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June 21, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 24, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Monday, June 26, 9:30 am: Our Daily Bread Food Pantry 
Pride Shabbat This Friday!

Please join u s on June 23 for our Pride Shabbat - a celebration of LGBTQ Jews, the ir friends, families, and allies. This service will include special readings and prayers that honor the beautiful diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation that exists in our community and our world. Services begin at 7:30 pm. We hope you will celebrate with us!
Confirmation Class 2017 - more pictures!
Thoughts on Last Week's Confirmation Service ... 

From Dina Gumins:  "On Friday evening the congregation took part in the confirmation service of five very special young ladies. As a parent listening to their speeches, it was remarkable to hear about their unique Jewish journeys. To quote one confirmand, 'Judaism has given me something to believe in and allowed me to be a part of something bigger than myself.' For another student,'not only does being Jewish have an influence on my daily life, but I have observed that it affects how my family sees the world as well.' Yet another observes, 'being Jewish to me is about showing unconditional kindness, as it improves everyone's quality of life.'

"TBC created an inclusive, safe community for these girls to explore their Jewish identities. According to another student, 'many of us have grown up at this temple since kindergarten and even those who joined us later still feel grateful for all TBC has offered us.' The bond these girls have created will be with them forever, as reflected by another student, 'through my Jewish experience, I have met some of my best friends and some amazing people.'

"I hope all parents get to watch their children continue to grow and discover what Judaism means to them. " 
Save the Date!
   Friday, July 7, at 6 pm (service 6:30 pm)
   Preneg RSVP!  

   Friday, August 4, at 6 pm (service 6:30 pm)
    Preneg RSVP!

If you haven't already done so, please return your
school registration forms as soon as possible.


Bridgeport Bluefish Hosting Faith & Family Night at the Ballpark 
On Wednesday June 28, 2017 the Bridgeport Bluefish will be hosting a Faith and Family night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. We are inviting people of all faiths to come enjoy a baseball game with a family-friendly atmosphere.  At 6:12 pm  gates will open, with first pitch scheduled for 7:12 pm  at which time the Bluefish will take on the York Revolution. All places of worship that book a group in advance of the game will have their institutions recognized over the PA and on the video board during the game. Group tickets are $12 per ticket.
Can't come to the game with a large group? Come with your family! Call today to get a four pack of tickets and four food vouchers for only $48. In a deal that is worth $80 get four tickets to the game and four food vouchers good for a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a bottle of water each.  Have a youth group that needs to raise money? Take a look at our fundraising program. We make it simple for you to raise money for you non-profit. The more tickets you sell, the greater the return is for you. See the attached flyer.
Joanna Spencer  Group Sales Coordinator 203-416-1720
Robert Boehler   Box Office Manager        203-416-1762  
Jewish Senior Services 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.
Rabbi Bearman's Favorite Jewish Music!

Rabbi Bearman has started a playlist on Spotify with some of her favorite Jewish music. Give it a listen! She'd love to hear about Jewish artists and songs that you love!


A playlist featuring Josh Nelson Project, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, Dan Nichols and Eighteen, and others.
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.  
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

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
Yahrzeits, June 23-June 29, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Elaine A. Engelberg Friday 6/23/2017 mother of Elizabeth Engelberg
Wendy Kanter Friday 6/23/2017 cousin of Diane Brown
George Lewson Monday 6/26/2017 father of David Lewson
Velik Kaplan Wednesday 6/28/2017 father of Tagyana Shnitser
Elliot Lipman Wednesday 6/28/2017 brother of Hannah Lipman

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
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly