Rabbi Signs Contract

Posted on May 31, 2022

Eighteen congregants gathered at Tikvat Israel at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, May  27, 2022 to witness Rabbi Israel’s signing of an 8-year contract with Tikvat Israel. Those in attendance included contract committee members Larry Gorban, Betty Fishman and Marvin Waldman. The signing with congregation president Warren Berger was followed by a celebratory toast and light Continue Reading »

Many Thanks To our Generous Concert Sponsors

Posted on May 2, 2022

Tikvat Israel’s Annual Concert: Kol B’Seder and Honoring Jim Perlmutter Blue Diamond Irving Cohen Diamond Betty & Clifford Fishman Tami & Sam Gilston Paula & Marvin Kasper Maxine & James Perlmutter Ruby Gail & Alan Fields Bobbi & Larry Gorban Barbara Katz Nancy & Jonathan Solomon Emerald Martie Adelman & Marc Schneider Debby Berlyne & Continue Reading »

Musical Act Kol B’Seder to Stage May Concert at Tikvat Israel

Posted on March 9, 2022

Tikvat Israel will host a concert in the social hall with long-running musical recording artists Kol B’Seder at 7:30  p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The concert, which also will be available via livestreaming, will honor the contributions of synagogue past president Jim Perlmutter. Kol B’Seder, featuring the singing/songwriting duo of Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander,has been Continue Reading »


Posted on March 3, 2022

Covid and Halacha: The Next Great Evolution for Synagogues?Rabbi Israel’s Classes Held in January and February 2022 Over the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we were forced to make numerous changes, acting quickly to adapt to the emergency thrust upon us. Even as we deal with new variants, we trust that we will, God willing, emerge from this pandemic and Continue Reading »

Tikvat Israel Congregation Presents: Donald Davis Live-Streamed & Live In-Person

Posted on November 15, 2021

Master Storyteller Donald Davis ~ How They Linger: Stories of People Who Will Never be ForgottenSunday, November 21, 4:00 pm EST Donald Davis is America’s most illustrious storyteller. His stories about people who changed his life will touch your soul, restoring your faith in humanity. To order tickets for the Live In-Person event at Tikvat Israel click HERE.(Audience Continue Reading »

Grab a New Title in TI’s New Little Library

Posted on November 8, 2021

There’s a new structure at the driveway entrance to our synagogue where congregants and community members can pick up some new reading. Jonathan Lantner, with assistance from his father Dan, installed and stocked a Little Library in front of Tikvat Israel in mid-October. A Little Library, also known as a Little Free Library, is part Continue Reading »

Women’s Network Nats Outing

Posted on August 16, 2021

In an annual mid-summer outing arranged by the Women’s Network, about 50 Tikvat Israel members, from newborns to seniors, and friends gathered at Nats Park on Aug. 15. They watched the Washington Nationals fall just short to the Atlanta Braves, 6-5. Rebecca Salon handled the arrangements for the Women’s Network. (Photos by Neil Kram)

Sukkah Painting and Building

Posted on July 20, 2021

People of all ages are being sought to paint the walls of sukkah in advance of its construction. Come ready on Sunday, Aug. 1, to add your decorative designs to the canvas. Stencils, paint, and brushes will be provided in the social hall. Come ready to add your decorative designs to the canvas. The project Continue Reading »

Voices of Song and Praise Fete Cantor Helzner‘s 36 Years

Posted on July 13, 2021

Tributes from family members, friends and fellow congregants, interspersed with spirited song and dance, contributed to a fitting double chai celebration honoring Cantor Rochelle Helzner. The online event on June 6, “From the Heart,” running just short of two hours, consisted of some pre-recorded messages from co-presidents Jim Perlmutter and Warren Berger, past presidents Betty Continue Reading »

Our Rabbi Reporting Live from Summer Camp

Posted on July 6, 2021

With a live backdrop of nature on his Zoom connection, Rabbi Israel participated in the June 27 congregational meeting from Palmer, Mass., where he is spending most of July as a staff member of Camp Ramah in New England. The rabbi told meeting participants that he had just completed his recertification to oversee the camp’s Continue Reading »