Shabbat Announcements
October 15-16, 2021
THE DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOMS ARE READY FOR TILES
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SERVICE SCHEDULE
KABBALAT SHABBAT
Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. (Note time change)
Candle Lighting 5:54 pm
Led by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman and Cantor Katie Kaplan with Chris Coogan, musical guest

Attend in-person in the sanctuary or on LIVESTREAM www.tbe.org/tbe-live (no password needed)

Click here for the Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Please consider sponsoring our Oneg-to-Go on Friday nights. Contact Steven Lander, Executive Director, at execdir@tbe.org.
SHABBAT MORNING ON ZOOM
Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Parshat Lech Lecha
Led by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman and Cantor Katie Kaplan
Beverly Stein will deliver the D'var Torah

We thank our Torah readers: Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz, Bert Madwed and Susan Schneiderman

ShaBaBimBam at 11:00 a.m. (see below)

Click here for the Shabbat morning service.
Click here for the Torah Reading
Shabbat ends at 6:59 p.m.

Meeting ID: 885 9808 8994
Passcode: 687009
WEEKDAY MINYAN
Sunday - Friday at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom
Click here for a PDF file of the afternoon Mincha service.

Meeting ID: 822 4363 9528
Passcode: 583431
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
TAKE DOWN TBE'S SUKKAH
Sunday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.
We need everyone's help! Give us an hour or two, please.
Coffee and bagels for all. Please let Steve Lander know that you're coming at execdir@tbe.org.
TODAH RABBAH
Thank you to all those who participated in this year's High Holiday Food Drive to benefit Person to Person. Please click here for a special message from Sharon Turshen, Chair.

Thank you to Lisa and Jeff Manheim for sponsoring the Oneg-to-Go this Friday night.
BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET
WE MOURN THE PASSING OF...
Alan Kalter, z'l, husband of Peggy Kalter
Fran Gross, z'l, sister of Norman Suchin
Yong Hye Marx, z'l mother of Debbie Eisenstein
Leonard Tronick, z'l father of Adam Tronick
Karen Stesis, z'l, sister of Roz Perlson

May the mourners be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Those who wish to honor the memory of our departed with a donation to TBE, please click here.
PROGRAMS
SHABABIMBAM
Shabbat, October 16 at 11:00 a.m.
For children 5 years and younger (older siblings welcome)
Click here for details.
NEW! BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICE HOURS
Sunday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Our Board members will be available every Sunday when Religious School is in session. Feel free to stop by and say hello, share a thought or just kibbitz! TBE Board members look forward to greeting you in the downstairs lobby.
VISIT WITH HAZZAN SIDNEY G. RABINOWITZ
Monday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hazzan Emeritus Sidney Rabinowitz is coming to TBE. We invite you to stop by to visit with him in the library. He would love to catch up with all of you.
MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM HOSTED BY UJF JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND CO-SPONSORED BY TBE
Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in-person at the JCC Stamford or on Zoom
Candidates: Caroline Simmons and Bobby Valentine
Click here to see the flier and to register.
For information contact Sharon Lewis at slewis@ujf.org or 203-321-1373, ext. 104.
TBE'S FIRST OKTOBERFEST
Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
BEER - BURGERS - PRETZELS around the firepit with your friends.
Please click here for details.
ANNUAL SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH IS ON!
Sunday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. at TBE
Our very own TBE Sisterhood member Caroline Temlock Teichman will be our guest speaker. We are looking forward to finally seeing everyone in person.
Click here for details.
NEW FOR THE NEW YEAR! FAMILY MITZVAH PROJECTS
TBE is proud to introduce Family Mitzvah Projects for individuals, couples or families! Is there a local organization or cause that holds a special place in your heart? Would you like to get involved in a community Mitzvah that you can share with other TBE members? To learn how to get involved, contact Julie Rosenberg at julierosenbergslp@gmail.com or Jami Fener at engagement@tbe.org.
TBE IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE - HELPING AFGHAN REFUGEES
Thursday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Click here for details.
SISTERHOOD AND TZEDEK COMMITTEE BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom
"The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Led by TBE Sisterhood member Dora Salm
Click here for details.
HANUKKAH 2021 SAVE THE DATE FOR SISTERHOOD
Monday, November 29, Second Night of Hanukkah
A lively Hanukkah discussion with our very own TBE Sisterhood member Naomi Marks. Remember, this year Hanukkah falls right after Thanksgiving.
Details to follow.
K'TANIM - REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY
A monthly Jewish learning drop-off program for 3 and 4 year-olds.
Please click here for details.
HIGH HOLY DAYS 5782
HIGH HOLY DAYS SERMONS
Click here for video of Rabbi Hammerman's sermon delivered on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
Click here for audio and text of Rabbi Hammerman’s Rosh Hashanah sermons.
Click here for audio, text and video of Rabbi Hammerman's Yom Kippur sermons.
ADULT EDUCATION
ADULT EDUCATION 2021
Check out our offerings for the fall semester:

The Children of Abraham: Sharing Stories, Sharing Lives (click here)
TONIGHT: October 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Great and Less Great Jewish Ideas with Rabbi Joshua Hammerman (click here)
Click here for the syllabus.
Second session: October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Meditation and Guided Imagery with Cantor Katie Kaplan (click here)
Next session: November 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Introduction to the Talmud with Rabbi Gerry Ginsburg (click here)
First session: October 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Hebrew Reading Crash Course with Susan Shapiro (click here)
Next session: October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
TBE CLUBS
Please click here for information about TBE Clubs including current clubs, contacts, and information for getting involved. 
 
