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    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.

Schilit Nursery School

Karen Gerton with GirlsA Message from Our Director

B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School offers the very best in early childhood education. Our program respects the uniqueness of each child, and is designed to provide young children with a warm environment that promotes optimal learning and development. Our programs start with playgroups for newborns and parents and progress until age 5 with our pre-K.


Our core values of Jewish culture, traditions and rituals are embedded into everyday life. Our teachers develop the student’s self-confidence through opportunities for learned independence.  Children are seen as curious and creative learners who best develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through discovery.


Karen Gerton with BoysB’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School offers extended hours both in the morning and afternoon for children ages 2–5 to accommodate those who need a full-day option.  We also offer after school enrichment activities for those children who simply don’t want their school day to end quite yet. While our school year is September–June, we offer a year round option with our teacher staffed summer program, Camp Katan, and childcare.


We are proud of the fact that our award winning school has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest Jewish nursery schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.  It is our goal to provide your children with high level, developmentally appropriate learning in a nurturing environment.  By encouraging children’s natural curiosity, we open the door to a love of lifelong learning.


Karen Gerton, Director





Karen Gerton


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From Our Parents image

The B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School is licensed by the State of Maryland. We have received the Gold Award from the USCJ Seaboard Region for Excellence in Nursery Education. We are also proud to be a Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, department of Jewish Life and Learning (JLL) Commended School for Jewish Early Childhood Education

From Our Parents

“Both of my children have participated in the B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School and camp. We’ve been thrilled with the loving teachers, dynamic curriculum, and caring community. My girls have a love for Jewish traditions and holidays thanks in part to nursery school programming.” – Paulette K.

“B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School offers a warm, caring and nurturing environment for children and their families. What a wonderful place for children to grow, learn, and develop social skills-we could not be happier with our decision to send our daughter and son to BISNS!” – Gabrielle A.

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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.