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November 20, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service 
  • Saturday, November 23, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Saturday, November 23, 11:15 am - Madeline Levi Bat Mitzvah - Send a Chai card!
  • Sunday, November 24, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Sunday, November 24, 10:00 am - ADL - Confronting Anti Semitism Workshop 6th - 8th Graders and their Parents
  • Sunday, November 24, 4:00 pm - TBC Congregational Meeting
  • Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Temple B'nai Chaim Congregational Meeting
This Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 pm 
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 
This 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.
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.
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.
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!
Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Midrashic Monologues
F ollow 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!

Sunday, November 24 at 9:30 am

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, 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  22 -27
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Rose Bloom Friday 11/22/2019 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Lori Kamber Friday 11/22/2019 cousin of Moses Alexander
Bernard Satten Saturday 11/23/2019 cousin of Sandi Prince
Frank Barbera Tuesday 11/26/2019 cousin of Linda Bolton
Dr. Robert Tartell Wednesday 11/27/2019 father of Ross Tartell
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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