Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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

Year of Science 2018

Throughout the year, the Adult Education Committee is collaborating
with other committees and synagogue leadership to support Tikvat Israel’s Year of Science programming. Over the next nine to 15 months, TI will host a series of events exploring the relationship between Judaism and science.

Sci-Fi Book Club: 
As part of our synagogue’s Year of Science in 2017-18, a Science Fiction Book Club is being launched. They will meet every other month. Meetings are April 8, June 3, August 5 and October 7. Contact Hope Levy Kott at hkott@aol.com for more details. 



May 2018

May 6 — Blues Band Bad Influence, featuring TI congregant David Thaler, will play a concert at TI.  Prior to the concert,  7 Locks Brewing Company, a local brewery will deliver a talk about the science of brewing beer.  Beer tasting begins at 7:00 with the concert starting at 8.  Beer, wine and snacks will be available for sale during the concert.  For more information or for tickets click here.

Additional Year of Science Projects:

Ma’aseh Moments —Tikvat Israel will feature an electronic display of nature photography on the flat screen in the lobby on a rotating basis.  Larry Levine is curating the photographs.

Divrei Torah — We are looking for Congregants to deliver Devrei Torah on topics related to science.  Here is a list of what we are looking for:

  • Feb. 10 Mishpatim, case pf the goring ox and veterinarian science; not charging interest on a loan to a fellow Jew and the economics of capitalism
  • Feb. 17 Teruman (metallurgy and the fashioning of the mishkan from gold, silver and copper; terumah means “donations” and the science of fundraising)
  • Feb. 24 Tetzaveh/Shabbat Zachor (mathematics; geometry and the design of garments for the kohanim; Memory and the study of the human brain)
  • March 3    Ki Tissa (the half-shekel tax and the economics of capitalist financing, Census taking and the counting of The Israelites)

Volunteers wanted: The Adult Education Committee and Year of Science Committee are looking for volunteers to support their program plans. Contact Sally Kram at Kram@Consortium.org to help.

Questions? Contact Sally Kram at Kram@Consortium.org