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Tikvah Means Hope

Tikvah Talk

July | 2023

Events This Month

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

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Sunday, July 2 | 10:30AM-12PM

Pennypack Park

Walk With Abby

Get some fresh air and exercise while spending time with Tikvah friends. Water and snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, July 11 | 6PM-7PM

Virtual Program via Zoom

Road Trip with Rhonda

Destination Canada: Montreal & Quebec City. Join Tikvah Outreach Director Rhonda Cohen as she talks about her recent trip. Rhonda will share her photos, videos and personal stories. 

Thursday, July 13 | 11:30AM-1:30PM


July Birthday Party Luncheon

We are celebrating members with July birthdays at a festive lunch featuring cupcakes, gifts for the birthday celebrants and entertainment by Veronica, a vocalist. Lunch menu: Spinach Salad with Chicken, Cranberries and Almonds, Cold Couscous Salad, Whole wheat troll, Mandarin Oranges, and birthday cupcakes! Register by July 6.

Sunday, July 16 |12:30PM-2:30PM

Thunderbird Lanes

Bowling Thunderbird Lanes

Tikvah treats for bowling and shoe rental. Beverage and food available, pay as you go.

Wednesday, July 19 | 5:30PM-6:30AM


Living in the Moment Meditation

Meditation and Mindfulness practice with Rabbi Ephraim Levin

Thursday, July 20 | 5:30PM-7:30PM

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

Cooking with Mira

Learn new recipes and enjoy dinner with friends. The menu will include chicken chilli and fun fruit cut outs.

Register by July 13.

Sunday, July 23 | 8AM-8PM

Ocean City, NJ

Day at Ocean City, New Jersey

Free bus transportation to spend the day at the beach with Tikvah friends. 

Pay as you go. Boardwalk attractions include amusement piers, mini golf, bicycle rentals until noon, restaurants, shopping. Limited space, register early. 

Tuesday, July 25 | 5:30PM

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Tikvah Dinner & A Movie

5:30PM DInner at Crust Mediterranean, 872 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

7PM Airplane – a hilarious star packed film from 1980! at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr. Tikvah pays for the film, dinner on your own. Register by July 17.

Sunday, July 30 | 10:30AM-12PM

Pennypack Park

Walk with Abby

Get some fresh air and exercise while spending time with Tikvah friends. Water and snacks will be provided.

Registration required by July 27.

Thursday, August 3 | 5:30PM-7PM

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Phila.

Tikvah Craft Party

Make decorative storage boxes, handbags, etc. from recycled cigar boxes.

Register for Programs

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

Happy Birthday!

!יום הולדת שמח

Edward B.

Faygie M.

Steve M.

Robert S.

Alan N.

Abby G.

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Important Dates

July 4

Independence Day

The Fourth of July celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced the political separation of the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain.


Tikvah Connect Update Events for members in their 20s 30s and 40s

We are excited to announce that Tikvah and Tribe12 are teaming up under the name TRIBE TIKVAH. Starting this summer, we will be organizing events together and fostering a community for adults in their 20s and 30s who are passionate about promoting mental wellness for themselves and others.

Our first joint event is coming up this month on July 16. We will be working with Comfort Caring Canines to bring an afternoon with therapy dogs!

Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/HUfB3BJTyvvG4mp98

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If you know anyone who would be a good fit for Tikvah Connect or Tribe Tikvah, please email Carter Freedlander at carter@tikvahajmi.org.

We would love to introduce them to our amazing community!


(Click their logo to learn more)

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Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation

Nadine Hoch

Memorial Fund

Temple University Hospital - Anna T. Jeanes Community Grant

Freedman & Grinshpun, PC

Rubicon Wealth Management 

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Rotary Club of NE

Philadelphia, Cheltenham, Rockledge

Fegelson Young Feinberg Jewish War Veterans

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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

Donations & Grants

Paul & Susan Lichtman

Gary & Vicki Erlbaum  

Neen Davis

Roger Davis

Irene & Michael Beer

Madeleine Gardberg

Joel & Rachel Gedalius

Ross & Michelle Shuster

Joyce Bieler

Pamela Howard

Barbara Kaufman

Shira Mayer

Barbara Ponczek

Mark Salzer

BJ & Scott Snyder

Leonard Dorfman in Honor of Mike Solomon and Judy Weinberger

Adria Sherman in Honor of Lee Rothman


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, Rob Singer, Joyce Oxfeld

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 AM to 5 PM, also three hours prior to and during programs.  


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

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