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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, July 7, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg (RSVP)
  • Friday, July 7, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, July 8, 9:30 am: Torah Study
If you haven't already done so, please return your school registration forms as soon as possible.
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday July 7
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.  And save August 4 for the next Shabbat Family Service! 
Mystical Tisha B'Av Service, Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
Rabbi's D'var Torah for Shabbat, June 30, 2017
Prayer Space at the Western Wall

"This week, a lot has been happening in Israel. These developments and the various reactions to them are important to us as Jews and especially as liberal Jews who love Israel.  I would like to spend the next several minutes talking about these recent events because I hope that this will be a topic that we spend time discussing with our friends and families, and I want us to have a solid amount of information for those conversations." Continued...
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 
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, Dan Nichols and 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 to Use AmazonSmile!  

TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
Yahrzeits, July 7-July 13, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Peter Van Raalte Friday 7/7/2017 husband of Marilyn Van Raalte
Martin Weinstein Friday 7/7/2017 grandfather of Dana Umerley
Susan Frosch Saturday 7/8/2017 wife of Paul Frosch
Harry Learman Sunday 7/9/2017 father-in-law of Alice Learman
Lily Delitsky Tuesday 7/11/2017 grandmother of Carrie Kulawitz
Rae Karpen Tuesday 7/11/2017 grandmother of Andrew Karpen
David H. Feiner Wednesday 7/12/2017 father-in-law of Senia Feiner
Sabina Rosenberg Wednesday 7/12/2017 mother of Irene Rosenberg
Robert Simon Thursday 7/13/2017 father of Jodi Simon Stewart

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
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
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