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November 6, 2019
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)
  • Friday, November 8, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Service - Guest Speaker Rebekah Kanefsky, Director, Schoke Jewish Family Services

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

  • Saturday, November 9, 11:15 am - Nina Saunders Bat Mitzvah - Send a Chai card!

  • Saturday, November 9, 7:00 pm - Social Action Movie "Five Feet Apart"

  • Wednesday, November 13, 1:00 pm - Laundry Love

  • Wednesday, November 13, 4:20 pm - Hebrew School

  • Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm - Congregational Meeting

This Shabbat, we will welcome a special guest to our community!  Rebekah Kanefsky is the Director of Case Management at the Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County. Join us this Friday night at 7:30 to learn more about Schoke JFS's important work and how you can help them continue their mission of sustaining families and individuals through all of life's challenges and build strong, healthy communities.
Temple B'nai Chaim Congregational Meeting
This Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 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.
Social Action Movie Night
November 9 at 7:00 pm

TBC Social Action invites the congregation for a screening of the movie "Five Feet Apart", about a teenager living with Cystic Fibrosis. It is rated PG-13. We will provide snacks and drinks. Joining us for the film will be pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Hossein Sadeghi, MD and and Dr. Golnar Raissi, a board certified Naturopathic physician in pediatric pulmonology. They are the doctors behind CF Bridge of Hope.  WiAct helps support the patients who come for treatment by providing meals and rides. Please RSVP.
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Social Action 

We need your help! Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 pm, at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury, CT. Volunteer RSVP

Laundry Love of Greater Danbury ... giving the gift of clean clothes. "Love never ends... and neither does laundry."
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 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.
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!

Director of Case Management, Family Life Education Coordinator
Elayne & James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County
Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm

Social Action Movie Night: "Five Feet Apart" ( RSVP)
Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 pm

Laundry Love ( Volunteer RSVP)
Wednesday, November 13, 1:00 pm at White Street Wash, 30 White Street, Danbury

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm

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

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  8 -14
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Michael Spirer Friday 11/8/2019 son of Alan Spirer
Michael Siegel Saturday 11/9/2019 friend of Jeffrey Spector
Harold Penchina Sunday 11/10/2019 uncle of Jane Alexander
Louis Wohl Sunday 11/10/2019 father of Jean Zamore
Kathy Dickinson Monday 11/11/2019 mother of Zhena Hadar
Shirley Levin Tuesday 11/12/2019 great aunt of Susan Farber
George Miller Tuesday 11/12/2019 father of Susan Hollander
Carl Bloom Wednesday 11/13/2019 grandfather of Richard Bloom
Marjory Davis Thursday 11/14/2019 mother of Cortney Davis
Robert Goldstein Thursday 11/14/2019 grandfather of Ronnie Ross

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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