Hazak Cantors Assembly Concert

Posted on February 10, 2015

It may have been icy outside on Tuesday (Feb. 10), but inside an Olney synagogue an audience of Hazak members was warmed thoroughly by the beautiful voices at a Cantors Assembly Concert. Tikvat Israel Cantor Rochelle Helzner (back row, third from right) was joined by seven area cantors at this special concert at B’nai Shalom Continue Reading »

Weather-Related Announcements

Posted on February 10, 2015

Winter sometimes means inclement weather, resulting in postponements and cancellations. Whenever possible we will notify B’kesher subscribers of any weather-related scheduling changes. You may also call the Tikvat Israel Weatherline at 301-762-7338, ext. 360, for recorded weather-related announcements. The Tikvat Israel Early Childhood Center is using a text-by-phone notification system for the first time this winter, and if Continue Reading »

Molly Amster Appointed to Head Jews United for Justice Chapter

Posted on December 28, 2014

Molly Amster, daughter of Tikvat Israel congregants Michael and Debbie Amster, is now executive director of Baltimore’s branch of Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), according to an article in Baltimore Jewish Times. The article also mentions TI: “She also grew up in what she described as an “egalitarian, conservative, socially progressive” synagogue, Tikvat Israel Congregation Continue Reading »

TI Teen Elected to International Leadership Berth in United Synagogue Youth

Posted on December 28, 2014

The honors keep rolling in for Tikvat Israel’s own Micah Cowan, who was elected on Dec. 24 by hundreds of his peers attending the annual international convention of USY in Atlanta as the 2015 International USY religion/education vice president. One month earlier, he was selected as “Mister Seaboard” at the regional  USY conference in Pennsylvania.  For more Continue Reading »

Grishman Elected President of Synagogue

Posted on December 17, 2014

Congregants selected Melanie Grishman, a synagogue member of 24 years, to the presidency of Tikvat Israel Congregation for the next two years. Grishman and other officers and board members who were voted into office at a congregational meeting on Dec. 14 were installed at Shabbat services on Jan. 10. All will serve until the end of Continue Reading »

Public Speaking Workshop Set for Future B’nai Mitzvah

Posted on December 10, 2014

Parents of children who expect to have a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah in 2015 or 2016 may want to sign up their youngsters for a six-session public speaking workshop offered by Tikvat Israel’s Toastmasters club, also known as Hopeful Talkers. The workshop is designed to help these children feel more comfortable and less afraid Continue Reading »

Fresh From the Farm

Posted on November 11, 2014

TI members, such as Harley Liebenson, will be consuming fresh produce all fall as participants in the Community Supported Agricultural program running each Monday afternoon through Nov. 24 in the lobby at the synagogue. The fall shares will feature apples, butternut squash, acorn squash, delicata squash, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, radishes, daikon radishes and Continue Reading »

Our Roadside Cleanup Crew

Posted on October 20, 2014

For the past decade, Tikvat Israel’s Social Action Committee has organized a twice-a-year cleanup of the section of Baltimore Road bordering Rock Creek Park near the shul. This fall’s cleanup crew, donning orange vests and protective gloves supplied by the county, filled right orange bags with trash plus a discarded vehicle tire. Among this year’s Continue Reading »

New Art Exhibits at Tikvat Israel

Posted on October 20, 2014

Tikvat Israel is proud to have on display beautiful and unique artwork created by TI members. In the gallery, you will find work (much of which is for sale) by Tamah Graber, Bobbi Gorban, Shirley Waxman, Susan Fullenbaum, Kate Jennes-Kahn, Shelly Goldin, Debbie Yanoff, Gail Pressman, Michele Eisenberg, Melanie Grishman and Rachel Loving. Please stop by Continue Reading »

Holiday Bazaar Set Dec. 7 in Social Hall

Posted on October 20, 2014

A Holiday Shopping Bazaar, managed by the Early Childhood Center Parent Committee, will take place from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 in the shul’s social hall. The bazaar will feature an array of vendors just in time for Hanukkah, selling jewelry, handbags, clothing and more. For shoppers with young children, the Continue Reading »