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 - May 2018

Friday, June 1 -
5:15 PM Tot Shabbat
6:00 PM
- Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, June 8 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service and Installation of the Board of Directors

Friday, June 15 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service Honoring Cantor Margolius

Friday, June 22 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service; Cantor Margolius' last Shabbat; Birthday Blessings

Friday, June 29 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat "Service of Transition" with Cantor Dorothy Goldberg

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)

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

Torah Study 2013

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
June Torah Portions in the Book of  Numbers - study text: 
(Click on portion for text)
June 2: Beha’alotecha, Numbers 9:15-10:34
June 9: Sh’lach L’cha, Numbers 14:8-15:7
June 16: Korach, Numbers 16:20-17:24
June 23: Chukat, Numbers 20:1-21:10
June 30: Balak, Numbers 22:39-23:26

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

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

July 1, 2018, Cantor Mark Stanton joins TBT! Click here to read the letter announcing Cantor Stanton's appointment

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6 pm and Friday, August 3, 2018 at 6 pm,
Join Temple Beth Tikvah for Summertime Beach Shabbat. Meet us at East Wharf Beach, Madison CT. Oneg to follow.

Do you - or does someone you know - have a child age 2 - 5 years old? Are you looking for a wonderful, Jewish Early Childhood and Pre-School experience?
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

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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