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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, June 2, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg
  • Friday, June 2, Family Shabbat Services
  • Saturday, June 3, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Saturday, June 3, 11:15 am: Bat Mitzvah Ariel Langberg. Send a Chai greeting card to Ariel to wish her mazel tov on her Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat Blooms & Candles at TBC, May 26, 2017
Shabbat Family Service & Pre-Neg, This Friday, June 2!

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. 

Rachel and Blaine Langberg are sponsoring the Oneg and flowers on June 2nd in honor of Ariel Langberg's Bat Mitzvah

Shavuot Celebrations This Friday & Saturday! 

Friday, June 2: Holiday celebration during our family services starting at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, June 3: Torah study session on the Book of Ruth. This session will be led by Judson Scruton starting at 9:30 am.
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.  
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!

Yahrzeits, June 2-June 8, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Jeanne Judge Friday 6/2/2017 mother of Stephen Davis
Robert Prince Friday 6/2/2017 cousin of Sandi Prince
Emily Zofnass Friday 6/2/2017 sister-in-law of Kiki Cahn
Albert Hornig Saturday 6/3/2017 father of Claire Fennessey
David Isacson Saturday 6/3/2017 step-father of Ronnie Ross
Ruth Lipsky Sunday 6/4/2017 mother of Ann Paul
Bobby Garek Monday 6/5/2017 uncle of Patti Masarek
Ella Heizler Tuesday 6/6/2017 mother of Howard Heizler
Jennifer Sloan Tuesday 6/6/2017 sister of Pamela Karpen
Alexander Goldman   Wednesday 6/7/2017 son of Susan and Irve Goldman

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
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