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

Delivering a Memorable Message

  • Posted on January 8, 2016

More than two dozen Tikvat Israel members are learning the rudiments of delivering a spellbinding D’var Torah during a four-session workshop led by Rabbi Benjamin (more…)

Library Committee Up and Running

  • Posted on December 28, 2015

If you are a professional librarian, have worked or volunteered in a library, or even if you just love libraries, please consider joining the library (more…)

Board Meeting Dec. 28

  • Posted on December 24, 2015

The December meeting of the TI Board of Directors will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, in the Flax Library. All congregants (more…)

Congregants Elect Five to Two-Year Board Terms

  • Posted on December 21, 2015

Members of Tikvat Israel elected five members to the synagogue’s board of directors at a congregational meeting Sunday morning, Dec. 20. Three dozen attendees approved (more…)

She Plants a Seed

  • Posted on December 18, 2015

Area Sisterhood groups convened at Har Shalom in Potomac on December 16 for a Torah fund dinner, and one of the TI representatives on hand (more…)

Cantor, in a Fitting Persona, Rocks the Hall in Concert

  • Posted on December 17, 2015

Rochelle Helzner, backed by the five-piece Mark Novak Band, rocked the rafters of Tikvat Israel’s social hall on Sunday, Dec. 13, during a concert billed (more…)

Cantor, in a Fitting Persona, Rocks the Hall in Concert

  • Posted on December 14, 2015

Rochelle Helzner, backed by the five-piece Mark Novak Band, rocked the rafters of Tikvat Israel’s social hall on Sunday, Dec. 13, during a concert billed (more…)

Members to Vote on Five Synagogue Board Positions Dec. 20

  • Posted on December 14, 2015

Members of Tikvat Israel will fill five available berths on the Tikvat Israel Board of Directors at a congregational meeting on Dec. 20. Three of (more…)

Manna Food Supported by Concert Goers

  • Posted on December 14, 2015

Those attending the annual Cantor’s Concert at Tikvat Israel on Dec. 13 contributed food stuffs generously to support the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg. The (more…)

Manna Food Drive on December 13 before Cantor’s concert

  • Posted on December 8, 2015

You can do an important mitzvah right before the Cantor’s concert starts on Sunday, December 13. Please drop a bag of food at our collection (more…)