TBC Leaf Logo - color
September 12, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
High Holy Days Newsletter! Download here!
Bring Your Shofar to the Neilah Service, September 19!

Please bring your Shofar to help us with a tekiah gedolah as we celebrate the end of Yom Kippur at the end of Neilah services.
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.      
Michael Heft Food Drive & 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. More information is online and lists were 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.
Photos from Rosh Hashanah Traditional Morning Service

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.
Move Bimah after the High Holy Days: Help Needed!

At 10 am on Sunday, September 23, the Ritual Committee need your help to move the Bimah back to its normal position. We also need help packing up and storing the Yom Kippur prayer books to their respective closets. Please  RSVP to Russell Robbins.
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.  Rabbi Rachel Bearman and Karin Beitel, Director of Lifelong Learning, will be your instructors. To join the class email Karin Beitel.

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

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.
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!

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

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

Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11
Norwalk - Stamford - Westport

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

Yahrzeits, September 14 - September 20, 2018

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

Robert Dobbin Friday 9/14/2018 husband of Barbara Dobbin
Bernard W. Learman Friday 9/14/2018 husband of Alice Learman
Howard Stevens Friday 9/14/2018 remembered by the Heft Family
Ramesh Kundaje Saturday 9/15/2018 father of Vanita Wagner
George Kamber Monday 9/17/2018 cousin of Moses Alexander
Milton Eugene Ruben Monday 9/17/2018 father of Richard Ruben
Elias Deutchman Wednesday 9/19/2018 father of Fran Heizler
Gerald Stahl Wednesday 9/19/2018 father of Marilyn Crandall
Ralph Delitsky Thursday 9/20/2018 father of Carrie Kulawitz

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.

Help Support TBC

TBC Links

Subscribe to TBC Calendars 

Adult Education  -  Events  -  Meetings  -  Men's Club  -  Religious School  - Rentals
Sisterhood  -  Social Action  -  Jr. Youth Group  -  Sr. Youth Group  -  Worship


Use the above links to subscribe to one or more TBC Calendars using iCAL. If the link returns a blank page or "add events," then subscribe to the calendar by  pasting the link into your calendar subscription settings.

Contact Us

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