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

Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline

TBT is FORTY! A Night Of Celebration!
Saturday May 13, 2017 at 6:30pm.
Invite friends & family.
RSVP by May 1. Click HERE for details.

Dress for a Party in Festive Spring attire!
Place a congratulatory ad in the Commemorative Journal. Click HERE for the ad submission form and HERE for ad instructions.
Adults only please.

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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.

April 2017 Shabbat Services:
Friday, April 28, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Service with Music by our Ruach Band!

May 2017 Shabbat Services:
Friday, May 5, 6:00 pm: Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, May 12, 7:15 pm: TBT's 40th Anniversary Shabbat, Rabbi Hesch Sommer will be our guest speaker, "From Chicken Coops to a House of Hope: TBT’s First 40 Years"

Friday, May 19, 7:15 pm: High School Graduation Shabbat (join us as we bless all of this year's high school graduates and as we wish them well on their next journey!)

Friday, May 26, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Service and our May Birthday Blessings

*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

TBT Nursery School Registration is Open for the 2017 School Year

Temple Beth Tikvah Pre-School Pre-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.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 7 at 9:30 AM, TBT's Annual Congregational Meeting! in the TBT Social Hall
9:30 AM, Bagels, Schmear & Schmooze: Brunch sponsored by the TBT Board of Directors,
10 AM, Annual Congregational Meeting: Hear about the year past, Learn about plans for the year to come, Honor this year's Kavod Awardee, Celebrate the Freisner Scholarship winner, Elect the new Board and Thank those who have served,
11:30 AM, Tefillah: Join Rabbi Offner, Cantor Margolius and our Religious School students & faculty for morning prayers in the sanctuary. This is an important way for YOU to connect to TBT. Please join us!

Saturday, May 13 celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Dedication of Temple Beth Tikvah! 
Dinner, Live Music by Brad & Brian(with thanks to the Silidker Music Fund!), Havdalah, a Candle-Lighting Ritual in honor of our history, Dancing, Silent Auction! (This is an adult party, please.)
RSVP by May 1 - the response card is HERE.
Place a congratulatory ad in the Commemorative Journal which will include a history of the founding of TBT! Learn more HERE.

2017 Summer Shabbat at TBT

All of our Friday evening Shabbat services in July and August 2017 will begin at 6 pm. The services at TBT will begin in the front hall with a "Pre-Neg" and the first prayers of Kabbalat Shabbat. At 6:20pm, we will move together into the sanctuary. First Fridays will end at 7pm and others by 7:15pm so you can plan a leisurely Shabbat dinner following services.
Please note that we will have "Shabbat on the Beach" on Friday, July 7 at East Wharf Beach in Madison followed by an oneg hosted by Lisa & Eric Rich.

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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