Beth Tikvah Synagogue
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45 Oak Street · Westborough, MA 01581 · (508) 616-9037
The Progressive Jewish family in MetroWest
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Beth Tikvah
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!

Chai Year Gala
     Beth Tikvah is celebrating it's Chai Year (18th) birthday celebration this year!  Our chairperson Jody Fredman, and her committee have planned quite the bash for Saturday October 18, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  Ticket prices for this amazing event are $75 per person, or $700 for a table of 10.  
     As announced at our Annual Congregational Meeting back in June, we will be honoring five Beth Tikvah members. This was not an easy decision as there are so many worthy individuals. Our honorees are Joe Savitt, Barry Robins, Jonathan Rappaport, Shelley Dubin, and Cindy Avergon.     These five individuals have provided outstanding and continuous service to Beth Tikvah Synagogue. 
     We are creating a Tribute/Ad book in commemoration of this event.  Full page ads are $375, half page ads are $225, and quarter page ads are $100.  You can also place a "well-wisher" ad, one or two lines for $50.  To access the form to submit an ad, click here.  Ads and checks can be mailed to Beth Tikvah Synagogue, PO Box 1042, Westborough, MA, ATTN: Gala Ad book.  Or, you can email your submission to EJ Dotts

2014 Memorial Book
Beth Tikvah Synagogue is preparing the 2014 Memorial Booklet for the Yom Kippur Yizkor service. If you wish to have a loved one listed, please follow this link for more information. 

High Holiday Tickets and Schedule
Please join us for our High Holiday Services. Tickets will be available for members who are in good standing and may be ordered for their family members or by non-members. Prices for tickets and information about our services may be found here. Please use the form on page 2 to reserve seats at our services.  College students and military personnel with ID are welcome as our guests. No tickets are required for second day Rosh Hashanah or the Yom Kippur afternoon services.

Calendar 5775 - Revision B
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 b, we have deleted religious school on Sunday Sept. 28 and added school on Wed. Oct. 8.  We will decorate the sukkah that afternoon and have a short service and dinner in the sukkah.)

Registration for the Religious School for 2014-2015 Now Open
Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year is now open.  Although you do not have to be a member to register for Religious School, membership does have its benefits.  See our Membership section for more information. 
Returning students with no changes in information, simply fill out the deposit form.  If there are any changes, please fill out the appropriate pages in the registration packet.  

 New students, please submit the deposit form and the registration packet.


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".  

Donations Welcome
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!

Upcoming Services, Events, & Activities
9/24/2014Religious ServicesErev Rosh Hashanah ServiceService begins at 7:00 PM.

9/25/2014Religious ServicesFirst Day Rosh HashanahServices start at      9:30 AM
Children's Service 10:30- Noon
Torah Service        10:30 AM
Sermon                  11:30 AM
Tashlich after services at Lake Chauncy (bring walking shoes) 
9/26/2014Religious ServicesSecond Day Rosh HashanahServices start at      9:30 AM
Torah Service        10:30 AM
Sermon                  11:30 AM
Note: no children's service on the second day.
Babysitting the second day will be by a parent cooperative.
10/3/2014Religious ServicesKol Nidre6:00 - 8:00 PM
Rabbi's Study Session 8:00 - 9:00 PM
10/4/2014Religious ServicesYom KippurServices start at      9:30 AM
Children's Service 10:30- Noon
Torah Service        10:30 AM
Sermon/Yizkor     11:15 AM
Mincha/Neilah         5:00 - 7:00 PM
Shofar/Break-fast Potluck  7:00 PM
10/16/2014Religious Services Yizchor and Simchat Torah CelebrationYizchor at 6 PM.
Simchat Torah celebration begins at 6:30pm
The first grade students will be recognized with a special consecration gift to mark the beginning of their formal religious education

Usher: Choate Family
Kiddush: Choate Family
Kiddush: Weiss Family
10/18/2014Fundraising ProgramsChai Year GalaCelebrate our Chai Year (18th Birthday) at the Doubletree hotel in Westborough.  Tickets are $75/person or $700 for tables of ten.  Contact EJ Dotts for more information.
11/8/2014Religious Services Shabbat serviceService begins at 9:30am
Rebecca S.  Bat Mitzvah

Usher: Lori Chastanet
Kiddush: Lori Chastanet
Kiddush: Amsden Family
11/21/2014Religious ServicesPotluck Dinner and Family ServiceDinner begins at 6pm
Service begins at 7pm
Grade Gan/K/1 participation service

Usher: Justin Hollander
Kiddush: Justin Hollander
Kiddush: Marsha Nissenbaum
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