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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
Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President

Youth Group President
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:

Religious School is in session:
Sunday March 13th
9:30 - 11:30

Daylight Savings is this weekend!  

Parking lot Duty:
Taibe/Golan, Pinals, Newfield 

Hebrew School is in session
Wednesday March 16th, Thursday March 17th
4:20 - 6:00

Shabbat Family Service!
With Shir Appeal 


Sunday March 20
9:30 -11:30

Join us for the Religious School Celebration!
This year's Purim
Shpiel will be a lip syncing

contact Jennifer Haynos at edadmin@templebnaichaim.org

The Silver Platter Foundation 

The Silver Platter Foundation is excited to be participating in this year's Purim Carnival! 

In keeping with the theme of giving, we would like to have the children make no-sew, fleece blankets that we will donate to cancer patients. While we will try to keep the cost of supplies to $50, we may need up to $100 in order to have enough blankets to keep all of the students busy enough. Our goal is to make 10 blankets. 

The Silver Platter Foundation provides goods and services to families affected by adult blood cancers with children living at home.

This organization was founded by Ridgefield resident and Temple B'nai Chaim member Rachel Langberg to celebrate the life of her sister Hillary Silver, who bravely lived with multiple myeloma for nine years. She lost her battle in 2015. 

Please vis it SilverPlatterFoundation.org to learn more and to  make a tax-deductible donation.
A Note from our Israeli Emissary
Please Bring in Candy for Israeli Soldiers Shallach Manot bags!
Hi! I'm the Israeli emissary, Shaked Nisani. I come to Temple B'nai Chaim to teach the kids about Israel. 

In Israel, we have a tradition of sending Mishloach Manot (a big bag of treats) to Israeli IDF soldiers. I will have a booth at the Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 20th, and at the booth,the kids will make cards to send to Israeli soldiers. 

We would like each student to bring treats (wrapped American candy) for the Israeli soldiers for the Mishloach Manot bags.  

We will be collecting the candy from Sunday, March 6th through Sunday, March 20th. Thank you!!
TBC Teachers
Jr Chai
Jennifer Meehan
KK & 1st
Bonnie Heft
Gail Espinosa
Michele Bender
Brenda Lang
Rachel Clott
Rayna Avizov
Gail Espinosa
Rayna Avizov
Aaron Krasner
Diane Brown
Adam Gold
Gerry Hecht
Ray Rosenblum
8th & 9th
Cantor Sobel
Rabbi Berman
B'nai Mitzvah Coaches
Bonnie Heft, Diane Brown, Rayna Avizov, Gail Espinosa 
Hildy Parks (bookkeeper), Kim O'Rielly (Office Manager), Jennifer Haynos (Religious School Director). 
Rabbi Rachel Bearman,
Cantor Jon Sobel
Purim is Coming! 
In the book of Esther , two of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah.  In verse 9:22 of the book of Esther it says: "[Mordechai wrote to the Jews] to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor."
At TBC, we combine these 2 mitzvot into our Shalach Manot fundraiser, a fun way to support TBC by sending gifts to friends, as well as TBC clergy, staff, teachers and tutors.  Please join us in celebrating Purim through this annual tradition!
Each Shalach Manot bag will be filled with festive food and other items to create a fun Purim celebration at home.
- Bags for TBC members are $11
- Bags for TBC clergy, staff, teachers and tutors are $9
- Bags for non-TBC members are $15 and must be delivered by you
If a TBC member, clergy, staff, teacher or tutor has been chosen by more than one friend, they will receive one bag with a note listing all the donors.
To order your Shalach Manot, click here. In the form, you will have the opportunity to reciprocate, which means that we will send a bag on your behalf to anyone that sends to you.
Thanks for your support of TBC!

graders helped make a music


Fourth Graders doing a program with the Israeli Emissary 


National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)! 

Don't miss these exciting opportunities to connect with the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)!  Please contact Rabbi Bearman ( RabbiBearman@TempleBnaiChaim.org) if you have any questions about these wonderful programs!


Open to 6th and 7th graders, Junior Youth Kallah is an opportunity to give our youngest members of NFTY a taste of what's to come when they reach high school!
for more information and to register  Click here 

Spring Kallah is a weekend retreat for any Reform Jewish teen in the NY Area. Teens come from all over Long Island, New York City, Westchester and Fairfield to spend the weekend meeting other Jewish teens from throughout the area, engaging in meaningful conversations and actions around social justice, participating in teen-led prayer and spirituality, most importantly, having fun together!  
For more information and to register  Click here   

Cancellations for Religious School:
  In the event of the possible closing of school due to inclement weather or any other emergency, a cancellation email will be sent and the information will be posted on ctweather.com


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