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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, September 1, 6:30 pm: Family Shabbat, with preneg at 6:00 pm (RSVP!)
  • Monday, September 4: TBC Office Closed for Labor Day
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, September 1
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

Read Rabbi Bearman's blog "Being a Kid at Temple."
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on 10/6/17, 11/10/17, 12/1/17, 1/5/18, 2/2/18, 3/2/18, 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18.  
Responding to Hurricane Harvey  

The Union for Reform Judaism has already begun assisting those who were affected by the devastation of Huricane Harvey. Please click on the following link to learn about and contribute to these efforts: https://urj.org/blog/2017/08/26/urj-update-hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts
High Holy Days at TBC 

The High Holy Days are arriving soon! Our HHD newsletter is on its way to all congregants. Information about services and schedules is also available on the TBC website . Please make sure to send in your membership packet ASAP to ensure you receive your HHD tickets!
Don't Forget to Return Your Membership Package! 
Time to Order Your Rosh Hashanah Honey! 
Tim e to send Rosh Hashanah Honey with New Year greetings to your TBC friends and loved ones. The deadline is Sept 11th. Don't miss out on the opportunity - Sisterhood sweetens your honey! We are now buying local AND the jar got bigger!! More information and ordering instructions are available here
Welcome to Our New TBC Members!

Sun and Scott Semel, and children Rose and Andrew, of Wilton

Celia Bobrowsky, of Norwalk

Please extend a warm welcome to our new members!
URJ Kesher Birthright - Registration Starts September 5!

"Eat the most delicious hummus of your life. Touch ancient ruins, visited by your ancestors for thousands of years. Wander with your besties and meet amazing new people, too. Join Kesher for your FREE Birthright Israel adventure. Create an account now to guarantee your place on the trip of your choice. Visit bit.ly/KesherPriority today. Registration opens on September 5. Need more info? Visit GoKesher.org"
Back-to-School Meet & Greet + Family Cookout, September 10!
Please join us Sunday, September 10, at 10:00 am, to meet your children's teachers, classmates and the TBC community followed by a fun song session and cookout!

The Religious School, Men's Club, and Sisterhood, are excited about the year ahead, and are looking forward to sharing experiences with our TBC families! 10:00 Meet & Greet with teachers, 10:40 Join the Rabbi and the Cantor in the Sanctuary, 11:00 TBC Community Cookout co-sponsored by the Men's Club and Sisterhood. Have friends that are interested in joining TBC? Feel free to bring them! RSVP for friends to officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org.

We will need strong arms to come and set up, cook on the grill and clean up. We will also need our students and parents to come with a good appetite to eat all of the food. If you can help us, please RSVP to Jeff Spector at jms884@gmail.com.
Traffic Advisory For Sunday, September 10

On Sunday, September 10 the CT United Ride ( www.ctunitedride.com), a motorcycle ride paying tribute to the anniversary of 9/11, will be passing through Wilton and Redding between approximately 11:45 am and 2:00 pm.
Moving the Bimah, Sunday, September 10, 1:00 pm  

Have you ever wondered how the Bimah moves to its new location for the High Holidays? This year you can find out and help us move it! We need a group of people to help the Cantor move the Bimah on Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 pm . All you need to bring is yourself and be willing to help push a big object. We can also use help moving chairs if you can't bend. 
We will also need volunteers to help us set up the prayer books for the services. This will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 16 and 23 after Torah Study.  Remember our ancestors carried the Ark for 40 years in a desert.  All we need is a few hours of your time in an air conditioned building. Thank you in advance for helping us prepare for the Holidays.                                                  
- Russ Robbins and the Ritual Committee 
Michael Heft Food Drive and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection!

It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry, Wilton Food Pantry, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western CT.  Lists are online and will be passed out during Rosh Hashanah services. Items will be collected during Yom Kippur services. Please be as generous as you are able. Sorters and Drivers needed! Contact   Jane Alexander if your children or you can help sort or if you are able to deliver to any of the locations.
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates!

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, October 15th and Sunday, October 22nd 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.

There are also many other wonderful volunteering opportunities at Jewish Senior Services including one-on-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities and musical performances. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at JSS, please contact Fran Sanchione at (203) 365-6495, fsanchione@jseniors.org or contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417,  eashkins@jseniors.org.  For  participating in our daily Minyan please email Rabbi Shulman at Sshulman@jseniors.org.
Save the Dates!

Back-to-School Meet & Greet & Family Cookout
Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 am
Men's Club volunteers needed!

Move Bima for the High Holy Days
Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 pm
We need your help!
Community Selichot Service
Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Location TBD

High Holy Days 2017 / 5778
September 20 to 30 

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm
Sponsor a Shabbat 

Michael Heft Food Drive and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection
September 29 to 30
Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Sisterhood Break-fast
Saturday, September 30 at 6:45 pm
Please RSVP by September 22

Shabbat and Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Sponsor a Shabbat 
Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21, 8 am to 5 pm
(Each participant signs up for a two-hour shift)
WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Donate Now / Signup in October
Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Monday, October 23 at 9:30 am
We need your help! 

Sisterhood Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm

Scholars-in-Residence Shabbat
Friday to Sunday, November 3 to 5, Times TBD 

Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm)

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 16 at 7:45pm

Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30pm
We need your help!

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, December 1 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm)
Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Friday, December 29 at 9:30am
We need your help!

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.  
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
Don't Forget to Use AmazonSmile!  

TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
Yahrzeits, September 1-7, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Hilda Landau Saturday 9/2/2017 mother of Charles Landau
Melanie Coye Sunday 9/3/2017 friend of Susan Winters
Jesse Louis Herron Sunday 9/3/2017 father of Nan Ruben
K. Harold Bolton Monday 9/4/2017 grandfather of Robert Bolton
George Edelman Thursday 9/7/2017 grandfather of Jodi Simon Stewart
Ghislain Marceau Thursday 9/7/2017 uncle of David Marceau

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
Religious School Director: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly