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August 19, 2020
(Dates and times are also on the TBC calendar)

Click on the link below to register for the Zoom online event:
Please remember that you must REGISTER for everything that you plan on attending.**

Once you click on the registration link, you will be taken to a webpage where you will enter your name and email address. Once you submit this information, you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL that includes the LINK you will use to join the program and the PASSWORD that you will need to enter after clicking the link to join.


If you would like friends or family members to attend any of these programs, you can forward this email to them and tell them to use the links below to register. We would love to add them to our community!  
TBC Wish List

Another new feature of Chailites, the TBC Wish List will include items we need at TBC and for which we are trying to raise funds. 

This month, we are focusing on the equipment we need to purchase to enable us to live stream and Zoom from the sanctuary for both Shabbat and the High Holidays. Going forward we will also be able to use the equipment for special events, as well as the Religious School. 

To make a contribution to help us purchase this equipment, please click here

Thank you for your support!
In Our Community ...
  • Welcome to our new TBC member, Beverly Peterman!
  • Mazel Tov to Sharon and Ken Sobel on the birth of their granddaughter, Ione Elena Nellis. Ione was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20 inches -- and born one day shy of her parents' fifth anniversary!
If you have TBC community news you'd like to share, please send the information to chailites@templebnaichaim.org! 
TBC Religious School Update

Plans are taking shape for Religious School and teen education this fall. Whether in-person, remote, or a combination of both, TBC is committed to providing quality educational experiences for all students. Click here for Cantor Dunkerley's web presentation on the new TBC Religious School curriculum.

This year the overall school schedule will remain the same:

  • Jr. Chai (3-4 year olds) - Sunday 1x/month - 10:00 -11:30 am
  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - Sunday - 9:30-11:30 am
  • Grades 4-7 - Sunday - 9:30-11:30 am & Wednesday - 4:20-6:00 pm
  • TBC Teens - Grades 8-12 - Sunday 2x/month
The teen program includes:
  • Confirmation for 10th graders
  • L'Taken Political Action Seminar in Washington, DC (Gr. 10-12)
  • Programming designed with teen input

Teens in grades 8-12 looking for a great volunteer opportunity at temple, please consider joining the Madrichim program to assist in classrooms or the Religious School office on Sunday mornings or Wednesday afternoons. Click here for the Madrichim Registration Form for
We Want You! (Your Photo, That Is)
As we prepare for the High Holidays, we want to include photographs of our congregants in our service to help us all feel connected to one another. Please send a photo (jpg format) of you and your family to President@templebnaichaim.org by August 25 to be included. The photos do not have to be at TBC.
This Week's Torah Portion - Shoftim
(Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

Shoftim discusses one of the most important areas of ethics of the Israelite people - pursuing justice. The text teaches us not only to appoint judges and leaders over the people, but that these individuals need to observe justice above everything else: "tzedek tirdof - Justice, Justice, shall you pursue."  To learn more Click Here.
Don't Forget to Use AmazonSmile!  

TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile.  When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim.  Support TBC every time you shop.  Bookmark this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that!  Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile! 
Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques at TBC

During this challenging time, we know that many of us are thinking of loved ones who have passed away. We invite you to commemorate the lives and blessings of your loved ones with a memorial plaque. A special service of dedication for the entire community will be scheduled at TBC when that again becomes possible. Ordering information is available here.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 
Welcoming Shabbat TogetherRegister here
Friday, August 28, 7:30 pm

Torah StudyRegister here
Saturday, August 29, 9:30 am

Bat Mitzvah of Juliette Langberg Register here
Saturday, August 29, 10:30 am
Tot ShabbatRegister here
Friday, September 4, 5:00 pm
Family Services Welcoming Shabbat TogetherRegister here
Friday, September 4, 6:30 pm
Torah StudyRegister here
Saturday, September 5, 9:30 am
Mia Sommer Bat MitzvahRegister here
Saturday, September 5, 10:30 am
Welcoming Shabbat TogetherRegister here
Friday, September 11, 7:30 pm
Torah StudyRegister here
Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am
Erve Rosh Hashanah -
Friday, September 18
Rosh Hashanah -
Saturday, September 19
Rosh Hashanah Second Day -
Sunday, September 20 

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events

Yahrzeits, August 21 - 27
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Michael Paul LevySunday8/23/2020grandfather of Debra Case
Evelyn RapoportTuesday8/25/2020mother of Claude Schrag
Bertha RolleThursday8/27/2020mother-in-law of May Rolle

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time.
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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 
        President: June Mara          Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra
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