March 1, 2023

Share Your Simchas! TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to


Friday, March 3, 6:00 pm - TBC Purim Shabbat & Shpiel, followed by a delicious dinner from Layla's Falafel! Click here for zoom (but no falafel!)

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 am - TOT SHABBAT! Followed by a bagel nosh.

Sunday, March 5, 9:30 am - Religious School

Sunday, March 5, 10:30 am - PURIM CARNIVAL!!!

Sunday, March 5, 12:45 am - Family B'nai Mitzvah Seminar

Wednesday, March 8, 4:30 pm - Religious School

Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together click here for zoom

Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am -Bar Mitzvah of Ian Marceau click here to send a chai greeting card; click here for zoom

Sunday, March 12, 9:30 am - Gun Safety/Anti-violence Action Group - TBC Social Hall - All welcome to participate!


See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

TBC's COVID safety policy is posted here.

The Purim Shpiel this year is a tribute to HARRY POTTER

Purim Shabbat Service, Shpiel and Songs in the Sanctuary at 6:00 PM featuring our TBC Religious School Players in their Premier Performance of “Mordy Potter and the Philosopher’s Bagel!” Stick around after the Sanctuary fun for a delicious dinner from Layla’s Falafel sponsored by TBC President, June Mara. Fulfill the mitzvah of rejoicing in the joy of Purim with your TBC family!


You are invited to join us on Saturday morning, March 4th for a fun and interactive Tot Shabbat Service at Wilton’s own Temple B’nai Chaim! Please come and bring a friend human or plush because Shabbat is always more fun with friends! Come for the music and dancing, learn about Shabbat, meet new friends and stay for the bagels and lox after the service!! A great way to start out your Shabbat Saturday!!

Come to the Purim Carnival & Bake Sale, Sunday, March 5!

Starting at 10:30 am — unlimited access to carnival games, food, music, crafts, prizes, costume parade & and an inflatable bounce house with a slide!

Admission $18/person — cash, check or via your TBC account.

Please help out at the Purim Carnival this year! We need all hands on deck for our greatest celebration yet! Volunteers needed: click here to sign up!

PLUS: PURIM CARNIVAL BAKE SALE! (Contact Chloe Jo Davis at for more information.


Birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating birthdays in March! 

 Dan Arnold

Lev Bassett

Marc Barenberg

Richard Bloom

Lisa Cederbaum

Jack Cederbaum

Kingsley Davis

Thomas Dubin

Susan Farber

Donovan Furtado

Tara Kates

Emma Katz

Avery Krugler

Nick Kugler

Charles Landau

Wendy Nadel

Gladys O'Neil

Leah  Rubin

Julia Saunders

Michele Scruton

Matthew Siegel

Ross Tartell

Patrick Whitaker

TBC Antisemitism Action + Kulanu

The TBC Antisemitism Action Group met on Sunday to plan for TBC initiatives being undertaken this Spring. (Meeting minutes are here!) All are welcome to join this group, which will meet again on March 26th at 9:30 am.

In addition, we urgently need a smaller cohort of members for our ADL Kulanu Working Group. We are seeking both adult congregants as well as TBC Religious School teens, since we're asked to have a diverse and inclusive group to help plan our engagement with the Kulanu program and the community. Please contact Bonnie Heft ( if you can help out with this important effort!

Honey Cakes and Latkes - How Food Memories Nourish the Soul

Join CT food writer Liz Rueven and Dr. Maria Zalewska, Executive Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, in conversation with Holocaust survivors Tova Friedman and Eugene Ginter for a deeper look behind a collection of heirloom recipes from Auschwitz and Birkenau survivors.

March 16, 7:00 pm - sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County. Held at Chabad of Westport. Click here to register.

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ShopRaise Now for TBC!

Take advantage of the many discounts and other options ShopRaise offers and help support TBC! You'll even be able to track the cumulative amount your purchases have contributed. More information about ShopRaise for TBC can be found here.

Handmade Kippot Still Available!

They kippot are $18 each, and we will use the proceeds to ship 100 Machzorim to the community and also send the balance of the proceeds to purchase food! Please make checks payable to: Temple B'nai Chaim, with 'TBC Social Action Fund-Ugandan Jewry' in the memo line. Additional donations are welcome through the TBC Social Action Fund on the TBC Donation Page with a note indicating 'Ugandan Jewry' as the recipient.

TBC is Here For You!

If you or a family member is ill or in need of care - or if you know of someone in our community who needs help - please contact Cantor Harriet. Our Caring Committee is here to provide assistance - meals, rides to doctors' appointments or shopping.

Yahrzeits February 24 - March 2

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, February 25

Joyce Sobel, sister of Ken Sobel

Wednesday, March 1

Freida Lezack, aunt of Bonnie Heft

Thursday, March 2

Linda Cantor, remembered by the Heft Family

It is traditional to light a memorial candle at home on the eve of the yahrzeit. You may also find it meaningful while kindling the yahrzeit candle to offer prayers of remembrance or reflect on your loved one’s life. Many also choose this time to make monetary donations in memory of loved ones

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques

When remembering loved ones who have passed away, we invite you to commemorate their lives and blessings with a memorial plaque for the TBC wall of remembrance. Ordering information is available here.

Ten Minutes of Torah!

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides rich resources for Torah study from a Reform perspective. Their Torah Study website includes "The Torah Explained," "Torah Portion Calendar" and an overview of each week's Torah portion. Click here to sign up today!

A reminder that the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County schedules a variety of programs that TBC members may find interesting.

Their calendar of upcoming events is available here. Those wishing to receive their weekly mailing list will find the registration form here.

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Temple B'nai Chaim    

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Georgetown, CT 06829

Phone: 203 544-8695    

Location: 82 Portland Avenue, Wilton CT 06897 (Directions)

Cantor/Educator: Cantor Harriet Dunkerley

Assistant Director of Education: Elisheva Gluck

President: June Mara  

Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra