CHAILITES
June 16, 2021
TBC Events Through June 24, 2021

  • Thursday, June 17, 7:30 pm - TBC Book Club - Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way" by Hasia R. Diner - click here
  • Friday, June 18, 7:00 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together, services will be led in person by TBC'S own Bonnie Heft and Iris Busch - click here.
  • Saturday, June 19, 9:30 am - Torah Study - click here

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.

Return to TBC Services Onsite Friday, July 9!

TBC is getting ready to return to services in our beautiful sanctuary beginning July 9th! Anyone who is fully vaccinated is welcome to attend unmasked. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated will be required to remain masked inside the building.
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
In Our Community ...
Documentary film Of Animals and Men
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 pm

Socially distanced screening in a single-screen, 500- seat theater. In times of war, the most endangered species was man. During the Second World War, under the Nazis’ noses, about 300 people, mainly Jews, found shelter at the Warsaw Zoo. Of Animals and Men tells the amazing story of the Zabinski family, the Warsaw zookeepers who helped rescue and hide Jews during these horrific times. Bonus content includes an update of what the zoo looks like today, the zookeepers' house, and the zoo cages where Jews were hidden. Additionally, there will be an interview with Teresa Zabinska (their daughter) that was not included in the documentary. Click here for tickets or call the Ridgefield Playhouse box office at (203) 438-5795.
Pride Shabbat Service
(In person under our tent in our courtyard)
Friday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

The Jewish tradition teaches us that we should offer a blessing of gratitude every time we see a rainbow. In this spirit, on Friday, June 25, we will come together for our annual Pride Shabbat where we will celebrate the beautiful rainbow of human experience and honor the movement for LGBTQ equality. Click here for zoom link
 
Wi-Act
Rise Against Hunger 2021 - Fundraising

Wi-Act is once again organizing a Rise Against Hunger event, and TBC is participating as we have for many years. The different faith institutions collect monetary donations to cover the cost of the food we package. RAH buys the supplies at a reduced rate needed for the meal packaging. Volunteers gather to package individual meals that get packed and brought back to RAH for distribution around the world. The date is October 23, 2021 to be held at the Wilton Episcopal Presbyterian Complex (WEPCO)We are asking members of Temple B’nai Chaim to please donate to the Tzedakah Fund designating RAH as the recipient. This is a wonderful event that brings the community together, something much needed after the last year. It will be done in a safe manner so that everyone feels comfortable.

For more information please click here to visit the website.





Hospice Volunteers Needed - Jewish Senior Services

Jewish Senior Services is seeking individuals interested in joining the agency’s team of hospice volunteers, who provide companionship to patients and their families. To learn more, please contact Ellen Ashkins Director of Resident Life at 203-365-6417 or eashkins@jseniors.org
The Weekly Torah Portion
Chukat
The Ritual Law
Numbers 19:1−22:1

  • The laws of the red heifer to purify a person who has had contact with a corpse are given. (19:1-22)
  • The people arrive at the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies and is buried there. (20:1)
  • The people complain that they have no water. Moses strikes the rock to get water for them. God tells Moses and Aaron they will not enter the Land of Israel. (20:2-13)
  • The king of Edom refuses to let the Children of Israel pass through his land. After Aaron's priestly garments are given to his son Eleazer, Aaron dies. (20:14-29)
  • After they are punished for complaining about the lack of bread and water, the Israelites repent and are victorious in battle against the Amorites and the people of Bashan, whose lands they capture. (21:4-22:1) Click here to learn more
Don't Forget the Turnover Shop!  

Temple B'nai Chaim receives 60% of the proceeds from your donations to the Wilton Turnover Shop, a non-profit thrift shop located in the Village Market building in Wilton Center.

The Turnover shop is run entirely by volunteers and benefits the Wilton schools' PTA and local nursing and home care. If you are cleaning out your closets, the shop will accept seasonal clothing, house wares, small furniture and collectibles. For further information, please email: consignments@templebnaichaim.org.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 


Friday, June 25, 7:00 pm - Click here for zoom link
Pride Shabbat

Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am
Lexi Arnold Bat Mitzvah - click here to join on Zoom

See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, June 18-24
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!


Saturday, June 19
Roger Davis, father of Cortney Davis

Sunday, June 20
Rodney Mara, husband of June Mara

Wednesday, June 23
Martin Weinstein, grandfather of Dana Umerley


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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If you have TBC community news you'd like to share, please send the information to chailites@templebnaichaim.org!

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