Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland


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…)

Purim Glee with Puppets and Carnival

  • Posted on March 14, 2019

Tikvat Israel will celebrate Purim again in style. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 20, with a family celebration that includes a Purim puppet production, songs (more…)

Instrumental Shabbat on May 10

  • Posted on March 14, 2019

The next Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments will take place in TI’s Flax Library at 6:15 p.m. on May 10.  The uplifting Shabbat evening service, held every (more…)

Hazak Celebrates Veterans With Stories and Songs

  • Posted on March 14, 2019

On Thursday, February 28, Hazak conducted a unique event. Hazak Chair Toby Altman introduced Dudley Schwartz and Harvey T. Kaplan who conducted a series of (more…)