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May 13, 2020
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)

Click on the link below to register for the Zoom online event:
Please remember that you must REGISTER for everything that you plan on attending.**

**Please note: if you have already registered for "Creating Confirmation" session, you can use the same link/password to join on Sunday.**  

Once you click on the links below, you will be taken to a webpage where you will enter your name and email address. Once you submit this information, you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL that includes the LINK you will use to join the program and the PASSWORD that you will need to enter after clicking the link to join.


If you would like friends or family members to attend any of these programs, you can forward this email to them and tell them to use the links below to register. We would love to add them to our community!  
Sisterhood Discussion - Netflix Series UnOrthodox

Sisterhood is sponsoring a discussion of the series Unorthodox, 4 sessions, currently available on Netflix. This discussion will be held via Zoom on May 14th at 7:00 pm.
There is a non fiction book of the same name, but the film series is only loosely based on the book. The entire second half is fiction.  Please register in advance! 

TBC Mussar Study Group May 26

On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm there will be an evening discussion, open to all congregants, to work through Alan Morinis' book, Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar

If you are planning to attend,  please read part three and chapters 25, 26, 27 and 28   before coming to the meeting.  There will be a book discussion, led by Ria Miller. Make sure to register! 

Funds, Food and Volunteers Needed for Dorothy Day House!

From TBC Social Action: Recently the number of people appearing at the door has increased significantly. Given the economic pressures many people are under and resulting food insecurity, it is likely that this number may increase further. This means we will need more donations.
Our need for afternoon volunteers (from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm) is also increasing. We were adequately staffed with two people a day, but now we will require a third person. If you are 60 or under and available, please let me know.  If you have extra commercial masks or can make homemade masks, please bring them down so we can distribute them to the guests. Since we are likely not to need non-perishable food donations (ex soup) for a while, we are directing people to the Daily Bread Food Pantry (25 West St - entrance off Terrace Place).

Donations are accepted on Mondays between 11am and 2pm and Friday between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. I am posting updates on what we need each day on our website at

so please check the website to stay current on our needs. I am also updating the voicemail message on our phone at 203-743-7988.
Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques at TBC

As the secular year begins, we know that many of us are thinking of loved ones who have passed away, and we invite you to use this moment of transition, of remembering and looking forward, to commemorate the lives and blessings of your loved ones with a memorial plaque. A special service of dedication for the entire community will be scheduled at TBC when that again becomes possible. Ordering information is available here.

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.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 
Sisterhood Mussar Discussion Group (Zoom)(Please Note New Time)
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 pm.  Click here to register!  
Annual Congregational Meeting - Zoom Participation
Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 pm
Celebrating Karin Beitel
Friday, June 5, 6:30 pm
Honoring Rabbi Bearman
Friday, June 12, 7:30 pm
See the TBC Calendar for upcoming events

Yahrzeits, May 15-21
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Joseph Heisler Friday 5/15/2020     father of Michele Scruton
Marjorie Schott Friday 5/15/2020     mother of Marilyn Crandall
Ralph Cahn Sunday 5/17/2020     uncle of Kiki Cahn
Herman Robbins Sunday 5/17/2020     grandfather of  Russell Robbins
Julius Alexander Monday 5/18/2020     grandfather of Moses Alexander
Edward Goldberg Wednesday 5/20/2020     father of Lloyd Goldberg
Alvin Steiner Wednesday 5/20/2020     cousin of Ken Sobel
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.
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        Temple B'nai Chaim             Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
        Phone: 203 544-8695          Location: 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton CT 06897 ( Directions)

        Rabbi: Rachel Bearman         Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel
        President: Cindy Baulsir        Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
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