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August 14, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, August 16, 7:00 pm - Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, August 17, 9:30 am - Torah Study
Tisha B'av: Jews Say Close the Camps
TBC Service and Photos

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for photos and slides from our August 9th Shabbat Service
Next TBC Listening Session Sunday, August 25
At  our Listening Sessions we have had fascinating and wide-ranging conversations 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 on  Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm

A few days before the Listening Session we will email the location to those who RSVP'd.
Special Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, September 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Join us for a Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship followed by a Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg,  click here  to RSVP. 
Save the Date!
TBC'S First Day of Religious School & Community Cookout!

Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am first day of Religious School 
Sunday, September 8, 11:30 am Cookout / Barbeque

  TBC Book Club Meeting! 

TBC book club meeting will be held on September 16 at 7:30 pm and we will be reading Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story by Dan Vittorio Segre. For more information contact Ria Miller.  This is for TBC members only. 
Midrashic Monologues

Follow Rabbi Rachel Bearman's and Rabbi Paul Kipnes's Midrashic Monologues as they restore the voices of biblical women and men who have not been given the opportunity to speak.

Zipporah's Fire

In Bamidbar (the Book of Numbers), Zipporah seems to fade away until, ultimately, she no longer appears in the story. Rashi and other commentators imagine that Moses chose to set her aside, effectively divorcing her. In this Midrashic Monologue, we continue our exploration of Zipporah's point of view and suggest that she was the one who decided to remove herself from her husband's story. Read more ...
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.  All sessions will begin at 9:30 am.
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 jars are $12 each (plus $5 shipping), of which TBC receives $6. 

Click HERE to send a little sweetness to your loved ones far away!
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  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, August 24 at 9:30 am

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, August 16-22

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

Tillie Glasberg Friday 8/16/2019 mother of Gladys O'Neil
Irwin S. Lizan Monday 8/19/2019 father of Meryll Wolfman
Donald Robbins Monday 8/19/2019 uncle of Russell Robbins
Linda Robbins Monday 8/19/2019 aunt of Russell Robbins
Larry Olshan Tuesday 8/20/2019 brother of Kenneth Olshan
Michael Alan Heft Wednesday 8/21/2019 husband of Bonnie Heft

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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