Beth Tikvah was founded in 1996, to meet the needs of the growing
population in Westborough and the surrounding towns that desired a
modern, progressive path to Judaism with a family feel.
Our goal is to enrich Jewish life by providing for education,
ritual,social growth, and community service, in a warm, welcoming
atmosphere for all.
Rabbi Michael Swarttz is our spiritual leader. Cindy Avergon is our
Educational Coordinator. We have a regular schedule of services and all
members of the community are invited to attend!
Shmear and Shmooze is back! Ilene Sharp will present "Caring for the Caregiver" and launch our new Caring for the Caregiver group. Come join us Sunday morning February 1, 2015 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Please RSVP to EJ Dotts.
Click here for a one page calendar of school dates, programs, services and other important dates for the year 2014-2015. (Note, this is Rev E.)
If you are interested in information on becoming a Beth Tikvah member, please click here. Our 2014-2015 dues rates can be found here. There are no changes in the rates from 2013-2014, however, there is a change in the definition of "Young Adult".
This is an exciting time for Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and we hope that you will help us to sustain and build on our recent successes that help provide an important spirit of Jewish community and continuity in MetroWest.
Membership dues and High Holy Day seat income only cover a small part of our operating costs. In order to maintain the Synagogue, we rely on the contributions and support of our members and friends. Contributions may be made by using the button icon on the header of this page.All contributions are appreciated, and we work hard to deserve your continuing support. We thank you in advance for your consideration and support!
|2/1/2015||Adult Programs||shmear and shmooze ||Begins at 10:00 AM|
Caring for a loved one can be a challenge: so many things
to think about and to do. The daily routine can be exhausting and caregivers
seldom take proper care of themselves. "Caregiver Burnout" is
rampant. There is no doubt about it-caregiving is an intense job.
If you are
caring for someone in your home or supervising their care in a facility, the
Caring for the Caregiver group may be the outlet you are looking for. This
group will meet frequently to provide a safe place to exchange ideas, relax and
get away for a little while. For many people there is relief in knowing that
others are experiencing similar challenges to your own.
Beth Tikvah member Ilene Sharp
facilitated a successful Caring for the Caregiver Group at Beth Shalom in
Needham for three years. An alumna of the Management of Aging Services program
at UMASS Boston, she hopes to offer a safe place for caregivers to share
information, ask questions, and learn to take care of themselves. It is her
goal to make caregivers aware of available resources and bring in guest
speakers when appropriate.
The Shmear and Shmooze is the first meeting of the Caring
for the Caregiver Group. Future dates
and meeting times are to be determined.
Please let EJ Dotts know if you are coming so there will be enough Shmear for the Shmooze.
|2/4/2015||Family Programs||Tu B'shvat Community Seder|
Come join us on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 5:30
PM for a community Tu Bishvat Seder. Tu Bishvat literally means the 15th
day of the month of Shvat. It is the new
year for trees. Originally, the date was
used to mark the ages of trees so that farmers would know when the tree was
four years old, the age at which the farmers would bring their first fruit
offerings to the Temple. After that, the
fruit of the tree could be eaten.
|2/6/2015||Religious Services||Friday Night Scout Shabbat Service|
Service begins at 7:00 PM.
All scouts; Girl Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Venture Scouts, Israeli Scouts, Scouts from other countries are
invited to attend and participate in this service. The wear of uniforms
Note - This service is for everyone! You do not have to be a scout, or be associated with scouting to attend this service. All are welcome!!
Usher: Benita Amsden
Kiddush Family: EJ Dotts
Kiddush Family: Victoria Dubrovsky
|2/27/2015||Religious Services||Friday Night Service - Federation Shabbat||Service begins at 7:30 PM.|
Kiddush: Karen Osterheld
Kiddush: Judy Rosenberg
|3/4/2015||Religious Services||Purim-Megillah Reading||Purim Megillah reading with the Beth Tikvah band at 6:30 PM preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM. Come in costume!! (Adults too!). As an extra challenge for the potluck, bring a dish related either to Persia or to your costume.|
Last names beginning with A-M are requested to bring a parve/dairy main dish and those with last names beginning with N-Z are requested to bring a side dish/dessert. All dishes must be nut free. Please contact EJ Dotts
to coordinate what you are bringing.
Each family will make mishloach manot (Purim baskets) for a neighbor/friend. Please bring a basket to decorate.
|3/7/2015||Religious Services||Women's Shabbat Serviceand Luncheon|
On Saturday morning, March 7, 2015, Beth Tikvah Synagogue will
have a very special Women's Shabbat service led by the women in our
community. The service begins at 9:30 AM. Of course men are welcome to attend as
well. Our Women's Shabbat Service will
be followed by a potluck luncheon. More information on our speaker to follow.
Usher: Cara Berg Powers
Kiddush Family: Wendy Gonsenhauser
Kiddush Family: Shelley Dubin
|3/20/2015||Religious Services||Friday night service with Cong. B'nai Shalom||Joint Friday night Shabbat service at Congregation B'nai Shalom, 117 East Main St. Westborough. Service begins at 7:30pm.|
|3/21/2015||Fundraising Programs||Trivia Night ||Hold the date for annual Trivia night and silent auction. More details will follow.|
|3/27/2015||Religious Services|| Dairy Pareve Potluck Dinner and Friday Night Family Service|
Dairy/Pareve Potluck dinner begins at 6 PMFamily Service begins at 7:00 PM. Kitah gimel and kitah daled (3rd and 4th grade) students will help lead the service and receive their siddurim.
|4/11/2015||Religious Services|| Shabbat Service (Yizchor)||Service begins at 9:30 AM. |
Kiddush: Justin Hollander
Kiddush: Levine Family