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July 3, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, July 5, 7:00 pm Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, July 6, 9:30 am - Torah Study
NB: Summer Shabbat Services start at 7:00 pm  
beginning this Friday, July 5 through Friday, August 30! 
Summer Torah Study: Exploring The New Testament from a Jewish Point of View

Are you curious about the New Testament? Why not join us in July and August as we transform Torah Study into a class dedicated to exploring the New Testament from a Jewish perspective. Class times and dates appear below - so mark your calendars!  We'll begin on July 6 with the Gospel of Mark which can be found  here  (copies will also be provided in class). 
Please note! On August 24, we will welcome special guest, Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach (St. Matthew's Episcopal Church), who will be joining us to answer questions and join our conversation. 

Summer Torah Study: Special New Testament Series.  All sessions will begin at 9:30 am unless otherwise marked.  July 6,  July 13 - No Class,  July 20,  July 27,  August 3,  August 10 - Special Tishah B'Av Study Brunch from 10:30 am -12 pm,  August 17,  August 24 - Special Guest: Rev. Marissa Rohrbach,  August 31
Bridge of Hope for Reza: Please sign up 

Reza, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee's Cystic Fibrosis Bridge of Hope patient will be arriving with his father on   July 9, and will need our assistance until they leave on July 24. Please look over the open sign up spots and sign up for those you want to help with
Yesterday was our first Listening Session! We had a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about TBC life and our dreams for TBC's future. Thank you to the congregants who took time out of their schedules to participate!   

We want to hear what inspires and uplifts you and what you think are the strongest elements of TBC life. We also want to hear what hasn't been working and what you wish you could explore through TBC (especially if it is not something that we are currently offering).

Please help us shape our plans for next year and beyond by joining us at one of the following Listening Sessions!

Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 am  /  Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm

Click HERE to RSVP for the Listening Session of your choice. A few days before the Listening Session we will email those who RSVP'd with the location.
Pride Shabbat Service Photos
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Thank you to the Good Morning Wilton online newsletter for including a great descriptipn of TBC's Pride Shabbat in its July 1 Wilton Celebrates LGBTQ Pride article (by TBC member Heather Borden Herve) along with several photos from the service and oneg!  
Daily Bread Food  Pantry /  Dorothy Day Hospitality House
We Need Your Help!
The next dates at the Daily Bread Food Pantry are 
Mondays, July 29 and August 26 at 9:30 am.
The next date at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House is Wednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm.

Contact  Peggy Zamore  to volunteer .

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.
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!

Wednesday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 24

Monday, July 29 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm

TBC Listening Session
Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 am

Mystical Tishah B'Av Shabbat Service
Friday, August 9 at 7:00 pm

Tishah B'Av Torah Study Brunch
Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 am

TBC Listening Session
Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm

Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 26 at 9:30 am

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, September 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Yahrzeits, July 5 - July 11 

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

Elaine Lynn Nadel Saturday 7/6/2019 mother of Mac Nadel
Peter Van Raalte Sunday 7/7/2019 husband of Marilyn Van Raalte
Roger Case Monday 7/8/2019 father of Dennis Case
Susan Frosch Monday 7/8/2019 wife of Paul Frosch
Harry Learman Tuesday 7/9/2019 father-in-law of Alice Learman
Henry Unger Tuesday 7/9/2019 grandfather of Sandy Tepper
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             Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
        Phone: 203 544-8695          Location: 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton CT 06897 ( Directions)

        Rabbi: Rachel Bearman         Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel
        President: Cindy Baulsir        Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
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