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September 5, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
High Holy Days at TBC!
Erev Rosh Hashanah is This Sunday, September 9
Services start at 7:45 pm

Tickets and the HHD Newsletter have now been mailed to everyone who returned their membership package. If you haven't sent back your membership package yet, please contact the TBC Office directly at (203) 544-8695 or via email at officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org. Full information is available in the TBC High Holy Days Newsletter.

We look forward to worshipping together as a congregation!

High Holy Days Newsletter! Download here!
Special Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
"Preparing for the High Holy Days"
This Friday, September 7 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Did you know that the Torahs have special outfits that they only wear during the High Holy Days? Come to the Shabbat Service and help get the Torahs dressed and ready for  Rosh Hashanah!

Join us for a Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship followed by a Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, click here to RSVP. 
Please RSVP for the Sisterhood Break-Fast!
  Sisterhood is providing our delicious annual break-fast following Yizkor and Keilah services, on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:45 pm. 
 All are welcome but please  RSVP  so we are able to plan accordingly.      
September Men's Club Events

This September the Men's Club will be heading up a cookout for the first day of religious school plus raising and lowering our temple sukkah. Sisterhood will be assisting with our cookout. ALL women are invited to help with these events. Coffee and.... will be available for the sukkah work:

 Saturday, September 22, 11:00 am Raising of the sukkah
 Sunday, September 23, 11:30 am Cookout first day of religious school (set up 10:30am)    Sunday,  September 30,  9:00 am Taking down of the sukkah

If you would like to volunteer to help us, please contact Jeff Spector at  jms884@gmail.com
New Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class Begin at TBC October 2!

If you never experienced becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as a 13 year old, it's not too late to experience this spiritually significant Jewish rite of passage as an adult.

Join a group of dedicated learners and become a member of the TBC Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class of 2019. Together, you and your classmates will embark on an educational journey that will broaden your knowledge of Torah, liturgy, customs and rituals and allow you to share and explore your ever evolving Jewish identity. In an easy to follow program, you will develop your Hebrew skills so that you will begin to be able to read Hebrew prayers during services and, as the culmination of the course, you will be called to read from the Torah in celebration of your becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Rabbi Rachel Bearman and Karin Beitel, Director of Lifelong Learning, will be your instructors. There will be a Hebrew lesson every week and a combination of Hebrew and Jewish studies every other week. To join the class email:  kbeitel@templebnaichaim.org

Classes begin Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Service - Friday, June 14, 2019
Enrollment fee: $35
New Email Address - Director of Lifelong Learning

We are thrilled to be starting our first full year with our new Director of Lifelong Learning, Karin Beitel. Please note that Karin can be reached at KBeitel@templebnaichaim.org.
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander, 203 762-8605  Jane@nodhill.net

While our Upper Fairfield County Federation is a community of communities, we are also a vast library of stories and a vibrant garden with interconnected roots. This year, with the coordination and leadership of our Federation, many of those communities - congregations, organizations, and others - have joined together to create Common Threads, a year-long project to explore our diverse ancestry and heritage and how it weaves together into our strong and integrated Upper Fairfield County community. More Information and schedule ( www.shalomct.org/commonthreads).
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

A great 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, September 7 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 

Rosh Hashanah Book Set
Saturday, September 8 at 11:00 am 

High Holy Days 2018 / 5779
Sunday, September 9 to Wednesday, September 19 

High Holy Days Book Switch
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am 

Michael Heft Food and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection ( Items Needed Flyer)
Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19 

Sisterhood Break-Fast ( RSVP Required)
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:45 pm

Sukkah Raising
Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 am

Move Bimah After the High Holy Days
Sunday, September 23 at 10:00 am 

Religious School Meet & Greet and Community Cookout
Sunday, September 23 at 11:30 am

Sukkot Family Service
Friday, September 28 at 6:30 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat

Sukkot Study Brunch
Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 am

Sukkah Lowering
Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 am

Simchat Torah Service and Celebration
Sunday, September 30 at 11:00 am

Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event
Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
(Volunteers sign up for a two-hour shift)
WEPCO, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Donate now to the TBC Tzedakah Fund for Rise Against Hunger 

Sisterhood Membership Brunch
Sunday, October 21 at 9:30 am ( RSVP by October 14)

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, October 22 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, October 31 at 2:30 pm

Yahrzeits, September 7 - September 13, 2018

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

George Edelman Friday 9/7/2018 grandfather of Jodi Simon Stewart
Ghislain Marceau Friday 9/7/2018 uncle of David Marceau
William Glasberg Sunday 9/9/2018 father of Gladys O'Neil
Naomi Stern Monday 9/10/2018 stepmother of Susan Farber
Franklin E. Dillon Wednesday 9/12/2018 father of Barbara Bloom
Dylan Hoffman Wednesday 9/12/2018 son of Kevin and Caroline Hoffman
Judy Kolodny Nash Wednesday 9/12/2018 aunt of Sharon Sobel
William N. Kauffman Thursday 9/13/2018 father of Paul Kauffman

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