Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Welcome to Tikvat Israel

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

Tikvat Israel’s congregants are eager to learn, unpretentious, broad-minded, caring and creative. Some are steeped in Jewish learning; others are 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, religious practice means spiritual inspiration and young and old alike are united in their search for personal growth and discovery.

Whether you are a guest, newcomer or simply curious about our community, we invite you to come visit and see what we’re all about.


Tikvat Israel Congregation is a place where you and your family will become enriched through friendship, prayer and mitzvot.


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Simchat Torah Honors Granted to Rauchers for Volunteerism

Two Tikvat Israel members who have contributed for decades to the religious and cultural life of the synagogue have been selected as the 2015 Chattan Torah and Kallat Bereshit with public recognition on Simchat Torah.

Helen and Steve Raucher

Helen and Steve Raucher

The husband-wife pair of Steve and Helen Raucher, volunteers in major aspects of synagogue life, will be honored with special aliyot during the Torah service on Simchat Torah morning on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Following the service, a luncheon in their honor will be held in the TI social hall. (Contact the synagogue office to RSVP for the luncheon and to make a donation in honor of Helen and Steve.)

Literally the “groom of the Torah” and “the bride of the beginning,” the Chattan Torah and Kallat Bereshit honors are accorded each year to two deserving Tikvat Israel congregants or staff members who have made significant contributions to the synagogue’s spiritual, educational and/or cultural life. Continue reading about Steve and Helen >>

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