TBT began as a group of passionate families in search for a sense of community and spirituality. From our grass roots beginnings to the vibrant congregation we are today, we offer you a Jewish “home away from home” and look forward to welcoming you!
Twenty-five visionary families gathered and started 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. During its first 2 years TBT was served by Rabbinical students. In 1965 Rabbi Haim Asa Z’’l became the leader of this growing community.
Rabbi Asa established a culture of audacious hospitality, radical devotion to his congregants and so of deep engagement in the wider Jewish and local community.
He was leader of the Fullerton Interfaith Ministerial Assn., he was chaplain at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, and for years was active in the Anti-Defamation League.
From an Ark in a garage TBT developed into a beautiful campus, that counts with 2 buildings, unique pieces of art and while it is near downtown Fullerton, sits in a beautiful valley, it is a true physical and spiritual oasis.
Adat Ari conservative synagogue in Anaheim Hills joined the TBT family bringing another layer to what already was our traditional flavor.
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky, became TBT’s spiritual leader bringing a focus on experiential learning, joyful music, community engagement and family participation.
Today TBT is a hub for spirituality, torah study and social action. We are engaged in an ongoing process of re – imaging and experiencing Jewish communal life.