May 26, 2021
TBC Events Through June 3, 2021

  • Thursday, May 27, TBC Congregational Meeting! Register here.
  • Friday, May 28, DIY Shabbat from our homes to yours -- Download and listen!
  • Saturday, May 29, 9:30 am - Torah Study (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2:00 pm - Dorothy Day Hospitality House

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.

TBC Congregational Meeting This Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:30 pm
At Temple B'nai Chaim, there are two Congregational meetings each year, held in November and May. This is your opportunity to hear what's going on, vote on important issues, ask questions and get to know one another.  

Please come participate in our community! A quorum of member families is required to conduct TBC business. Attendance will be taken on Zoom. 

Please make every effort to attend and participate in these critical conversations. We Need Your Presence Now More Than Ever!

Remember, to join this meeting you will need to register on ZOOM!
DIY (DoItYourself) Shabbat - From Our Homes To Yours
For this Friday, November 27

The Cantor will be away this Friday but wanted to provide you with a guide to celebrate Shabbat at home. We have a DIY Shabbat booklet to download, and in it you will find many of the Shabbat prayers including links to audio recordings of the Cantor chanting those prayers. To access the recordings, just click on the audio icon in the text. To download a copy of the DIY Shabbat booklet, click here.
Navigating Antisemitism on Social Media: Strategies for College and High School Students
Thursday, May 27th, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

The ADL Northeast invites you to join in a discussion of the proliferation of online antisemitism and how you can address and respond to harmful content.

  • Examine how our widely shared digital spaces can spread misinformation and sow division.
  • Learn the tools and skills to respond effectively.
  • Explore how ideas that spread online may incite violence.

Speakers will be Dr. Rachel Fish, Scholar of Israeli History, Zionist Thought, and Middle Eastern Studies and Dave Sifry, ADL Vice President of the Center for Technology and Society. Moderated by Scott Richman, ADL New York/New Jersey Regional Director. More information available here.

In-person Family Service in TBC Courtyard!
Friday, June 4 - 6:30 pm

Please join Cantor Harriet at 6:30 pm for our first in-person Family Shabbat Service in our beautiful courtyard! 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 feel free to invite friends.

Our 6th and 7th grade families will be sponsoring a "Grab n G-Oneg." If you would prefer to join us virtually, click here.
TBC Book Club
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

The TBC Book Group will be discussing "Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way" by Hasia R. Diner. Ms. Diner tells the story of millions of discontented young Jewish men who sought opportunity abroad, leaving parents, wives, and sweethearts behind. Wherever they went, they learned unfamiliar languages and customs, endured loneliness, battled the elements, and proffered goods from the metropolis to people of the hinterlands. In the Irish Midlands, the Adirondacks of New York, the mining camps of New South Wales, and so many other places, these traveling men brought change—to themselves and the families who later followed, to the women whose homes and communities they entered, and ultimately to the geography of Jewish history. Click here to join
The Weekly Torah Portion
When You Raise [the Lamps]
Numbers 8:1−12:16

  • God speaks to Moses, describing the menorah for the Tent of Meeting. The Levites are appointed to serve as assistants under Aaron and his sons. (8:1-26)
  • Those who are unable to celebrate Passover during Nisan are given a time in the month of Sivan to observe a "second Passover." (9:1-14)
  • A cloud by day and fire by night show God's Presence over the Tabernacle. When the cloud lifts from the Tabernacle, the people leave Sinai, setting out on their journey, tribe by tribe. (9:15-10:36)
  • The Israelites complain about the lack of meat, and Moses becomes frustrated. God tells him to appoint a council of elders. God provides the people with meat and then strikes them with a very severe plague. (11:1-34)
  • Miriam and Aaron talk about the "Cushite woman" whom Moses has married. In addition, they complain that God speaks not only through Moses but also through them. Miriam is struck with leprosy, and Moses begs God to heal her. After her recovery, the people resume their journey. (12:1-16) Click here to learn more
Dorothy Day Hospitality House -
June 2, 2:00 pm

TBC now staffs the Dorothy Day Hospitality House (aka Danbury Soup Kitchen) the first Wednesday of each month. We provide about 80 meals each afternoon with COVID precautions followed. Everyone who comes to the door is welcomed with no questions asked. All work at Dorothy House is done by volunteers — there is no paid staff. At this time, we need about 4 people to take care of each day. 

Dorothy Day Hospitality House is based on the Houses of Hospitality founded by Dorothy Day during the Great Depression. It is not formally affiliated with any religious organization, and people of all faiths participate in their work. Contact: Peggy Zamore at
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.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

Thursday, May 27, 7:30 pm
Annual Congregational Meeting - Click here to register

Friday, May 28 - DIY Shabbat - From Our Homes to Yours

Wednesday, June 2, 2:00 pm
Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Friday, June 4, 6:30 pm - Click here to register
In-Person Family Service at TBC Welcoming Shabbat Together

Saturday, June 5, 10:30 am - Click here
Georgia Marceau Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, June 12, 10:30 am
Jacob Felton Bar Mitzvah - Click here

Thursday, June 17, 7:30 pm - click here to join
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, May 28 - June 3
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, May 28
Sylvia Myers, grandmother of Jane Alexander
Paul Seigerman, grandfather of Michele Bennett

Saturday, May 29
Marty Tepper, uncle of Sandy Tepper

Sunday, May 30
Ann Cahn, mother of Kiki Cahn
Sylvia Penchina, aunt of Jane Alexander

Tuesday, June 1
Elaine Becker, aunt of Wendy Nadel
Samuel Kolodny, remembered by Sharon and Ken Sobel
Mary Schwartz, grandmother of Lloyd Goldberg

Wednesday, June 2
Jeanne Judge, mother of Stephen Davis
Robert Prince, cousin of Sandi Prince
Emily Zofnass, sister-in-law of Kiki Cahn

Thursday, June 3
Albert Hornig, father of Claire Fennessey
David Isacson, step-father of Ronnie Ross

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