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.


Rosh Hashanah 5778/2017

Wednesday, September 20
Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:30 pm Mincha & Maariv with Rabbi & Cantor     
6:49 pm Candle Lighting                           

Thursday, September 21
First Day of Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am Services Begin                             
4:30 pm Mincha at Tikvat Israel                
5:30 pm Tashlich at the Bridge                  
6:30 pm Ma’ariv in the Synagogue           
7:48 pm Candle Lighting                            

Friday, September 22
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
8:30 am Services Begin                  
6:30 pm Mincha/Erev Shabbat Services   
6:46 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting             


Yom Kippur

Friday, September 29
Layl Yom Kippur

6:15 pm Kol Nidre                                          

Saturday, September 30
Yom Kippur

9:00 am Services Begin
4:30 pm Mincha, Neilah                            
Ma’ariv & Havdalah (After Shofar)


On Saturday Evening, September 16, at 8:30 pm Tikvat Israel will join with several other synagogues for a Community Selichot Service at Kehillat Shalom in Montgomery Village.  Kehillat Shalom is located at 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.


Notes: (coming soon)

High Holiday forms and information