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March 6, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, March 7, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, March 9, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Saturday, March 9, 11:15 am - Sima Paige Goldberg Bat Mitzvah Send a Chai greeting card!
  • Saturday, March 9, 6:00 pm - Jewish Teen Social for 8th-12th Graders
  • Sunday, March 10, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Sunday, March 10, 10:00 am - Jr. Chai 
  • Sunday, March 10 11:45 am - Confirmation Class
  • Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • Wednesday, March 13, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Thursday, March 14, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
Order Shalach Manot for Purim Now!
T wo of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah. In the Book of Esther, Mordechai wrote to the Jews "to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor"! At TBC, we combine these 2 mitzvot into our Shalach Manot fundraiser, a fun way to support TBC by sending gifts to friends as well as TBC clergy, staff, teachers and B'nai Mitzvah Coaches. Please join us in celebrating Purim through this annual tradition! More information .... 

Deadline for Orders: Sunday, March 10, 2019!
Thanks for your support of TBC!
Last Weekend at Temple B'nai Chaim
Shabbat Family Service More Photos /  Video
Deli and "BlacKKKlansman" Movie Night  
Words to Action: ADL Workshop for Middle Schoolers and Parents

We will be honoring the month's birthdays at Family Services by presenting everyone celebrating with the gift of a TBC Birthday Book!

If there are Jewish children's books that your family has loved, we would very much appreciate the donation of gently used copies. If your family loved the books a little too much, please consider purchasing and donating a new copy of your old favorite.

We're hoping to collect books for everyone from 1 to 13 years old. There is a basket in the front lobby labeled "Birthday Book Donations". Any donated books that aren't used as "Birthday Books" will be incorporated into our Carol J. Metzger Children's Library. 
Nefesh B'Nefesh MEGA Fair

The biggest Aliyah event of the year is taking place on Sunday, March 10, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, NJ. Join Nefesh B'Nefesh for informative Aliyah sessions and a large vendor fair featuring a wide range of Israeli service providers. If you're a medical professional, this is also your opportunity to meet with Israeli Ministry of Health representatives and get a head start on licensing - this is an opportunity not to be missed. Click here for details and registration.
Wilton Reads:  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Through April 25 at the Wilton Library
The Wilton Library welcomes all community members to join the Wilton Library this spring as we come together to read, discuss and reflect upon The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris for our thirteenth Wilton Reads event. Wilton Reads has, for several years, given us an opportunity through fine literature to sharpen our view of ourselves and the world around us. This year's community-wide read will bring an exploration of the Holocaust through insightful programming and a collaboration with the Wilton Public Schools. More Information ....
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County Gala

Monday, March 18, 6:30 pm at The Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall Street, Norwalk.  Honoring Bonnie Slyn & David Ball and Alison & Robert Wachstein.
Featuring Songs of Our Jewish Heritage: A Musical Tapestry with David Amram, Neshama Carlebach and Debbie Gravitte. Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres!
TBC's Purim Celebration! - March 22 to 24   
Shabbat and Shushanian Rhapsody: 
A Sing Along Megillah Reading
Friday, March 22 at 7:00 pm  (Shabbat 7:00 pm, Shushanian Rhapsody 7:30 pm)
Don't stop us now! Sing Along Megillah Reading! All are welcome! Video Trailer
Purim Study Brunch -  Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 am
We'll continue our series of successful holiday study brunches as we gather together for delicious food and lively conversation! Don't forget to bring something vegetarian for the pot-luck brunch. Hamentaschen will be served! All are welcome!
Religious School Purim Celebration and Congregation Superhero Purim Spiel
Sunday, March 24 at 9:30 am
(RS Celebration for students and parents 9:30 am, Congregation Superhero Purim Spiel 10:30 am)  
Iron your cape, find your mask, and polish your shield because TBC's SUPERHERO SPIEL is coming soon to a sanctuary near you!! Our High School students will tell the story of Purim in a distinctly SUPER way! We hope that you'll join us!  Video Trailer 
Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: 
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm at the Wilton Library
This is the second part of the Wilton Reads Interfaith Clergy program.  Following the earlier program presented by Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, a panel of Wilton clergy will discuss such related topics as mutual respect and tolerance among religious groups. 

