Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

OMER PROJECT 5777

 OMER PROJECT 5777

Reaching In and Reaching Out: 
A Schedule of Events Reflecting the Spirit of Sefirat Ha’Omer

(The Counting of the Omer)

The 49-day period between Pesach and Shavuot is an opportunity to prepare ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually to receive the gift of Torah as our ancestors did at Sinai.

The month of IYAR is also thought to be a time that people can restore their fractured souls to wholeness, and refine their innate character traits as they prepare to receive Torah in the month of Sivan.

It is thought to be a time for healing and opportunity for self-improvement.

Come … let us count the days ahead, each one considered, each one light upon the dawn, tenderly revealing an inner light (and) strength… So much possibility.


Saturday, April 22

Tefilla Initiative as part of Shabbat morning services “Praying for Our People, Praying for All People” (11th Day of the Omer)

Sunday, April 23, 24

Joint Tikvat Israel/Beth Joshua trip to Whitwell TN (Subject of Paper ClipsDocumentary) (12th and 13th Days of the Omer) 

Wednesday, April 26

“Contemporary Israeli Pop Culture: They’re Not Singing Hava Nagila Anymore!” (15th Day of the Omer)

Thursday, April 27

Hazak Program –

Hazak Program – Rabbi Shull reporting on Whitwell Trip. Beginning at 12:15 pm (16th Day of the Omer)

Friday, April 28

Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments (17th Day of the Omer)

Sunday, April 30

Community “Action Plan” Meeting on Helping Refugees and Immigrants 10 am – 12 noon (19th Day of the Omer)

Saturday, May 6

Tefila Initiative as part of Shabbat morning services “Praying As One, Praying As Many”. Followed by Drama Shabbat (25th Day of the Omer)

Sunday, May 7

Screening of “Paper Clips” Documentary with Panel Discussion of Whitwell Trip Participants, at Beth Joshua Congregation – 10 am – 12 noon (26th Day of the Omer)

Thursday, May 11

Good Grief Support Group – 8 pm (31st Day of the Omer)

Friday, May 12

Shabbat at HomeS (32nd Day of the Omer)

Friday, May 19

USY and Women’s Network Shabbat Dinner (39th Day of the Omer)

Saturday, May 20

Women’s Network Shabbat- Special Guest Speaker – Hannah Simpson- “Now Available in Female: Discovering My Strength as a Jewish Woman by Becoming One.” (39th Day of the Omer)

Tuesday, May 30

The holiday of Shavuot begins the evening – 7:30 pm Minchah
The schedule for Shavuot ca be found here