April 19, 2023


All TBC members owe it to themselves and their families to attend.

PLEASE RSVP NOW (6:30 pm on Thursday is the RSVP deadline)

We are living in an alarming period of rising antisemitism in the United States. According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents from 2021 to 2022 have increased nationally as follows:

  • harassment: up 29% 
  • vandalism: up 51%
  • assaults: up 26%

Incidents in Connecticut rose 100% from 2021 to 2022, and already in the first quarter of 2023 the number of incidents in Connecticut has continued to grow beyond last year's numbers.

Temple B’nai Chaim, as part of its engagement with the ADL’s Kulanu / Antisemitism initiative, will hold a special event this Friday April 21 (RSVP requested). 

We urge you to attend so that you are aware of:

  • The current state of antisemitism in the U.S.
  • The positive steps the U.S. government, Connecticut State government and local law enforcement are taking to track antisemitism and help protect Jewish citizens and communities 
  • How we at TBC can help step up to these challenges

The evening will include:

  • A light supper at 6:15 pm 
  • A 20 minute service at 7:00 pm 
  • Brief presentations by TBC Kulanu participants
  • An oneg.

PLEASE NOTE: The program will be suitable for most 6th graders and up. Younger children are definitely encouraged to attend the dinner and service, after which they will be invited to head into the old sanctuary for movies, fun and games led by TBC madrichim. 

Please RSVP to let us know if you will join us for supper so we know how much food to order. Also indicate whether you will have children along to be entertained during the program part of the evening.


Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am - Torah Study, led by Stephen Davis

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 am -Religious School Yom Ha'atzmaut Program

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

Sunday, April 23, 11:45 am - Confirmation Class

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

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

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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 21 -27

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, April 21

Jerome Stern, father of Susan Farber

Saturday, April 22

Louis Haskel, grandfather of Debra Case

Tuesday, April 25

David Krengel, father of Marilyn Van Raalte

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!

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. 

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.

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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