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May 30, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 1, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm: Disney Shabbat Service
  • Saturday, June 2, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, June 2, 2:00 pm: Conversation and Coffee, Tusk & Cup
    142 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton: "Judaism, Islam, and Christianity"
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!! Grab all your friends and join us for Disney Shabbat. All you need to do is come dressed as your favorite Disney character and celebrate this special Shabbat! 
  • 6:00 pm. RSVP here for 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.
Conversation & Coffee - Saturday, June 2, 2:00 pm  

From the Rabbi
- "Join me, Dr. Golnar Raissi, and Reverend  Shannon White as we provide a space for anyone who is curious about Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. You bring the questions that you've never felt comfortable asking... and we'll provide the coffee at Tusk & Cup in Wilton."
Tyler Hadar's Confirmation service,
May 25, 2018 (More photos)
Meet Karin Beitel, New TBC Director of Lifelong Learning

We are excited to share some wonderful news with you about TBC's search for a new Director of Lifelong Learning. Karin Beitel, who has been leading the school for months as our interim educator, has now been selected to be our Director of Lifelong Learning on an ongoing basis.

Karin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree from Hebrew Union College. Karin has decades of experience as a Director in Reform Jewish Education, most recently as the Director of Education at Temple Israel of Westport.  She has a passion for Judaism and has developed a strong commitment to TBC in the months that she has been with us. Karin has earned the respect of our rabbi, lay leaders, teachers, parents and students and has an outstanding reputation in the greater Jewish community of Fairfield County and beyond.

Please join us in welcoming Karin in her new role as the Director of Lifelong Learning and as a member of our TBC Community.
Interim Cantor Dana Anesi

Join us for Shabbat Services with 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 remaining Spring B'nai Mitzvahs. Here are all of the dates Cantor Anesi will be at TBC for Shabbat on June 8, June 15. 
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two-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 3, from 9 am-5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 6, from 4:30-8:30, and Thursday, June 7, 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.
Disrupt Aging in your Community - Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm

The Schoke Jewish Family Service, the Stamford JCC, and AARP Connecticut are partnering to present a 90-minute program entitled, Disrupt Aging in your Community, which is designed to bridge the gap between generations. An interactive session focuses on aging from an intergenerational perspective, offering thought-provoking discussion and activities. To reserve a spot, please sign up at  https://aarp.cvent.com/d/ctqhbf/ or call 1-877-926-8300. If you have any questions about the program, contact Isrella Knopf, Director of Senior Services, atisrellak@ctjfs.org  or (203) 921-4161. 
Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbuy-Putnam 

We Are Here If You Need Us.... JUST REACH OUT!
More information... 

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!

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh - To be rescheduled 

Sisterhood Shabbat Service
Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, June 25 at 9:30 am
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm
Pride Torah Study
Saturday, June 30 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, July 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Mystical Tisha B'Av Shabbat Service
Friday, July 20 at 6:30 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat 
Tisha B'Av Study Brunch
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, July 30 at 9:30 am

Yahrzeits, June 1 -7, 2018

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

Elaine Becker

aunt of Wendy Nadel
Samuel Kolodny

remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Mary Schwartz

grandmother of Lloyd Goldberg
Jeanne Judge

mother of Stephen Davis
Robert Prince

cousin of Sandi Prince
Emily Zofnass

sister-in-law of Kiki Cahn
Albert Hornig

father of Claire Fennessey
David Isacson

step-father of Ronnie Ross
Ruth Lipsky

mother of Ann Paul and grandmother of Jaimie Meyer
Bobby Garek

uncle of Patti Masarek
Ella Heizler

mother of Howard Heizler
Alexander Goldman

son of Susan and Irve Goldman

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
Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel