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January 17, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, January 18, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, January 20, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Sunday, January 21, 9:30 am: Men's Club 'Business Networking' Meeting
  • Sunday, January 21, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Sunday, January 21, 11:45 am: Confirmation Class
  • Wednesday, January 24, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, January 25, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
Support the Women's March at Shabbat This Friday (January 19)!
This weekend, thousands and thousands will march to honor the anniversary of last year's unprecedented Women's March. Join us at TBC this Friday night as we explore and are inspired by the strength of Jewish women's voices.  Whether or not you're planning on marching on Saturday, this service will get you thinking and charge you up! 
Join us for services at 7:30 pm. Don't forget to wear something pink as a sign of solidarity with those participating in this year's Women's March!
Men's Club Business Networking Group, This Sunday!

From Jeff Spector:
"The primary goal of the 
first session of our new Business Networking Group  (Sunday, January 21 at 9:30 am)  will be to break the ice, enable members to get to know each other and each other's businesses, and establish expectations for the group going forward.

We'll start with a series of short activities led by Mike Bonheim designed to help members identify their needs, and from those needs define their goals and objectives for the networking series.

"We will then have a period of 'structured engagement,' a strategically designed group activity that will facilitate directed networking and interaction." Read more!!
Shabbat Service with Shir Appeal ( More photos & Video)
Oneg Sponsor!  

The Nadel Family will be sponsoring the oneg on 
Friday, January 19  on the special occasion of Morgan's 18th  birthday.
Annual Sisterhood Tu BiSh'vat Seder, Wednesday, January 31

Please join Sisterhood for our Annual Sisterhood Tu BiSh'vat Seder on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm. It will be at the home of Sharon Sobel, 8 Old Farm Road, Wilton. A light kosher dinner will be served. Suggested donation: $18 per person. (Please make checks payable to TBC Sisterhood.) Remember to RSVP to Sharon Sobel, srsobel13@yahoo.com or (203) 762-0830 before Friday, January 26th.
Consecration Celebration, Friday, February 2, at 6:30 pm   
(Preneg at 6:00 pm) 

Join us on February 2nd when we will be celebrating the Consecration of some of our youngest students!  The evening begins with preneg at 6:00 pm (pizza and veggies!) and then continues with a very special Family Service where the K/1 class will join Rabbi Bearman on the bimah as they lead the congregation in song.  A very big THANK YOU goes to the Past Presidents of TBC who are sponsoring a special oneg to honor our Consecration families!  If you will be attending the Preneg (pizza & veggies), please RSVP.
Jewish Family Services

"If you need help, we're here for you."
Reach us at:  (203) 794-1818 or jfsdanbury@gmail.com
Jewish Senior Services - Hospice Volunteer Training Program
Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two day Hospice Volunteer Training Program for anyone interested in giving their time and compassion to terminally ill patients and their loved ones.  Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  on Sunday, February 4 and Sunday, February 11 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  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.
Services also include: Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences - Long Term Care - Rehabilitation Services - Day Services - Home Care - Hospice - Advocacy and Education - Long Term Care Protection - Home Together - Child Development Center - Fitness Center
Ten Minutes of Torah!  

Temple B'nai Chaim is delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox.  Several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.  Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.  Click here to sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. Be sure to include TBC's name and location. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

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!

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 pm

Sisterhood Tu B'Shvat Seder
Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at the home of Sharon Sobel

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, February 2 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat   

Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, February 26 at 9:30 am

B'nai Cabaret and Adult Purim Party
Saturday, March 3, Time TBD

Passover Community Seder
Sunday, April 1, 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

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

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, January 19 -25, 2018
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Silverman Adele Friday 1/19/2018 grandmother of Scott Blumenfeld
Kate Schneyer Friday 1/19/2018 great aunt of Jon Sobel
Harold P. Weber Saturday 1/20/2018 father of Donald Weber
Sam Youden Saturday 1/20/2018 friend of Frosch family
Diana Schumer Turet Monday 1/22/2018 grandmother of Jamie Kapel
Rose Prentiss Tuesday 1/23/2018 grandmother of Valerie Rosenson
Bernice Myers Wednesday 1/24/2018 mother of Jane Alexander
Simon Haskel Thursday 1/25/2018 uncle of Debra Case

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