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July 11, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, July 13, 6:30 pm: Shabbat Service led by Bonnie Heft
  • Saturday, July 14: No Torah Study
Shabbat Services and Torah Study
This Friday, July 13, In the Rabbi's absence, Bonnie Heft will be leading Shabbat services this week. Beginning with this service and throughout the summer, Shabbat services will begin at 6:30 pm
Friday, July 20: Mystical Shabbat Service for Tisha B'Av will take place on Friday, July 20, at 6:30 pm. Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of this sacred day and explore new ways of celebrating Shabbat.
Saturday, July 21: Tisha B'Av Torah Study & Brunch.  Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of Tisha B'Av, the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as other events in Jewish history. Learn about this day of mourning, often called the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Torah Study will begin at 10:30 am. We will be serving brunch to sustain those of us who will be fasting after sundown.
New JSS Low Vision Center Event, July 24 

Exciting news from Jewish Senior Services! Lions International has partnered with Jewish Senior Services to open a new Lions Low Vision Center at the Outpatient Therapy Center of Jewish Senior Services at 4200 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.  Please join us for the Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Refreshments and Lite Bites will be available.  RSVP to  Klasewicz@jseniors.org  or 203-396-1101.
TBC Diaper Collection Project!

The TBC Social Action Committee is seeking donations of diapers and wipes to benefit the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Stamford, and Person-to-Person, Norwalk.  For most parents, diapers for babies is a given.  If you are living in poverty, however, they are often a luxury.  

Drop off location: Temple B'nai Chaim 
Questions: Jane Alexander, (203) 762-8605  Jane@nodhill.net
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

A great way of celebrating special simchas, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, is sharing your nachas with the entire congregation by sponsoring the Shabbat oneg, preneg or flowers for the Friday of your special week. No special occasion? You can still sponsor a Shabbat! We will arrange for the flowers, food, and set-up, you just make a minimum donation of $125 for an oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers.  Sponsor a Shabbat!  
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

Tisha B'Av Study Brunch
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, July 30 at 9:30 am

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, August 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 27 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, August 29 at 2:30 pm

More Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!                  
Yahrzeits, July 13 - 20, 2018

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

Robert Simon Friday 7/13/2018
father of Jodi Simon Stewart
Rebecca Obadia Saturday 7/14/2018
mother of Michael Obadia
Miriam Deutch
grandmother of Marilyn Crandall
Mercedes Ficara Sunday 7/15/2018
great aunt of Linda Bolton
Katie Kirschner Kolodny Sunday 7/15/2018
grandmother of Sharon Sobel
Matilda Halle
grandmother of Richard Bloom
Elaine Isaacs
mother of Diane Sklar
Florence Wolfman
mother of Michael Wolfman
Tullia Kidde
friend of Susan Winters
Peter Meehan Friday 7/20/2018
father of Chris Meehan

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