July 21, 2021
TBC Events Through July 29, 2021

  • Friday, July 23, 7:00 pm - Welcoming Shabbat Together onsite in our Sanctuary or click here for Zoom
  • Saturday, July 24, 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 dues relief form.
Special Farewell Shabbat
Friday, July 23 at 7:00 pm at TBC

Please join us for a special farewell Shabbat on Friday, July 23rd at 7:00 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. Click here for Zoom link. We will have an oneg in the Social Hall following services.
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
Join us for a Campfire Shabbat at TBC
Friday, August 6
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
The Weekly Torah Portion
[Moses] Pleaded with the Eternal
Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11

  • Moses pleads with God to let him enter the Land of Israel with the people, but God once more refuses his request. (3:23–28)
  • Moses orders the Children of Israel to pay attention and follow the laws given by God in order to be worthy of the land they are about to receive. (4:1–40)
  • Specific areas of the land are set aside to serve as cities of refuge. (4:41–43)
  • The covenant at Sinai and the Ten Commandments are recalled. Once again, the people are exhorted to heed God’s commandments. (5:1–30)
  • Moses speaks the words of the Sh’ma, the credo of Judaism, and commands Israel to show their love for Adonai and keep God’s laws and ordinances. (6:1–25)
  • Moses warns the people not to commit idolatry by worshiping the gods of the nations they will conquer in Israel. (7:1–11). Click here to learn more
A few appointments are still available. Do a mitzvah if you are able and donate blood to help someone's loved one!
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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 Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Cantor's Discretionary Fund or the Kesher/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, Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Cantor’s Discretionary Fund, Religious School Fund, Shalom Rav (music) 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! 
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 23-29
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Friday, July 23
Charlotte T. Alexander, mother of Moses Alexander
Terrence Levy, father of Debra Case

Saturday, July 24
Joan Scheiner, mother of Dayna Arnowitz

Tuesday, July 27
Paul L. Busch, father of Jeffrey Busch & husband of Iris Busch
Gertrude Goodman, great grandmother of David Mann
Donald Robbins, uncle of Russell Robbins
Linda Robbins, aunt of Russell Robbins

Thursday, July 29
Michael Alan Heft, husband of Bonnie Heft

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