March 22, 2023

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it." (The Talmud)


Friday, March 24, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together click here for zoom

Saturday, March 25, 9:30 am - Torah Study

Sunday, March 26, 9:30 am - Religious School Passover Program

Sunday, March 26, 9:30 am - Antisemitism Action Group - TBC Social Hall (PARENTS please come after dropping off your children for school!)

Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

Saturday, April 1 9:00 am- TBC Tot Shabbat

Saturday, April 1 10:00 am - TBC Family Service

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

TBC's COVID safety policy is posted here.

Photos from WEPCO Shabbat at TBC

Help Break Ground for TBC's New Pollinator Garden

Sunday, March 26 - 11:15 am

Come join the fun and community spirit as we break ground for our new TBC Pollinator Garden! Help us prepare our site for planting native perennial favorites of our native birds, bees, and butterflies. Please bring a spade/shovel with a flat head if you have one. For more information or to volunteer to help please email Joe Bear at

A Night of Queer History

Presented by Jeffrey Busch

March 30 - 7 pm

TBC member Jeffrey Busch (long-time LGBTQ+ advocate) has been invited to speak at A Night of Queer History on March 30 at 7:00 pm at the Wilton Historical Society. The event is sponsored by the new Wilton Pride organization along with Lighthouse and the Wilton Historical Society. Register at

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

Drinking and Drashing:

Torah with a Twist

What a blessing to spend time Talking Torah with our High Holiday 5783 Student Rabbi, Amanda Katherine Weiss, and 5th year Cantorial Student, Gabe Snyder, on the most recent episode of their FABULOUS PODCAST: Drinking and Drashing: Torah with a Twist!! Grab a glass and listen for the call as we discuss Parashat Vayikra!! From the Podcast Hosts: “When you really encounter your life, do you ever think about what you're offering to the world? How about whether or not you were called to act, or whether you chanced upon something? What about our links to tradition--how do we maintain links to the past while cultivating the creativity of the present? We are so lucky to have had Cantor Harriet Dunkerley of Temple B'nai Chaim walk us through the start of a new story with #Vayikra #Torah #podcast #community #cantorial #cantor #CanAnd #HHD #TorahTwists


Gala Jimmy Fund Benefit Concert in

Memory of Sarah Jane Boling

Sunday, March 26, 2023 3:00 pm

New compositions by Cantor Charles Osborne, Cantor Robbie Solomon, Nick Page, Daniel Gil, and others, will be presented in a world-wide  live-streamed concert on Sunday March 26th at 3:00 PM.  

These include new musical settings of familiar biblical texts like Eishet Chayil,  Enosh, and Min HaMeitzar, as well as less familiar lyrics from Judah HaLevy,  Hai Gaon,  Israel Baal Shem Tov,  Joshua ben Levi,  and Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.  Click here for more information.

B'Tayavon 2023 Passover Menu

Order by March 23!

Click here for full menu!

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 March 24-30

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, March 25

Murry Erlich, father of Senia Feiner

Sunday, March 26

Sara Heft, remembered by the Heft Family

Monday, March 27

Sue Ellen Gumins, mother of Samuel Gumins

Tuesday, March 28

Evelyn Friedman, mother of Cindy Baulsir

Thursday, March 30

Benjamin Prentiss, grandfather of Valerie Rosenson

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.

ShopRaise Now for TBC!

Passover is nearly here! Whether you're shopping for food or decor for your home, or anything else, we've got you covered. A portion of every purchase you make with the ShopRaise app can benefit TBC. Make this Passover a time of giving for everyone.

More information about ShopRaise for TBC can be found here.

Handmade Kippot Still Available!

The kippot are $18 each, and we will continue to use the proceeds to ship 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.

As a result of your generous donations, we recently sent 90 High Holiday prayerbooks and $265 from the bake sale to the progressive Ugandan Jewish community. They have used the money to purchase food for members of their community plus 200 kilos of beans to plant.

You Can Make a Difference at TBC

Have you been thinking about making a donation to support TBC in some way? We have made it easier for you to do just that! Please check out our new Donate Now button below!

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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