June 2, 2021
TBC Events Through June 10, 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.

Happy birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are
celebrating a birthday in June.
Jane Alexander
Seth Arnowitz
Cindy Baulsir
Joe Bear
Diane Berenbaum
Debra Case
Claire Fennessey
Jeanne Goldberg
Lynn Greenberg
Aaron Hollander
June Mara
Dara Marceau
Joshua Rubin
Michele Rudnicki
Scott Sanderson
Aaron Schwartz
Alexa Serby
Dana Umerley
Jean Zamore

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

To everyone who has supported TBC, we offer you our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
Operating Fund
     Debra and Dennis Case
     Mr. & Mrs. John Dunkerley
     Jeanne and Lloyd Goldberg
     Joe Kropf & Irene Rosenberg
     Alice Learman
     June Mara
     Louise and Erv Shames
     Terry and Marty Ullman
Mortgage Payoff
     Debra and Dennis Case
     June Mara
     Ria and Bruce Miller
     Elise and Andrew Serby
Religious School
     Alexander Family Foundation
Tzedakah Fund
     Melinda and Don Weber

Art Show Donations
     Debra and Dennis Case
     Myrna Robinson
     Karen and Ross Tartell
Clergy Discretionary Fund
     Dina and David Levi
Rabbi Cohen Torah
     Alexander Family Foundation
Tzedakah Fund
     Alexander Family Foundation
Oneg/Flower Donation
     Alexander Family Foundation
Help Georgia Marceau collect supplies for her Bat Mitzvah Project
Georgia Marceau is collecting supplies for her Bat Mitzvah Project for the ROAR Animal Shelter in Ridgefield. We will have a box at services Friday evening and Saturday morning. (Zoom link here!) The following is a list of gently used and new pet supplies ROAR accepts:

  • toys 
  • towels
  • blankets/comforters up to full size
  • opened and unopened bags of dry dog and cat food (opened bags donated to Wildlife in Crisis)
  • unopened and unexpired canned food
Thank you!!!
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
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.
The Weekly Torah Portion
Sh'lach L'cha
Send [Notables to Scout the Land]
Numbers 13:1−15:41

  • Moses sends twelve spies to the Land of Israel to report on the inhabitants and the country. Despite the positive report of Joshua and Caleb, the people are frightened. (13:1–14:10)
  • God threatens to wipe out the Children of Israel but relents when Moses intercedes on their behalf. To punish the people, God announces that all those who left Egypt would not enter the Land of Israel except for Joshua and Caleb. (14:11–45)
  • Moses instructs the Israelites regarding setting aside challah, the observance of the Sabbath, how to treat strangers, and the laws of tzitzit. (15:1–41). Click here to learn more
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! 

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 - No registration required
Georgia Marceau Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, June 12, 10:30 am
Jacob Felton Bar Mitzvah - Click here - No registration required

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, June 4 - 10
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, June 4
Ruth Lipsky, mother of Ann Paul

Saturday, June 5
Libby Bender, mother of Lew Bender
Bobby Garek, uncle of Patti Masarek

Sunday, June 6
Selma Benn, aunt of Sandy Tepper

Monday, June 7
Cecile Cukier, grandmother of Russell Robbins

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