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June 28, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 30, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, July 1, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day, Office Closed
  • Friday, July 7, 6:30 pm: Family PreNeg
  • Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
If you haven't already done so, please return your school registration forms as soon as possible.
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday July 7

  Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP.  And save August 4 for the next Shabbat Family Service! 
Pride Shabbat at TBC, June 23, 2017
Rabbi's D'var Torah for Pride Shabbat, 6/23/2017

"Most Shabbat evenings, as we gather to pray and welcome the Sabbath, I can feel the strands of tradition that link everyone in our sanctuary to the millions who have gathered in sanctuaries across the globe over the last two thousand years.  Sure, some aspects of our worship are different from our ancestors' services, but on most Friday evenings, I am more aware of the commonalities than the differences."  Continued ...   
Tallit Making Experience     
By TBC Member Hannah Lipman
"It started with an email from Rachel Langberg (who I think got the id ea from Deb List) to form a group of B'nai Mitzvah parents that would take tallit-making classes from Cantor Kochko Grey (of Congregation Shir Shalom) and make tallitot for our children to wear during their B'nai Mitzvah service. Innocent enough. Little did I know what it would do to me. There were four of us that signed up. I did not know these women that well, other than in passing. Our first class was at the Cantor's home, picking out colors of thread, fabric and discussing patterns. We all talked about our children's personalities and what colors and patterns would match. The supportive nature of our budding friendships started there... (Read more and comment on TBC's Facebook page!) 
Save the Dates!
   Friday, August 4, at 6 pm (service 6:30 pm)
   Monday, August 28 at 9:30 am
   We need your help!
   Wednesday, August 30 at 2:30 pm
   We need your help!
Rabbi Bearman's Favorite Jewish Music!

Rabbi Bearman has started a playlist on Spotify with some of her favorite Jewish music. Give it a listen! She'd love to hear about Jewish artists and songs that you love!


A playlist featuring Josh Nelson Project, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, Dan Nichols and Eighteen, and others.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers! A wonderful way of celebrating special simchas, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is sharing your nachas with the entire congregation by sponsoring the Shabbat Oneg, Preneg or Flowers for the Friday of your special week. No special occasion? You can still sponsor a Shabbat! We will arrange for the flowers, food and set-up, all you do for your family to sponsor is make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers at http://bit.ly/tbconpns.  
Cystic Fibrosis Project - Bridge to Hope

TBC member Peggy Zamore reports that WiAct -- Wilton's Interfaith Action Committee -- will again this year be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Bridge to Hope project. No dates have been set yet, but volunteers will be needed! More information about this community effort is available here, or contact Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com.
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunitie s at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly and are always available at the following address: www.jseniors.org/careers/

Services include: Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences - Long Term Care - Rehabilitation Services - Day Services - Home Care - Hospice - Advocacy and Education - Long Term Care Protection - Home Together - Child Development Center - Fitness Center

Social Action Volunteers Needed!  


TBC Social Action Committee.
The TBC Social Action Committee has many local ways for you to help others, from pitching in at a soup kitchen to preparing dinner at an emergency shelter.  New opportunities, dates, and times are posted to the TBC website, so please take a look and see where you can help

Other Community Opportunities. There are also other ways to get involved in our communities. You can serve as a foster family, deliver food to those in need, and/or host a high school child in the ABC program.
Above - TBC and other volunteers at the Dorothy
Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen
Yahrzeits, June 30-July 6, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Emma Horowitz Saturday 7/1/2017 grandmother of Michael Klingher
Roberta Klingher Saturday 7/1/2017 mother of Michael Klingher
Julius Bendremer Sunday 7/2/2017 grandfather of Jeff Bendremer
Rebecca Kloot Sunday 7/2/2017 remembered by Nathan Sobel
Vera Ostroff Monday 7/3/2017 mother of Sue Frenkiel
Hillary Silver Tuesday 7/4/2017 sister of Rachel Langberg
Elaine Lynn Nadel Thursday 7/6/2017 mother of Mac Nadel

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 of yahrzeit.

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Temple B'nai Chaim
82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly