Tikvat Israel Congregation

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

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  • Side Trips are Tikvat Israel’s classes delving into relevant topics during the High Holidays. No registration is required and they are open to everyone who is interested. New for this year we have a Side Trip scheduled on the evening of Kol Nidre, presented by Debby Berlyne. Below is this year’s schedule: Kol Nidre TimePresenterTitle7:15-7:55 pmDebby BerlyneKol Nidre themes: applying them on Yom Kippur and throughout the year Yom Kippur TimePresenterTitle12:00-12:50 pmPaul KutnerRecalling the Covenant: What is our part of this deal?Pleaase bring your Machzor to this Side Trip1:10-2:00 pmRichard LedermanWhy Fast?2:10-3:00 pmCliff FishmanHow (not) to apologize, and are we required to forgive?3:10-4:00 pmRon RabinIsaiah 57: why do the righteous perish?4:30-4:45 pmAdina SchwartzReverse Side Trip: Traditional Reading of the Book of Yonah5:30-6:30 pmAlana SuskinThe Book of Jonah: The future is not finished

  • 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. High Holiday Registration High Holiday Schedule 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: Family & Youth Services/BabysittingHigh Holiday ParticipationBook of Remembrance 5783Home HospitalityLulav & Etrog Order FormWomen’s Network Membership Form 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!  

  • 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 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Fathers’ Day. The win on a comfortable day in the mid-70s, broke a week-long losing streak by the Nats. TI was recognized on the giant outfield scoreboard in the 5th inning. The event was organized by Rebecca Salon. (Photos by Anna Levy and Bruce Goldin)

  • Rabbi Marc Israel and Warren Berger 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 Israel. Those in attendance included contract committee members Larry Gorban, Betty Fishman and Marvin Waldman. The signing with congregation president Warren Berger was followed by a celebratory toast and light snacks and a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service.

  • Tikvat Israel’s Annual Concert: Kol B’Seder and Honoring Jim Perlmutter Blue Diamond Irving Cohen Diamond Betty & Clifford Fishman Tami & Sam Gilston Paula & Marvin Kasper Maxine & James Perlmutter Ruby Gail & Alan Fields Bobbi & Larry Gorban Barbara Katz Nancy & Jonathan Solomon Emerald Martie Adelman & Marc Schneider Debby Berlyne & Danny Bachman Janis & David Becker Arlene & Warren Berger Elyse & Jeff Bernstein Shirley & Jules Bowen Carol Chelemer Ellen & Sherman Eisner Abbey Frank & Rabbi Marc Israel Melanie Grishman Roberta & Manny Helzner Cantor Rochelle Helzner & Family Amy & Daniel Matathias Nancy & Rodney Matheson Gale & Marc Pressman Jane & Michael Rosenthal Fortuna & Steven Scheige Hilda Springer Rhea Stein Rena & Pepe Strauss Sue & Howard Wilchins  Sapphire Deborah & Michael Amster Melissa Apter & Avi Bardack Susan & Alan Apter Janice & Bob Balin Felicia & Dan Black Miriam & Stephen Cole Denise & Howard Dickenson Aaron Fineman Rebecca Salon & Jay Goldman Irene & Alan Grant  Marian & Lincoln Hallen and Elaine Weinstein Sara Harris Naomi & Harvey Kaplan Rosalyn & Ted Kram Debra & Jason Levine Stephen Raucher Amy Sanders Lois & Neil Sbar Celia & Leonard Schuchman Sandra & Gene Sheskin Ellen & Jeff Smith Beth & Richard Smith Judith & Marvin Waldman Debbie Yanoff Joan & Andrew Zuckerman Pearl Karen & Micheal Cohen Esther & Paul Bardack Lynne & Ira Benzion Brenda & Keith Brooks Rosemarie & Howard Chernoff Ellen & Mark Diamond Jackie, Andy, Alexxis & Jeremy Fields Nancy Goldberg & Bryan Benesch Bruce Goldin Marjie & Lawrence Haas Ellen & David Kaminow Marie & Fred Kaplowitz Leilani Lansing Sandra & Larry Levine Suzy & Sol Levy Joan Margolies Ron Rabin Linda & Edward Silverstein Roni & Bob Silverstein Roberta & Ken Small & entire Small family Cheryl Horowitz Troy


In Solidarity With Israel

  • Posted on October 21, 2015

More than 50 members of the Tikvat Israel community gathered to show their solidarity with Israel in response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks. (more…)

Blessing of the Animals

  • Posted on October 20, 2015

Congregants joined parents and students from Atid Learning Center on Sunday morning to honor our pets. We read part of Parshat Bereishit, said a bracha for (more…)

Agenda Set for TI Board’s October Meeting

  • Posted on October 19, 2015

The synagogue’s board of directors will meet at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Flax Library. Jim Perlmutter will chair the meeting for President Melanie (more…)

Women’s Network Holds Annual Tea Event

  • Posted on October 19, 2015

The Women’s Network of Tikvat Israel met at the home of Shelly Goldin for its annual membership tea. The TI Women’s Network is part of (more…)

Community Events Attended

  • Posted on October 13, 2015

Tikvat Israel membership committee representatives attended two major events in Olney. These events were coordinated under the leadership of Fred Wagner and Michele Eisenberg. On Sunday, Oct. (more…)

Women’s Network Hosts Annual Tea

  • Posted on October 13, 2015

Women’s Network will hold their annual Membership Tea at the home of Shelly Goldin, beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 18. Come and learn what the (more…)

Folk Music Concert Oct. 18

  • Posted on October 8, 2015

Tikvat Israel and FOCUS have agreed to a partnership to bring folk music concerts to Tikvat Israel and the Montgomery County community. FOCUS is a (more…)

Atid Students Learn About Sukkot

  • Posted on September 30, 2015

  Atid Learning Center students filed into the synagogue’s sukkah on Sept. 27 with their freshly made artwork as adult volunteers at Tikvat Israel finished (more…)

Sukkah Building, Part II

  • Posted on September 27, 2015

Tikvat Israel’s sukkah has been completed. Day 2 of sukkah construction, led by Alan Apter and his crew, added the s’chach (roof) and lighting. The Atid (more…)

Another Successful Food Drive

  • Posted on September 27, 2015

An annual custom at Tikvat Israel during the High Holidays is the collection of non-perishable food and baking products donated by congregants for the less (more…)