May 18, 2023

“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.”

(Simon Wiesenthal)


Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together - click here for zoom

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

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

Sunday, May 21, 9:30 am - Women's Reproductive / Health Rights Action Group

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm - Antisemitism / Kulanu Action Group

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

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

Tot Shabbat & Nosh, Saturday, May 20

Click here to RSVP!


  • Delicious food and an open bar
  • Live music and dancing
  • The comic stylings of Blaine Langberg
  • An amazing auction, including:
  • An afternoon of sailing
  • Swarovski jewelry
  • A fine wine grab bag
  • An at home workout with a personal trainer
  • Dog walking
  • Lessons in beekeeping
  • Building a chicken coop, buying and raising chickens and roosters (includes 2 dozen free eggs)
  • Tapping maple trees and making maple syrup, and
  • Much, much more

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

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!

Jewish Senior Services Becomes MOZAIC Senior Life!

Lecture: Healthy Aging Through Lifestyle Medicine

Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 pm

Mozaic Senior Life, formerly Jewish Senior Services, Joel and Lois Coleman Lecture Series

Presented by Rebecca Boas, MD, MBA, DIPABLM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – 7:00 pm

Mozaic Senior Life, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

RSVP to Marianne Arszyla at 203-396-1054 or

For more information, 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 19-25

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, May 20

Edward Goldberg, father of Lloyd Goldberg

Alvin Steiner, cousin of Ken Sobel

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

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.

Sponsor a TBC Oneg or Flowers!

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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