May 18, 2022
TBC Events Through May 26, 2022

  • Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm - TBC Torah Shabbat Together (in person or via zoom)
  • Saturday, May 21, 10:30 am - Audrey Bonheim Bat Mitzvah Click here for zoom link; Send a Mazel Tov Card!
  • Saturday, May 21, 6:00 pm - Sisterhood Potluck Havdalah and a Movie
  • Sunday, May 22, 9:30 am - TBC Religious School Celebration, Color War and Religious School Open house
  • Sunday, May 22, 11:45 am - TBC Teens
  • Sunday, May 22, 7:30 pm - Congergational Meeting Click here for zoom link

Note: For events held on site at TBC, see TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.
Come and Celebrate Together
Friday, June 3 at TBC
Dinner at 5:30 pm (RSVP Here)
Installation Service at 7 pm
No celebration would be complete without food!
  • At 5:30 pm eat and drink with choices from a wonderful buffet dinner (RSVP Required by May 27)

Your Community, Your Clergy, Your Jewish Expression
  • At 7 pm Cantor Harriet's Installation Service Begins With
  • Prayers led by our amazingly talented school singers (singing and dancing along strongly encouraged)
  • Readings by our diverse congregation - from founding members to our newest TBC families
  • Stories of love and musical expression that capture Cantor Harriet's spiritual journey

  • It must be a party! There's more food at a festive oneg following the service.

We look forward to seeing you there!

BTW, the table centerpieces will be flowering plants that will be planted in our gardens on Sunday as part of our Mitzvah Day!
Photos from the DIG Book and Toy Drive
On Saturday May 14, our TBC family was honored and privileged to participate in a social action initiative with DIG (Determination, Integrity, Growth). DIG is a local non-for-profit organization, which brings athletic and educational opportunities to children, helping to realize the potential in every child. After a month of gathering toy and book donations from our generous TBC families, we visited Roosevelt School in Bridgeport to deliver our huge collection to children of Bridgeport. The joy in the eyes of the families was heart-warming and the “thank you’s” were endless. The experience was a gift to all those involved and we look eagerly forward to future opportunities with DIG, so we can further TBC’s social action commitment. (By Jennifer Rubin)
TBC's Sisterhood
and Adult Education Committee
Havdalah Potluck Supper and Movie
Saturday, May 21, 6:00 pm

All are inivited to join us at TBC on Saturday May 21 at 6:00 pm for havdalah, potluck supper and a movie. TBC Sisterhood and the Adult Education Committee will come together to bid Shabbat a sweet and song-filled adieu in the courtyard, then share our favorite dishes, then head into the old sanctuary for a viewing of BROADWAY MUSICALS, A JEWISH LEGACY. This film examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical.

All are warmly welcome for this evening; and please let us know if you'd like to bring a guest. RSVP here and let us know what salad, side dish or dessert you plan to bring.
TBC Religious School Color War and Open House, Sunday, May 22

The Religious School will conduct a Maccabiah Color War this Sunday from 9:30-11:30 am in the TBC Main Sanctuary and and Social Hall. There will also be an open house for prospective students and parents.
TBC Film Club
Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 pm

We will meet on June 8 at 7:30 PM and discuss a movie called Shiva Baby. Click here for the Zoom link. It is available for viewing on Kanopy (using your local public library) or on Amazon Prime for rental for $2.99. You can also watch it on some HBO channels. Please let Ria Miller know if you are planning to come.

The movie is about a college student who runs into her sugar daddy and ex-girlfriend while attending a Jewish funeral service with her parents. The movie won 11 awards and 44 nominations.
We Posted The First in a Series of Social Media Ads
To Drive Membership

We posted the first of a series of social media ads on Facebook to get TBC's name out in the wider community and to help drive interest in membership.

We will post a new ad each week through the summer.
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
B'har - בְּהַר
On Mount [Sinai]
Leviticus 25:1-26:2

  • God instructs Moses to tell the Israelites that in every seventh year, the land shall observe a Sabbath of complete rest. Fields should not be sown and vines should not be pruned. (25:1-7)
  • After forty-nine years, a jubilee year is to be celebrated when all the land that had been sold during that time should be returned to its original owners and slaves are to be freed. (25:8-55)
  • God instructs Moses to tell the Israelites not to make idols, to keep the Sabbath, and to venerate the sanctuary of the Eternal. (26:1-2) Click here for more information

See also the URJ Podcast on Behar.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • June 3 - Cantor Dunkerley's Installation Dinner (5:30 pm) and Shabbat Service (7:00 pm)
  • June 4, 10:30 am - Special Installation Torah Study Brunch
  • June 4, 7:00 pm - Installation Havdallah, Dairy Potluck and Shavuot Learning and Music
  • June 5, 10:30 am - Installation Community Mitzvah Day, Food Drive
  • June 10, 7:00 pm - Sisterhood Led Shabbat
  • June 11, 9:30 am - Sisterhood Torah Study
  • June 17, 7:00 pm - TBC BBQ Shabbat
  • June 24, 7:00 pm - TBC Pride Shabbat

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Mazel Tov characters
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 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, or the Tzedakah (social action) 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 Chesed/Caring Fund. 
Yahrzeits, May 20-26
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, May 20
Edward Goldberg, father of Lloyd Goldberg
Alvin Steiner, cousin of Ken Sobel

Friday May 24
Herman Robbins, grandfather of Russell Robbins

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
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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