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June 17, 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.**

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!  
Plans are taking shape for Religious School and teen education this fall. Whether in-person, remote, or a combination of both, TBC is committed to providing quality educational experiences for all students. Parents can plan on the general framework staying the same:
  • Jr. Chai (3-4 year olds) - Sunday 1x/month - 10:00 -11:30 am
  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - Sunday - 9:30-11:30 am
  • Grades 4-7 - Sunday - 9:30-11:30 am & Wednesday - 4:20-6:00 pm
  • TBC Teens - Grades 8-12 - Sunday 2x/month
The teen program includes:
  • Confirmation for 10th graders
  • L'Taken Political Action Seminar in Washington, DC (Gr. 10-12)
  • Programming designed with teen input
Teens in grades 8-12 looking for a great volunteer opportunity at temple, please consider joining the Madrichim program to assist in classrooms or the Religious School office on Sunday mornings or Wednesday afternoons. Click here for the Madrichim Registration Form for 2020-21. 
The TBC Book Group and Social Action, July 9!

This month, the TBC Book Group is reading the New York Times bestseller, "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. 
The author's website states: "Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America - but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it." 
On July 9th at 7:30 pm, Cantor Harriet will lead us in a discussion about the book and how the TBC Community can take ideas from the book for Social Action. It should prove to be a very timely and enlightening discussion. 
Please join us, whether or not you will have read the book.  Click here to register for the Zoom call. 

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry!

Thanks to a number of very generous congregants, we donated another $2000, for a total of $3000, to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury. We THANK YOU and those in need THANK YOU!  The pantry has been serving between 150-160 families each time.  Funds are still desperately needed, so any additional donations would be greatly appreciated.  It's easy - donations can be made through the Social Action fund - or by going to  www.dailybreadfoodpantry.com.   In more typical times, the Social Action Committee volunteers about once a month.  Jane Alexander, your esteemed co-chair of social action, continues volunteering there through this very challenging time.  
Food donations are also accepted:  Food Donation Hours are now Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  (Call the Daily Bread office at 203-748-3561 i f nobody is in the pantry to receive your donation.)
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! 

Torah Study - Register here. 
Saturday, June 20, 9:30 am-11:00 am 
Havdalah - Register here.
Saturday, June 20, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm 

Torah Study Register here.
Saturday, June 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

TBC Ritual Committee
Thursday, July 2, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

TBC Book Group -  Register here.
Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

TBC Executive Committee
Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

TBC Board of Trustees
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30-9:00 pm

See the TBC Calendar for upcoming events

Yahrzeits, June 19 - 25
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Cecile Cukier Friday 6/19/2020 grandmother of Russell Robbins
Roger Davis Friday 6/19/2020 father of Cortney Davis
Rodney Mara Saturday 6/20/2020 husband of June Mara
Wendy Kanter Tuesday 6/23/2020 cousin of Diane Brown
Max Tepper Thursday 6/25/2020 grandfather of Sandy Tepper

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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