Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD


The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of Adar. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to kill all the Jews.

Our annual Purim celebration includes a puppet show with life-size rod puppets and traditional holiday songs led by Cantor Helzner.

5778/2017 Purim Schedule

Wednesdy, February 28

  •  6:30 p.m. Family celebration including Purim Puppet Show and costume parade.
  • 7:20 p.m. Ma’ariv and full Megillah reading in the sanctuary, interspersed with a Purim spiel.
  •  After Services “Nosh ‘n’ Shpiel” Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served along with refreshments. Featuring “On the Persian Carpet: A Purim Broadway Revue”

Thursday, March 1

  • 6:30 a.m. Purim morning services with full Megillah reading in the chapel.

Wear costumes and bring tzedakah!