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CHAILITES
April 25, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, April 26, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm:  Shabbat Services - Steven & Deborah Bernstein will be sponsoring the oneg and flowers in honor of their daughter Shelby's Bat Mitzvah.
  • Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, April 28, 11:15 am: Bat Mitzvah Shelby Bernstein  Send a Chai greeting card to Shelby to wish her mazel tov on her bat mitzvah
  • Sunday, April 29, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, April 29, 11:45 am: Confirmation Class
  • Wednesday, May 2, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 3, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 3, 7:45 pm: Men's Club Beer Tasting
Board Recognition Shabbat

On Friday, April 20th, Rabbi Bearman honored and recognized the work of all those who volunteer and TBC's Board of Trustees for their leadership, dedication and hard work. Click below for more photos as well as the special prayers selected by Rabbi Bearman for this beautiful service. (Thanks again to the anonymous oneg sponsor!!)
Step Up and Get Involved with the TBC Board of Trustees !

From TBC President Cindy Baulsir: The Board is the governing body for TBC, involved in strategic and day-to-day decisions regarding the Temple. Several Board positions will be available as of this spring, some requiring minimal time commitment and some requiring more, but all positions having a great impact on our community. The Board is comprised of congregants who represent our different towns, stages of life, and tenure at TBC.  Positions available are: Trustees at Large, Education Chair, Finance Chair, Governance Chair, Development Chair, Treasurer.

Please contact any member of the nominating committee or the current Board for more details on any of the positions. Nominating Committee members are: Ross Tartell, Dina Gumins, Tina Sommer, David Sklar, Cindy Baulsir.
Men's Club Beer Tasting - Thursday, May 3 at 7:45 pm

The Men's Club will be sponsoring a beer tasting at the Redding Beer Company, 7 Main Street in Redding on May 3 at 7:45 pm. Jim Baulsir, husband of our temple President, Cindy, runs and owns the brewery with his son Dave. As to the brewery, Jim says, "We wanted to create a warm and casual environment for our Redding neighbors, as well as craft beer lovers from around the world." Check it out.  All are welcome; Men's Club members are welcome to attend for free. 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm 

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.  
Deli and Movie Night - Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun adult (post b'nai mitzvah age) evening with friends starting with a community Havdalah. We will have an old fashioned dinner of Jewish deli followed by the movie, 'The Women's Balcony'.  The cost is $18 per person.  RSVP here . Questions: Contact Ria Miller.

About The Women's Balcony: An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.  
Welcome to Our New TBC Member Family!

Kate & Adam Schwartz
and their children Zoe and Ezra, of Redding

Please extend a warm welcome to our new members!
Volunteers Needed for Young Cystic Fibrosis Patients -
Driving and Dinner Meals!

From Jane Alexander:  Wi-ACT is in search of volunteers to do driving from Wilton to Stamford and/or to provide dinners for young Cystic Fibrosis patients from abroad. These patients, typically in their teens but as young as 5 years old, are treated pro bono for three weeks at Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Dr. Hossein Sadeghi's pulmonology clinic in Stamford. The results of this treatment are truly lifegiving: if these children do not receive this treatment, they will likely die within several years (or even less). If you would like to volunteer, please email Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Linda Rost at lrost0411@gmail.com.  Thank you, Jane.
Interim Cantor Dana Anesi at Shabbat Services !

Join us for Shabbat Services to meet our interim cantor, Dana Anesi. We are delighted to have Cantor Anesi join us. She is currently the Director of Fieldwork at Hebrew Union College in NY and for many years, served as the cantor at a Reform synagogue in Chappaqua, NY. Cantor Anesi will be with us for all of our Spring B'nai Mitzvahs. Here are all of the dates Cantor Anesi will be at TBC:

Friday Night Saturday Morning Friday Night Saturday Morning
April 27 April 28  May 25
May 4 May 5 June 8 June 9
May 11 May 12 June 15 June 16
 
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 3rd from 9am-5:00pm, Wednesday June 6th from 4:30-8:30, and Thursday June 7th from 4:30-8:30.  Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at eashkins@jseniors.org.
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. 
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!

               
Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Susan and Paul Sia are sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Joe Sia's Bar Mitzvah 
 
Deli and Movie Night - "The Women's Balcony"
Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm ( RSVP)
 
Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Tuesday, May 15, Time and Location TBD
 
Shavuot and Shabbat Service
Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am 
 
Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:45 pm 
 
Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat 
 
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm
Yahrzeits, April 27 - May 3, 2018

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

Mary Kramer Friday 4/27/2018 great aunt of Jon Sobel
Bella Edelman Sunday 4/29/2018 grandmother of Jodi Simon Stewart
Barbara Markowitz
Tuesday
5/1/2018
friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Eileen G. Portnoy
Wednesday
5/2/2018
mother of Dina Gumins


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
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
Interim Director of Education: Karin Beitel