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Tikvah Means Hope

Tikvah Talk

February | 2024

Events This Month

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

Tikvah Bowling Party

Sunday, February 4 | 2 – 4PM

Thunderbird Lanes

5830 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA

$5 for members, $10 for guests. Includes bowling and shoe rental. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Transportation available.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Main Line Dinner

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

Al Dar Bistro

281 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dinner with friends! Pay as you go. Tikvah covers the tax and gratuity for members.

Registration Deadline February 6th

Learn & Lite Bites

Monday, February 12, 2024 | 12 – 1:15PM

Kaiserman JCC

45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA

Hosted by Kaiserman JCC | GEMS at the J 

Lunch from House of Kosher

Speaker: Heart Health for American Heart Month. Sponsored by MainLine Health 

Recommended donation of $1

Registration Deadline February 5th  

February Birthday Party Luncheon

Tuesday, February 13 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

$1 for Tikvah members, $6 for guests 

Menu: Honey mustard chicken, cucumber salad, whipped potatoes, whole wheat bread

and sugar cookie. Entertainment by Steve Pollack. Registration Deadline February 6th

Fiddler on the Roof

Sunday, February 18 | 1:30 – 4:30PM

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

944 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA

$15 for Tikvah members, $20 for guests

Pay in advance to confirm your reservation.Transportation available.

Registration Deadline February 11th

Living in the Moment Meditation with Rabbi Levin

Wednesday, February 14 | 6:30 – 7:30PM

Zoom meditation with Rabbi Levin.

Link will be available one week prior.

Registration Deadline February 7th

Cooking with Mira

Thursday, February 22 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Synagogue, 9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

Learn to make tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and butter cookies. Eat what you make. $5 per person for Tikvah members, $10 for guests. Deadline February 15th

Let's Get Crafty

with David Karasow

Sunday, February 25 | 1 – 3:PM

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Learn new and easy techniques on different medium. $5 per person for Tikvah members, $10 for guests. Deadline February 18th

Tikvah Theater Trip: Pippin

Tuesday, February 27 | 7:30 – 10PM

Tomlinson Theater of Temple

1301 W Norris St, Philadelphia, PA

$15 per person, $20 for guests. 1972 Musical about Pippin becoming a soldier for his father's army, but is upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Now King, he is even more lost and unsure about what he wants in life. Registration Deadline February 20th

Philadelphia Flower Show

March 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia 

$10 for members, $15 for guests. 

Don’t miss this annual horticulture event celebrating the transformative power of gardening.   Register by February 27th.  Limited tickets available members receive first priority.  

Register for Programs


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

Disability Wisdom:

A Conversation with Rabbi Julia Watts Belser

Wednesday, February 21st from 7PM to 8PM on Zoom

Free, registration required.

Tikvah is proud to host this program as part of the Disability Consortium of Jewish Learning Venture. 




Happy Birthday!

!יום הולדת שמח

Judith L.

Carole L.

Rick W.

Elena D.

Barbara P.

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Important Dates


Black History Month

February 14

Valentine's Day

February 19

Presidents' Day

Upcoming Events

Tikvah Art Show

Sunday, March 17th, 2024, 3-5PM

The Philadelphian, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue,

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact the Tikvah Office by February 15th if you would like to show and possibly sell your artwork.  


(Click their logo to learn more)


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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


Leonard Dorfman in honor of Joyce Oxfeld  

Rotary Club of Bala Cynwyd Narberth

In memory of Ned Crane:  

Ed Berkowitz, Rhonda Cohen, Abby Gilbert, 

Barbara Ponczek, Sheila Tepel

Make a donation to Tikvah today!


Tikvah Community Forum

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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/

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, 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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