May 4, 2022
TBC Events Through May 12, 2022

Note: For events held on site at TBC, see TBC's COVID Safety Guidelines for information on vaccination requirements and reporting.
TBC President's Message

If you haven't already, make sure to read the June Mara's message about the noteworthy and successful social action, spiritual and social events that have taken place in recent months at TBC. Click here to view.
Family Shabbat Service
This Friday at 6:30 pm

If you have not yet been to Family Shabbat, we highly recommend you attend this wonderful experience! If you are unable to make it in-person, please click here to join us on Zoom.
TBC Religious School celebrated Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in Grand Style!

Thank you to all who contributed time and talents to making the Sunday School Yom Ha'Atzmaut so successful: Cantor Harriet, Ellie Gluck, Scott (security guard), Dara Marceau Ed committee chair who rallied the parents to make calls, teachers and Madrichim, Hilary Felton, Leslie Nevas, Jen Rubin, Helen Borshchenko, Moses Alexander, Fran and Andrea Heizler, Susan Farber, Kelly Morron, Iris Busch, Barbara Dobbin, Stephen Davis, and the class parents who sought volunteer workers. We hope families enjoyed hearing about the Israel activities and admiring students’ handiwork.
Marilyn Van Raalte
More photos on Shutterfly at:

Birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating birthdays in May!
David Abraham
Stacy Barenberg
Iris Busch
Dennis Case
Lloyd Goldberg
Bonnie Heft
Hailey Hoffman
Caroline Hoffman
Magaret Hoffman
Ryan Katz
Harvey Kramer
Juliette Langberg
Alice Learman
Georgia Marceau
Alissa Merzon
Casey Meyer
Jerry O'Neil
Irene Rosenberg
Sharon Sobe
l Jason Stewart
TBC's Religious School
Book & Toy Drive
in Partnership with DIG

TBC Religious School, in partnership with DIG (Determination, Integrity, Growth), is collecting books & toys both in our lobby and from various other locations over the coming weeks to distribute to the children and families of Bridgeport, CT that are in need. 

To help pick up books & toys from other collection sites, please send an email to Dara Marceau at

For more information about DIG and how we came to partner with them on this important Social Action Initiative, please click here!

Ridgefield Chorale
(with TBC Member 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

Masks inside the building are optional, but 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.
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.

New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 9:00 am

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday June 12th from 9am–5:00pm and Sunday June 26 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (June 26 session might be via zoom). Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at
The Weekly Torah Portion
[You Shall Be] Holy - קְדֹשִׁיםLeviticus 19:1-20:27

  • God issues a variety of commandments, instructing the Israelites on how to be a holy people. (19:1-37)
  • Various sex offenses are discussed and punishments for them are presented. (20:1-27) Click here for more information

See also the URJ Podcast on K'doshim.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates!

  • May 21, 10:30 am - Audrey Bonheim Bat Mitzvah Click here for zoom link; click here to send a card
  • May 21, 6:00 pm -Sisterhood Potluck Havdalah and Movie
  • May 22, 4:00 pm - Congregational Meeting Click here for zoom link
  • 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 - Installation Community Mitzvah Day

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

Yahrzeits, May 3 - 9
Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

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

Thursday, May 5
Julius Cahn, father of Kiki Cahn
Robert A. Heislerm, brother of Michele Scruton
Edith Weinstein, grandmother of Dana Umerley

Friday, May 6
Milton Greenbaum, father of Susan Hagan
Morton Metzger, grandfather of Dina Levi
Mollie Zalaznick Geller, mother of Barbara Dobbin

Saturday, May 7
Joy Bower, mother of Sandi Prince
Steven Johns-Boehme, brother of Joni Lerner
William Sobel, father of Ken Sobel

Monday, May 9
Murray Gular, uncle of Debra Case
Herman S. Nadel, father of Mac Nadel

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