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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 
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)   
  • Friday, July 22, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, July 23, 9:30 am: Torah Study, with Rabbi Bearman
  • Monday, July 25, 9:30 - 11:30 am: Our Daily Bread / Food Pantry
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.
  Rabbi Bearman to Help Edit New
Mishkan HaNefesh For Youth

Several months ago, Rabbi Bearman had the honor of being chosen for the editorial committee that will create Mishkan HaNefesh For Youth, a new High Holy Day prayer book for families. 
Mishkan HaNefesh For Youth Editorial Committee

Last week, Rabbi Bearman met with the other members of the committee for their first in-person meeting- a two day intensive workshop in New York.  While the creation of this prayer book will be a long process, we wanted to let you know that Rabbi Bearman and TBC are honored to be a part of this exciting project.  Keep an eye out for future updates!

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Danbury Food Pantry Team Needs You!

Monday, July 25, 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
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 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 Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Yahrzeits, July 22 - July 28, 2016
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List  on the TBC Website.)

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

Charlotte T. Alexander Saturday 7/23/2016 mother of Moses Alexander
Terrence Levy Saturday 7/23/2016 father of Debra Case
Joan Scheiner Sunday 7/24/2016 mother of Dayna Arnowitz
Paul L. Busch Wednesday 7/27/2016 husband of Iris Busch, father of Jeffrey Busch
Gertrude Goodman Wednesday 7/27/2016 great grandmother of David Mann
William Rosenson Wednesday 7/27/2016 grandfather of Valerie Rosenson