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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 30-Year Veteran Named
Tikvat Israel’s New Rabbi

Rabbi Benjamin Shull of River Vale, N.J., will become the new spiritual leader of Tikvat Israel Congregation beginning July 8.

Rabbi Benjamin Shull

Since 2005, Rabbi Shull has been senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. He previously held pulpit posts in Virginia Beach, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; and Palm City, Fla.

He was selected at a congregational meeting April 19 attended by 200 TI members. Rabbi Shull was the top choice of the synagogue’s board of directors for the permanent, full-time rabbi post. The Rabbi Search Committee received 10 applications for the position and hosted four finalists for Shabbat weekend visits.

The rabbi said of TI during his interview with the board: “The lay involvement resonated for me.” You can read much more about him in the July-August issue of the synagogue’s Bulletin.

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