Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD


Hasbara: Focus on Israeli Innovation (part 2)

  • Posted on August 4, 2017

by Harvey T. Kaplan In the May-June issue of the Tikvat Israel Bulletin, I introduced this series of columns on Hasbara with some background, explaining (more…)

Hasbara: Focus on Israeli Innovation (part 1)

  • Posted on August 2, 2017

by Harvey T. Kaplan Some years ago, I served as one of our congregation’s representatives at the Israel Educators’ Institute (IEI) sponsored by our Federation (more…)

Leadership Training

  • Posted on July 25, 2017

About 18 members of the Tikvat Israel board of directors completed on July 23 a year-long leadership development program, known as a Sulam, conducted by (more…)

Capturing Our Students’ Wondrous Moments

  • Posted on July 19, 2017

The other day, I woke up way before my alarm was set to go off and opened my blinds to look outside.  While much of (more…)

Ma’aseh Moments by Rabbi Shull

  • Posted on July 12, 2017

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy and God is evident everywhere!  This was my essential message to our children in the ECC and in (more…)

Annual Ballgame Draws Crowd

  • Posted on July 10, 2017

A contingent of 31 baseball fans who were part of the Tikvat Israel Women’s Network annual stadium outing watched the Washington Nationals score early and (more…)

Tallitot Photo Gallery

  • Posted on July 2, 2017

Tallitot, With Their Vivid Colors, Carry Personal Meaning for Our Congregants By Melissa Apter Tikvat Israel is a colorful congregation to behold on Shabbat and (more…)

Congregants Adopt $1.6M Budget for New Year

  • Posted on June 29, 2017

A quorum of congregants (36 members) approved a $1.57 million spending plan for Tikvat Israel in 2017-18 at a congregational meeting on June 28.   (more…)

Whitwell Visit Summarized by Rabbi Shull

  • Posted on June 8, 2017

Rabbi Shull wrote about the Whitwell student group’s visit to D.C. and it appears in the new issue of Kol Habirah. The Whitwell students and (more…)

Schooled at Tikvat Israel

  • Posted on June 7, 2017

More than 50 congregants attended a morning of learning called Tikvat Israel University on Sunday, June 5. The event featured 19 speakers discussing 20 topics (more…)