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. 25 Jun

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 02 Jul | 09 Jul | 16 Jul |
  2. 28 Jun

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 05 Jul | 12 Jul | 19 Jul |
  3. 28 Jun

    Special Shabbat of Healing

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. 29 Jun

    Torah Study

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like?

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like? jemerman

For many LGBTQ+ Jews in the United States, LGBTQ+ synagogues and organizations offer that sustenance.

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond jemerman

As we gear up for another unforgettable summer at URJ Camps - and with some camps already in full swing - we are reminded that today, more than ever, providing safe, nurturing spaces for our campers, counselors, and staff is of utmost importance.