A Friendly, Participatory, and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD
At Tikvat Israel we appreciate the great diversity of backgrounds that make up the Jewish community today.
Our congregation includes not only people steeped in Jewish experience and training, but also those just discovering the beauty and richness of Judaism. Some come from traditional religious backgrounds; others grew up in non-observant homes. Some are Jews by choice; others are part of interfaith families.
Together we are united in the common desire to belong to a congregation where community means friendship, where religious practice means spiritual inspiration, and where education for young and old means personal growth and discovery.
Tikvat Israel is a place where you and your family will become enriched through friendship, prayer, and mitzvot.
USY Pair Grab Regional Leadership
Two members of the Tikvat Israel/Shaare Tefilah chapter of United Synagogue Youth were elected Seaboard Regional Officers for 2013-14.
Micah Cowan was elected religious/education vice president, while Sara Zarny was picked to serve as membership/Kadima vice president.
The pair was elected by their peers at the USY Regional Spring Convention, May 24-27, at Camp Louise in Thurmont, Md.
(Photo by Felicia R. Black)
Congregants Weigh In on Vital Affairs
Almost 50 Tikvat Israel members participated in a spirited congregational meeting on June 9 to approve the shul's operating budget for 2013-14 and to discuss important revisions about membership categories in the synagogue bylaws. A story about the latter will appear in the July-August issue of the Tikvat Israel Bulletin.
TI members can build their public speaking skills through a training program being planned by Hopeful Communicators, the Toastmasters International club that meets at Tikvat Israel. Each course will involve 12 training sessions. Each participant will be assigned a tutor and will set personalized goals. The sessions are scheduled for 8 to 9:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Dr. Jacob Flax Library. Contact Robert Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
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