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July 10, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, July 12, 7:00 pm Shabbat Service
NB: Summer Shabbat Services start at 7:00 pm  

Last week  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.
Bridge of Hope for Reza

Our next Cystic Fibrosis Bridge of Hope patient, Reza, arrived with his father, Aziz, on July 9, and will need our assistance until they leave on July 24. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help Reza and his father. There is only one spot left. If you are interested, please use the link here to sign up. If you would like to help in the future or with any other social action projects, please email Jane Alexander at Jane@nodhill.net.
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! 
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 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
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 .
A NEW Very Important Social Action Project for TBC
Laundry Love of Greater Danbury ... giving the gift of clean clothes
"Love never ends... and neither does laundry."

Many people cannot afford to wash their clothes. Thanks to the generosity of many, TBC is helping to bring Laundry Love to Danbury. Laundry Love of Greater Danbury (LLGD) will help people who are struggling financially clean their clothes and linens on a regular basis. The high cost of washing clothes impacts kids' success at school and adults' success at work. This project washed away that problem. We're looking for volunteers for helping to put our faith in action.

About Laundry Love: Laundry Love began in 2003 when T-Bone, a homeless gentleman living in Ventura, California, was asked, "T-Bone, how can we come alongside your life in a way that would matter?" His response was honest and practical, "If I had clean clothes I think people would treat me like a human being." There are now hundreds of Laundry Love initiatives nationwide, serving an estimated 72,000 people each year. For more information: www.laundrylove.org.Laundry Love of Greater Danbury consists of 10 community-minded organizations from Danbury and surrounding towns who have joined forces to help provide laundry services for our neighbors in need. We see the laundromat as a place where strangers become friends, people are known by name, and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated.

Guests will:
  • Wash their own clothing and linens.
  • Remain at the laundromat for the duration of their laundry cycle.
  • NOT need to provide identification or payment.
LLGD volunteers will:
  • Be on site during designated hours.
  • Use a pre-paid card system to pay for the use of washers and driers.
  • Dispense detergent.
  • Manage the flow of guests and use of machines.
  • Offer camaraderie.
Where: White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury
When: Second Wednesday of each month (beginning Wednesday, August 14
Hours: 1 - 7 PM (last load begins at 6 PM)  Anyone who would like to volunteer at the LLGD event in August must attend the operational  training, ( on site  training for use of machines.)  Wednesday, July 17 @ 5:00 PM; Thursday,  July 25 @ 9:00 AM
If you would like to volunteer for a two-hour shift during a Laundry Love session, contact us @
socialaction@templebnaichaim.orgCongregation B'nai Israel (Danbury), Christ Church (Redding), First Congregational Church (Ridgefield),  Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (Ridgefield), St. James' Episcopal Church (Danbury),  St. Mary Church (Ridgefield), St. Stephen's Church (Ridgefield), Temple B'nai Chaim (Georgetown),  Trinity Church (Newtown), United Jewish Center (Danbury)
Email From the President:
July 3 Fundraising Update
On June 11, I wrote to share that the Board of Trustees had set an aggressive goal of raising $50,000 for our end of year fundraiser. 

Today, I am writing with fantastic news, because, as of this morning, we have raised over $58,000 as a result of this appeal.

Thank you to all who donated! Whether you gave $18 or $10,000, we appreciate your generosity and commitment to our congregation!

And, while our end of year appeal has concluded, there's never a wrong time to donate!
Click HERE to help us kick off our new fiscal year.

I hope that I see you at temple or a TBC program this summer!

All the best,

Cindy Baulsir
President, Temple B'nai Chaim
Don't Forget to Use AmazonSmile!  

TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
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 12 - July 18 

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

David H. Feiner Friday 7/12/2019 father-in-law of Senia Feiner
Sabina Rosenberg Friday 7/12/2019 mother of Irene Rosenberg
Jane Vogel Friday 7/12/2019 grandmother of Staci Feldman
Robert Simon Saturday 7/13/2019 father of Jodi Simon Stewart
Miriam Deutch Monday 7/15/2019 grandmother of Marilyn Crandall
Mercedes Ficara Monday 7/15/2019 great aunt of Linda Bolton
Katie Kirschner Kolodny Monday 7/15/2019 grandmother of Sharon Sobel
Matilda Halle Tuesday 7/16/2019 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Martin Weinstein Tuesday 7/16/2019 grandfather of Dana Umerley
Helen Wohl Thursday 7/18/2019 mother of Jean Zamore
Florence Wolfman Thursday 7/18/2019 mother of Michael Wolfman

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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