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November 27, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, November 29  - No Shabbat Service 
  • Saturday, November 30  - No Torah Study
  • Sunday, December 1  - No Religious School
  • Wednesday, December 4, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School
No Shabbat Services or Torah Study, November 29 and 30
We will not be having services at TBC on Friday (Nov 29) or Torah Study on Saturday (Nov 30).  We will remember those yahrzeits when we gather for our Shabbat service on December 6 (6:30 pm). We encourage everyone to celebrate Shabbat in their own way and to offer an extra prayer of gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: A Night of Giving Thanks, November 25. Thank you to the clergy, service leaders, choir and all who attended. Rabbi Bearman spoke about 100 daily blessings. This service was overflowing with blessings. More photos, video.
Family Shabbat Service and Preneg with 6th/7th Grade and Special Consecration Blessing 

Friday, December 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Preneg RSVP: Click Here to RSVP 

The evening begins with preneg at 6:00 pm (pizza and veggies!) and then continues with a Family Service at 6:30 pm with a special Consecration blessing to honor our new and youngest religious school students. The 6th/7th grades will join Rabbi Bearman on the bimah and lead the congregation in song, story and worship followed by a birthday celebration and Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, please RSVP .
TBC Hanukkah+Library Magic

This December, TBC is partnering with our local libraries to spread some Hanukkah magic!  We hope that you'll join us for one or more of our programs. Remember to register with the library (if required) and bring your friends!

December 10 at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman visits Wilton Library for their Hanukkah Hoopla program! **Click HERE to register!**

December 11 at 1:30 pm Rabbi Bearman celebrates A Hint of Hanukkah at the Mark Twain Library! **Click HERE to register!**

December 17 at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman and Director of Lifelong Learning Karin Beitel invite the community to join them at Wilton Library for Dreidel Days, an interactive Hanukkah program where people of all ages will learn, play, and celebrate the Hanukkah season!
**No registration required.**

December 20 at 4 pm Rabbi Bearman visit Weston Library for Holiday Stories and Party! **Click HERE to register!** 
Sisterhood Hanukkah
Judaica Shop
Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am

Choose from a wonderful selection of Judaica items, jewelry, and toys presented by Sisterhood at our pop-up Judaica Shop on Sunday, December 15th, at the synagogue during Sunday school hours. All profits go to support the programs Sisterhood provides for the school, the synagogue, and its own special events.

Sisterhood Hanukkah
P A R T Y !
Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 pm

Join the women of TBC's Sisterhood for an evening of good company and good cheer at our annual Hanukkah Dinner and Celebration - Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm, at the home of Wendy Nadel.

Please bring a pot-luck dish to share and a wrapped gift valued at $15-$20 for our gift exchange. 

http://bit.ly/tbcshpPlease contact Sharon Sobel (srsobel13@yahoo.com) if you have any questions regarding this event. We look forward to seeing you there and will send the event address when you RSVP.
Hanukkah Shabbat Service
Friday, December 27 at 7:30 pm
All are welcome! #ComeSeeTBC!
Bring your menorahs and come celebrate Hanukkah with your TBC family!
Host Student Cantor Hamstra for Saturday Dinner!
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.
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

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!

Friday, December 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) ( Preneg RSVP) ( Sponsor a Shabbat)

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

Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am

Sisterhood Hanukkah Party ( RSVP)
Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm at Wendy Nadel's home

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

Yahrzeits, November  29 -December 5
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Frances Levy Friday 11/29/2019 grandmother of Debra Case
Edith Stevens Friday 11/29/2019 remembered by the Heft Family
Margo Berger Horwitz Saturday 11/30/2019 mother of Heidi Marcus
Estelle Kalvarsky Wakoff Saturday 11/30/2019 mother of Gary Wakoff
Armen Dildilian Sunday 12/1/2019 father of Karen Tartell
Etta Spirer Sunday 12/1/2019 mother of Alan Spirer
Samuel Jaffe Monday 12/2/2019 remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Phyllis Kauffman Monday 12/2/2019 mother of Paul Kauffman

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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