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November 10, 2017
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Religious School Schedule   
 
Sunday School in session
November 12


Parking Lot Duty:
Blumenfeld, Sommer 

Hebrew School is in Session: 
Wednesday November 15 and Thursday November 16
4:20 - 6:00

 
TONIGHT - Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00 pm (Service 6:30 pm)    
  
With great power, comes great responsibility!  And, in this case, your responsibility is to bring all of your superpowers to TBC for a very special family Shabbat!  On November 10th, we will ASSEMBLE and celebrate Shabbat like the superheroes that we are! 
 
Join us at 6:30 pm (Pre-Neg at 6:00pm) for our very first SUPERHERO SHABBAT where we will experience the prayers of Shabbat through the eyes of our favorite superheroes! 
  
PS: Don't forget to protect your secret identity by COMING IN COSTUME!
 
 
If you will be attending the Pre-Neg (pizza & veggies), please RSVP.

Read Rabbi Bearman's blog " Being a Kid at Temple"
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on: 12/1/17 (Consecration), 1/5/18, 2/2/18 (Disney Shabbat), 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18

Book Fair and Judaica Sale

Book Fair
Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 and 16 from 4:20 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 19 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sisterhood Judaica Sale
Sunday, November 19 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

 
The Book Fair is Back! Sisterhood selling Judaica too!
  
Want an easy way to get Hanukkah and other holiday gifts for your family and friends (or yourself!) which also helps support the religious school?
  
Come check out the Jewish Book Fair/Sisterhood Judaica sale in the old sanctuary.
  
There will be a wonderful selection of adult and children's books, including cookbooks, coloring books, best sellers, etc., etc., etc!!! Credit cards, cash or checks accepted! Judaica gifts include: jewelry, menorahs, mezuzahs, and so much more!

Rabbi Berman met with the Kindergarden and First Grade Class to talk about the symbolism of the tallis 
Visions of Renewal: A Scholars-In-Residence Weekend 

Consecration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm)
 
 
Join us for Consecration and a Shabbat family service starting at 6:00 pm with a kid-friendly Preneg (pizza & veggies). At 6:30, Shabbat worship and Consecration followed by an Oneg with a certified nut-free option at the dessert table.
 
If you will be attending the Pre-Neg (pizza & veggies), please RSVP.

Read Rabbi Bearman's blog " Being a Kid at Temple"
Save the dates for the Shabbat Family Service and Preneg on: 
1/5/18, 2/2/18 (Disney Shabbat), 4/6/18, 5/4/18 and 6/1/18
 
Prior Years Consecration Photos



Fiddler on the Roof All-Star Community Staged Reading

Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm 
The Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, Upper Fairfield County Rabbis, Cantors, Community Leaders, and more present a script-in-hand reading of the classic Broadway musical, singing all of Fiddler's most popular songs accompanied by a volunteer community orchestra and choral ensemble.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Federation's work to impact our extended Jewish family in the former Soviet Union.

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!
               
Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

Book Fair
Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 and 16 at 4:20 pm
Sunday, November 19 at 9:30 am

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 16 at 7:45 pm 

Sisterhood Judaica Sale (with Book Fair)
Sunday, November 19 at 9:30 am

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Monday, November 20 at 7:00 pm at Long Ridge United Methodist Church, Danbury

Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Danbury Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30 pm

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

Presented by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm at Congregation Rodef Sholom, Bridgeport
Rabbi Bearman is the Rabbi!

Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention
Wednesday, December 6 to Sunday, December 10 in Boston

Sisterhood Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 17 at 4:30 pm

Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Friday, December 29 at 9:30 am  

Overflow Homeless Shelter
December 25 to 31, 9:00 pm to 7:00 am at the First Congregational Church, Danbury

Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, January 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat

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

Disney Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, February 5 at 6:00 pm (service 6:30 pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat


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Temple B'nai Chaim
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82 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829
Phone: 203 544-8695
Cantor: Jon Sobel
President: Cindy Baulsir
Office Manager: Kim O'Rielly
Religious School Director: Jennifer Haynos
Facility Use/Rental: Kim O'Rielly