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June 20, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 22, 7:30 pm: Sisterhood Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 23, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Monday, June 25, 9:30 am: Daily Bread - Danbury Food Pantry

Norah Saumier's Bat Mitzvah.
Come to TBC's Sisterhood Shabbat, June 22, at 7:30!

Please join us for a unique Friday evening on June 22nd  - at TBC's Sisterhood Shabbat! We will share in a Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)-style service, led by TBC Sisterhood Board members. Special musical selections will accompany the service. The service will also feature a d'var by WRJ Northeast Region's incoming First Vice President, TBC's own Sharon Sobel ! A special Oneg, sponsored by TBC Sisterhood, will follow the service. We look forward to sharing the joy of this special Shabbat with all TBC members and friends!
Join us for a Special Torah Study Class
Biblical Examples of Open Arms and Open Hearts
June 23, 9:30 to 11:00 am

While some argue that the bible teaches us to prioritize policy over empathy,  the Jewish Tradition is clear in its commitment to welcoming the stranger with open arms and hearts.  This Saturday (June 23rd), Rabbi Bearman will lead a special Torah Study that will explore multiple biblical examples of our tradition's emphasis on receiving those who are unlike ourselves with kindness and fair treatment.  

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 changes, 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.

Jewish Senior Services Lecture - June 27 at 7:00 pm
Early Detection and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

On June 27 at 7:00 pm, Jewish Senior Services will host a lecture by Dr. Christopher H. van Dyck on the early detection and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. The lecture will be held at Jewish Senior Services, Bennett Hall, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. Please RSVP to Kim Gintoli at (203) 365-6463 or kgintoli@jseniors.org, if you are interested in attending.  
Pride Shabbat- June 29 at 7:30pm

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. 
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. 
Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury-Putnam 

HELP?  You may not need us but family and friends may! JUST REACH OUT!
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!
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm
Pride Torah Study
Saturday, June 30 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, July 6 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat 
Mystical Tisha B'Av Shabbat Service
Friday, July 20 at 6:30 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat 
Tisha B'Av Study Brunch
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, July 30 at 9:30 am

Yahrzeits, June 22 -28, 2018

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

Wendy Kanter
cousin of Diane Brown
George Lewson
father of David Lewson
Martin Weinstein
grandfather of Dana Umerley
Elliot Lipman
brother of Hannah Lipman
Helen Wohl
mother of Jean Zamore

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