• 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.

Adult Education Programs

Dear Friend,

I am so excited to welcome you to B’nai Israel and our Adult Education program. At B’nai Israel, learning is a hallmark of our congregational culture. Parents and other adults participate in our classes to model the ethic of ongoing Jewish learning and to stimulate their minds and souls. We are committed to teaching Judaism as a thriving religion, at once relevant to our modern lives and enlightened by our ancient texts.

We offer a rich array of adult education programs in a variety of formats – from single lectures, to book clubs, to mini-mesters and courses of study that last a year or more. Whether you are new to Judaism or looking to deepen a lifetime of knowledge, you can grow at any age at B’nai Israel. I invite you to explore our impressive selection of classes and programs. If you have any questions or need help choosing the program that’s right for you, please contact me.


Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Senior Rabbi

About Adult Education

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“The adult education program stimulated our minds, allowed us to engage in the mitzvah of Torah study, enabled us to be more fully involved in the synagogue and Jewish life; and created relationships between us and other learners and also with the clergy.” – Harriet and Ted F.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

The Monthly Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Jonathan A. Schnitzer

  1. A keen examination of Biblical texts

  2. Lively discussions that connect ancient texts to contemporary issues

  3. A warm and open teaching and learning environment

  4. Informal, free class sessions—no registration required

  5. Coffee and cookies—plus plenty of food for thought

Visit our calendar to find out when our Lunch & Learn meets next

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.