March 16, 2022
TBC Events Through March 24, 2022

  • Friday, March 18, 7:00 pm - Purim Shabbat and Megillah Reading - Onsite and via Zoom (click here for zoom link) and please note earlier start time
  • Saturday, March 19, 9:30 am - Torah Study Click here for zoom link
  • Saturday, March 19, 7:00 pm - Purim Celebration (Adult), Martinis and Masks! (RSVP here!)
  • Sunday, March 20, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Sunday, March 20, 11:45 am - TBC Teens
  • Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm - Adult Ed Program: Messiah Musings. On Zoom, Register in advance.

NB: For events held on site at TBC, see TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.
Last Friday's Torah Shabbat with Wilton's WEPCO members

*** Friday's Shabbat Service, with the Whole Megillah (maybe!) -- on site at TBC and by Zoom

*** Saturday's Martinis and Masks -- an evening to join the community, socialize, eat and drink -- on site at TBC. RSVP needed!

Special Purim Shabbat Service
Friday, March 18, 7:00 pm
The whole Megillah ....ish

Ladies, Gentleman and Children of ALL AGES:

Join us in the TBC sanctuary next Friday in your favorite costume and MASK!** We will have an abbreviated Shabbat Service followed by a community wide English Megillah reading. Serious merriment is guaranteed.

Please BRING boxes of small Macaroni. They will help us make noise (think HAMAN) before we donate all to a food pantry.

Hamantaschen and treats for all!

**social distancing must be observed and masks worn inside the synagogue building

Last Call: Martinis and Masks:
An Evening to be Together, Eat and Drink!

Saturday night, March 19th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
An adult evening to eat, drink and be a community
Starters and desserts with a Persian flair
Lots of Wine and Special Drinks 

Mordecai’s Martini, Vashti’s Vespers,
Hamen’s Highballs and Esther’s Elderflower Special

Come in costume (masks or full regalia) and join in friendly competitions with cash prizes! 

  • Best Mask (Covid and Non-Covid styles) – bedazzle away
  • Best Facial Hair – natural or synthetic, non-gender specific (only your hairdresser can tell)
  • The Story of the Evening – A true (or mostly true) tale from your life

We have arranged for babysitting, which will happen in the school portion of the building. Have your children come with sleeping bags and snacks – we will provide the rest. If you are taking advantage of this, please reserve a space by texting Susan Farber @ 203-912-2521 no later than noon on Friday. March 18th.

The evening is open to current and past TBC members and friends and family of current and past members. The suggested donation for the evening is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members and friends. All attendees are asked to provide vaccination proof (if not already on record at TBC).  

Please register for the evening at: Click here to RSVP - More information here!
Adult Ed Program - Messiah Musings
Tuesday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm

Please join us on Tuesday evening at 7:30 via Zoom for a conversational dive into the multiple origins, perspectives and practices concerning the Messiah in the Abrahamic Faith Traditions. Cantor Harriet will be joined by Reverend Will Fisher of Redding Episcopal Church and a Scholar from the Muslim Community of Wilton for a discussion around our various beliefs, traditions and tales about "The Messiah"! A question and answer period will
follow the discussion. You must register in advance to attend by clicking here.
Photos from last Saturday's Religious School Purim Carnival!
Jack and Ella Misita's Mitzvah Project -Pajamas & Books!

Help Ella and Jack Misita with their Mitzvah Project to bring new pajamas and books to children in need! Donations sought for Pajama Program! This organization emphasizes healthy sleep habits as an integral part of children’s health. There will be a bin in the TBC lobby through April 30 where you can place NEW pajamas (in any size), and NEW children’s books. If you’re unable to donate these items, but wish to contribute, you can make a donation to using the TBC's donation form, earmarked for Jack and Ella Misita’s mitzvah project, and we will be happy to purchase these items on your behalf. To learn more, visit

B'Tayavon Glatt Kosher Catering Menu for Passover

This year again Jewish Senior Services is offering a menu that includes platters, soups, salads, single dinners, and desserts. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday April 6, 12:00 pm. To place an order, contact 203-396-1023 or email

Next TBC Film Club Discussion, May 2, 7:30 pm -- 1945

The movie 1945, as reviewed by Allen Kopfstein, "has a somber, compelling theme. Two Jews return to a Polish town at the end of WW2 causing the town residents to fear that the Jews will reclaim their confiscated properties and wealth. Outstanding cinematography and acting. A gripping drama". 

You can watch the movie on (via your library) and if you have any difficulty with this contact Ria Miller, who can help you with it. Click here to join.
Share Your Simcha!!
  • Mazel Tov to Isaac Lerner who has been named Associate Director of the Detroit Opera.

TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to
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
Command [Aaron and His Sons]
Levitictus 6:1-8:36

  • The five sacrifices that the priests are to perform are described. (6:1-7:38)
  • Limitations on the consumption of meat are delineated. (7:17-27)
  • Details about the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests and the preparation of the Tabernacle as a holy place are given. (8:1-36)

Parashat Tzav opens with a command to Aaron, the high priest. It's a moment to think about leadership -- who are our leaders and what do they do? Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, discussess what it means to be a leadeer, and who among us should take a leadership role. (Spoiler alert: it's all of us!)

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • March 25, 7:00 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together
  • March 26, 9:30 am - Torah Study
  • March 26, 10:30 am - Maxwell Nevas Bar Mitzvah

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, March 18 - 24
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, March 19
Bernard Cukier, grandfather of Russell Robbins

Tuesday March 22
Lillian Tondow Weber, mother of Donald Weber

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