High Holiday Side Trips 5784

Posted on September 14, 2023

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 »

Sukkot Dinner: Oct. 3

Posted on September 12, 2023

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 »

Security for the High Holidays

Posted on September 11, 2023

Chaverim, Tikvat Israel’s staff and the TI Security Committee have changed our security protocols this year in light of additional incidents of antisemitic activity nationwide and in Montgomery County. There are no current indications of an increased threat level, but we are nevertheless taking steps to keep everyone safe. Please note the following changes for Continue Reading »

Tish’a B’Av 5783

Posted on July 7, 2023

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 »

Updates from the Religious Practices Committee

Posted on June 28, 2023

Tikvat Israel’s Religious Practices Committee has approved two changes to our weekly Shabbat services to better serve the needs of our community.

Young Families Shabbat Dinner: Friday, June 9

Posted on May 30, 2023

Bring in Shabbat with family and friends from the Early Childhood Center and Tikvat Israel. Rabbi Israel will lead us in a child-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dinner.  This event is organized by the EFN. Cost is $18 per family. Please register by Wednesday, June 7.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: May 25, 7:30-???

Posted on May 24, 2023

As we anticipate receiving the gift of Torah at Mt. Sinai on Shavuot, we engage in a night of Jewish learning and conversation. We will begin with Minchah at 7:30 pm followed by a pre-Shavuot study session with Rabbi Israel. At 8:45, we will daven the festival Ma’ariv service, make kiddush, and enjoy cheesecake. Shortly Continue Reading »

Rosh Chodesh Alternative Minyan Sivan – May 20

Posted on May 16, 2023

Do you enjoy Jewish song, spirituality, and ruach, but traditional services aren’t quite your jam? Join TI’s Rosh Chodesh Alternative Minyan this week! It will include new songs and traditional ones, and some time set aside for Torah discussion and introspective meditation. During singing, there will be egg-shakers, tambourines, and other percussion instruments available for Continue Reading »

Shabbat Dinner Celebrating Israel: Friday, May 19

Posted on May 16, 2023

Join us on May 19 for Shabbat Dinner, following Kabbalat Shabbat, as we celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary! Registration deadline is May 16.

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Posted on April 5, 2023

Visit the Passover page for the full schedule of services and events at TI, guides for preparing your home for Pesach, and more. As a reminder, unless noted otherwise on the schedule, all Passover services will be at TI and livestreamed.