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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
The full schedule of High Holy Days services and events are available
on our website here.
High Holy Days at TBC
Erev Rosh Hashanah is Wednesday, September 20. Services start at 7:45 pm 
Full information is available on the TBC Website!   

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.

If you wish to purchase tickets for other family members, children over 24, or friends, please click here to fill out the form.

Complete information about the TBC High Holy Days schedule and a description of services are available on the TBC website.

We look forward to worshipping together as a congregation!

Special Shabbat Service on September 15: Preparing for the High Holidays
RSVP for the Sisterhood Break-Fast by September 22!

Sisterhood is providing our delicious annual break-fast following Yizkor and Keilah services, on Saturday, September 30 at 6:45 pm.  All are welcome but please RSVP by Friday, September 22 so we are able to plan accordingly.      
Michael Heft Food Drive and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection!

 It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry, Wilton Food Pantry, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western CT.  Lists are online and will be passed out during Rosh Hashanah services. Items will be collected during Yom Kippur services. Please be as generous as you are able.  Items Needed Flyer
Sorters and Drivers needed! Contact   Jane Alexander if your children or you can help sort or if you are able to deliver to any of the locations.
Shofar Blowing - September 30

Please bring your Shofar to help us with a tekiah geolah at the end of Neilah services.  Help us celebrate the end of the Yom Kippur holiday with your Shofar blast during the final service on September 30.
Men's Club Sukkah Raising & Lowering
The Men's Club will be raising our new sukkah on Sunday, October 1 (10 am) and taking it down on Sunday, October 15 (10 am). We need your assistance in getting this job done. This is always a fun event with much camaraderie and coffee plus... If you have one, please bring a stepladder. Please RSVP to Jeff Spector at jms884@gmail.com
Move Bimah after the High Holy Days
The Bimah will return to its usual location at 10:00am on Sunday, October 1. We know that you will be full after Break-fast so this is a mitzvah that will help get you back into shape. We will need volunteers to help the Cantor.  RSVP to Russell Robbins.

Our ancestors carried the Ark for 40 years in a desert. All we need is a few hours of your time in an air conditioned building. Thank you in advance for helping us after the High Holy Days.
Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat Family Service
with Preneg, Friday, October 6 
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

Read Rabbi Bearman's blog "Being a Kid at Temple."
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on 11/10/17, 12/1/17, 1/5/18, 2/2/18, 3/2/18, 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18.  
Shabbat Sponsors!
Many thanks to TBC Shabbat sponsors:
  • The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah on Friday, October 13.
  • The Scruton Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, November 3.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers!  Click here.
Save the Date for Stop Hunger Now: October 21
On Saturday, October 21, TBC will be participating in the 7th annual Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 167,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers. 
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3,500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals which will be sent to hungry children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, send a check to TBC and note that it is for Rise Against Hunger or contribute online. This year each meal costs $0.29!
The sign-up will be later in September and further details will be provided soon. Don't forget that children 5 and older can help (our 5-year-olds last year had a fantastic time and really contributed!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Weber
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, you just make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers. Sponsor a Shabbat
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates!

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two 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, October 15th and Sunday, October 22nd from 9:00 am - 5:00 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 email  Ellen Ashkins or call (203) 365-6417.

There are also many other wonderful volunteering opportunities at Jewish Senior Services including one-on-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities and musical performances. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at JSS, please email Fran Sanchione or call (203) 365-6495, or email Ellen Ashkins or call (203) 365-6417. To  participate in our daily Minyan please email Rabbi Shulman.
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunities at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly .
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 the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

Sisterhood Break-fast
Saturday, September 30 at 6:45pm ( RSVP by September 22)
Move Bimah after the High Holy Days
Sunday, October 1 at 10:00am (RSVP to Russ Robins
Sukkah Setup
Sunday, October 1 at 10:00am (RSVP to Jeff Spector)  
David Broza presents "East Jerusalem West Jerusalem"
Presented by Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, October 1 at 4:00pm at the Quick Center for Arts, Fairfield

Shabbat and Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00pm
The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah. Sponsor a Shabbat 
Sukkah Take Down
Sunday, October 15 at 10:00am ( RSVP to Jeff Spector)
Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21 at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Donate Now / Volunteer sign-up will start later in September
Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Monday, October 23 at 9:30am
Sisterhood Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm 

Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
Presented by the Stamford JCC at Various Locations
October 28 to November 5 and November 12
Friends of the IDF Annual Dinner Paying Tribute to Israel's Soldiers
Sunday, October 29 at 5:30pm at the Stamford Marriot Hotel

With Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus
Friday to Sunday, November 3 to 5
The Scruton Family is sponsoring the Friday night Shabbat oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Sponsor a Shabbat 
6th Annual Saul Cohen - Schoke JFS Lecture
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm at the Ferguson Library, Stamford
Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 16 at 7:45pm 

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, December 1 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat   

Presented by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00pm at Congregation Rodef Sholom, Bridgeport
Rabbi Bearman is the Rabbi!

Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Friday, December 29 at 9:30am  
Yahrzeits, September 22-28, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Jerry Shapiro Saturday 9/23/2017 grandfather of Michael Bonheim
Sylvia Bonheim Sunday 9/24/2017 grandmother of Michael Bonheim
Harold L. Bender Monday 9/25/2017 father of Lew Bender
Minnie Learman Wednesday 9/27/2017 mother-in-law of Alice Learman

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
Religious School Director: Jennifer Haynos
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