Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

High Holidays

The High Holidays refers to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year. For nearly twenty-six hours—from several minutes before sunset on 9 Tishrei to after nightfall on 10 Tishrei— we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations.

High Holiday forms and information

Rosh Hashanah 5779/2018  

Sunday, September 9
Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00 pm Mincha & Maariv  
7:07 pm Candle Lighting                           

Monday, September 10
First Day of Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am Services Begin                             
4:30 pm Mincha at Tikvat Israel                
5:15 pm Tashlich at the Bridge                  
6:00 pm Ma’ariv in the Synagogue           
8:06 pm Candle Lighting                            

Tuesday, September 11
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am Services Begin                  
7:15 pm Mincha/Erev Shabbat Services           

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 18
Layl Yom Kippur

6:30pm Kol Nidre                                          

Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur

9:00 am Services Begin
4:45pm Mincha, Neilah                            
approx. 7:45 pm Ma’ariv & Havdalah (After Shofar)

On Saturday Evening, September 1, at 9:30 pm Tikvat Israel will host several local synagogues for a Community Selichot Service. Join us at 9:30 pm for Havdalah and dessert reception. Followed at 10:00 pm by an innivative Selichot Service.


On Sunday, Sept 16, at 10:30 am, Rabbi Shull and Cantor Helzner will join with other congregations in conducting a community memorial service at Judean Memorial Gardens.

High Holiday forms and information