Congregation Beth Tikvah 

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




High Holy Days--Kol Nidre on Oct 8--See Complete Yom Kippur Schedule Below.

Friday Night Shabbat ServicesAsbell Center, 7:15pm

October 11, 18

Sunday School 11:00am-1:00pm at Asbell Center
October 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24

Beth Tikvah High Holy Days Schedule 

Note: Services this year are being 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.


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...

"...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 ... 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! "


Interfaith Thanksgiving Event, November 13

Steve Tompkins will be representing Beth Tikvah in the Service following the Dinner.   More info on registering for the Dinner will be forthcoming.

Wednesday, November 13
6pm Dinner
7pm Service

Plan now to bring your congregation to this inspirational and educational community-building evening.

  • The traditional delicious Thanksgiving meal will be catered by Carlisle’s own Chef Exclusive ($10 adults/$5 kids). Neighbors from different religious traditions will “break bread together” side-by-side in a tangible act of respect and appreciation for our neighbors. 
  • Leaders of local Christian, Muslim, Jewish, B’Hai, and Buddhist fellowships will participate in the service including music, prayer, Scripture, and time for quiet reflection on the state of inter-faith relations in Carlisle and our nation.

Last year’s event was attended by over 250 people representing dozens of faith communities.  The leaders of the Carlisle Area Religious Council hope that this year you’ll be part of the year’s largest inter-faith gathering, too. 


Have You Ever Met a War Crimes Prosecutor?--Saturday, Oct 26 at 4pm!

Internationally renowned lawyer, author, and professor, Dermot Groome, is hosting at Dickinson College, Carlisle, on Saturday, October 26, an exploration of the U.N. trial of Serbian General, Ratko Mladic.  Groome was the lead prosecutor on the case. 
4pm — Prof. Groome will introduce the BBC/PBS documentary film of the process of bringing "The Butcher of Bosnia" to justice:  The Trial of Ratko Mladic.
6pm — Prof. Groome will interview Bosnian survivors of the Genocide, much like he did in preparation for the trial; followed by Q and A.  
Immediately After — Survivor Stories — Enjoy Traditional Bosnian foods. 
Bring a group to this free event. 
Come for all or part. 

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Emily's "Faith In Focus" Column:  "Jewish Fall Holidays"
Emily takes you from the beginning of Rosh Hoshanah right on through Simchat Torah, imparting bits of information and wisdom along the way:


Sock Collection at JCC

Did you know that socks are one of the most requested items by organizations serving the homeless? You can help by participating in our Fall Sock Collection supporting RSVP of the Capital Region.

October 1 - October 30 
Harrisburg JCC

If anyone want to contribute, get the socks to Ethel Carryer no later than Saturday October 26


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.


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