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February 16, 2018
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Religious School Schedule
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL - February 18
Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22
4:20 pm - 6:00 pm 

SUNDAY SCHOOL - February 25
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Parking lot duty: Herve/Borden, Jacobowitz and Katz
11:45 am to 1:00 pm   
Sunday, February 25
11:00 to11:30 am
Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
Camp Road Show
An extraordinary Jewish summer camp experience can enrich your child's life forever. Parents, please join us for this brief introduction to our movement's Northeast camps whether or not you're considering summer camp for your child this year.

Sunday, March 4, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Purim Schpiel and Celebrations 

Spend Purim With the Queens of Shushan!
Shabbat Service, Megillah Reading and Purim Celebration
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 pm

Join us for an abbreviated Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm and then stay for our Megillah reading which will include the music of amazing "Girl Groups" throughout the ages! 
PS: Vashti would like to point out that these groups are clearly made up of women... not girls... Mark your calendars now!
Order Shalach Manot for Purim Now!
Two of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah. In the Book of Esther, 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!  More information ... .  Click Here to Order!  
The order deadline is Saturday, February 24!  Thank you for your support of TBC!

7th graders leading the Kiddush at Shabbat Services on February 9
Jonathan made and delivered sandwich bags for the Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Hebrew School Snacks
We need your help making sure that our temple is a safe environment for all of our students.  When you are packing a snack for your child to eat before Hebrew School, please make sure that you don't send anything that either contains tree nuts or peanuts or was processed in a facility that might contain those foods. Thank you in advance!
Recipe Book Request from Our Israeli Emissary

Hi everyone, I'm Bar Dgani and I'm doing a gap year as a young emissary in Fairfield County.
I created a project to connect two amazing communities that became home for me. My scouts Tribe Bazak and my home here in Westport.  I want to share a recipe book because I believe food is one of things that symbolizes home!  would like you to send me recipes that remind you of HOME. It can be a simple Schnitzel or even a crazy chocolate dessert!  You can send it by text:  203 858- 8294 o r by email ( BarDgani1@gmail.com).
In addition, I want you to write very briefly why this recipe symbolizes home for you.
For example: Hi I'm Yuval. I'm a leader of 5 grades in Bazak Tribe. I chose this chocolate balls recipe because every Friday night my mom makes it for dessert and we eat them together.
Rabbi Bearman's Favorite Jewish Music!
Rabbi Bearman has started a playlist on Spotify with some of her favorite Jewish music (including Josh Nelson Project, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, and others).  Give it a listen! She'd love to hear about Jewish artists and songs that you love!
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!

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, February 26 at 9:30 am

Come celebrate Purim with the Queens of Shushan!
Friday, March 2 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat

Passover Community Seder
Saturday, March 31, Time TBD

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

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, May 4 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat
Susan and Paul Sia are sponsoring the Oneg in honor of Joe Sia's Bar Mitzvah

Deli and Movie Night
Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Tuesday, May 15, Time and Location TBD

Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:45 pm

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm

Disney Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, June 1 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Thursday, June 14, Time and Location TBD

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Monday, June 25 at 9:30 am

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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: Kim O'Rielly
Interim Director of Education:  Karin Beitel