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October 4, 2017
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(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Thursday, October 5 - October 10: Sukkot
  • Thursday, October 5, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Friday, October 6, 6:00 pm: Family Preneg 
  • Friday, October 6, 6:30 pm: Sukkot Family Service
  • Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am: Torah Study
  • Wednesday, October 11, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
  • Thursday, October 12: Simchat Torah
  • Thursday, October 12, 4:20 pm: Hebrew School
Thank you to the TBC Sukkah Raisers, Bimah Movers, and Book Collectors!
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Rosh Hashanah -- Yom Kippur
High Holy Days Sermons and Messages
Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat Family Service
with Preneg, Friday, October 6 

Join us for another fun-filled 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. You will also be able to make your own edible, miniature graham-cracker sukkah! If you will be attending the preneg, make sure to RSVP

Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on 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.  
Men's Club Sukkah Takedown: Help Needed!
The Men's Club will be taking down our new sukkah on Sunday, October 15 (10:00 am). We need your assistance in getting this job done. This is always a fun event with much camaraderie. If you have a stepladder, please bring it along. Please RSVP to Jeff Spector at jms884@gmail.com
Shabbat Sponsors!
Many thanks to TBC Shabbat sponsors:
  • The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah on Friday, October 13.
  • The Scruton Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, November 3.
Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the Flowers!  Click here.
Welcome to Our New TBC Member!

Jean Zamore, of Redding

Please extend a warm welcome!
Volunteer Sign-up and Donate for Stop Hunger Now
On Saturday, October 21, TBC will be participating in the 7th annual Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 167,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers. 
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3,500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals to be sent to hungry children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, send a check to TBC and note that it is for Rise Against Hunger or contribute when you sign up to volunteer. This year each meal costs $0.29!
Don't forget that children 5 and older can help (our 5-year-olds last year had a fantastic time and really contributed!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Weber
Save the Date for Our Scholars in Residence Weekend:
Visions of Renewal, November 3-5

Join members of the community in a set of weekend events led by visiting scholars-in-residence Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus. We will explore Jewish tradition and modernity, music and poetry, silence and dance, the beautiful and yearning poetry of Havdalah, why angels matter in Jewish culture and liturgy, how to multitask with spirituality, the mystical meanings of mitzvot, and 'renewal' tools to enrich your worship and re-envision Judaism in new and exciting ways.  More information here!
RSVP for Annual Sisterhood Dinner !
Please join the women of Temple B'nai Chaim f or our Annual Sisterhood Membership Dinner on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm.  RSVP at http://bit.ly/tbcsmdinner.

Help us celebrate the new year and learn about all of our upcoming special events!
  • Meet our Board and Committee Chairs
  • Enjoy a delicious catered dinner with wine and desserts
  • Bid on our amazing raffle items
  • Wrap yourself in our beautiful table prizes
  • Receive or renew your aubscription to Lilith - free with the purchase of 5 Lord and Taylor Charity Tickets
  • Meet and greet new and old friends
No charge for Sisterhood members or new TBC members; all others $18. Not yet a Sisterhood member? Join when you RSVP.   

To donate items for raffle, please contact Gladys O'Neil at: 
gon51junk@aol.com . 
We Are Excited to Announce Our New "Chai Mitzvah" Program  

Our tradition tells us that an integrated Jewish life involves head, heart and hand - study, spirituality and social action.  Explore all of these on your terms, with your personal interests, through a new initiative called  Chai Mitzvah .

You will participate in a learning group that meets every other month with a specially-designed curriculum that focuses on real life, relevant issues.  You will also choose an individual study topic that is personally interesting to you, adopt a new ritual or deepen an existing practice, and engage in a social action activity.  Then, at the end of this two-year program, you can celebrate your journey!
To become a Chai Mitzvah, or for more information about TBC's new Chai Mitzvah program, contact Judson or Michele Scruton at adulted@templebnaichaim.org  or Sisterhood at sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org
Please visit the website for more information:  www.chaimitzvah.org
Schoke Jewish Family Service Programs and Activities!
Fall Programs and activities include: the annual lecture: "Secrets to Stronger Family Relationships," Winterwear Drive, Financial Fitness, Shredding Day, College Ahead, Support Groups.  More information!
Jewish Senior Services - Career Opportunities!

There Are Always Employment Opportunities at Jewish Senior Services! New job listings are posted weekly .
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
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today!

Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, 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!
Shabbat and Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah. Sponsor a Shabbat 
Sukkah Lowering
Sunday, October 15 at 10:00 am ( RSVP to Jeff Spector)
Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21 at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Monday, October 23 at 9:30 am 
Sisterhood Membership Dinner ( RSVP)
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm 
Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
Presented by the Stamford JCC at Various Locations
October 28 to November 5 and November 12
Friends of the IDF Annual Dinner Paying Tribute to Israel's Soldiers
Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 pm at the Stamford Marriot Hotel
Visions of Renewal: A Scholars-In-Residence Weekend to Expand Your Insight Into And Excitement About Judaism with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus
Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5
The Scruton Family is sponsoring the Friday night Shabbat oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Sponsor a Shabbat 
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at the Ferguson Library, Stamford
Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

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

Sisterhood Judaica Sale (with Religious School Book Fair)
Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30 pm   
Yahrzeits, October 6 -12, 2017
(See also the  Monthly Yahrzeit List on the TBC Website.)

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

Lillian Farber Friday 10/6/2017 mother of Mitchell Farber
Estelle Marion Fried Friday 10/6/2017 mother of Bonnie Heft
Anne Liese Weil Friday 10/6/2017 grandmother of Babette Bloch
Anne Aronow Saturday 10/7/2017 aunt of Meryll Wolfman
Amy Ginson Sunday 10/8/2017 mother of Louise Shames
Joseph Ansite Monday 10/9/2017 father of Mary Schrag
Harry B. Hyams Monday 10/9/2017 father of Sheila Wakoff
Morris B. Berenbaum Wednesday 10/11/2017 father of Diane Berenbaum
Lynn Levi Wednesday 10/11/2017 mother of David Levi

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
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