196 Durham Road     ·     Madison, CT 06443     ·     (203) 245-7028

Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline

Please join us for our annual Chanukah dinner and Shabbat services on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6 PM (dinner).
Click HERE to register for dinner.

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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 - October 2018

Friday, November 2 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese, Birthday Blessings, and Consecration of our New Religious School Students

Friday, November 9 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service

Friday, November 16 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service with guest speaker Dr. Joseph Sacco, Medical Director of Connecticut Hospice

Friday, November 23 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service

Friday, November 30 at 7:15 PM - Learner's Shabbat Service - bring any and all questions!

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.
November Portions in the Book of Genesis; Study Text:
(Click portion for text)

November 3: Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18
November 10: Tol'dot, Genesis 25:19-28:9
November 17: Vayeitzei, Genesis 8:10-32:3
November 25: Vayish'lach, Genesis 2:4-36:43

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

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

Erev Shabbat Service, Friday, November 16 at 7:15 PM
Palliative Care: How to Take Control of Your Medical Care
A special Shabbat evening with guest scholar, Dr. Joseph Sacco. Dr. Joseph Sacco, left, is the chief medical officer of the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., America’s first hospice. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He is an expert in palliative medicine and we are delighted that he will be joining us for what is sure to be a very important and thought-provoking evening.
Oneg in Memory of Sally Spiegel, Hosted by her TBT Study Group Friends

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

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 October 19, 2018.
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 >>

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

High Holiday Sermons

Read the Rabbi's High Holiday Sermons Here:
          Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kavanot: On Second Chances, Silence, and Dreaming of America
          Rosh Hashanah Morning, Our Jewish Mission
          Kol Nidre, Facing Death
          Yom Kippur, The Gift of Silence

Read Our President's High Holiday Speech Here:
         Kol Nidre, TBT President’s High Holiday Speech 5779, Jeffrey Babbin

Read the Yom Kippur Morning Sermonette:
by Bruce Topolosky, Why TBT Matters So Much to Me

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