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January 23, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, January 24, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
  • Friday, January 25, 7 :30 pm - Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, January 26, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Saturday, January 26, 11:15 am - Katie Blumenfeld Bat Mitzvah Send a Chai greeting card to wish her a mazel tov on her bat mitzvah.
  • Sunday, January 27, 9:30 am -  Religious School
  • Sunday, January 27, 11:45 am - Confirmation Class
  • Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 pm - Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • Wednesday, January 30, 4:20 pm -  Hebrew School
  • Thursday, January 31, 4:20 pm -  Hebrew School
Overflow Homeless Shelter  Volunteers Needed!  

"Do a mitzvah in your sleep!"  O verflow Homeless Shelter volunteers arrive at the First Congregational Church, 164  Deer Hill Avenue,  Danbury at 9:00 pm and stay until 7:00 am. Each night there are two volunteers, usually one male and one female. We typically cover 3 weeks each season.  The dates are January 28 to February 3, and February 25 to March 3.   More information.......      Contact  Peggy Zamore  if interested!
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, February 1
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 celeb ration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to  RSVP
Read Rabbi Bearman's blog "Being a Kid at Temple."
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Services and Prenegs on 3/1, 4/5 and 5/3/19!    
Torah Study Brunch - Saturday, February 2, 10:30-12:00 pm

Come study the weekly portion with Student Cantor Hamstra!   Don't forget to bring something for the pot-luck brunch!
Schoke Jewish Family Services - Winter 2019
The Schoke Jewish Family Service programs for the fall include such topics as:  Brain Fitness, Living with Loss, Employment and Life Transitions, Divorce Support, and talk sessions.  More information here!
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates
Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County.  Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, January 27 and Sunday, February 3 from 9 am - 5 pm. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge.  If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email .
TBC Men's Club and TBC Sisterhood Present
Deli and "BlacKKKlansman" Movie Night
Saturday, March 2 from  6:30 to 9:30 pm
Come join us for an adult (post b'nai mitzvah age) enjoyable evening of food, film and conversation!

W e will share an old-fashioned deli meal, and then view Spike Lee's highly-acclaimed 2018 film "BlacKKKlansman". The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a Colorado Springs detective who went undercover to expose the KKK in the 1970's. With his Jewish front man Flip Zimmerman, the dynamic duo "playfully deconstructs this country's race problem from multiple angles, with a sense of humor and incisiveness." ( Film Journal International )

BlacKKKlansman is wildly entertaining and wisely prescient." ( Washington Post ).

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Dessert and lively discussion will follow after the film.

Contribution of $18 per person to cover the cost of dinner, drinks and dessert. Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Ria Miller.

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.
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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!

Overflow Homeless Shelter
Monday, January 28 to Sunday, February 3 from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am
First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury
Can You Hear It? Anti-Semitic Dog-Whistles Today
Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 pm at Temple Israel, Westport   
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg 
Friday, February 1 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 am
Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
Hosted by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy at Congregation Beth El, Fairfield

URJ Northeast Camps Presentation
Sunday, February 24 at 11:00 am

Overflow Homeless Shelter
Monday, February 25 to Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 pm to 7:00 am
First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, March 1 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 pm
Yahrzeits, January 25 - January 31
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!
Simon Haskel Friday
uncle of Debra Case
Thomas Stanley Saturday
father of Ellen Bonheim
Moses A. Temerson Saturday
grandfather of Moses Alexander
Alan Berenbaum Sunday
brother of Diane Berenbaum
Ruth Goodman Enteen Tuesday
mother of Alice Learman
Chester Sparks Wednesday
father of Maxine Margolin
Lillian Chaprack Thursday
grandmother of Robert Kapel
Mildred Heidelberger Thursday
grandmother of Alissa Merzon

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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