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April 8, 2015
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Bonnie Heft 


Chailites News Item Submissions   

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Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

TBC Events through April 16, 2015 

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

  • Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, April 11, 9:30 am: Torah Study

Religious School Schedule
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar )
  • Wednesday, April 8: No Religious School
  • Thursday, April 9: No Religious School
  • Sunday, April 12: No Religious School
  • Wednesday, April 15: No Religious School
  • Thursday, April 16: No Religious School

Our Community Seder

Nearly 150 people came together to enjoy Temple B'nai Chaim's family oriented Community Seder on the second night of Passover. Led by Rabbi Bearman and Cantor Sobel, new and long-time congregants, prospective members and guests all participated by reading from a special Haggadah created by TBC members for the occasion. The Four Questions were asked by a large contingent of enthusiastic Hebrew school students. Guided by our Madrachim, the students were also active searchers for the seventeen afikomen that were hidden throughout the building.

And what would a seder be without traditional Passover songs .... and some unusual songs Cantor Sobel introduced - probably never heard at your seder table. You had to be there. Of course there was a delicious Pesach meal...starting with some favorite appetizers made by our congregants, followed by a catered buffet dinner and dessert. The entire evening was a joyful and meaningful experience. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the many TBC members who worked diligently to make this a success. We hope it will become a TBC tradition.

Journeys to Passover blog postings.  
See blog!

See photos!
    More photos!                              See videos!    More videos!

Did you see our seder plates? See more!
Celebrate Cantor Sobel's 25 Years

In the next few weeks we will kick off our Annual Fund Raiser which will culminate in a Shabbat Celebration and Special Oneg to celebrate TBC's history and Cantor Sobel's 25 years at TBC. We have so much to celebrate and will be reaching out to everyone to participate in some way. Please save the date, June 5th
, to attend a very special service and event and begin thinking about the many ways you can contribute to our Annual Fund Raiser in Cantor Sobel's honor. 

If you'd like to get more involved in this exciting program, please contact Dina Gumins.

Sunday Morning Stretch (Yoga Class)

Start your Sunday morning off by taking care of yourself with a Yoga stretch led by Lorien Saumier!  Sessions are 9:30-10:45 am,  April 19 and May 3.  Come in and get a great start to your Sunday.  TBC members and their guests are welcome.  All are invited -- Dudes/Ladies, Beginners/Experienced Yogis.  Bring your mat along with your sense of humor. $15/person.  A portion of the proceeds goes to TBC.  Drop the kids at religious school and drop yourself into yoga.  Take a break from your run and try yoga instead!  

Jewish Film Festival - April 8-30

The 2015 edition of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival has a diverse array of 38 programs celebrating the grand sweep of the Jewish experience. This year's lineup of dramas and documentaries includes several exciting previews (Phoenix, Felix and Meira, The Farewell Party,Famous Nathan) - and new releases from Israel and around the world. Many programs will be followed by discussions with some very special guests, and there are also three live performances! This promises to be an extraordinary three weeks. At the Jacob Burns Film Center. 
B'nai Mitzvah Projects

A number of our B'nai Mitzvah students have asked to have their mitzvah projects highlighted on the TBC website. They include: Jimmy Curto, Grace Goldberg, Maden Herve, Jack Potash, Drew Saumier, and Ethan Klotz, in some cases students are seeking help from the congregation in making their projects successful. Please take a look by clicking here!
All students preparing for their bat and bar mitzvahs are encouraged to complete a mitzvah project profile so that information about their project can be posted on the TBC website. Click here to view the project profile form.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Sisterhood Book Group

Date: Tuesday, April 21,   Time: 7:00 pm

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant 
New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. More info!
JFS College Planning Session April 14 
Each year, for over 25 years, Jewish Family Service has been producing an eagerly awaited program, College Ahead! for college-bound teens and their parents. The next program is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Community Center on Newfield Avenue in Stamford. This year four distinguished college admissions deans (from University of Hartford, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University and Drew University) will share their insights. No reservations are necessary and the evening is free of change. Handouts and refreshments available! Click here for more information.

Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Yahrzeits, April 10-April 16, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

William Deutch Friday 4/10/2015 grandfather of Marilyn Crandall
Israel Gordon Friday 4/10/2015 father of Jonathan Gordon
Steven Sitomer Friday 4/10/2015 son of Ann and Daniel Sitomer
Burton Zuckerman Friday 4/10/2015 father of Stephen Zuckerman
Barbara Abraham Saturday 4/11/2015 mother of David Abraham
George Greenstein Saturday 4/11/2015 father of Marjory Klotz
Gussie Halle Saturday 4/11/2015 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Michael Cohen Sunday 4/12/2015 cousin of June Mara
Theodore Lash Monday 4/13/2015 father of Melinda Weber
Tillie Tepper Monday 4/13/2015 grandmother of Sandy Tepper
Hyman Rosenson Tuesday 4/14/2015 father of Valerie Rosenson
Jason Altare Wednesday 4/15/2015 nephew of Sandy Tepper
Sarah Sobel Wednesday 4/15/2015 remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
In Memory of the Six Million Jews
Thursday 4/16/2015 remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim