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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
Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President

Youth Group President
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:
Sunday, January 10: 9:30 - 11:30

Parking lot duty: 
Averick, Arnowitz, Radel/Nevas
Dismissal for Kindergarten- 3rd grade:
Parents are required to park their cars and come inside to pick up students.
Hebrew School in Session:
Wednesday, January 13  and Thursday January 14, 
4:20 - 6:00

Religious School Book Fair

Diane Brown dbrown6789@aol.com 
or Jennifer Haynos edadmin@templebnaichaim.org

Save the Date!
Family Service 
Friday, February 5th
We will start with a kid-friendly pre-neg
Pizza and veggies at 6 p.m.,
 Followed by the Family service at 6:30 p.m.


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tax deductible contribution to the TBC 


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 education of our children. 

The Perils of Over-Parenting

An Interview with Dr. Wendy Mogel

When I was 12, I drove my 8-year-old sister to our Los Angeles elementary school on my bike. As parents, my wife and I allowed our sons, ages 7 and 3, to play outside with other kids who lived on our block in the town of Port Washington, N.Y.
In those days, neighbors kept an eye on the kids; these days, they call the cops at the sight of an unguarded child.
A concurrent trend is the increasing busyness of children, keeping them occupied with tasks and activities meant to give them an advantage in the race to get into a good college.
How things have changed!
I asked Dr. Wendy Mogel, a clinical psychologist and author of  The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and  The Blessing of a B Minus, to explain what's behind this shift in parenting strategies.
Getting Your Teen Involved in Jewish Life: The NFTY Experience

Over the course of the weekend, get-to-know you games turned strangers into friends. Technology-obsessed teens who initially ached for their smartphones during Shabbat services found themselves experiencing prayer with new and undistracted perspective, engaging in innovative, peer-led worship. Discussions were Jewishly focused, centered around which Jewish values most impact the teens' day-to-day lives, what it's like to be the only Jewish kid in a big group of friends, and how to address global sociopolitical issues - including hunger, global illness, and civil rights - from a Jewish perspective. They took a break from talking in order to put their hands to work in a social action project that directly impacted the local community, laughing and enjoying one another's company the whole time. By the time the weekend ended, strangers had become friends who had ultimately become a community.
Scenes like this one are a reality across the U.S. and Canada thanks to  NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement. For more than  75 years, Reform Jewish teens from across North America have come together to make new friends, learn about Judaism and the world around them, and live out their Jewish values. While the promise of fun may be the first motivator to join, the long-term effects of the youth group experience drive NFTY's teens to stay involved in Jewish communal life long after high school has ended.
Not sure if NFTY is right for your teen? Read more and then decide.

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