About Temple B’nai Chaim

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.

TBC is open for in-person services in our beautiful sanctuary.  All are welcome! See our events calendar for dates and times. 

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Interested in finding out more about membership?  Send email to membership@templebnaichaim.org to contact us or call 203-544-8695.
 

COVID Safety Policy: Wearing a mask inside our building is optional; full vaccination is still required.

Check out our News and Chailites page for additional information on upcoming services and events.

Special upcoming TBC events are also listed HERE!

Upcoming Events

  1. 24 May

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 31 May | 07 Jun | 14 Jun |
  2. 24 May

    Shabbat at Home

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. 28 May

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 04 Jun | 11 Jun | 18 Jun |
  4. 31 May

    Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Five Jewish Beach Reads for Summer

Five Jewish Beach Reads for Summer jemerman

Whether you need a new vacation read or something to relax into after a long day, I've compiled a list of five new-ish Jewish beach reads to take along with you!

Being Honest with God and Myself

Being Honest with God and Myself jemerman

I took the Commandments seriously. However, one of the Commandments deeply resonated above all others: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor," meaning "You shall not lie" (Exodus 20:13). This affected me most because I was lying to others and myself about a core aspect of my identity: my bisexuality.

Attending to a Palestinian Family on Hanukkah/Ramadan From December 1999

Attending to a Palestinian Family on Hanukkah/Ramadan From December 1999 jemerman

The trauma pager beeped loudly as I went about my duties as on-call chaplain. It was December 1999, and I had been in training to become a chaplain for all of three months.

A Message of Support

A Message of Support urjadmin

While we recognize that the deep conflict between Israelis and Palestinians will not be resolved over the summer, we believe that come the fall, college campuses must once again be safe for all students - and this includes Jewish students living their Jewish commitments openly and proudly.