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April 4, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, April 6, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, April 7, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Thursday, April 12: Yom HaShoah
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm

Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg. At 6:30 pm, song, story and worship will be followed by a birthday celebration and oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table. If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP!

~ Share Your Simcha. Sponsor a pre-neg, oneg, or flowers ~ 

TBC Passover Community Service - March 31
More photos!
Midrash = Fanfction?

From Rabbi Bearman: "We have the power to create the stories we want to see in our sacred literature. It's up to us to start writing ..." Check out Rabbi Bearman's blog post on midrashim as fanfiction!
"Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust" Film at Sherman JCC

"Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust" with a live violin performance by Danbury Symphony violinist Isaac H. Ohring will be shown on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Community Center in Sherman. CT

Tickets are $10 for Members & Students, $15 Non Members. Please buy your tickets by Tuesday, April 10th. The film, narrated by Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, is a documentary featuring Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and his efforts to restore violins recovered from the Holocaust. Some were played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps; others belonged to the Klezmer musical culture, which was all but destroyed by the Nazis.
Jewish Family Services of Danbury/Putnam - New Website!

From Donna Prywes, M.S.W., Administrator, Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury/Putnam:  We are very pleased to announce that we have a new website (jfsdanbury.weebly.com) where your temple's congregants can learn all about our services as well as other pertinent information. On behalf of the JFS Danbury Board of Directors and myself, wishing you, your loved ones and congregants best wishes for a very joyous and Happy Passover season! Click here for more information. 
Interim 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 6   May 11 May 12
April 27 April 28  May 25
May 4 May 5 June 8 June 9

June 15 June 16 
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 3rd from 9am-5:00pm, Wednesday June 6th from 4:30-8:30, and Thursday June 7th from 4:30-8:30.  Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at eashkins@jseniors.org.

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

Thank you to an anonymous donor who is sponsoring the Oneg and flowers for the Board Recognition Shabbat on April 20th.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!
Board Recognition Shabbat
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm  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

Shavout Torah Study and Brunch
Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am

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
Yahrzeits, April 6 - 12, 2018
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Seymour Bendremer Friday 4/6/2018 father of Jeff Bendremer
Ernestine Lizan Friday 4/6/2018 grandmother of Meryll Wolfman
Jeanette Heintz Saturday 4/7/2018 mother of Howard Wagner
Betty Ruth Hollander Saturday 4/7/2018 mother of Aaron Hollander
Anna Zamore Sunday 4/8/2018 mother-in-law of Jean Zamore
William Deutch Tuesday 4/10/2018 grandfather of Marilyn Crandall
Israel Gordon Tuesday 4/10/2018 father of Jonathan Gordon
Hyman Rosenson Tuesday 4/10/2018 father of Valerie Rosenson
Barbara Abraham Wednesday 4/11/2018 mother of David Abraham
George Greenstein Wednesday 4/11/2018 father of Marjory Klotz
Gussie Halle Wednesday 4/11/2018 grandmother of Richard Bloom
Michael Cohen Thursday 4/12/2018 cousin of June Mara
In Memory of the Six Million Jews Thursday 4/12/2018 remembered by Temple B'nai Chaim

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
Interim Director of Education: Karin Beitel