Congregation Beth Tikvah 

P.O. Box 814 
Carlisle, PA 17013 
December, 2018 




Friday Night Shabbat ServicesAsbell Center 

December 7, 6:00pm  (Special joint services and dinner with Asbell--see below)
December 14, 7:15pm (Services will include the presentation of an Advent Rose by a representative from St Patrick's Church)

Sunday School, 11am-1pm, Asbell Center
December 2, 9 (then a Winter pause until January 27)
Shabbat Services and Dinner with Asbell Center--Friday Dec 7

From Lori Loudon at Asbell Center:
Dear Congregation Beth Tikvah,
The Asbell Center for Jewish life welcomes you as our guests for Shabbat services and dinner on Friday, December 7th at the Asbell Center, 2nd floor sanctuary.

Please see details below:

Friday, December 7th
"Hanukkah Light" themed Shabbat with candle meditation
6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Services
7:00 p.m. - Dinner & Dessert (Provided by Asbell Center - No additional food necessary)
Prof. Nitsa Kann; and d'var torah with Rabbi Ilyse; student prayer leaders

Please share with all of your members. 
RSVP to<> so we can provide enough food for everyone attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Local TV Coverage of the CARC Interfaith Dinner Featured Steve Tompkins
The November 15 CARC Interfaith Dinner received some nice TV coverage from the local ABC 27 station.  SteveT was among those interviewed by the reporter who attended the event:

Cookie Pack for Cumberland County Prison (sponsored by CARC)

Once again this year, the Carlisle Area Religious Council will sponsor a Cookie Pack to benefit the inmates at the Cumberland County Prison. The packing will be held on December 18 at 6:30 pm at ProjectSHARE, 5 N. Orange Street, Carlisle, in the distribution area and cookies will be distributed to the inmates the following day. 

We hope to gift one dozen cookies, homemade preferably but store bought are accepted, to each inmate, with a goal of 425 dozen. Cookies can be dropped off at ProjectSHARE on December 17 and 18 from 8 am - 4 pm. This is a great project for Youth groups, scout troops and Sunday School classes. 

Emily's Faith In Focus Article: "Taking a Day of Rest"

Emily's most recent Sentinel article is full of interesting thoughts on the history and meaning of Shabbat.


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