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July 24, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, July 27, 9:30 am - New Testament Torah Study
NB: Summer Shabbat Services start at 7:00 pm  

Membership Package
In order for the Temple to be prepared for Religious School and High Holy Days, we ask you to return all forms and fees no later than July 31, 2019.
TBC Book Club: America's Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell

The next TBC book club will meet at the home of Pam Klem on July 29 at 7:30 pm. The book is America's Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell. RSVP to tbcbookclub12@gmail.com .
Laundry Love Project
Laundry Love of Greater Danbury ... giving the gift of clean clothes
"Love never ends... and neither does laundry."

Anyone who would like to volunteer at the LLGD event in August must attend the operational training (on site  training for use of machines) on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 am.  
LLGD volunteers are asked to: Be on site during designated hours; use a pre-paid card system to pay for the use of washers and drier; dispense detergent; manage the flow of guests and use of machines ; offer camaraderie.

Where: White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury
When: Second Wednesday of each month (beginning Wednesday, August 14
Hours: 1:00 - 7:00 pm (last load begins at 6:00 pm)
If you would like to volunteer for a two-hour shift during a Laundry Love session, contact
Daily Bread Food  Pantry /  Dorothy Day Hospitality House
We Need Your Help!
The next dates at the Daily Bread Food Pantry are 
Mondays, July 29 and August 26 at 9:30 am.
The next date at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House is Wednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm.

Contact  Peggy Zamore  to volunteer .

At  our first Listening Session we had a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about TBC life and our dreams for TBC's future. Thank you to the congregants who took time out of their schedules to participate!   

If you weren't able to attend, please plan to join us at one of the following Listening Sessions!

Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 am  /  Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm

Click HERE to RSVP for the Listening Session of your choice. A few days before the Listening Session we will email those who RSVP'd with the location.
Send Rosh Hashanah Sweetness to Far-Flung Family & Friends
The TBC Sisterhood ORT Honey from the Heart website sale is open and ready to share a bit of new year cheer! This program is different from the traditional all-TBC honey sale for all that we do prior to Rosh Hashanah (about which details will be forthcoming in a couple weeks).

The Honey from the Heart program enables members to send honey to far-flung friends and family who are not TBC members in time for Rosh Hashanah. It is perfect for college and launch-age children, nieces and nephews, parents and other friends and families who live outside our community.

The jars are $12 each, of which TBC receives $6. Orders placed before Aug 5 receive free shipping; after that there is an additional charge of $5/jar. 

Click HERE to send a little sweetness to your loved ones far away!
Midrashic Monologues
Join Rabbi Rachel Bearman and Rabbi Paul Kipnes as they restore the voices of biblical women and men who have not been given the opportunity to speak.
Kozbi's Story: A Woman. A Lover. A Human Being.

My name was Kozbi.

I was a woman. A princess. A lover. A human being. A Midianite.

I met a man, Zimri, when a group of my kinspeople joined camps with the Israelites in order to visit with our cousin, Zipporah.

His people would be the end of me.

Almost immediately after our arrival, our men were ...
Summer Torah Study: Exploring The New Testament from a Jewish Point of View

Are you curious about the New Testament? Why not join us in July and August as we transform Torah Study into a class dedicated to exploring the New Testament from a Jewish perspective. Class times and dates appear below - so mark your calendars! 
Please note! On August 24, we will welcome special guest, Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach (St. Matthew's Episcopal Church), who will be joining us to answer questions and join our conversation. 

Summer Torah Study: Special New Testament Series.  All sessions will begin at 9:30 am unless otherwise marked.    July 27, August 3, August 10 - Special Tishah B'Av Study Brunch from 10:30 am -12 pm, August 17, August 24 - Special Guest: Rev. Marissa Rohrbach, August 31
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 officeadmin@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. 
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!

Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 am at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

Monday, July 29 at 9:30 am

TBC Book Club: America's Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell
Monday, July 29 at 7:30 pm at the home of Pam Klem

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm

TBC Listening Session
Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 am

Mystical Tishah B'Av Shabbat Service
Friday, August 9 at 7:00 pm

Tishah B'Av Torah Study Brunch
Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 am

Laundry Love
Wednesday, August 14 at 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

TBC Listening Session
Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 26 at 9:30 am

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, September 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Laundry Love
Wednesday, September 11 at 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

Yahrzeits, July 26 - August 1 

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

Paul L. Busch Saturday 7/27/2019 husband of Iris Busch & father of
Jeffrey Busch 
Gertrude Goodman Saturday 7/27/2019 great grandmother of David Mann
Samuel Abraham Tuesday 7/30/2019 father of David Abraham
Ira Saligman Wednesday 7/31/2019 nephew of Bonnie Heft
Alene Schwartz Wednesday 7/31/2019 sister of David Schwartz
Adam Ethan Tartell Thursday 8/1/2019 brother of Ross Tartell
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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