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 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.


February 2017 Shabbat Services:
Friday, February 3, 6:00 pm: Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, February 10, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Shirah

Friday, February 17, 7:15 pm: Shabbat Service, Visual T'filah & February Birthday Blessings

Friday, February 24, 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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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

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.
February 16 - Tel Aviv
March 16 - Haifa
April 20 - Nazareth

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.

Tuesday February 28 at 1 PM Story Time at RJ Julia with Bernadette Stak. TBTNS and RJ Julia host books by Jon Klassen, hear stories with a winter hat theme and make a craft. Perfect for pre-school age children and the grown ups who love them!

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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