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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.

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Thank you for your interest in B’nai Israel Congregation. We think you will find this new website is a valuable resource for current information about our daily minyanim, our shabbat and holiday services, our award-winning programs and classes, and the many other events, large and small, that make up our busy daily schedule. Please use these quick-links to connect with the information you need and the people you need to reach.

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 E-Mail




Jonathan A. Schnitzer Senior Rabbi

Michael J. Safra Rabbi

Matthew H. Simon Rabbi Emeritus

Josh C. Perlman Cantor

Ilana Wolpert Cantor

Robert Kieval Hazzan Emeritus



Larry Trope Executive Director

Wendy Schloss Associate Executive Director

Tamar Solnik Director of Finance


Beth Balinas Assistant to Rabbi Safra/Program Associate

Fern Gottheim Staff Accountant

Tobi Dickstein Staff Accountant

Marty Kennedy Administrative Assistant

Marni Meloul Media Specialist

Laurie Pfeifer Assistant to the Executive Director

Liat Novek Assistant to Cantor Perlman and Cantor Wolpert

Rosanne Sharpe Assistant to Rabbi Schnitzer



Dr. Louis Nagel Education Director

Sharon Rosenberg Safra Family Education Director

Karen Gerton Schilit Nursery School Director

Melissa Schwartz Youth Director/Upper School Coordinator

Nancy Goldberg Schilit Nursery School Assistant Director

Naomi Sandberg Assistant Principal, Talmud Torah

Daniel Levy Shaliach

Robyn Lustig Administrative Assistant, Schilit Nursery School

Becca Ward School Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Cohen Assistant to Family & Youth Departments

Jill Gendelman Librarian



Ken Grim Facilities Manager

Octavio Guzman Maintenance Supervisor

Miguel Santos Kitchen Manager (link to miguel@bnaiisraelcong.org)

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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.