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Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline

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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 conveniently 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 of our extensive programming for Jews of many backgrounds and at all the stages of life. We hope you will consider becoming an active participant in our vibrant Jewish community.


January 2017 Shabbat Services:
Friday, January 6, 6:00 pm: Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, January 13, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Services

Friday, January 20, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Service, Visual T'filah

Friday, January 27, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Service


*Every first Friday is a 6 PM Service.
All other Friday services begin at 7:15 PM.
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
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Upcoming Events

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is offering an Israeli Cooking Series at Temple Beth Tikvah. Click here for information.
Explore the regions of Israel through their culinary identity. Sign up here.
January 19 - Jerusalem
February 16 - Tel Aviv
March 16 - Haifa
April 20 - Nazareth

January is The Jewish Experience on Film Month at TBT. Complete Commentary and Schedule here. Thank you to the Gamerman's for curating and hosting! Coming up:
THE TENTH MAN, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM. When Ariel’s father asks him to return home, he travels from New York to his old neighborhood in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires. In this wry and endearing comedy Ariel grapples with his lost faith, his unresolved relationship with his father and his complex journey to achieve a meaningful life. This 2016 film from the Argentinian writer-director Daniel Burman is in Spanish and English with subtitles. 82 minutes
TIKKUN , Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. This Israeli drama examines the crisis of faith of a young ultra-orthodox yeshiva student as he journeys from devotion to doubt. Named Best Film at the recent Jerusalem Film Festival. In Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles. Note: This film includes two sexually explicit scenes. 120 minutes
RABIN, THE LAST DAY , Wednesday, January 25, 2017 promptly at 6:45 PM. On November 4, 1995 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv by a young orthodox Jewish protestor. Using documentary footage and dramatic re-enactments, Amos Gitai’s extraordinary film recreates Rabin’s assassination, the ensuing government investigation, the toxic circumstances that led to violence and the lasting impact on Israel today. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Note: This film will begin promptly at 6:45 PM. 153 minutes

Sunday February 5, 2017 from 9:30-11:30 AM, The Gefilte Manifesto - An Author, Book Signing and Food Tasting Event featuring Cookbook Author Liz Alpern - Making Traditional Jewish Food Hip Again! For more information click here.
This event is co-sponsored by TBT, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Book Council.

Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7 PM a unique opportunity to hearLeft vs. Right:  The Battle for Israel’s Soul” with Jonathan S. Tobin, senior online editor and chief political blogger of Commentary Magazine, and J. J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of the Forward newspaper and former U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli news magazine The Jerusalem Report.  They will debate critical issues concerning the State of Israel.  This special event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and will be hosted at Temple Beth Tikvah.

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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