April 6, 2022
TBC Events Through April 14, 2022

NB: For events held on site at TBC, see TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.
Updated COVID Policy

Based on the Reopening Task Force's recommendations, we are updating TBC's COVID policy. Effectively immediately, masks inside the building will be optional. This change is a result of the high vaccination rates of our congregants, the low infection and hospitalization rates in our area and CDC guidelines.

Please note that 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.
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
Next TBC Film Club Discussion, May 2, 7:30 pm -- 1945

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.
Birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating a Birthday in April!
Lori Abraham
Moses Alexander
Lexi Arnold
Mike Bonheim
Ben Cohen
Marilyn Crandall
Panther Davis
Jonathan Ellenthal
Jacob Farber
Hilary Felton
Kevin Hoffman
Doug Kauffman
Joni Lerner
Aaron Meyer
Ria Miller
James Newfield
Alyssa Newman
Dylan Rabinowittz
Erik Roth
Jeremy Safran
Ben Saunders
David Schwartz
Murray Siegel
Ken Sobel
Jodi Stewart
Karen Tartell
Emily Charlotte Ullman
Joseph Umerley
Emily Whitaker
Share Your Simcha!!
Upcoming events with our talented congregants Russ Robbins and Bonnie Heft ...
Southern Connecticut Camerata Concert
(with Russ Robbins)
Sunday, April 24 at 4:00 pm
Saint Paul's on the Green, Norwalk

TBC congregant Russ Robbins is a long-time member of the Southern Connecticut Camerata. They are giving a concert on Sunday, April 24 at 4pm at St. Paul's on the Green in Norwalk featuring "The Ladies Oriana: Music for Elizabeth I & II." The program will include works by Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Benjamin Britten, and more. All are welcome. You can purchase tickets online at to attend in person or virtually - or you can purchase tickets at the door. We hope to see you there.

Ridgefield Chorale
(with 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
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.

The Weekly Torah Portion
A Leper
Leviticus 14:1-15:33

  • Priestly rituals to cure tzaraat (a skin condition) when it afflicts humans are described. (14:1-32)
  • Rituals to rid dwelling places of tzaraat are presented. (14:33-57)
  • The parashah denotes male impurities resulting from a penile discharge or seminal emission. (15:1-18)
  • The parashah concludes with accounts of female impurities caused by a discharge of blood. (15:19-33)

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • April 30, 10:30 am - Rosella Dunkerley Bat Mitzvah
  • May 6, 6:30 pm - Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together
  • May 7, 10:30 am - Murray Siegel Bar Mitzvah
  • May 14, 7:00 pm - Wines & Whiskey Membership

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, April 8-14
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, April 9
Claude Marceau, father of David Marceau
Benjamin Prentiss, grandfather of Valerie Rosenson
Caroline Rogow, stepmother to Lorig Family

Sunday, April 10
William Deutch, grandfather of Marilyn Crandall
Israel Gordon, father of Jonathan Gordon

Monday, April 11
Barbara Abraham, mother of David Abraham
Gussie Halle, grandmother of Richard Bloom

Tuesday, April 12
Michael Cohen, cousin of June Mara

Wednesday, April 13
Theodore Lash, father of Melinda Weber
Tillie Tepper, grandmother of Sandy Tepper

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
Inscribe Your Leaf on the Tree of Life Today! 
Whether you celebrate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary or other special event, inscribing the event on the leaves of the Tree of Life will ensure your memories shine brightly at Temple B'nai Chaim for years to come. 

It's easy to order - just fill out the Tree of Life order form. Each leaf costs $300 and will be engraved upon receipt of the completed order form and full payment. Your leaf will be placed on the tree within 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. Examples of leaves may be seen here.  Contact if you have any questions. 
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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