Tikvah/AJMI’s 26th Annual Righteous Person Awards Brunch

This year at its chamapagne brunch, Tikvah/AJMI (Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill) is posthumously honoring Nadine Hoch with the Righteous Person Award. The Honorable Jonathan Saidel will once again serve as master of ceremonies for the event. Co-chairing the event’s honorary committee are Gov. Tom Wolf and State Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Other honorary committee members include U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, State Sen. Daylin Leach, and State Reps. Mary Jo Daley, Tom Murt and Jim Roebuck.

Tickets: $100 for nonmembers; and $50 for Tikvah members

For more information, please call 267-241-4487.

Tikvah/AJMI is a grassroots non-profit organization formed by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families. Since its inception in 1991, hundreds of men and women have found a loving and warm environment through Tikvah social events, holiday programs and vocational and support services.

Tikvah/AJMI’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Tikvah/AJMI will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a reception, catered by Goscov’s, at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood. The Hon. Jonathan Saidel will serve as master of ceremonies.

All past Righteous Person Award winners, plus longtime supporter Paul Lichtman, will be honored at the anniversary celebration. Other awardees will include Richard Gold; Jeff Wilush; Mia Marcovici, M.D.; Larry Real, M.D.; Michael Covone; and the Hon. Estelle Richman.

Tikvah/AJMI is a grassroots non-profit Jewish organization established by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for adult individuals with mental illness. It began as a forum where families could cope with mental illness positively and purposefully, and it quickly evolved into a social program aimed at promoting community opportunities for individuals with mental illness. The program aims to reduce isolation, increase independence, provide educational opportunities, enhance Jewish identity and promote recovery for individuals.

Since its inception, hundreds of men and women have found a loving and warm environment through the organization’s social programs and vocational opportunities. Tikvah/AJMI’s current membership consists of over 200 individuals, including a growing number who are without formal or informal family and 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. Social activities provided to members include travel opportunities to museums, plays, concerts and sporting events. Other activities include religious events held in partnership with various synagogues, educational forums for individuals and family members, as well as part-time employment activities for a limited number of individuals

Ticket prices for the 25th anniversary celebration: $50 for Tikvah members; $100 for non-members.

Information and reservations: Call 267-241-4487.

Photo Caption: The individuals in the photo are some of the members of the 25th Anniversary Committee. They are, seated from left to right, Joyce Kravitz, president of Tikvah/AJMI, and Rabbi Ephraim Levin, of Wynnewood, chair of the 25th Anniversary Committee, and standing from left to right, Barry Jacobs, of Broomall, and Michael Solomon, of Lafayette Hill.