February 16, 2022
TBC Events Through March 3, 2022
  • Friday, February 25, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Services being led by our congregants, Michele and Judson Scruton IN PERSON Click here if you prefer to join us remotely
  • Saturday, February 26 - No Torah Study
  • Sunday, February 27, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2:00 pm - Dorothy Day Hospitality House - Grab & Go
  • Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School
Martinis and Masks!
An Evening to Celebrate Purim

Help turn TBC into Shushan! Join us for an adult evening to eat, drink and be a community Saturday night, March 19 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm.

Starters and desserts with a Persian flair

In addition to wine and non-alcoholic beverages, indulge in our special drinks:
Mordecai’s Martini and Vashti’s Vesper
Hamen’s Highballs
Esther’s Elderflower Special

Come in costume and participate in a few friendly competitions with cash prizes for our winners!

Best Mask
Best Beard
Best Story of the Evening
There are opportunities to sponsor a special drink, make your favorite starter or dessert. If you are interested, please call or email Susan Farber 203-912-2521, (Click here for poster!)
Religious School Celebration and Purim Spiel
March 13, 2022 @ 9:30 am

In the TBC sanctuary... If you can't make it in person, watch the fun on zoom.
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!

Last Chance!
Order Shalach Manot for Purim
Deadline is 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.
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 are requiring 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
Social Action & Community Happenings!
Hear former Student Cantor Suzanne Hamstra's Senior Recital

Please join us in supporting TBC’s former Student Cantor Suzanne Hamstra as she presents her Senior Recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Cantorial Ordination. The program featuring the music of Persian, Turkish and Moroccan Jews begins at 10:30am on Wednesday March 9th. Guests are welcome to attend in person in the chapel at HUC-JIR, 1 West Broadway, NYC, or via Livestream using this link:
Help Save the Life of a Young Cystic Fibrosis patient. 
Please Sign Up

The TBC Social Action Committee along with the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (WiACT), has worked for many years to support the work of Bridge of Hope, a Stamford-based non-profit serving children with cystic fibrosis who live in places without medical providers able to help them. The pulmonologist is a WIACT member. Saheed and his mom will be here for lifesaving treatment February 27 through March 11. They will need round trip rides from Wilton to his pediatric pulmonary provider near Stamford Hospital as well as lunches and dinners.

This is a life saving event- a true MITZVAH! The sign up is on line by clicking this link. Once you click you will see all the details. Thanks in advance!
New Online Course from the Jewish Women's Archive and Yiddish Book Center, March 8th-29th

TBC members are invited to participate in a new online course: Glikl and her Sisters: The Creative Lives of 17th-Century Jewish Women. The course focuses on Glikl bas Yehude Leyb (also known as Glückel of Hameln) a Jewish businesswoman and diarist. Living in Germany at the end of the 1600s, she began writing what is considered to be the first autobiography of a Jewish woman. Over the next 28 years, she chronicled, in minute detail, her work, travels, family, and the politics of the era. Women like Glikl played a unique and important role in early modern European Jewish life, as businesswomen, authors, midwives, and composers of Yiddish-language prayers and liturgy.

This online course will explore the context and work of Glikl and a number of her contemporaries, such as the wives, widows, and daughters who contributed much to the culture and society of the early modern Jewish world. Combining short lectures by renowned faculty -- including Elisheva Carlebach, Chava Weissler, Joshua Teplitsky, and Jordan Katz -- with lively small-group discussions, the course will give students a rare glimpse into the creative lives of Jewish women and the ways that gender roles, Jewish law, and Christian society combined to both constrict and create opportunities for women's quests for knowledge and expression.

Held on Zoom, the class will meet on four consecutive Tuesdays: March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2022, 7:00 pm–8:15 pm Eastern Time.

Cost: $75 for Yiddish Book Center members, $100 for non-members

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive and presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2022 Decade of Discovery theme: Women in Yiddish.
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
[Moses] Assembled
Exodus 35:1–38:20

  • Moses teaches the rules of Shabbat. (35:1-3)
  • Moses asks the Israelites for a donation of gifts and those who are skilled help build the Mishkan [Tabernacle] under the direction of Bezalel and Oholiab. (35:4-38:20). Click here to learn more.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • 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
  • March 19, 7:00 pm - TBC Celebrates Purim with Masks and Martinis!

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, February 25-March 3
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

February 25
Joyce Sobel, sister of Ken Sobel

March 1
Freida Lezack, 3/1/2022 aunt of Bonnie Heft

March 2
Linda Cantor, remembered by the Heft Family

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