Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD


Second Chances and Our Omer Journey

  • Posted on May 22, 2019

Rabbah Arlene Berger led a study session on Pesach Sheni (“Second Passover”) and counting the Omer for the Women’s Network on Sunday, May 19. The (more…)

Five Personal Things to Know About Rabbi Marc Israel

  • Posted on May 20, 2019

No. 1: He and wife Abbey Frank will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in August. The two met nearly 30 years ago in Ann Arbor, (more…)

Our Rabbi’s Distinctive Leap From Reform to Conservative

  • Posted on May 13, 2019

By Jay P. Goldman, Tikvat Israel Bulletin Editor Rabbi Marc Israel trained in the Reform movement that was his spiritual home while growing up with (more…)

Q&A With Rabbi Israel About TI’s Appeal, Pulpit Politics and Moving to a Smaller Congregation

  • Posted on May 7, 2019

Bulletin editor Jay P. Goldman conducted this interview with Rabbi Marc Israel shortly after his contract signing to join Tikvat Israel. Below, he discusses an (more…)

Hailed Widely as ‘a Mensch,’ Marc Israel Joins as Our New Rabbi

  • Posted on May 1, 2019

By Jay P. Goldman, Tikvat Israel Bulletin Editor Marc Israel has harbored the desire to one day become a senior congregational rabbi and to reconnect (more…)

High-Energy Pey Dalid Dazzels Shul Audience

  • Posted on April 24, 2019

The Walker brothers trio, performing as a rockin’ band known as Pey Dalid, delivered a high-energy, 12-song set at the synagogue’s annual social hall concert (more…)

Congregants Deliver Passover Goods to Shut-ins

  • Posted on April 15, 2019

Volunteers from Tikvat Israel farmed out across the roads of Rockville and surrounding neighborhoods in Montgomery County to deliver Passover supplies to shut-ins and the (more…)

Join Congregants at Nats Park June 23

  • Posted on April 1, 2019

Tickets now are available for the congregation’s annual outing to see the Washington Nationals in action.   The TI Women’s Network has purchased a block (more…)

Tikvat Israel Congregation Appoints Rabbi Marc Israel as New Spiritual Leader

  • Posted on March 28, 2019

Rabbi Marc D. Israel has been named rabbi of Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, concluding a four-month search. He is expected to begin in July. (more…)

Focus Music Presents Mustard’s Retreat

  • Posted on March 28, 2019

Mustard’s Retreat will perform at Tikvat Israel on April 14, at 7:30 pm. Mustard’s Retreat formed in May 1975 in Ann Arbor, MI. Libby Glover (more…)