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February 9, 2018
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Religious School Schedule
SUNDAY SCHOOL - February 11
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Parking lot duty: Ginsburg and Goldberg
11:45 am to 1:00 pm   
NO HEBREW SCHOOL - February 14 and 15
Classes resume on Wednesday, February 21

Sunday, February 25
11:00-11:30 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
Purim Schpiel and Celebrations 

Consecration Celebration

00:00 Welcome
00:42 Shabbat Candles
02:45 Hinei Mah Tov
05:40 Roll into dark
07:45 Shema
10:25 V'ahavta L'reiacha
12:45 Mi Chamochah
19:50 Mi Shebeirach
20:58 Certificates and Tiny Torah
25:25 Consecration / Shehechyanu
28:10 Showing the Torah
29:22 Aleinu
36:48 Not by Might
39:40 Kiddish
41:18 Motzi
Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am (During Religious School)

The primary goal of our first session was to break the ice, enable members to get to know each other and each other's businesses. Mike Bonheim succeeded. Come join us for session two.

Our  second session will be led by John Prins ( Sunday, February 11 at 9:30).

A family's values, passed down through the generations, afford family members the confidence to be able to say, "And that's what it means to be a Goldberg!" Or, a "Nicholson would never do that!" They make us who we are. 

John's interactive presentation will demonstrate the how and why those values are so key to developing an organization's shared values. He will facilitate a discussion of a) what comes next, b) the return on the investment of time and energy, and (c) how a values-based planning experience paves the way to meaningful strategic planning and contributes to a rich, healthy and productive company culture.

The Men's Club business networking group is open to both men and women. Coffee and ... will be served throughout these sessions.
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!
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!
Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am

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

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

Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 pm 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

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