Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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


ECC students in the Tapuchim class created their own 10 Commandments in honor of Shavuot

5th of Sivan – 7th of Sivan 
Saturday evening, June 8- Monday, June 10, 2019

Shavuot is the season of the giving of the Torah. Shavuot is one of three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance, the other two being Pesach and Sukkot. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and it is therefore known as Chag ha-Bikkurim (“the Festival of the First Fruits”). And, of course, Shavuot is also referred to as Z’man Matan Toreteinu (“the time of the giving of our Torah”). Our tradition was deliberate in not calling it “the time of the receiving of the Torah,” for the Torah must be received every day.

In keeping with tradition, Tikvat Israel will observe the holiday with prayer, study, and celebration throughout. Join us for our annual Tikkun Leyl Shavuot—the Kabbalistic custom of studying Torah late into the night—on the first night of Shavuot. We will also have a congregational BYO picnic on Sunday evening (RSVPs encouraged). Come, participate, learn and enjoy!

Saturday, June 8
6:15pm       Shabbat Mincha Service
6:45 pm      Seudah Shlishit (light meal)
7:30 pm      Study Sessions, till 9:00 pm
9:05 pm      Ma’ariv Service, followed by dairy dessert
9:30 pm      Study Sessions, continuing till as late as participants wish

[Candle Lighting: 9:13 pm]

Sunday, June 9
9:30 am        Yom Tov Services. Bring fruits in baskets; your Bikkurim will be placed on the bimah during the service and fruit will later be donated to Manna. Kiddush following services.
6:30 pm       BYO Dairy Picnic (inside in case of rain). TI will provide drinks and dessert. RSVPs are encouraged.
7:30 pm       Mincha, Yizkor, Study and Ma’ariv Services

[Candle Lighting: 9:14 pm]

Monday, June 10
9:30 am        Yom Tov Services (including Megillat Rut and Yizkor)
7:30 pm       Mincha Service / No Ma’ariv Service

[Chag ends 9:15 pm]