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March 7, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, March 8, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah Joshua Mulviner. Send a Chai greeting card to Joshua to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah
  • Sunday, March 11, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Wednesday, March 14, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, March 15, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
TBC Community Passover Seder, Saturday March 31, 6:00 

This year TBC will again welcome members and guests to a Community Passover Seder on Saturday, March 31 (Second Night of Passover). The Seder begins at 6:00 pm, so please arrive by 5:45 pm. 
This is a great opportunity to meet together with friends and congregants and strengthen our community. This event is open to all, and members are encouraged to invite their non-TBC friends and acquaintances, of any denomination!  

The meal will be a catered 4-course Kosher-style dinner with vegetarian options. The cost is $36 for adults and $18 each for children 11 to 18 years old. Children 10 and under are free.

RSVP by March 23. Sisterhood is sponsoring the seder, so please consider a donation to Sisterhood to help underwrite the cost! You may donate when you RSVP or, if you will not be attending, click here to donate and select Sisterhood Fund from the dropdown.  Contact Sisterhood if you have any questions or concerns.

TBC Men's Club Business Networking Group - Third Session 
The TBC Business Networking Group will be held Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 am. The first two sessions were a booming success. These exciting sessions are open to ALL members, not just the business community or only men. Please join us.  Our third session will be formatted with your ideas.  As a community, TBC congregants have always supported each other personally, here's our chance to do the same professionally!

The structure of this session will include 3 minute presentations from select congregants introducing their businesses, and identifying a need or challenge they would like to present to the group. Each presentation will be followed by brief discussions around the topics raised in the presentation, and ways anyone could help.

After the formal presentations and discussions, we will have time for an open networking meet and greet, where everyone will have the chance to see what knowledge or connections may exist in the congregation and how we can support each other professionally. Join us to make connections with other members, profit from their experience, guidance, and knowledge, and perhaps forge partnerships - all with the ultimate goal of helping everyone grow their business.

Please contact Mike Bonheim for more information or if you would like to present at this gathering. 
This Men's Club business networking group is open to all TBC members, both men and women. Coffee and ... will be served throughout these sessions. Looking forward to seeing you. -- Jeff Spector 
Religious School Purim Celebration - Photos and Video
Support URJ Teen Leaders to Help Prevent Gun Violence !

In the aftermath of the devastating shooting in Parkland, FL, Reform Jewish teens and young adults have acted quickly to mobilize for change. Here's what our teens are planning, and how you can support them. [URJ]  Click here for more information!

Those wishing to contact their legislators on this issue can also go to the URJ Chai Impact Action Center.

Meet Cantor Dana Anesi at Shabbat Services !

Join us for Shabbat Services to meet our interim cantor, Dana Anesi. We are delighted to have Cantor Anesi join us. She is currently the Director of Fieldwork at Hebrew Union College in NY and for many years, served as the cantor at a Reform synagogue in Chappaqua, NY. Cantor Anesi will be with us for all of our Spring B'nai Mitzvahs. Here are all of the dates Cantor Anesi will be at TBC:

Friday Night Saturday Morning Friday Night Saturday Morning
    April 27 April 28
    May 4 May 5
March 9 March 10 May 11 May 12
March 16 March 17 May 25  
March 23 March 24 June 8 June 9
April 6   June 15 June 16
TBC Administrative Office Transition

From TBC's President: It is with mixed feelings that I share with you that Kim O'Rielly has resigned her position as Office Administrator. Recently, Kim was presented with an opportunity to follow her passion - which is promoting mental health education, sharing her expertise, providing access to services with a specific focus on extending reach to young adults in need of mental health assistance. We could always count on Kim for her amazing organizational work, her commitment to completing every task to the best result, and looking out for all of us as if we are part of her extended family. We will miss Kim and wish her lots of success in her future endeavors. As we look to fill the office administrator position in the coming weeks, please be patient with us- we will have temporary staffing in place, but it's going to take us awhile to bring new staff up to speed. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

With warm regards,

Cindy Baulsir, President TBC

Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
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!
Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 am
Passover Community Seder ( RSVP by March 23)
Saturday, March 31 at 5:45 pm 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Susan and Paul Sia are sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Joe Sia's Bar Mitzvah 
Deli and Movie Night
Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
Yahrzeits, March 9 - March 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!

Walter Ullman Friday 3/9/2018 father of Martin Ullman
Eugene Bower Sunday 3/11/2018 father of Sandi Prince
Jill Buttrick Sunday 3/11/2018 sister of Claire Fennessey
Edwin Axel Monday 3/12/2018 father of Steven Axel
Seymour Gluck Tuesday 3/13/2018 father of Ronnie Ross
Renee Weiss Rollins Tuesday 3/13/2018 mother of Maxine Margolin
Rae Yurman Tuesday 3/13/2018 mother of Steve Yurman
Louise Zacune Wednesday 3/14/2018 sister of Fran Heizler

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