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Important note – 12/30/2021: Because of the current spike in COVID cases in our area, Temple B’nai Chaim will conduct all meetings, services and school virtually until January 29.

When we do return to in person, proof of vaccination will be required for anyone ages 5 and older. Masks must be worn while in the building and must cover the nose and mouth.

See our News and Chailites page and our Events Calendar for information on how to access upcoming services and events.

Temple B’nai Chaim is a modern Reform congregation inspired by over 3000 years of tradition.  We believe in a living Judaism compatible with contemporary science, historical understanding, and ethical sensibilities, and which reflects everyday reality and is refined by it.  We are a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism.  Interested in finding out more about membership?  Send email to membership@templebnaichaim.org to contact us or call 203-544-8695.

We welcome all Jews, their partners and families regardless of background.  We affirm the equality between men and women, members of all ages, races, physical conditions, and sexual orientations.  News and announcements are in our Chailites / Email Archive and on our Facebook pageMore information about Temple B’nai Chaim ….

In the Spotlight!

Special TBC Congregational Meeting, January 23, 2022, 12:30 pm

A Special Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 12:30 pm
on Zoom to vote on the extension of Cantor Dunkerley’s contract.  To join this meeting you will need to register on ZOOM!

This meeting will be followed by a report on the results of the survey we conducted this past Spring, presented by Bernard Whitman, founder and owner of Whitman Insight Strategies.  This is your opportunity to participate in framing TBC’s future, so we urge you to attend.


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Tree of Life

Upcoming Events

  1. 26 Jan

    Hebrew School

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. 26 Jan

    TBC Film Club

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. 28 Jan

    Welcoming Shabbat Together

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. 29 Jan

    Torah Study

    9:30 am - 11:00 am


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience

Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience jemerman January 19, 2022

On Tu Bishvat we celebrated trees and a season of new growth. I've been doing lots of thinking about trees, as I frequently do, and the role they play in providing oxygen for the planet. At the Union of Reform Judaism, we provide oxygen to our communities by creating compassionate spaces for our participants to grow and thrive. We can respond to current and future challenges by fostering resilience that reflect our Jewish values.

For Colleyville, Texas

For Colleyville, Texas jemerman January 18, 2022

This is a prayer of healing for the hostages freed from Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, Texas, as well as the congregation and the community.

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History jemerman January 14, 2022

Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children” jemerman January 11, 2022

The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.