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November 2, 2016
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Thanks to All who helped Take-Down Our Sukkah :-)
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, November 3, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Friday, November 4, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, November 4, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services (The Pinals Family is sponsoring the Oneg, Friday, Nov. 4 in honor of Leia Pinals' Bat Mitzvah.)
  • Saturday, November 5, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, November 5, 11:15 am: Bat Mitzvah of Leia Pinals - Send a Chai greeting card to wish Leia Mazel Tov on her special day!
  • Sunday, November 6, 9:30 am: Religious School in session
  • Sunday, November 6, 10:30 am: Parenting Author Talk: Marjorie Ingall - "Mamaleh Knows Best" 
  • Wednesday, November 9, 4:20 pm: Religious School and Book Fair
  • Thursday, November 10, 4:20 pm: Religious School and Book Fair
Mamaleh Knows Best - This Sunday at 10:30 am!

This will be Marjorie Ingall's first appearance in Connecticut to discuss her new book, Mamaleh Knows Best - What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children, Sunday, November 6, 10:30 am, at TBC. Check out the event on Facebook.

"Marjorie Ingall is such a winning writer that as you tear through her laugh-out-loud, warm-hearted book, you might not notice the deep wisdom it delivers - not just on how to raise a mensch, but how to be one."  -Gayle Forman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.

Becoming "Buddha's Jews," Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

TBC member Karen S. Hwang-Gold will present this cross-cultural program about Jewish Buddhists, a growing number of Jewish individuals who follow Buddhism as a primary spriritual path. Her talk will include stunning images from an early 6th-century cave along the Silk Road as a way to illustrate some of the key tenets of Buddhism, especially the aspects of the religion that the Jewish followers frequently identify as its main appeal. 

Karen received her Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University where she focused on Buddhist art of 8th-10th century East Asia. She has taught at Wellesley College and at Vassar College.  More information ...
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 at  http://bit.ly/TBCOC120416.  If interested in carpooling or any questions about the outing please contact Ria Miller.  We look forward to seeing you! 
Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer 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. 
Maccabeats Performing at United Jewish Center, Danbury

On Sunday, November 6, at 3:00 pm, the Maccabeats will be performing at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave., in Danbury.  For tickets click here.
TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration - That '70s Shul Volunteers Needed!!!   
40th Anniversary Gala
Please save the date! To be successful, we need donations of auction items, donations for expenses,  volunteers, as well as someone to coordinate a fun game to promote the gala. This is an important event in the life and history of TBC, so please contact Mike Bonheim at bonheim@gmail.com to offer your help and support!
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, This Friday November 4

Join us for a Shabbat Family Service this Friday, November 4, starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm , song, story and worship are followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, please RSVP for the Preneg at  http://bit.ly/1XVZMXf. Save these dates for future family services: December 16, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5.  The Pinals Family is sponsoring the Oneg, Friday, Nov. 4 in honor of Leia Pinals Bat Mitzvah.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A w onderful 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. No special occasion? You can still sponsor a Shabbat! We will arrange for the flowers, food and set-up, all you do for your family to sponsor is make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers at  http://bit.ly/tbconpns.
15th Jewish Arts & Film Festival, Stamford Community Center

The Stamford Jewish Community Center is proud to welcome you to the 15th season of the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, from Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6. We are thrilled to present to you the very best current Jewish films, speakers, fine art and literature that the international Jewish community has to offer. Recognized as an essential part of the Jewish cultural scene in Fairfield County, the Jewish Arts & Film Festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Jewish and Israeli life, culture, community and history, brought to audiences during the Festival week and throughout the year. 
URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camp Presentation! 

Eisner & Crane Lake Camp temple presentation at TBC - Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 am. Details!
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

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Yahrzeits, November 4 - November 10, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!  May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!
Aaron Lipsky Saturday 11/5/2016 father of Ann Paul
Susan Oshlag Pinals Monday 11/7/2016 mother of Jeffrey Pinals
Tillie Gitter Tuesday 11/8/2016 grandmother of Lori Abraham
Michael Siegel Wednesday 11/9/2016 friend of Jeffrey Spector
Harold Penchina Thursday 11/10/2016 uncle of Jane Alexander

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