Name: Congregation Tikvat Israel
Address: 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville, MD 20851-1289
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 200-300
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday 25; Saturday 100.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Fall-Spring: suits, dresses, nice pants suits. Summer: business casual.
Daily services? Yes.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes.
Language of service: Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: Several types of Shabbat services, for various age groups. We also have a Torah Club on Shabbat mornings for older elementary school and middle school students.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes: ramps at exterior & in sanctuary, pew cutouts for wheelchairs, large-print prayerbooks, and hearing-assistive devices.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 2%.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Women are not required to wear headcoverings or tallitot at Shabbat & festival services, while men are.
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