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August 8, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
Membership Packages!

A friendly reminder to our members to please return your annual dues paperwork to the office as soon as possible, as the July 31 deadline has passed. We need to hear from you to be prepared for Religious School and High Holy Days in September. And, a big thank you to those of you who have already responded!

"It is a tree of life for those who grasp it,
and all who uphold it are blessed."
Rosh Hashanah Honey!
Ordering Deadline Tuesday, August 28

Time to send Rosh Hashanah Honey with New Year greetings to your TBC friends and loved ones.Deadline is August 28. Don't miss out on the opportunity!

For TBC members, there are multiple sponsorship levels of giving opportunities. Each level sends one jar of local  honey to every TBC member family, clergy and staff. Sisterhood sweetens your honey! We are now buying local AND the jar got bigger!!!

Click Here to order online
, or email the following information to tbcrhhoney@gmail.com. You will be billed by the Temple at the end of the fundraiser.
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday August 19th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday August 26th 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 contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at eashkins@jseniors.org.
Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
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!

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 27 at 9:30 am 

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, August 29 at 2:30 pm 

Community Selichot Service and Study Session
Co-hosted by Temple B'nai Chaim and Congregation Shir Shalom
Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 pm
Congregation Shir Shalom, 46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield

Move Bema Before the High Holy Days
Sunday, September 2 at 10:00 am 

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

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

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

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

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

Yahrzeits, August 10 - August 16, 2018

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

Neil Chayet Saturday 8/11/2018 father of Michael Chayet
Isidore Kolodny Saturday 8/11/2018 father of Sharon Sobel
Shirley Kanner Sunday 8/12/2018 aunt of Jane Alexander
Rhoda Turkowitz Sunday 8/12/2018 mother of Susan Sia
Dorothy Greenbaum Monday 8/13/2018 mother of Susan Hagan
Shelly Rosenbaum Monday 8/13/2018 friend of Carrie and Harvey Kulawitz
Ethel S. Temerson Tuesday 8/14/2018 grandmother of Moses Alexander
Suzanne Steinberg Wednesday 8/15/2018 mother of Daniel Darst
Tillie Glasberg Thursday 8/16/2018 mother of Gladys O'Neil

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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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