Annual Ballgame Draws Crowd

Posted on July 10, 2017

A contingent of 31 baseball fans who were part of the Tikvat Israel Women’s Network annual stadium outing watched the Washington Nationals score early and late in a 10-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on July 9. They watched from the upper deck behind home plate at Nationals Park, counted among the 35,000 spectators in Continue Reading »

Tallitot Photo Gallery

Posted on July 2, 2017

Tallitot, With Their Vivid Colors, Carry Personal Meaning for Our Congregants By Melissa Apter Tikvat Israel is a colorful congregation to behold on Shabbat and festival mornings, thanks to the many beautiful handmade tallitot crafted by Shirley Waxman. As part of our Shavuot celebrations, nearly 40 congregants gathered in the social hall following evening services Continue Reading »

Congregants Adopt $1.6M Budget for New Year

Posted on June 29, 2017

A quorum of congregants (36 members) approved a $1.57 million spending plan for Tikvat Israel in 2017-18 at a congregational meeting on June 28.   The new budget governs operations from July 1 through next June 30. It calls for no significant changes in spending and no increase in membership dues.   The largest expense Continue Reading »

Whitwell Visit Summarized by Rabbi Shull

Posted on June 8, 2017

Rabbi Shull wrote about the Whitwell student group’s visit to D.C. and it appears in the new issue of Kol Habirah. The Whitwell students and their teacher paid a visit to Capital Hill and visited with Congressman Jamie Raskin. You can read the article  on-line (Scroll to page 11) or you can click here for a PDF Continue Reading »

Schooled at Tikvat Israel

Posted on June 7, 2017

More than 50 congregants attended a morning of learning called Tikvat Israel University on Sunday, June 5. The event featured 19 speakers discussing 20 topics as varied as starting one’s own business, hosting a dinner party, five ways to cook brisket and the future of automatic cars.  Guest speaker Adam Immerwahr, the artistic director of Continue Reading »

Melton Favorites Shared in First Year’s Final Class

Posted on June 7, 2017

About 15 participants in the Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning gathered for a siyum (defined below) to mark the completion of year 1 of the Melton program at Tikvat Israel on Tuesday night, June 6. Participants were asked to choose their favorite Melton text, present it to the class and explain the reason for their Continue Reading »

Minyan Regulars Feted Over Pasta Meal

Posted on June 6, 2017

Congregants who have committed to regular attendance at the synagogue’s minyanim were recognized at the 2nd annual Pasta Extravaganza on June 4 in the social hall. About 50 congregants indulged in, what event organizer Ellen Eisner called, “this delicious Jewish-Italian comfort food,” a full spread of pasta dishes, tossed salad, fresh fruit and a celebratory Continue Reading »

2nd Annual Tikvat Israel Pasta Extravaganza

Posted on May 23, 2017

What: Pasta dinner to thank TI’s regular Minyanaires. Who is invited: Minyan attendees (including their families) who have made a commitment to attend minyan (morning or evening) and have been doing their part to keep TI’s minyan going. How to RSVP:Call/email the TI office by Tuesday, May 30, to let her know how many adults and Continue Reading »

Women’s Network Annual Ballgame

Posted on May 17, 2017

Join fellow members of Tikvat Israel at the Washington Nationals ballpark this summer.  You can order your tickets now for the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. The Women’s Network has purchased a block of tickets for this annual outing of synagogue members young and old.  Tickets are Continue Reading »

Friday Morning Torah Study

Posted on May 16, 2017

Rabbi Ben Shull has been engaging congregants at Tikvat Israel in the study of Pirkei Avot on Friday mornings after minyan. It is traditional to study these writings, loosely translated as “Ethics of Our Fathers,” between Passover and Shavuot. Rabbi Shull guides participants in examining the wisdom conveyed by rabbinic scholars of different generations. Regulars Continue Reading »