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December 29, 2017
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Religious School Schedule
Religious School is on winter break from
Wednesday, December 20 to Monday, January 1
Classes resume on Wednesday, January 3
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, January 5 at 6:00 pm
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."
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on 2/2/18 (Consecration), 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18 (Disney Shabbat).
Shabbat Service with Shir Appeal, A Jewish A Cappella Group
Friday, January 12 at 7:30 pm
We're excited that at 7:30 pm on January 12th we will be welcoming back the wonderful Shir Appeal, an award-winning Jewish a cappella group from Tufts University!

Shir Appeal will fill our Shabbat service with music and ruach (spirit)!  We hope that you will join us!

Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, January 21 at 9:30 am (During Religious School)
The primary goal of the first session of our new Business Networking Group (Sunday, January 21 at 9:30 am) will be to break the ice, enable members to get to know each other and each other's businesses, and establish expectations for the group going forward.

We'll start with a series of short activities led by Mike Bonheim designed to help members identify their needs, and from those needs define their goals and objectives for the networking series.

We will then have a period of "structured engagement," a strategically designed group activity that will facilitate directed networking and interaction."

Save the date for our next session led by John Prins on Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am ( More Information).

Our third and every session after will be formatted with your ideas.  As a community, we have always supported each other personally, here's our chance to do the same professionally!  The structure of this session will include 3 minute presentations from select congregants introducing their businesses, and identifying a need or challenge they would like to present to the group. Each presentation will be followed by brief discussions around the topics raised in the presentation, and ways anyone could help.

After the formal presentations and discussions, we will have time for an open networking meet and greet, where everyone will have the chance to see what knowledge or connections may exist in the congregation and how we can support each other professionally.

Join us to make connections with other members, profit from their experience, guidance, and knowledge, and perhaps forge partnerships - all with the ultimate goal of helping everyone grow their business. Please contact Mike Bonheim at for more info or if you would like to present at this first gathering. 

This Men's Club business networking group is open to both men and women. Coffee and ... will be served throughout these sessions.
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!
Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, January 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)  Preneg RSVP /  Sponsor a Shabbat 

Marshall - A Community-Wide screening with Special Guest Michael Koskoff
Tuesday, January 9 at 6:45 pm at Bennett Hall, Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport

Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, January 21 at 9:30 am

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30 pm

Sisterhood Tu B'Shvat Seder
Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at Sharon Sobel's home

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, February 2 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat   

Men's Club Business Networking Group
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am

Sisterhood Retreat and Women's Wellness Weekend
Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at Camp Jewell, Times TBD

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

B'nai Cabaret and Adult Purim Party
Saturday, March 3, Time TBD

Passover Community Seder
Sunday, April 1, 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

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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
Religious School Director: Jennifer Haynos