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Note: Because of the health situation, anyone entering our building for any reason must wear a mask – regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and remain on while in the building. The only exception to the mask requirement will be for fully vaccinated staff and clergy while in their offices and for clergy (not lay leaders) on the bimah.  See our News and Chailites page and our Events Calendar for information on 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 ….

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Upcoming Events

  1. 22 Oct

    Welcoming Shabbat Together

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. 23 Oct

    Rise Against Hunger

    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. 23 Oct

    Miles Umerley Bar Mitzvah

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. 23 Oct

    Miles Umerley Rental

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

The 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort: Apply Now!

The 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort: Apply Now! urjadmin October 7, 2021

The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort, the second cohort led exclusively by and for Jews of Color.

Film Review: Golden Voices

Film Review: Golden Voices urjadmin October 4, 2021

In Evgeny Ruman’s bittersweet new film, Golden Voices, a pair of aging voice actors find their lives in upheaval after immigrating to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Victor and Raya, (Vladimir Friedman and Maria Belkin), are not only in a new land with an altogether new language, but also at a crossroads in both career and marriage.

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy urjadmin October 4, 2021

Sukkot is known in Hebrew as Z’man Simchateinu – the time of our joy. It’s

The Geography of Religion: Finding My Spiritual Home in Judaism

The Geography of Religion: Finding My Spiritual Home in Judaism jstern September 29, 2021

As interested as I was in Judaism, I had assumed that becoming part of the Jewish community was not an option for me. For a long time, I thought that one could only be part of the Jewish community through Jewish ancestry or marriage to a Jewish partner.