Tikvat Israel Congregation

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


5782 / 2022
6th of Sivan – 7th of Sivan 
Saturday, evening, June 4 – Monday, June 6

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!

Saturday, June 4
7:00 pm    Shabbat Mincha Service (in-person and livestream)
7:45 pm     Seudah Shlishit (light meal)
8:15 pm   Pre-Tikkun Study Sessions, till 9:15 pm pm Rabbi Marc Israel – “The Meaning of Pro-Life in Judaism
9:15 pm    Ma’ariv Service, with Kiddush and motzi (in-person and livestream)
9:45 pm    Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Sessions
9:45 pm    Session 1: Ellie Schwartz – “Judaism and Abortion”
10:30 pm   Session 2: Rob Podolsky -“10 Plagues, 10 Commandments”
11:15 pm Break
11:30 pm Session 3: Rabbi Alana Suskin – “Why Was Torah Given in the Desert”
12:15 pm Session 4: Eliana Mannes – “Torah and Public Policy”
1:00 pm    Conclude

 [Candle Lighting: 9:19 pm]

Sunday, June 5
9:30 am     Preliminary Service (lay-led) (in-person)
10: 00 am Yom Tov Services (including Megillat Ruth). (in-person and livestream) Bring fruits in baskets; your Bikkurim will be placed on the bimah during the service, and fruit will later be donated to Manna. Kiddush following services
5:30 pm     Picnic held outside (weather permitting). Details to follow
5:45 pm     Children’s program with Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach’s Auntie A
6:15 pm     The Ice Cream Truck arrives!
7:00 pm    Mincha (including Yizkor) and Ma’ariv Services (in-person and livestream)
[Candle Lighting: 9:20 pm]

Monday, June 6
9:30 am    Preliminary Service (lay-led) (in-person)
10:00 am  Yom Tov Services (including Yizkor) (in-person and livestream)
9:15 pm     Ma’ariv Service (via Zoom)   [Chag ends 9:16 pm]

Full Shavuot 2022 Details Here