September 7, 2022


Friday, September 9, 7:00 pm - Welcome Shabbat Together click here

Saturday, September 10 - No Torah Study

Saturday, September 10, 10:30 am - Ava Rabinowitz Bat Mitzvah Send a Chai Greeting Card

Sunday, September 11, 9:30 am - First Day of Religious School

Wednesday, September 14, 4:30 pm - First Day of Hebrew School

Saturday, September 17, 7:00 pm - Selichot Service at United Jewish Center in Danbury

Sunday, September 18, 11:45 am - Madrichim Training

Sunday, September 18, 11:45 am - Orientation for B'nai Mitzvah Families

Sunday, September 18, 10:30 a - Sisterhood Membership Brunch


See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events.

TBC's COVID safety policy is posted here.

Meet Our HHD Student Rabbi, Amanda Weiss

Amanda is currently a full-time rabbinical student in her last year at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is thrilled to be joining Temple B’nai Chaim for the 5783 High Holy Days. A lifetime lover of learning she has also received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, graduate certificates in Jewish Education Specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults from HUC-JIR and Jewish Nonprofit Management from Gratz College, and a BA in Psychology and Judaic Studies from The George Washington University. More...

Ava Rabinowitz's Bat Mitzvah Project!

“Hi, I’m Ava Rabinowitz, and for my Bat Mitzvah project, I decided to partner with Donate2Dance, an organization that helps provide dance equipment to communities in need.

"Dance has been an important part of my life and I would like to help other young dancers have the best dance experience possible regardless of their means.

"I will collect new/lightly used costumes and dance wear. Dance wear includes: dance shoes, leotards, and tights. I will be donating what I collect to dancers who don’t have access to proper equipment. Please donate costumes or shoes if you can, but if you do not have items to donate you can instead make a monetary donation that I will use to purchase supplies.”

A special box will be available at TBC through September for donating dance items; monetary donations may be made using the TBC donation form for the Social Action / Tzedakah fund with an indication that it's for Ava Rabinowitz's bat mitzvah project.

URJ/RAC Postcarding Initiative

Don't forget to sign up for URJ's postcarding project. “The Reform Jewish Movement’s 2022 Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign is a nonpartisan effort, grounded in our Jewish values and commitment to racial justice, to strengthen our democracy by encouraging and protecting voter participation." More information here.

Rosh Hashanah Honey!

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, it is time to send honey and sweet New Year greetings to your TBC friends and loved ones. The ordering deadline is September 18. Don't miss out on the opportunity! As in prior years, TBC members have multiple sponsorship levels for giving opportunities. Each sponsor level sends one jar of local honey to every TBC member family, clergy and staff: Super Bee Hive - $1,000; Chai Bee Hive - $540; B'nai Bee Hive - $360' Honey Bee Hive - $180. Alternatively you can give honey to particular congregants within TBC, or choose to reciprocate to those who send honey to you.

Click here to order online. Send questions to:

We turn to a new season and an engaging year of Sisterhood programming on Sunday, September 18th, at 10:30 am, under the tent in the TBC Courtyard. The event is free to members and prospective members. Make sure to RSVP by Sept. 14 to Rain date is October 2. More information here!

Last Sunday's Super Softball and Picnic Event!

Softball Game Slide Show - 9/4/2022 - Google Slides

Birthday wishes to our TBC family members who are celebrating birthdays in September! 

Barbara Massy Bear

Barbara Bloom

Beth Brown

Cortney Davis

Freedom Davis

David Felton

Jocelyn Furtado

Kathy Gordon

Lindsey Harrison

Lyla Harrison

Jamie Kapel

Richard Lerner

David Levi

Jamie Meyer

Russ Prince

Ava Rabinowitz

David Sanderson

Ryan Sanderson

Rachel Sanderson

Robin Scatena

Jennifer Siegel

Terry Ullman

Donald Weber

Valerie West Rosenthal

Steven Zamore

Peggy Zamore

Share Your Simcha! TBC congregants are invited to share news of their family events and celebrations in Chailites. Please send your information to

S'lichot: An Evening of Music, Poetry and Prayer, Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Leading the event will be: Cantor Guy Bonné (Temple Sholom, New Milford), Cantor Harriet Dunkerley (TBC), and Cantor Penny Kessler (United Jewish Center, Danbury). See flyer!

Location: United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT. Refreshments will be served. The evening will also be available online. For link and other information, email

The Days of Awe are fast approaching! Prepare to celebrate, reflect, renew, and reconnect at TBC. Our Erev Rosh Hashanah service is September 25, followed by a festive oneg and special honey tasting!

Please don't forget to return your membership renewal package, if you haven't already, to make sure you receive your HHD tickets!

Complete information about this year's High Holy Days is posted on the TBC website here:

If you are planning to attend High Holiday services via zoom, Siddurim will be available for pickup on Saturday 9/17 from 11 until 1 or on Wednesday 9/21 for 10 until noon.

Michael Heft Food Drive,

Miriam Messe Diaper Collection

It is time once again for the food and diaper drive to help local food banks. The items will be delivered to the Redding Food Pantry (Redding Food Pantry will only accept gift Cards - no food), Wilton Food Pantry, the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, and the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut.

All of the pantries can use gift cards to grocery stores in addition to the items on the list. Personal care items are always in great need as well as toilet paper, paper towels and tissues. Coffee and juice boxes are needed for all pantries. Household cleaning products also. Lists will be distributed at Rosh Hashanah and items will be collected at Erev Yom Kippur, morning and family Yom Kippur services. Drivers will be needed after the second service to deliver to Wilton, Redding and Danbury. Please contact Jane Alexander at, 203-943-5819, to sign up to help or drive or if you have questions.


 Please do not include items that are past the “best used by date”.


Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

Printable list of Items needed here!

A reminder that the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County schedules a variety of programs that TBC members may find interesting.

Their calendar of upcoming events is available here. Those wishing to receive their weekly mailing list will find the registration form here.

TBC is Here For You!

If you or a family member is ill or in need of care - or if you know of someone in our community who needs help - please contact Cantor Harriet. Our Caring Committee is here to provide assistance - meals, rides to doctors' appointments or shopping.
Ten Minutes of Torah!

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides rich resources for Torah study from a Reform perspective. Their Torah Study website includes "The Torah Explained," "Torah Portion Calendar" and an overview of each week's Torah portion.

In addition, several days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah. Join the thousands of others who open their email to study a commentary on the week's Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge.

Yahrzeits September 9-15

Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!


Saturday, September 10

Naomi Stern, stepmother of Susan Farber

Sunday, September 11

Alan Bloom, Brother of Richard Bloom

Monday, September 12

Franklin E. Dillion, father of Barbara Bloom

Dylan Hoffman, son of Kevin & Caroline Hoffman

Judy Kolodny Nash, aunt of Sharon Sobel

Tuesday, September 13

William N. Kauffman, father of Paul Kauffman

Wednesday, September 14

Robert Dobbin, husband of Barbara Dobbin

Bernard W. Learman, husband of Alice Learman

Howard Stevens, remembered by the Heft Family

It is traditional to light a memorial candle at home on the eve of the yahrzeit. You may also find it meaningful while kindling the yahrzeit candle to offer prayers of remembrance or reflect on your loved one’s life. Many also choose this time to make monetary donations in memory of loved ones

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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
Assistant Director of Education: Elisheva Gluck
President: June Mara  
Office Manager/Facility Use: Denise Seccurra