Bring in Shabbat with family and friends from the ECC and Tikvat Israel Join us Friday, September 29, at 5 pm! Rabbi Israel will lead us in a child-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dinner. This event is organized by the EFN. Cost is $12 per adult, $6 per child. Please register by Wednesday, September Continue Reading »
Side Trips are related to the themes of the holiday and may be a discussion, lesson, songs, or meditation. They offer an alternate way to experience the holiday other than traditional services. They began as a way for teens and adults to take breaks from the full intense day of davening during Yom Kippur, and Continue Reading »
Join us for dinner in our Sukkah on Tuesday, October 3! The cost is $30 per adult, $10 per child; kids under 2 are free. $90 max per family. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Friday, September 27. Menu Spinach Lentil SoupVeggie Chopped LiverPomegranate ChickenBountiful Beef StewRoasted Butternut SquashRice PilafGreen Beans With Lemon and Continue Reading »
Soon the High Holiday season will be upon us. To prepare for the holidays, we begin including blasts of the shofar and a special Psalm in our daily service on Rosh Chodesh Elul. But these additions by themselves are not the actual preparation; rather, they remind us we need to begin the process of atonement Continue Reading »
Enrollment is still open for Netivot, Tikvat Israel’s K -1 religious school!
The Women’s Network needs your help in selecting new books for their book group. Out of the 12 considerations, they will be picking 5 books to read next year. Please review list of books and vote for your top 5 by July 19. A voting ballot can be found by clicking the link below.
Are you interested in joining or forming a new havurah (friendship group)?
Tisha B’Av — the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av — is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the 1st Temple in 586 BCE, the 2nd Temple in 70 CE, and is also associated with the beginning of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492 and other tragic historic events. Traditionally, many of these events were seen as punishment Continue Reading »
Sally Kram and Beth Smith will assume the reins of leadership at Tikvat Israel Congregation for the next two years after fellow members elected them as co-presidents on June 25. Beginning July 1, they will be joined on the executive committee of the synagogue’s governing board until June 30, 2025, by the following officers: VP-administration Continue Reading »
Tikvat Israel’s Religious Practices Committee has approved two changes to our weekly Shabbat services to better serve the needs of our community.