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May 2, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, May 3, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 3, 7:45 pm: Men's Club Beer Tasting

  • Friday, May 4, 6:00 pm: Family Pre-neg
  • Friday, May 4, 6:30 pm:  Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, May 5, 11:15 am: Bar Mitzvah Joseph Sia. Send a Chai greeting card 
    to Joseph to wish him mazel tov on his bar mitzvah! Susan and Paul Sia will be sponsoring and catering the oneg in honor of their son Joseph's bar mitzvah!
  • Saturday, May 5, 6:30 pm: Deli & Movie Night
  • Sunday, May 6, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, May 6, 11:45 am: Confirmation Class
  • Wednesday, May 9, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, May 10, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
All Are Welcome to the Men's Club Beer Tasting
TOMORROW, May 3 at 7:45 pm!

The Men's Club will be sponsoring a beer tasting at the Redding Beer Company, 7 Main Street in Redding on May 3 at 7:45 pm. Jim Baulsir, husband of our temple President, Cindy, runs and owns the brewery with his son Dave. As to the brewery, Jim says, "We wanted to create a warm and casual environment for our Redding neighbors, as well as craft beer lovers from around the world." Check it out.  All are welcome; Men's Club members are welcome to attend for free. 
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
THIS FRIDAY, May 4 at 6:00 pm 

Join us for another fun Shabbat Family Service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies).

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.  
Wilton Interfaith Series: Civility in an Age of Conflict
Tuesday, May 8, 7:00-8:30 pm 

The Wilton Clergy Association, Wi-ACT and Wilton Library present Civility in an Age of Conflict on Tuesday May 8 at 7:00 at Wilton Public Library. Civility in the modern age is under attack from many quarters in what seems to be an increasingly polarized world and nation -- and even extending right down to our local community. What can we do to reverse that trend? Locally, our own Wilton High School and Middlebrook students have taken a very positive step by proclaiming compassion as their watchword. How do we promote that and other civility-enhancing steps in our own lives? Please join us for an informative and interactive program that will explore these questions.

Our speakers are Dr. Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Democracy, a think tank covering forced migration and human trafficking via Libya and the Central Mediterranean route as well as the terrorist threats posed by extremist groups such as ISIS; and, Azza Karam, Ph.D., Senior Advisor on Culture and Social Development at the U.N. Population Fund and Coordinator/Chair of the U.N. Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations for Development.

Following presentations by the two main speakers, four members of the Wilton Clergy Association will each provide their own commentaries. A question & comment period with the audience will follow, along with concluding remarks. Registration is recommended and can be done on the Wilton Library's website. 
Step Up and Get Involved with the TBC Board of Trustees !

From TBC President Cindy Baulsir: The Board is the governing body for TBC, involved in strategic and day-to-day decisions regarding the Temple. Several Board positions will be available as of this spring, some requiring minimal time commitment and some requiring more, but all positions having a great impact on our community. The Board is comprised of congregants who represent our different towns, stages of life, and tenure at TBC.  Positions available are: Trustees at Large, Education Chair, Finance Chair, Governance Chair, Development Chair, Treasurer.

Please contact any member of the nominating committee or the current Board for more details on any of the positions. Nominating Committee members are: Ross Tartell, Dina Gumins, Tina Sommer, David Sklar, Cindy Baulsir.
Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh, Tuesday, May 15

TBC Sisterhood's 
May 15th  social evening will be held at the home of Pam Klem and Tom  Dubin,  197 Signal Hill Road, Wilton , from 7:30- 9:00 pm. Snacks and wine will be provided, so just come along, relax and unwind!
Volunteers Needed for Young Cystic Fibrosis Patients -
Driving and Dinner Meals!

From Jane Alexander:  Wi-ACT is in search of volunteers to do driving from Wilton to Stamford and/or to provide dinners for young Cystic Fibrosis patients from abroad. These patients, typically in their teens but as young as 5 years old, are treated pro bono for three weeks at Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Dr. Hossein Sadeghi's pulmonology clinic in Stamford. The results of this treatment are truly lifegiving: if these children do not receive this treatment, they will likely die within several years (or even less). If you would like to volunteer, please email Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Linda Rost at lrost0411@gmail.com.  Thank you, Jane.
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
    May 25  
May 4 May 5 June 8 June 9
May 11 May 12 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.

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!
Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at the home of Pam Klem and Tom Dubin
Shavuot and Shabbat Service
Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am 
Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:45 pm 
Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat 
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Location TBD
Yahrzeits, May 4 -10, 2018

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

Harold Goodman
great grandfather of David Mann
Janet Bernstein
mother of Steven Bernstein
Julius Cahn
father of Kiki Cahn
Robert A. Heisler
brother of Michele Scruton
Edith Weinstein
grandmother of Dana Umerley
Milton Greenbaum
father of Susan Hagan
Morton Metzger
grandfather of Dina Levi
Joy Bower
mother of Sandi Prince
Steven Johns-Boehme
brother of Joni Lerner
Saul Littman
father of Alice Czuczka
William Sobel
father of Ken Sobel
David Macklin
grandfather of Fran Heizler
Herman Robbins
grandfather of Russell Robbins
Murray Gular
uncle of Debra Case
Herman S. Nadel
father of Mac Nadel
Beth Alyse Thompson
sister of Jay Singer

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