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 & HOLIDAY Services - OCTOber 2019

Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 PM - Sukkot Service

Friday, October 18 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service

Sunday, October 20 at 6:00 PM - Simchat Torah Service

Friday, October 25 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 26 at 10 AM - Morning Service - Aden Chorney is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah

Our Friday evening Shabbat services start at 7:15 PM except on the First Friday of each month.
First Friday services begin at 6 PM with a preneg followed by Shabbat Services at ~ 6:15 PM.

Our services are open to all who wish to worship with us.
(Click here for more about Shabbat at TBT)

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
October Portions are in the Book of Deuteronomy, and
we begin Genesis on October 26.

Study Text: (Click portion for text)

October 19: Ecclesiastes(Sukkot)
October 26: B'reishit Genesis 1:1-2:3

(Click here for more about Torah Study at TBT)

Celebrate Simchat Torah on Sunday, October 20 at 6 PM!

Learn more about our Renovation Project here.

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Moadim L’Simcha!
Wishing you a joyous Sukkot and Simchat Torah!

Upcoming Events:

Jewish Mindfulness & Mediation Jewish Mindfulness & Mediation are held regularly the first and third Saturday of each month at 8 AM. The next sessions is on October 19, 2019. All are welcome to this calming way to start your Saturday.

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Learn to Play, Play to Learn
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 PreSchool Director Jen Casillo to schedule an enrollment tour at Temple Beth Tikvah PreSchool!
TBT PreSchool is non-sectarian and open to children of all faiths and backgrounds.
Temple Beth Tikvah PreSchool enrollment is open for the 2019 - 2020 school year!
Check out our TBT PreSchool by contacting our incoming Director, Jen Casillo at 203-245-8039 or email nsdirector@tbtshoreline.org
Learn more about the TBT Preschool HERE.
Click HERE for the TBT PreSchool registration form.

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Religious School for the 2019 - 2020 school year is up and running!
Not registered????
Click HERE for a registration form.
Questions? Contact Cantor Stanton at cantor@tbtshoreline.org
Click HERE for the 2019 - 2020 Religious School calendar

Do you have children in our Religious School, our TBT Nursery School or who have gone off to college?
The Greater New Haven Jewish Foundation has scholarship opportunities which may be available to you.

Jewish Scholarship Initiative for Synagogue Schools (JSI) Through the generosity of a donor in our community, JSI is able to provide need-based assistance for New Haven area synagogue schools. Assistance from JSI supplements other scholarships. The deadline for JSI application submission is Friday, October 18th, 2019.
Apply Now >> 

College Scholarships With the new academic year right around the corner, we want to let you know about three college scholarships available to Greater New Haven Jewish high school seniors through the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven: The Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors, and the Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund. Each scholarship has its own qualifications and awards, so visit our website to learn more. 
Deadline to apply for all three is May 1, 2019
Learn more and apply now >> 

Israel Experience Scholarships Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of 3 week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs for Greater New Haven area youth ages 14-19. 
For 2019 summer trips, applications are due by March 9, 2019. 
For 2019-2020 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 4, 2019. 
Apply now >>

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

5780 High Holiday Sermons

Read the Rabbi's High Holiday Sermons Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, Israeli Wisdom for Hard Times
          Rosh Hashanah Morning, Antisemitism…in 2019????
          Yom Kippur, The Meaning of Tzedakah

Read Our President's High Holiday Speech Here:
         Kol Nidre, TBT President’s High Holiday Speech 5780, Jeffrey Babbin
Rosh Hashanah Building Renovation Announcement, Jeffrey Babbin

Read the Yom Kippur Morning Sermonette:
by Helen Winokur,

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