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August 9, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, August 11, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, August 12, 9:30 am: Torah Study
Don't Forget to Return Your Membership Package!

A friendly reminder to our members to please return your annual dues paperwork to the office as soon as possible, as the July 31 deadline has passed. We need to hear from you to be prepared for Religious School and High Holy Days in September. And, a big thank you to thos e of you who have already responded!




"It is a tree of life for those who grasp it,
and all who uphold it are blessed."
Welcome to Our New TBC Family!

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Katz (Sunil) & children Ryan and Emma, of Wilton.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new members!
Shabbat Nashamu (Comfort) Family Worship, August 4

Rabbi Bearman's latest blog post celebrates how much children bring to a synagogue and how much synagogues can bring to children.
Shabbat in the Park on Friday, August 18 at 6:30 pm

We invite you to join TBC as we celebrate Shabbat in the Park! We will hold services in Merwin Meadows in Wilton, on Friday, August 18 at 6:30 pm. Bring a picnic dinner to eat under the pavilion after services. Bring a friend or two as well, to celebrate Shabbat outdoors. 
 
Merwin Meadows is located at 52 Lover's Lane, Wilton. There is ample parking. Coming from Route 7, turn onto Route 33 North. At the second traffic light, make a right onto Lovers Lane just after the Wilton Congregational Church. You'll see a sign for the Wilton Playshop. Go to the end and park. Coming from Ridgefield on Route 33 South, make a left onto Lovers Lane at the Wilton Playhouse sign and proceed as above. 
 
We look forward to seeing you for Shabbat in the Park!
 
 
Calling Our Teen Singers for the High Holy Days!

From Cantor Sobel:  "As many of you know, we introduced a new family service format last year featuring modern music with a backup band. This year we would like to build on that success by adding a group of teen singers (post bar/bat mitzvah through high school) to add to the ruach (spirit) and positive energy of those services. All we need is you. The main requirement is that you want to sing and are willing and available to sing at the family HH days services on the day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as follows:

RH Family service - Thursday, Sept 21,12:00 noon -1:15pm
YK Family service - Saturday, Sept 30, 12:00 noon -1:15pm

"If you are interested, please respond to me to let me know at cantor@templebnaichaim.org. I know that many of you can and do sing quite well so I am hoping enough of you will respond so that we can make this happen. There will, of course, be rehearsals but I expect to have several rehearsal options to accommodate the very busy schedules of our teens.

"Looking forward to creating a spirited worship experience for families for High Holy Days together!"
Ridgefield Route 7 Road Closure

The State of CT DOT will be closing Route 7 and detouring traffic via Route 35 and Route 102 from Friday, August 18 at 8:00 pm through Monday, August 21 at 6:00 am. Route 7 will also be closed the weekend of August 25.
The Founders' Fellowship

From Rabbi Bearman: "We know many college students from the TBC community who would be perfect for this fellowship opportunity! Calling all incoming college freshman, sophomores, and juniors! 'Just as our founders were unwilling to sit idly by and accept the status quo, so too are we looking to act towards renewal. Are you ready to shift paradigms and re-imagine progressive Jewish life on campus?'"

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Donate Winter Coats and Accessories
to Help Schoke Jewish Family Services

Have an extra coat in your CLOSET?
 
Schoke Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry is collecting new or gently used winter gear for our food pantry clients. Donations of c oats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for adults and children or a  donation of retail gift cards (e.g. Old Navy, Target, Kohl's, etc.) would be much appreciated.
 
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm at Schoke JFS, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor, Stamford, CT.  For additional information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203.921.4161 or   rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.
Message From Jewish Senior Services: Wait Lists

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaision: "What a difference a year makes!  We're so proud of how we've changed lives with Connecticut's first "Household Model" nursing home (The Jewish Home).  Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the Mission of Jewish Senior Services ® is to assure Jewish seniors the health care, housing and geriatric services required to achieve the highest possible quality of life reasonably attainable for them. With that said, we'd like to remind you that it's never too early to put your loved ones name on the WAIT LIST for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living - please know that members of the Jewish Community will be welcomed on a priority basis.  There are no costs or obligations.  For more information, please contact Liz Lockwood at (203) 396-1024 or admissions@jseniors.org"
Save the Dates!
     
Shabbat in the ParkMerwins Meadows, 52 Lovers Lane, Wilton
Friday, August 18 at 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!

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, September 1 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

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

Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21, 8am to 5pm
(Each participant signs up for a two-hour shift)
WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Donate Now / Signup in October

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.  
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
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander 203 762-8605 Jane@nodhill.net
Yahrzeits, August 11 - August 17, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Isidore Kolodny Friday 8/11/2017 father of Sharon Sobel
Shirley Kanner Saturday 8/12/2017 aunt of Jane Alexander
Rhoda Turkowitz Saturday 8/12/2017 mother of Susan Sia
Dorothy Greenbaum Sunday 8/13/2017 mother of Susan Hagan
Shelly Rosenbaum Sunday 8/13/2017 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Ethel S. Temerson Monday 8/14/2017 grandmother of Moses Alexander
Suzanne Steinberg Tuesday 8/15/2017 mother of Daniel Darst
Tillie Glasberg Wednesday 8/16/2017 mother of Gladys O'Neil

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
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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