Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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

High Holidays

The High Holidays refers to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year. For nearly twenty-six hours—from several minutes before sunset on 9 Tishrei to after nightfall on 10 Tishrei— we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations.

Rosh Hashanah 5782/2021

On Saturday Evening, August 28, 8:45 pm Tikvat Israel will partner with Kehillat Shalom, Shaare Tefila, and B’nai Shalom of Olney for Selichot via Zoom. Prior to the service, we will have an opportunity to hear a presentation by Laura Shaw Frank, director, Contemporary Jewish Life at the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 6, 6:00 pm – Minchah/Opening Blasts of Shofar/Ma’ariv for Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, Day I
Tuesday, September 7, 9:30 am – Morning Services
Tuesday, September 7, 10:00 am – Family Service for Young Children
Tuesday, September 7, 4:30 pm – Mincha
Tuesday, September 7, 5:00 pm – Tashlich at the Bridge
Tuesday, September 7, 6:00 pm – Ma’ariv
Tuesday, September 7, 8:12 pm – Candle lighting
Rosh Hashanah Day II
Wednesday, September 8, 9:30 am – Morning Services 
Wednesday, September 8, 7:15 pm – Minchah/Ma’ariv


Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 
Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 pm – Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur Day 
Thursday, September 16, 9:30 am – Morning Services (NOTE: Yizkor will be at 5:00 pm)
Thursday, September 16 – 10:00 am – Family Service for Young Children
Thursday, September 16, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Study Sessions (See separate schedule for sessions)
Thursday, September 16, 5:00 pm – Mincha, Yizkor, Neilah
Thursday, September 16, 5:00 pm – Ma’ariv, Havdalah, Shofar Blowing at 7:45 pm

Notes: Annual Memorial at Judean Memorial Gardens: Rabbi Israel will be at Judean Memorial Gardens on Sunday, September 12, from 10:30 am