Tikvat Israel is a friendly, participatory, and egalitarian synagogue located in Rockville, Maryland. Tikvat Israel is a Conservative synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of America and the Rabbinical Assembly.
Tikvat Israel Congregation’s mission is to engage, embrace, inspire, and empower our Jewish community.
Tikvat Israel Congregation is a multigenerational Jewish hub that encourages spiritual exploration and personal growth, and will be a thriving home to a diverse community that learns from the past, meets the needs of the present, and builds towards our future.
At Tikvat Israel, we appreciate the great diversity of backgrounds that make up the Jewish community today. Our congregation includes not only people steeped in Jewish experience and training, but also those just discovering the beauty and richness of Judaism. Some come from traditional religious backgrounds; others grew up in non-observant homes. Some are Jews by choice; others are part of interfaith families.
Together, however, we are united in the common desire to belong to a congregation where community means friendship, where religious practice means spiritual inspiration and where education for young and old means personal growth and discovery. We strive to make all members feel comfortable in our services and activities. Tikvat Israel is a place where families will become enriched through friendship, prayer and mitzvot.
We believe in “Am Yisrael” — the Jewish People. At the heart of our Jewish identity is the connection each Jew feels to every other Jew. That is why when you visit Tikvat Israel, you’ll find that the core of our congregation is the friendliness that binds our community together.
You will feel at home at Tikvat Israel right away. You’ll see children of every age coming in and out of services. You’ll hear the voices of young and old. And you’ll feel the bonds that join us, generation to generation, to our children, parents and grandparents.
You will sense our love of the State of Israel, our respect for Jewish history, our commitment to preserving and building on Jewish traditions and our links to Jewish communities around the world.
At Tikvat Israel, you will have the opportunity to share your interests with fellow Jews and to deepen or create new friendships.