May 4, 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

Family Shabbat, Friday, May 5 - Click here to RSVP

Tot Shabbat & Nosh,

Saturday, May 20


Friday, May 5, 6:30 pm - Family Shabbat Together - Click here for zoom

Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am - Bar Mitzvah of Jack Cederbaum- click here for zoom - Click here to send a chai mazl tov card!

Sunday, May 7, 9:30 am - Religious School - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Family Education Program

Sunday, May 7, 11:45 am - Confirmation Class

Wednesday, May 10, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

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Saturday, May 20, 9:00-9:30 am - Tot Shabbat!

Saturday, May 20, 4:30 pm - TBC Beer & Bourekas - Click here to RSVP

**Saturday, June 3, 6:30 pm-10:20 pm - TBC'S Hidden Gems Gala Fundraiser!

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Thank you to Robert & Lisa Cederbaum for sponsoring the oneg and flowers in honor of Jack's Bar Mitzvah

("What IS a boureka??" we hear you ask. Click here to find out)

And click here to RSVP!

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 in Wilton, CT. 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!

TBC Fights Antisemitism

TBC now has a formal "Kulanu / Antisemitism Working Group." A special Shabbat-Speaker Program was held at TBC April 21 (see the complete slide set here). Planning is ongoing for a local community outreach program that will bring together other faith-based organizations, community leaders, and members of the public. Contact Bonnie Heft for additional information.

Special TBC Laundry Love Donation

The TBC Social Action Team and Sisterhood recently donated $1,200 to Laundry Love of Greater Danbury. (Thank you letter here!)

Laundry Love helps people who are struggling financially to clean their clothes and linens on a regular basis by providing prepaid laundry cards for the White Street Wash laundromat in Danbury. It also delivers clean clothes and bedding when possible. The effort is a collaboration involving TBC and other faith and community-minded organizations from Danbury and surrounding towns. See more about TBC Social Action Programs ....

Israel@75 Celebration, June 4 at 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 5 - May 11

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, May 5

Julius Cahn, father of Kiki Cahn

Robert A. Heisler, brother of Michele Scruton

Saturday, May 6

Milton Greenbaum, father of Susan Hagan

Mollie Zalaznick Geller, mother of Barbara Dobbin

Sunday, May 7

Joy Bower, mother of Sandi Prince

Steven Johns-Boehme, brother of Joni Lerner

William Sobel, father of Ken Sobel

Tuesday, May 9

Murray Gular, uncle of Debra Case

Herman S. Nadel, father of Mac Nadel

Thursday, May 11

Robert Silverman, father of Danielle Simson

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. 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