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 - June 2019

Friday, June 7 at 6 PM Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese; Birthday Blessings

Friday, June 14 at 7:15 PM Board Installation Shabbat

Friday, June 21 at 7:15 PM Farewell to Cantor Dorothy Goldberg and a Report from the TBT Travelers to Eastern Europe

Saturday, June 22 at 10 AM Bar Mitzvah of Ben Jacoby

Friday, June 28 at 7:15 PM Shabbat Services

Saturday, June 29 at 10AM Bat Mitzvah of Natalie Houlton

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.
June Portions are the end of the Book of Leviticus
and the beginning of the Book of Numbers:

Study Text: (Click portion for text)
June 1: B'chukotai Leviticus 27:1-27:34
June 8: B'midbar Numbers 3:14-4:20
June 15: Naso Numbers 7:1-7:89
June 22: B'haalot'cha Numbers 10:35-12:16
June 29: Sh'lach L'cha Numbers 15:8-15:41

(Click here for more about Torah Study at TBT)

Celebrating Simchat Torah 5778!

Learn more about our Renovation Project here.

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 are June 1, 2019 and June 15, 2019. All are welcome to this calming way to start your Saturday.

Friday, June 21 at 7:15 PM Shabbat Service: we will recognize Cantor Dorothy Goldberg as this year’s recipient of the Kavod Award and also thank her for her years as our cantor and a beloved member of our community. Cantor Goldberg will be moving to Oregon this summer. Special musical guests: Rick Calvert and Steve & Amy Eppler-Epstein. A T’filat HaDerech will be offered by Rabbi Offner.

All Friday evening services in July and August are at 6pm

Summer is Almost Here and we will have a Beach Shabbat at the East Wharf Beach Pavilion on July 19 at 6 PM and August 9 at 6 PM.
We promised the Town of Madison: WE WILL CARPOOL! Please help us fulfill our promise.

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 enrollment is open for the 2019 - 2020 school year!
Check out our TBTNS by contacting our incoming Director, Jen Casillo at 203-245-8039 or email nsdirector@tbtshoreline.org
Click HERE for the TBTNS registration form.

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It’s time to enroll for Religious School for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Click HERE for a registration form.
Questions? Contact Cantor Stanton at cantor@tbtshoreline.org

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 >>

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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