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 - August 2018

Our summer schedule for July and August: All Friday evening services will begin at 6 PM

Friday, August 3 at 6:00 PMBeach Shabbat – East Wharf Beach, Madison, CT; oneg to follow
(Service is at the Beach, NOT at TBT)

Friday, August 10 at 6:00 PM -  Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese;

Friday, August 17 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, August 24 at 6:00 PM - Shabbat Under the Stars!, Birthday Blessings

Friday, August 31 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

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.
August Torah Portions in the Book of  Deuteronomy - study text: 
(Click on portion for text)

August 4: Ekev, Deuteronomy 9:4-10:11
August 11: Re’eh, Deuteronomy 12:29-14:29
August 18: Shof’tim, Deuteronomy 18:6-19:13*
     *Add Psalm 27 until Sh’mini Atzeret
August 25: Ki Tetze, Deuteronomy 23:8-24:13

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

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 6 PM - Shabbat under the Stars! Join us for this special "back to Shul" creative Shabbat service.
Welcome new friends and catch up with old friends. This Shabbat will be celebrated with schmoozing, food and beverages followed by a brief service and borthday blessings!

Saturday, August 11 and August 25: Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation on select Saturdays in the Summer at 8 AM at TBT

Saturday, September 1 at 7 PM - Selichot Service: Enter into the High Holidays in a Most Meaningful Way. Intimate*Reflective*Spiritual
All are welcome.

Rosh HaShanah
Erev Rosh HaShanah: Sunday, September 9 at 8:00 PM (Your High Holiday ticket is required to attend)
Rosh HaShanah Morning: Monday, September 10 at 10:00 AM (Your High Holiday ticket is required to attend)
     Children’s & Youth Services, please read information page HERE
          Reservation for the Young Children's Program (Childcare) for ages 2 - 6 years old requires that you submit the High Holiday                    Response Form HERE
Rosh HaShanah Afternoon: Monday, September 10
     Tashlich at Soundview Avenue Beach (near Highland Terrace), Madison, CT at 2:30 PM
     Rabbi & Nancy’s Open House from 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Rosh HaShanah Morning II: Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00 AM

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidrei: Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 PM (Your High Holiday ticket is required to attend)
Yom Kippur Morning: Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 AM (Your High Holiday ticket is required to attend)
     Children’s & Youth Services,  please read information page HERE
          Reservation for the Young Children's Program (Childcare) for ages 2 - 6 years old requires that you submit the High Holiday                    Response Form HERE
Yom Kippur Afternoon: Wednesday, September 19
     Yom Kippur Discussion Group at 2:00 PM
     Mincha, Yizkor, and Ne’ilah begin at 3:30 PM
     Communal Break Fast will begin at the end of the Ne'ilah Service
Reminder: your High Holiday Response Form is due by Monday, August 27, 2018. Click HERE for the High Holiday Response Form.

If you are interested in attending High Holiday services and are not affiliated with Temple Beth Tikvah,
please call our office at 203-245-7028 to make arrangements. We welcome you to join us!


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


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
at
 https://jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships/one-happy-camper


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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