Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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

Welcome to Tikvat Israel

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


 

Tikvat Israel Congregation is a place where you and your family will become enriched through friendship, prayer and mitzvot.

News

Tikvat Israel Bulletin

B’Yachad Community Religious School and Youth Programming

Volunteer Opportunities

Creativity Flourishes In The Time Of Covid

Welcome to Tikvat Israel's virtual gallery entitled "Creativity Flourishes In The Time Of Covid." This gallery is to inspire and entertain. Click the image below to view the gallery.We Are All Interwoven
by Shirley Waxman

Your Guide to the 5782 High Holidays and Fall Chagim at Tikvat Israel

Our High Holiday services will take place in-person in our social hall, those attending must be vaccinated and masked. An online option will be available for all services held indoors.

We know that conditions are constantly changing, and we will update you through emails and B'kesher of changes that are made.

Your Guide to Yom Kippur can be found HERE.

We are pleased to once again offer Yom Kippur "Side Trip" learning sessions beginning at 1:00 pm during the afternoon break, in-person on the back patio and via Zoom. Participation via Zoom will not be interactive, and the camera will be set only on the discussion leader.
1:00 pm: Ron Rabin – Psalms 27 and 32, A Conversation
1:45 pm: Debbie Amster – Think Jewishly, Act Locally (handout 1handout 2)
2:30 pm: Richard Lederman – So What Is Teshuvah Anyway? (handout)
3:15 pm: Debby Berlyne – Sacrifices in Ancient Times and COVID Times
4:00 pm: Jeff Smith – Yom Kippur, a Liturgical Journey....   ....Why We Pray All Day
The Book of Remembrance can be viewed HERE.

Tikvat Israel 2021/5782 High Holiday COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements can be found HERE.

Tikvat Israel Shabbat and Holiday Services are now being live streamed.

Read more about it here.
For information on how to make your computer Shabbat friendly read here.

To access services click the image below.

Daily Services

Sunday Morning Minyan (9:00 am)
In-Person and Digital Davening via Zoom

Monday–Friday Morning Minyan (8:00 am) 
Digital Davening via Zoom
Join us for on-line Shacharit service Sunday–Friday morning. 


Sunday–Thursday Evening Minyan (7:30 pm)
Digital Davening via Zoom
Join us for on-line Mincha and Ma’ariv Sunday–Thursday Evening

Weekly Mishnah Study with Rabbi Marc Israel via Zoom
Friday 9:00 am (provide your own nosh!)

Digital services and study are on the Zoom Conference platform. 

A donation after prayer can be made here, please note that it is tzedekah so we can direct your donation to our tzedekah fund.

We now have one link for all of our services and public programs. Email office@tikvatisrael.org to obtain login information or phone instructions or refer to your B’Kesher.

Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv
Every Friday at 6:00 pm Digital Davening via Zoom

Join us for a virtual Friday night service with lots of spirited singing!

This service is on the Zoom Conference platform. 
We now have one link for all of our services and public programs. Email office@tikvatisrael.org to obtain login information or phone instructions or refer to your B’Kesher.

Communal Ma’ariv/Havdalah
Digital Davening via Zoom

Let’s end Shabbat the way we began it – with beautiful singing together!

We now have one link for all of our services and public programs. Email office@tikvatisrael.org to obtain login information or phone instructions or refer to your B’Kesher.

Educational and Connection Opportunities Through Tikvat Israel

YOGA WITH SARAH FISHMAN
Thursdays from 4:00 -5:15 pm (join at 3:40 pm to visit with everyone)
Sarah’s popular in-person class has moved on-line and newcomers are welcome. This class will start the session around 3:40 pm so that we can see each other’s faces and connect. Email Sarah Fishman namastesarah@gmail.com to get the link for the class and for payment details.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Times

Eruv

In partnership with Kehilat Pardes in Aspen Hill, Tikvat Israel works to maintain an Eruv around the community with the help of volunteers from the membership. The Eruv is under the supervision of Rabbi Uri Topolosky, as advised by Rabbi Yaakov Love, a Dayan in Passaic, NJ. The Eruv is checked every week.
More information and a map visit here.