Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD


Charles Dickens and Imperfect “Teshuvhah”

  • Posted on September 28, 2017

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, Shabbat Shuva, Cliff Fishman gave the d’var torah.  Several congregants asked for a copy of his d’var and we have (more…)

Manna Food Collection Prior to Kol Nidre

  • Posted on September 28, 2017

Please bring a bag of non-perishable food items to synagogue on Kol Nidre evening (Friday, September 29) for our annual Yom Kippur Manna Food Drive. (more…)

Apters Receiving Honors on Simchat Torah for Extensive Volunteerism

  • Posted on September 23, 2017

In recognition of their volunteer leadership of Tikvat Israel’s spiritual and physical presence, Susan and Alan Apter will be honored as the 5778 Kallat Bereshit (more…)

Congregants Bring Holiday Sounds to Rockville Nursing Home

  • Posted on September 19, 2017

Tikvat Israel members Rebecca Salon, Jay P. Goldman, Sam Gilston and Jim and Maxine Perlmutter made the holidays a little sweeter for about two dozen residents at Potomac Valley Nursing (more…)

High Holiday Piyyutim Discussed by Women’s Network

  • Posted on September 14, 2017

Fourteen women joined Rabbah Arlene Berger at Tikvat Israel for a Rosh Chodesh program Sunday, Sept. 10, which she called “Opening Up the High Holiday (more…)

Kickoff Barbeque Draws a Crowd

  • Posted on September 10, 2017

Nearly 150 congregants turned out for a kickoff barbeque in the Tikvat Israel social hall on Sept. 10 that included grilled hot dogs and hamburgers (more…)

Shul Volunteers Help at Manna Food Center

  • Posted on September 1, 2017

Volunteers from Tikvat Israel have taken a bi-monthly turn at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, most recently on Aug. 31. They organized nonperishable food in (more…)

Havurah Discovers Underground in Plain Sight

  • Posted on August 27, 2017

Members of TI’s Outdoors Havurah explored the Underground Railroad Experience Trail and Woodlawn Museum, both located in the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, (more…)

Hasbara: Focus on Israeli Innovation (part 3)

  • Posted on August 10, 2017

by Harvey T. Kaplan Naomi and I spent most of July in Israel.  We told everyone we were going there to see our grandson Aaron (more…)

Hasbara: Focus on Israeli Innovation (part 2)

  • Posted on August 4, 2017

by Harvey T. Kaplan In the May-June issue of the Tikvat Israel Bulletin, I introduced this series of columns on Hasbara with some background, explaining (more…)