April 28, 2021
TBC Events Through May 6, 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.

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 ( / 845-587-0220) if you would like to participate. This is a free event – donations are always gratefully accepted!
Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 7 - 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 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 Bidding starts at 8 am on May 8.
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.
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. 
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

There are two sessions, as follows:
Session 1: June 7-24
Session 2: July 12-2 
"Medication Safety in Older Adults"
Jewish Senior Services Presentation, May 13, 3:00 pm

The talk will focus on Interactions and Adverse reactions. Speakers will be Dr. Jean K. Jacob, Pharm. D, Certified Pedorthist., Dr. Zenub Parupia, Pharm. D, Main Street Pharmacy. RSVP to: or 203-556-1619. See flyer for more information.

Jewish Senior Services continues to host free educational seminars to raise awareness of the challenges facing older adults and families. The series is presented by JSS staff, who provide the expertise and support services to those living with these challenges

The Weekly Torah Portion
Leviticus 21:1−24:23

  • Laws regulating the lives and sacrifices of the priests are presented. (21:1-22:33)
  • The set times of the Jewish calendar are named and described: the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Pilgrimage Festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. (23:1-44)
  • God commands the Israelites to bring clear olive oil for lighting the sanctuary menorah. The ingredients and placement of the displayed loaves of sanctuary bread are explained. (24:1-9)
  • Laws dealing with profanity, murder, and the maiming of others are outlined. (24:10-23). 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

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 Clergy Discretionary Fund, Operating Fund or the Chesed (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, Clergy Discretionary Fund, Religious School 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. click here to send a card

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

Thursday, June 17, 7:30 pm
TBC Book Group - Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers who Forged the Way by Hasia R. Diner
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, April 30 - May 6
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

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

Monday, May 3
Michael D Greenbaum, brother of Susan Hagan

Tuesday, May 4
Harold Goodman, great grandfather of David Mann

Wednesday, May 5
Julius Cahn, father of Kiki Cahn
Robert A. Heisler, brother of Michele Scruton
Herman Robbins, grandfather of Russell Robbins
Edith Weinstein, grandmother of Dana Umerley

Thursday, May 6
James Bennett, father of Mark Bennett
Milton Greenbaum, father of Susan Hagan
Morton Metzger, grandfather of Dina Levi

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