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Phone: 203 544-8695
Fax: 203 544-9706

Rabbi Rachel Bearman
Religious School Director

TBC Office
Kim O'Rielly

Facility Use or Rental
Kim O'Rielly
Cindy Baulsir

Sisterhood President
Margaret Mazer Ogdon

News Item Submission:  
Items for Religious School News should be submitted to edadmin@templebnaichaim.org by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Friday.
Items for Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org
by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Wednesday.

Religious School Schedule:   

Classes are in Session: 
Sunday October 23
***9:30 - 11:00

If parents are unable to attend the Community Simchat Torah Service 
School Dismissal is at 11:00
Hebrew school Wednesday 
October 26 
and Thursday October 27
4:20 - 6:00 
Parking Lot Duty:
Darst, Feldman Wilkes, Bregman-Burba
Sunday October 23 
10:30 - 12:00
Join us for a snack in the Sukkah followed by a
 Community Simchat Torah Service! 

9:30-10:30 Religious School Classes
10:30-11:00 snack in the Sukkah  (for students and parents)
11-12:00 Community Simchat Torah Service for 
(TBC members, parent, children & friends)
Please Note: If parents are unable to attend the Community Simchat Torah Service School Dismissal is at 11:00

Come "rejoice with the Torah"
We will be unrolling the Torah in its entirety
 and celebrating the end and the beginning 
of the annual Torah reading cycle.
TONIGHT Family Sukkot Service!

Preneg 6pm (Service 6:30pm)
You're invited to a kid-friendly
pre-neg  with pizza and veggies followed by the family service and Oneg!

(If you would like to sponsor a Shabbat oneg, pre-neg or flowers, please see the instructions and form here!)
Stop Hunger Now - October 22
On Saturday, October 22, TBC will be participating as a congregation in the 6th annual Stop Hunger Now packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 164,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers.
You may also send a check to TBC and note that it is for Stop Hunger Now.
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals which will be sent to hungry children in developing countries.   This year each meal costs $0.29, so $1.45 buys 5 meals, $15 buys 52 meals and $100 buys 345 meals.
 Don't forget that children 5 and older can help (our 5-year-olds last year had a fantastic time and really contributed!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Weber at mdweb27@me.com.  If you would like to support this event, 


Cantor Sobel Presents
Sunday, October 30th at 10:30am

Hearing the Shema 

An Introduction to and Exploration of the Shema as the
Opening to 1,000 Prayers
This class will engage with the text of the Shema - just 6 words - with the intention of deepening, enriching, and expanding our connection with this central Jewish prayer.
No prior knowledge of Hebrew or level of experience with Jewish prayers is required.
Meet fellow congregants as we experience and explore the many faces of this powerful prayer which is the first prayer we teach to our youngest students and the most frequently repeated prayer in our TBC services.
Save the Date
Join us for a Special appearance by Marjorie Ingall as she discusses her new book:
Mamaleh Knows Best
What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative,
Empathetic, Independent Children
When: Sunday, November 6th
Time: 10:30am
Where: Temple B'nai Chaim
All are welcome!
Books will be available for purchase at a discount.

About the Author
Marjorie writes about Life & Religion for Tablet Magazine. The former "East Village Mamele" columnist for the Forward, she's also been a contributing writer at Self, a contributing editor at Glamour, and senior writer at Sassy. She has written for The New York Times , the San Francisco Chronicle, New York, Ms. and other publications. She's the author of The Field Guide to North American Males and the co-author of Hungry.

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URJ Crane Lake Camp Presentation
Sunday November 13th @ 11:00am

Please join us at TBC for   the

Crane Lake & Eisner 
Camps Presentation

Meet the Camps' Assistant Director Brett Hausler 

 Watch a Video

 Hear from current families


click here for more details


Save the Date!
7th Grade Family Family Hike/Havdalah Dinner in the Woods! 
Saturday October 29 
3:45 - 7:00
Sturges Park, Ridgefield, CT 


Religious School Book Fair!
The Religious School Book Fair will be taking place on Wednesday 11/6,
Thursday 11/7 , and Sunday 11/20
Selections for kids and adults; from mysteries to cook books!
Come in and browse while your children are in class! 
  • Children will visit Book Fair during class time with their teachers 
  • WISH LISTS" available to share with parents 
  • Students can bring money to purchase books 
  • Parents can stop by during class times or at the end of school session to check their child's "WISH LIST"
Sisterhood Judaica Gift Sale

Interested in the best Judaica items at great prices?

 Come to the Sisterhood Judaica Gift Sale during the Religious School Book Fair and find the perfect family heirloom or gift you have been searching for! 

Selections include jewelry, mezzuzot, seder plates, dreidels, menorahs, B'nai Mitzvah gifts and more!

NFTY Convention 2017 Chicago.  See details!
(Teens 9-12 grades)

Semester in Israel Program. See details! (Teens 9-12 grades)

Travel to Israel this Winter - Birthright Israel. See details! (Young adults 18-26)

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