196 Durham Road · Madison, CT 06443 · (203) 245-7028
Your Jewish Home on the Shoreline
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, May 4 -
5:15 PM Tot Shabbat
6:00 PM - Greet Shabbat with Wine & Cheese
Friday, May 11 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service with High School Graduation and Birthday Blessings
Friday, May 18 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service and Confirmation Service
Friday, May 25 at 7:15 PM - Shabbat Service with Torah chanting by the Adult Cantillation Class
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 every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
May Torah Portions in the Book of Leviticus and Numbers - study text:
(Click on portion for text)
May 5: Behar, Leviticus 25:1-26:2
May 12: Bechukotai, Leviticus 26:3-27:34 (Torah readings for all communities realign)
May 19: Tikkun Lichvod Shavuot A special minyan & discussion in honor of Shavuot with Yizkor
(note: the Torah reading for this week is B'midbar, Numbers 2:1-3:13)
May 26: Naso, Numbers 5:11-6:27
(Click here for more about Torah Study at TBT.)
Joey Weisenberg in Concert at TBT!
The Silidker Family Music Fund presents:
Sunday, May 6 at 1 PM: An Amazing Afternoon Concert with internationally acclaimed musician Joey Weisenberg!!
We are thrilled to host Joey Weisenberg for an intimate concert at TBT.
"Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, and is the author of Building Singing Communities and The Torah of Music, winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award. He’s a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and composer who has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles.Having come to cherish the imperfectly beautiful music of normal people singing together, Joey works to empower communities around the world to unlock their musical and spiritual potential, and to make music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and in Jewish life.His nigunim have become popular worldwide." (www.joeyweisenberg.com)
Lunch will be served at noon (immediately after Religious School).
The Concert begins at 1 PM.
This program is sponsored by the Silidker Family Music Fund.
The concert is free and open to all; it is appropriate for young and old alike!
Click here for the flyer. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP.
Last Day of Religious School, Sunday May 13 with a Special T'filah service at 11:30 PM honoring Cantor Margolius.
Annual Congregational Meeting, Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM. Hear the "State of the Synagogue," update on the building project, meet the Kavod Award winner and the recipient of this year's Freisner Scholarship.
Burgers and Broadway! Saturday, June 2 at 6 PM. Kosher BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and sides. Cantor Margolius and Jason Gaines will share the story of the Jews as told through Broadway music!
Raise the Roof Your Shoreline Habitat Connection: Volunteer to Build our 14th House on Sunday, June 3rd. Volunteers age 16 and older are invited to participate in a gratifying day of work on the restoration of a historic house in New Haven. There is a task to be accomplished for everyone no matter skill level or previous building experience.
Farewell Shabbat Service to honor Cantor Margolius, Friday, June 15 at 7:15 PM.
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