Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Finding Gratitude: Atid Learning Center Weekly Update 3/22/18

Dear Families,

Happy Final Matzah Days days.  See you Sunday!

This Saturday is Junior Congregation (grades 3-6) 10:30 am and Kehilat Kids (grades K-2) 11:00 am, hope you can join us.

Two important events to take note of:

*Friday, April 27, will be a Atid Family Shabbat dinner. I hope you can join us.  Here is the registration form. (BBQ Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Rice, Salad, Veggies, and Dessert)

* Sunday, April 29, Atid families are going to be learning with our hands and hearts by cleaning Rock Creek Park.  Please visit http://www.shalomdc.org/tikvatisraelgdd2018/ and register your family.  9:00-11:30 am.  We are getting t-shirts this year so please be sure to indicate your size. 

Torah Talk:

On the SEVENTH DAY OF PASSOVER we read how on this day the sea split for the Children of Israel and drowned the pursuing Egyptians, and the “Song at the Sea” sung by the people upon their deliverance (Exodus 13:17-15:26; full summary with commentary here).

On the EIGHTH DAY OF PASSOVER we read Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17. Like the reading for the second day, it catalogs the annual cycle of festivals, their special observances, and the offerings brought on these occasions to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Eighth Day’s special connection with the Future Redemption is reflected in the Haftorah (reading from the Prophets) for this day (Isaiah 10:32-12:6).


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 7– Junior Congregation
  • Saturday, April 7- Kehillat Kids
  • Sunday, April 15- Machar Event, bring a piece of clothing to tie-dye
  • Saturday April 21- Drama on Shabbat 
  • Friday, April 27- Atid Family Shabbat
  • Sunday, April 29- Good Deed’s Day

Community Announcements: 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

Summer Fun at Capital Camps

Don’t miss out on summer fun for children and/or the whole family at Capital Camps! Experience our challenge course, lake and aquatics center, sports fields, arts offerings, and more with traditional 2, 3 and 4 week sessions and during Family Camp (August 17-19). New camper grants are available! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tours: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

Shabbat shalom,

Luisa Moss
Director of Education and Youth Programming