Tikvat Israel Congregation

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

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  • Please join us on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6:45 pm for a special Rhythm and Ruach Havdalah program with Auntie A. We will enjoy songs and prayers together as we end Shabbat and begin a new week. To coincide with PJ Havdalah, we will be collecting new pajamas and socks in the TI Lobby to donate the week of our program.

  • Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as they tackle the complex issues of Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the role of religion in America. “The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America – Can we talk about them? We can, and we do” will provide a unique perspective on these sensitive topics and offer the chance for meaningful dialogue. Don’t miss this important event – register now!

  • You won’t have jet lag after this program! Tikvat Israel joins the Sisterhoods of Beth Zion Congregation (Montreal), Israel Center of Conservative Judaism (Queens, NY), Shaare Zion Beth El (Montreal), Temple Beth Ahm (Aberdeen, NJ), and B’nai Israel (Rockville, MD). Presented by Stephanie Paul and Karen Reb Rudel. RSVP

  • Join Rabbi Marc IsraelWednesdays, January 18 & 25February 8, 15, 228:00 pm, on Zoom, following minyan While many prayers in our siddur date back to the time of the Mishnah (200 CE), there have been subtle – and not so subtle – changes to the precise wording over the years. During these sessions, we will learn how previous generations have adapted the language of the siddur in the past and discuss the challenges of balancing our reverence for tradition with our desire for the siddur to speak in ALL of our voices. As part of this course, we will examine and explain Tikvat Israel’s current practices; Participants will also be encouraged to raise issues for us to consider in the future. 

  • HELP PREPARE DINNER FOR STEPPING STONES! Wednesday, February 1, 2023Drop-off at TI: 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. TI will again be providing dinner for residents of the Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville (Feb. 1). A total of 8 volunteers are needed. Our kid-friendly meal includes baked cornflake-coated chicken, rice pilaf, green beans and individual applesauce cups. Please use SignUp Genius if interested in participating. A link within SignUp Genius will take you to the recipes. Food items must be dropped off at the TI parking lot 4:30 – 4:45 p.m., Feb. 1, for delivery to the shelter. THANK YOU! Sign Up

High Holidays 5783 Schedule & Information

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.

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:

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!