Shabbat to Shabbat

March 8, 2024 - 28 Adar, 5784

Tableside Shabbat / Soup Shabbat Dinner!

TBD Social Hall

Tonight at 6:30 PM


Join your TBD friends for something completely new!  This special evening is for learners of all ages as we pray, sing, and delve a bit deeper into the meaning and history of our Shabbat evening prayers and enjoy a potluck soup and salad dinner together.


Group candle lighting at 6:30 PM. Tableside Shabbat service to begin as soon as we all get seated.


Sign up if you can bring a favorite soup or large salad enough to share with 10 people or provide a treat for Oneg right after the service/ dinner is completed. If you want to also bring a Challah to share that is a great idea!


If you are not able to cook or contribute food, join us anyway! Just your presence will be a wonderful contribution.


Candlesticks from home would be a lovely addition to our “tableside Shabbat” so feel free to bring a pair if you have them.


An optional mitzvah will take place after the service -we will package and freeze leftover soup for Caring Community meals to use for those in our community in need of comfort from illness or after a death in family.


RSVP appreciated so we can be sure to have enough for all.


Questions about food - contact Mindy Fricke

Questions about the service - contact Rabbi Gutterman

Sign up to bring Soup/Salad or Oneg treat and to RSVP

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Sisterhood Shabbat - April 19

TBD Sisterhood is hosting its annual Sisterhood Shabbat on Friday, April 19 at 7pm. We would love to have you join us! English, Hebrew, and singing parts are available, or you can show your support by bringing an item for the oneg. Sisterhood Shabbat is open to female-identifying individuals of all ages. You do not need to be a member of Sisterhood to participate. RSVP to Elyse Krantz by April 5 if you would like to participate in the service.

Join TBD in Cultivating Harmony: Volunteer Opportunity for Environmentally Conscious Advocates

Are you passionate about nurturing the planet, especially your own backyard of Cheshire, and fostering a deep connection between spirituality and environmental stewardship? TBD as a partner of the Cheshire Creation Cares (CCC) faith-based coalition is looking for a dedicated volunteer to represent our values of compassion, sustainability and unity.

Position: Environmental Stewardship Ambassador


  • Raise awareness within the TBD community and town of Cheshire about the importance of environmental conservation.
  • Organize and participate in eco-friendly initiatives such as clean-up events, earth Day activities and sustainable living workshops.
  • Collaborate with local environmental organizations and town leaders to amplify the CCC's impact.
  • Inspire and engage others in adopting eco-friendly practices.
  • Attend a monthly CCC meeting and provide a debrief to TBD's Social Action Committee.

Interested? Contact Jeri Butlien at

Do you love collaborating with others?

Do you want to have a say in what happens at TBD?

Would you be proud to represent TBD as one of its lay leaders?


We are excited to announce several Executive Board positions are open for nomination. Serving on the Board is a wonderful way to get involved in the community and help shape the future of TBD. No prior experience is required. We encourage nominations from any member who cares deeply about the mission of TBD and is eager to join our leadership team.


The following Executive Board positions will be voted upon at our annual meeting in May:


Second Vice-President

· One-year term, with an interest in serving as First VP and then President in the following two years.

· Meets monthly with the Board in person, and weekly with the President and First VP via Zoom.


Recording Secretary

· Two-year term.

· Takes careful notes during every monthly Board meeting.



· Two-year term.

· Will be supported/mentored by current Treasurer Rachel Shanok for the first year.

· Is comfortable with and enjoys working with numbers.

· Meets monthly with the Board in person, weekly with the TBD bookkeeper, and annually with the Finance Committee



· Three-year term.

· Supports TBD Leadership by overseeing special projects.

· Meets monthly with the Board in person.

If you have questions or would like to be considered for any of these positions, or if you would like to nominate another TBD member, please contact any member of our nominating committee by March 15, 2024.


Thank you!


Elyse Krantz (860) 681-5158

Jodi Harris (860) 384-9643

Joel Chasen (203) 376-2101

Larry Segal (203) 565-2493

Nicole Potter (203) 232-8302

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Temple Beth David created an Amazon Wish List of items that our office, rabbi, religious school, and technology committee would like to receive. Check weekly as we will continue adding items.

Please take a look and help if you can!

Link to the Community page

  • The Legacy Theatre- Eva's Promise
  • Create a Jewish Legacy Annual Celebration
  • Free BBYO Memberships
  • ADL - Never is Now
  • Meshuggah-Nuns
  • Columbus House Tennis Tourney
  • Overnight Jewish Camp
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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