CHAILITES
April 7, 2021
TBC Events Through April 15, 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.**

Tot Shabbat and Family Shabbat Service
This Friday, 4/9 at
5 pm for Tot Shabbat
6:30 pm for Family Service
 
Please join Cantor Harriet at 5:00 pm for an amazing Tot Shabbat experience! Children up to age 7 or 8 along with their families are invited to welcome Shabbat together with singing, dancing, special guests and even some challah and soup making! Make sure to bring an instrument or shaker and a stuffed friend, and get ready for a fun and participatory 25-30 minutes of music, learning and laughs as we welcome Shabbat together! Click here to register for Tot Shabbat.
 
Then, don’t miss our Family Shabbat Service! Join us at 6:30 pm to welcome Shabbat together with a family friendly service geared toward families and children ages 7-107! Remember to also bring a smile and your favorite dancing shoes! Click here to register for the Family Service.


For this issue of Chailites we thank the following individuals who have generously contributed to TBC during March 2021.

To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
Operating Fund
Jeffrey Busch & Stephen Davis
Barbara Dobbin
 June Mara
 Ria and Bruce Miller
 Louise and Erv Shames
 Karen and Ross Tartell
 Melinda and Don Weber
 
High Holyday Appeal
     Brooke Zykan Bernstein
 
Clergy Discretionary Fund
     Alexander Family Foundation
 
Tzedakah Fund
     Alexander Family Foundation
 
 
Shalach Manot
     Doris and Lew Bender
     Lynn and David Greenberg
     Dina and Sam Gumins
     Bonnie Heft
     Ria and Bruce Miller
     Gladys and Jerry O'Neil
     Maor Sauler & Robyn Scatena
     Michele and Judson Scruton
     Marlene Serby
     Sharon and Ken Sobel
     Meryll and Michael Wolfman
 
Chesed Fund
     Gladys and Jerry O'Neil
     Michele and Judson Scruton
     Meryll and Michael Wolfman
 
Religious School
     Iris Busch
 
TBC Book Group
April 15th, 7:30 pm


The TBC Book Group will be reading "My German Question" by Peter Gay. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, this poignant book tells of the author's youth as an assimilated Jew in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939. Peter Gay describes his family, the life they led, and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner, and he explores his own ambivalent feelings. ...toward Germany. Click here to register.
Social Action Diaper Drive
April 18, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social Action is hosting a diaper/wipes/tampons/pads collection on April 18, between 10 am and 2 pm. Just drive into the TBC parking lot to drop off your donations. Diapers, wipes, tampons and pads collected will be brought to local organizations to distribute. All sizes are welcome. Larger sizes, 3 and up are generally needed the most. Open packs of diapers will be accepted.
May 1st Jazz Concert and
Havdalah Under the Stars
May 1, 2021, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

A May 1st Jazz Concert and Havdalah under the stars in TBC's parking lot is in the planning stages. If you are a musician and would like to participate, please contact John Dunkerley at (845) 587-0220 or johnstarmusic@aol.com.
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 that have been donated – including pieces by several of our congregants, including Babette Bloch, Jon Gordon, Richard Lerner and Joni Johns Lerner. We have also had donations by well-known artists, including Saul Chase, Lionel Barrymore, Frederic Remington and Aldo Luongo, as well as several local artists. Watch for more information coming soon.

The Weekly Torah Portion
Sh'mini
The Eighth [Day]
Leviticus 9:1-11:47

  • Aaron and his sons follow Moses' instructions and offer sacrifices so that God will forgive the people. (9:1-24)
  • Two of Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, offer "alien fire" to God. God punishes these two priests by killing them immediately. (10:1-3)
  • God forbids Moses, Aaron, and his surviving sons from mourning but commands the rest of the people to do so. Priests are told not to drink alcohol before entering the sacred Tabernacle and are further instructed about making sacrifices. (10:4-20)
  • Laws are given to distinguish between pure and impure animals, birds, fish, and insects. (11:1-47) Click here to learn more.
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! 



Friday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat - Click here to register

Friday, April 9, 6:30 pm
Family Service Welcoming Shabbat Together. Click here to register

Saturday, April 10, 9:30 am
Torah Study - Click here to register

Sunday, April 11, 11:30 am
Family B'nai Mitzvah Seminar

Thursday, April 15, 7:30 pm
TBC Book Club - My German Question by Peter Gay. Click here to register

Sunday, April 18, 11:30 am
TBC Teens

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

Saturday, May 1, 6:30 pm
Jazz Concert and Havdalah Under the Stars
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, April 9 - 15
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!
Friday, April 9
Claude Marceau, father of David Marceau

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

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

Monday, April 12
Michael Cohen, cousin of June Mara

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

Thursday, April 15
Jason Altare, nephew of Sandy Tepper
Harvey Felton, father of David Felton
Sarah Sobe, remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel

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