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What is Tikvah?

Tikvah is a grassroots non-profit Jewish organization established in 1990 by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for adult individuals with mental illness. What began as a forum where families could cope with mental illness positively and purposefully quickly evolved into a social program aimed at promoting community opportunities for individuals.
The program aims to reduce isolation, increase independence, provide educational opportunities, enhance Jewish identity and promote recovery for individuals. Since its inception, countless men and women have found a loving and warm environment through the organization’s social programs and vocational opportunities.

Tikvah Means HOPE

  • Tikvah is a social organization that encourages independence and empowers members to live life to the fullest.

  • Members are never asked to discuss their illness.

  • Tikvah welcomes people of all faiths.

Tikvah’s membership includes a growing number of people who are without formal or informal community supports. The organization’s membership includes non-Jewish individuals with mental illness who are drawn to the organization because it provides a social and support network that is unique to the area.
At Tikvah, we embrace the values of the Jewish culture and organize events that provide a safe environment to socialize and make friends without the fear of being judged. We touch the mind, body and heart of those we serve while integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programming.

Celebrations of Jewish Holidays

High Holiday Luncheon

Purim Party

Sukkot Party

Chanukah Party

Passover Seder

Ongoing Events

Torah Study

Family Support Group

Vocational Program

North East Dinner and Discussions

Birthday Dinner

Art Club

Cultural Events

Philadelphia Orchestra

Jewish Film Festival

Israeli Independence Day Parade

Anthropology and Archeology Museum to see an Old Temple Mosaic

Museum of American Jewish Museum

Rittenhouse Square Art Festival

Longwood Gardens

Mt. Pleasant Mansion Tour

Jewish Heritage Night Phillies Game

Camden Aquarium

Vocational Training

Bi-Monthly Home Phone Calls

Volunteer Opportunities

We reduce isolation, increase independence,  and provide social opportunities. Get in touch with us or consider donating today.

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