesday, October 11, at 7:45 pm.

RSVP for Yom Kippur Break Fast!
  --  Sisterhood is once again planning to provide a sumptuous break fast on Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 PM, immediately following Yizkor and Neilah services. All are welcome, make sure to RSVP right away

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 contact Jane Alexander for information or to volunteer.

High Holy Day Giving! -- The Temple incurs many additional expenses to create a warm and welcoming HHD experience. Please consider a contribution to help cover the costs of the Bimah and lobby flowers or to defray the numerous costs associated with the holiday celebrations. Use the contribution form here, and select the fund to indicate whether the donation is for the High Holy Days Appeal, Flowers or to cover other High Holy Day expenses.

TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration - Save the Date: Saturday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Mark Your Calendars Now! Come join TBC members in a fun and memorable celebration of our Temple's
40th anniversary! 

Adult Ed Presentation and Brunch: Jonah, A Whale of a Tale
This Saturday, October 8, 10:30 am to 12:00

Jonah, the major text for the afternoon service of Yom Kippur, is an ironic, satiric and profound fable of repentance and renewal. In this presentation on the book of Jonah, TBC members Judson Scruton and Bruce Miller will explore the rich cultural and historical interpretations of the book, one of the Twelve Prophetic Books in the Hebrew Bible, in order to provide a deeper personal and collective engagement with the themes of the High Holy Days. Join us on a fabulous ride into the belly of the beast and out into the world. Please email or call the Temple Office so we have an estimate of the number of people who will be sharing the meal with us: officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org or (203) 544-8695.
Join the Campaign: Demand Equality at Israel's Holiest Site

From the Union for Reform Judaism: We need you! Join the Reform & Conservative Jewish communities in a new letter-writing campaign to encourage the Israeli government to follow through on its promise to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall:   www.urj.org/foralljews 
TBC Book Club - Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm

All are invited to attend the next meeting of the TBC book club which will be held on October 13 at 7:30 pm in a private home. The book is Louis D Brandeis, American Prophet by Jeffrey Rosen. Please contact Barbara Dobbin,  bdobbin@juno.com  or 203 948 7352 if you are interested in joining us.
Our Sukkah - October 16 & 30
Our community Sukkah will be built and taken down with your help on Sunday, October 16th and Sunday, October 30th , respectively, at 9:30 a.m.  In between, we will have several events and services in the Sukkah.
 TBC Film Event, "Denial" - Sunday, October 16

Come to a screening of the new film, Denial, followed by dinner and discussion on October 16.
4:50 pm.  Movie, Bethel Cinema  269 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel
7:30 pm.  Dinner and Discussion, TBC, 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton
TBC members and friends are invited to see Denial the Movie  at the B ethel Cinema  followed by dinner and discussion at T BC . TBC member A ndrew Karpen , who is one of the executive producers of the movie, will be leading the discussion. RSVP to adulted@templebnaichaim.org  
RSVP by October 13 for Sisterhood Membership Dinner
On Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 pm, Sisterhood members and new TBC members will be treated to a catered supper with favors. Take some time to hang out with your Temple friends and have a girl's night out. Irresistible raffle items will be available.  RSVP by October 13 to Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com or call at 203 240 6408.
Sukkot Dinner, Havdalah, Film & Discussion, Saturday, October 22

Our Crowd, The Ritual Committee, and Adult Education invite all adult TBC members to join us on October 22nd at 6 PM for a Sukkot pot luck dinner, Havdalah service and a screening of the film, The Frisco Kid with Gene Wilder. We will serve dessert and look forward to a lively discussion after the film. Click here to RSVP, and please bring a vegetarian or dairy main dish that serves 6 people. Please indicate on the RSVP what you plan to bring for the pot luck dinner.

We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful and celebratory evening!  Contact Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com or Barbara Dobbin at bdobbin@juno.com for any questions regarding the event.

Save the Date for Stop Hunger Now - Saturday, October 22
Save the date! On Saturday, October 22 , TBC will be participating as a congregation in the 6 th annual Stop Hun ger Now packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 164,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers.

You may also send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now.
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals which will be sent to hungry chi l dren in developing countries.   This year each meal costs $0.29, so $1.45 buys 5 meals, $15 buys 52 meals and $100 buys 345 meals.
The sign-up will be later in September and further details will be provided soon. Don't forget that children 5 and older can help (our 5-year-olds last year had a fantastic time and really contributed!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Weber at mdweb27@me.com .  If you would like to support this event,
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!

Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th
e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Yahrzeits, October 7 - October 13, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!

Anne Aronow Friday 10/7/2016 aunt of Meryll Wolfman
Amy Ginson Saturday 10/8/2016 mother of Louise Shames
Joseph Ansite Sunday 10/9/2016 father of Mary Schrag
Harry B. Hyams Sunday 10/9/2016 father of Sheila Wakoff
Morris B. Berenbaum Tuesday 10/11/2016 father of Diane Berenbaum
Lynn Levi Tuesday 10/11/2016 mother of David Levi

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