CHAILITES
April 21, 2021
TBC Events Through April 29, 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.**

Jazz Concert and
Havdalah Under the Stars
May 1, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

It's Spring and we invite you to celebrate with us at our May 1st Concert: Jazz Under the Stars! Bring your family and friends and join with fellow TBC-ers in our parking lot as we joyfully welcome spring, the return of light, and the ability to gather safely IN PERSON to hear live music! This is a BYOE event – “Bring Your Own Everything”! Please bring chairs or blankets and your own food and beverages. We will provide firepits, a short Havdalah Ritual and plenty of music!

Our Jazz line-up features John Dunkerley on keyboards, Ben Carriel on drums, Danny Patiris on Sax with vocals by Big Band Singer Doug Ferony, Cabaret stylings from TBC congregant Jerry O’Neil, our own Cantor Harriet and other special guests! We would love to add a bass player and other instrumentalists and vocalists from our community, so please don’t be shy! Contact Cantor or John Dunkerley (johnstarmusic@aol.com)/845-587-0220 if you would like to participate. This is a free event – donations are always gratefully accepted!
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, sculpture and jewelry that have been donated – including pieces by several of our congregants, including Babette Bloch, Jon Gordon, Richard Lerner, Joni Johns Lerner and Bruce Miller. We also have donations by well-known artists, including Saul Chase, Lionel Barrymore, Frederic Remington and Aldo Luongo, as well as several local artists. You can begin to view the auction items at https://accelevents.com/e/bnaichaim. Bidding starts at 8 am on May 8.
Ruth and Naomi
Naomi and Ruth
May 12, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Nourish your body and soul for this evening's full agenda. At 6 pm bring a dairy dinner to enjoy for the continuation of our Women of the Hebrew Bible Series, presented by Cantor Dunkerley. Learn about the unique bond these women shared - leading up to Shavuot. Click here to register.
Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton - Man, Myth, Musical and Mensch
The Unknown Story of Hamilton's Jewish Roots
May 12, at 7:30 pm

This fascinating lecture will be presented by Robert Watson, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of American History & Avron Fogelman Research Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn University, FL Click here to register. 
TBC'S Diaper Drive a Success

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the diaper/menstrual supply collection held on April 18. With the help of the members of St. Matthews Church we collected 996 supplies for women, 3744 diapers, and almost 2000 wipes. Thank you to Wendy Nadel for her help.

Jane Alexander and Peggy Zamore (Social Action)

Wilton Reads Interfaith Clergy Panel

On April 13th, the Wilton Interfaith Clergy held a panel discussion on "Finding Success - Women Clergy Share Their Experiences." To listen to a recording of the discussion, please click here.
How to Help a Friend Experiencing Abuse,
April 28, 6:30 pm

To participate in the conversation, "How to Help A Friend Experiencing Abuse," start Zoom and use the following ID and password:

  • ZOOM MEETING ID: 863 0211 8848
  • ZOOM PASSCODE: J4ATC%
Daily Bread Food Pantry Thanks
TBC's Religious School Students and Families
for Generous Donations
Jewish Federations of North America is Offering The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship this Summer

Are you ready to be a changemaker? If you’re a Jewish college student or a recent grad, age 20-24, you now have an awesome opportunity - an online leadership development experience to expand your career, your network and, most importantly, your ability to affect positive change in your community and the world. Fellows receive a $350 stipend. Applications open on April 21. To apply, go to jewishchangemakers.org.

There are two sessions, as follows:
Session 1: June 7-24
Session 2: July 12-2 

The Weekly Torah Portion
Acharei Mot - K’doshim
After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron] /
[You Shall Be] Holy
Leviticus 16:1-20:27

  • The duties that the head kohein must perform on Yom Kippur are delineated and the ceremony of the scapegoat is outlined. (16:1-28)
  • Moses instructs Aaron about the Yom Kippur laws for fasting and atonement. (16:29-34)
  • Warnings are issued against the offering of sacrifices outside the Sanctuary and the consumption of blood. (17:1-16)
  • Moses condemns the sexual practices of some neighboring peoples. Certain forms of sexual relations are prohibited. (18:1-30)
  • God issues a variety of commandments, instructing the Israelites on how to be a holy people. (19:1-37)
  • Various sex offenses are discussed and punishments for them are presented. (20:1-27). Click here to learn more.
Don't Forget Chai Greeting Cards!

Chai Greeting Cards are an opportunity for our members to reach out to one another during times of illness, struggle or bereavement. The cards have a modern, yet warm look and feel and include a heartfelt message and space for personalization. Click here to see examples. Or - Click here to send a card! If you have any questions, please email cards@templebnaichaim.org.

Condolence Card - This card contains a message of condolence for those who have lost a loved one. $36 each, with the donation going to your choice of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/Caring Fund.

Mazel Tov Card - This card contains a message of congratulations for those celebrating a happy occasion. $54 each, with the donation going to the Operating Fund, Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Cantor’s Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) Fund, Sisterhood Fund, Tzedakah (social action) Fund or Youth Fund.

Mi Shebeirach Card - This card contains a message of caring and support for someone struggling with illness or other challenges. $18 each, with the donation going to the Kesher/Caring Fund.
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! 



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

Saturday, May 1, 6:30 pm
Jazz Concert and Havdalah Under the Stars

Sunday, May 2, 11:30 am - click here
TBC Teens
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2:00 pm
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
 
Friday, May 7, 5:00 pm - Click here to register
Tot Shabbat
 
Friday, May 7, 6:30 pm - Click here to register
Family Shabbat Services

Virtual Art Sale

Wednesday, May 12, 6:15 PM - Click here to register
Rosh Chodesh series Women of the Hebrew Bible - Naomi & Ruth

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 pm - Click here to register
Adult Ed - Hamilton, Man, Myth, Musical and Mensch

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm
TBC Book Group - The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews by Stephen Birmingham

Thursday, May 27, 7:30 pm
Annual Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, June 2, 2:00 pm
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, April 22-29
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!


Thursday, April 22
Louis Haskel, grandfather of Debra Case

Sunday, April 25
David Krengel, father of Marilyn Van Raalte

Tuesday, April 27
Edyce Hornig, mother of Claire Fennessey

Thursday, April 29
Bella Edelman, grandmother of Jodi Simon Stewart

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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If you have TBC community news you'd like to share, please send the information to chailites@templebnaichaim.org!

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