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September 30, 2015
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 


Chailites News Item Submissions   

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, October 1, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, October 2, 5:45 pm: Sukkot Family Dinner
  • Friday, October 2, 6:30 pm: Family Sukkot Service
  • Saturday, October 3, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah - Noah Levi.  Wish Noah Mazel Tov by making a donation to TBC in his honor!
  • Saturday, October 3, 6:00 pm: Havdalah, Dinner, Film & Discussion
  • Sunday, October 4, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, October 4, 9:30 am: Taking Down of the Sukkah
  • Wednesday, October 7, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
Raising of our Sukkah Last Sunday

Please Participate With TBC Members in a
Reunion of 
Czech  Holocaust Torah Scrolls!

On Sunday morning, October 4th 2015, Temple Sinai in Sharon, MA will hold a special service to mark the completion of their year-long restoration of their Czech Torah scroll.  To celebrate this milestone, Temple Sinai has invited every New England congregation with a Czech Torah to bring their scrolls to a special reunion.  This should be a truly meaningful event and it would be wonderful if several of us would like to participate.  If you are interested in accompanying our Czech Torah and other TBC members to this once in a lifetime experience, please contact Tom Dubin tomdubin@optimum.net) or Pam Klem (tdnpk@optonline.net).
You can learn a bit more about the Czech Torahs and Westminster Synagogue's work from these YouTube videos:
Rabbi's and President's High Holy Days Remarks!
Don't Forget the TBC High Holy Day Appeal!

Please participate in TBC's High Holy Day Appeal for 5776 / 2015. Donation cards have been mailed out to all members. You may also donate online -- click here  and select "High Holy Day Appeal" fund.
RSVP for October 2 Sukkot Family Service and Dinner

Come see the Religious School students' decorations that will be displayed in the Sukkah and meet our new Israeli emissary, Shaked.  Dinner in the Sukkah begins at 5:45 pm, followed by Family Services at 6:30 pm. DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY WEDNESDAY, September 30. The fee for the Sukkot dinner is $14 per Adult, $8 per Child (5-12 years old) and free for children under 5. RSVP to Jennifer Haynos at eddirector@templebnaichaim.org. Please contact Rachel Clott at daqdog@aol.com or Brenda Lang at curv4@aol.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help.
RSVP for Sukkot Dinner, Havdalah, Film and Discussion - October 3

Our Crowd, the Ritual Committee and Adult Education invite all adult TBC members to join us on October 3rd at 6 pm for a Sukkot pot luck dinner, Havdalah service, and a screening of the recent  film, "A Woman in Gold", starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.  We will serve dessert and look forward to a lively discussion after the film. Click here to RSVP and indicate what type of food you would like to contribute (vegetarian and fish only). We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful and celebratory evening.  Contact Ria Miller at riahmiller@hotmail.com for any questions regarding the event.
Hands On! Sisterhood Membership Dinner: Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:45 pm

Sisterhood members or new TBC members are treated to a catered supper with favors. Take some time to hang out with your Temple friends and have a girls' night out. Irresistible raffle items will be available! RSVP by Oct 10th: sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org
Join us for Taking Down our Sukkah - Sunday, October 4

The Men's Club will be leading up the annual taking down of our Sukkah on Sunday, October 4th at 9:30 am.  Even if you did not raise the sukkah, please come and help us take down our Sukkah on the TBC side driveway.  We look forward to good spirits and a fun event.  All are welcome.  Bring your stepladder and tools (or not).  Contact Jeff Spector with any questions at jms884@gmail.com  or 203-956-6367.

Save the date! On Saturday, October 24, TBC will be participating as a congregation in the 5th annual Stop Hunger Now packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 160,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers.

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 children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, you can send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now. This year each meal costs $0.29 (an increase of 4 cents/meal) so $1.45 buys 5 meals, $15 buys 52 meals and $100 buys 345 meals -- still a really good deal.

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, you can send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now; or contribute using our online donation form and select "Stop Hunger Now/Tzedakah Fund."
JFS Life Transitions Workshops: Concerns & Issues Related to Job Loss

Wednesdays at 11:00 am.  A weekly support group for the unemployed is being held at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  The group will provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email at: rkanefsky@ctjfs.org
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, October 2-October 8, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Harold Macklin Friday 10/2/2015 uncle of Fran Heizler
Lillian Farber Tuesday 10/6/2015 mother of Mitchell Farber
Anne Liese Weil Tuesday 10/6/2015 grandmother of Babette Bloch
Anne Aronow Wednesday 10/7/2015 aunt of Meryll Wolfman
Amy Ginson Thursday 10/8/2015 mother of Louise Shames