• 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

Latest Happenings

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Shabbat Times

    For May 26 & 27
  • 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
*Service times vary on holidays.

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

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. Mishpacha Family Learning Service with Rabbi Safra
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

Junior Congregation Summer Services meets June 17, July 8 & July 22
10:45-11:45 a.m.
(grades K–6)

Torah for Tots meets throughout the summer
11:00-11:45 a.m.
(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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