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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:
Religious School is in session  Sunday February 7th 

Parking Lot Duty:
Slater, Stark, Rabinowitz

Hebrew School is in session
Wednesday February 10th and Thursday February 11th

Family Service TONIGHT!
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.
We hope to see you there! Safe Driving!

Religious School Tu B'Shevat Celebration
Sunday January 31
Here's how we celebrated Tu B'Shevat!


Coming of Age, Whether They Like It or Not
MEGAN RUBINER ZINN   ReformJudiasm.org

Shortly before my son's bar mitzvah last fall, I purchased some Arnold Palmer lemonade/iced tea in what we call "the Man Jug." It was part of a ritual created by my older son, Charlie, when he came home from his bar mitzvah service, chug-a-lugged the tea straight from the bottle, and proclaimed, "I'm a man, I can drink from the Man Jug." His little brother, Theo, wasn't going to miss this opportunity for himself.
As I went through the long process of preparing for my second child's bar mitzvah, I regularly wondered why we were doing this. Why did we choose to take on the work, the stress, and the cost? Parenting a 'tween, let alone a 'tween and his older brother, is work enough. Why add a significant responsibility when we didn't have to? Why force my son to do something he'd be very happy to skip?
My kids started Hebrew school in kindergarten, going once, and then later, twice a week. They almost always complained. Even though their Jewish education was more fun and less daunting than mine, they still complained. It's not hard to understand. What kid wants to stop what he's doing on Sunday afternoon to go to two hours of school?
With Theo, the bar mitzvah was a hard sell, and he was quite vocal in his opposition. We didn't back down - my instincts told me that it was important that he go through this process - but I was often tempted. As much as he kvetched, he knew he wasn't getting out of it.

The Baleboostah's Guide to Hosting a SuperBowlParty

Cancellations for Religious School:
  In the event of the possible closing of school due to inclement weather or any other emergency, a cancellation email will be sent and the information will be posted on ctweather.com


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