The literal meaning of the Hebrew word mitzvah is commandment, but the generally accepted sense is that of a good deed. The emphasis is on deeds—not on positive thoughts or wishes, but on conscious acts of empathy and kindness. Here at Temple Beth Tikvah we strive daily to perform Mitzvahs for our loved ones, our families, our neighbors and community.
One of our own is in need of help
Won’t you consider helping by giving the gift of life & Keep Harry Smiling!
“Kol hametzil nefesh me’Yisrael ke’ilu hitzil olam umlo’o.” “Whoever saves one life in Israel it is as if they have saved an entire world.”
We are saddened to share that our congregant, Harry Stricker is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Click to learn more and how to help Harry Stricker
Can you help with food insecurities?
The current food assistance needs in Wayne are greater than any one organization can provide. For this reason, these organizations and food pantries have united efforts to serve Wayne residents during this pandemic and beyond. Many families, senior citizens and single residents are impacted, some for the first time, by the physical, mental and financial strains of this crisis. Click here to learn more
Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry
We have an ongoing relationship with the WIN Food Pantry in town. Click here to learn how you can help.
A 2020 Thanksgiving Mitzvah!
What started out as a Religious School project hoping to feed at least 10 families for Thanksgiving, turned into a Temple wide Mitzvah! Click here for pictures!
Challah for everyone!
2020 brought many changes for all of us. One of the hardest is not being physically together to welcome in Shabbat on Friday evenings. Click to see more.
Mitzvah Day 2019
We came together as a community to collect warm clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food for the homeless in our area. Our Religious school children decorated pots and then planted succulents for a senior center in town. Click here for pictures!