This program was specially selected to complement this year's Wilton Library Association Wilton Reads program.  No charge but donations are always welcome. 

Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture with Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari on March 5 at the Wilton Library. More Photos
In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm at the Wilton Library
In conjunction with Wilton Reads, renowned violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen, Adrian Daurov on cello and Imri Talgam on piano will perform a concert of Holocaust-inspired music. The program will be evocative of the subject matter and story in The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the musical selections will include works by composers who perished or lived through the Holocaust. An informal reception follows the concert. 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, April 5
We will be continuing our Birthday Book Minhag (Custom)! Everyone 13 and under who is celebrating a birthday in April will receive the gift of a Jewish book.
Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table.  If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP .   Save the date for the Shabbat Family Service on  5/3/19 Share your simcha! Sponsor a pre-neg, oneg, or flowers!  
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. Midrashic Monologues web site.

Vashti's Story
INTERLOPERS - For seven days, my quarters were filled with the sounds of laughter and conversation. The feast that I was hosting for the women of the court was an incredible success, and the constant volume of noise confirmed that all of my guests were enjoying themselves. 

But all of that changed on the seventh ......
Moses Miriam and Divine Light
Moses Miriam and Divine Light
I should have known that my sister would be the one to usher me through this moment of danger, possibility, and divine intervention. After all, at the beginning of my life, it was Miriam who watched over me as I floated down the Nile and then courageously suggested to Batyah, Pharaoh's daughter, that she could find a nursemaid for the baby (me) that had been drawn from the water. And now, as I once ....
Student Cantor Hamstra's Practicum 

Student Cantor Hamstra presented her work on the music of Shabbat Ma'ariv. The presentation is recorded on the HUC livestream. Cantorial Student Ze'eva Berman's practicum is first, followed by Student Cantor Hamstra's presentation.

If you would like to congratulate Student Cantor Hamstra on her work, please  send a "Mazel Tov!" card through TBC.
Schoke Jewish Family Services, January-March 2019
The Schoke Jewish Family Service programs for the winter include such topics as:  Home Delivered Meals, Brain Fitness, Bereavement, Employment and Life Transitions, Divorce Support, and talk sessions.  More information here!

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
Common Threads

While our Upper Fairfield County Federation is a community of communities, we are also a vast library of stories and a vibrant garden with interconnected roots. This year, with the coordination and leadership of our Federation, many of those communities - congregations, organizations, and others have joined together to create Common Threads, a year-long project to explore our diverse ancestry and heritage and how it weaves together into our strong and integrated Upper Fairfield County community. More Information and schedule.
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!

Through April 25 at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road

Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 pm

Nefesh B'Nefesh MEGA Fair (Aliyah Event) 
Sunday, March 10 at the Glenpointe Marriott, Teaneck, NJ

Monday, March 18 at 6:30 pm at the Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Shabbat and Shushanian Rhapsody: A Sing Along Magellah Reading
Friday, March 22 at 7:00 pm (Shabbat 7:00 pm, Shushanian Rhapsody 7:30 pm)

Purim Study Brunch
Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 am

Sunday, March 24 at 9:30 am (RS Celebration Purim for students and parents 9:30 am, Congregation Superhero Purim Spiel 10:30 am)

Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm, Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Road

In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm, Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Road

Spring Poetry with {TBC Member} Judson Scruton - Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 am at the Wilton Library,137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

Friday, April 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm, Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Road

Yahrzeits, March 8 to 14
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
    Paul Rubin
father of Steven Rubin
    Walter Ullman
father of Martin Ullman
    Eugene Bower
father of Sandi Prince
    Jill Buttrick
sister of Claire Fennessey
    Pearl Bloom
mother of Richard Bloom
    Seymour Gluck
father of Ronnie Ross
    Renee Weiss Rollins
mother of Maxine Margolin
    Rae Yurman
mother of Steve Yurman
    Louise Zacune
sister of Fran Heizler
   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
, 82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel

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