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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly 


President, Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President, Bonnie Heft 


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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 May 14, 2015 

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

  • Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, May 9, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah of Noah Coppola - Send a Chai Greeting Card to wish Noah mazl tov on his bar mitzvah

Religious School Schedule
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar )
  • Thursday, May 7: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, May 10: Religious School in Session
  • Wednesday, May 13: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, May 14: Religious School in Session

Sixth Grade Field Trip to Lower East Side


This past Sunday the Sixth Grade Students went on a field trip to the Lower East Side. They visited the Tenement Museum and the Eldridge Street Synagogue and ended the trip with lunch on Delancey Street. It was a great opportunity for our students to engage in learning outside the classroom in a meaningful and community building way. Students and parents alike had a wonderful time!   

Missing White Ceramic Platters

If anyone might have taken a platter or two home with them after the Passover Seder, please ask them to return to the temple. We are missing several. Contact Kim O'Rielly in the TBC office (203) 544-8695.

Adult Education Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in Adult Education at TBC?? Join the Adult Education Committee and help develop the program for the coming year. Contact Barbara Dobbin at bdobbin@juno.com or (203) 438-4152.

Shop for Sisterhood, May 1 through May 9!


Think: Mother's Day/Father's Day Graduations/Hostess

Gifts: Graduation/Showers! Sisterhood Receives 20% of Sales at

PATRICIA's PRESENTS, which features handmade jewelry, purses, unique funky clothing, gifts for the equestrian, pet lover or gardener, and items for kids and men.  The address is:  199 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, CT 06877.  (Go North on RT 7. Store is in shopping center just past The Little Pub on the left)    

Sisterhood Book Club
Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 pm 


Sisterhood will be discussing The Faith Club, by Ranya Idliby.  A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another. When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions.


Wilton's Second Annual Interfaith Service of Hope and Renewal
On Saturday, Rabbi Bearman was honored to participate in this year's Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Hope and Renewal. The service was a beautiful celebration of the lives and memories of the loved ones who have passed.
Zichronam l'vrachah - may the memories of the ones we love be a blessing.
Celebrate Cantor Sobel's
25 Years at TBC June 5, 7:00 pm! 

For this year's annual fundraiser we are
honoring Cantor Sobel's 25 years at TBC culminating in a celebratory service and festive oneg on Friday, June 5.  As we look towards an exciting future for our Temple community, we want to remember and honor the past which has provided the foundation for what we are living, sharing and experiencing today. If you'd like to get more involved in this exciting program, please contact Dina Gumins.

PS:  We're still looking for past pictures of Cantor Sobel!  Contact Kim O'Rielly in the office by May 8th.


B'nai Mitzvah Projects and Attendance
B'nai mitzvah season is in full swing. As a reminder, TBC members are invited and encouraged to attend the Saturday morning Shabbat services at which our students become b'nai mitzvah.  These Shabbat morning services are held at 9 and/or 11:15 am. Check the TBC calendar to confirm times.  Please join the community as we celebrate our children becoming bar/bat mitzvah or "adult" members of TBC.  We're so proud of each and every student.
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.
Nancy Spielberg's Documentary Above and Beyond, May 7

Nancy Spielberg (yes, the sister of Steven Spielberg!) is coming to the Federation! Nancy will show her new documentary Above and Beyond and answer questions. Tickets required. Call RSVP 203-267-3177. Click here for more information.
An Evening of Hope: "My Father was a Nazi, I am a Jew!"

Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger (author of, "A German Life: Against all Odds, a Life is Possible"), will be speaking on Thursday, May 14th, at the Emanuel Synagogue. Dinner at 5:30 pm & program at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Jewish Family Service Support Groups
  • Living with Autism Support Group. Beginning Monday, May 11, meetings will be held at the JFS Stamford Office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Fl.
  • Who Will Care For Me? Challenges of Caring for an Aging Loved One, Wednesday, June 3, at the Stamford JCC.
  • JFS Divorce Support Group, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm in JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E. Suite 11.
  • JFS Divorce Support Group, Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm in JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St, 6th floor.
  • Let's Talk, Thursdays, 11 am.   Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue
  • JFS Caregiver Support Group, Sundays at 5 pm at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. 
  • JFS Life Transitions, Wednesdays at 11:30  am  Support group for unemployed at Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer St, 6thFl.
  • JFS Bereavement Support, Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
TBC Diaper Collection Project! 

TBC member Jane Alexander and Wilton Congregational Church member Genia Meinhold are seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Center of Danbury and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander (203) 762-8605 Jane@nodhill.net

For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.
Yahrzeits, May 8 - May 14, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

David Macklin Friday 5/8/2015 grandfather of Fran Heizler
Herman S. Nadel Saturday 5/9/2015 father of Mac Nadel
Beth Alyse Thompson Sunday 5/10/2015 sister of Jay Singer
Hedwig Merzon Monday 5/11/2015 grandmother of Alissa Merzon
Evelyn Rakos Monday 5/11/2015 mother of Gerald Rakos
Herman Robbins Tuesday 5/12/2015 grandfather of Russell Robbins

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