Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland


5780 / 2020
5th of Sivan – 7th of Sivan 
Thursday evening, May 28 – Saturday, May 30

Shavuot is the season of the giving of the Torah. Shavuot is one of three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance, the other two being Pesach and Sukkot. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and it is therefore known as Chag ha-Bikkurim (“the Festival of the First Fruits”). And, of course, Shavuot is also referred to as Z’man Matan Toreteinu (“the time of the giving of our Torah”). Our tradition was deliberate in not calling it “the time of the receiving of the Torah,” for the Torah must be received every day.

In keeping with tradition, Tikvat Israel will observe the holiday with prayer, study, and celebration throughout. Join us for our annual Tikkun Leyl Shavuot—the Kabbalistic custom of studying Torah late into the night—on the first night of Shavuot. Come, participate, learn and enjoy!

Thursday, May 28
8:00 am – Weekday Shacharit (Zoom)
8:00 pm – Weekday Mincha (Zoom)
8:08 pm – Candle lighting
8:10 pm – Pre-Tikkun Learning Session (Zoom)
8:50 pm – Yomtov Ma’ariv (Zoom)
9:00 pm – Rabbinical Assembly (RA) Tikkun Begins (on YouTube – details and link below)

Friday, May 29
7:10 am – Rabbi Israel teaching on Rabbinical Assembly (RA) Tikkun Leil Shavuot (details below)
10:00 am – Yomtov Services (Stream)
6:00 pm – Yomtov Mincha/Ma’ariv (Stream)
8:09 pm – Candle lighting

Saturday, May 30
10:00 am – Shabbat and Yomtov Services (Stream)
11:15 am – Yizkor (approximate time) (Stream – part of Yomtov Services)
9:15 pm – Ma’ariv/Havdalah (Zoom)

Rabbinical Assembly (RA)
Schedule for our Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah from Coast to Coast

We are excited to announce our full lineup and schedule for our Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah from Coast to Coast, Thursday, May 28, 9 pm EDT – Friday, May 29, 9 am EDT.

We are thrilled to feature some of our most insightful and inspiring teachers from around the Western Hemisphere. The stream will be available on our YouTube Live page.

 We are also pleased to make available a full library of prerecorded sessions and study guides from this list of master teachers.