November 11, 2020
TBC Events Through November 18

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.

Adult Education Program: The Physics of G_d
November 16, 7:30 pm

Our own member, David Abraham, has done a deep dive into the laws of physics and developed a theory that proves God must exist. While it doesn’t delve into theology or how we can interact with God, the fact that the existence of God is a requirement for the existence of the universe provides for a fascinating, thought-provoking discussion. Join us via Zoom on Monday November 16 at 7:30 (registration required) as David explains his theory. Amateur and professional physicists are welcome to disprove it! Click here to register.
We Need Your Participation
in TBC's Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 19 - 7:30 pm

If you are a TBC member in good standing, please join us for our Semi-Annual Congregational meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. We need your participation to conduct important TBC business and to plan for our future. You must register to participate. To register, click here.

For this issue of Chailites we are thanking the following individuals who have generously contributed to TBC during October 2020.

To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
Sisterhood Dues
May Rolle

High Holyday Appeal
Ken Brown
Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis
Dina and David Levi
June Mara
Jeremy Rabinowitz & Allison Berger
Russell Robbins & Valerie Rosenson
Marlene Serby

Memorial Book
Jennifer and Steven Rubin

Sisterhood Donation
Alexander Family Foundation

Operating Fund Card
Alexander Family Foundation
Marlene Serby
Cantor's Fund Card
Alexander Family Foundation
Bonnie Heft

Kesher Fund Card
Alexander Family Foundation
Betty and Lou Grey
Bonnie Heft
Michele and Judson Scruton

Religious School Card
Alexander Family Foundation

Sisterhood Honey
Alice Learman
Patti and Alan Masarek
Maor Sauler & Robyn Scatena
Michele and Judson Scruton

Tzedakah Fund Card
Alexander Family Foundation
Baby Grand Piano...

TBC recently had an amazing opportunity thrust upon us to purchase a beautiful Baby Grand Piano in excellent condition for just $2,000. The piano could easily sell for $5,000 to $7,000. We just couldn't pass up this amazing opportunity. The piano will enable all of us to share in its beautiful sound. And we are so fortunate to have John Dunkerley to play it for us.

The Cantor paid for the piano out of her discretionary fund. Let's replenish her fund so she can use it for other, pastoral and social action purposes. We are hoping to raise $3,000 to cover the purchase price, moving expenses and tuning. To make a donation, please click here.
TBC Book Group
Tuesday, December 1 - 7:30 pm

For this book group session, we will be discussing Man's Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl. This 1946 book chronicles Victor Frankl's experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. Click here to register.

In Our Community ...

If you have TBC community news you'd like to share, please send the information to!
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
Chayei Sarah
The Life of Sarah
Genesis 23:1−25:18

  • Abraham purchases the cave of Machpelah in order to bury his wife Sarah. (23:1-20)
  • Abraham sends his servant to find a bride for Isaac. (24:1-9)
  • Rebekah shows her kindness by offering to draw water for the servant's camels at the well. (24:15-20)
  • The servant meets Rebekah's family and then takes Rebekah to Isaac, who marries her. (24:23-67)
  • Abraham takes another wife, named Keturah. At the age of one hundred and seventy-five years, Abraham dies, and Isaac and Ishmael bury him in the cave of Machpelah. (25:1-11). click here to learn more
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
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! 
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm; click here to register
Religious School Tefillah, Gratitude and Blessing of Pets Service
Sunday, November 22, 9:30 am
DIY Shabbat Service (watch for more information coming soon)
Friday, November 27
TBC Book Group
Tuesday, December 1; 7:30 pm; click here to register
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Click here for TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, November 13 - 19

  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah! 

Friday, November 13, 2020
Carl Bloom, grandfather of Richard Bloom

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Marjory Davis, mother of Cortney Davis
Robert Goldstein, grandfather of Ronnie Ross

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Phyllis A. Rosenthal, mother of Steven West-Rosenthal
Charles Viccica, great uncle of Linda Bolton

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Margaret Finucane, sister-in-law of Michele Scruton
Samuel Schwartz, grandfather of Lloyd Goldberg

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Sylvia Krengel, mother of Marilyn Van Raalte

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Contact Us

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