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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.

Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz


301-881-6550 ext. 575


Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz joined B’nai Israel as the Assistant Rabbi after he was ordained in May 2017 by the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Berkowitz served as the rabbinic intern at Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, NY. He completed a unit of chaplaincy training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and he spent a few summers at Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA. He holds a Master of Arts in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Graduate School at JTS, and Bachelors Degrees in History and in International & Global Studies from Brandeis University.

In addition to his rabbinic and pastoral roles as the Assistant Rabbi, Rabbi Berkowitz also works with the various lay-led committees to organize programming and learning opportunities for the community. He oversees the Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Adult Education Institute, and he teaches a weekly Talmud class on Shabbat afternoons.

He grew up in Freehold, NJ and is excited to be living in Rockville, MD. Rabbi Berkowitz was married in August 2016 to Rebecca Ravski, who works as a 2nd grade teacher.

Click here for a list of selected sermons by Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz.

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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.