Tikkun Olam News – Needs Your Help!

Please Come to TBT This Sunday

Please share a couple of hours this Sunday, December 16th at the TBT youth lounge starting at 10:30 AM. You will be helping us empty, crush and bag cans and bottles for recycling to secure Tzedakah money for those in need at TBT. Temple Beth Tikvah volunteers do this every third Sunday of the month.  Please be sure there is no trash/liquid inside the recyclables & please double-check that  the items are marked with a CA Redemption Value. Please contact Gary Gruber (garygruber@sbcglobal.net) or call him at 714-319-0030 or call the Temple office to volunteer. Thank you for your anticipated participation.

We need A LOT of Volunteers as there is A LOT of product!!!!So much so we will also continue on Sunday December 30th!!! Your Help is REALLY needed.

Rabbi Nico Is Dancing …

On February 7th, Rabbi Nico will rock the stage at Pathways of Hope’s Look Who’s Dancing fundraiser!

RECEPTION: 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
General Admission: $50
VIP Admission (reserved seating in front section): $75
Child Ticket (12 or under): $20
Fullerton College Campus Theatre (321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832)

YOU can support Rabbi Nico and our community’s most vulnerable residents by purchasing a ticket, donating, or sponsoring the event. Click HERE for details.

Join our Mitzvah Corps!

  • Food Distribution
  • Volunteer Professional Services
  • Tutoring/Story Reading
  • Collect & Prepare Food
  • Room Turnover


Repairing the world begins in our own community

For information on joining us please contact the Temple office or Gary Gruber at 714-319-0030 or at garygruber@sbcglobal.net.

Simchas & Tsuris

What a great event we had last Wednesday to celebrate Chanukah. About 150 people joined together at TBT for the festivities, including our “Latke Cook-Off.” Thanks to the many latke-makers, including several teams from our ECLC. Thanks to those who had the difficult task of judging the entries to decide on a winner. Mazel tov to Greg & Denise Spalter who won first prize for their award-winning latkes. It was amazing to see the variety of latkes, which ranged from sweet to savory.

Thanks to our Ulpan students who rolled up their sleeves and made 3 varieties of applesauce to go with the latkes.

Thanks to grandparents, Linda Spector, Michael Fisher, and Karen Gottlieb for their expert storytelling skills in sharing the gift of reading with our youngsters.

Thanks to our TBT Sisterhood & Men’s Club for sponsoring the event. And thanks to Evelyn Bell for coordinating all the aspects of the evening.


And on Friday night we came together to celebrate Shabbat & Chanukah, while rededicating our newly refurbished menorah/chanukiyah. The project to clean and renew this unique piece of art was inspired by TBT member Lou Ann Taback and her daughter, Dori Taback-Hazen (an alum of TBT’s schools and Camp Swig). Read the story of the menorah coming in the January issue of THE SCROLL. Thanks to the Peddie Family for their donation to make the rededication possible, and thanks to Elaine Asa for her efforts in bringing the Peddies and Tabacks together for this project.

Our Gala is only 10 weeks away … 
Invitations arriving soon!
The formal invitations for out Gala honoring Miriam Van Raalte will be mailed very soon. Reserve the date – Saturday, February 23.
It’s not too late to be one of the sponsors for this amazing event – call the TBT office to add your name to the list.
Here are our sponsors so far:

For TBT Tributes please contact the TBT office (714/871-3535) or info@tbtoc.org.

Please remember TBT in your will, estate plan, or by beneficiary designation.

Join our LEGACY CIRCLE by contacting the Temple office