About Temple B’nai Chaim

TBC has reopened for IN PERSON Shabbat Services in our beautiful sanctuary and for IN PERSON learning in our Religious School.

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

Check out our News and Chailites page and our Events Calendar for information on how 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 page

In the Spotlight!

ADL Annual Summit on Antisemitism and Hate

 

Join Cantor Harriet and other TBC members at the ADL’s annual summit on antisemitism and hate at the Javits Center on November 10. If thinking of attending, please let the Cantor know so we can attend as a group. Registration is here.

 

Speakers include Congresswoman Liz Cheney, FBI Director Christopher Ray, Juju Chang (ABC News Nightline co-anchor), Albert Bourla (Chairman and CEO, Pfizer) and many others. In addition to the main speaker series, there is a special workshop for high school students.

 

There is also an option to register to view selected presentations online.

 

Check out the TBC Calendar, TBC Chailites and TBC Shutterfly galleries for more information and upcoming events!

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ADL Never is Now

Upcoming Events

  1. 30 Nov

    Hebrew School

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. 02 Dec
  3. 03 Dec

    Torah Study

    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  4. 04 Dec

    Religious School

    9:30 am - 11:30 am

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Affirming and Loving Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren

Affirming and Loving Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren jemerman November 22, 2022

The Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Grandparents Network, and Keshet are collaborating on a series of conversations to support grandparents and other loving adults who are interested in providing affirming spaces for gender expansive, non-binary, and transgender young people. These sessions provide grandparents with foundational knowledge, shared language, and inclusive practices.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Looks at Israel’s Sephardi Roots

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Looks at Israel’s Sephardi Roots jemerman November 15, 2022

American audiences may be unaware of the remarkable new series, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, which debuted on Netflix earlier this year. This award-winning TV show follows in the footsteps of other acclaimed Israeli exports like Shtisel and Fauda.

Native American Heritage Month: Continued Support for the Indigenous Population is a Necessity

Native American Heritage Month: Continued Support for the Indigenous Population is a Necessity jemerman November 15, 2022

In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Unfortunately, much of North America is just beginning to recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples.

Interview with Beejhy Barhany, Owner of Tsion Café in Harlem

Interview with Beejhy Barhany, Owner of Tsion Café in Harlem jemerman November 8, 2022

Beejhy Barhany (she/her) is an entrepreneur and activist who was born in Ethiopia, raised in Israel, and currently resides in New York. Today, she is the chef and owner of an eclectic Ethiopian restaurant in Harlem, New York, Tsion Café, that incorporates cuisine from the many places that have influenced her journey.