Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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

Congregants Deliver Passover Supplies

Passover delivery volunteers included (from left) Jeremy Schiffer, Moira Green and Jaime Smith. (Photo by Leon Green)

Eight members of Tikvat Israel farmed out across the area on March 25 to deliver Passover supplies to 30 elderly Jews in need, enabling them to observe the holiday. 

TI and other shuls participated in Project HOPE 2018, which is cosponsored each year by B’nai Brith and the Jewish Social Services Agency. The two organizations raise money and buy the foodstuffs for about 500 “baskets,” or shopping bags, loaded with seder items.

Students from the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville assembled the bags, which included an array of non-perishable Passover foods (matzoh, matzoh meal, matzoh ball soup, horseradish and Concord grape wine).

The volunteer delivery people from TI were Muriel Asher, Lynne Benzion, Bobbi Cohen, Marcelle Copaken, Marsha Fabel, Jaime Smith, Hilda Springer and the Schiffer-Werner family.

Moira and Leon Green again coordinated the annual mitzvah opportunity at TI.