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Tikvah Means Hope

Tikvah Talk

November | 2023

Events This Month

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

Sunday, November 5 | 12 – 2PM

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia

Let's Get Crafty

with David Karasaw

Introducing "Let's Get Crafty" with David Karasow, a new program series. Join us at Kleinlife for stenciling fun, and enjoy some delicious pizza! Register by November 2.

Tuesday, November 7 | 5:30 – 7PM

SNAP Custom Pizza & Salads

33 E City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, USA

MainLine Dinner

Members pay for their meals and Tikvah pays gratuities. Register by November 2.

Wednesday, November 8 | 12:30AM-2PM

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia

Veteran's Day Concert with Jukebox Legends

Come to KleinLife for a special performance of Jukebox Legends and a special guest from the Belle Tones. This Legend trio have been performing your favorite songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s together for the past decade throughout the tri-state area and on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Wednesday, November 8 | 6:30 – 7:30PM

Virtual Program via Zoom

Living in the Moment Meditation

Meditation and Mindfulness practice with Rabbi Ephraim Levin.

Register by November 1.

Sunday, November 12 | 12 – 2PM

Thunderbird Lanes

1475 Street Rd, Warminster, PA


Pizza and soda to be served. Cost is $5 per person to be paid in advance.

Register by November 7.

Monday, November 13 | 12 – 1:15PM

Kaiserman JCC

45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA

Learn & Lite Bites

Hosted by Kaiserman JCC | GEMS at the J 

Lunch from House of Kosher

Speaker:Maureen Krouse, Community Health Program Specialist, MainLine Health

Topic: Strategies for Coping and Healing in Difficult Times

Register by November 6.

Wednesday, November 15 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

Four Seasons Diner Restaurant

2811 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA

NE Neighborhood Dinner

Members pay for their meals and Tikvah pays gratuities. Register by November 14.

Thursday, November 16 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM


10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

November Birthday Luncheon

Menu: Chicken Salad Wrap, Onion & White Bean Salad, Health Salad, Birthday Cupcake. Entertainment by singer Minnie Kalan. Register by November 9.

Wednesday, November 22 11:30AM – 1:30PM


10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thanksgiving feast with your Tikvah friends and others from KleinLife. Sing your favorite songs with Pam Jorgensen.

Menu: Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing and Giblet Gravy, Vegetable Soup, Green Beans Almandine, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie.

Register by November 15.

Thursday, November 30 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

Cooking with Mira

Thanksgiving leftovers

Register by November 28.

Sunday, December 3 | 4PM - 5PM

Virtual Travel with Abby

Highlights of the Mediterranean

Register by November 28.

Register for Programs


Zoom links for virtual events

are sent via email one week prior.

Need a ride to attend a Tikvah event? We can help!  

  • Every month Tikvah holds one or more big events with transportation available from the various neighborhoods that we serve. Transportation from hubs such as Kaiserman JCC, KleinLife, also various center city and suburban locations are included in the plans and fees for those events.

  • For those Tikvah members who live in supported residential situations our staff will coordinate with the residential staff regarding program registration and transportation.

  • Tikvah members who live independently or with family and need assistance with transportation should make that request when registering for a program online or through your phone squad captain at least one week prior to the desired activity. The Tikvah staff will contact you to arrange rides if appropriate. Those who are eligible should utilize the Septa paratransit system. Rides may also be provided through Tikvah’s Uber for Business membership. Tikvah will subsidize one ride per member per month.  Additional rides can be arranged if the member or a sponsor is able to pay for those rides. A ride sponsor may be a family member or an agency from whom the member receives other services.  

Happy Birthday!

!יום הולדת שמח

Leonard H.

Jerome P.

Debra L.

Julie C.

Richard B.

Carter F.

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Important Dates

November 5

Daylight Saving Time ends

November 11

Veterans Day

November 23


Tribe Tikvah

Register Here

Tikvah Arts & Crafts Collective

Introducing the Tikvah Arts & Crafts Collective.  

Do you enjoy drawing, jewelry making, needlework, painting, pottery, sculpture, woodworking?

Tikvah invites our members and those adjacent to them who create visual arts and crafts to come together for workshops, also to display and possibly sell their creations.

Contact Tikvah Program Manager Barbara Ponczek barbara@tikvahajmi.org

or call the Tikvah office (215) 832-0671.

Community Partner Events

Wednesday, November 22 | 12-2 PM


100 W. Main Street, Ste 204, Lansdale, PA

Wellness Wednesday

Join us 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.

Tuesdays, 8 AM - 12:30 PM 


10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Pack Meals for Home Delivery

Free lunch for volunteers. For more information contact Barbara Ponczek barbara@tikvahajmi.org or call the office.

NAMI Main Line Guilt & Toxic Guilt: 

Understanding and Moving Beyond These Powerful Emotions 

An online workshop on Sunday, November 5, 2-4PM

For more information and to register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/GuiltWorkshop.


(Click their logo to learn more)


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Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation

Nadine Hoch

Memorial Fund

The Tzedakah Foundation

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


Ed Berkowitz - In Memory of Moshe Rothman

Neen Davis - In Honor of Gary Freedman and Rycki Freedman

Judith Green - In Honor of Bob Wenger

Nancy Lipsey - General Donation

Barbara Ponczek - In Honor of the Engagement of Rycki Joy Freedman, the daughter of Abby Gilbert and Gary Freedman, to Michael Clougher



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 

     Rhonda Cohen, Outreach Director rhonda@tikvahajmi.org 

     Barbara Ponczek, Program Manager barbara@tikvahajmi.org 

     Carter Freedlander, Communications Manager carter@tikvahajmi.org 

Office Support: Elena D'amico, Halie Hershman, Ileene Jaffe, Joyce Oxfeld, Jerry Priluker

Phone Squad: Chuck Allen, Matt Corchnoy, Jeff Gansheroff, Troy Rosenthal,

Shari Simons, and Brandy Wasilewski

Program Facilitators: Maura Brody and Evan Jaffe 

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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