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August 29, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
Memorial Book deadline is August 29, 2018. 
Please send information to Denise Seccurra!
High Holy Days Newsletter!  Download here!
Selichot Service & Study Session - Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 pm 
Selichot is the holiday dedicated to making sure that our hearts, minds, and spirits are ready for the High Holy Days. This year, we will gather at Congregation Shir Shalom ( 46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield) at  7:30 pm on  Saturday, September 1 for an evening that will include learning, conversation, and a beautiful Selichot service. All are welcome.
Moving the Bimah -  Sunday, September 2 at 10:00 am  
Have you ever wondered how the Bimah moves to its new location for the High Holy Days? Well this year you can not only find out but can help us move it. We need a group of people to help move the Bimah on  Sunday, September 2 at 10:00 am. All you need to bring is yourself and be willing to help push a big object.
We will also need volunteers to help us set up the prayer books for the services. This will take place at  11:00 am on  Saturday September 8 and 15 after Torah Study as well as volunteers to help move the Bimah back on  September 23.
Our ancestors carried the Ark for 40 years in a desert. All we need is a few hours of your time in an air conditioned building. Thank you in advance for helping us prepare for the High Holy Days.

Please RSVP to Russ Robins at  ritual@templebnaichaim.org.
Welcoming Student Cantor Hamstra at Shabbat Services!  
High Holiday Tickets for Family and Friends - Order Now!

For everyone who has returned a membership package, we will be sending out tickets for all immediate family members, along with a newsletter with information regarding the High Holidays, by the end of August.  If you haven't sent back your membership package yet, please send it as soon as possible in order to not delay your tickets!
If you wish to purchase tickets for other family members, children over 24, or friends, please click here to fill out the form. If you have questions, please contact the  TBC office via email or at 203-544-8695. We look forward to worshiping together as a congregation!
Erev Rosh Hashanah is Sunday, September 9th! 
Special Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Preparing for the High Holy Days
Friday, September 7 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)

Did you know that the Torahs have special outfits that they only wear during the High Holy Days? Come to the Shabbat Service and help get the Torahs dressed and ready for  Rosh Hashanah!

Join us for a Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship followed by a Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the Preneg, click here to RSVP. 
New Email Address - Director of Lifelong Learning

We are thrilled to be starting our first full year with our new Director of Lifelong Learning, Karin Beitel. Please note that Karin can be reached at KBeitel@templebnaichaim.org.
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander, 203 762-8605  Jane@nodhill.net
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!

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 Bimah 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

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

Yahrzeits, August 31- September 6, 2018

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

Lenore Allbaugh Friday 8/31/2018 aunt of Jon Sobel
Hilda Landau Sunday 9/2/2018 mother of Charles Landau
Melanie Coye Monday 9/3/2018 friend of Susan Winters
Jesse Louis Herron Monday 9/3/2018 father of Nan Ruben
K. Harold Bolton Tuesday 9/4/2018 grandfather of Robert Bolton
Lillian Robbins Tuesday 9/4/2018 mother of Russell Robbins
Michael Zamore Thursday 9/6/2018 son of Jean Zamore and brother of Steven Zamore

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: Denise Seccurra
Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel