Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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


5781 / 2021
5th of Sivan – 7th of Sivan 
Sunday, evening, May 16 – Tuesday, May 18

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!

Sunday, May 16
8:00 am – Weekday Shacharit (Zoom)
8:00 pm – Weekday Mincha (Zoom)
7:58 pm – Candle lighting
8:40 pm – Yomtov Ma’ariv (Zoom)
9:00 pm – Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Monday, May 17
10:00 am – Yomtov Services (Stream)
6:00 pm – Yomtov Mincha/Ma’ariv (Stream)
9:03 pm – Candle lighting

Tuesday, May 18
10:00 am – Yomtov Services (Stream)
11:15 am – Yizkor (approximate time) (Stream – part of Yomtov Services)
9:05 pm – Ma’ariv/Havdalah (Zoom)