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!
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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 - January 2018

Friday, January 5 at 6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese

Friday, January 12 at 7:15 PM - Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Shabbat and Birthday Blessings. "Let justice roll down like waters." In memory of Dr. King, our service will reflect themes of justice and righteousness.

Friday, January 19 at 7:15 PM - During Shabbat Services, hear Dr. Jason Gaines on “From Apocalyptic Texts in the Hebrew Bible to US Foreign Policy in Jerusalem.” Learn about apocalyptic texts in the Tanakh that shape how many Religious Zionist Jews and Evangelical Christians view Jerusalem. You will meet rarely-mentioned prophets like Second Zechariah and Joel and better understand the mysterious concept of the Jewish Apocalypse.

Friday, January 26 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Shirah - The Shabbat of Song! With musical guests and a special Torah reading.

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)

Torah Study 2013

Torah Study every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
January Torah Portions - study text: January 6: Shemot - Exodus 3:1-4:17; January 13: Va’eira - Exodus 7:8-8:15;
January 20: Bo - Exodus 11:4-12:28
January 27: Beshalach - Exodus 14:15-16:10
(Click here for more about Torah Study at TBT.)

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Upcoming Events:

The Jewish Experience on Film returns to TBT beginning January 17, 2018! Full description of each film HERE.
This year’s series of four extraordinary films include innovative comedies, haunting dramas and a uniquely animated documentary. All four have received international acclaim and cinema awards. We hope you’ll join us to screen and discuss these remarkable films that examine Jewish culture, history and identity.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the movies! (And as always, feel free to bring a snack to share.) - Ken and Martha Gamerman

All films are on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 PM in the TBT Social Hall.
January 17, 2018: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY
January 24, 2018: WALTZ WITH BASHIR
January 31, 2018: FOOTNOTE


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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