April 27, 2022
TBC Events Through May 5, 2022

  • Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together (Note earlier start time!) Click here for zoom link
  • Saturday, April 30, 9:30 am - No Torah Study
  • Saturday, April 30, 10:30 am - Rosella Dunkerley Bat Mitzvah Click here for zoom link; Click here to send a card
  • Sunday, May 1, 9:30 am - Religious School
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2:00 pm - Dorothy Day Hospitality House - Grab & Go
  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:30 pm - Hebrew School

Note: For events held on site at TBC, see TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.
Honoring the Abrahams
Thank You to the TBC Community
Lori and I want to express our appreciation for the service in our honor last Friday evening. We were extremely touched and grateful by all the love and support. TBC has been part of our family for many years and we will miss you all immensely. We hope to see you all when we are back on the east coast from time to time.
Lori & David Abraham

TBC's Religious School Celebrates
Israel Independence Day
Sunday, May 1, 2022
9:30 am
Volunteers Still Needed!

On Sunday morning, May 1 from 9:30-11:30, the Religious School will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) with “A Visit to Israel.” At a variety of stations representing important sites, students will learn through experience about Masada archeology, folk dancing in Tel Aviv, prayers at The Wall in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and Eilat. Adult volunteers are needed to help with the activities. Please use click here to sign up to help out. If you have any questions, contact Marilyn Van Raalte at (203) 644-0177 or
Next TBC Film Club Discussion, May 3, 7:30 pm
Note Date Change!

The movie 1945, as reviewed by Allen Kopfstein, "has a somber, compelling theme. Two Jews return to a Polish town at the end of WW2 causing the town residents to fear that the Jews will reclaim their confiscated properties and wealth. Outstanding cinematography and acting. A gripping drama". 

You can watch the movie on (via your library) and if you have any difficulty with this contact Ria Miller, who can help you with it. Click here to join.
TBC's Religious School
Book & Toy Drive
in Partnership with DIG

TBC Religious School, in partnership with DIG (Determination, Integrity, Growth), is collecting books & toys both in our lobby and from various other locations over the coming weeks to distribute to the children and families of Bridgeport, CT that are in need. 

To help pick up books & toys from other collection sites, please send an email to Dara Marceau at

For more information about DIG and how we came to partner with them on this important Social Action Initiative, please click here!

Jack and Ella Misita's Mitzvah Project - Pajamas & Books!

Help Ella and Jack Misita with their Mitzvah Project to bring new pajamas and books to children in need! Donations sought for Pajama Program! This organization emphasizes healthy sleep habits as an integral part of children’s health. There will be a bin in the TBC lobby through April 30 where you can place NEW pajamas (in any size), and NEW children’s books. If you’re unable to donate these items, but wish to contribute, you can make a donation using the TBC donation form, earmarked for Jack and Ella Misita’s mitzvah project, and we will be happy to purchase these items on your behalf. To learn more, visit
Ridgefield Chorale
(with TBC Member Bonnie Heft!)
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Chorale will present “Only All of Us,” a concert celebrating resilience and heroes and the discovery of the strength that lies within us as individuals and as communities. Presented at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School, and accompanied by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, this multi-media “choral musical” will take us through a time that challenged not only a few, but all of us. Click here to purchase tickets.
TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to

Masks inside the building are optional, but full vaccination continues to be required to enter the building. Children under 5 who cannot be vaccinated (or anyone who is medically unable to be vaccinated and has provided the required proof) must continue to wear a mask while in the building. We will continue to monitor COVID and adjust our policy as needed.
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.

New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 9:00 am

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 12th from 9am–5:00pm and Sunday June 26 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (June 26 session might be via zoom). Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at
The Weekly Torah Portion
Acharei Mot II (II אַחֲרֵי מוֹת)
After the Death
[of the Two Sons of Aaron]
Leviticus 18:1–30

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, April 27 -May 2
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, April 29
Bella Edelman, grandmother of Jodi Simon Stewart
Lisa Kovatch, daughter of Courtney Davis

Saturday, April 30
William Davis, father of Jeremy Davis

Monday, May 2
Eileen G. Portnoy, mother of Dina Gumins

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
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

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.
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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
Assistant Director of Education: Elisheva Gluck
President: June Mara  Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra