For more than 50 years, Temple Beth Tikvah has offered a Jewish home in a warm, vibrant community.
It has been a place to embrace Jewish tradition and form new ones. Our focus on prayer, Jewish learning, social interactions, and community service, offers an anchor in congregants busy lives to find purpose and friendship. Our vision is to continue to inspire you in your search for meaning and vision.
Past, Present and Future of Temple Beth Tikvah
25 families gather to discuss how to build a place for Jews outside of urban Los Angeles to meet and educate their children in the up and coming Orange County suburbs. Temple Beth Tikvah – A House of “Hope” was born. The first services are conducted at the Fullerton YMCA with an ark built in the garage of a member family with student Rabbi Bernie King.
Services are moved to a former fraternity house in Brea to accommodate the growing congregation, now at 75 people with student Rabbi Al Lewis. A permanent Rabbi, Haim Asa and his wife Elaine were brought in to lead the growing community. Trailers served as education buildings.
Temple Beth Tikvah opens a permanent sanctuary as its home in the Fullerton Hills on Acacia Avenue.
Project Expansion is initiated to build a new sanctuary and social hall. Members built the bimah slat-by-slat on Thanksgiving morning. Millie Kouzel z”l, a member artist, designed the stained glass windows featured on our webpage with Shabbat and holiday symbols and a unique ark design showing the children of Israel receiving the Torah.
Adat Ari conservative synagogue in Anaheim Hills joined the TBT family.
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky, a young rabbi from Argentina/Israel and Singapore with an insatiable laugh joins Temple Beth Tikvah with his wife Noga and family. Being a man of the world, his philosophy is to create Jewish Life wherever there are Jews. There is a focus on experiential learning, joyful music and family participation.
Installation of Rabbi Nico. Young Adults, Families with Children, New Chavaya Religious School Program. 200+ Families Strong and growing.