Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Friday Morning Torah Study

Cliff Fishman and Richard Lederman (Photo by Felicia R. Black)

Rabbi Ben Shull has been engaging congregants at Tikvat Israel in the study of Pirkei Avot on Friday mornings after minyan. It is traditional to study these writings, loosely translated as “Ethics of Our Fathers,” between Passover and Shavuot.

Rabbi Shull guides participants in examining the wisdom conveyed by rabbinic scholars of different generations.

Regulars at these study sessions, Cliff Fishman (left) and Richard Lederman, puzzle over the meanings of the text.