TBC Leaf Logo - color
February 14, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, February 17, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Wednesday, February 21, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, February 22, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School

Shabbat at TBC, February 7, 2018
Congregational Meeting Results

At our special congregational meeting on Tuesday, February 6th the congregation voted and APPROVED motions to:
  •  Extend Rabbi Bearman's contract
  •  Hire a Director of Life Long Learning (a new position that will oversee the religious school and help coordinate other kinds of TBC learning opportunities)
  •  Hire a Student Cantor for next year
Cindy Baulsir will be sending out more information as the recruitment for the two new positions moves forward. Meanwhile we have a new interim cantor, Dana Anesi, who also has a full-time position as the Director of Fieldwork at HUC (Hebrew Union College) in New York.
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!
Spend Purim With the Queens of Shushan!

Save the date for our Shabbat Service, Megillah Reading and Purim Celebration, Friday, March 2 at 7:00 pm.

Come celebrate Purim with the Queens of Shushan! Join us for an abbreviated Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm and then stay for our Megillah reading which will include the music of amazing "Girl Groups" throughout the ages!

PS: Vashti would like to point out that these groups are clearly made up of women... not girls... Mark your calendars now!

Purim Flipagram preview: https://flipagram.com/f/1NXVTjSIjUx/

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
Jewish Family Services

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

Social Action Volunteers Needed!  


TBC Social Action Committee.
The TBC Social Action Committee has many local ways for you to help others, from pitching in at a soup kitchen to preparing dinner at an emergency shelter.  New opportunities, dates, and times are posted to the TBC website, so please take a look and see where you can help

Other Community Opportunities. There are also other ways to get involved in our communities. You can serve as a foster family, deliver food to those in need, and/or host a high school child in the ABC program.
Above - TBC and other volunteers at the Dorothy
Day Hospitality House / Danbury Soup Kitchen
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

Come celebrate Purim with the Queens of Shushan!
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat

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

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

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Tuesday, May 15, Time and Location TBD

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 16 - 22, 2018
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Mark Lewis Feiner Friday 2/16/2018 husband of Senia Feiner
Emanuel Zamore Saturday 2/17/2018 husband of Jean Zamore
Emanuel (Manny) Zamore Saturday 2/17/2018 father of Steven Zamore
Theomora Levy Sunday 2/18/2018 aunt of Debra Case
Della Baxter Tuesday 2/20/2018 step-mother of Simon Curtis
Samuel Mann Wednesday 2/21/2018 great grandfather of David Mann
Philip Myers Wednesday 2/21/2018 uncle of Jane 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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Contact Us

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