We are proud and fortunate to have Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz as our spiritual leader. Erev Shabbat services are held every Friday evening from September through June at 7:00 p.m., using the gender-neutral Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals, and we conduct a Shabbat morning service and/or Torah Study at least once each month. High Holiday services are conducted on both days of Rosh Hashanah (including Tashlich at the cove in Old Wethersfield), and Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. In 2011, we purchased new High Holiday prayer books with full transliteration and modern English translation, so that all can participate. We also hold participatory family services on all major holidays, as well as special Shabbat and other programs and activities throughout the year -- a dairy potluck supper in the sukkah, Megillah reading and Purim shpiel, and a Tu biShvat seder, to name just a few. Women and men are called to the Torah and counted toward a minyan. We welcome everyone, including intermarried couples and non-traditional families at our Temple.
We offer Sunday School for students ranging in age from pre-schoolers to pre-B'nai Mitzvah. [Not so for 2021-22, but our Rabbi can assist any family with making educational arrangements .]
We own our historic building, which was formerly a Methodist church, at 130 Main Street, and our Memorial Park, adjacent to the Emanuel Synagogue cemetery on Jordan Lane Extension in Wethersfield. Members of the TBT family come from Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Newington, West Hartford and Glastonbury, as well as several other towns in Greater Hartford and beyond. Congregational business is conducted at a monthly Board of Directors meeting and all members are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate.
Temple Beth Torah welcomes new members throughout the year. Newcomers purchasing tickets for our High Holiday services may apply the cost of tickets toward membership dues. Member dues includes attendance at High Holiday services for all family members, including children living at home; other family members and friends may attend for a reasonable fee. Dues may be pro-rated for those new members who join after January 1st.
If you would like more information about our Temple, membership or activities, please use our Contact Us page to send an e-mail inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you at Temple Beth Torah.