Congregants Adopt Changes to Synagogue Bylaws

Posted on January 15, 2020

A quorum of Tikvat Israel, at a congregational meeting on Jan. 12, ratified a streamlined set of rules governing how TI should operate. One of the most significant changes to the bylaws was this: All congregational business — involving annual adoption of the operating budget officer and the nomination and election of officers and the Continue Reading »

Five Members Elected to Tikvat Israel’s Governing Body

Posted on January 14, 2020

Five Tikvat Israel members were elected to the synagogue’s board of directors during a congregational meeting on Jan. 12. Each will serve a two-year term once they are officially sworn into office at Shabbat services on Jan. 18. Elected were board returnees Kelcey Klass, Judy Stern and Jay P. Goldman and newcomers Roberta Helzner and Continue Reading »

Women’s Network Event – Beyond Chicken Soup: A Huge Success

Posted on January 13, 2020

On Sunday, January 12, a group of 30 Women’s Network members met in the Social Hall and kitchen for a Healthy Eating and Cooking Program: Beyond Chicken Soup. The event was knowledgeably and warmly led by Debbie Amster, an integrative nutritionist for more than 10 years. She demonstrated how to cook Caribbean Fish Soup and Continue Reading »

Woman’s Network in Action -Social Action

Posted on January 6, 2020

On December 30, 2019 twelve Tikvat Israel women participated in a Women’s Network’s night of service at Shepherd’s Table. Several men were also present to help with the heavy lifting tasks. Besides serving food, the TI women were involved in setting up the dinner tables with utensils, condiments and water; preparing trays of bread and Continue Reading »

Two Nights of Israeli Films in January

Posted on December 31, 2019

Israel Presents 2020, two nights of contemporary Israeli cinema, will be presented at Tikvat Israel Congregation in January as follows: –  “Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive” (2016), Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:45 p.m. “Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive” is a dark romantic comedy co-directed by David Ofek and Yossi Atia, who also stars in the Continue Reading »

Baseball in December

Posted on December 26, 2019

On Dec. 25, many Jews gather to eat Chinese food and watch a movie. At Tikvat Israel, more than 50 congregants gathered to celebrate “Baseball in December,” and instead of Chinese food, they consumed typical baseball fare — hot dogs, popcorn and chips. The Washington Nationals sent swag – including bobblehead figurines for several star Continue Reading »

Board Nominees

Posted on December 16, 2019

Five Tikvat Israel members will stand for election to the synagogue’s board of directors during a congregational meeting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. Accepting formal nominations at a meeting on Dec. 15 were incumbents Kelcey Klass, Judy Stern and Jay P. Goldman and newcomers Roberta Helzner and Beth Smith.

Congregational Meeting December 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

During a congregational meeting Dec. 15 at Tikvat Israel, Rabbi Marc Israel weighed in on a some proposed updates to the synagogue’s bylaws that will revise what constitutes membership and eligibility for voting in congressional elections. Members will vote on the full revisions at a congregational meeting in the shul’s sanctuary at 10 a.m. on Continue Reading »

Women’s Network Rings in 5780 with Tea Time

Posted on December 10, 2019

On October 27 the Women’s Network opened its 2019-2020 program with a High Tea.  It was a huge success, with a wonderful turnout, and delicious food and tea to indulge in.  The event was organized and coordinated by Beth Smith and Marlene Chait.  A team of volunteers pitched in with the baking, sandwich making, serving Continue Reading »

Rabbi Marc Israel Installed as Tikvat Israel’s Rabbi

Posted on November 4, 2019

The installation ceremony for Rabbi Marc Israel on Sunday, Nov. 3, began with a “parade” led by Cantor Rochelle Helzner on guitar and Jerry Schuchman on clarinet.  They and the congregation’s officers and members of the board of directors escorted Rabbi Israel from Tikvat Israel’s Flax Library through the school and administrative wings of the Continue Reading »