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!

TBC Gun Violence Prevention Action Group
This Sunday, February 5, 9:30 am


This Sunday at 9:30 am will be the first meeting of the TBC Gun Violence Prevention Action Group.  The group’s agenda will develop from the brainstorming session held at our Year of Healing and Repair – Time for Action kickoff meeting in December. (The notes from that meeting are available here.) All congregants are encouraged to attend.

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Gun Violence Prevention

Upcoming Events

  1. 08 Feb

    Hebrew School

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. 10 Feb
  3. 10 Feb

    Welcoming Shabbat Together

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. 11 Feb


From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera jemerman January 30, 2023

Both Arab and Jewish, young and old, the women of "Cinema Sabaya" learn about much more than filmmaking during the class; they discover that their differences are far outweighed by their bonds as women making their way in a patriarchal world.

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.