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June 27, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 29, 7:30 pm:  Pride Shabbat Services and Robbins Aufruf. (Oneg sponsored by the Robbins & Rosenson Family in honor of the upcoming wedding of Brian Robbins & Valmai Hanson.)
  • Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am: Families Belong Together Demonstration in Fairfield
  • Monday, July 1, 9:30 am: Daily Bread - Danbury Food Pantry
  • Wednesday, July 4: Office Closed
Come to TBC's Pride Shabbat, June 29, at 7:30!

The Jewish tradition teaches us that we should offer a blessing of gratitude every time we see a rainbow. In this spirit, on Friday, June 29th, we will come together for our annual Pride Shabbat where we will celebrate the beautiful rainbow of human experience and honor the movement for LGBTQ equality.  
Join the Families Belong Together Protest
This Saturday, June 30,10:30 am

TBC members will be joining the Families Belong Together protest in Fairfield at 11:00 am on  Saturday, June 30th to show the leadership of our country that we demand that immigrant families are treated justly, that those seeking asylum are not punished for attempting to escape danger and violence, that parents and children are never torn apart by hateful policies, and that our government cease perpetrating cruelty in our names. (Details about the event can be found here).  We will meet in front of the Sherman Green Parking Lot (next to our destination - 1451 Post Road, Fairfield CT) at 10:30 am. If you would like to make or bring signs expressing Jewish values, you can find examples and resources at Truah and Bend the ArcRead Rabbi Bearman's message about this protest.

Sisterhood Shabbat, June 22, 2018. Click here for more photos and videos.
Year End Appeal From Cindy Baulsir, President

Dear Fellow Congregants:

There is so much that our community has to be grateful for! This past year has been
filled with challenges. In spite of those challenges, we have a clear path for moving forward 
with a new Student Cantor, a new Director of Lifelong Learning and continued support from
our Rabbi!

We had set an aggressive goal for our fundraising efforts this year! Many of you have already generously  donated! If you have not yet given, please consider  making a tax deductible donation to help support our TBC community. We are asking  every family to contribute $118 to ensure that we meet our goal!  Your support will make a real,  lasting impact on the future welfare of the community!

Please make your donation now by writing a check or go directly to our website,
Thank you for your continued support and friendship.

Robbins Aufruf (אויפרוף) on June 29!

Please join Russ Robbins and Valerie Rosenson for an aufruf to celebrate the upcoming wedding of their son, Brian Robbins, to Valmai Hanson at Shabbat services on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm. 
Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement.  The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one.  $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion.  $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges.  $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund. 
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

A great 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!
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, July 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat
Pride Torah Study
Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 am

Tisha B'Av Study Brunch
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am

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

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, August 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 27 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, August 29 at 2:30 pm

Yahrzeits, June 29 - July 5, 2018

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

Julius Bendremer Monday 7/2/2018 grandfather of Jeff Bendremer
Rebecca Kloot Monday 7/2/2018 remembered by Nathan Sobel
William Rosenson Wednesday 7/4/2018 grandfather of Valerie Rosenson
Hillary Silver Wednesday 7/4/2018 sister of Rachel Langberg

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
Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel