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June 14, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 16, 6:00 pm Confirmation Dinner for Students & Families
  • Friday, June 16, 7:00 pm: Confirmation Service - Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 17, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, June 17, 5:00 pm: WI-ACT Benefit Concert for Stop Hunger Now

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

 

Shabbat Worship, June 9, 2017 - Bar Mitzvahs of
Gabe Obadia & Joe Umerly
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!
Wi-ACT's Annual Benefit Concert, Saturday, June 17, 5:00 pm

Wi-ACT's Annual Benefit Concert in support of its Stop Hunger Now 167,000-meal-packaging event will be held Saturday, June 17th at 5 p.m. at the WEPCO Church Complex, 36 New Canaan Road (just past the intersection of Belden Hill & Wolfpit Rds). Ticket prices are $15 adults/$10 children. Tickets are available only at the door.
 
Performances will be by students from our schools led by Middlebrook Instructional Leader Janet Nobles and under the student leadership of eighth grader Elizabeth Williams.
 
100% of the proceeds go to support our meal packaging work at 29 cents for the cost of each meal, $48,430 total.  This past year - the sixth year of doing these community-wide events - Wi-ACT passed the 750,000 meals point. Meals are served to poorest of the poor children everywhere from Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa in educational programs where they are nourished in mind as well as in body.  Our meals feed over 450 of children for  an entire year. The meal-packaging event this year will be on Saturday, October 21st.
 
So please come out to hear a great concert performed by our young people and to support this highly important meal-packaging work!
Pride Shabbat 2017

Please join us on June 23rd for our Pride Shabbat - celebration of LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and allies. This special 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!

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Keep the Faith - Dr. Chrisopher Kukk, Thursday, June 15, 5:30 pm

Dr. Kukk will present key findings from his recently published book, "The Compassionate Achiever." The event will take place at: Warner Hall, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury. Please RSVP 203-792-9450. Tickets $40. For more information contact ARC at:  arccommunity@arcforpeace.org
Jewish Senior Services information for
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

For World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrate 10 years of the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.
The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at JSS empowers victims through safe haven and services, and champions safer communities for older adults. This event is open to the community and is free of charge and will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 pm. RSVP by June 12th to Anne Hughes at 203-364-8251 or ahughes@jseniors.org. Both events will be held at the Jewish Senior Services, Bennett Hall, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.  More 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
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
Yahrzeits, June 16-June 22, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Patricia Barbar Saturday 6/17/2017 mother of Jeanne Goldberg
Abraham Eisenstein Saturday 6/17/2017 grandfather of Michele Bennett
Mark Patrick Hanley Sunday 6/18/2017 father of Claire and Conor Hanley
Lottie Macklin Sunday 6/18/2017 grandmother of Fran Heizler
Roger Davis Monday 6/19/2017 father of Cortney Davis
Marvin Ostroff Monday 6/19/2017 cousin of Sue Frenkiel
David Saity Monday 6/19/2017 friend of Gail and Joe Espinosa
Rodney Nicholas Mara Tuesday 6/20/2017 husband of June Mara
Cecile Cukier Wednesday 6/21/2017 grandmother of Russell Robbins

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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Phone: 203 544-8695
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President: Cindy Baulsir
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