March 8, 2023

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


Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together click here for zoom

Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am -Bar Mitzvah of Ian Marceau click here to send a chai greeting card; click here for zoom

Sunday, March 12, 9:30 am - Religious School

Sunday, March 12, 9:30 am - Gun Safety/Anti-violence Action Group - TBC Social Hall - All welcome to participate! Coffee & nosh provided.

Wednesday, March 15, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

Friday, March 17, 6:00 pm - WEPCO Shabbat Meeting Registration - Zoom


See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

TBC's COVID safety policy is posted here.

Last Friday's TBC Purim Shpiel!

TBC Religious School Players featured in their Premier Performance of “Mordy Potter and the Philosopher’s Bagel!”

Saturday's Tot Shabbat!

Last Saturday's Tot Shabbat was a great success. Music and dancing and the whole megilla!

Sunday's Purim Carnival Pics!

TBC families and guests enjoyed a fun-filled morning at our Purim Carnival. Enjoy the highlights on our photo wall at

TBC Anti-Violence / Gun Safety Action Group Sunday, 9:30 am

All TBC members are encouraged to come and participate in this urgent social action discussion and planning group. This and other TBC social action meetings are scheduled during Sunday Religious School so that parents are more easily able to attend! Event will be in the Social Hall. Information about the action group is available here. Coffee and nosh will be provided.

In this issue of Chailites we thank the following individuals who generously contributed to TBC during February, 2023. To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.

Pledge Extra Dues

Noah and Sarah Grayson

Operating Fund

Jane & Moses Alexander 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Goldberg

Bruce & Gina Kaiser

Patti and Alan Masarek

Lottie Tartell

Gerda & Nelson Whitman

Clergy Discretionary

Jane & Moses Alexander 

Religious School

Jane & Moses Alexander

Tzedakah Fund

Jane & Moses Alexander 

Shalach Manot

Jane & Moses Alexander

Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis

Debra and Dennis Case

Wendy and Mac Nadel

Michele and Judson Scruton

Raise Craze

Jane & Moses Alexander 

June Mara

Scott and Rachel Sanderson

Chesed Fund

Michele and Judson Scruton

Sisterhood Fundraiser

Bonnie Heft

Oneg/Flower Donation


Ria and Bruce Miller

Honey Cakes and Latkes - How Food Memories Nourish the Soul

Join CT food writer Liz Rueven and Dr. Maria Zalewska, Executive Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, in conversation with Holocaust survivors Tova Friedman and Eugene Ginter for a deeper look behind a collection of heirloom recipes from Auschwitz and Birkenau survivors.

March 16, 7:00 pm - sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County. Held at Chabad of Westport. Click here to register.

Handmade Kippot Still Available!

They kippot are $18 each, and we will use the proceeds to ship 100 Machzorim to the community and also send the balance of the proceeds to purchase food! Please make checks payable to: Temple B'nai Chaim, with 'TBC Social Action Fund-Ugandan Jewry' in the memo line. Additional donations are welcome through the TBC Social Action Fund on the TBC Donation Page with a note indicating 'Ugandan Jewry' as the recipient.

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.

Yahrzeits March 3 - 9

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Sunday, March 4

Ruth Mellon, mother of Marc Mellon

Wednesday, March 8

Robert Barasch, uncle of Moses Alexander

Mollie S. Hyams, mother of Sheila Wakoff

Paul Rubin, father of Steven Rubin

Thursday, March 9

Bernard Cukier, grandfather of Russell Robbins

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

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques

When remembering loved ones who have passed away, we invite you to commemorate their lives and blessings with a memorial plaque for the TBC wall of remembrance. Ordering information is available here.

Ten Minutes of Torah!

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides rich resources for Torah study from a Reform perspective. Their Torah Study website includes "The Torah Explained," "Torah Portion Calendar" and an overview of each week's Torah portion. Click here to sign up today!

A reminder that the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County schedules a variety of programs that TBC members may find interesting.

Their calendar of upcoming events is available here. Those wishing to receive their weekly mailing list will find the registration form here.

ShopRaise Now for TBC!

Take advantage of the many discounts and other options ShopRaise offers and help support TBC! You'll even be able to track the cumulative amount your purchases have contributed. More information about ShopRaise for TBC can be found here.

You Can Make a Difference at TBC

Have you been thinking about making a donation to support TBC in some way? We have made it easier for you to do just that! Please check out our new Donate Now button below!

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Temple B'nai Chaim    

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