Congregation Beth Tikvah 

P.O. Box 814 
Carlisle, PA 17013 
September, 2019




High Holy Days Schedule--Erev Rosh Hoshanah on Sept. 29--See Complete Schedule Below.

Friday Night Shabbat ServicesAsbell Center:

September 20, 7:15pm 

Sunday School 11:00am-1:00pm at Asbell Center
September 8, 15, 22
No Sunday School Sept 29

Beth Tikvah High Holy Days Schedule 

Note: Services this year will be held in two venues, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (West Street and Louther) and in Asbell Center.   For the services at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we will be in Stock Hall (St. Paul’s social hall).   For those services, we may park in St. Paul’s lots on either side of the alley to the right of the church.  Stock Hall is at the corner of the alley and North West Street.  The entrance to Stock Hall is on N. West Street on the right side in the garden alcove between the main church and Stock Hall.


Sunday September 29

Erev Rosh Hashanah services 7PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Monday September 30

Rosh Hashanah Morning services 9:30 AM, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Rosh Hashanah Evening services 7PM, Asbell Center


Tuesday October 1

Rosh Hashanah Morning services 9:30 AM, Asbell Center

Tashlikh service venue and time to be announced

Tuesday October 8

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service, 7 PM, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


Wednesday October 9

Yom Kippur Morning service, 9:30 AM, Asbell Center

(Yizkor, probably around 11:30 AM)

Yom Kippur Minchah and Neilah services, 5 PM, Asbell Center


Help Needed Moving Ark for High Holy Days!

Emily writes, "We need 1 or 2 volunteers to help me and Steve move the Ark on two dates. First will be Friday Sept 27. We will be renting a UHaul to move the ark from the Levine's house to St Paul's.  We need people who can physically help move the Ark, which will be on an appliance dolly. After we get it to St Paul's, and in place, we need help setting up chairs.

"Then day after Yom Kippur, Thursday Oct 10 we again need help physically moving the Ark back to the Levine's house, via UHaul, using an appliance dolly. Steve and I are too decrepit to move this by ourselves. Anyone who can help either day or both days, can call me at 717 789 4752. Actual time of day is not  yet set, but we would like to do it in the later morning.

"Thanks! "


Help Needed With Rosh Hoshanah Oneg!

Emily writes, "Volunteers are needed to provide an Oneg for first evening of Rosh Hashanah.  We will need to bring a CBT created Oneg, because services are at St. Paul's, not at the College.  Good things to bring for Oneg are honey cake, apples and honey, cider, and other goodies that are not terribly messy.  Anyone who wishes to help with the Oneg please contact me via email or via phone (717-789-4752), so I can know who is bringing what."  

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity - Cumberland County Adult Reentry Program.  Opportunity to work with individuals who are exiting the prison system.  As a mentor, you will serve as the positive role model.  There have been many success stories: college, did not return to the prison system, got off drugs..... 

Mentor Orientation = Thursday September 19th from 6pm to 8pm at the Cumberland County Courthouse, 3rd floor, Jury Assembly Room


Mentor Training = Thursday September 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the Cumberland County Courthouse, 3rd floor, Jury Assembly Room

Any questions?   Contact Ethel Carryer (who is a mentor)



Ashley Rohm, M.A., CRS

YWCA 100th Anniversary Celebration

YWCA Carlisle celebrates their 100th Anniversary
Join them for a Community Block Party
Saturday September 14
3-10 PM
301 G Street

Congregation Beth Tikvah will have a table at the Celebration.   Stop by to say hello!


Beth Tikvah's Summer Reading Series Comes to a Close

Organized by DeAnna Spurlock, and with various Congregation members leading the discussions, the 2019 Summer Reading Series proved to be fun, well-attended events this summer, just like the past two summers.   

On August 9, Jill Bruce led the 3rd and final book-discussion-with-pot-luck of the summer:  The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.  The 15 persons present had a lively discussion with mixed feelings about the book, discussing fact vs. fiction, the erosion of memory over time, and moral dilemmas.  Prior to the dinner and discussion, the group lit and blessed candles, recited kiddush and chamotzi, and said Kaddish.

Emily's "Faith In Focus" article--The Month of Elul

Emily wrote another informative and interesting article for the Sentinel.  This one is about Elul, and all the preparations and customs before the High Holy Days.

All in Dues Time
It's time for the Annual Dues Statement... 

Congregation Beth Tikvah


Annual Dues Statement


Address: _______________________________________________


Telephone: (home) _________________

(cell) _________________

EMAIL address(es): ____________________________________


Children and Interests

Name Age School Grade Sunday School? Youth Group?





Full Membership………………………($275 per family ) $____________

Student or Corresponding membership ($38 ) $____________

Sunday School Tuition ($75 per child) $____________

High Holy Day Contributions:

in Memory of: $_____________




High Holy Day Contributions:

In Honor of:

____________________________________ $_______________



Total enclosed: $________________

Please send this form together with your check to:

Congregation Beth Tikvah

P.O. Box 814

Carlisle, PA 17013

If your payment is not the full amount, please enclose a note indicating your intended payment schedule.

Thank you for being part of Congregation Beth Tikvah.

Missing: Beth Tikvah's Felt Banner

We are looking for a felt banner that the Congregation had with its name on it up to a couple of years ago.    If you have it or you remember seeing it in the past 2 years, please let Emily or Ethel know.

Send newsletter items to Howard Warshaw in the newsletter's Kona Bureau at .  Thanks to Steve, DeAnna, Emily, Jill, and Ethel for contributions to this Edition.