CHAILITES
March 31, 2021
TBC Events Through April 8, 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.**

In Our Community

Mazel Tov to Lori and David Abraham on the birth of their granddaughter Hannah Brielle Sayler to their daughter Carolyn and her husband William on March 16. Shira Hannah bat Ariel v’Gavriel Uri.
Happy birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are
celebrating a birthday in April.
Lori Abraham
Moses Alexander
Lexi Arnold
Mike Bonheim
Marilyn Crandall
Ava Curto
Jonathan Ellenthal
Sydney Feldman
Hilary Felton
Kevin Hoffman
Joni Lerner
Aaron Meyer
Ria Miller
James Newfield
Alyssa Newman
Beverly Peterman
Dylan Rabinowittz
Ben Saunders
David Schwartz
Rose Semel
Murray Siegel
Ken Sobel
Jodi Stewart
Karen Tartell
Joseph Umerley
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.
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. Watch for more information in the next few days.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, April 9th - 5:00 pm

Please join Cantor Harriet at 5pm for an amazing Tot Shabbat experience! Children ages 5 or 6 and younger along with their families are invited to welcome Shabbat together with singing, dancing, special guests and even some challah and soup making! Get ready for a fun and participatory 20-25 minutes of music, learning and laughs as we greet Shabbat together!
 
Then, stick around if you like or, if you didn't make Tot Shabbat, please join us at 6:30 pm for our Shabbat Family Service! A fun, participatory family-friendly Shabbat service with prayers, liturgy and music put together especially with children ages 7-17 in mind, and suitable for all! Please join Cantor Harriet as we welcome Shabbat together. Remember to bring a smile and your favorite dancing shoes! Click here to register
TBC Book Group
April 15th, 7:30 pm


The TBC Book Group will be reading "My German Question" by Peter Gay. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, this poignant book tells of the author's youth as an assimilated Jew in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939. Peter Gay describes his family, the life they led, and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner, and he explores his own ambivalent feelings. ...toward Germany. Click here to register
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.
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.

The Weekly Torah Portion
Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach
7th Day of Passover
Exodus 14:30–15:21 

As the observance of Passover draws to an end, the Torah portion includes the dramatic recounting of the splitting of the sea in this poem known as “The Song at the Sea.” Written with great emotion, this poem attempts to convey the power of “God’s might hand.” So powerful is the imagery that verses of this poem have become part of the Jewish liturgy. The poem comes to a climatic finish with Miriam, the prophetess, picking up her timbrel and leading the women in dance. 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! 



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

Tuesday, April 6, 9:30 pm
Music, Art and Poetry Reflective of the Holocaust - 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

Thursday, April 15, 7:30 pm
TBC Book Club - My German Question by Peter Gay. Click here to register

Sunday, April 18, 11:30 am
TBC Teens

Saturday, May 1, 10:30 am
Ryan Katz Bar Mitzvah

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, April 2 - 8
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, April 2
Gertrude Garnett. great grandmother of David Mann
Fannie Klein, grandmother of Jaime Kapel

Sunday, April 4
Ted Tepper, father of Sandy Tepper

Monday, April 5
Belle Herman, aunt of Mitchell Farber
Anna Zamore, mother-in-law of Jean Zamore

Tuesday, April 6
Ernestine Lizan, grandmother of Meryll Wolfman

Wednesday, April 7
Betty Ruth Hollander, mother of Aaron Hollander
Hyman Rosenson, father of Valerie Rosenson


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