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September 27, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre is Friday, September 29. Service starts at 7:45 pm 

Complete information about the TBC High Holy Days schedule and a description of the services are available on the TBC website.

We look forward to worshipping together as a congregation!

   NB: Ridgefield Rte 7 Road Closure (Weekend of Yom Kippur)
The State of CT DOT will be closing Route 7 and detouring traffic via Route 35 and Route 102 from Friday, September 29 at 8:00 pm through Monday, October 2 at 6:00 am. More information. 
Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi's Rosh Hashanah Sermons
Community Response to Hindu Temple Vandalism

Rabbi Bearman and others from the community gathered Tuesday evening at Wilton's Hindu Mandir temple to provide support in the wake of the vandalism that occurred there on Monday, September 25.  See pictures of the event here, and an article about it in Good Morning Wilton here.
Michael Heft Food Drive and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection!

Don't forget to bring your food and diaper donations to one of the Yom Kippur services.
Sorters and Drivers still needed! Contact   Jane Alexander if you or your children can help sort or if you are able to deliver to a Fairfield County location.
Bring Your Shofar to the Neilah Service, September 30! 

Please bring your Shofar to help us with a tekiah gedolah as we celebrate the end of Yom Kippur at the end of Neilah services. 
Men's Club Sukkah Raising & Lowering: Help Needed!
The Men's Club will be raising our new sukkah on Sunday, October 1 (10 am) and taking it down on Sunday, October 15 (10 am). We need your assistance in getting this job done. This is always a fun event with much camaraderie and coffee plus... If you have a stepladder, please bring it along. Please RSVP to Jeff Spector at jms884@gmail.com
Move Bimah after the High Holy Days: Help Also Needed!

At 10 am on Sunday, October 1, the Cantor and the Ritual Committee need your help to move the Bimah back to its normal position. We also need help packing up and storing the Yom Kippur prayer books to their respective closets. Please 
RSVP to Russell Robbins .
Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat Family Service
with Preneg, Friday, October 6 
Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6 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

Read Rabbi Bearman's blog "Being a Kid at Temple."
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on 11/10/17, 12/1/17, 1/5/18, 2/2/18, 3/2/18, 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18.  
Shabbat Sponsors!
Many thanks to TBC Shabbat sponsors:
  • The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah on Friday, October 13.
  • The Scruton Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, November 3.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers!  Click here.
Welcome to Our New TBC Member Family!

Tamir and Karem Friedman
and their son Avi, of Westin

Please extend a warm welcome to our new members!
Volunteer Sign-up and Donate for Stop Hunger Now
On Saturday, October 21, TBC will be participating in the 7th annual Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 167,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers. 
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3,500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals to be sent to hungry children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, send a check to TBC and note that it is for Rise Against Hunger or contribute when you sign up to volunteer. This year each meal costs $0.29!
Don't forget that children 5 and older can help (our 5-year-olds last year had a fantastic time and really contributed!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Weber
Save the Date for Our Scholars in Residence Weekend:
Visions of Renewal, November 3-5

Join members of the community in a set of weekend events led by visiting scholars-in-residence Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus.  We will explore ... Jewish tradition and modernity, music and poetry, silence and dance, the beautiful and yearning poetry of Havdalah, why angels matter in Jewish culture and liturgy, how to multitask with spirituality, the mystical meanings of mitzvot, and 'renewal' tools to enrich your worship and re-envision Judaism in new and exciting ways.  More information here!
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunities at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly .
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 smartphone 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!

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!
David Broza presents "East Jerusalem West Jerusalem"
Presented by Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm at the Quick Center for Arts, Fairfield
Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, October 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  
Shabbat and Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah. Sponsor a Shabbat 
Sukkah Lowering
Sunday, October 15 at 10:00 am ( RSVP to Jeff Spector)
Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21 at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Monday, October 23 at 9:30 am 
Sisterhood Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm 
Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
Presented by the Stamford JCC at Various Locations
October 28 to November 5 and November 12
Friends of the IDF Annual Dinner Paying Tribute to Israel's Soldiers
Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 pm at the Stamford Marriot Hotel
Visions of Renewal: A Scholars-In-Residence Weekend to Expand Your Insight Into And Excitement About Judaism with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus
Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5
The Scruton Family is sponsoring the Friday night Shabbat oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Sponsor a Shabbat 
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at the Ferguson Library, Stamford
Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 16 at 7:45 pm 

Sisterhood Judaica Sale (with Religious School Book Fair)
Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30 pm 

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, December 1 at 6:00pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat   

Presented by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm at Congregation Rodef Sholom, Bridgeport
Rabbi Bearman is the Rabbi!

Sisterhood Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 17 at 4:30 pm

Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Friday, December 29 at 9:30 am                     
Yahrzeits, September 29-October 5, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Sarah Leder Jaffe Friday 9/29/2017 grandmother of Sharon Sobel
Jean Sullivan Friday 9/29/2017 grandmother of Linda Bolton
Edgar Rolle Saturday 9/30/2017 father of Alan Rolle
Walter Jack Bear Sunday 10/1/2017 father of Joe Bear
Lynn Steinmetz Sunday 10/1/2017 sister of Louise Shames
Hyman Wolfman Sunday 10/1/2017 father of Michael Wolfman
Lawrence List Monday 10/2/2017 father of Deborah List
Harold Macklin Monday 10/2/2017 uncle of Fran Heizler

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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