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July 27, 2016
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Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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President, Cindy Baulsir
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    Margaret Mazer Ogdon 
Men's Club President, Dr. Jeff Spector
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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.
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
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: officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org - 203-544-8695.
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
https://orthoney.com/tbc and follow the step-by-step instructions.  
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!
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 peggyz18@gmail.com
  Joomla! Anyone?

If you're interested in helping with the TBC website and/or learning how the Joomla! web content management system we use works, please contact Stephen Davis at webmaster@templebnaichaim.org"Joomla! The CMS Trusted By Millions for their Websites!"
Thank You for Contributing to our
End-of-Year Fundraiser! 

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
Bearman, Kay
Bearman, Rachel
Bender, Lew & Doris
Bonheim, Mike & Ellen
Boyar, Glenn & Abigail
Brown, Don & Diane
Brown, Kenneth & Heidi
Busch, Iris
Busch, Jeffrey & Davis, Stephen
Case, Dennis & Debra
Corwin, Ronald & Blumenthal, Beth
Curtis, Simon & Cahn, Kiki
Czuczka, Peter & Alice
Darst, Daniel & Rebecca
Dobbin, Barbara
Dubin, Thomas & Klem, Pamela
Ellenthal, Jonathan & Suzanne
Escalante, Rudy & Berenbaum, Diane
Feiner, Senia Erlich
Fennessey, Greg & Claire
Frenkiel, Sue
Gold, Adam & Karen
Goldberg, Lloyd & Jeanne
Goldman, Irve & Susan
Gordon, Jonathan & Davis, Cortney
Gumins, Sam & Dina
Hagan, Richard & Susan
Heft, Bonnie
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
Learman, Alice
Mara, June
Marcus, Bradley & Heidi
Masarek, Alan & Patti
Miller, Bruce & Ria
Nadel, Mac & Wendy
Ross, Ronnie
Ruben, Richard & Nan
Rubin, Steven & Jennifer
Sarn, Allan
Scruton, Judson & Michele
Shames, Erv & Louise
Shiller, Larry
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   Jane@nodhill.net and I can give you more information.
We need YOU  for the
Dorothy Day Hospitality House  aka Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, 8/31/16   2:30-5:15 pm
Check your calendar- and plan to join us!   Have a great time doing great work!
RSVP :)   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 ali.picheny@fidf.org 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
naltchiler@jseniors.org. To learn more about the first state-of-the-art intergenerational senior living campus and Household Model nursing home in the state, visit www.jseniors.org. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Darlene Miakos at dmiakos@jseniors.org. 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: jfsdanbury@gmail.com - 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 consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Yahrzeits, July 29 - August 4, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Samuel Abraham Saturday 7/30/2016 father of David Abraham
Adam Ethan Tartell Monday 8/1/2016 brother of Ross Tartell
Alfred (Mac) Carter Tuesday 8/2/2016 father of Suzanne Carter Kramer
Cyril Isaacs Tuesday 8/2/2016 father of Diane Sklar
Alene Schwartz Wednesday 8/3/2016 sister of David Schwartz
Michael A. Heft Thursday 8/4/2016 husband of Bonnie Heft and father of Ethan, Sarah, Matthew and Adam