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July 22, 2015
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly 


President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Margaret Mazer Ogdon 


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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.

TBC Events through July 30, 2015 

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)  

  • Friday, July 24, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Services  (Tishah B'av)
  • Saturday, July 25, 9:30 am:Torah Study (Lamentations)
  • Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 pm: The New High Holiday Prayer Book

Shabbat Family Worship - July 17th
Mystical Tishah B'av Shabbat Service This Friday!

This Friday night, we will mark the holiday of Tishah B'av with a mystical Shabbat service.  We will continue our observance by dedicating Saturday morning's Torah Study to an exploration of the Book of Lamentations, the text which is traditionally connected to the holiday.  To learn more about Tishah B'av, please visit:  http://www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/tishah-bav.
Plan to Attend Adult Ed Prayerbook Discussion
Wednesday, July 29, 7:30!

TBC is hosting Rabbi Hara Person, editor of the new Reform Machzor. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to discuss the new prayer book.  More information ...
Don't Forget to Return Your Membership Packages!

Please remember to return your membership packages by Friday, July 31!  If you haven't received your package yet or if you have any questions, please call Kim Rielly in the TBC Office at (203) 544-8695.
New Member Welcome!

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest TBC members:   Justin Lapatine and  Dana Czuczka  and children Ryan and Aidan, of Westport.

Volunteer for Danbury Soup Kitchen, July 29!

Check your calendar- and plan to join us, from 2:30 to 5:15 on July 29!  Have a great time doing great work!!  We also need a sandwich making team!!!  RSVP to Peggy Zamore.

TBC Seeking Town Ambassadors!


Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Do you enjoy talking about your town?

Do you take pride in being part of TBC?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're a good candidate to become a Town Ambassador.  Town Ambassadors will  assist the Membership Chairs by getting to know prospective members and helping them through the membership process.  You will be part of a team that will facilitate the growth of our synagogue. If you'd like more information, please contact Susan Farber or Deborah List at membership@templebnaichaim.org 

Let the Sun Shine - TBC to Go Solar!


As introduced at May's Congregational meeting, TBC has the opportunity to have solar energy panels installed on the roof of the new building, producing just about all of the electricity our building utilizes throughout the year.  Due to generous renewable energy credits, "green energy" financing and a robust solar marketplace, TBC has gone through a bidding/selection process and now has the opportunity to - at no cost to TBC - have a solar generation system completely installed and maintained on our behalf. 

Benefits of the system include cost-savings through a 20 year fixed electrical generation rate that is significantly lower than our current rate, as well as demonstrating our commitment to being mindful stewards of our environment.  Further, the panels themselves will be positioned in such a way as to complement and not interfere with the aesthetic of the new part of our building.  Interested in learning more and seeing renderings of the completed project?

Click here for more information and renderings.  After you've taken a look, we'd welcome hearing from you with any comments and/or questions.

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, July 24-July 30, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Paul L. Busch Monday 7/27/2015 husband of Iris Busch
Gertrude Goodman Monday 7/27/2015 great grandmother of David Mann
Samuel Abraham Thursday 7/30/2015 father of David Abraham