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March 14, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, March 15, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, March 16, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, March 17, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, March 17, 11:15 am: Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Arnowitz. Send a Chai greeting card to Rebecca to wish her mazel tov on her bat mitzvah
  • Sunday, March 18, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, March 18, 9:30 am: Men's Club Business Networking Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 21, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, March 22, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School

Register to March with NFTY in DC on Saturday, March 24th! More information....
TBC Men's Club Business Networking Group - This Sunday! 
The TBC Business Networking Group will be held this Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 am. The first two sessions were a booming success. These exciting sessions are open to ALL members, not just the business community or only men. Please join us.  Our third session will be formatted with your ideas.  As a community, TBC congregants have always supported each other personally, here's our chance to do the same professionally!  This Men's Club business networking group is open to all TBC members, both men and women. Coffee and ... will be served throughout these sessions. Looking forward to seeing you. Please contact Mike Bonheim for more information or if you would like to present at this gathering. Additional information  ....  -- Jeff Spector 
RSVP for Community Passover Seder, Saturday March 31, 6:00 pm

This year TBC will again welcome members and guests to a Community Passover Seder on Saturday, March 31 (Second Night of Passover). The Seder begins at 6:00 pm, so please arrive by 5:45 pm. 
This is a great opportunity to meet together with friends and congregants and strengthen our community. This event is open to all, and members are encouraged to invite their non-TBC friends and acquaintances, of any denomination!  
The meal will be a catered 4-course Kosher-style dinner with vegetarian options. The cost is $36 for adults and $18 each for children 11 to 18 years old. Children 10 and under are free.

RSVP by March 23. Sisterhood is sponsoring the seder, so please consider a donation to Sisterhood to help underwrite the cost! You may donate when you RSVP or, if you will not be attending, click here to donate and select Sisterhood Fund from the dropdown. Contact Sisterhood if you have any questions or concerns.


Last week's bar mitzvah was Joshua Metviner. Joshua's last name was spelled incorrectly.

Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs, and Activities,
Winter-Spring 2018

Since 1978, the Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County has been all about families and community. Its mission is to sustain families and individuals through all of life's challenges and build strong, healthy communities. An ever-changing, ever-evolving social service agency, Schoke JFS is a presence in the community that continuously responds to challenges with the highest degree of professionalism. Click here for information about Winter-Spring 2018 programs and activities.
Meet Cantor Dana Anesi at Shabbat Services !

Join us for Shabbat Services to meet our interim cantor, Dana Anesi. We are delighted to have Cantor Anesi join us. She is currently the Director of Fieldwork at Hebrew Union College in NY and for many years, served as the cantor at a Reform synagogue in Chappaqua, NY. Cantor Anesi will be with us for all of our Spring B'nai Mitzvahs. Here are all of the dates Cantor Anesi will be at TBC:

Friday Night Saturday Morning Friday Night Saturday Morning
March 16 March 17  May 4 May 5
March 23  March 24  May 11 May 12
April 6
May 25
April 27 April 28 June 8 June 9 

June 15 June 16
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email. Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or 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
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!
Passover Community Seder ( RSVP by March 23)
Saturday, March 31 at 5:45 pm 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Susan and Paul Sia are sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Joe Sia's Bar Mitzvah 
Deli and Movie Night
Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
Yahrzeits, March 16 - March 22, 2018
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Max Aronow Friday 3/16/2018 uncle of Meryll Wolfman
Ruth Artson Shauer Saturday 3/17/2018 mother of Marlene Serby
Lillian Greenwald Sobel Saturday 3/17/2018 mother of Ken Sobel
Christopher Vaughan Sunday 3/18/2018 stepfather of Lorien Saumier
Sara Heft Tuesday 3/20/2018 remembered by the Heft Family
Sheldon Romaner Wednesday 3/21/2018 father of Michele Bender
Jerry Schlesinger Thursday 3/22/2018 father of Lynn Schlesinger
Lillian Tondow Weber Thursday 3/22/2018 mother of Donald Weber

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: Kim O'Rielly
Interim Director of Education: Karin Beitel