Seniors’ Hall of Fame in Maryland Picks TI Member for Induction

Posted on June 15, 2014

Judy Davis, long-time TI member (and flautist in many TI musical productions), has been selected for inclusion in the Maryland Senior Citizens’ Hall of Fame. Stephen M. Raucher, president of the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association, was one of her two nominees. Raucher, a Class of 2013 Hall of Famer,  stated in his nomination letter: Continue Reading »

New Torah Covers to be Dedicated for High Holidays at TI

Posted on June 15, 2014

You have probably noticed during High Holiday services that the Torah scroll covers used specially during the holidays are old, worn and fraying. These mantels date back many years, and they need to be replaced. To provide us with bright, new up-to-date scroll covers that will enhance our observance of the holidays, the congregation has Continue Reading »

Krams Featured in Gazette Newspaper Coverage of Seniors Life in County

Posted on April 20, 2014

Congregants Roz and Ted Kram were featured in a special section of the Gazette newspaper that focused on senior citizenry in Montgomery County. The special section, appearing in the April 16 edition, was titled “Gazette Seniors.” Inside the pullout section are two articles that feature the Krams — one on page 6 (with a big Continue Reading »

Personalized Student Learning Program Launches This Fall at Shul

Posted on April 20, 2014

By Elissa Schwartz and Jeff Smith, co-chairs, Religious School/Youth Programming Committee Tikvat Israel, as part of its strategic planning process, is restructuring its youth programming and religious education. For more than a decade, youth education and youth programming have been managed through separate departments and separate directors within the synagogue. Additionally, the goals of the Continue Reading »

‘Unleavened’ Performance Lineup Unleashes Joy at Our Cantor’s Concert

Posted on April 3, 2014

By Jay P. Goldman, TI Bulletin editor “If you missed tonight’s concert, then you really blew it! People will be talking about it for a long time.” That was Co-President Jonathan Solomon’s forceful reaction in the immediate aftermath of this year’s Cantor’s Concert on March 30 at Tikvat Israel. The 90-minute program in the social Continue Reading »

TI Congregant Contributes Commentary to Washington Jewish Week

Posted on March 27, 2014

Rabbah Arlene Berger, a member of Tikvat Israel Congregation, contributed a commentary on this week’s Torah portion to the Washington Jewish Week. Her dvar Torah is titled “Parshat Tazria: Words CAN Hurt You!” You can read Berger’s in the August 3, 2016 edition of the Washington Jewish Week. It also appears on her blog . Berger is Continue Reading »

Teen Completes Fellowship on Standing Up for Israel Against Critics

Posted on March 25, 2014

Keeping Teens Engaged in Israel By Sarai Presman Over four Wednesdays, we examined the relationship our Jewish community has with the State of Israel, learned how to be a savvy consumer of media and information on the Middle East, developed presentation, advocacy and social media skills and learned about how to be pro-Israel on college Continue Reading »

Tikvat Israel Basketballers Snatch Win in Season Finale

Posted on March 2, 2014

In the final game of the regular season, Tikvat israel beat Oseh Shalom, 60-58, on Sunday, March 2, in the Montgomery County Synagogue Basketball League. In a matchup of two teams that entered without a win in 2014, TI took the victory and advanced to the post-season playoffs against the top team. TI’s high scorers Continue Reading »

Men’s Basketballers at TI Bring Their Best on Sundays Against All Comers

Posted on February 6, 2014

The basketball season opened without much early luck for the TI men’s team. Competing in the Montgomery County Synagogue League, the TI team (which includes a few players who belong to Temple Emanuel) dropped its first five games. The top TI scorer in the early season was Leor Newman, one of the team’s bigger players. Continue Reading »

TI Teen Selected for Leadership Role on USY’s International Board

Posted on February 6, 2014

Micah Cowan was selected by United Synagogue Youth’s International Executive Board to serve a one-year term on the international board as a member of the Religion/Education Committee. In this capacity, Micah will provide oversight to religious education programming and initiate projects in various USY chapters. He is the first Tikvat Israel teen to serve on Continue Reading »