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Chailites News Item Submissions   

Please note that events and news for
Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org by
Sunday at 4:00 pm to appear on Wednesday.

(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Thursday, October 22, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session 
  • Friday, October 23, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, October 24, 9:30 am: Torah Study (Lech L'cha)
  • Saturday, October 24, 8:00 am: Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event
  • Sunday, October 25, 9:30 am: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, October 25, 11:30 am: Grade 8, 9 & 10 Confirmation
  • Monday, October 26, 9:30 am: Our Daily Bread/Danbury Food Pantry
  • Wednesday, October 28, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, October 29, 4:20 pm: Religious School in Session

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מאכיל רעבים

Rabbi's Remarks at Wilton Interfaith Service

"The value that the Jewish tradition and the Jewish people have placed on medicine and healing goes back for thousands of years. The first prayer for healing is attributed to Moses, who, upon seeing that Miriam had been stricken with leprosy, called to "God, El na, r'fa na la!  Oh God, please heal her!" For the authors of the Torah, illness reflected one's internal health, and Miriam's leprosy was a direct result of her gossipping with Aaron about their sister-in-law. (Why Aaron wasn't similarly stricken is a subject that will need to wait for another interfaith service!)"  More ...
This Week's Simchah

Mazel Tov to David and Hilary Felton on the birth of their beautiful son! #ShareYourSimchah
Monday, October 26th
We need  YOU  for
Our Daily Bread 
 (Danbury Food Pantry) 
Torah Study!

TBC Torah Study takes place most Saturday mornings at 9:30 am. Sessions are led by the Rabbi and lay leadership. Come engage in thoughtful, educational and fun learning sessions with fellow TBC members. The schedule for the remainder of the calendar year includes  all Saturdays from now through December 19th . Each week's Torah portion with commentaries is available online at:  http://www.reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study
JFS College Ahead! Tomorrow
On Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 pm the Jewish Family Service of Stamford will be hosting a program featuring admissions staff from Binghamton, Bucknell and the University of Vermont to speak about planning for college.  The session will be moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, and will take place at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield.  More information here...  
Hands On! Sisterhood Membership Dinner: Sunday, November 1, 6:00 pm

Sisterhood members or new TBC members are treated to a catered supper with favors. Take some time to hang out with your Temple friends and have a girls' night out. Irresistible raffle items will be available! RSVP by Oct 28th: sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org
Men's Club Happenings

From Jeff Spector: First, a big thank you to the men who helped take down the sukkah on Columbus Day weekend. You are troopers. Second, we will be hosting a get together next month on Sunday, November 15th (9:30-11:00 am). The meeting will be a three-parter.  Part 1 will be the election of officers.  Part 2 will be a fascinating (hopefully!) discussion of two articles about being a man in our society, "When is it OK for a Man to be Aggressive" and "2 Massive Confessions About So-Called Alpha Males (as written by one)".  As we get closer to the meeting, I will send the articles to all.  Part 3 will be a discussion about specific agendas for future meetings.  Looking forward to see all of our male congregants, both young and old.  Contact Jeff Spector with any questions at  jms884@gmail.com or 203-956-6367.

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. Click here to participate
To the right - TBC and other volunteers at the
Dorothy Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen  
Yahrzeits, October 23-October 29, 2015
(See also the Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Ethel Hamburg Olshan Saturday 10/24/2015 mother of Kenneth Olshan
Robert S. Windt Saturday 10/24/2015 great uncle of Deborah List
Ezekiel Arzi Monday 10/26/2015 father of David Arzi
Fran Katz Wednesday 10/28/2015 sister of Howard Heizler