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Apr 28, 2014
TI Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM

May 3, 2014
Boker Ohr Service
9:15 AM

May 9, 2014
Community Shabbat Dinner
7:30 PM

May 16, 2014
Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments
6:30 PM

May 18, 2014
Truck Touch and Marketplace
11:00 AM

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Tikvat Israel…
A Friendly, Participatory, and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD
At Tikvat Israel we appreciate the great diversity of backgrounds that make up the Jewish community today.

Our congregation includes not only people steeped in Jewish experience and training, but also those just discovering the beauty and richness of Judaism. Some come from traditional religious backgrounds; others grew up in non-observant homes. Some are Jews by choice; others are part of interfaith families.

Together we are united in the common desire to belong to a congregation where community means friendship, where religious practice means spiritual inspiration, and where education for young and old means personal growth and discovery.

Tikvat Israel is a place where you and your family will become enriched through friendship, prayer, and mitzvot.

This year's Cantor's Concert at Tikvat Israel delivered 90 minutes of musical and literary fun, tying together beautiful music and touching personal stories delivered by a half dozen story tellers. Titled "Tales of the Unleavened," the March 30 show was orchestrated by Cantor Rochelle Helzner. More than 300 individuals attended.

(Photo by Sami Wright)

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Our Congregation's Day at Nationals Park

The TI Women's Network will sponsor its 3rd annual outing to see the Washington Nationals on Sunday, June 22. Game time versus the rival Atlanta Braves is 1:35 p.m. Tickets are $29 each, part of a block in the infield gallery. To reserve tickets, contact Rebecca Salon at rsalon@verizon.net or leave a check with Anita at the TI office, payable to Tikvat Israel Women's Network. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a game with your fellow congregants.

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Personalized Student Learning Program Launches This Fall at Shul

Tikvat Israel is restructuring its youth programming to launch a personalized religious education program for every school-age child. Several design elements will be put in place in time for the start of school in September. Notably, TI's model allows flexibility on where, when and how the teachers and students interact, using a curriculum aligned to personal needs of the children....Read More >>

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Krams Featured in Gazette Newspaper Coverage of Seniors Life in County

Congregants Roz and Ted Kram were featured in a special section of the Gazette newspaper on April 16 that focused on the life of senior citizens in Montgomery County. The coverage included photos of both.

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Posted Apr 10, 2014
Hands-On Truck Event and Vendor Marketplace in Shul Parking Lot May 18

Tikvat Israel's Early Childhood Center will hold a unique hands-on TRUCK TOUCH and a MARKETPLACE with multiple vendors in the synagogue parking lot on Sunday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine). This event is open to the public and especially geared to families with kids and those interested in shopping. Cost is $5 per person (cash only). Children under 2 will be admitted at no charge. 

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Posted Apr 3, 2014
'Unleavened' Performance Lineup Unleashes Joy at Our Cantor's Concert

This year’s Cantor’s Concert on March 30 at Tikvat Israel was a 90-minute musical and literary delight, the weaving of beautiful music and touching (and all true) short personal stories delivered by some genuinely talented stage communicators. Titled “Tales of the Unleavened,” the show was orchestrated by Cantor Rochelle Helzner. More than 300 individuals attended. A feature about the concert appeared in Washington Jewish Week: http://washingtonjewishweek.com/11375/unleavened-story-time/.

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Posted Mar 27, 2014
TI Congregant Contributes Commentary to Washington Jewish Week

Rabbah Arlene Berger, a member of Tikvat Israel Congregation and a Jewish educator in Washington, D.C., was invited to contribute a commentary on this week’s Torah portion to Washington Jewish Week. Her dvar Torah is titled “Parshat Tazria: Words CAN Hurt You!”

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