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Phone: 203 544-8695
Fax: 203 544-9706

Rabbi Rachel Bearman
Religious School Director

TBC Office
Kim O'Rielly

Facility Use or Rental
Kim O'Rielly
Cindy Baulsir

Sisterhood President
Margaret Mazer Ogdon

News Item Submission:  
Items for Religious School News should be submitted to edadmin@templebnaichaim.org by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Friday.
Items for Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org
by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Wednesday.

Religious School Schedule:   

Meet our Israeli Emissaries Meshy and Guy. They will be joining us at Family Services!

Religious School will Not be in session 
Sunday October 2nd - Thursday 
October 13th
Classes resume on Sunday October 16
Wishing all of our TBC Families 
a Happy and Sweet New Year!
 Shanah Tovah!

Shabbat Family Service
Preparing for the High Holidays
Preneg 6pm (Service 6:30pm)
Did you know that the Torahs have special outfits that they only wear during the High Holy Days?
Help get the Torahs dressed and ready for 
Rosh Hashanah!
We will start with a kid-friendly pre-neg
pizza and veggies at 6 p.m.,
 followed by the service at 6:30 p.m.

At 7:15 pm Birthday Celebration and Oneg!

Spread the word and see you there!   
If you would like to sponsor a Shabbat oneg, pre-neg or flowers, please see the instructions and form   here! 
We had a busy day in Sunday school....
We spent time with the Rabbi....

We learned about mitzvot and customs of Rosh Hashanah and 
Yom Kippur 

Between the High Holy Days we take time to think about what we have done in the past year and decide how we can be better people in the year to come.

We made origami shofars and played Shofar Red Light Green Light!


We made High Holy Day cards for our families and for the residents at the Jewish Family Services 

We learned about Teshuva and the steps for making Teshuva and had a Tashlich service outside!

AND we all enjoyed some Israeli Dancing!

Temple B'nai Chaim's 5th Grade Retreat!  

5th graders and their parents had a great time together as they begin their B'nai Mitzvah journey. 

TBC High Holy Days Central!

Everything you need to know about the High Holy
Days at TBC is posted to   our website here.
 Especially helpful are the HHD Newsletter and the
High Holy Days Tickets Have Been Mailed! -- HHD tickets were mailed last week to families who have returned their membership packages.
 If you haven't received your tickets yet, or if you have any questions, please call Kim O'Rielly in the TBC Office at (203) 544-8695. 
If you would like to purchase tickets for relatives or guests, please click here.
RSVP for Yom Kippur Break Fast!  --  Sisterhood is once again planning to provide a sumptuous break fast on Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 PM, immediately following Yizkor and Neilah services. All are welcome, make sure to RSVP right away! 
High Holy Day Giving! -- The Temple incurs many additional expenses to create a warm and welcoming HHD experience. Please consider a contribution to help cover the costs of the Bimah and lobby flowers or to defray the numerous costs associated with the holiday celebrations.

 Use thecontribution form here, and select the fund to indicate whether the donation is for the High Holy Days Appeal, Flowers or to cover other High Holy Day expenses.

Michael Heft Food & 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 will be passed out during Rosh Hashanah services and items will be collected during Yom Kippur services. Please be as generous as you are able. We will need kids to sort through the items & drivers to deliver. Please contact Jane Alexander.

Save the Date for Stop Hunger Now - October 22

Save the date! On Saturday, October 22, TBC will be participating as a congregation in the 6th annual Stop Hunger  Now packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 164,000 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 $3500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals which will be sent to hungry children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, you can send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now, or contribute using our  and select "Stop Hunger Now/Tzedakah Fund."  You may also send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now.  This year each meal costs $0.29, so $1.45 buys 5 meals, $15 buys 52 meals and $100 buys 345 meals.
The sign-up will be later in September and further details will be provided soon. 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 at mdweb27@me.com.  If you would like to support this event, 

NFTY Convention 2017 Chicago.  See details!
(Teens 9-12 grades)

Semester in Israel Program. See details! (Teens 9-12 grades)

Travel to Israel this Winter - Birthright Israel. See details! (Young adults 18-26)

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