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July 18, 2018
(Dates and times are also on the TBC website calendar.)
  • Friday, July 20, 6:30 pm: Mystical Shabbat for Tisha B'av
  • Saturday, July 21: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Tisha B'av Torah Study and Brunch
Tisha B'Av Mystical Shabbat Service and Torah Study
Friday, July 20: Mystical Shabbat Service for Tisha B'Av will take place on Friday, July 20, at
6:30 pm. Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of this sacred day and explore new ways of celebrating Shabbat.
Saturday, July 21: Tisha B'Av Torah Study & Brunch.  Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of Tisha B'Av, the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as other events in Jewish history. Learn about this day of mourning, often called the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Torah Study will begin at 10:30 am. We will be serving brunch to sustain those of us who will be fasting after sundown.
New JSS Low Vision Center Event, July 24 

Exciting news from Jewish Senior Services! Lions International has partnered with Jewish Senior Services to open a new Lions Low Vision Center at the Outpatient Therapy Center of Jewish Senior Services at 4200 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.  Please join us for the Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Refreshments and Lite Bites will be available.  RSVP to  Klasewicz@jseniors.org  or 203-396-1101.
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, August 3
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."

Buy Grocery Cards - Help Support TBC!

Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's, and Stew Leonard's have agreed to sell the Temple gift cards at a discount of 5-10%. Our congregants purchase the gift cards (they look just like credit cards) from the Temple at face value and use them as cash when shopping at the participating supermarkets. They may be purchased in increments of $100. Please email certificates@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions and to purchase the cards.
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!

Tisha B'Av Study Brunch
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, July 30 at 9:30 am

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, August 3 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, August 27 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, August 29 at 2:30 pm

More Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!                  
Yahrzeits, July 20 - 26, 2018

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

Tullia Kidde Friday 7/20/2018 friend of Susan Winters
Peter Meehan Friday 7/20/2018 father of Chris Meehan
Jonathon Michael Bennett
father of Jennifer Meehan
George Kren Saturday 7/21/2018 friend of Rebecca and Daniel Darst
Charlotte T. Alexandar Monday 7/23/2018 mother of Moses Alexander
Terrence Levy
father of Debra Case
Joan Scheiner
mother of Dana Arnowitz

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
Director of Lifelong Learning: Karin Beitel