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August 26, 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

The TBC Wish List includes 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!
Rosh Hashanah Picnic Kits
The Tastes of Rosh Hashanah Coming to Your Doorstep

Traditionally, Sisterhood has sponsored TBC's communal break-fast following Yom Kippur services. Because we are sadly unable to come together in person as a full community to break bread in person this year, we will break communal bread... virtually. After Rosh Hashanah services on Friday September 18, Sisterhood will deliver to each family/member of TBC a Rosh Hashanah picnic, comprised of local honey, apples, challah and wine, delivered with love (and mask) to your doorstep.
If you will not be home to receive your picnic, or would prefer to pick it up at the home of a Sisterhood board member, please contact Pam or Sharon to make arrangements.
Time to send sweet RH tidings to our TBC families!

Time to send Rosh Hashanah Honey for a Sweet New Year greetings to your TBC friends and loved ones. The ordering deadline is September 11.  Don't miss out on the opportunity! 
Traditionally, this annual fundraiser has funded our communal break-fast following Yom Kippur services. Like so much else, this year will be a little different: the fundraiser will enable Sisterhood to provide each TBC family/ member with a Rosh Hashanah picnic, including local honey, apples, challah and wine, delivered with love (and mask) to your doorstep.
As in prior years, TBC members have multiple sponsorship levels of giving opportunities. Each sponsor level sends one jar of local honey to every TBC member family, clergy and staff:
* Super Bee Hive - $1,000
* Chai Bee Hive - $540
* B'nai Bee Hive - $360
* Honey Bee Hive - $180
Alternatively you can send honey to particular congregants within TBC or choose to reciprocate to those who send honey to you. This is a nice way to send a sweet "thank you" to your child's religious school teacher / tutor. Sending individual bottles to individual member families, clergy and staff are $12.00 to the first family and subsequent jars are $8.00 each.
Click here to order online. Questions? Email honey@templebnaichaim.org.
TBC's Film Club Kicks Off - Save the Date! 
Saturday - September 5 at 7:30 pm

TBC's Adult Education Committee announces the return of movie and deli night, albeit pandemic style, as our first film club offering.

The movie Deli Man will be shown in a congregant's yard on Saturday, September 5th at 7:30 pm (rain date is Sunday, September 6th at 7:30 pm). Attendees should bring their own chairs and beverages. A deli sandwich and trimmings will be provided. The movie, which runs for 90 minutes, will begin at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion.

Stay tuned for registration information! Looking forward to seeing you at the movies!
In Our Community ...

If you have TBC community news you'd like to share, please send the information to chailites@templebnaichaim.org!

  • Mazel Tov to Valerie and Steve West-Rosenthal on the celebration of their wedding anniversary! We wish you many more happy years together.
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 
Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy (21:10-25:19)
In this portion, Moses expands on the ethics of humanity. He teaches us about human decency during war and coping with difficult children. In addition, God commands us to care for the poor, the widow, and the orphan. The portion concludes with the declaration to remember the actions of the evil Amalek, making us a community who subscribes to "forgive but never forget." For more information click here.

Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
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! 

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
Film Club - Register here
Saturday, September 5, 7:30 pm
Welcoming Shabbat TogetherRegister here
Friday, September 11, 7:30 pm
Torah StudyRegister here
Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am
Mia Sommer Bat Mitzvah Register here
Saturday, September 5, 10:30 am
Erve Rosh Hashanah -
Friday, September 18
Rosh Hashanah -
Saturday, September 19
Rosh Hashanah Second Day -
Sunday, September 20 
Welcoming Shabbat Together - Register here
Friday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Torah StudyRegister here
Saturday, September 26, 9:30 am
Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 27
Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events

Yahrzeits, August 28 - September 3
    Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 
May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing!

Hilma AugustFriday8/28/2020grandmother of Alan Masarek
Walter BloomFriday8/28/2020father of Richard Bloom
Irving K. BraunsteinFriday8/28/2020father of Wendy Nadel
Hilda LandauWednesday9/2/2020mother of Charles Landau
Jesse Louis HerronThursday9/3/2020father of Nan Ruben
Sally RavichThursday9/3/2020mother of Peggy Zamore

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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