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May 17, 2017
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Congregational Meeting, This Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US 
for the TBC Congregational Meeting. It is vital that we have a good turnout from our whole congregation. In addition to the standard President's and Treasurer's report, there will be an important update on our current strategic planning effort and TBC's future.  This is your opportunity to hear what's going on, ask questions and get to know one another.
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am: Bar Mitzvah of Jake Sommer. Send a Chai greeting card to Jake to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah.
  • Saturday, May 20, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, May 20, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah of Jeremiah Gold. Send a Chai greeting card to Jeremiah to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah.
  • Sunday, May 21, 11:45 am: 10th Grade Confirmation Class
  • Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 pm: Congregational Meeting
Shabbat Torah Service - May 12, 2017
Family History Resources from Rabbi Bearman!
 
In her recent class, Rabbi Bearman shared information and ideas from her own experience as an amateur genealogist and family historian. In order to help everyone make progress in their research, she has also posted a list of resources and websites that she has found helpful: https://www.rabbirachelbearman.com/resources.

If you make any discoveries about your family, please share them with the Rabbi!
Save the Dates!  
Jewish Senior Services - Hospice Volunteer Training

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaision: Our goal is to have trained Hospice volunteers in clusters ALL OVER FAIRFIELD COUNTY so that when the need presents itself, volunteers do not have to travel far. Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a three day Hospice Volunteer Training Program for anyone interested in giving their time and compassion to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, June 4th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday, June 7th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm; and Thursday, June 8th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 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.
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 Opportunities 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
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.  
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, May 19-May 25, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Herman Robbins Friday 5/19/2017 grandfather of Russell Robbins
Jack Ostroff Saturday 5/20/2017 cousin of Sue Frenkiel
Francine Marsha Singer Saturday 5/20/2017 mother of Jay Singer
Alvin Steiner Saturday 5/20/2017 cousin of Ken Sobel
Sarah Kulawitz Monday 5/22/2017 grandmother of Harvey Kulawitz
Benjamin Ostroff Tuesday 5/23/2017 father of Sue Frenkiel

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 - Fax: 203 544-9706
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly