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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


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Shabbat Services

Welcome to B’nai Israel! Shabbat is a most special time at B’nai Israel. Our Friday evening services are brief, participatory, and user-friendly, filled with singing and ruach (spirit). Periodically, these services are enhanced with special themes or followed by dinners and special programs. The warmth of B’nai Israel is particularly visible on Shabbat morning. In addition to celebrating baby namings, b’nai mitzvah, and aufrufen, we honor members of our community for various life-cycle events. We also offer youth services for tots to teens, along with learner services and Torah discussions for adults. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you.

Worship

Rabbi Jonathan A. Schnitzer

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Rabbi Michael J. Safra

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Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Worship

Cantor Josh C. Perlman

All Friday Night Shabbat Services
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Brief, participatory, and user-friendly, filled with singing and ruach. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

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Musical Shabbat experience enhancing our traditional service with special themes. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

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Bring in Shabbat in delicious style with friends new and old at these dairy dinners. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

All Saturday Shabbat Services
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Stimulate your mind with captivating discussions and text study. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

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Learn about the structure of the Shabbat services and discuss themes and ideas in an inviting atmosphere. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

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We offer Shabbat programs for families and kids of all ages like Shabbat Magic. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

Shabbat Magic Schedule

FEBRUARY 25
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)

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

MARCH 11
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)

MARCH 18
10:00 a.m. Gold Kippah Prayer Chug
10:30 a.m. Mini Minyan & 1st Grade Shabbat
10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation & 3rd Grade Shabbat (ages 6–12)
10:30 a.m. Teen Minyan
11:00 a.m. Torah for Tots (ages 5 and under with parent)

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)

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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