CHAILITES
March 3, 2021
TBC Events Through March 11, 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.**

Tot Shabbat and Family Service This Friday, March 5!

Make sure to join us for our Tot Shabbat and Family Service this Friday, featuring prayer leading by our 5th and 6th grade students! Make sure to invite family and friends to participate. (Make sure 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 Block, 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 please 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.
Happy birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating a birthday in March.
Dan Arnold
Marc Barenberg
Cameron Bear
Jemma Bear
Mark Bennett
Richard Bloom
Lisa Cederbaum
Jack Cederbaum
Thomas Dubin
Susan Farber
Alexandra Hollander
Tara Kates
Emma Katz
Paul Kauffman
Pauline Kriger
Charles Landau
Dina Levi
Deborah List
Shannon McAvoy
Kalle Meehan
Wendy Nadel
Lisa Newfield
Gladys O'Neil
Leah Rubin
Julia Saunders
Michele Scruton
Sun Semel
Andrew Semel
Matthew Siegel
Rian Stewart
Ross Tartell
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). See reviews and availability here.
'Wissenschaft' — the Enlightenment's scientific approach to understanding our history and our world — is the foundation of Hebrew Union College's mission and approach to Jewish learning. Please join HUC for these six stimulating lecture series -- running from February through May -- where scientific rigor, academic scholarship, as well as a Jewish lens, invite you to learn about:

  • Judaism and Civil Society
  • Judaism and Culture
  • Judaism and (Grand)Parenting
  • Judaism and History
  • Judaism and Religions
  • Judaism and Women's Studies.

To learn more and to register, click here.
The Weekly Torah Portion
Ki Tisa
When You Take a Census
Exodus 30:11−34:35

  • Moses takes a census of the Israelites and collects a half-shekel from each person (30:11-16)
  • God tells Moses to construct a water basin and to prepare anointing oil and incense for the ordination of the priests. Bezalel and Oholiab, skilled artisans, are assigned to make objects for the priests and the Tabernacle. (30:17-31:11)
  • The Israelites are instructed to keep Shabbat as a sign of their covenant with God. God gives Moses the two tablets of the Pact. (31:12-18)
  • The Israelites ask Aaron to build them a Golden Calf. Moses implores God not to destroy the people and then breaks the two tablets of the Pact on which the Ten Commandments are written when he sees the idol. God punishes the Israelites by means of a plague. (32:1-35)
  • Moses goes up the mountain with a blank set of tablets for another 40 days so that God will again inscribe the Ten Commandments. Other laws, including the edict to observe the Pilgrimage Festivals, are also revealed. (34:1-28)
  • Moses comes down from the mountain with a radiant face. (34:29-35).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.

Thinking about Jewish
Summer Camp . . .

. . . and wondering if it might be right for your child? The URJ offers Jewish campers a wealth of options to choose from including close by regional camps like Harlam, Eisner and Crane Lake, along with their 6 Points specialty camps: 6 Points Sports Academy in North Carolina, 6 Points Sci-Tech near Boston, MA, and 6 Points Creative Arts just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Scholarships are available for first-time campers through the URJ, and TBC also has limited scholarship funding available! For more information on any of the camps, please visit: https://reformjudaism.org/reform-jewish-life/youth-family-community/jewish-camp or contact Cantor Dunkerley. For information about 6 Points Creative Arts Camp specifically, please reach out to TBC member, Rachel Langberg, who is serving as a Creative Arts Ambassador this year! Regardless of which camp you and your child choose, the experiences, friendships, memories and connections to Judaism forged at Jewish Summer Camp are sure to last a lifetime!
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 


Wednesday, March 17, 6:15 pm
Sisterhood Women of the Hebrew Bible Series: Miriam. Click here to register

Thursday, March 18, 7:30 pm
TBC Book Club - Henna House by Nomi Eve. Click here to register

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



See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, March 5 - 11
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, March 5
Ruth Mellon, mother of Marc Mellon

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

Tuesday, March 9
Walter Ullman, father of Martin Ullman

Thursday, March 11
Eugene Bower, father of Sandi Prince
Jill Buttrick, sister of Claire Fennessey

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