CHAILITES
March 17, 2021
TBC Events Through March 25, 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.
**YOU MUST SAVE THE CONFIRMATION EMAILS THAT YOU RECEIVE. THEY ARE THE ONLY PLACES WHERE THE LINKS AND PASSWORDS WILL APPEAR.**

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.
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.


Passover is Approaching
Join Us for These Two Extraordinary Events
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. A Pesach bag to be used during the seder will be distributed to each child on Friday (3/19) or Saturday (3/20). Everything you need will be in the bag, including nut-free haroset. The only item parents need to provide is salt water.
Second Night "Come As You Are" Virtual Seder
March 28, 2021, 5:30 pm

Cantor Harriet will be leading a "come as you are" second night virtual seder. You don't need to have anything special -- all we need is you! We hope you will join us for this for celebration, stories and singing. To join us, please click here to register.
Dealing With Depression and Anxiety During COVID
March 23, 2021, 7:30 pm

Adult Ed is presenting this timely discussion, led by Dr. Neil Rattan, Psychologist. Dr. Rattan will be discussing how to deal successfully with the depression, anxiety and loneliness resulting from this pandemic. Dr. Rattan has been in clinical practice 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.
Virtual Interfaith/Intergroup Passover Seder
and Inauguration of a Community of Conscience
March 30, 2021, 5:00 pm
We invite YOU to join us to stand up to hate.

Join the government officials, faith and community leaders, and diplomats who have already registered for the March 30 virtual Interfaith/Intergroup Passover Seder celebrating the central themes of Passover: redemption, freedom, and education – themes that resonate far beyond the Jewish community and reach across religions and backgrounds.

Register now by clicking here and encourage your friends and family to do so as well.

The event will feature the official launch of the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Community of Conscience which will allow our communities to unify and stand together against hatred and racism.
Music, Art, and Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust
April 6, 2021, 7:30 pm

The terror of fleeing the Nazis or experiencing the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust produced many profoundly moving works of art. Using selected videos and texts from his courses on the subject presented at the Wilton Library and the Norwalk Community College, Judson Scruton will provide and discuss examples from well known to unknown musicians, artists and poets. Learning from these artistic creations is an important element in contemporary historical and moral education. Those who do not study history are, indeed, doomed to repeat it. 

Judson Scruton, M.A., is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry. He has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities, most recently as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University. In his career as an educator, Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and the U.K., including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He currently hosts a long running literary series at the Wilton Library, CT. Click here to register
  

Beit Chaverim is collaborating with the world's foremost Holocaust education institution, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, to present this brand new program on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in observance of Yom Hashoah.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is the story of modern-day Maccabees, Youth Group leaders and members, who fought the Nazis against overwhelming odds, street by street, building by building, establishing that Jews will and can fight for their dignity, humanity, and very lives.

The class will be taught by Rabbi Moshe Cohn, Head of the Jewish World Section
at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Questions? Contact office@BeitChaverim.com. To register, click here.
FEDERATION MATZAH DRIVE
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!
May Day Jazz Concert and
Havdalah Under the Stars
May 1, 2021, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

A May Day Jazz Concert and Havdalah under the stars in TBC's parking lot is in the planning stages. If you are a musician and would like to participate, please contact John Dunkerley at (845) 587-0220 or johnstarmusic@aol.com.
The Weekly Torah Portion
Vayikra
[God] Called Out
Levicitus 1:1−5:36

God instructs Moses on the five different kinds of sacrifices that were to be offered in the sanctuary:
  • The olah or "burnt offering" was a voluntary sacrifice that had a high degree of sanctity and was regarded as the "standard" offering. The entire animal, except for its hide, was burned on the altar. (1:1-17)
  • The minchah or "meal offering" was a sacrifice made of flour, oil, salt, and frankincense that was partly burned on the altar and partly given to the priests to eat. (2:1-16)
  • The zevach sh'lamim or "sacrifice of well-being" was a voluntary animal offering from one's herd, sometimes brought to fulfill a vow. (3:1-17)
  • The chatat or "sin offering" was an obligatory sacrifice that was offered to expiate unintentional sins. This offering differs from the others in the special treatment of the blood of the animal. (4:1-5:13)
  • The asham or "penalty offering" was an obligatory sacrifice of a ram that was required chiefly of one who had misappropriated property. (5:1-26). 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.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

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

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

Friday, April 2, 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat

Friday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together

Wednesday, April 7, 2:00 pm
Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Sunday, April 11, 11:30 am
Family B'nai Mitzvah Seminar

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, March 19 - 25
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Sunday, March 21
Benjamin Prentiss, grandfather of Valerie Rosenson

Monday, March 22
Jerry Schlesinger, father of Lynn Schlesinger
Lillian Tondow Weber, mother of Donald Weber

Thursday, March 25
Murry Erlich, father of Senia Feiner

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