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Selling Your Hametz

Every year at this time I make myself available, as do many rabbis, to be the conduit to have you sell your hametz.  If you choose to, you authorize me to sell your hametz by clicking here and filling out the form, and before the holiday I sell it to a non-Jewish colleague, the Protestant Chaplain at the Phillips Academy, where I am the Jewish Chaplain.

It is optional but customary to give Tzedakah when you sell your hametz.  I always recommend Beth Tikvah, Rachel’s Table or Mazon as recipients of your generosity on this occasion.  Feel free to send or drop off your tzedakah check to the synagogue or give directly to either of the other organizations or to a charity or cause of your choosing.

There is a hard deadline of March 26 for me to receive your hametz form. You can mail the form, or submit it electronically.

Rabbi Mike

YWCA Worcester

At our recent Women't Shabbat Service, we began a collection for the YWCA's programs supporting shelters in the area. Here is the wish list. We will continue collecting for the next couple of weeks. You can drop off your donation when religious school is in session.

Click on the picture title for more information.

Welcome to Beth Tikvah Synagogue!

I encourage you to become familiar with our congregation and community via this website, and more importantly, in person at a religious service or at any of the social or educational activities we sponsor during the year. If you do, I am confident that you
will discover the warmth and embrace of our community.

Beth Tikvah is a community of adults, children and families that is warm, dynamic and engaging. We strive to foster a love and understanding of Judaism, to pass on the rich traditions of the Jewish People while making them meaningful to our lives today, and to shape a vibrant Jewish future for our children.  We are a congregation that truly cares for one another.  We come together to celebrate simchas (happy occasions) and personal
milestones, even as we come together to comfort each other in difficult times.

It has been my honor and a source of joy to be Beth Tikvah's rabbi for the past eight years.  I have grown and been nourished by my relationship with the congregation.  I encourage you to join us!

Rabbi Michael Swarttz

Fri, March 23 2018 7 Nisan 5778