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May 20, 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!  
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! 

Temple B'nai Chaim Congregational Meeting
May 28, 2020 7:30 pm

null At Temple B'nai Chaim, there are two Congregational meetings each year, held in November and May. This is your opportunity to hear what's going on, ask questions and vote on important issues. The agenda for our meeting is available here.

Please come participate in our community! A quorum of member families is required to conduct TBC business. Attendance will be taken on Zoom.

Make sure to register in advance for this meeting! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

**Please make every effort to attend and participate in these critical conversations.**
Before she has to say "goodbye," Rabbi Bearman wants to say HELLO to as many TBC families as possible! Click the link below to sign up for a 30 minute Zoom call with Rabbi Bearman! 
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Covid-19 Virtual Gatherings: An Open Forum to Manage the Stress Surrounding Covid-19 and What CT's Reopening Means For You
The State of Connecticut will be entering Phase 1 of re- opening on May 20 . Schoke JFS is offering weekly Zoom sessions to hel p community members manage the stress surrounding Covid-19 and what Connecticut reopening means for you and your family.   Each session will be facilitated by members of the Schoke JFS Kuriansky Family Counseling Program.  T hese webinars are open to anyone in the community. Registration is limited to twelve participants per session. Participants may register for one session per week.
Tuesdays at 12 Noon - Facilitated by Lois Meyer, LMSW and Valerie Gutman
Thursdays at 4 PM - Facilitated by Dr. Lee Combrinck-Graham and Toby Lazarus, Ph.D.
Fridays at 10 AM - Facilitated by Eve Moskowitz, LCSW and Amanda Hirsch-Geffner, LCSW
Supporting the Community During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Visit our website for more information on how Schoke JFS is responding to the Covid-19 outbreak. While our offices remain closed to the public, our  Programs and Services continue to offer support and reach hundreds of families each week.   www.CTJFS.ORG/COVID19 
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry!

This note comes from the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury where, in more typical times, the Social Action Committee volunteers about once a month. Jane Alexander, your esteemed co-chair of social action, has been volunteering there through this very challenging time. TBC, through your  Tzedakah Fund, donated $1000 last month. It would be great to make another donation. Your donation to the fund will make this possible! It is also possible to donate directly. See below. 
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who have donated funds and food to Daily Bread over the past couple of months. There are too many of you to mention here. Your generosity has sustained us - allowing us to supply and purchase many thousands of pounds of food for  500+ struggling families every week - three to four times our pre-COVID-19 numbers. 

Donations are accepted on Mondays between 11 am and 2 pm 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.
Don't Forget to Use AmazonSmile!  

TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members:

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 
Annual Congregational Meeting - Via Zoom 
Thursday, May 28, 7:30 pm.  Click here to register
Confirmation Service -- Via Zoom 
Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm. Click here to register  
Shavuot Torah Study Brunch with Rabbi Bearman
Saturday, May 30, 10:30 am

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 22-28
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Harry Blyman Tuesday 5/26/2020        uncle of Ilene Tanen
Sylvia Myers Thursday 5/28/2020        grandmother of Jane Alexander
Paul Seigerman Thursday 5/28/2020        grandfather of Michele Bennett
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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