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May 24, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, May 26, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, May 27, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Monday, May 29: Office closed
  • Tuesday, May 30: Shavuot begins at sunset
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2:30 pm: Dorothy Day Hospitality House & Danbury Soup Kitchen
Shabbat Service, May 19 - Bar Mitzvahs of Jeremiah Gold & Jake Sommer ( More pictures!)
Rabbi's D'var Torah, B'har- B'chukotai

Selection from last Friday's D'var by Rabbi Bearman: "
This week's Torah portion, B'har - B'chukotai, is made up of the last chapters in the book of Leviticus and, as our B'nai Mitzvah will share with us tomorrow, focuses on reminding the Israelites that the future strength and stability of their relationship with God depends on their behavior. If they follow God's commandments, all will be well. But, if they don't follow God's commandments, all bets are off...."  Read the Full Sermon!
Save the Dates! 
Jewish Senior Services - Hospice Volunteer Training

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaision: Our goal is to have trained Hospice volunteers in clusters ALL OVER FAIRFIELD COUNTY so that when the need presents itself, volunteers do not have to travel far. Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a three 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, June 4th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday, June 7th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm; and Thursday, June 8th from 4:30 pm - 8:30 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.
Jewish Food Festival, Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, June 11 (from 11 am to 4 pm), the Federation will be staging our first ever Southern Connecticut Jewish Food Festival, to be held in our inaugural year at Temple Israel in Westport. This is shaping up to be an amazing event, including a first-rate keynote speaker (Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto), wonderful cooking demonstrations, intriguing breakout sessions, a diverse exhibitor hall, an exciting children's program, and some fantastic kosher food options - from brisket to falafel. The Jewish food festival model has also proven to be a great framework for Jewish engagement, and it is our hope that a successful annual food festival can benefit all of us by providing a connection point for the unaffiliated. More Information.
Jewish Senior Services information for
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

For World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrate 10 years of the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.
The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at JSS empowers victims through safe haven and services, and champions safer communities for older adults. This event is open to the community and is free of charge and will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 pm. RSVP by June 12th to Anne Hughes at 203-364-8251 or ahughes@jseniors.org. Both events will be held at the Jewish Senior Services, Bennett Hall, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.  More information.

Pressentation on Aging and Parkinson's Disease presented by Alessandro Di Rocco, MD (NYU Langone Medical Center, Founders Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Exec. Dir. The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders, Member of Parkinson's Foundation Board). Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:00 pm. RSVP to Kim Gintoli at 203-365-6463 or kgintoli@jseniors.org.  More information.
Cystic Fibrosis Project - Bridge to Hope

TBC member Peggy Zamore reports that WiAct -- Wilton's Interfaith Action Committee -- will again this year be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Bridge to Hope project. No dates have been set yet, but volunteers will be needed! More information about this community effort is available here, or contact Peggy Zamore at peggyz18@gmail.com.
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunitie s
at Jewish
Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly and are always available at the following address: www.jseniors.org/careers/

Services 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
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or Flowers!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the 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, all you do for your family to sponsor is make a minimum donation of $125 for an Oneg, $180 for a Preneg or $250 for the flowers at http://bit.ly/tbconpns.  

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.
Yahrzeits, May 26-June 1, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Sylvia Myers Sunday 5/28/2017 grandmother of Jane Alexander
Heskel Obadia Sunday 5/28/2017 father of Michael Obadia
Paul Seigerman Sunday 5/28/2017 grandfather of Michele Bennett
Necdet Emir Monday 5/29/2017 father of Sara Emir Sobel
Ann Cahn Tuesday 5/30/2017 mother of Kiki Cahn
Robert Goodman Wednesday 5/31/2017 grandfather of Jeff Bendremer
Elaine Becker Thursday 6/1/2017 aunt of Wendy Nadel
Samuel Kolodny Thursday 6/1/2017 remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Mary Schwartz Thursday 6/1/2017 grandmother of Lloyd Goldberg

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
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Education Manager: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly