Tikvah Means Hope
Tikvah Talk
June | 2023
Events This Month
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Wednesday, June 7 | 5:30PM-6:30PM
Virtual Program via Zoom
Living in the Moment Meditation
Meditation and Mindfulness Program with Rabbi Ephraim Levin.

Monday, June 12 | 12:15PM-1:45PM
Kaiserman JCC
Learn & Lite Bites
Be S.A.F.E. Staying Alert for Emergencies, with Maureen Krouse, LMC. Salad bar, snacks and beverages will be served.

Wednesday, June 14 | 11:30AM-1:30PM
Father's Day and
June Birthday Lunch
We are celebrating the special men in our community and June birthdays with a festive lunch, cupcakes, gifts for the birthday celebrants and entertainment by Yelena Shtefam. Lunch menu: Baked Chicken Leg with Gravy, garden salad with italian dressing, rice pilaf, broccoli florets, roll, and chocolate cake. Registration due by June 7th.

Thursday, June 22 | 5:30PM-7:30PM
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim
Cooking with Mira
Learn new recipes and enjoy dinner with friends. We will be making personal pizzas with a variety of toppings and a surprise dairy dessert.
Sunday, June 25 | 1PM-3:30PM
Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Join Tikvah as we explore the fantastical magic gardens and learn about their creator, Isaiah Zagar. Registration is limited. $5 for members and $10 for guests. Payment confirms your spot for the event.

Thursday, June 29 | 5:30PM-7:30PM
Olive Garden
83 E City Avenue Bala Cynwyd, PA
Neighborhood Dinner
Enjoy dinner with your Tikvah friends at Olive Garden in Bala Cynwyd. Tikvah pays tax and tip.

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.
Zoom links for virtual events are
sent via email one week prior.
Sponsorship opportunities available click here to learn more
Recap of this Months NYC Bus Trip
On May 21st, Tikvah members went to Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Ephraim Levin led the trip and gave commentary about the area, as well as information about the places we were going to visit. Crown Heights is an Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn where our Tikvah members met with a Sofer/Scribe to see how Torah's, Tefillin, and Mezuzahs are made.

Next, we walked to a Mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath. The one we visited was for women only. Our guides taught us about the customs and laws of the Mikvah.

We then went to Kingston Street to shop. Several members bought baked goods, souvenirs, Judaica, and candy to bring back home.

This was followed by lunch at a kosher restaurant, Mendy's. Rabbi Ephraim Levin took several members into what is known as 770. This is the world headquarters for Chabad Lubavitch. We had a relaxing trip home and watched a movie about delis. Rabbi Levin wrapped Tefillin for the men who wanted to take part in the ritual on the bus on the way back home. Everyone had a great time!
Community Partners
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Larry A. Real, M.D. Tikvah Community Connection Partners
Community Program Partners
Rotary Club of NE
Philadelphia, Cheltenham, Rockledge
Temple Health Anna T. Jeans Foundation
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!
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/
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
Rabbi Jason Bonder 
Adina Mattes 
David Rhode
Bruce Wheeler
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