July 27, 2016
Tisha B'Av Torah Study & Brunch
Saturday August 13, 10:00 am
What is Tisha B'Av? It is the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av when we remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples. It was also the day of the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and England in 1290.
This year the Torah study group will be having a special discussion to understand the significance of Tisha B'Av through the readings of the Book of Lamentations. Rabbi Bearman will also lead us through commentaries from scholars throughout the centuries about what this day has meant to our people and what it means to us today.
Tisha B'Av is a fast day, which starts on Saturday night. Torah study that day -- from 10:00 to 11:30 am -- will include a brunch to give us nourishment for the discussion and to help prepare those who choose to fast on the holiday. Please join us for food, study and Ruach! Make sure to email or call Kim in the Temple Office to so we have an estimate of the number who will be sharing the meal with us:
NB: This announcement is for honey purchases for family and friends who are non-TBC members. Orders for Honey for TBC members will be announced later this summer!
Order Sisterhood Honey for Family and Friends
This distinctive 8-ounce jar of kosher honey arrives in time for the
Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated with a festive label, and includes a
personalized card reading "L'Shana Tova-Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year." This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to
Temple B'nai Chaim
Your cost is
$12.00 per jar
which includes shipping and handling within the United States. We will gladly mail orders outside the United States for an additional fee.
To order honey go to
Danbury Food Pantry Team Needs You Monday August 22!
Monday, August 22
, 9:30-11:30 am. Please come help out at the
Daily Bread Food Pantry
. It's fun, it's a mitzvah! RSVP to Peggy Zamore at
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Thank You for Contributing to our
Our fundraiser this year was a huge success, raising $18,544 for our synagogue! Many, many, many thanks to the
66 TBC families
who gave! You are helping to keep TBC a strong, vibrant community where we ... pray together, learn together, laugh together, build together, serve together, rock together, play together, explore together and celebrate together!
Final List of Contributors
|Abraham, David & Lori
Alexabder, Jane and Moses
Baulsir, Jim & Cindy
Bear, Joe & Massy Bear, Barbara
Bender, Lew & Doris
Bonheim, Mike & Ellen
Boyar, Glenn & Abigail
Brown, Don & Diane
Brown, Kenneth & Heidi
Busch, Jeffrey & Davis, Stephen
Case, Dennis & Debra
Corwin, Ronald & Blumenthal, Beth
Curtis, Simon & Cahn, Kiki
Czuczka, Peter & Alice
Darst, Daniel & Rebecca
Dubin, Thomas & Klem, Pamela
Ellenthal, Jonathan & Suzanne
Escalante, Rudy & Berenbaum, Diane
Feiner, Senia Erlich
Fennessey, Greg & Claire
Gold, Adam & Karen
Goldberg, Lloyd & Jeanne
Goldman, Irve & Susan
Gordon, Jonathan & Davis, Cortney
Gumins, Sam & Dina
Hagan, Richard & Susan
Heizler, Howard & Fran
|Hollander, Gilbert & Somer, Lisa
Kapel, Robert & Jamie
Kauffman, Paul & Ilene
Klingher, Michael & Schine, Lindsay
Kramer, Harvey & Suzanne
Krasner, Aaron & Pulice, Gina
Kropf, Joe & Rosenberg, Irene
Landau, Charles & Yonkers, Kimberly
Marcus, Bradley & Heidi
Masarek, Alan & Patti
Miller, Bruce & Ria
Nadel, Mac & Wendy
Ruben, Richard & Nan
Rubin, Steven & Jennifer
Scruton, Judson & Michele
Shames, Erv & Louise
Sklar, David & Diane
Smith, Steven & Beth
Sobel, Ken & Sharon
Sollinger, Jeremy & Debbie
Sommer, Greg & Tina
Sondheimer, Joe & Rachel
Tartell, Ross & Karen
Ullman, Martin & Terry
Van Raalte, Marilyn
Weber, Donald & Melinda
Wolfman, Michael & Meryll
Zuckerman, Stephen & Sharene
Drivers and Childcare Volunteers Needed for Syrian Refugee Family!
From Jane Alexander:
Drivers are needed for the Syrian refugee family Wi-Act is helping to settle in Wilton. The family consists of a single mom, she is a widow, and 5 children, ages 2 almost 3, 5, 10, 11, 12. The 11 and 12 year old are almost 12 and 13. They are all in various program for the summer and need to be driven. The 2 younger boys go to the same place Monday-Friday 9-4. The 3 older children will mostly be a the same place, or only need one driver for 2 drop offs that are near each other. I am using a website, VolunteerSpot for people to sign themselves up on the schedule. If you are interested in helping with this, please email me at
and I can give you more information.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
aka Danbury Soup Kitchen
Check your calendar- and plan to join us!
Have a great time doing great work!
Sandwich making team needed!!
Annual Dinner for Friends of the IDF
The annual Connecticut dinner for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 5:00 pm, in the Stamford Marriott Hotel. For more information please contact Ali Picheny at
or call (646) 274-9645.
IDF's mission is "to offer educational, cultural, recreational, and social services programs and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide."
Jewish Senior Services!
From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaison for Jewish Senior Services:
Jewish Senior Services has moved to its beautiful new campus at 4200 Park Avenue! If anyone is interested in a tour please contact Nancy Altchiler at
. To learn more about the first state-of-the-art intergenerational senior living campus and Household Model nursing home in the state, visit
. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Darlene Miakos at
. Also, membership in the new J Fitness Center (opening September 1st, 2016) is open to the public. There is a discounted rate for synagogue members. Please contact Kim Fox at Kfox@jseniors.org for more information. This is an exciting time for our community, please be a part of it!
Jewish Family Services!
- The Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam provides assistance with senior living, mental health care, medical-related topics, legal concerns, and a variety of social services. Service is always confidential and without charge. Contact information: (203) 794-1818 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org - 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
- The Jewish Family Service of Stamford has a great series of programs and workshops this summer. Click here for the full listing.
Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!
Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.
The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email email@example.com.
Yahrzeits, July 29 - August 4, 2016
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! May the memory of the righteous be for blessing!
||father of David Abraham
|Adam Ethan Tartell
||brother of Ross Tartell
|Alfred (Mac) Carter
||father of Suzanne Carter Kramer
||father of Diane Sklar
||sister of David Schwartz
|Michael A. Heft
||husband of Bonnie Heft and father of Ethan, Sarah, Matthew and Adam