CHAILITES
July 14, 2021
TBC Events Through July 22, 2021

  • Friday, July 16, 7:00 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together in our Sanctuary or click here for Zoom
  • Saturday, July 17, 9:30 am - Torah Study at TBC

Membership Renewal Packages

Membership packages have been sent out to all members, so please check your mailboxes! We have a quick turnaround this year and need them back by July 31st at the latest because the High Holidays are so early this year. You only need to mark up any changes you want to make on the single page of amounts due that has your family name at the top, and decide how you want to pay (installments vs all at once). If you’ve had a change in bank account and want installments, you need to fill out that form as well. If you need dues relief, click here to download the form.

We apologize that two extra unrelated pages were incorrectly attached to the back of the stapled package - please disregard these.
Special Farewell Shabbat
Friday, July 23 at 6:30 pm at TBC

Please join us for a special farewell Shabbat on Friday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm at TBC. We will sadly be saying goodbye to Brooke Bernstein, who is moving to Colorado, and Sandy Tepper, who is moving to Florida. We will have an outdoor oneg (weather permitting) following services.
Welcome to our New Members!

We warmly welcome Chloe Jo and Jeremy Davis, and their three sons, Freedom, Panther,
and Kingsley, of Wilton, to TBC.
Religious School Registration Due Friday July 16!

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.

TBC Book Club
July 28, 2021, 7:30-9:00 pm (Note Date Change)

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.
Join us for a Campfire Shabbat at TBC
Friday, August 6
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
D'varim
The Words
Deuteronomy 1:1−3:22

  • Moses begins his final words of instruction to the Children of Israel, focusing first on recounting their physical journey. (1:1–21)
  • Moses reviews the people’s reactions to the negative reports of the spies and the appointment of Joshua to succeed him. (1:22–45)
  • Moses recounts that all of the Israelite warriors who left Egypt died, as God had intended, and the people continued their wanderings and defeated their enemies. (2:14–3:11)
  • Moses reiterates that the Land of Israel was allocated to the Israelite tribes. (3:12–22). Click here to learn more
Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques at TBC

During this challenging time, we know that many of us are thinking of loved ones who have passed away. We invite you to commemorate the lives and blessings of your loved ones with a memorial plaque. A special service of dedication for the entire community will be scheduled at TBC when that again becomes possible. Ordering information is available here.
Upcoming Events and Save the Dates! 
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm - TBC Book Club
Friday, August 6 - Campfire Shabbat
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, July 16-22
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!


Friday, July 16
Matilda Halle, grandmother of Richard Bloom

Sunday, July 18
Florence Wolfman, mother of Michael Wolfman

Tuesday, July 20
Peter Meehan, father of Chris Meehan

Wednesday, July 21
Jonathon Michael Bennett, father of Jennifer Meehan

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