• 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.

Facilities

We are very proud of our sanctuary, chapels, social halls, and garden areas, perfect for your next meeting or celebration. The Gerald S. Snyder Building and the Thelma and Melvin Lenkin Education and Activities Center contain a variety of rooms that can accommodate almost any size group. With two complete kosher kitchens, we can facilitate weddings, bat and bar mitzvah celebrations, brit milah and baby namings, or Jewish community non-profit group programs and meetings. Learn more about facility use information.

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    Margolius Atrium

    The Lilyan and Bernard Margolius Atrium, situated adjacent to the Dweck Sanctuary, is the welcome area for those who enter the main doors of the Gerald S. Snyder Building. With a floor-to-ceiling glass wall reflecting the landscape and glass-domed ceiling…

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    Uberman Garden

    The Uberman Garden is dedicated to Chaim Uberman and to those individuals whose support was so important in the earlier years of B'nai Israel. In this garden are the plaques which were removed from B'nai Israel Congregation's earlier locat…

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    Holocaust Memorial Garden

    The Holocaust Memorial Garden, a beautifully landscaped area located next to the Hayman Chapel, is a quiet, contemplative setting with benches and fine sculptures. This garden is dedicated to the memory of Bertha and Edith David who died in Auschwitz in…

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    Sanctuary Garden

    The award winning Sanctuary Garden is dedicated in cherished memory of Ethan Ross Alperstein (December, 1991-October, 2002). The path, embedded with seashells from Ethan's collection, leads to a secluded area surrounded by pines. This garden is for…

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    Gan Hayim Shalom Pond

    Gan Hayim Shalom, the B'nai Israel pond, was dedicated by the Congregation in loving memory of Homer S. Gudelsky on the fourth day of Hanukkah, December, 1993. Our venue for tashlich on Rosh Hashanah, the pond is also a perfect setting for special o…

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    Hurwitz-Guritzky Meditation Garden

    The Hurwitz-Guritzky Meditation Garden, located in the center of the Lenkin Education and Activities Center, is a beautifully landscaped patio area, perfect for havdallah, receptions, intimate parties or small weddings. …

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    Abrutyn Garden Atrium

    The grand staircase of the Abrutyn Garden Atrium is the dramatic entrance to the classrooms area of the Lenkin Education and Activities Center. With glass walls reflecting the flowering plants and trees of the Meditation Garden, the Abrutyn Atrium is a f…

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    Glazer-Wachtel Youth Lounge

    A place for kids to be themselves (under supervision, of course), the Glazer-Wachtel Youth Lounge is equipped with comfortable furnishings, large-screen television, DVD player, air hockey, and more. USY, Kadima, Machar and Bonim kids use the youth loung…

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    Fanaroff Family Clubhouse

    The Louis and Helyn Fanaroff Family Clubhouse is a relaxing lounge area for parents and a play area for their small children. Located in the Schilit Nursery School, the Clubhouse has its own kitchenette and bathroom facilities. It's a sunlit room, …

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    Fanaroff Pavilion

    The Louis and Helyn Fanaroff Pavilion opens to a landscaped courtyard with sliding glass doors. The light-filled, carpeted room can accommodate up to fifty people seated at round tables, ideal for a Shabbat dinner or small meeting. The expansive courtya…

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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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