February 16, 2022
TBC Events Through February 24, 2022
  • Friday, February 18, 7:30 pm - TBC Torah Service IN PERSON Click here if you prefer to join us remotely
  • Saturday, February 19 - No Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 20 - No Religious School
  • Wednesday, February 23 - No Hebrew School
TBC Reopens for Services and Religious School!

TBC has reopened for IN PERSON Shabbat Services in our beautiful sanctuary and for IN PERSON learning in our Religious School.

We will require proof of full vaccination for anyone entering the building. Proof of vaccination in the form of a photo or scanned copy of your vaccination card should be sent to Denise in the Temple office at ASAP.

For complete information about our safety protocols, please visit COVID Safety Guidelines on our website.
Share Your Simcha!!
TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to

Cantor and John Dunkerley are proud to schep some nachas and share the good news that their daughter, Rosella has been invited to participate in a mid-winter Ballet Intensive at the prestigious Institut International de Danse Janine Stanlowa in Paris with teachers from the Paris Opera Ballet!
Help Needed for March Purim Carnival!

  • To volunteer to set up, run a booth, or clean up, please click here
  • To pre-order game tickets, food & beverage tickets in advance, please click here
  • For more information, contact Ellie Gluck, who is coordinating the event!

Purim is Coming......Order 
Shalach Manot for Purim Now!
Deadline for Orders:
February 27, 2022! 

Thanks for your support of TBC!  
In the book of Esther, two of the mitzvot that are associated with Purim are the sending of gifts of food and the giving of tzedakah. In verse 9:22 of the book of Esther it says: "[Mordechai wrote to the Jews] to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor." Click here for the whole Megillah!
TBC Film Club: "Why the Jews?"
March 9 - 7:30 pm (Zoom)

On March 9, the TBC Film Club will discuss the movie "Why the Jews?" You can watch this film on, a website that allows you to see films by using your library card. Below is a brief description of the film, hope you can join us. Click here for zoom link.

The stunning accomplishments of the Jews raise a question no film has dared ask before. How do they do it? Some of the world's most prominent thinkers tackle a mystery shrouded in ignorance and prejudice. They tear back the curtain on a taboo and draw a startling link between a people's achievements and the darkest hours in its history.
Purim with Masks and Martinis!
Saturday, March 19th @ 7:00 pm

Join us in person at TBC to celebrate Purim with Masks and Martinis! Stay tuned for details coming soon…
Social Action & Community Happenings!
Take Action for Jewish Security Beyond TBC

Make your voices heard! After Colleyville, it’s clearer than ever that Jewish communities need protection! Join Jewish Federations of North America to urge Congress to act now and increase funding for FEMA Nonprofit Security Grants to $360 million. Click here to take action and secure our communities.
TBC is Here For You!

If you or a family member is ill or in need of care - or if you know of someone in our community who needs help - please contact Cantor Harriet. Our Caring Committee is here to provide assistance - meals, rides to doctors' appointments or shopping.

The Weekly Torah Portion
Ki Tisa
When You Take a Census
Exodus 30:11−34:35

  • Moses takes a census of the Israelites and collects a half-shekel from each person (30:11-16)
  • God tells Moses to construct a water basin and to prepare anointing oil and incense for the ordination of the priests. Bezalel and Oholiab, skilled artisans, are assigned to make objects for the priests and the Tabernacle. (30:17-31:11)
  • The Israelites are instructed to keep Shabbat as a sign of their covenant with God. God gives Moses the two tablets of the Pact. (31:12-18)
  • The Israelites ask Aaron to build them a Golden Calf. Moses implores God not to destroy the people and then breaks the two tablets of the Pact on which the Ten Commandments are written when he sees the idol. God punishes the Israelites by means of a plague. (32:1-35)
  • Moses goes up the mountain with a blank set of tablets for another 40 days so that God will again inscribe the Ten Commandments. Other laws, including the edict to observe the Pilgrimage Festivals, are also revealed. (34:1-28)
  • Moses comes down from the mountain with a radiant face. (34:29-35)
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • February 25, 7:30 pm Shabbat Services being led by our congregants, Michele and Judson Scruton!
  • March 2, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School - "My Yad" Workshop for 6th & 7th Grade
  • March 4, 6:30 pm - Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together Led by Ellie Gluck
  • March 9, 7:30 pm - TBC Film Club we will discuss the movie "Why the Jews"
  • March 11, 7:30 pm - Welcoming WEPCO Torah Shabbat Together
  • March 13, 9:30 am -Religious School Purim Program and Carnival

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, February 18-24
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

February 18
Theomora Levy, aunt of Debra Case

February 20
Della Baxter, step-mother of Simon Curtis

February 21
Philip Myers, uncle of Jane Alexander

February 23
Gilbert Bloch, father of Babette Bloch

It is traditional to light a memorial candle at home on the eve of the yahrzeit. You may also find it meaningful while kindling the yahrzeit candle to offer prayers of remembrance or reflect on your loved one’s life. Many also choose this time to make monetary donations in memory of loved ones
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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
Assistant Director of Education: Elisheva Gluck
President: June Mara  Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra