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February 7, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, February 8, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, February 9, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, February 10, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am: Men's Club Business Networking Meeting
  • Sunday, February 11 11:45 am: Confirmation Class
Consecration and Shabbat Family Service - February 2, 2018
Men's Club Business Networking Group - Sunday, February 11
The primary goal of our first session was to break the ice, enable members to get to know each other and each other's businesses. Mike Bonheim succeeded. Come join us for session two.
Our  second session will be led by John Prins ( Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am)
A family's values, passed down through the generations, afford family members the confidence to be able to say, "And that's what it means to be a Goldberg!" Or, a "Nicholson would never do that!" They make us who we are. 
John's interactive presentation will demonstrate the how and why those values are so key to developing an organization's shared values. He will facilitate a discussion of a) what comes next, b) the return on the investment of time and energy, and (c) how a values-based planning experience paves the way to meaningful strategic planning and contributes to a rich, healthy and productive company culture. Read more!! 
Order Shalach Manot for Purim Now!

Two of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah. In the Book of Esther, Mordechai wrote to the Jews "to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor"!  At TBC, we combine these 2 mitzvot into our Shalach Manot fundraiser, a fun way to support TBC by sending gifts to friends as well as TBC clergy, staff, teachers and tutors.  Please join us in celebrating Purim through this annual tradition!  More information ...
Deadline for Orders: Saturday, February 24, 2018!  
Thanks for your support of TBC!
Jewish Senior Services - Kosher Bakery!

Did you know that Jewish Senior Services has a certified Kosher Bakery? Do you need delicious hamantashen for your Purim celebrations? Think of us when planning for your upcoming carnivals/celebrations, mishloah manot or kiddushim! Orders for Purim must be placed three days in advance. To place an order please call Brenda at 203-396-1023 or email at Bmontini@jseniors.org
B'nai Cabaret Postponed

The musical B'nai Cabaret planned for March 3 has been postponed.  Stay tuned for a Purim Party in planning! 
Jewish Family Services

"If you need help, we're here for you."
Reach us at:  (203) 794-1818 or jfsdanbury@gmail.com

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.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

A wonderful 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!

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

Monday, February 26 at 9:30 am

Passover Community Seder
Saturday, March 31, Time TBD

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

Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm Sponsor a Shabbat

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am

Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) 
Susan and Paul Sia are sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Joe Sia's Bar Mitzvah

Tuesday, May 15, Time and Location TBD
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm 
Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:45 pm 

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm

Disney Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, June 1 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Thursday, June 14, Time and Location TBD 

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, June 25 at 9:30 am 
Yahrzeits, February 9 - 15, 2018
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Harold B. West
Saturday 2/10/2018 father of Valerie West-Rosenthal
George Anderson Sunday 2/11/2018 grandfather of Rachel Bearman
Sadie Friedman Sunday 2/11/2018 grandmother of Jane Alexander
Marvin Greenberg Sunday 2/11/2018 father of Iris Busch
Warren Prebluda Sunday 2/11/2018 father of Diane Brown
William Cohen Monday 2/12/2018 father of June Mara
Elsie R. Alexander Tuesday 2/13/2018 grandmother of Moses Alexander

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: Kim O'Rielly
Interim Director of Education: Karin Beitel