Tikvat Israel Congregation

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


Fresh Farm Produce Delivered to Our Shul’s Lobby

  • Posted on November 11, 2020

Tikvat Israel serves as a pickup site for a community supported agriculture program that provides fresh produce through much of the year. The CSA fall (more…)

Promoting Our Cultural Diversity Through Artwork By Avy Ashery

  • Posted on October 28, 2020

In these days of cultural diversity, many Jews are eager to learn about other ethnic/religious groups and their cultural expressions—music, visual arts, dance, food origins, (more…)

Global Audience for Rabbi’s Sermons, Cantor’s Chants

  • Posted on October 23, 2020

Tikvat Israel’s religious services on the High Holy Days carried a worldwide reach. The data collected from the synagogue’s livestreaming equipment showed 518 households logged (more…)

The Little Sukkah That Could

  • Posted on October 7, 2020

Covid-19 prevented us from building and enjoying a congregational sukkah on our back patio this year, but one intrepid Tikvat Israel ECC faculty member, Menuhah (more…)

Shofar Blowing Lessons

  • Posted on August 25, 2020

Sam Gilston lead the first of two workshops on how to blow a shofar. The first session held Sunday, August 23 included an explanation on the rituals (more…)

Live, Loud and in Color … But from an Empty Shul

  • Posted on July 9, 2020

By Jay P. Goldman, Tikvat Israel Bulletin Editor When Cantor Helzner stepped to the bima precisely at 10 a.m. on May 9 and offered a (more…)

Through a Photographer’s Lens: Learning to See

  • Posted on July 6, 2020

By Larry Marc Levine We live in difficult times. Things will improve. In the meantime, people have come up with some creative ways to deal (more…)

Hamlisch Theme Performed by Cantor in Concert Spotlighting Brill Building

  • Posted on June 2, 2020

Cantor Rochelle Helzner performed a Marvin Hamlisch composition, “’Cause I Believe in Loving,” in a virtual concert May 31 titled “Blue Suede Jews” that involved (more…)

Document Shredding Set for June 7

  • Posted on May 27, 2020

Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville will hold a document shredding event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. A commercial recycling firm (more…)

Women’s Network Zoom Program Featured Shirley Waxman

  • Posted on May 19, 2020

On Sunday May 17, 2020 the Women’s Network hosted a Zoom Program presented by Tikvat Israel’s own renowned fiber artist Shirley Waxman. Seventeen women logged onto (more…)