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July 26, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm: Mystical Tisha B'Av Service
  • Saturday, July 29, 9:30 am: Tisha B'Av Torah Study
  • Monday, July 31: Tisha B'Av begins at sunset
  • Tuesday, August 1: Tisha B'Av
Mystical Tisha B'Av Service, This Friday, July 28
Tisha B'Av Torah Study, This Saturday, July 29

Tisha B'Av, 
which means the "Ninth of Av", refers to a traditional day of mourning for the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. In recent times, Reform Judaism has transformed Tisha B'Av into a day to remember many Jewish tragedies that have occurred throughout history.  Join us this week for TBC's Mystical Tisha B'Av service, Friday at 6:30 pm, and a special Tisha B'Av torah study session on Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Read more about Tisha B'Av...

Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE - by David Roberts, 1796-1849.
Don't Forget to Return Your Membership Package!

Do it now before you forget!!!
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, August 4

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

The Founders' Fellowship

From Rabbi Bearman: "We know many college students from the TBC community who would be perfect for this fellowship opportunity! Calling all incoming college freshman, sophomores, and juniors! 'Just as our founders were unwilling to sit idly by and accept the status quo, so too are we looking to act towards renewal. Are you ready to shift paradigms and re-imagine progressive Jewish life on campus?'"

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Donate Winter Coats and Accessories
to Help Schoke Jewish Family Services

Have an extra coat in your CLOSET?
Schoke Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry is collecting new or gently used winter gear for our food pantry clients. Donations of c oats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for adults and children or a  donation of retail gift cards (e.g. Old Navy, Target, Kohl's, etc.) would be much appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm at Schoke JFS, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor, Stamford, CT.  For additional information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203.921.4161 or   rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.
Message From Jewish Senior Services: Wait Lists

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaision: "What a difference a year makes!  We're so proud of how we've changed lives with Connecticut's first "Household Model" nursing home (The Jewish Home).  Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the Mission of Jewish Senior Services ® is to assure Jewish seniors the health care, housing and geriatric services required to achieve the highest possible quality of life reasonably attainable for them. With that said, we'd like to remind you that it's never too early to put your loved ones name on the WAIT LIST for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living - please know that members of the Jewish Community will be welcomed on a priority basis.  There are no costs or obligations.  For more information, please contact Liz Lockwood at (203) 396-1024 or admissions@jseniors.org"
Save the Dates!
Friday, August 4, at 6:30 pm (service 6:30 pm)
Shabbat in the ParkMerwins Meadows, 52 Lovers Lane, Wilton
Friday, August 18 at 6:30 pm
Monday, August 28 at 9:30 am
We need your help!
Wednesday, August 30 at 2:30 pm
We need your help!
Rabbi Bearman's Favorite Jewish Music!

Rabbi Bearman has started a playlist on Spotify with some of her favorite Jewish music (including Josh Nelson Project, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, and others). Give it a listen! She'd love to hear about Jewish artists and songs that you love!
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.  
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
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!

Yahrzeits, July 28-August 3, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Samuel Abraham Sunday 7/30/2017 father of David Abraham
Ira Saligman Monday 7/31/2017 nephew of Bonnie Heft
Adam Ethan Tartell Tuesday 8/1/2017 brother of Ross Tartell
Alfred (Mac) Carter Wednesday 8/2/2017 father of Suzanne Carter Kramer
Cyril Isaacs Wednesday 8/2/2017 father of Diane Sklar

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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