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April | 2023
Tikvah's Events This Month
See what's happening this month and register for events to save your spot!
Monday, April 3 | 12:15 PM-1:45 PM
Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford,
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Learn & Light Bites
Light bites and program on "Maintaining Brain Health" led by Kate Turner, Project Manager at Bryn Mawr Rehab.

Thursday, April 13 | 5:30PM-6:30PM
Virtual Program via Zoom
Virtual Travel: Ancient Egypt
The Land of the Pharaohs
Join Tikvah Executive Director Abby Gilbert for commentary on her recent trip to Egypt.

Thursday, April 20 | 7PM-9PM
Cinema Sabaya
with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
The old classroom concept of show-and-tell becomes a richer, deeper exercise for a workshop of Arab and Jewish women in Israeli filmmaker Orit Fouks Rotem’s heartfelt feature. Given cameras and encouraged to record their lives and give voice to their dreams by a young teacher/filmmaker named Rona.
Watch the trailer here.

Sunday, April 23 | 11AM-1PM
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Jewish Federation Community Mitzvah Day
Packing meals for home deliveries on Mitzvah Day.
Tuesday, April 25 | 6PM-7PM
Virtual Program via Zoom
Living in the Moment Meditation
Meditation and Mindfulness Program with Rabbi Ephraim Levin.

Friday, April 28 | 10:15AM-12:30PM
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Shabbat Across America
Kabbalat Shabbat and lunch. Registration deadline is 4/19 Transportation provided from
the mainline.

Sunday, April 30 | 12:30PM-2:30PM
Wynnewood Lanes
2228 Haverford Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003
Bowling with Barbara
Lane and shoe rental included. Bring your own team or join one that day. Snacks on your own. Transportation provided.

Monday, May 1 | 12:15 PM-1:45 PM
Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford,
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Learn & Light Bites
Light bites and program on "Stroke prevention" led by Maureen Krouse, LMC. Blood pressure screenings following lecture if interested.
Zoom links for virtual events are sent via email one week prior.
There will be free parking onsite and the event will be catered by House of Kosher!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact Tikvah Outreach Coordinator Rhonda Cohen (rhonda@tikvahajmi.org)
Please note, the Tikvah office will be closed on
April 5, 6, 12, and 13 in observance of the holiday.  
Highlights from The Community Model Seder
Tikvah’s Annual Passover Model Seder took place on Sunday, March 19th at KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia. The program, which oriented participants to the traditions of the holiday, was conducted by Rabbi Ephraim Levin and song leader Yossi Stern. The meal, featuring holiday favorites such as gefilte fish, broccoli kugel and sweet and sour meatballs came from House of Kosher. Tikvah Friends and Family volunteers along with members of the Board of Directors and staff set up and served the meal.  For some members of Tikvah this was the only Passover holiday experience they will attend this year.  
Friends and Family Volunteers:  David & Dorothea Brown, Staci Hershman, Stuart Hershman, Shelley Quigley, Judy Weinberger, Brandy Wasilewski, Albert Zbik
Board of Directors Volunteers: Neen Davis, Marissa Diorio, Rabbi Ephraim Levin, Robert Singer, Michael Solomon, Bob Wenger
Tikvah Community Forum
Facebook Community

Through our Facebook page we have created a community online forum where members can stay in touch after events are over and hear about events coming up too! If you are interested or have questions about how to join, our communications manager Carter Freedlander (carter@tikvahajmi.org) would be happy to help!
Visit the Tikvah Community Forum Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/671527237841358/
Resource Spotlight: YANApodcast
Yanapodcast is an amazing resource through NAMI Philadelphia. They interview young adults who live with mental illness and are on a mission to reduce stigma on mental health topics. Below is a description from their website of what they do.

"YOU ARE NOT ALONE (YANA)!!! The YANApodcast is a mental health podcast! This podcast is hosted by the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Philadelphia, PA affiliate. We aim to create a space of safety, a space of love and acceptance and a space that is free of judgment and stigma. Come hang with us as we talk with youth and young adults impacted by mental illness. We will hear their powerful stories, learn how we can reach out for help when we need it and shatter stigma together!"

Follow this link to listen: https://theyanapodcast.com/
Tikvah Connect
Events for members in their 20s 30s and 40s
If you know anyone who would be a good fit for Tikvah Connect, please email Carter Freedlander at carter@tikvahajmi.org.

We would love to introduce them to our amazing community!
Become a Member Today
We welcome your support which helps us provide
programming and events to our members and their loved ones.

Membership Type
Individual Member: $20 per year

Our Individual Membership entitles you to:

  • Weekly free or subsidized social gatherings
  • Biweekly phone squad check-in calls
  • Monthly member check-in meeting
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Seasonal holiday events
  • Periodic wellness programs
Supporter Member: $50 per year

This membership is offered to those who wish to support our organization and help make hope happen for those we serve.

Your supporter membership entitles you to receive our Tikvah Talk newsletter. You also receive updates and invitations to Tikvah programming throughout the year.
Donations & Grants

Golden Slipper Passover League
Jewish War Veterans Fegelson Young Feinberg Post 6978
In Memory of Joyce Kravitz
Dr. Mia Marcovici
Contacting Us
Our Staff and Office Information:
·     Abby Gilbert, Executive Director abby@tikvahajmi.org 
·     Rhonda Cohen, Outreach Director rhonda@tikvahajmi.org 
·     Barbara Ponczek, Program Manager barbara@tikvahajmi.org 
·     Carter Freedlander, Communications & Young Adult Program Manager carter@tikvahajmi.org 

Office Support: Elena D'amico, Ellen Gorberg, Halie Hershman, Shari Simon, Rob Singer 

Phone Squad: Chuck Allen, Matt Corchnoy, Jeff Gansheroff, Troy Rosenthal, Shari Simons, Brandy Wasilewski
General questions office@tikvahajmi.org or call 215-832-0671 Calls are answered and messages returned Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also three hours prior to and during programs.  
Business Office: Tikvah@KleinLife, Suite 122, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116