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May 18, 2018
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Religious School Schedule 
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Parking lot duty: Serby, Siegel and Smith
This is the last day of religious school. Mazal Tov to students, teachers and parents for a wonderful year of Jewish learning and exploration. 
Registration materials for 2018-19 will be distributed by the end of May. 
Confirmation Shabbat Service
Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm 
Come celebrate with our confirmation classes, their families, and our community! Mazel Tov to our confirmand Tyler Hadar. In addition to Tyler the 8th and 9th grade confirmation classes will participate in the service.
Congregational Meeting - Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm

At Temple B'nai Chaim there are two congregational meetings each year, held in May and November. You are encouraged to attend what promises to be an important and informative meeting; this is your opportunity to provide input to the direction of our synagogue.  
To conduct official synagogue business, we need a quorum of attendees from 15 percent of our member units. Come, be counted in the quorum, and have your voice be heard. PLEASE COME!  More information .... 
Disney Shabbat *Costumes Encouraged*
Friday, June 1 at 6:30 pm (Preneg at 6:00 pm)

Come discover the Circle of Life at #DisneyShabbat on June 1st!
All you need to do is come dressed as your favorite Disney character and celebrate this special Shabbat!
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." 
Hebrew School Snacks
We need your help making sure that our temple is a safe environment for all of our students.  When you pack 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.
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!
Shavuot Shabbat Service
Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat
Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am

Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm

Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm   Sponsor a Shabbat

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

Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Wine and Relax Evening
Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Location TBD

Friday, June 22 at 7:30 pm

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

Pride Shabbat Service
Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm

Pride Torah Study
Saturday, June 30 at 9:30 am

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

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

Move Bema Before the High Holy Days
Sunday, September 2 at 10:00 am

Rosh Hashanah Book Set
Saturday, September 8 at 11:00 am

High Holy Days 2018 / 5779
September 9 to 19, 2018

High Holy Days Book Switch
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am

Michael Heft Food and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection ( Items Needed Flyer)
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 19, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Sisterhood Break-Fast ( RSVP Required)
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:45 pm

Move Bema After the High Holy Days
Sunday, September 23 at 10:00 am

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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
Interim Director of Education:  Karin Beitel