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April  24, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Thursday, April 25, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am- Torah Study 
  • Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm - Israel Master Chef for 8th - 12th Graders
  • Sunday, April 28, 9:30 pm- Religious School
  • Sunday, April 28, 6:00 pm - Shalomn Y'all: The History of Jewish Immigants in the American South
  • Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • Wednesday, May 1, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 2, 4:20 pm -  Hebrew School
Israel Master Chef for 8th-12th Graders - Register Today!

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
Last day to RSVP is TODAY, Wednesday, April 24 (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. 
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander, 203 762-8605 or  Jane@nodhill.net
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 26 to May 2
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
Edyce Hornig
mother of Claire Fennessey
Mary Kramer
great aunt of Jon Sobel
Anna Zamore
mother-in-law of Jean Zamore
Bella Edelman
grandmother of Jodi Simon Stewart
Hyman Rosenson
father of Valerie Rosenson
Barbara Markowitz
friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Eileen G. Portnoy
mother of Dina Gumins
In Memory of the Six Million Jews
remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim
Since there was no service last week, on Friday, April 26 we will also read the Yahrzeits listed in  last week's ChaiLites that would have been read on April 19. 
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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