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April 19, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)

  • Thursday, April 20, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Friday, April 21, 6:30 pm: Pot Luck Shabbat
  • Friday, April 21, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Torah Service
  • Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, April 23, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, April 23, 10:00 am: Ann S. Arnold, author of "Together: A Journey for Survival" 
  • Sunday, April 23 at sunset: Yom HaShoah
  • Monday, April 24, 9:30 am: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
  • Wednesday, April 26, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, April 27, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
Shabbat Potluck - This Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm!

Please join us for a community potluck dinner prior to services on Friday, April 21, at 6:30 pm. Shabbat will follow at 7:30 pm with Vanita Wagner chanting from the Torah.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share with old and new friends and families prior to services. We look forward to sharing a Shabbat dinner with you.  Please let us know how many will attend, and what you will bring. RSVP to Russ Robbins, Chair Ritual Committee at ritual@templebnaichaim.org

Jane and Moses Alexander are sponsoring the flowers in honor of Solomon Bedremer being called to the bimah to offer the Torah blessings for the first time and Vanita Wagner chanting Torah.

Howard Wagner and all the kids are sponsoring the oneg in honor of Vanita chanting from the Torah.

(You too can Sponsor a Shabbat! )
Special Author Appearance for Yom HaShoah
This Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 am

Ann S. Arnold discusses her book, Together - A Journey for Survival, the story of a family's survival during the Holocaust.  This presentation takes place while TBC's Religious School is in session, and is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
In this book Ann Arnold shares her family's journey through Poland's countryside as a war of nations thunders around them. The story displays the magnificent strength of a mother's love and the incredible courage of good people during the worst of times. " An important work. Ann Arnold's effort to both tell their tale of her family's survival during the Holocaust while being a part of encouraging the next generation to embrace tolerance is inspiring." -Michael Cohen, The Simon Wiesenthal Center
Noah Aronson Concert for TBC Members
Sunday, May 7 at 11:00 am

TBC is hosting Noah Aronson, an internationally acclaimed soulful and energetic
Jewish composer and  performer on Sunday, May 7.  This program is free to all members thanks to generous donations to the Cantor's discretionary fund over the past few years in support of musical programs at TBC.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this most special TBC event. Please RSVP so we can plan to accommodate those attending. 

Noah will be teaching our children in the religious school from 9:30- 10:30am followed by a concert for all our school children, their parents, and all TBC members from 11:00am-12:00pm in the TBC sanctuary. Check out Noah's website at www.noaharonson.com for a sampling of some of his exciting and inspiring music.

Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam
Personal and Confidential, No-Fee Resource Service

May is Older Americans Month, and senior care for you and your aging relatives is just one of the many areas in which Jewish Family Services can help. They can provide assistance with:
  • Homecare resources
  • Senior housing and long-lerm care options
  • Medical-related and mental health matters
  • Caregiver support
While you may not need their help, family and friends may! Contact information: (203) 794-1818; email: jfsdanbury@gmail.com.
Save the Dates!
Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities 
April-May 2017

Schoke Jewish Family Service has a great set of upcoming programs, including a Passover Food Drive, support groups for those seeking employment, help with financial fitness, exercises for brain fitness, and others. Schoke can also provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. Click here for more information!
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A wonderful 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. No special occasion? You can still sponsor a Shabbat! We will arrange for the flowers, food and set-up, all you do for your family to sponsor is make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers at http://bit.ly/tbconpns.

Social Action Volunteers Needed!  


TBC Social Action Committee.
The TBC Social Action Committee has many local ways for you to help others, from pitching in at a soup kitchen to preparing dinner at an emergency shelter.  New opportunities, dates, and times are posted to the TBC website, so please take a look and see where you can help

Other Community Opportunities. There are also other ways to get involved in our communities. You can serve as a foster family, deliver food to those in need, and/or host a high school child in the ABC program.
Above - TBC and other volunteers at the Dorothy
Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen
Yahrzeits, April 21 - April 27, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Hyman Rosenson Friday 4/21/2017 father of Valerie Rosenson
Ruth Shane Sunday 4/23/2017 mother of Patricia Olshan
Edward Engelberg Monday 4/24/2017 father of Elizabeth Engelberg
David Krengel Tuesday 4/25/2017 father of Marilyn Van Raalte
Dorothy Mosow Hurwitz Wednesday 4/26/2017 grandmother of Ruth Hurwitz
Edyce Hornig Thursday 4/27/2017 mother of Claire Fennessey
Mary Kramer Thursday 4/27/2017 great aunt of Jon Sobel

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 of yahrzeit.

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Temple B'nai Chaim
82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695 - Fax: 203 544-9706
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly