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


TI Teen Selected for Leadership Role on USY’s International Board

  • Posted on February 6, 2014

Micah Cowan was selected by United Synagogue Youth’s International Executive Board to serve a one-year term on the international board as a member of the (more…)

Longtime Tikvat Israel Member Contributes Dvar Torah Column to Washington Jewish Week

  • Posted on January 9, 2014

Washington Jewish Week editors selected longtime Tikvat Israel congregant Arlene Berger to contribute the Dvar Torah commentary for the newspaper’s Jan. 9 edition. Rabbah Berger (more…)

Seven to Join Synagogue’s Board of Directors at Critical Stage

  • Posted on December 25, 2013

Members of Tikvat Israel will be able to fill seven seats on the synagogue’s board of directors at a congregational meeting on Sunday, Jan. 19 (more…)

Five Congregants Perform at White House in Hanukkah Show

  • Posted on December 8, 2013

Five members of Congregation Tikvat Israel recently paid a visit to the corridors of power when they were part of a performance Dec. 5 by (more…)

Encounters with People and Places: Our Congregational Trip to Israel

  • Posted on November 19, 2013

By Carol Chelemer and Steve Raucher As our band of 22 prepared to travel to Israel this fall, we were constantly advised to use all (more…)

TI Teen Studies Civil Rights During Southern Sojourn

  • Posted on April 9, 2013

Editor’s Note:  Shayna Solomon, daughter of Nancy and Jonathan Solomon and a first-year student at Dickinson College, was an invited participant in the Faith and (more…)

Tikvat’s Hoopsters Reach New Heights With Four Victories

  • Posted on April 9, 2013

The Tikvat Israel men’s basketball team had its best season in years by finishing the 2013 regular season with four wins and five losses, good (more…)

Passover Hospitality at TI Means Matching Seder Hosts With Guests

  • Posted on February 14, 2013

“All who are hungry, let them come and eat” is not just something we read in the Haggadah once a year.  It is said Abraham and (more…)

TI Basketball Jumps Out to Two Early Wins in Synagogue League

  • Posted on January 23, 2013

The Tikvat Israel men’s basketball team has opened the 2013 season with victories in two of its first three games in the Montgomery County Synagogue (more…)

Angie Hersh

  • Posted on February 26, 2009

At the center of Tikvat Israel’s commerce, you’ll find Angie Hersh, manager of the Judaica Shop for the past three years. It’s an all-consuming volunteer (more…)