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

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 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.


Shabbat Services - October 2018

Friday, October 5 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, October 12 at 7:15 PM -  Joyous Shabbat Service and Installation Ceremony for Cantor Mark Stanton

Friday, October 19 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service with Birthday Blessings

Friday, October 26 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service

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

(Click here for more about Shabbat at TBT)


Torah Study 2013

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
October Portions in the Book of Genesis; Study Text:
(Click portion for text)

October 6: Bereshit, Genesis 5:1-6:8
October 13: Noah, Genesis 11:1-11:32
October 20: Lech Lecha, Genesis 16:1-17:27
October 27: Vayeira, Genesis 21:1-22:24

(Click here for more about Torah Study at TBT.)

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

Cantor Mark Stanton’s Installation service is Friday, October 12 at 7:15 PM.
Please join us for this special evening of welcoming as we celebrate Shabbat and our new Cantor.
View the “evite” invitation, RSVP and make a donation in honor of Cantor Stanton HERE.
Make a donation in honor of Cantor Stanton HERE.

Thursday, October 18 at 6:45 PM
Meet the Candidates! A candidates forum will be held at TBT!

Participating will be:
* For the State Senate race for the 12th Senate district (Branford, Guilford, Madison, Durham, Killingworth, North Branford) :  Christine Cohen and Adam Greenberg
* For the State Representatives race for the 101st House District (Madison and a portion of Durham) :  State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda and John-Michael Parker
* For the State Representatives for the 98th House District (mostly Southern Guilford):  State Rep. Sean Scanlon is running unopposed
* For the State Representatives race for the 86th House District ( North Guilford, and a portion of Wallingford and Durham):  State Rep. Vincent Candelora (R), Vince Mase (D), Colin Souney (Green Party).
Learn more HERE.

Do you have a baby in your life?
TBT Nursery School is offering a new music and movement program for infants & toddlers ages 8 - 18 months
and a special adult in their life.
Beginning on Thursday, October 18. It is a six week program on Thursdays from 10 30-11:15 AM.
Click HERE for full details.

Religious School starts on Sunday, September 23!
The RS calendar is HERE.
If you have not yet registered for RS, please do so today!
The Registration Form is HERE. Or, email cantor@tbtshoreline.org, or call Cantor Stanton at 203-245-7028

Do you have children in our Religious School, our TBT Nursery School or who have gone off to college?
The Greater New Haven Jewish Foundation has scholarship opportunities which may be available to you.

Jewish Scholarship Initiative for Synagogue Schools (JSI) Through the generosity of a donor in our community, JSI is able to provide need-based assistance for New Haven area synagogue schools. Assistance from JSI supplements other scholarships. The deadline for JSI application submission is October 19, 2018.
Apply Now >> 

College Scholarships With the new academic year right around the corner, we want to let you know about three college scholarships available to Greater New Haven Jewish high school seniors through the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven: The Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors, and the Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund. Each scholarship has its own qualifications and awards, so visit our website to learn more. 
Deadline to apply for all three is May 1, 2019
Learn more and apply now >> 

Israel Experience Scholarships Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of 3 week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs for Greater New Haven area youth ages 14-19. 
For 2019 summer trips, applications are due by March 9, 2019. 
For 2019-2020 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 4, 2019. 
Apply now >>

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 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.
Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School still has some spots open for the 2018 - 2019 school year!
Check out our TBTNS by contacting Bernadette Stak, Director, at 203-245-8039 or email nsdirector@tbtshoreline.org
Click HERE for the TBTNS registration form.

Are you thinking of sending your child to a Jewish summer Camp?
You may be eligible for a scholarship through One Happy Camper New Haven

High Holiday Sermons

Read the Rabbi's High Holiday Sermons Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kavanot: On Second Chances, Silence, and Dreaming of America
          Rosh Hashanah Morning, Our Jewish Mission
          Kol Nidre, Facing Death
          Yom Kippur, The Gift of Silence

Read Our President's High Holiday Speech Here:
         Kol Nidre, TBT President’s High Holiday Speech 5779, Jeffrey Babbin

Read the Yom Kippur Morning Sermonette:
by Bruce Topolosky, Why TBT Matters So Much to Me

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