Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Friendly, Participatory, Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Where everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn

Tikvat Israel’s congregants are caring, creative, broad-minded, unpretentious, and eager to learn. Some are steeped in Jewish learning; others are discovering the beauty and richness of Judaism. Some come from traditional religious backgrounds; others grew up in non-observant homes. Some are Jews by choice; others are part of interfaith families.

Together we are united in the common desire to belong to a congregation where community means friendship, religious practice means spiritual inspiration and young and old alike are united in their search for personal growth and discovery.

Whether you are a guest, newcomer or simply curious about our community, we invite you to come visit and see what we’re all about.

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What’s New at TI

  • Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments: June 2

    There will be a KSI pre-service reception honoring outgoing Women’s Network President, Janice Balin. The reception will be at 5:15 pm with services at 6 pm.Contributions to the Women’s Network are always appreciated. Donations for the pre-service reception can be made through ShulCloud. Please note WN KSI honoring Janice Balin. Those wishing to contribute their time can help with food preparation, set-up or clean-up and should contact Amy Matathias. To assist us in planning please RSVP. RSVP

  • Young Families Shabbat Dinner: Friday, June 9

    Bring in Shabbat with family and friends from the Early Childhood Center and Tikvat Israel. Rabbi Israel will lead us in a child-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dinner.  This event is organized by the EFN. Cost is $18 per family. Please register by Wednesday, June 7.

  • Netivot: TI’s New Religious School!

    Enrollment is now open for Netivot, Tikvat Israel’s K-1 religious school! New for the 2023-2024 school year, Kindergarten and First grade students will meet at Tikvat Israel on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM. Families who register by June 30, 2023 will have the $50/child deposit applied to tuition. Synagogue membership is not required. Learn more about how our program makes ancient tradition relevant for the lives of our 21st century American Jewish children by clicking the link below. Learn More

  • TI Bike Collection: Sunday, June 4

    TI will host a collection of used bicycles in the TI parking lot on Sunday, June 4, from 10 am to 1 pm, in cooperation with Bikes for the World. Bikes are donated, both domestically and internationally, mostly to Africa, Central America and South Asia. You can read about the impact of the program at bikesfortheworld.org. We will be collecting: Any serviceable complete (or nearly-complete) bicycle, adult or children’s, accompanied by a suggested minimum $10 per bike donation to defray a share of the costsFlat tires or a missing seat or pedal matter little. They also accept tandems, recumbents, adult tricycles, and trail-a-bikes, They welcome children’s bikes because they get children to school, and servicing a kid’s bike overseas generates mechanic employment just as an adult bike doesUsable bicycle SPARE PARTS and components, including tubes, tires, wheels, chains, pedals, saddles, cables, and mountain bike handlebars (but not “drop” handlebars).Usable bicycle accessories, including helmets, pumps, locks, gloves, chains (for locks), bicycle books and manuals, and hand tools including general tools such as wrenches and screw drivers.

Coming Events


In partnership with Kehilat Pardes in Aspen Hill, TI volunteers maintain an Eruv around the our community. The Eruv is under the supervision of Rabbi Uri Topolosky, as advised by Rabbi Yaakov Love, a Dayan in Passaic, NJ, and is checked weekly.
Click here for a map and additional information.

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