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May 27, 2020
Temple B'nai Chaim Congregational Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:30 pm


Register in advance:  Make sure to register in advance for this important meeting!
A quorum of families is needed to conduct TBC's business.

The agenda for our meeting is available here.

**Please make every effort to attend and participate in these critical conversations.**
(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!  
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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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 Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

Celebrating Karin Beitel
Friday, June 5, 6:30 pm
Laundry Love
Wednesday, June 10, 1:00 pm-700 pm
Sisterhood Board Meeting and Dinner
Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 
Honoring Rabbi Bearman
Friday, June 12, 7:30 pm
Pride Torah Study and Potluck Brunch
Saturday, June 13, 10:30 am-12:00 pm 
Jewish Pride: Celebrating the Rainbow of Humanity
Sunday, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm 
See the TBC Calendar for upcoming events

Yahrzeits, May 29 - June 4
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Marty Tepper Friday 5/29/2020 uncle of Sandy Tepper
Ann Cahn Saturday 5/30/2020 mother of Kiki Cahn
Sylvia Penchina Saturday 5/30/2020 aunt of Jane Alexander
Elaine Becker Monday 6/1/2020 aunt of Wendy Nadel
Samuel Kolodny Monday 6/1/2020 remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Mary Schwartz Monday 6/1/2020 grandmother of Lloyd Goldberg
Jeanne Judge Tuesday 6/2/2020 mother of Stephen Davis
Robert Prince Tuesday 6/2/2020 cousin of Sandi Prince
Emily Zofnass Tuesday 6/2/2020 sister-in-law of Kiki Cahn
Albert Hornig Wednesday 6/3/2020 father of Claire Fennessey
David Isacson Wednesday 6/3/2020 step-father of Ronnie Ross
Ruth Lipsky Thursday 6/4/2020 mother of Ann Paul

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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