CHAILITES
June 30, 2021
TBC Events Through July 8, 2021

  • Friday, July 2, 7:00 pm - DIY Shabbat at Home
  • Saturday, July 3- No Torah Study

Friday, July 2 - DIY Shabbat at Home

In celebration of Independence Day this weekend, why not embrace the FREEDOM to observe and celebrate Shabbat your own way with family and friends! Click here for all the Shabbat liturgy and links to recordings of the prayers.
Return to TBC Services in our Sanctuary
 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.
Religious School Registration 2021-2022

It is time to register your child for religious school! We are focused on creating a curriculum-rich atmosphere filled with the joy of Jewish life and learning that will strengthen our sense of community and spark the curiosity, imagination and creativity of every student. After a year of online learning, we are so excited to welcome our entire TBC Religious School Family back into our building, and we look forward to engaging parents and members of our community in family education programs and opportunities to learn together both inside and outside of our temple walls throughout the year.

Over the summer we will be thoroughly cleaning, sanitizing and reorganizing our entire school building to ensure the health and safety of all our learners and faculty. We will be closely monitoring and following all current CDC and CT state Covid-19 guidelines and will be in communication in mid-late August regarding masking protocols for the start of classes.

To ensure that we are properly staffed to accommodate all our students, I ask that you take the necessary time to fully complete the registration form which is linked here no later than Friday July 16th.

Virtual Mussar
Topic: Humility/Anavah
 Monday
July 5, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET
 
Balanced humility is about taking up the right amount of space, neither too much nor too little. With the environmental concerns looming in the world today, we will explore the middah of humility, applying it both to our relationships with others and our relationship with the environment. Click here to register


Rosh Chodesh Av

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:30 - 8:30 PM - Click here to register
Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Click here to register
 
Join us as we welcome and commemorate the month of Av. We will explore a new ritual for Tisha B’Av, as well as traditional teachings. We will also focus on Tu B’Av, the joyous journey from mourning into dancing.
  
Future Rosh Chodesh Dates
(Mark Your Calendar)
 
ROSH CHODESH ELUL
DAYTIME: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM ET
EVENING: Monday, August 9, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET
NOTE: NO ROSH CHODESH MEETING FOR TISHREI
ROSH CHODESH CHESHVAN
DAYTIME: Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM ET
EVENING: Tuesday, October 6, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET
ROSH CHODESH KISLEV
DAYTIME: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM ET
EVENING: Monday, November 8, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET
ROSH CHODESH TEVET
DAYTIME: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM ET
EVENING: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET

TBC Book Club, July 29, 2021, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

The book discussion of The Last Kings of Shanghai . An epic multigenerational story of two rival Jewish dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as 20th-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Kaufman. For zoom link please contact Bruce Miller at brucehmiller568@hotmail.com.
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. Click here to Donate
Hospice Volunteers Needed

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
Pinchas
Phinehas
Numbers 25:10−30:1

  • Pinchas is rewarded for killing the Israelite and the Midianite woman who cursed God. (25:10–15)
  • Israel fights a war against the Midianites. (25:16-18)
  • A second census is taken. (26:1–65)
  • The daughters of Zelophehad force a change in the laws of property inheritance. (27:1–11)
  • Joshua is chosen to be Moses' successor. (27:15–23)
  • The sacrificial ritual for all festival occasions is described in detail. (28:1–30:1). Click here to learn more
Don't Forget to Use AmazonSmile!
TBC has signed up for AmazonSmile. When you shop there, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Bnai Chaim. Support TBC every time you shop. Sign up at
this special URL for TBC members: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3249895 

You shop ... Amazon gives to Temple B'nai Chaim. It's as easy as that! Support TBC by starting your shopping at AmazonSmile!

Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 

Friday, July 9, 7:00 pm - Zoom link click here
Welcome Shabbat Together in our beautiful Sanctuary or participate by Zoom.
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, July 2 - 8
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Sunday, July 4
Hillary Silver, sister of Rachel Langberg

Tuesday, July 6
Elaine Lynn Nadel, mother of Mac Nadel

Wednesday, July 7
Frank Levi, Jr., father of David Levi
Peter Van Raalte, husband of Marilyn Van Raalte

Thursday, July 8
Roger Case, father of Dennis Case
Alene Schwartz, sister of David Schwartz


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