Broadway/Movie Club - TONIGHT!
Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. on the big screen in TBE's Social Hall
“Come from Away” - A powerful musical about 7,000 people who are stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the U.S. are grounded on September 11, 2001. Click here for the flier.
Masks required, social distancing will be in place.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Barbara Rothstein at brothstein320@gmail.com or 203-614-8053; or Carl Shapiro at cshapiro@optonline.net or 203-273-1968

Hiking and Walking Club Returns!
Sunday, October 17 from noon - 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Innisfree Gardens, 362 Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY, starting with a picnic lunch as we did before. This Fall is a completely different experience.
If you have questions or want to join the club, contact Leslie Heyison at lheyison@gmail.com or 646-354-3950.

NEW! Professional Networking Club
In the coming weeks, TBE is looking to launch a Professional Networking Group. In an effort to develop a robust start, we are looking to create a database to assist other members. If interested, please complete the form by Friday, October 21.  This professional networking group will engage members to: Build both personal and professional relationships, potentially growing their business, develop soft skills and assist other members in need. We are looking to:

Learn
Engage
Advise
Religion (Jewish Ethics)
Network 

Questions? Contact Eric Sigman at ESigman1@gmail.com. Looking forward to networking and learning with you. Be well.

Heart to Heart Support Group (Grief and Loss Support) Returns!
Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Meeting ID: 410 119 4539
Passcode: Power

STEM Club Returns!
Next session: To Be Announced
For those interested in learning and teaching others in the field of science, this is the club for you. We will discuss Jewish topics of interest, such as medical and research ethics, as well as present on individual areas in which we specialize. For information contact Fran Ginsburg at 203-979-9570 or ginsstamf@gmail.com.

Musicians & Singers
Space available for interested members.
Contact Paul Weinstein at drpaulweinstein@gmail.com or 203-219-4191.

Mitzvah Garden Club
This Club is currently on hiatus until the Spring when we can begin planting again!
NEWS
TEMPLE BETH EL - A SPONSOR OF THE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
October 14 - November 21 in-person and on Zoom
Please click here for details.
DEDICATION OF NEW MEMORIAL BOARDS - ONLY ONE LEFT!

We will be adding two new Memorial Boards in the upstairs hallway, next to the new elevator. One has been reserved. If you are interested in dedicating the remaining board, please contact Steven Lander at execdir@tbe.org or 203-322-6901, ext. 304.
SISTERHOOD AND MEN'S CLUB - LET'S HELP OUR COMMUNITY
Please contribute to our community Diaper Drive.
Please click here for details.
A UNIQUE FUND RAISER FROM SISTERHOOD
Sisterhood is excited to introduce Bubbie's Bagel Scooper - a handy utensil that can help all of us to eat healthier. Bubbie will donate a portion of the proceeds to TBE.
 
Please click here for details. To place an order go to BubbiesBagelScooper.com and in the charity box type in: CNS207

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE TEMPLE OFFICE: You may purchase and pick-up a Bagel Scooper in the office at TBE for $10 each.
 
Thank you, in advance, for your participation!
SISTERHOOD COOKBOOK
Order to get your free copy!
Sisterhood is delighted to offer our new cookbook, just released in March, to each member family, free-of-charge. Additional copies can be purchased for $6 (sold at cost). Questions? Contact sisterhood@tbe.org

To receive your free copy and purchase additional copies, order at www.tinyurl.com/cookbook100. Cookbooks may be picked up in the TBE office.
B'NAI MITZVAH PROJECTS
B'nai Mitzvah students are engaged in Mitzvah Projects as part of their upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
 
Wesley Levine is supporting the Stamford JCC's Youth Basketball Program.
 
To learn more about B'nai Mitzvah projects, click here.
LIFE AND LEGACY PROGRAM
Be remembered forever by Temple Beth El with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy. Click here to learn more about the Life & Legacy Program. 
SUPPORT TBE WHEN YOU SHOP ON AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a way for you to support TBE every time you shop with Amazon. And it costs you nothing! You'll find the same Amazon you know -- same products, same prices, same service -- with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the synagogue.

To register for AmazonSmile, simply follow these three easy steps:
  1. Click here to go to AmazonSmile and sign into your Amazon account.
  2. Type Temple Beth El Stamford in the search bar. (It's important to include the word Stamford as there are many Temple Beth El synagogues.)
  3. Select Temple Beth El Stamford as your charitable organization.
KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TBE FAMILY?
Contact Steve Lander at execdir@tbe.org or 203-322-6901, ext. 304, and he will reach out to them. We have great deals for young families and new member discounts for all!