May 10, 2023

NEW! Share Your Business Cards! TBC congregants are invited to share their business cards in Chailites (see below). Please send an image of your card to

Thank you to Steve & Valerie West Rosenthal for sponsoring the oneg in honor of Val's graduation from Western CT State University Graduate School as a behavioral health specialist.


Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together - click here for zoom

Saturday, May 13, 10:30 am - Bar Mitzvah of Panther Davis - click here for zoom; click here to send a chai mazel tov card!

Sunday, May 14, 9:30 am - Last Day of Religious School

Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am - Tot Shabbat & Nosh - RSVP Here!

Saturday, May 20, 4:30 pm - Beer & Bourkekas - RSVP Here!

Tuesday, May 30, 7:30 - Annual Congregational Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, June 3, 6:30 pm - TBC "Hidden Gems Gala Fundraiser" - Click here to RSVP!P

Tot Shabbat & Nosh,

Saturday, May 20

Click here to RSVP!

Come join Temple B'nai Chaim and Ofek Moscovich, Our Federation's Israeli Emissary, for a fun afternoon of learning how to make bourekas and enjoying some delicious Israeli Beer & Liquor! And click here to RSVP!

Click here to RSVP! -- Click here to help sponsor the event!

In this issue of Chailites we thank the following individuals who generously contributed to TBC during April, 2023. To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.

Operating Fund

Jane & Moses Alexander 

Jodi Blumenfield

Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis

Debra and Dennis Case

Jeremy & Chloe Jo Davis

Susan and Mitchell Farber

Noah and Sarah Grayson

Bonnie Heft

Wendy and Mac Nadel

Sandi and Russ Prince

Michele and Judson Scruton

Clergy Discretionary Fund

Marilyn Van Raalte

Tzedakah Fund

Jane & Moses Alexander 

Michele and Judson Scruton

Shalach Manot

Jonathan Gordon & Cortney Davis

Religious School Card

Jane & Moses Alexander

Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis

June Mara

Sisterhood Fund

Jane & Moses Alexander

Youth Fund Card

Jane & Moses Alexander

Oneg/Flower Donation

Jane & Moses Alexander

Bonnie Heft

June Mara

Ria and Bruce Miller

Ronnie Ross

From Panther Davis (Bar Mitzvah 5/13):

For my Bar-Mitzvah Kindness Project I chose to support two animal shelters - ROAR in Ridgefield and PAWS in Norwalk - by gathering supplies, raising funds, and volunteering.

Here's how to support my project:

If you’re local, drop off ANY animal supplies to my large box in the front entrance at Temple B’nai Chaim. any business hours from April 1st to May 15th – after which I will pick up the boxes with my family and deliver them to the above shelters!

Please click here for more information!

Israel@75 Celebration, June 4 at Congregation B'nai Israel!

To be held at B'nai Israel, 4200 Park Ave. Bridgeport. Featuring a special concert with the Israel Scouts Caravan on their US tour. Doors open at 12:30 pm; concert starts at 2:00 pm. To register, click here!

Share Your Business Cards! TBC congregants are invited to share their business cards in Chailites. Please send an image of your card to

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

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 May 12 - 18

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Thursday, May 11

Robert Silverman, father of Danielle Simson

Friday, May 12

Willa Craig Case, mother of Dennis Case

Sunday, May 14

Bea Foote, aunt of Kiki Cahn

Herman Robbins, grandfather of Russell Robbins

Monday, May 15

Joseph Heisler, father of Michele Scruton

Marjorie Schott, mother of Marilyn Crandall

Wednesday, May 17

Ralph Cahn, uncle of Kiki Cahn

Thursday, May 18

Julius Alexander, grandfather of Moses Alexander

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.

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. 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.

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! Don't forget, you can sponsor and oneg, preneg or flowers for Shabbat Services (click here).

Chai Greeting Cards

Sponsor an Oneg, Preneg or Flowers

Tree of Life

Tzedakah Fund

Yahrzeit Memorial

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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