• 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.

Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Cantor Ilana Wolpert


301-881-6550 ext. 503

Cantor Ilana Wolpert earned her Master’s degree in Sacred Music and a cantorial investiture from the Hebrew Union College in New York in 1998.  She served Congregation Bethaynu in Cleveland, Ohio through 2009.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Tel Aviv University, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from The Ohio State University.

Cantor Wolpert cherishes her role as the Ba’alat Kriah of B’nai Israel, and is proud of the congregation’s commitment to reading the entire Torah portion each Shabbat.  She is passionate about teaching Hebrew, prayer skills, cantillation and Jewish literature at all levels, in both the synagogue world and in the community at large.  As part of her involvement in many aspects of the congregational life of a large, dynamic synagogue, she has prepared many young people for their B’nai Mitzvah, has formed and assumed leadership of a new women’s group dedicated to education and relationship-building, leads daily minyanim several times a week, and High Holiday services, together with Rabbi Michael Safra, every year.  She is married to Lawrence Wolpert, and they have two children, Maya, 26, and Oren, 22.

Click here for a list of selected audio files.

We Are Accessible

Learn More
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.