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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, July 14, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, July 15, 9:30 am: Torah Study
Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE - by David Roberts, 1796-1849.
Mystical Tisha B'Av Service, Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
Message From Rabbi Bearman: Ballard Park Graffiti

June 30, 2017: "Dear TBC Family,  I wanted to let you know that this past Thursday , I sat down with my colleague, Rabbi David Reiner, of Congregation Shir Shalom and Ridgefield's First Selectman, Rudy Marconi, to discuss the recent anti-semitic and racist graffiti that was found in Ballard Park earlier this month. Mr. Marconi emphasized how much this graffiti and the hateful sentiments behind it are not part of what he wants the Ridgefield community to be. At this point, the police are not able to share many details about their investigation, but they are working to identify the individual(s) responsible.

"Rabbi Reiner, Mr. Marconi, and I also spoke about the possible ways that we could bring a conversation about kindness and civility to the larger community. Over the next couple of months, we plan to meet multiple times to continue that important work.  I am glad to know that the town and Mr. Marconi are taking this so seriously, and I will continue to update you with any new information that I receive."                                     

B'vracha (with blessing), Rabbi Bearman 
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
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!
Mystical Tisha B'Av Service
Friday, July 28 at 6:30 pm
Sponsor a Shabbat 

Tisha B'Av Torah Study: Book of Lamentations
Saturday, July 29 at 9:30 am 

Friday, August 4, at 6:30 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Shabbat in the ParkMerwins Meadows, 52 Lovers Lane, Wilton
Friday, August 18 at 6:30 pm
Monday, August 28 at 9:30 am
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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 (including Josh Nelson Project, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, and others). Give it a listen! She'd love to hear about Jewish artists and songs that you love!
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
Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Yahrzeits, July 14-July 20, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Rebecca Obadia Friday 7/14/2017 mother of Michael Obadia
Miriam Deutch Saturday 7/15/2017 grandmother of Marilyn Crandall
Mercedes Ficara Saturday 7/15/2017 great aunt of Linda Bolton
Katie Kirschner Kolodny Saturday 7/15/2017 grandmother of Sharon Sobel
William Rosenson Saturday 7/15/2017 grandfather of Valerie Rosenson
Matilda Halle Sunday 7/16/2017 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Elaine Isaacs Tuesday 7/18/2017 mother of Diane Sklar
Florence Wolfman Tuesday 7/18/2017 mother of Michael Wolfman
Tullia Kidde Thursday 7/20/2017 friend of Susan Winters
Peter Meehan Thursday 7/20/2017 father of Chris Meehan

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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President: Cindy Baulsir
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