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. 

      NEW  Navigating the War in Israel – TBC Religious School Resource Guide


JOIN OUR CONGREGATION!

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. 23 Jul

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 30 Jul | 06 Aug | 13 Aug |
  2. 26 Jul

    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Next dates: 02 Aug | 09 Aug | 16 Aug |
  3. 26 Jul

    Schmooze into Shabbat (wine and cheese)

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 26 Jul |
  4. 27 Jul

    Torah Study

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space

Disconnect to Reconnect: The Unique Position of Camp as a Screen-Free, Immersive Space jemerman

At the Jewish summer camp I attended in my youth, we created a sacred moment for our closing-night ritual. After we finished our campfire singing, we'd look up at the stars. Campers today live very different lives. In a post-pandemic world, they have endured screen overload.

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families

Creating Belonging for Interfaith Families jemerman

One of my most treasured memories is of my husband buying Purim carnival wristbands for our children. This act might seem small, but it symbolized a significant shift for us. See, my husband isn't Jewish, but we are raising a Jewish family.

Why This Summer is Different

Why This Summer is Different jemerman

For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Israel. I've been fascinated by that small country with such rich meaning and history.

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.