October 28, 2020
TBC Events Through November 4

  • Friday, October 30, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together
  • Saturday, October 31, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • Sunday, November 1, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2:00 pm - Daily Bread Food Pantry
  • Wednesday, November 4, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

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.


Dorothy Day Hospitality House - Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2-4:00 pm

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. It 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. 
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
Lech L'cha
Go Forth Genesis 12:1−17:27

  • Abram, Sarai, and Lot go to Canaan. (12:1-9)
  • Famine takes them to Egypt, where Abram identifies Sarai as his sister in order to save his life. (12:10-20)
  • Abram and Lot separate. Lot is taken captive, and Abram rescues him. (13:1-14:24)
  • Abram has a son, Ishmael, with his Egyptian maidservant, Hagar. (16:1-16)
  • God establishes a covenant with Abram. The sign of this covenant is circumcision on the eighth day following a male baby's birth. (17:1-27). Click here to learn more
Jewish Senior Services!

From Nancy Altchiler, Synagogue Liaison for Jewish Senior Services: Jewish Senior Services has moved to its beautiful new campus at 4200 Park Avenue in Bridgeport! If anyone is interested in a tour please contact Nancy Altchiler at To learn more about the first state-of-the-art intergenerational senior living campus and Household Model nursing home in the state, visit If you are interested in volunteering, contact Darlene Miakos at Also, membership in the new J Fitness Center (opening September 1st, 2016) is open to the public. There is a discounted rate for synagogue members. Please contact Kim Fox at for more information. This is an exciting time for our community, please be a part of it!
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 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
Semi Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, October 30 - November 5
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 

Friday, October 30, 2020
Edythe R. Braunstein, Mother of Wendy Nadel
Louis Wohl, Father of Jean Zamore

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Janet Down, Sister-in-law of Ronnie Ross

Monday, November 2, 2020
Sadie Eisenstein, Grandmother of Michele Bennett

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Esther Greenberg, Mother of Iris Busch

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Aaron Lipsky, Father of Ann Paul

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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