October 21, 2020
TBC Events Through October 28

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.


TBC Book Club - October 26 at 7:30 pm

The TBC Book Group will be reading The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron. We will meet October 26th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. This award-winning novel about life in a West Bank settlement has been hailed as "brilliant" (The New York Times Book Review) and "The Great Israeli Novel [in which] Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel's Jonathan Franzen."

We hope you will join us for what should prove to be an interesting discussion. Register here.
In Our Community ...

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The Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield 
Thursday 10/15 through Sunday 11/22

The 19th season of the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County is going VIRTUAL! Mark your calendar for six weeks of award-winning films, October 15 - November 22, featuring Q&A's with film directors, producers and expert speakers each Sunday at 12 p.m. via Zoom. For more information click here!
Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

The Bennett Center offers lectures and programs on Jewish themes, some free and some for a small fee. For more information please click here.  
The Weekly Torah Portion
Noach / Noah; Genesis 6:9−11:32

  • God decides to cause a flood that will destroy the world, sparing only Noah's family and the animals that Noah gathers together on the ark. (6:9-8:22)
  • Life starts over again after the Flood. The Noahide Commandments are listed, and God uses a rainbow to make a symbol of the first covenant. (9:1-17)
  • People start to build a city and the Tower of Babel. God scatters the people and gives them different languages to speak. (11:1-9)
  • The ten generations from Noah to Abram are listed. (11:10-32).
Dorothy Day Hospitality House - Wednesday, Oct. 4

TBC now staffs the Dorothy Day Hospitality House aka Danbury Soup Kitchen the first Wednesday of each month. We provide about 80 meals each afternoon with COVID precautions followed. Everyone who comes to the door is welcomed with no questions asked. All work at Dorothy House is done by volunteers — there is no paid staff. At this time, we need about 4 people to take care of each day. 

Dorothy Day Hospitality House is based on the Houses of Hospitality founded by Dorothy Day during the Great Depression. Dorothy Day Hospitality House is not formally affiliated with any religious organization, and people of all faiths participate in their work. 
Contact: Peggy Zamore …

Women of Reform Judaism Northeast District:
Virtual Convention on November 6th and 7th

The Women of Reform Judaism Northeast District invites you, your friends and family, to "Celebrating Our Stories" at our first Virtual Convention on November 6th and 7th. We are presenting a full schedule of events, including guest speakers, workshops, Shabbat services, Torah study, Havdalah, and the installation of our new Executive Committee.
TBC congregants will be extremely well represented: Sharon Sobel will be installed as WRJ NE District President; Bonnie Heft will be installed as the NE District Area Director; Deborah List will be conducting one of the seminars; Valerie West Rosenthal designed the logo for the event, and our own Cantor Harriet will be leading the Havdalah service!
Show original message. Because of the generosity of our sponsors and donors, WRJ NE is able to offer this exciting event at no cost to our attendees.

The registration links are open and ready for your consideration:

For more information about the many donation and sponsorship opportunities click here, (

Please free to forward them to sisterhood and women's group members, and all those who would like to be part of our involved, active, and joyous community for this special weekend. 
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 Amazon Smile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim. Support TBC every time you shop. Sign up at this special URL for TBC members: 

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! 
TBC Book Group - The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron - Click here to register
Monday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Daily Food Pantry
Monday, October 26, 9:15 am
Tot Shabbat - Click here to register
Friday, November 6, 5:00 pm
Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together - Click here to register
Friday, November 6, 6:30 pm
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, October 23-29
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 

Saturday, 10/24/2020
Robert S. Windt, great uncle of Deborah List

Sunday, 10/25/2020
Tillie Gitter, grandmother of Lori Abraham
Ross Supnik, father of Terry Ullman

Monday, 10/26/2020
Charles Klem, Jr., father of Pam Klem
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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