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November 23, 2016
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25: Thanksgiving Recess - Office Closed
  • Friday, November 25, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Wednesday, November 30: Dorothy Day - Danbury Soup Kitchen
  • Wednesday, November 30, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
  • Thursday, December 1, 4:20 pm: Religious School in session
A Message as We Approach Thanksgiving from the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and Congregational Leaders of Upper Fairfield County

Temple B'nai Chaim clergy and leadership have signed on to this important message:

"As the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and Jewish congregations of upper Fairfield County, we are thankful to live in a nation built by people of many countries, colors, beliefs, and languages. We hold sacred being part of a community and country founded on values of freedom, justice, and equality."  Read the full statement...   
Rabbi's D'var Torah for the Congregational Meeting
November 20, 2016

"In the days before the election and in the week and a half since the election, our country has been filled with venom.  Every time we turn on the news, open Facebook, or check our emails, we are confronted with yet another voice or incident that makes us feel scared and tired."  Read the full D'var ...
TBC's Groovin' Like It's 1976. 
Come Boogie at TBC's 40th Anniversary Celebration 
It's a Night You Will Not Want to Miss!

Share the fun! Ask a friend in the congregation to come and celebrate with you. 
Do you have a groovy picture of yourself from the 70s?  If so, send it in to Mike Bonheim at: bonheim@gmail.com
Dorothy Day Hospitality House aka Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, November 30, 2:30-5:15 pm

We need 8 people!  Check your calendar- and plan to join us!  Have a great time doing great work! Sandwich making team needed!! RSVP to: Peggy Zamore
Join Our Crowd for a Visit to the Yale Center for British Art,
Sunday, December 4

On Sunday, December 4, TBC's Our Crowd will be brunching at the Heirloom New Haven Restaurant and then visiting the  Yale Center for British Art with a docent-led tour.  We'll meet between 10:45 and 11:00 am at the restaurant, located at 1157 Chapel Street in New Haven. Following brunch, participants will have a private tour of the Center, which has the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the U.K.  

The cost is $25 per person for brunch, there is no charge for the tour, and you are on your own for transportation.   RSVP by November 30.  If interested in carpooling or any questions about the outing please contact Ria Miller.  We look forward to seeing you! 
Sisterhood Holiday Pot Luck Party and Gift Exchange  Sunday, December 18, 6:00 pm

Please bring a wrapped gift worth $20 and your favorite dish to share
RSVP: Sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org. Please let us know what type of food you will be bringing, i.e. dessert, main, salad.

Place: Wendy Nadel's Home: 40 Sharp Hill Road, Wilton (Note address correction!)
Volunteer information for Jewish Senior Services

Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS.  There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care.  At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a cliché, but a way of life.  Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org.
Yiddish Mamelochen at Congregation Shir Shalom
Join a group of adults who want to kvel over accomplishments speaking some Yiddish. Enjoy the humor irony, sarcasm, wit and wisdom of Yiddish.   Dates: Sundays, November 6 and December 4 (additional monthly dates will be forthcoming),   Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Place: Congregatiion Shir Shalom,  46 Peaceable Street,  Ridgefield, CT  06877    

Session #1 topic: Insults and Compliments in Yiddish -  Fee: None -  Nosh: Rozhinkes mit mandlen,  Rugelach,  Glaz fun tey  -  No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required.   Please contact the office at office@ourshirshalom.org or resafremed@aol.com  if you want to have some fun and join the group
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Yahrzeits, November 25 - December 1, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!  May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!
Frank Barbera Saturday 11/26/2016 cousin of Linda Bolton
Allen Feldman Saturday 11/26/2016 father of Staci Feldman
Florence Littman Sunday 11/27/2016 mother of Alice Czuczka
Dr. Robert Tartell Sunday 11/27/2016 father of Ross Tartell
Edith Stevens Tuesday 11/29/2016 remembered by the Heft Family
Estelle Kalvarsky Wakoff Wednesday 11/30/2016 mother of Gary Wakoff
Armen Dildilian Thursday 12/1/2016 father of Karen Tartell

Contact Us

Temple B'nai Chaim
82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT  06829
Phone: 203 544-8695 - Fax: 203 544-9706

Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly 

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.

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