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

Israeli Film Festival

Two Israeli films – “All I Can Do,” a drama, and “Plan A,” a historical thriller – will be screened at Tikvat Israel on consecutive Saturday evenings, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, respectively. Both viewings begin at 7:45 p.m. in the sanctuary.

“All I Can Do,” produced in 2022, tells the story of a young prosecutor who takes over a sexual assault case based on the sole testimony of Efrat, a rebellious yet fragile victim who lives with her wild female partner. The prosecutor Reut is reluctant, but as the trial progresses and Efrat collapses, Reut learns the true nature of strength, love and sisterhood. The film runs about 90 minutes.

“Plan A,” produced in 2021, follows a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors in 1945 who planned to poison the water system in Germany. The film captures the dangerous and bold secret operation. Viewing time is one hour and 49 minutes.

Group discussion will follow each film with a dessert reception taking place in the social hall.