TBC Leaf Logo - color
May 16, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, May 17, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, May 18, 7:30 pm: Shavuot Service
  • Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am: Shavuot Torah Study & Brunch (see below!)
  • Sunday, May 20: Shavuot
  • Sunday, May 20, 9:30 am: Religious School
  • Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 pm: Congregational Meeting
Shavuot Study Brunch, This Saturday
May 19, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Join us for a special Shavuot Study Brunch where Rabbi Bearman will lead us through an exploration of our tradition's (sometimes difficult) relationship with women's voices.  In this session, we will learn about and discuss several biblical women and the power structures that characterized their lives and our own. This class will be based on resources from the Central Conference of American Rabbis' Task Force on the Experience of Women In the Rabbinate.    
TBC Congregational Meeting, Tuesday, May 22, 2018!

At Temple B'nai Chaim there are two Congregational meetings each year, held in November and May. You are encouraged to attend what promises to be an important and informative meeting; this is your opportunity to provide input to the direction of our synagogue. 

To conduct official synagogue business, we need a quorum of attendees from fifteen percent of our member units. Come, be counted in the quorum, and have your voice be heard. PLEASE COME! Agenda and more information ....
Special Musical Shabbat Service (See more pix!)

Step Up and Get Involved with the TBC Board of Trustees!

From TBC President Cindy Baulsir: The Board of Trustees is the governing body for TBC, involved in strategic and day-to-day decisions regarding the Temple. Several Board positions will be available as of this spring, some requiring a minimal time commitment and some requiring more, but all positions having a great impact on our community. The Board is comprised of congregants who represent our different towns, stages of life, and tenure at TBC.  Positions available are: Trustees at Large, Education Chair, Finance Chair, Governance Chair, Development Chair.

Please contact any member of the nominating committee or the current Board for more details on any of the positions. Nominating Committee members are: Ross Tartell, Dina Gumins, Tina Sommer, David Sklar, Cindy Baulsir.
Volunteers Still Needed for Young Cystic Fibrosis Patients -
Driving and Dinner Meals!

From Jane Alexander: Wi-ACT is in search of volunteers to do the driving from Wilton to Stamford and/or to provide dinners for young Cystic Fibrosis patients from abroad. These patients, typically in their teens but as young as five years old, are treated pro bono for three weeks at Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Dr. Hossein Sadeghi's pulmonology clinic in Stamford. The results of this treatment are truly lifegiving: if these children do not receive this treatment, they will likely die within several years (or even less). If you would like to volunteer, please email Wi-ACT Steering Committee Member Linda Rost at lrost0411@gmail.com.  Thank you, Jane.
Interim Cantor Dana Anesi at TBC !

Join us for Shabbat Services to meet our interim cantor, Dana Anesi. We are delighted to have Cantor Anesi join us. She is currently the Director of Fieldwork at Hebrew Union College in NY and for many years, served as the cantor at a Reform synagogue in Chappaqua, NY. Cantor Anesi will be with us for all of our Spring B'nai Mitzvahs. Here are all of the dates Cantor Anesi will be at TBC: Shabbats: May 25, June 8, June 15.  Saturday mornings: June 9, June 15.
New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two-day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, June 3, from 9 am-5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 6, from 4:30-8:30, and Thursday, June 7, from 4:30-8:30. 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.
Disrupt Aging in your Community- Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm

The Schoke Jewish Family Service, the Stamford JCC, and AARP Connecticut are partnering to present a 90-minute program entitled, Disrupt Aging in your Community, which is designed to bridge the gap between generations. An interactive session focuses on aging from an intergenerational perspective, offering thought-provoking discussion and activities. To reserve a spot, please sign up at  https://aarp.cvent.com/d/ctqhbf/ or call 1-877-926-8300. If you have any questions about the program, contact Isrella Knopf, Director of Senior Services, atisrellak@ctjfs.org  or (203) 921-4161. 
Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbuy-Putnam 

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Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!
Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special events, inscribing th e event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'nai Chaim for years to come.

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact treeoflife@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions. 

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Preneg, Oneg or 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, 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!
Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat 
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Location TBD
Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, June 25 at 9:30 am
Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm
Pride Torah Study
Saturday, June 30 at 9:30 am 
Yahrzeits, May 18 -24, 2018

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

Julius Alexander
grandfather of Moses Alexander
Francine Marsha Singer
mother of Jay Singer
Alvin Steiner
cousin of Ken Sobel
Sarah Kulawitz
grandmother of Harvey Kulawitz

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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Contact Us

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
Interim Director of Education: Karin Beitel