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

Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline

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Join us For Shabbat and Chanukah on Friday December 15!
Click HERE to RSVP for Dinner!
Or, call the TBT Office at 203-245-7028.

Thank you to everyone who made our Fortieth Celebrations a success!
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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 ~ December 2017

Friday, December 1 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, December 8 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Services led by Cantor Dorothy Goldberg

Friday, December 15 at 7:15 PM - Fourth Night of Chanukah, Shabbat Services & Birthday Blessings

Friday, December 22 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Services

Friday, December 29 at 6 PM - a 6 PM Shabbat Service in recognition of the New Year's holiday weekend. Join us for a "Wine & Cheese" pre-neg followed by an early Shabbat service!

Our services are open to all who wish to worship with us.
Services begin at 7:15 PM each Friday night except the First Friday of the Month.
First Friday services begin at 6 PM.
(Some holiday week services - inlcuiding Thanksgiving week and New Year's week will also begin at 6 PM. Check the schedule to be sure!)

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

Confirmation 2015
Torah Study 2013

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, DECEMBER 4, 2017 at 7 PM - "Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court"

Author David Dalin discusses his book, "Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court" The book examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan.

David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them; he investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession, as well as the role that antisemitism played in political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

Join us on Monday, December 4 at 7 PM.

Celebrate Chanukah!

Chanukah begins at sundown on Tuesday December 12!
Celebrate the FOURTH NIGHT with your TBT Family & Friends on Friday December 15.
     * Join us for a delicious Latke and Brisket dinner at 6 PM.
          Dinner requires an rsvp. Click here or call the office at 203-245-7028 to let us know that you are coming!
     * Bring your chanukiah (Chanukah menorah) and candles - we will light up the winter night together just before we dine!
     * At 7:15 PM ~ Shabbat Service and Birthday Blessings!
     * Following services, have sufganyiot (Chanukah jelly doughnuts) and other oneg treats and spin your dreidel!
RSVP for Chanukah Dinner HERE. Or, Call the TBT Office at 203-245-7028.

High Holiday Sermons

Read the Rabbi's High Holiday Sermons Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kavanot: Speaking Up, Putting on Shoes and Pouring Tea
          Rosh Hashanah Morning, Thou Shalt Not Remain Indifferent
          Kol Nidre, A Bucket List for the Soul
          Yom Kippur, Pote’ach et Yadecha: Open Your Hand

Read Our President's High Holiday Speech Here:
         Kol Nidre, TBT PRESIDENT’S HIGH HOLIDAY SPEECH 5778, Jeffrey Babbin

Read the Sermonette by Harry Schanzer, Yom Kippur Morning, here

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