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Beth Tikvah Synagogue Open House

WESTBOROUGH – Beth Tikvah Synagogue will hold an open house and barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 3-5 p.m. Beth Tikvah is located at 45 Oak St. Meet Rabbi Michael Swarttz, Cindy Avergon, Religious School Coordinator, and EJ Dotts, President, as well as other members of the board and the congregation.

Beth Tikvah Synagogue no longer has fixed dues rates based on categories of membership. Beth Tikvah Synagogue instituted a new approach to membership dues, terumah. In the Torah, terumah indicated a “free-will” offering, not a required one. Terumah has no singles/family dues distinction. It is not based on how many in a household are active at temple, or how often they use it. It is based on how much one’s heart is moved to strengthen, celebrate and grow Jewish life at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and a household’s own financial capacity. Allowing members to set their own financial commitment opens the doors even wider to all, regardless of financial situation. Everyone gives as much as they are able and no one has to ask for reduced dues.

RSVP to Benita Amsden at More information about Beth Tikvah Synagogue and its new approach to membership can be found at the website,

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