• Contact Us

    If you would like more information, we can be reached in the following ways.

    By Mail or In Person:

    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD 20852-4195

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

    By Fax: 301-881-6221

    By E-Mail: info@bnaiisraelcong.org or to contact an individual, click Clergy and Staff E-Mail

    Schilit Nursery School: 301-816-5578


    If you'd like to submit a message electronically, please use the form below.

Meet Our Clergy

Senior Rabbi

Portrait of Rabbi Jonathan A. Schnitzer

Ritual Director

Portrait of Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Visiting Our Synagogue

Shalom. Our Program Guide puts it aptly: “B’nai Israel Congregation is a dynamic, warm, welcoming and inclusive Conservative Synagogue committed to the spiritual growth of our members. Our community is grounded in the core values of Judaism: study of our tradition, worship of God, social action and concerns for the needs of the Jewish people, here, in Israel and worldwide.”

Founded in 1925, B’nai Israel has been a major presence on the Washington Jewish scene for generations. Many factors distinguish B’nai Israel: my colleagues who comprise our talented staff, our visionary leadership, our active membership, our broad and creative programmatic scope, our magnificent physical facility, and last but certainly not least, our truly caring community which can be sustaining throughout life’s journey.

I hope that you will explore our B’nai Israel web-site to learn more details about our congregation . . . but even more importantly, I encourage you to be with us at B’nai Israel and to personally experience our uniqueness.

Our community joins me in eagerly awaiting your interest and your participation.

Jonathan A. Schnitzer
Senior Rabbi

Announcements

Latest Happenings

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Shabbat Times

    For March 31 & 1
  • 6:15 pm Friday Evening
  • 9:00 am Saturday Morning
  • 12:30 pm Saturday Mincha

Weekday Services

  • 9:00 am Sunday Morning
  • 8:00 pm Sunday Evening
  • 7:15 am Monday-Friday
    Mornings
  • 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday Evenings

Shabbat Magic Schedule

MARCH 25
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mini Minyan
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation & 6th Grade Shabbat (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

APRIL 1
April Birthday Shabbat
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mini Minyan & 2nd Grade Shabbat
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

APRIL 8
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

APRIL 15
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

APRIL 22
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mini Minyan
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation & 5th Grade Shabbat (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

APRIL 29
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mini Minyan
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation & 4th Grade Shabbat
(ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

MAY 6
May Birthday Shabbat
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

MAY 13
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

MAY 20
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

MAY 27
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

JUNE 3
June & July Birthday Shabbat
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation (ages 6–12)
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

JUNE 10
SUMMER SEND OFF, RECOGNITION OF GOLD KIPPAH & DJ TORAH HONOR SOCIETY
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mishpacha Family Learning Service
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

We Are Accessible

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Accessible to all

B’nai Israel is proud to be accessible to all.

Large print siddurim, assistive listening devices and page magnifiers are readily available. Our entire building and grounds are wheelchair accessible. We can provide sign language interpreters upon request and subject to availability.

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