Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

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


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
7:30 pm     Seudah Shlishit (light meal)
8:00 pm   Pre-Tikkun Study Sessions, till 9:15 pm
9:15 pm    Ma’ariv Service, with Kiddush and motzi
9:45 pm    Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Sessions, continuing till as late as participants wish
 [Candle Lighting: 9:19 pm]

Sunday, June 5
9:30 am     Preliminary Service (lay-led)
10: 00 am Yom Tov Services (including Megillat Ruth). 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 and Ma’ariv Services
[Candle Lighting: 9:20 pm]

Monday, June 6
9:30 am    Preliminary Service (lay-led)
10:00 am  Yom Tov Services (including Yizkor)
7:30 pm    Mincha Service
9:15 pm     Ma’ariv Service   [Chag ends 9:16 pm]