March 10, 2021
TBC Events Through March 18, 2021

For events that require registration:
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.

Reminder: It's Daylight Savings Time Saturday

This Saturday, it's time to SPRING AHEAD! Be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour.
New Religious School Sunday Morning Format

Beginning this Sunday, March 14th, we will be shifting to a new and exciting format for our Sunday morning Religious School Zoom sessions. Our students will be together for a brief welcome and a few songs from 9:30-9:40. They will then go into breakout rooms by class for regular Sunday instruction until 10:30am when we will all come back together for our All-School T’filah. This regular practice has been missing with only a few exceptions since we had to abandon in-person learning last Spring, and we are so excited to have found a way to bring it back! Please make a note of the NEW ZOOM LINK below. This will be our NEW SUNDAY MORNING 9:30 am link for the rest of our school year!

Join Zoom Meeting (no registration required)
Sisterhood Presents
Women of the Hebrew Bible
Miriam - March 17, 2021, 7:30 pm

In this second lecture of the series, Cantor Harriet discuss Miriam. Miriam is described in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the older sister of Moses and Aaron. She was a prophetess and first appears in the Book of Exodus. The Torah refers to her as "Miriam the Prophetess" and the Talmud names her as one of the seven major female prophets of Israel. Join us to learn more about this remarkable woman. Click here to register.

For this issue of Chailites we thank the following individuals who have generously contributed to TBC during February 2021.

To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
Chesed Fund
Alexander Family Foundation
Cantor Jon Sobel & Mrs. Sara Emir

Clergy Discretionary Fund
James Ostendorf

High Holyday Appeal
Barbara and Richard Bloom

Men's Club 
Barbara and Richard Bloom

Operating Fund
Joe Kropf & Irene Rosenberg
June Mara

Rabbi Cohen Torah Card Fund
Alexander Family Foundation

Religious School
Marilyn Van Raalte
Shalach Manot
Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis
Barbara Dobbin
Jonathan Gordon & Cortney Davis
Kathy and Todd Gordon
June Mara
Wendy and Mac Nadel
Russell Robbins & Valerie Rosenson
Rachel and Joe Sondheimer
Melinda and Don Weber

Sisterhood Honey
Barbara and Richard Bloom

Barbara and Richard Bloom

Tzedakah Fund
Alexander Family Foundation

URJ Appeal
Barbara and Richard Bloom
Virtual TBC Art Sale
May 8 - 15, 2021

TBC’s Virtual Art Sale will be held May 8 through May 15. There are amazing works of art that have been donated – including pieces by several of our congregants, including Babette Bloch, Jon Gordon, and Richard Lerner. We have also had donations by well-known artists, including Saul Chase, Lionel Barrymore and Aldo Luongo, as well as several local artists.
If you have art that you would like to donate click here to download the donation form, which includes instructions and dates for delivering your donations to TBC. The deadline for making contributions is March 18.
TBC Book Group
March 18, 2021, 7:30 pm

At the next TBC book group, scheduled for March 18, 2021, we will be discussing The Henna House by Nomi Eve. "A touching coming-of-age story" (Publishers Weekly) in the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent, about a young woman, her family, their community and the customs that bind them, from "a storyteller of uncommon energy and poise" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Click here to register.
TBC Religious School Model Seder
March 21, 2021, 9:30 am

The TBC Religious School will hold a model seder on Sunday, March 21 at 9:30 am. Each child will receive a Pesach bag to use during the seder.
Adult Ed Presents
Dealing With Depression and Anxiety During COVID
March 23, 2021, 7:30 pm

Dr. Neil Rattan, Psychologist, will be discussing how to deal successfully with the depression, anxiety and loneliness resulting from this pandemic. Dr. Rattan has been in clinical practicing in Ridgefield and Westport for more than 40 years. He specializes in addiction, family health and teenagers. Please mark your calendars and be sure to join us for this informative lecture. Click here to register.
Second Night Virtual Seder
March 28, 2021, 5:30 pm

TBC will be holding a second night virtual seder led by Cantor Harriet Dunkerley, if we have sufficient interest. If you would like to join us, please RSVP by registering for this seder no later than March 23rd. Click here to register.
Over the past year, hunger in our Jewish community is a bigger issue than ever before.
Your donation helps fill Passover bags for Upper Fairfield County Jewish families in need!
Tuesday, March 16, 8pm
The James Beard Outstanding Chef award-winner brings his signature charoset and Mina with Ground Beef, Cardamom, and Coffee to your kitchen... for free! 
The Weekly Torah Portion
Vayak'heil - P'kudei
Moses Assembled the Records of the Tabernacle
Exodus 35:1−40:38

  • 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)
  • A statistical summary of the materials used for the Tabernacle and an account of producing the priestly vestments are recorded. Moses blesses the Israelites for the work they did. (38:21-39:42)
  • Upon God's instruction, Moses sets up the Mishkan and the priests are anointed and consecrated. (40:1-33)
  • A description is given of a cloud that covers the Mishkan by day and a fire that burns by night, indicating God's Presence therein. (40:33-38) Click here to learn more.

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.
Learn to Read Hebrew
URJ Program Begins March 14, 2021

Get started with the aleph-bet and learn Hebrew along with your children or grandchildren? Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, with a warm and supportive educator to guide you and a group of classmates for practicing together. Recognize and understand common Hebrew words and phrases that are often heard in Reform congregations and in Jewish prayer. Perfect for Intro to Judaism alumni and other adults, this course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. Ten one-hour sessions, $180.

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

Sunday, March 21, 9:30 am
Religious School Model Seder

Sunday, March 21, 11:30 am
TBC Teens

Tuesday, March 23, 7:30 pm
Adult Ed - Dealing with Anxiety and Depression During Covid. Click here to register

Sunday, March 28, 5:30 pm
Second Night Virtual Seder - RSVP here by March 23

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, March 12 - 18
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, March 12
Pearl Bloom, mother of Richard Bloom

Saturday, March 13
Seymour Gluck, father of Ronnie Ross
Renee Weiss Rollins, mother of Maxine Margolin

Tuesday, March 16
Max Aronow, uncle of Meryll Wolfman

Wednesday, March 17
Sara Heft, remembered by the Heft Family
Ruth Artson Shauer, mother of Marlene Serby
Lillian Greenwald Sobel, mother of Ken Sobel

It is traditional to light a memorial candle on the eve of the yahrzeit at home and to recite Kaddish when lighting the yahrzeit candle. It is also a custom to make donations in memory of loved ones around the time.
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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