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!
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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 - April 2018

Friday, April 6 at 6:00 PM - Yizkor; Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese; , Welcome our Afghan Family

Friday, April 13 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service, Birthday Blessings

Friday, April 20 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service; Men's Club; Honoring Chai Members and Legacy Members

Friday, April 27 at 7:15 PM - 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.
(Click here for more about Shabbat at TBT)

Torah Study 2013

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
April Torah Portions in the Book of Leviticus - study text: 
(Click on portion for text)
April 7: Shemini, Leviticus 10:12 - 11:32
April 14: Tazria - Metzora, Leviticus 13:40 - 14:32
April 21: Acharei Mot - K'doshim, Leviticus 17:8 - 19:14
April 28: Emor, Leviticus 22:17 - 23:22

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

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

April Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Offner
Jewish Mysticism

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 12 non - 1:15 PM
Bring a brown bag lunch to the library at TBT and explore Jewish Mysticism with Rabbi Offner and fellow congregants.
We will explore the Zohar, the quintessential mystical text that probes the depths of the psych and the mysterious relationship between the human and the Divine. The only prerequisite is your readiness to engage and learn.

Yom Ha Shoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
 (55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT)
Temple Beth Tikvah joins our friends at CBSRZ in Chester, CT for our annual memorial observance. Rabbi Offner and Cantor Margolius will participate in the service.  (We alternate the location for this service each year between TBT and CBSRZ.)

Difficult Conversations - How to Talk to Each Other: Effective Communication about Differences
Sunday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 12 noon at TBT

A program focusing on: Anti-Semitism * National Politics * Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Presenters: Nancy Abramson, MSW and Rosemary Baggish, MPH
Click HERE for more information.

The Silidker Family Music Fund presents:
Sunday, May 6 at 1 PM: An Amazing Afternoon Concert with internationally acclaimed musician Joey Weisenberg!!
We are thrilled to host Joey Weisenberg for an intimate concert at TBT.

"Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, and is the author of Building Singing Communities and The Torah of Music, winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award. He’s a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and composer who has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles.Having come to cherish the imperfectly beautiful music of normal people singing together, Joey works to empower communities around the world to unlock their musical and spiritual potential, and to make music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and in Jewish life.His nigunim have become popular worldwide." (www.joeyweisenberg.com)
Lunch will be served at noon (immediately after Religious School).
The Concert begins at 1 PM.
This program is sponsored by the Silidker Family Music Fund.
The concert is free and open to all; it is appropriate for young and old alike!

Click here for the flyer.

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: 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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