Havurat Tikvah | Reconstructing Judaism

Havurat Tikvah

Havurat Tikvah is a warm, supportive and nurturing Reconstructionist congregation with Shabbat services and a full spectrum of holiday observances, as well as religious educational options for both adults and children. It is an inclusive, diverse group of families, singles, and Jewish and interfaith couples who participate in projects that promote social justice.

The congregation was founded in the fall of 1988. It began as a fellowship of about 15 families that celebrated holidays and some Shabbatot together. Havurat Tikvah ambitiously decided to hold its own High Holy Day services in the fall of 1989, and learned and led all the services. High Holy Days have been a major highlight of the year ever since.

Since its inception, the Community of Hope shares a mission of developing a community that is participatory and egalitarian while embracing the richness of all Jewish history, culture and practice. Havurat Tikvah values and depends upon member participation and leadership for religious services, spiritual growth and governance. It embodies the spirit of a large family, and continues to be engaged in enriching members’ Jewish experience and practice in a warm and caring environment. 

Like many Reconstructionist congregations, Havurat Tikvah brings together elements from all branches of Judaism to enrich and enhance its worship and the community. It is dedicated to active participation in Jewish affairs and in the Charlotte community.

Services are located at:

Avondale Presbyterian Church
2821 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209


Located between East Boulevard and Woodlawn Road.

From I-77: Take the 6B Woodlawn Road exit. Follow Woodlawn for 2 miles until it intersects Park Road. Turn left on Park Road. Avondale is 1.4 miles on the right.

From East Charlotte: At Independence Boulevard take Eastway Drive (also known at Charlotte Route 4) westbound toward the airport. Note that Eastway Drive eastbound intersects with North Tryon Street which heads either to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte northbound or directly into Uptown Charlotte southbound. This five-mile trek runs as Eastway Drive, which changes names at Monroe Road to Wendover Road, then Sharon Road for a very short distance, then Runnymede Road along the Charlotte 4 route until it intersects with Park Road, where it changes to Woodlawn Road. Make a right turn onto Park Road and go 1.4 miles to Avondale on the right.

From Uptown: Take Kenilworth Drive, accessible from Stonewall Street and I-277 (John Belk Freeway). Kenilworth Drive turns into a one-way street near the Carolinas Medical Center. The street intersects with Park Road at a Shell station. Veer left. Avondale is 0.2 miles on the left.

Public Transportation:  Avondale Presbyterian Church has convenient stops close by for those who take the CATS system bus using Route 19. Visit CATS online at http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/routes/Pages/default.aspx to see the schedule.

PO Box 12684
Charlotte, NC 28220
United States
Phone: 980-225-5330
Facebook: Havurat Tikvah