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December 13, 2017
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, December 14, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, December 15, 7:30 pm: Hanukkah & Shabbat Celebration
  • Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am: Hanukkah Text Study
  • Sunday, December 17, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, December 17, 11:45 am: Confirmation Class
  • Sunday, December 17, 6:00 pm: Sisterhood Hanukkah Party
  • Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 pm: Ridgefield Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting
  • Wednesday - Tuesday, December 13 - 19: Hanukkah
TBC Hanukkah and Shabbat Celebration
This Friday, December 15, 7:30 pm!

Bring your menorahs and come celebrate Hanukkah with your TBC family!
  All are welcome! (Why not "Sponsor a Shabbat"?) 
Hanukkah Text Study this Saturday at 9:30 am!

From Rabbi Bearman:  "Join us for a special Torah Study class where we will be exploring the 1st and 2nd Book of Maccabees.  We'll enjoy a traditional Hanukkah feast (of donuts) as we learn the true story behind the holiday that we all know and love!" 
Annual Sisterhood Hanukkah Dinner & Celebration!

Join the women of TBC's Sisterhood for our annual Hanukkah Dinner and Celebration! Sunday, December 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the home of Wendy Nadel, 40 Sharp Hill Road Wilton. Please bring a wrapped gift valued at $15-$20 for our gift exchange. RSVP to Wendy at wenadel@optonline.net by Friday, December 15th.
Ridgefield's Hannukah Celebration & Menorah Lighting

On Tuesday, December 19 5:00-6:00 pm Temple B'nai Chaim and Congregation Shir Shalom invite you to join us on the last night of Hannukah for a Community-Wide Celebration and Menorah Lighting on Main Street! We'll light the menorah, eat delicious latkes, sing together, and more!  The event is open to all who want to celebrate and all who are curious about the holiday. The event will be on Main Street in Ridgefield at the CVS Plaza (by Prime Burger). For more information, visit the event's page on Facebook.
Make the 8th night of Hanukkah a Giving Night for your kids or anyone else on your giving list. Make a donation either to the TBC Tzedakah Fund to support any or all of our projects or choose one to which you and/or your kids feel some connection. For some suggestions, just contact Peggy or Jane.

Your Social Action Committee, using your generous donations to the Tzedakah fund, has provided 12 $100  gift cards, through Wilton Social Services, for less fortunate children in Wilton
Do a Mitzvah in Your Sleep! 

We need volunteers to help at the Overflow Homeless Shelter in Danbury. Our first week of coverage is 12/25-12/31. Contact Peggy Zamore at socialaction@templebnaichaim.org if interested! More information here!

By participating in this mitzvah you are helping to provide a warm place for people to spend the night during the coldest time of the year. Without us supporting this project, two dozen people might be out on the street looking for a place to huddle for the night. Please help!
Hanukkah Mitzvah Opportunity at Jewish Senior Services
Do you have an hour to spare during this Holiday season to spread the Hanukkah light? Just one hour would mean so much to the residents at Jewish Senior Services . Perhaps you could bring your choir to perform, some children to sing Hanukkah songs, have a candle-lighting ceremony or help the Residents light their own menorahs. If you are unable to get to JSS, perhaps you could make cards or Hanukkah decorations. If you are interested, please call Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or email her at eashkins@jseniors.org .
Kosher Bakery and Catering Menu at Jewish Senior Services
Did you know that Jewish Senior Services has a certified Kosher Bakery? Consider it when planning for your upcoming Chanukah celebrations. They also have a full kosher catering menu for which a brochure will soon be available. Click here to see the Chanukah Bakery menu!
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!
There Are Always Employment Opportunities at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly .
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
We Need YOU for the 
The  Danbury Food Pantry Crew  
aka Our Daily Bread
Friday, December 29 , 9:30-11:30 am
Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam

Confidential ... Professional ... Feeless

A resource and information center set up to help families with:
  • alternative living situations and home healthcare for aging parents
  • improving your family interactions
  •  children's services
  • disability-related resources
  • eldercare resources
  • much more!
"If you need help, we're here for you."
Reach us at:  (203) 794-1818 or jfsdanbury@gmail.com

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or 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, you just make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers. Sponsor a Shabbat
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!
Overflow Homeless Shelter
December 25 to 31, 9:00 pm to 7:00 am at the First Congregational Church, Danbury

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Friday, December 29 at 9:30 am  

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, January 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 pm

Sisterhood Tu B'Shvat Seder
Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at Sharon Sobel's home

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, February 2 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat   

Sisterhood Retreat and Women's Wellness Weekend
Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at Camp Jewell, Times TBD

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, February 26 at 9:30 am

B'nai Cabaret and Adult Purim Party
Saturday, March 3, Time TBD

Passover Community Seder
Sunday, April 1, Time TBD

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm Sponsor a Shabbat

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am

Yahrzeits, December 15 - 21, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Eleanor Brown Friday 12/15/2017 mother of Don Brown
Evelyn Williams Friday 12/15/2017 mother of Erv Shames
Ruth Gordon Sunday 12/17/2017 mother of Jonathan Gordon
Blanche Levy Monday 12/18/2017 grandmother of Jennifer Haynos
Eileen Halliday Wednesday 12/20/2017 friend of June Mara
Beverly Jaffe Kolodny Thursday 12/21/2017 mother of Sharon Sobel

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
Religious School Director: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly