February 9, 2022
TBC Events Through February 17, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 7:30 pm - Welcome Shabbat Together IN PERSON Click here if you prefer to join us remotely
  • Saturday, February 12, 9:30 am - Torah Study (Zoom) Click here for zoom link
  • Sunday, February 13, 9:30 am - Religious School IN PERSON
  • Sunday February 13, 11:45 am - B'nai Mitzvah Seminar
  • Wednesday, February 16 , 4:30 pm - Hebrew School
TBC Reopens for Services and Religious School!

  • Religious school will resume in-person learning on Sunday February 13 At this time, we continue to monitor COVID infection rates and will make any necessary adjustments as the situation warrants. At present, all events are taking place remotely via Zoom.
NB: 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!!
Mazal Tov to Senia Feiner on the birth of her first grandchild, a grandson,
Calderon Murray Camacho-Safran.

TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to
In this issue of Chailites we thank the following individuals who generously contributed to TBC during January 2022. To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
Operating Fund
     Jane & Moses Alexander
     Susan and Mitchell Farber
     Ria and Bruce Miller
Clergy Discretionary
     Jane & Moses Alexander

Tzedakah Fund
   Jane & Moses Alexander
    Nurjahan Noaz
Chesed Fund
     Jane & Moses Alexander

Sisterhood Honey
     Susan and Mitchell Farber
Rabbi Cohen Torah
     Jane & Moses Alexander

Ritual-High Holiday Rabbi Donation Fund
     June Mara
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 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!

  • 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!
In Case You Missed it!
If you were not able to attend the Adult Ed presentation, "Searching for My Grandfather I Found Myself" by Dovid Morgan, you can view a recording here. Use Access Passcode: K8K$LCRB.
Social Action & Community Happenings!
New Towels & Sheets For Afghan Refugees
January 27-February 17

Let’s show some Upper Fairfield County love by donating new towels and new twin- and full-size bedding for Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) to help resettle Afghan refugees in our community.

Drop off:

  • TCS, 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport Bins outside entrance weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Congregation Beth El Fairfield 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield​​​​ Bins outside rear entrance

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

[You] Shall Further Instruct
Exodus 27:20−30:10

  • The children of Israel are commanded to bring pure olive oil for the ner tamid "a constantly burning light," above the sanctuary. (27:20-21)
  • Aaron and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, are chosen to serve as priests. (28:1)
  • God instructs Moses to make special clothes for the priests. (28:2-43)
  • Aaron and his sons are ordained in a seven-day ceremony (29:1-29:46)
  • Aaron is commanded to burn incense on an acacia altar every morning and evening. (30:1-10) Click here to learn more.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • February 18, 7:30 pm - TBC Torah Shabbat! 
  • March 2, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School - "My Yad" Workshop for 6th & 7th Grade
  • March 4, 6:30 pm - Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together 
  • March 13, 9:30 am -Religious School Purim Program and Carnival

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, February 11-17
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

February 11
Sydelle Carter, mother of Suzanne Carter Kramer
Sadie Friedman, grandmother of Jane Alexander
Marvin Greenberg, father of Iris Busch

February 12
William Cohen, father of June Mara

February 13
Elsie R. Alexander, grandmother of Moses Alexander
Leo Bernstein, grandfather of Nathan & Olivia Bernstein
Hyman Schwartz, father of David Schwartz
Rabbi Sol Trav, Grandfather of Chloe Davis

February 16
Mark Lewis Feiner, husband of Senia Feiner
Mollie S. Hyams, mother of Sheila Wakoff

February 17
Roslyn Harrison, mother of Brett Harrison

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