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Tikvat Israel…
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.

Family Tales Behind Each Print

The focus was on mishpacha (family) at the Women's Network membership tea on Oct. 26 in the shul's Flax Library, where 30 participants shared the meaning behind a carefully selected family photo. The event's purpose, said Women's Network coordinator Rebecca Salon, was to "reconnect us all to a piece of our heritage and/or legacy." Shown in photo at right: Fortuna Scheige. The afternoon event, included fresh fruit and other snacks, kicked off a full year of activities for the TI Women's Network. (Photos by Felicia R. Black)

Fresh From the Farm

TI members, such as Harley Liebenson, will be consuming fresh produce all fall as participants in the Community Supported Agricultural program running each Monday afternoon through Nov. 24 in the lobby at the synagogue. The fall shares will feature apples, butternut squash, acorn squash, delicata squash, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, radishes, daikon radishes and lettuce. The first day of farm deliveries was Oct. 6. A full share this fall costs $240, with eggs and mushrooms available for an extra fee. (Photo by Felicia R. Black)

Posted Nov 20, 2014
Holiday Bazaar Features Two Dozen Vendors at TI Dec. 7

A Holiday Shopping Bazaar featuring more than two dozen vendors will take place at Tikvat Israel on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Posted Nov 20, 2014
TI Congregant Reports on Terror Aftermath for Baltimore Jewish Times

Melissa Apter, daughter of longtime Tikvat Israel members Susan and Alan Apter of Rockville, has written a news story in this week's Baltimore Jewish Times, "Horror in Har Nof." The article deals with the Nov. 18 Jerusalem terror attack's reverberations on Jews in Maryland.

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Posted Nov 8, 2014
Congregants to Vote on New Officers, Six Board Posts for 2015-16 on Dec. 14

Tikvat Israel members will elect a new set of officers and six members of the synagogue’s board of directors at a congregational meeting in December. The new leaders will assume their duties in January. A congregational nominating meeting takes place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16 with the election set for a congregational meeting on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Larry Gorban, a past president of TI, leads the election process.

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Posted Nov 4, 2014
Shul Members to Celebrate Annual 'Thanksgiving Sing' With Presbyterian Church

Tikvat Israel and the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church will share in an annual combined program of songs of praise and thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the church on East University Boulevard. The event started in the aftermath of the merger involving Temple Israel, which operated a few blocks from the church, that led to the formation ot Tikvat Israel in 1997.

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Posted Oct 23, 2014
Four Titles Compose Year-Long Book Discussion Series for Women's Network

The Women's Network/Sisterhood at TI has announced its selections of books for four discussion sessions in 2014-15. The first, My Promised Land by Ari Shavit, will be the topic of discussion on Nov. 12. All women, teen-age and older, are welcome.

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