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High Holy Days at TBC!
See below for registration information. For full schedule of services see TBC Connections.

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 in our photo archiveMore information about Temple B’nai Chaim ….

High Holy Days at TBC!

See full schedule and registration information in TBC Connections.

  • For Those Attending In Person

    Registration will help us plan appropriate seating in the sanctuary and maintain a safe distance between family groups, It will also provide us with a list of attendees and their contact information, on the remote chance we need to do contact tracing. To register, TBC members in good standing click here.

  • For Those Attending Virtually

    You must register to receive the link to attend virtual services. To register, TBC members in good standing click here.

    Access information will be emailed to all TBC members in good standing who have registered by September 3rd. If you register after that date, you may not receive your access information in time to participate in all services.

  • For Guests of Congregants

    Friends and extended family of congregants may also request access to services by completing the Registration Form.  Suggested donation amounts are $54 for one person; $180 for a family.

Upcoming Events

  1. 17 Sep

    DIY Shabbat at Home

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. 18 Sep

    Move Bimah back

  3. 18 Sep

    Torah Study

    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  4. 18 Sep

    Sukkah Building

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors

Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors jstern September 13, 2021

Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.

7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year

7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year jstern September 13, 2021

It’s a long-standing custom for Jews to wish one another a “sweet new year” on Rosh Hashanah; to hope that this coming year will be one filled with joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of blessings. However, Judaism isn’t a path focused simply on wishing for good things; if our goal is to make each year “sweeter” than the last, we must work to make it happen.

20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe

20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe jstern September 5, 2021

The horrific attack of September 11, 2001 was an attack on all of humanity, and we remember all the victims and first responders who died that day.

Hurricane Ida: Jewish Ways You Can Help Those Affected

Hurricane Ida: Jewish Ways You Can Help Those Affected urjadmin September 3, 2021

As we learn more about the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, our prayers are with those affected by the storm, including the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to help those in need.