April 12, 2023

"If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete."

(Rabbi Menachem Schneerson)


Friday, April 14, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together - Click here for zoom link

Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am - Bar Mitzvah of Jace Simson - Click here for zoom link; Click here to send a chai greeting card!

Sunday, April 16, 9:30 am - TBC Women's Reproductive & Health Rights Action Group

Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

Friday, April 21, 6:15 pm - "Antisemitism is NOW" Shabbat and Speaker Program - RSVP

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am - Torah Study

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 am - TBC's Antisemitism Action Group

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

TBC's COVID safety policy is posted here.

Antisemitism is NOW

Shabbat Service and Speakers

Friday April 21, 7:00 pm

From 2021 to 2022 antisemitic incidents in Connecticut rose 100%.

All TBC members and friends are urged to attend this important program, presented as part of our participation in the ADL Kulanu program. PLEASE RSVP NOW!

A light supper will be served at 6:15 pm before the service; the service will begin at 7:00 pm and finish around 7:20 pm. Short presentations by TBC Kulanu participants Stephen Davis and Bonnie Heft will follow, with a time for questions at the end. Oneg to follow.

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

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Al Hersh was 15 and Bill Sperber was 13 when they were marched through the gates of Auschwitz. 78 years later they had the opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences because congregants at TCS discovered that their relatives had almost identical stories of survival. RSVP for "Two Survivors, One Conversation" here.

ADL Connecticut Insider Briefing for Connecticut Kulanu Synagogues

Webinar by Stacey Sobel, Connecticut regional director, April 19, 2023, 7:00. Click here to RSVP

Click here to RSVP

Israel@75 Celebrations!

From Ofek Moscovich, our Israeli emmisary ...

I'm very excited to share with you that our Jewish Federation's Israel@75 website just launched! Please share this website with your community and invite them to join the events we are having in our community. The tickets for June 4th Caravan (Israeli scouts band) concert are available for purchase now! Save your spot at the concert!

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 April 14 - 20

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, April 14

Anna Zamore, mother-in-law of Jean Zamore

Saturday, April 15

Harvey Felton, father of David Felton

Sarah Sobel, remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel

Sunday, April 16

Hyman Rosenson, father of Valerie Rosenson

Monday, April 17

Martha Sugar Lash, mother of Melinda Weber

Karen Maru, friend of Sandi Prince

Tuesday, April 18

Robert Steward, cousin of Moses Alexander

Wednesday, April 19

Saul (Bud) Kapel, father of Robert Kapel

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 will 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