March 2, 2022
TBC Events Through March 10, 2022

  • Friday, March 4, 6:30 pm - Virtual ONLY Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together Led by Ellie Gluck Click here for zoom link
  • Saturday, March 5 - Torah Study Click here for zoom link
  • Sunday, March 6, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Wednesday, March 9, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School
  • Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 pm -TBC Film Club we will discuss the movie "Why the Jews" Click here for zoom link

NB: Events with no Zoom link are held on site at TBC. See TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.

Join your voices in music and prayer at the First Congregational Church of Danbury. Monday, March 7, 2022, at 6:30 pm. Clergy and laypersons of all faiths are welcome. For more information call (203) 744-6177 or click here. Park at City Hall or in the church parking lot. See poster!
Our TBC Teens Invite you to Join us for a Special Torah Shabbat Service and Welcome our Friends
from Wilton’s WEPCO Campus
March 11, 2022 @ 5:45 pm

Our Teens will meet together at 5:45 pm to share in some learning and Q&A followed by a communal dinner at 6:30. Our learner’s Shabbat Torah service begins at 7 pm and will be followed by an Oneg at 8:15. Please come and support our teens as we once again welcome peers from other faith traditions into our beautiful synagogue! 
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.

TBC Purim Carnival, March 13,
11:00 am-12:30 am

  • Click here to volunteer to help us!
  • Games, music, crafts, snacks, and costume parade!
  • Pre-order game, food & beverage tickets in advance, by clicking here
  • For more information, contact Ellie Gluck, who is coordinating the event!

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. Click here to RSVP
Help us make this a fantastic evening; make your favorite starter or dessert or sponsor a special drink!! If you are interested, please call or email Susan Farber 203-912-2521, -- For more information click here!
Hear former Student Cantor Suzanne Hamstra's Senior Recital
March 9, 10:30 am

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 10:30 am 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:
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.

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.
Share Your Simcha!!
TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to

Birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating a Birthday in March!
Dan Arnold
Marc Barenberg
Cameron Bear
Jemma Bear
Richard Bloom
Lisa Cederbaum
Jack Cederbaum
Kingsley Davis
Thomas Dubin
Susan Farber
Donovan Furtado
Tara Kates
Emma Katz
Paul Kauffman
Charles Landau
Dina Levi
Deborah List
Wendy Nadel
Lisa Newfield
Gladys O'Neil
Leah Rubin
Julia Saunders
Michele Scruton
Matthew Siegel
Ross Tartell
Patrick Whitaker
Release of Ethics Investigation Report
Union for Reform Judaism

You may be aware that the URJ recently released a report of findings from the detailed ethics investigation that was undertaken as part of a broader Reform Movement-wide look into past allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and misconduct. URJ's update on the investigation is available here, and the full report by the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton is available here. It includes important recommendations to URJ for preventing sexual misconduct going forward and ensuring a culture of ethical accountability. URJ has committed itself to move forward with restorative justice and genuine T'shuvah.
In the interest of full disclosure, the Clergy and Leadership of TBC feel it's important to share these this information with our community. And the process of T’shuvah is open to all, individuals and organizations alike. Before there can be healing, there must first be knowing and accountability.
Social Action & Community Happenings!
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
[The] Records [of the Tabernacle]
Exodus 38:21-40:38

  • 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.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • March 11, 7:30 pm - Welcoming WEPCO Torah Shabbat Together
  • March 13, 9:30 am -Religious School Purim Program and Carnival
  • March 18, 7:30 pm - Purim Shabbat and Megillah reading
  • March 19, 7:00 pm - TBC Celebrates Purim with Masks and Martinis!
  • March 22, 7:30 pm - Adult Ed Program Messiah Musings
  • March 26, 10:30 am - Maxwell Nevas Bar Mitzvah

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, March 4 - 10
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, March 4
Bruce B. Kauffman, brother of Paul Kauffman

Saturday, March 5
Ruth Mellon, mother of Marc Mellon

Tuesday, March 8
Robert Barasch, uncle of Moses Alexander
Paul Rubin, father of Steven Rubin

Wednesday, March 9
Walter Ullman, father of Martin Ullman

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