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ECC Earns Maryland State Accreditation

Posted on December 4, 2023

Tikvat Israel ECC is thrilled to have achieved accreditation from Maryland State Department of Education for the first time. We are the only Jewish preschool in Montgomery County and one of only three Jewish schools in the state to have received this prestigious recognition. Maryland Accreditation is a process in which programs commit to continuous Continue Reading »

Israel Mission – Days 3/4

Posted on December 3, 2023

Our third day was difficult to process. Even now, four days later, it’s hard for me to write this post. The stories that people shared with us from their experiences on October 7 were too awful to hear. The destruction that we saw at Kfar Aza was too difficult for the eyes to see. It’s Continue Reading »

Gender Inclusivity Study Series: Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Posted on December 2, 2023

Join Rabbi Israel in a study series on gender inclusivity at Tikvat Israel. We will explore a recent Teshuvah (Rabbinic responsum) proposing a gender-sensitive formula for calling non-binary individuals up for aliyot. We will also discuss other ways to promote gender inclusivity in our community. Study sessions will take place during Shabbat morning Kiddush on Continue Reading »

Young Families Shabbat Dinner: Dec. 22

Posted on November 29, 2023

Please join the EFN and Tikvat Israel as we celebrate Shabbat. Our next Shabbat dinner for the school year takes place on December 22 at 5 pm. The event is geared towards families with children who are preschool age or younger; extended families are always welcome. Registration will be opening up soon.

Women’s Network Channuka Shabbat: Dec. 9

Posted on November 29, 2023

Celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah with us December 9. Women’s Network will sponsor a festive kiddush luncheon. To contribute to the kiddush please make a donation using the Women’s Network Paypal and indicate Chanukah kiddush in the notes or use ShulCloud to make a donation to the Women’s Network and put a note in to indicate it is for Chanukah kiddush. Those wishing Continue Reading »

TI Blood Drive – January 31, 2024

Posted on November 29, 2023

TI’s next blood drive will take place in the social hall from 10 am – 4pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Click here to register. 

Israel Mission 11/2023 Day 2

Posted on November 28, 2023

Today was every bit as full, as meaningful, as sad, as hopeful and as exhausting as I thought it would be. I’m going to briefly summarize the day and put more information in the photo captions. We started the day with a briefing by US Ambassador Jack Lew at our hotel and then went to Continue Reading »

Israel Mission 11/2023 – Day 1

Posted on November 27, 2023

After sleeping through most of the long plane ride, I arrived in Israel at 2:15 pm and by 3:00 we were on the bus to Tel Aviv to meet with the leaders of Achim v’Achayot L’Yisrael – Brothers and Sisters for Israel. The group started about a year ago as Achim L Neshek – Brothers Continue Reading »

Makom Celebrates Thanksgiving at TI

Posted on November 20, 2023

On Sunday, nearly 100 people gathered at Tikvat Israel for a Thanksgiving celebration held by Makom (formerly the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes). Iris Aharonovich, Makom’s Director of Fun, Faith, and Experience, shared some pictures and her thoughts from the event: Yesterday was an incredible celebration at Tikvat Israel Congregation, where the doors were opened Continue Reading »

Hannukah Party 2023: December 10

Posted on November 13, 2023

Come to Tikvat Israel’s Chanukah Party on December 10th!  As the main event, adults and teens are invited to participate in a winner-takes-all dreidel tournament, with the prize of a Yair Emanuel decorative dreidel up for grabs! Children’s activities will include “pin the flame on the menorah” and two different Chanukah crafts.  We will finish Continue Reading »