the big event - april 14th 2019
the big event celebrated our choir!
My name is Brian Chirel and I am an Eagle Scout Candidate with the Boy Scouts of America. Since I was in first grade my family and I have been members of this Congregation. Temple Tikvah is a very special place to me and that is why I selected Temple Tikvah as the location for my Eagle Scout Project. I have designed a general beautification and safety enhancement project for Temple Tikvah. It consists of increasing lighting around the sign and the pathway in front of the Temple, repairing and illuminating the fountain, repainting the guard rails on the stairs and ramp, and replacing the box gardens and handicap parking signs on the side of the building. I have estimated that it will cost approximately $1,500. Any donations for this project, large or small, that anyone in the Congregation would care to make, would be greatly appreciated. Donations to my project can take the form of money, supplies, and/or materials (such as paint brushes, shovels, plants, etc.) or professional help to do the electrical, contracting, and landscaping work. If anyone wishes to make a monetary donation towards my project, please click on the link below and click on Eagle Scout Project in the “Type” drop-down menu. If donating by check, please put “Eagle Scout Project” in the memo. Those who wish to donate in the form of materials and/or professional help can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Sharon Fricano - Education Director
See You In September
- It has been an exciting year filled with special programs, crafts, kollels, and learning.
- None of these programs would be possible without the support of all Temple Arms! Thank you to Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Debbie Klig, our PTA Parents, and the Religious School Committee, which is chaired by Lisa Lupo. It is with this support as a community that makes a school successful.
- Thank you to Nuccia Hernan and Cheryl Stern for their special programs.
- Although Hebrew School officially ends in May, please join us on the following days in June: • • June 2nd as we march down Fifth Avenue for the Israeli Day Parade • • June 7th for our Confirmation Service as we honor Rachel Rotstein and Maddy Kimmel • • June 21st to honor David Ravens as he graduates high school and for a special celebration of learning
- Congratulations to Michelle Goldschmidt on her recent marriage and to Arielle Rosenstock on her receiving her Masters Degree in Education. We wish them both much mazel as they embark on new phases in their lives!
- Registration forms for 2019-2020 will be mailed shortly and will also be available online.
- As a reminder, we are asking all third grade families and above to save the date for our Family Kollel Weekend at Eisner, November 22nd -24th. A flyer will be sent with registration and you can contact Lisa Lupo (email@example.com) or Cheryl Stern (Cheryl@templetikvah.org) for more information.
Wishing everyone a very enjoyable summer....We look forward to seeing you in September!
Nuccia Hernan - Early Childhood
A Time To Celebrate
- June represents the end of spring and the beginning of summer. With the beginning of summer we sadly come to the end of our 2018-2019 programming.
- The celebration of Shavuot marks the last of our Saturday morning workshops for this year. Shavuot in Hebrew means “weeks” and it is also called Hag Matan Torah or “Festival of Giving the Torah, Hag Ha-Bikurim (Festival of the First Fruits), and Hag Ha-Katzir (Harvest Festival). We celebrate the holiday with flowers, greenery, harvest, and food that is shared with all.
- Join us on Saturday, June 8th at 10:15 a.m. for a Tot Shabbat Service that will include music with Cantor Guy and one of Rabbi Sheinberg’s great stories. The Service will be followed with blessings and a snack, a Shavuot craft and PJ Library Book reading.
- Our last Friday Tot Shabbat is on June 28th at 5:30 p.m. Join us for pizza, salad, and decorating your very own cupcake.
- Thank you all for coming to this past year’s events and giving me the opportunity to spend creative time with your children. I truly hope everyone will continue to join us for these events and I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and safe summer!
- Reminder: All of these programs are free, however space is limited. Reservations are required for all our events to ensure that we have adequate supplies for your child. Please register by emailing Shari Rotstein at ECP@templetikvah.org.
Celebrating Yom Ha'Atmaut!
Cheryl Stern - Director of Youth & Family Engagement
Year One Is In The Books!
- It is hard to believe that my first year at Temple Tikvah has already passed…As we get ready to celebrate Shavuot and the Ten Commandments I want to thank you all for making me feel so welcome at all the wonderful events that we shared together!
- This past month alone a good time was had by so many as we celebrated Israel with dancing, dinner, and a Havdalah Service; the 7th graders received a special celebration to honor their many accomplishments this year and everyone enjoyed our Holly Rock Show that closed out the Religious School year; and our Kabbalat Shabbat Morning Program at Common Point Queens has been a huge success.
- I am looking forward to scheduling more great Temple-wide Family Programs for next year. I wish everyone a wonderful summer.
Celebrating Another Spiritual, Educational & Fun Year!
Co-Presidents - Terry Cutler & Terry Lepzelter
- We welcome June hoping for a long, sunny summer. What will be your best adventure? Will you travel? Will you lounge at the pool? Will you keep busy and find some “me” time for yourself? Whatever you do, enjoy it and make it count!
- This month we remember Ruth and her fierce loyalty to the Jewish people as we celebrate Shavuot. We can only imagine the challenges she and her mother-in-law, Naomi faced as they journeyed to make Israel their new home. Shavuot reminds us to be our best selves, kind and generous as Jews celebrate the acceptance of Torah. Ruth says, ”Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” She is a strong role model for us all. May we all be able to do mitzvot and feel fulfilled by our Jewish values and traditions.
- We want to congratulate our Woman of the Year, Madeleine Wolf! Our End of Year Dinner will be a wonderful celebration of Maddy and the comradery of all our Sisters. Her many years of dedication to Sisterhood is so appreciated. We also want to thank all of our Board Members for accepting their positions for 2019-20. Thank you to Arline Cazes and the entire Nominating Committee.
- As for us, we are looking forward to another productive year as your Sisterhood Co-Presidents. We hope to bring exciting new events and keep Temple Tikvah strong! Thank you for your support and continued involvement.
We Wish Everyone The Best Always
community outreach event
Thanksgiving in May?
**** Landmark Residents Rating...Residents of Magnolia Gardens and Manhasset Valley said they felt “blessed.”
by Sandy Portnoy, Golden Age Chairperson
- Residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook said the Annual Sisterhood Golden Age Luncheon was like Thanksgiving!
- On Friday, May 3rd Sisterhood held their annual Golden Age Luncheon. While the guests ate a delicious lunch catered by Dominick’s Deli, they were entertained by Cantor Guy Bonné and the Star Fishes from Harbor Day Care. The guests left with a smile and colorful reusable bags donated by the Social Action and Caring Committees.
- The residents of Northport Veterans Home enjoyed their annual day out, while the residents from A. Holly Patterson liked hearing one of their own sing, “Under the Boardwalk.”
- Thank you: Rabbi Randy Sheinberg for emceeing the event and leading the children as they walked through the ballroom, stopping at each table to greet guests and give them a paper heart; Julio Grandos and Marc Gold for turning the ballroom into a festive café; Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso for stopping by to welcome the guests; Brotherhood for buying and schlepping the beverages and ice cream sandwiches; Polito Bakery for donating challahs; Ridgewood Savings Bank for pens and key chains; to Best Market for a gift certificate; Tony Allen for the cleanup; and to all those who volunteered and/or donated items for the goody bags.
- Please save toiletries from your vacations, and greeting & note cards and pads you receive in the mail for next year’s luncheon, and thank you to those of you who already have given me items for next year.
The Golden Luncheon - May 3rd 2019
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