June 9, 2021
TBC Events Through June 17, 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. YOU MUST SAVE THE CONFIRMATION EMAILS THAT YOU RECEIVE. THEY ARE THE ONLY PLACES WHERE THE LINKS AND PASSWORDS WILL APPEAR.

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.
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.

Hospice Volunteers Needed - Jewish Senior Services

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
The Weekly Torah Portion
Numbers 16:1−18:32

  • Korach and his followers, Dathan and Abiram, lead a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. God punishes the rebels by burying them and their families alive. Once again, God brings a plague on the people. (16:1-17:15)
  • The chief of each tribe deposits his staff inside the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's staff brings forth sprouts, produces blossoms, and bears almonds. (17:16-26)
  • The Kohanim and Levites are established and assigned the responsibility of managing the donations to the Sanctuary. All of the firstborn offerings shall go to the priests and all the tithes are designated for the Levites in return for the services they perform. (18:1-32). 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! 

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

Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am
Lexi Arnold Bat Mitzvah - click here to join on Zoom
See the TBC Calendar for more upcoming events
✓ Check out the TBC Event Planning Guidelines
Yahrzeits, June 11-17
  Zeicher tzaddik livrachah!

Saturday, June 12
Albert Farber, father of Mitchell Farber

Sunday, June 13
Daniel D. Kramer, father of Harvey Kramer
Lawrence Schott, stepfather of Marilyn Crandall

Monday, June 14
Scott Auby, brother-in-law of Alyssa Newman

Thursday, June 17
Patricia Barbar, mother of Jeanne Goldberg
Abraham Eisenstein, grandfather of Michele Bennett
Samuel Tepper, uncle of Sandy Tepper

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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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