CHAILITES
March 24, 2021
TBC Events Through April 1, 2021

  • Friday, March 26, 7:30 pm - Shabbat Shalom: From Our Homes to Yours! (Link will be sent on Friday)
  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30 am - No Torah Study
  • Sunday, March 28, 9:30 am - No religious School
  • Sunday, March 28, 5:30 pm - Second night of Passover come-as-you-are virtual seder. Click here to RSVP
  • Wednesday, March 31, 4:15 pm - Hebrew School

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.**

Shabbat Shalom: From Our Homes to Yours
THIS Friday March 26
No registration is needed for this
special shabbat service

If you enjoy watching your fellow congregants chant and sing from their homes, you’ll love our Shabbat service for this week featuring TBC members of every age group! We are once again celebrating Shabbat with a very special 30 minute virtual video “TBC: Shabbat Shalom From Our Homes to Yours(link will be sent on Friday). With thanks to the many talented members of our community who graciously agreed to video record themselves doing one of the prayers from our Shabbat liturgy, we bring you a truly communal Shabbat experience which you can enjoy on your own time. Please tune in to welcome Shabbat on March 26th as we all get ready for Pesach with fellow members of your TBC family!! Many thanks to all who contributed recordings! 
 
Shabbat Shalom From Our Homes to Yours! The link will be sent on Friday.
TBC Virtual 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, Richard Lerner and Joni Johns Lerner. We have also had donations by well-known artists, including Saul Chase, Lionel Barrymore, Frederic Remington and Aldo Luongo, as well as several local artists. Watch for more information coming soon.
TBC Religious School Model Seder

The Religious School had a virtual model seder this past Sunday, which was a great success. Thank you to all of our teachers for preparing our students so beautifully, our students for excellent Hebrew reading and chanting, Michele Rudniki, Stacy Barenberg, Dara Marceau and Rachel Langberg for efficient delivery of our Pesach Bags to every Religious School Student, Marilyn Van Raalte for her tireless preparation of the Pesach bags and general coordination of our Model Seder, and a special congratulations to Georgia Marceau for finding the afikomen! A grand time was had by all!
TBC Religious School
Passover Food Drive

Our TBC Religious School is sponsoring a Passover Food Drive. As we read in our Haggadah, “Let all who are hungry come and eat!” Please bring your nonperishable food items to the synagogue and place them in the bin outside the front entrance. If you are ridding your home of Hametz for the Pesach Festival, why not bring any unopened items for donation? Donations will be accepted throughout the eight days of Passover.
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.
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

The Beit Chaverim Synagogue 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 can and will 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.
Yom HaShoah

Our Jewish community will observe a Virtual Yom HaShoah on Wednesday April 7th at 7:30 pm hosted by Temple Shir Shalom of Ridgefield. Look for more information in next week's Chailites.
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 1st Jazz Concert and
Havdalah Under the Stars
May 1, 2021, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

A May 1st 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
Tzav
Command [Aaron and His Sons]
Leviticus 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). 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 28, 5:30 pm
Second Night Virtual Seder - RSVP here

Friday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Welcoming Shabbat Together - Click here to register

Saturday, April 3, 9:30 am
Torah Study - Click here to register

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

Friday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat - Click here to register

Friday, April 9, 6:30 pm
Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together. Click here to register

Saturday, April 10, 9:30 am
Torah Study - Click here to register

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 26 - April 1
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, March 27
Robin Feldman, mother of Gregg Feldman
Sue Ellen Gumins, mother of Samuel Gumins

Monday, March 29
Paula Altare Tepper, sister of Sandy Tepper

Thursday, April 1
Sue Barasch, aunt of Moses Alexander
Verna Nurick, mother of Rachel Langberg


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