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April 17, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Thursday, April 18 - No Hebrew School
  • Friday, April 19 - No Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 20 - No Torah Study 
  • Sunday, April 21- No Religious School
  • Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • Wednesday, April 24, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Thursday, April 25, 4:20 pm -  Hebrew School
Chag Pesach Sameach - Happy Passover!
No Shabbat Service on Friday, April 19  or T orah Study on Saturday, April 20.
No Religious School on Sunday, April 21. 
Enjoy your Seder! 
Israel Master Chef for 8th-12th Graders

8th-12th Graders 
You're Invited  to  ISRAELI MASTER CHEF
hosted and judged by our talented Israeli Emissaries!  

Saturday, April 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Temple B'nai Chaim
Havdalah followed by Traditional Israeli Food cooking competition! Cost $10 - RSVP by April 22 (please invite other Jewish friends!) For more details contact Karin Beitel.
Rabbi Bearman - Shalom Y'all: 
The History of Jewish Immigrants in the American South
Sunday, April 28, 6:00 pm at Temple B'nai Chaim
Rabbi Rachel Bearman is a member of the seventh generation of her family to be born and raised in Memphis, TN. She has spent years exploring her own family's history as well as the wider cultural context of the Southern Jewish experience. Join Rabbi Bearman on an exploration of what life was like for Jewish immigrants when they arrived in the American South. How did Jewish immigrant families establish themselves in Southern cities and towns? What obstacles did they face as they worked to balance their American and Jewish identities? Do Southern Jewish communities have different traditions than their Northern counterparts? We'll answer these questions and more! (Common Threads Program.)
Register: officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org / 203-544-8695
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, May 3
We will be continuing our Birthday Book Minhag (Custom)! Everyone 13 and under who is celebrating a birthday in April will receive the gift of a Jewish book.
Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table.  If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP .   Share your simcha! Sponsor a pre-neg, oneg, or flowers!  
BIRTHDAY BOOKS: A New TBC Minhag (Custom)

We will be honoring the month's birthdays at Family Services by presenting everyone celebrating with the gift of a TBC Birthday Book!

If there are Jewish children's books that your family has loved, we would very much appreciate the donation of gently used copies. If your family loved the books a little too much, please consider purchasing and donating a new copy of your old favorite.

We're hoping to collect books for everyone from 1 to 13 years old. There is a basket in the front lobby labeled "Birthday Book Donations". Any donated books that aren't used as "Birthday Books" will be incorporated into our Carol J. Metzger Children's Library. 
Used Bike and Sewing Machine Drive

Used Bike and Sewing Machine Drive
Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Office of Steven Phillips, MD
944 Danbury Road, Wilton

Collecting adult & kids' bikes and sewing machines to send to Tanzania, Albania, Kosovo, & Guatemala. 

Rabbi Bearman Reports on the CCAR Convention

From Rabbi Bearman: Last week, I attended my first Central Conference of American Rabbis Convention in Cincinnati, OH. There were so many moments that I am excited to share with you, but the highlight of the convention was being given the opportunity to chant Torah in Plum Street synagogue. It is hard to describe how powerful it was to stand on the bimah where I was ordained five years ago, surrounded by rabbis who were being honored for fifty years in the rabbinate, chanting Torah in front of six hundred other rabbis (no pressure- right!). It was an experience that I will never forget. Read more about my time at the CCAR convention.
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox. Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email. Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

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!
Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Office of Steven Phillips, MD at 944 Danbury Road, Wilton

Friday, May 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Community-wide Yom HaAtzma'ut Celebration
Hosted by the  Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm at 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

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, April 19 to April 25
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
    Aliza Dubin
    cousin of Heather Herve
    Saul (Bud) Kapel
    father of Robert Kapel
    Edythe Metzger
    grandmother of Dina Levi
    Louis Haskel
    grandfather of Debra Case
    Ruth Shane
    mother of Patricia Olshan
    David Krengel
    father of Marilyn Van Raalte
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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