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!

The TBT Annual Congregational Meeting was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Read highlights of the meeting, including the Beatrice and David Friesner Memorial Scholarship winner and the Kavod Award winner, HERE.

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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.

June 2017 Shabbat Services:
Friday, June 30 at 7:15 PM: Shabbat Service

Please note:
Our JULY & AUGUST services will be held at 6 PM
with a "pre-neg" unless otherwise noted below.

July 2017 Shabbat Services:

Friday, July 7 at 6 PM: Beach Shabbat, Service at the East Wharf Beach Pavilion, Madison, CT, oneg at the home of Lisa & Eric Rich following the service.

Friday, July 14 at 6 PM: Shabbat Service

Friday, July 21 at 6 PM: Shabbat Service

Friday, July 28 at 6 PM: Shabbat Service

Our services are open to all who wish to worship with us.

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM. Click here for details.

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Confirmation 2015
Torah Study 2013

Upcoming Events

Join us for Beach Shabbat on July 7!

Friday, July 7 at 6 PM: Beach Shabbat, Service at the East Wharf Beach Pavilion, Madison, CT, oneg at the home of Lisa & Eric Rich following the service. See here.

2017 Summer Shabbat at TBT

All of our Friday evening Shabbat services in July and August 2017 will begin at 6 pm. The services at TBT will begin in the front hall with a "Pre-Neg" and the first prayers of Kabbalat Shabbat. At 6:20pm, we will move together into the sanctuary. First Fridays will end at 7pm and others by 7:15pm so you can plan a leisurely Shabbat dinner following services.
Please note that we will have "Shabbat on the Beach" on Friday, July 7 at East Wharf Beach in Madison followed by an oneg hosted by Lisa & Eric Rich.

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.


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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