community outreach Event:
EREV PURIM SHPIEL
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 guardrails 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 go to https://www.templetikvah.org/payment.php 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.
We also celebrated our New Temple Members and 2nd and 3rd Grade Class with a delicious and well-attended (160 people!) “Shabbat Across America” Dinner followed by a delightful Service lead by our 2nd and 3rd Graders, who taught us all about Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness.) Thank you to Sandy Peskin for organizing the dinner!
We celebrated Purim by creating tzedakah boxes, decorating bags for shalach manot, and enjoying our Purim Carnival. Thank you to Cheryl Stern and to our parents for organizing everything.
On March 31st, the Model Matzah Bakery visited Temple Tikvah. Our children made their very own Shmurah Matzah (matzah made from wheat which is guarded from the time it is harvested), which they took home to share with their families.
- Our K/1 Class Service is April 12th - Please join the following students for a Shabbat Dinner and join them as they lead us in song, prayer, and thoughts: Charlotte Faulkner, Leo Levitan, Hope O’Donnell, Ella Oglesby, and Spencer Stern.
- On April 14th we will host our School-wide Model Seder - Parents are invited to join us at 11:15am for our celebration. As always, Brotherhood will make their famous matzah brie!
- Congratulations to the Silverman Family on Maddy becoming a Bat Mitzvah on April 6th!
- Religious School will be closed from April 21st through April 28th
OUR ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL
Nuccia Hernan - Early Childhood
A Time For Renewal, Change & Growth
Spring is here and the promise of pleasant weather, the shedding of our heavy winter coats, and watching the trees and plants blossom fill our world with color and beauty. During this time of year we also celebrate the holiday of Pesach (Passover). We retell the story of how the children of Israel enjoyed freedom in Egypt and suddenly found themselves enslaved by Pharaoh. The story of Moses and our escape from the meanness of Pharaoh is retold year after year, from generation to generation to reminds us of how important freedom is.
On Saturday, April 13th Early Childhood will hold a *Passover Workshop. The morning will start at 10:15am in the Sanctuary, where Rabbi Sheinberg will tell us a story about Passover and Cantor Guy will teach us some songs. After the Service we will taste matzah, the unleavened bread eaten during Passover along with Mrs. H’s matzah crisp. The children will create a Pesach craft to take home and display at their family Seder.
I would like to bring to your attention that due to a conflict in scheduling, the Friday Night Tot Shabbat on April 26th has been canceled.
Rabbi Sheinberg, Cantor Guy, Shari Rotstein, and I wish you and your family a Happy Passover.
*Please note that all these programs are free of charge. However, to ensure that we have enough materials for all our guests, please registration is required for all our events. Register by emailing Shari Rotstein at ECP@templetikvah.org.
Havdallah Paint Night Event
Passover will arrive for all of us this month. It happens to be my favorite holiday. We (the Gold's) traditionally always do the Seder in our home; however finding the right Haggadah is an annual mission.
Unlike my grandparents and parents, we share the readings around our tables. Oh those early days of going to the grandparents, where our grandfather (never our grandmother) would not run through the Haggadah...and read every single word (by himself and never coming up for air); as the kids, my sister, and my cousins would giggle as if we drank a bottle of wine, not the grape juice.
Of course, we would be yelled at by my grandfather to be quiet! Today we enjoy the story, with kids (nephews and nieces) contributing, however finding the perfect Haggadah, suitable for all is our problem. Yet we find a new one each year! The end result though is always the same… to enjoy our festive dinner.
Hopefully everyone has put Saturday evening, June 1st 2019 on your calendars! Brotherhood’s BIGGEST Fundraiser will take place on this date and you are all invited! It is our Annual Dinner, Auction, and Live Show with the singing group The Chimenti’s. Thirty dollars will get you appetizers, a dinner (BYOB) with dessert, a live show, and a chance to bid on various auction items. By the way, if you have something to auction - either goods or services, let us know. Help support our Temple’s Brotherhood. Watch for our flyer for this fabulous evening coming soon!
Wine Tasting Event - March 9th 2019
Created with images by Abhishek Desai - "Living Room" • Lina Trochez - "Brindar siempre lo mejor de ti." • Emma Matthews - "untitled image"