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

News

Adult Jewish Learning with Tikvat Israel

  • Posted on October 26, 2022

Dear Friends, Today we enter into month of MarCheshvan, the only month in the Hebrew calendar which has no special characteristics. This is a great (more…)

Sukkot & Simchat Torah Schedule

  • Posted on October 5, 2022

Join us in person and online as we celebrate the Festival of Booths! If you ordered a lulav and etrog, please contact the TI office (more…)

High Holidays 5783 Schedule & Information

  • Posted on August 30, 2022

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 (more…)

Annual Women’s Network Washington Nationals Outing

  • Posted on June 21, 2022

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 (more…)

Rabbi Signs Contract

  • Posted on May 31, 2022

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 (more…)

Many Thanks To our Generous Concert Sponsors

  • Posted on May 2, 2022

Tikvat Israel’s Annual Concert: Kol B’Seder and Honoring Jim Perlmutter Blue Diamond Irving Cohen Diamond Betty & Clifford Fishman Tami & Sam Gilston Paula & (more…)

Musical Act Kol B’Seder to Stage May Concert at Tikvat Israel

  • Posted on March 9, 2022

Tikvat Israel will host a concert in the social hall with long-running musical recording artists Kol B’Seder at 7:30  p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The (more…)

CHANGES

  • Posted on March 3, 2022

Covid and Halacha: The Next Great Evolution for Synagogues?Rabbi Israel’s Classes Held in January and February 2022 Over the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we were forced to make numerous (more…)

Tikvat Israel Congregation Presents: Donald Davis Live-Streamed & Live In-Person

  • Posted on November 15, 2021

Master Storyteller Donald Davis ~ How They Linger: Stories of People Who Will Never be ForgottenSunday, November 21, 4:00 pm EST Donald Davis is America’s most illustrious (more…)

Grab a New Title in TI’s New Little Library

  • Posted on November 8, 2021

There’s a new structure at the driveway entrance to our synagogue where congregants and community members can pick up some new reading. Jonathan Lantner, with (more…)