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Tikvah Means Hope

Tikvah Talk

April | 2024

Upcoming Tikvah Programs

See what's happening and register for events to save your spot!

Theater Trip: tick, tick, BOOM!

Thursday, April 4 | 7:30PM

Theatre Horizon

401 Dekalb Street, Norristown

Semi-autobiographical rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creator of the worldwide phenomenon Rent. On his 30th birthday, a Musical Theater Composer (played by Broadway's Robi Hager) navigates love, friendship, and everything in between, to achieve his big break.

$20 Tikvah Members, $25 Guests.

Registration deadline March 24.

Learn & Lite Bites

Monday, April 8 | 12 – 1:15PM

Kaiserman JCC

45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA

Hosted by Kaiserman JCC | GEMS at the J 

Lunch from House of Kosher

Speaker: Neurologist TBD, Brain Health & Memory 

Free admission. Sponsor: MainLine Health

Registration deadline April 1.

Let's Get Crafty

Tuesday, April 9 | 6 – 8PM

KleinLife 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Learn new and easy techniques on different medium. $5 for Tikvah members, $10 for guests. Registration Deadline by April 4

Living in the Moment

Meditation with Rabbi Levin

Wednesday, April 17 | 6:30 – 7:30PM

Zoom meditation with Rabbi Levin. Link will be available one week prior. Free.

Registration Deadline April 11

Main Line

Neighborhood Dinner

Thursday, April 18 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

QDOBA Mexican Eats

33 E City Line Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Pay as you eat. Registration Deadline April 11.

April Birthday Party

Thursday, April 25 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM

KleinLife 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Musical Entertainment by Jerry Trecroce "Juke Box". Celebrate April birthdays. Menu: sweet and sour meatballs, capri vegetables, potato kugel, matza, pineapple cake. $1 donation requested.

Registration Deadline April 16.

Abby's Walking Club

Sunday, April 28 | 10:30AM – 12PM

Pennypack Trail Parking

Pennypack Trail, Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy a lovely walk at PennyPack Park with your Tikvah friends!  Bring a hat, sunscreen and water.  Wear good walking shoes.  In case of rain you will be notified to meet at the KleinLife building track. Free Event

Registration Deadline April 25th.

Register for Programs


Zoom links for virtual events are sent via email one week prior.

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Happy Birthday!

!יום הולדת שמח

Bruce B.

David B.

Shari S.

Brandy W.

Jacob A.

Josh R.

Important Dates

April 15

Tax Day

April 22

First Night of Passover

April 29

Last Day of Passover

The Tikvah Office will be closed on the following days: 

April 23, April 24, April 29, April 30

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Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation

Nadine Hoch

Memorial Fund

The Tzedakah Foundation

Philadelphia Activities Fund

City Council District 6, Councilman Michael Driscoll

City Council District 10, Councilman Brian O'Neill

Temple University Hospital - Anna T. Jeanes Community Grant

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Rotary Club of NE

Philadelphia, Cheltenham, Rockledge

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Freedman & Grinshpun, PC


Rabbi Jason Bonder

Roger Davis

Steve Erlbaum

Rabbi Mellisa Lefkowitz

Henry Mann

Larry & Janet Katz

Make a donation to Tikvah today!


We Remember Them

May Their Memories Be For A Blessing

Lynda Appell lost her battle with stomach cancer and passed away on

Monday, March 25th. She is remembered by her loving Sister Rosalyn Appell.  


Ellis Hoch passed away on March 21, 2024 at the age of 95. Ellis

was the father of long time Tikvah supporter Lewis Hoch and the grandfather

of Tikvah Board of Directors Treasurer Ross Shuster.  

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.

Click HERE to Join


Contacting Us

Our Staff and Office Information:


     Abby Gilbert, Executive Director abby@tikvahajmi.org 

     Barbara Ponczek, Program Director barbara@tikvahajmi.org 

     Carter Freedlander, Communications Manager carter@tikvahajmi.org 

Office Support: Elena D'amico, Sandra Frank, Halie Hershman, Ileene Jaffe,

Joyce Oxfeld, Jerry Priluker

Phone Squad: Chuck Allen, Irwin Bernstein, Michelle Bernstein, Matt Corchnoy, Jeff Gansheroff, Shari Simons, Brandy Wasilewski

Program Facilitators: Mira Brown, Rhonda Cohen, Rycki Joy Freedman, Sarah Kramer,

David Karasow, Rabbi Ephraim Levin

General questions office@tikvahajmi.org or call 215-832-0671 Calls are answered and messages returned Tuesday - Thursday 9AM to 4:30PM, also three hours prior to and during programs.  


Business Office: Tikvah@KleinLife, Suite 122, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116

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