PASSOVER AT TEMPLE TIKVAH
IN OUR HOME WE CELEBRATE EVERYONE!
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
We Are Busy Bees!
- Even with Spring Break, April was a busy month for our Religious School, as we celebrated Passover with our School-wide Model Seder and Matzah Brie Feast, cooked by our wonderful Brotherhood. Thank you to all the Brothers who manned the kitchen, and to Debbie Klig and the parent volunteers who helped coordinate the Seder! While technically in March, the Matzah Factory visited our school and taught our students how to make Shmurah Matzah and each student brought matzah home to their families.
- Also in April, our K/1 Class led us in prayer and song. Kudos to our youngest students for a job well done!
- We expect May to be equally busy as we wind up the school year. On May 5th, we will celebrate Israel with activities and also nosh on burekas, a favorite stuffed pastry dish popular among Sephardic Jews and in Israel. "Matt the Music Man" will perform for our younger students and as part of our Open House.
- On May 12th we will honor Mother’s Day with a “Do a Mother Mitzvah.” As in previous years we will also have carnations on sale for $1 each for the students to give to their mothers.
- On May 19th, we will end our 2018-2019 School Year with our Famous Year-End Barbecue and a Fabulous Game Show appropriate for all ages that will be presented by Hollyrock Entertainment to recognize and celebrate our teachers and students. We encourage all family members to join us for the barbecue, which will end at 12:30pm (instead of the normal dismissal time of 12:00pm.) In addition, 30 minutes later Temple will be hosting the award winning Jewish A Cappella Group Six13 (www.six13.com) at 1:00pm. All families are highly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend this performance. What a fabulous way to end the year! For more information and to purchase tickets
- Congratulations to the Sheinberg Cohen Family on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of Paola on May 11th!
- Congratulations to the Kirschner Family on the upcoming B’nai Mitzvah of Aaron and Gabriel on May 18th!
Please join all of our celebrations to end the year!
What Joy We All Shared!
Nuccia Hernan - Early Childhood
Happy Birthday Israel!
- Temple Tikvah - the place that feels like home invites you to join us on Sunday, May 5th for a wonderful program being presented by Early Childhood and the Religious School to Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day)!
- The program begins at 9:15am in the Sanctuary, as we will listen to a musical performance by “Matt the Music Man”. The performance will be followed by crafts, Israeli snacks, PJ Library Story Time, and souvenirs to take home from our magical trip to Israel.
- There will be no program on Saturday, May 4th (this program is replaced by the Sunday program.) Friday, Night Tot Shabbat is scheduled for May 31st and it begins at 6:30pm.
- We sincerely hope that you will join us as our community celebrates Israel’s Birthday. This program is free and it is intended for children of all ages and their families. However, to ensure that we have enough materials available for all our guests registration is required. Please register by emailing Shari Rotstein at ECP@templetikvah.org.
The Matzah Factory Comes To Temple Tikvah!
- My name is Paola Sheinberg Cohen. I attend Herricks Middle School. I live in New Hyde Park with my mom, my dad, and my dog Lola. My sister Ariel and her husband Louis live in Oakland, California. Just a few months ago I became an aunt when their daughter Isadora (DiDi) was born!
- My interests are playing volleyball, learning how to skateboard, bike riding, basketball, baking, and drawing. I also like to help by making donations to organizations that help repair the world.
- For my Mitzvah Project I am fundraising for the World Wildlife Fund’s Panda Nation. I chose to support the World Wildlife Fund for my Bat Mitzvah, because I love animals. The World Wildlife Fund helps protect all animals - not just pandas. Not only that, they also protect the environments where they live, including forests and oceans around the world.
- I am so excited to become a Bat Mitzvah at Temple Tikvah and I hope many of you will be able to share my special day!
Hello, my name is Aaron Kirschner. I live in Bayside, Queens with my mother, my father, my brother Gabriel, and my sister Jessica. I attend MS 74 where I am taking a class in Software Engineering Programming. I am learning to design video games. Besides playing video games, I also like to swim. My brother and I will both be collecting toys for the Cohen Children’s Hospital for our Mitzvah Project, where every gift can make a difference. I am looking forward to my B’nai Mitzvah, because it is a big step in my life.
Hi, my name is Gabriel Kirschner. I am a big Mets fan! I love playing baseball. I am now on my team in my middle school, MS 74 in Bayside! I love to get outside whenever I can and practice. My favorite subject in school is Social Studies. I love American History and I am an expert on the presidents. My Father is a Social Studies Teacher and he says I may know more about the presidents than he does…lol. My brother and I chose Cohen Children’s Hospital for our Mitzvah Project. We will be collecting toys. I am looking forward to my B’nai Mitzvah.
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