196 Durham Road     ·     Madison, CT 06443     ·     (203) 245-7028

Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline

Thank you to everyone who made our Fortieth Celebrations a success!

The TBT Annual Congregational Meeting was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Read highlights of the meeting, including the Beatrice and David Friesner Memorial Scholarship winner and the Kavod Award winner, HERE.

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Temple Beth Tikvah is a Reform Jewish congregation with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, inspiring worship, youth and adult education, and meaningful social justice activities. Established in 1977, we are located near I-95, in the heart of the New Haven – Old Saybrook shoreline of Connecticut.

TBT serves as the focus of Jewish community life on the shoreline. We are proud to welcome Jews of many backgrounds and at all the stages of life. We hope you will consider participating in our vibrant Jewish community.


Please note:
Our AUGUST services will be held at 6 PM.

August 2017 Shabbat Services:

Friday, August 5 at 6 PM: Shabbat Service

Friday, August 11 at 6 PM: Shabbat Service

Friday, August 18 at 6 PM: Beach Shabbat at East Wharf Beach in Madison, CT, oneg to follow at the home of Mal Rudner.

Friday, August 25 at 6 PM: Shabbat Under the Stars! Click here for details.

Our services are open to all who wish to worship with us.

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM. Click here for details.

Religious SChool Tefillah 1
Confirmation 2015
Torah Study 2013

Upcoming Events

Join us for Summer Shabbat at TBT!

Beach Shabbat on AUGUST 18!
"Shabbat on the Beach 2" on Friday, August 18 at East Wharf Beach in Madison with an oneg following services hosted by Mal Rudner at his home.

Friday August 25 will be "Shabbat Under the Stars."
Welcome Shabbat and celebrate "Back to Shul" with friends new and old. Food music and drinks on the deck at 6 PM. Creative Shabbat observance at 6:45 PM. Click here for more information.

Planning for the High Holidays 5778!

Enter into the High Holidays in a most meaningful way with Selichot! Intimate, Reflective, Spiritual!
Saturday, September 16 - Selichot Service, 7 PM
TBT will use the new Selichot prayer book, Mishkan HaLev for the first time at this service. Learn more about Selichot here.

Rosh HaShanah 5778 (2017)
Wednesday, September 20 - *Erev Rosh HaShanah, 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 21 - *Rosh HaShanah Morning, 10:00 AM
          Children's and Youth Services, children grades K - 5 will be dismissed from main service by Rabbi to attend special programs
Thursday, September 21 - Tashlich, 2:30 PM, at the beach off Soundview Avenue, Madison, CT
Thursday, September 21 - Rabbi & Nancy’s Open House, 3:30-6:00 PM
Friday, September 22 - Rosh HaShanah Morning II, 10:00 AM

Yom Kippur 5778 (2017)
Friday, September 29 - *Kol Nidrei, 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - *Yom Kippur Morning, 10:00 AM
          Children's and Youth Services, children grades K - 5 will be dismissed from main service by Rabbi to attend special programs
Saturday, September 30 - Yom Kippur Discussion, 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 - Yom Kippur Micha, Yizkor, and Ne’ilah, 3:30 PM
Break-the-Fast Communal Dinner will immediately follow the Ne'ilah Service

*Your High Holiday ticket is required to attend marked events
Reminder: the High Holiday Form is due by September 5th

The High Holiday Shofar 5778 is here and contains lots of information.
The High Holiday Response Form is here and is due by September 5th.
Description of Programs and Services for Children ages 2 years old through grade 5 is here.
          Please note that we do not offer programming or services for children under 2 years old. Please feel free to bring your very young
          children and babies to services with you. There are coloring supplies and toys in the Library where the services are audio-streamed
          if you and your little ones need to take a break from the service.

High Holiday printable calendar here.

We wish you and your loved ones a very sweet New Year!
L'Shanah Tovah!

TBT Nursery School Registration is Open for the 2017 School Year

Temple Beth Tikvah Pre-School Enrollment Open for 2017-2018
Looking for painters, builders, scientists, nature lovers and musicians to join our preschool in September! Must be between 2 and 5 years old to join.
If you have or know children that fit this description, contact Nursery School Director Bernadette Stak, at 203-245-8039 to schedule an enrollment tour at Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School!
TBT Nursery School is non-sectarian and open to children of all faiths and backgrounds.


High Holiday Sermons

Read the Rabbi's High Holiday Sermon's Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, "Commanded to Hope"
          Rosh Hashanah Morning, "The Art of Civility"
          Kol Nidre, "The Sin of Certainty"
          Yom Kippur, "Opening Doors"

Read Our President's High Holiday Speeches Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, "Rosh Hashanah 5777"
          Kol Nidre, "Yom Kippur 5777"

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