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CHAILITES
November 13, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, November 15, 6:30 pm - Pizza Shabbat Dinner 

  • Friday, November 15, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service 

  • Saturday, November 16, 9:30 am - Torah Study

  • Saturday, November 16, 11:15 am - Kira Bonheim Bat Mitzvah - Send a Chai card!

  • Sunday, November 17, 9:30 am - Religious School

  • Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am - Jr. Chai

  • Sunday, November 17, 11:00am - TBC Pet Blessing

  • Sunday, November 17, 5:00 pm - Netflex and Nosh II - "The Kominsky Method"

  • Wednesday, November 20, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School

TBC's Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, November 17 
at 11:00 am
 
At 11:00 am on November 17th, all are invited to bring their beloved animals and join us at Temple B'nai Chaim for TBC's Blessing of the Pets!
 
As we gather in the courtyard, Rabbi Bearman and Student Cantor Hamstra will lead a brief ceremony where we celebrate the love, laughter, and companionship that our pets bring to our lives. We will also offer a prayer of mourning for anyone who is remembering a beloved pet. All animals are welcome but should be either leashed or secured in travel cages.    
 
Photographer and TBC congregant Jon Gordon will be on hand to take photos of your pet and family. Pet portraits will be $75 each (unframed) to raise funds for TBC's religious school. Photos will be ready for Hanukkah and make a great gift!
 
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/966502097026665/ or call 203-544-8695.
Netflix and Nosh: The Kominsky Method
November 17th at 5:00 pm

Come join the TBC crowd at the home of Jeff Spector (1215 Foxboro Drive, Norwalk) for another round of this hit series, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. We will start with a light supper followed by a screening of the first episode of the show and finally dessert and a lively discussion.


Why do men have such problems communicating about real life experiences? This is a delightful, informative and humorous look at the issue. "He may be in his twilight years, but aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky isn't ready to ride off into the sunset just yet. The once-famous Kominsky and his longtime agent, Norman Newlander, keep each other laughing as they tackle the curveballs that life throws at them while navigating their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty."

The RSVP ($18 per event includes the light supper) is http://bit.ly/tbcnn 

The Men's Club and Sisterhood are co-sponsoring this special event!
Temple B'nai Chaim Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 pm 
 
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At Temple B'nai Chaim, there are two Congregational meetings each year, held in November and May. This is your opportunity to hear what's going on, ask questions and get to know one another. 

Please come participate in our community! A quorum of member families is required to conduct TBC business.
Middle Schoolers (Grades 6-8) and Parents
ADL Workshop at TBC 
Sunday, November 24 at 9:30-11:30 am  
 
With anti-Semitic incidents on the rise, it is increasingly important for young people and adults to know how to respond if they were to encounter a bias incident. On Sunday, November 24th from 9:30-11:30 am, the ADL will conduct a workshop at TBC for middle schooler's (grades 6-8) and their parents. The Words to Action workshop will take place during religious school for 6-7th graders (and parents). Eighth graders and their parents are also encouraged to attend. Please click on the flyer for additional information. Click here to RSVP for this important workshop. An ADL workshop for adults only, open to the entire congregation, will take place later in the year on Sunday, March 22.  For more information: Contact Karin Beitel, Director of Lifelong Learning.
Host Student Cantor Hamstra for Saturday Dinner!

In addition to the High Holy Days, Student Cantor Hamstra will be with us for some Friday night Shabbat services this year. Please click HERE to check the schedule if you would like to host her for dinner at your house on one of the Saturday evenings that she is with us.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: A Night of Giving Thanks!
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm at Temple B'nai Chaim

On November 25, people of all faiths and all backgrounds will gather together to offer gratitude for friendship and all the blessings in our lives.
Everyone- both in our congregation and in the larger community- is invited to this special experience!
Get ready for Thanksgiving by starting the week with thankfulness!

Plus: LIFT UP YOUR VOICE!   Everyone who is interested is invited to join our choir for the Thanksgiving Service.  Rehearsal will take place at TBC at 5:45 pm on November 25.
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. 
Midrashic Monologues

Follow Rabbi Rachel Bearman's and Rabbi Paul Kipnes's Midrashic Monologues as they restore the voices of biblical women and men who have not been given the opportunity to speak.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

Shabbat Service with TBC Teens
Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm (Pizza Dinner for TBC Teens at 6:30 pm)

Sunday, November 17 at 11:00 am

Netflix and Nosh II: The Kominsky Method - Part 2 ( RSVP)
Sunday, November 17 at 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 24 at 9:30 am

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, November 24 at 4:00 pm



Laundry Love ( Volunteer RSVP)
Wednesday, December 11 at 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

Sunday, December 15 at 9:00 am

Sisterhood Hanukkah Party ( RSVP)
Sunday, December15, 6:00 pm at private home

Hanukkah Shabbat Service ( Sponsor a Shabbat)
Friday, December 27 at 7:30 pm

Yahrzeits, November  15 -21
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Phyllis A. Rosenthal Friday 11/15/2019 mother of Steven West-Rosenthal
Charles Viccica Friday 11/15/2019 great uncle of Linda Bolton
Mae Sokol-Burger Sunday 11/17/2019 friend of Rebecca and Daniel Darst
Margaret Finucane Monday 11/18/2019 sister-in-law of Michele Scruton
Samuel Schwartz Monday 11/18/2019 grandfather of Lloyd Goldberg
Sylvia Krengel Tuesday 11/19/2019 mother of Marilyn Van Raalte
Mel Yavner Wednesday 11/20/2019 remembered by the Heft Family
Robert Enteen Thursday 11/21/2019 father of Alice Learman

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time.
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        Temple B'nai Chaim             Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
        Phone: 203 544-8695          Location: 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton CT 06897 ( Directions)

        Rabbi: Rachel Bearman         Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel
        President: Cindy Baulsir        Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
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