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September 20, 2017
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Religious School Schedule:   
 
Classes are in Session: 

Hebrew School is NOT in session this week; 
Wednesday, September 20
Thursday, September 21
 
Classes resume Sunday September 24
 
Sunday school, September 24
9:30-11:30 
 
Parking Lot Duty:
Nicholas-Silverstein, Rabinowitz/Berger, Raspler
 
 
Wishing all of our TBC Families a Happy and Sweet New Year!
 Shanah Tovah!
 
Michael Heft Food Drive and Miriam Messe Diaper Collection!
 
 It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry, Wilton Food Pantry, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western CT.  Lists are online and will be passed out during Rosh Hashanah services.
Items will be collected during Yom Kippur services. Please be as generous as you are able.  Items Needed Flyer
 
   
Sorters and Drivers needed! Contact Jane Alexander if your children or you can help sort or if you are able to deliver to any of the locations.

Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat Family Service with Preneg, Friday, October 6
   

 

 
J oin 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 Date for Stop Hunger Now
 
On Saturday, October 21, TBC will be participating in the 7th annual Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) packaging event in Wilton. Last year we packaged over 167,000 meals that were sent to Haiti. TBC was well represented by about 90 volunteers. 
  
Our goal is to package over 160,000 meals this year and raise $3,500 as a Congregation that will fund 12,000 meals which will be sent to hungry children in developing countries. If you would like to support this event, send a check to TBC and note that it is for Rise Against Hunger or contribute online. This year each meal costs $0.29!
  
The sign-up will be later in September and further details will be provided soon. 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
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!

Share Your Simcha - Sponsor a Shabbat, Oneg, Preneg or the 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!
               
High Holy Days 2017 / 5778
September 20 to 30 

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22 at 7:30pm 
  

Sisterhood Break-fast
Saturday, September 30 at 6:45pm ( RSVP by September 22)
  
Move Bimah after the High Holy Days
Sunday, October 1 at 10:00am (RSVP to Russ Robins
  
Sukkah Setup
Sunday, October 1 at 10:00am (RSVP to Jeff Spector)  
  
David Broza presents "East Jerusalem West Jerusalem"
Presented by Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Sunday, October 1 at 4:00pm at the Quick Center for Arts, Fairfield
  

Shabbat and Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 13 at 7:00pm
The Schwartz-List Family is sponsoring the oneg in honor of Luke and Zachary Schwartz's Bar Mitzvah. Sponsor a Shabbat 
  
Sukkah Take Down
Sunday, October 15 at 10:00am ( RSVP to Jeff Spector)
  
Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packing Event
Saturday, October 21 at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton
Donate Now / Volunteer sign-up will start later in September
  
Daily Bread - An Ecumenical Food Pantry
Monday, October 23 at 9:30am
  
Sisterhood Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm 

Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
Presented by the Stamford JCC at Various Locations
October 28 to November 5 and November 12
    
Friends of the IDF Annual Dinner Paying Tribute to Israel's Soldiers
Sunday, October 29 at 5:30pm at the Stamford Marriot Hotel

With Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus
Friday to Sunday, November 3 to 5
The Scruton Family is sponsoring the Friday night Shabbat oneg in honor of Judson and Michele's 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Sponsor a Shabbat 
  
6th Annual Saul Cohen - Schoke JFS Lecture
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm at the Ferguson Library, Stamford
  
Super Hero Shabbat Family Service with Preneg
Friday, November 10 at 6:00pm (service 6:30pm) Preneg RSVP / Sponsor a Shabbat  

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

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

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

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

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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