Congregation Beth Tikvah 

P.O. Box 814 
Carlisle, PA 17013 
July, 2017 




Friday Night Shabbats at Asbell Center

July 7, 6:00pm, Book discussion, see below


Congregation Beth Tikvah Summer Book Discussions, With Potlucks*

The first Beth Tikvah summer book discussion on June 9 was a BIG success.   The next one is this Friday, July 7. 


            The Best of Sholom Aleichem, edited by Irving Howe and Ruth R. Wisse. 
Discussion leaders will focus on these particular stories:  

Debra Hargrove - "The Pot" 
Beth Greenberg - "Home for Passover" 
Hagar Levine - "Dreyfus in Kasrilevke" 
Michael Meketon - "A Yom Kippur Scandal"


            From the Fair: The Autobiography of Sholom Aleichem, translated, edited, and with an introduction by Curt Leviant.

            Discussion leaders:  Lana Heckendorn, Daniela Tomer, and a third leader tba

*Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Emily's Sentinal Column on the Natural Beauty Around Us
Emily has managed to include a short course in wild flowers and birding into her very fine article on taking time to appreciate the beauty all around us:

Emily's Sentinal Column on Interfaith Dialog
(The link to this article was inadvertently omitted last month!) Emily's articles in the Sentinal's "Faith In Focus" series are always well-written and interesting.  Even so, she outdid herself on this column.   It begins with a discussion of Shavuot, but the heart of the article is the description of the recent Interfaith Service for Peace and Justice, held in Harrisburg on May 8.   It's a wonderful read.


CARC's "Fill The Bus" Event, July 14 and 15, 9am-6pm

Gale du Pont of the Carlisle Area Religious Council writes, "we will holding the Fill The Bus event at WalMart on Noble Blvd. to collect school supplies and backpacks for kids in need in our community. We will be looking for individuals, youth or church groups or anyone who is interested to help fill the 3 hour volunteer time slots."

Friday, July 14, 9am-6pm and Saturday, July 15, 9am-6pm 

Walmart Parking Lot 
60 Noble Blvd, Carlisle, PA 17013 

Volunteers are needed, especially for the following shifts: 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Saturday.
Sign Up: 
Contact: Jessica Clark, or 717.243.4805
"Carlisle4Kids" is Helping Children In Need With School Supplies 
From Gale du Pont of CARC:

Carlisle4Kids, the distribution event for backpacks, school supplies and sneakers for children in need in the Carlisle community will be held on August 9 from 2-7pm at the Carlisle Expo Center. Registration is now open for the event and will continue until July 28. It is important that families pre-register their children so that we know how many will be attending. In addition to distributing school supplies, there will be music, food, and activities for the kids. 

If you know of any families in your congregation, place of employment, or neighborhood that you think could benefit from receiving a backpack and school supplies, please encourage them to register. You can register online at If you are unable to register online, registration cards are available at the United Way office on Hanover Street. Please note that a parent/guardian must be present at the distribution for the child to receive supplies.

Please get the word out so that all children in the community have the supplies they need to start the school year off right.

Beth Tikvah Has A Facebook Page!

Ariel Franchak has created a private Facebook page for Beth Tikvah.   If you would like to join the CBT Facebook group, send a "friend request" to Ariel and she will add you to the group.

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Thanks to SteveT, Emily, Gale du Pont, and DeAnna for contributions to this month's newsletter.