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.


  • Chaverim,  Soon the High Holiday season will be upon us. To prepare for the holidays, we begin including blasts of the shofar and a special Psalm in our daily service on Rosh Chodesh Elul. But these additions by themselves are not the actual preparation; rather, they remind us we need to begin the process of atonement that makes these days meaningful. Similarly, this annual letter in and of itself does not help us prepare for the holidays; it simply helps make the holiday season logistically smoother so we can keep our focus on creating meaning. Please complete registration online by Monday, September 12, to aid in our preparations. High Holiday Registration High Holiday Schedule The registration form also has options to include your name in our holiday greeting card, purchase memorial plaques, and dedicate mahzorim. Please also complete the following forms as needed: Family & Youth Services/BabysittingHigh Holiday ParticipationBook of Remembrance 5783Home HospitalityLulav & Etrog Order FormWomen’s Network Membership Form Please also review our COVID-19 health and safety rules for the High Holidays. Please note, these requirements may change based on conditions as the dates draw closer; we thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation to ensure the health and safety of our community. We also want to highlight a few dates coming up before the Holidays: Machzorim will be available for members who will be joining the services via Livestream. These will be available for pickup at TI on Sunday, Sept. 11, 4-5:30 pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4-6 pm. Selichot will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30 pm at Tikvat Israel. We will partner with Kehillat Shalom, Shaare Tefila, and B’nai Shalom of Olney in-person and via Livestream. Community Memorial Services will be at Garden of Remembrance (Clarksburg) on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 pm, and at Judean Memorial Gardens (Olney) on Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:30 am.  High Holiday tickets for those who register, and other important holiday information, will be mailed to all members in good standing and pre-registered guests. If you have any questions about your membership, please contact the Synagogue office.  We wish you and your family shana tova u’metukah – a sweet new year filled with health and prosperity!  

  • In an annual outing run by the Women’s Network, 40 members of a Tikvat Israel contingent cheered on the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Fathers’ Day. The win on a comfortable day in the mid-70s, broke a week-long losing streak by the Nats. TI was recognized on the giant outfield scoreboard in the 5th inning. The event was organized by Rebecca Salon. (Photos by Anna Levy and Bruce Goldin)

  • Rabbi Marc Israel and Warren Berger Eighteen congregants gathered at Tikvat Israel at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, May  27, 2022 to witness Rabbi Israel’s signing of an 8-year contract with Tikvat Israel. Those in attendance included contract committee members Larry Gorban, Betty Fishman and Marvin Waldman. The signing with congregation president Warren Berger was followed by a celebratory toast and light snacks and a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service.

  • Tikvat Israel’s Annual Concert: Kol B’Seder and Honoring Jim Perlmutter Blue Diamond Irving Cohen Diamond Betty & Clifford Fishman Tami & Sam Gilston Paula & Marvin Kasper Maxine & James Perlmutter Ruby Gail & Alan Fields Bobbi & Larry Gorban Barbara Katz Nancy & Jonathan Solomon Emerald Martie Adelman & Marc Schneider Debby Berlyne & Danny Bachman Janis & David Becker Arlene & Warren Berger Elyse & Jeff Bernstein Shirley & Jules Bowen Carol Chelemer Ellen & Sherman Eisner Abbey Frank & Rabbi Marc Israel Melanie Grishman Roberta & Manny Helzner Cantor Rochelle Helzner & Family Amy & Daniel Matathias Nancy & Rodney Matheson Gale & Marc Pressman Jane & Michael Rosenthal Fortuna & Steven Scheige Hilda Springer Rhea Stein Rena & Pepe Strauss Sue & Howard Wilchins  Sapphire Deborah & Michael Amster Melissa Apter & Avi Bardack Susan & Alan Apter Janice & Bob Balin Felicia & Dan Black Miriam & Stephen Cole Denise & Howard Dickenson Aaron Fineman Rebecca Salon & Jay Goldman Irene & Alan Grant  Marian & Lincoln Hallen and Elaine Weinstein Sara Harris Naomi & Harvey Kaplan Rosalyn & Ted Kram Debra & Jason Levine Stephen Raucher Amy Sanders Lois & Neil Sbar Celia & Leonard Schuchman Sandra & Gene Sheskin Ellen & Jeff Smith Beth & Richard Smith Judith & Marvin Waldman Debbie Yanoff Joan & Andrew Zuckerman Pearl Karen & Micheal Cohen Esther & Paul Bardack Lynne & Ira Benzion Brenda & Keith Brooks Rosemarie & Howard Chernoff Ellen & Mark Diamond Jackie, Andy, Alexxis & Jeremy Fields Nancy Goldberg & Bryan Benesch Bruce Goldin Marjie & Lawrence Haas Ellen & David Kaminow Marie & Fred Kaplowitz Leilani Lansing Sandra & Larry Levine Suzy & Sol Levy Joan Margolies Ron Rabin Linda & Edward Silverstein Roni & Bob Silverstein Roberta & Ken Small & entire Small family Cheryl Horowitz Troy

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Membership Renewal

COVID-19 Guidelines
For the latest on our response to COVID-19 and our health and safety measures, click HERE.

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

For information on how to make your computer Shabbat friendly read here.

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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.

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

Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv
Every Friday at 6:00 pm
In-person and via StreamSpot

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

Communal Ma’ariv/Havdalah
Digital Davening via Zoom

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Times


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.

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