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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am: Bar Mitzvah of Joseph Umerley. Send a Chai greeting card to Joseph to wish him mazel tov on his Bar Mitzvah
  • Saturday, June 10, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, June 10, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah of Gabriel Obadia. Send a Chai greeting card to Gabriel to wish him mazel tov on his Bar Mitzvah
  • Sunday, June 11, 11:45 am: 10th Grade Confirmation Class
Shabbat, June 2, 2017 -- More pictures!
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Jewish Food Festival, Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, June 11 (from 11 am to 4 pm), the Federation will be staging our first ever Southern Connecticut Jewish Food Festival, to be held in our inaugural year at Temple Israel in Westport. This is shaping up to be an amazing event, including a first-rate keynote speaker (Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto), wonderful cooking demonstrations, intriguing breakout sessions, a diverse exhibitor hall, an exciting children's program, and some fantastic kosher food options - from brisket to falafel. The Jewish food festival model has also proven to be a great framework for Jewish engagement, and it is our hope that a successful annual food festival can benefit all of us by providing a connection point for the unaffiliated. More Information.
Wi-ACT's Annual Benefit Concert, Saturday, June 17, 5:00 pm

Wi-ACT's Annual Benefit Concert in support of its Stop Hunger Now 167,000-meal-packaging event will be held Saturday, June 17th at 5 p.m. at the WEPCO Church Complex, 36 New Canaan Road (just past the intersection of Belden Hill & Wolfpit Rds). Ticket prices are $15 adults/$10 children. Tickets are available only at the door.
Performances will be by students from our schools led by Middlebrook Instructional Leader Janet Nobles and under the student leadership of eighth grader Elizabeth Williams.
100% of the proceeds go to support our meal packaging work at 29 cents for the cost of each meal, $48,430 total.  This past year - the sixth year of doing these community-wide events - Wi-ACT passed the 750,000 meals point. Meals are served to poorest of the poor children everywhere from Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa in educational programs where they are nourished in mind as well as in body.  Our meals feed over 450 of children for  an entire year. The meal-packaging event this year will be on Saturday, October 21st.
So please come out to hear a great concert performed by our young people and to support this highly important meal-packaging work!
Keep the Faith - Dr. Chrisopher Kukk, Thursday, June 15, 5:30 pm

Dr. Kukk will present key findings from his recently published book, "The Compassionate Achiever." The event will take place at: Warner Hall, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury. Please RSVP 203-792-9450. Tickets $40. For more information contact ARC at:  arccommunity@arcforpeace.org
Jewish Senior Services information for
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

For World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrate 10 years of the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.
The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at JSS empowers victims through safe haven and services, and champions safer communities for older adults. This event is open to the community and is free of charge and will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 pm. RSVP by June 12th to Anne Hughes at 203-364-8251 or ahughes@jseniors.org. Both events will be held at the Jewish Senior Services, Bennett Hall, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.  More information.

Pressentation on Aging and Parkinson's Disease presented by Alessandro Di Rocco, MD (NYU Langone Medical Center, Founders Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Exec. Dir. The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders, Member of Parkinson's Foundation Board). Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:00 pm. RSVP to Kim Gintoli at 203-365-6463 or kgintoli@jseniors.org.  More information.
Cystic Fibrosis Project - Bridge to Hope

TBC member Peggy Zamore reports that WiAct -- Wilton's Interfaith Action Committee -- will again this year be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Bridge to Hope project. No dates have been set yet, but volunteers will be needed! More information about this community effort is available here, or contact Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com.
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
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.  
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!

Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing th
e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'Nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Yahrzeits, June 9-June 15, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Bob Vitanza Saturday 6/10/2017 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Albert Farber Monday 6/12/2017 father of Mitchell Farber
I.Stanley Goldberg Tuesday 6/13/2017 father of Wendy Agnew
Daniel D. Kramer Tuesday 6/13/2017 father of Harvey Kramer
Lawrence Schott Tuesday 6/13/2017 stepfather of Marilyn Crandall
Scott Auby Wednesday 6/14/2017 brother-in-law of Alyssa Newman

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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