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TBC Events through March 12, 2015 

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

  • Friday, March 6, 7:00-7:45 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Friday, March 6, 7:45-8:15 pm: Megillah Reading
  • Saturday, March 7, 9:30-11:00 am: Torah Study-Megillat Esther
  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:30-8:30 pm: Who is My Neighbor? (See below)

Religious School Schedule
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar )
  • Wednesday, March 4: Religious School in Session
  • Thursday, March 5: Religious School in Session
  • Sunday, March 8: Religious School in Session (Purim Celebration!)
  • Wednesday, March 11: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, March 12: Religious School in session

Celebrate Purim All Weekend!   


Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm, Purim Service and Megillah Reading.
TBC Purims Past!
 Put on your favorite costume, invite your friends, and come to an abbreviated Shabbat service and the congregational Megillah reading.  Volunteers still needed to read part of the scroll of Esther for the community. To tell your section of the story you can use the language of anything from Gone with the Wind to Shakespeare. Don't be afraid to create or use a very creative "translation" of your verses!  ( Click here for some ideas.) Email Rabbi Bearman if you'd like to participate!

Saturday Torah Study (9:30 am-11:00 am).  The Torah Study class will explore the Scroll of Esther. We'll look at the literary context for the Purim story and investigate its less familiar elements!


Sunday Morning (9:30 am-11:30 am).  We'll discover that Purim at TBC has FROZEN over! Come for a Frozen-themed Purim Shpiel and carnival, a fun costume parade, arts and crafts, pizza, and more! Parents should accompany children in grades K-3. neighbor
And Who is My Neighbor?  Rabbi Bearman will Participate in Wi-ACT Series at Wilton Library
The Wilton Clergy Association, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library are sponsoring: AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflicts. This will be a four part series that takes place on four Tuesdays - March 10, 17, 24, and 31 - from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Wilton Library.  Register today for this exciting Community Education Opportunity! Rabbi Bearman will be participating in the fourth session (March 31) which will include a panel of local clergy. Click here for more information. 
Happy Hamantaschen!

In celebration of Purim, last week the Board of Trustees packaged and sent 30 boxes with delicious hamantaschen and hand written notes to our college students near and far (some as far as Scotland). Since then, we've been receiving emails, texts, and tweets from them with sentiments of appreciation. Thanks to the board and a special thanks to Kim Yonkers for making this possible.  
Cantor Sobel's 25th Anniversary

Did you know this year we're celebrating Cantor Sobel's 25th anniversary at TBC? Stay tuned for more information and how to get involved.
Planning for April 4 Community Passover Seder

Planning is beginning underway for a Community Seder on Saturday evening, April 4.   Wanted: Congregants willing to make their family's version of haroset, chopped liver or a personal favorite starter.   Also wanted: short family stories entitled "Our (My) Jewish Journey". There are many opportunities to get involved in this wonderful event, so please reach out to Susan Farber or Deborah List at membership@templebnaichaim.org 
B'nai Mitzvah Project Profiles

A number of our b'nai mitzvah students are seeking help with their mitzvah projects.  Check them out here!  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.)  
Shir Appeal Performance at TBC

Thank you Shir Appeal (and Sarah Gruen!) for enhancing our Shabbat worship with song last Friday!  Click here for video of their performance of Shalom Rav.

Shir Appeal's newest album, Linguistics, was nominated for two CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording) Awards, best world/folk album and best mixed collegiate album.  If you did not get an order form on Friday, download the form at www.shirappeal.com to buy a physical copy, or find them on iTunes and Spotify.
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life!
Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Yahrzeits, March 6-March 12, 2015  
(see also the (See Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Mollie S. Hyams Friday 3/6/2015 mother of Sheila Wakoff
Dr. Steven R. Berg Saturday 3/7/2015 father of Daniel Berg
Bernard Cukier Saturday 3/7/2015 grandfather of Russell Robbins
Walter Ullman Monday 3/9/2015 father of Martin Ullman
Hy Berkowitz Thursday 3/12/2015 grandfather of Ruth Hurwitz


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