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Tikvah Means Hope

Tikvah Talk

March | 2024

Upcoming Tikvah Programs

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

Tribe Tikvah Pottery

Painting and Pizza 

Sunday, March 10 | 4PM - 7PM 

Create Me Pottery

2048 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley 

Sponsored by Tribe 12 in partnership with Tikvah for members ages 25-45 only. $20 per person. Registration deadline March 3.   


March Birthday Party 

Thursday, March 13 | 11:30 – 1AM:30PM

KleinLife,10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 

Entertainment by singers Vic Rubino & Bridget Romeo. Menu: Whitefish Salad, tomato & onion slices, mini bagel, marinated green bean salad, Mandarin oranges, birthday cupcakes.  

Registration deadline March 6.

Cooking with Mira 

Thursday, March 14 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM 

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

Join Mira in making hamantaschen! Dinner will be ravioli casserole. $5 for Tikvah members, $10 guests. Registration deadline March 7. 

Pre-Purim JRA Food Distribution & Kehillah Purim Palooza 

Sunday, March 17 | 10AM – 12PM 

Location Volunteer at JRA and participate in the mitzvah of packing emergency food boxes to be delivered to those in need! Wear a costume and eat some delicious hamantaschen with your Tikvah friends. sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Northeast Kehillah. Free event. Registration deadline March 10. 

Learn & Lite Bites 

Monday, March 18 | 12PM – 1:15PM 

Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 

GEMS at the J, Main Line Health and Tikvah.  

Lunch from House of Kosher

Speaker: Dr. Tran (Podiatrist),

Topic: Walk Into Spring Healthy.

Free admission.

Registration deadline March 11.  

Living in the Moment Meditation with Rabbi Levin

Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30-7:30PM

Zoom meditation with Rabbi Levin. Link will be available one week prior. Free. Registration deadline March 13.

Virtual Travel: Israel 

Wednesday, March 24 | 4-5PM 

Zoom program, travelogue and update on Israel with Abby Gilbert. Free Event. Registration deadline, Wednesday, March 17.  

Northeast Dinner 

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:30-7:30PM

Suburban Diner, 14 Street Road, Trevose/Feasterville. Pay as you go. Registration deadline March 26.

Model Seder 

Sunday, April 7 | 3-5PM 

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia

Led by Rabbi Ephraim Levin.  

Dinner by House of Kosher

Free for Tikvah members

Registration deadline March 31.

Sponsored in part by the Golden Slipper Passover League.  

Mental Wellness Play, Resource Fair & Dessert

Sunday, April 14 | 2-4PM | Congregation Beth Or, 239 Welsh Road, Ambler

  • Play Reading of Half A Bike by Michael Solomon.  
  • Mental wellness resource fair.  
  • Dessert reception

Free event, open to the public.

Hosted by Congregation Beth Or Mental Health Task Force, Tikvah and Jewish Federation Buxmont Kehillah.

Register for Programs


Zoom links for virtual events

are sent via email one week prior.

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Happy Birthday!

!יום הולדת שמח

Lois A.

Roslyn A.

Irvin A.

Ilene G.

Sandor F.

Jessie E.

Important Dates


Women's History Month

March 10

Daylight Savings Time starts

March 17

St. Patrick's Day

March 24


Upcoming Tikvah Events

Tikvah Annual Awards Luncheon 

Sunday, May 5 | 12-2:30PM

Temple University Ambler Campus, 580 Meetinghouse Road

Champagne brunch by Deluxe Catering, Awards Presentations.  

Ticket price $125 per person, Tikvah member price $50 per person.  

Registration deadline: April 28. 

Community Events

Wellness Wednesday 

March 27 | 12-2PM

NAMI Montgomery County, 100 W. Main Street, Unit 204, Lansdale

Join us every 4th Wednesday of the month at the NAMI MontCo Office for a time for people to connect and have fun! We will have a light snacks and refreshments along with a planned activity and free time to socialize.

Free event.  


(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


Nancy Morgan

Shana Trichon

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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


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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