Pesach begins Friday evening, April 19. There will be no evening services at B’nai Israel on April 19 or April 20.

CLICK HERE for our schedule of services and programs throughout the holiday.

  • 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: 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 Courses

The Adult Education Committee aims to provide Jewish educational programming to satisfy the desire for knowledge within our adult population. Our award-winning programs include one-time workshops, short courses, guest lecture series, and special programs, all designed to attract adults at every educational level. Please contact Fonda Lowe if you would like to be part of the Adult Education Committee, or if you have any suggestions for future classes or programs by calling the synagogue at 301-881-6550. Visit our Event Calendar to learn more about all upcoming programs for adults.


To download an Adult Education registration form, click here.


Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer
Begins Monday, October 8 and continues the first Monday of each month
12:30-1:30 pm
After some coffee and “nosh,” we spend an hour together closely exploring the text of Torah. We proceed verse by verse—extracting not only the more obvious meaning of the words and ideas but also how they interface with contemporary issues and our own personal concerns. We began with Genesis and we are now in Deuteronomy, the last book of the Torah. We have 13 chapters left before we reach the end of the Torah text. But, as the “regulars” will attest, there will be at least a few digressions and discussions before we get there. Please be assured that we are not a “closed club;” on the contrary, newcomers are warmly welcomed.
Click here to register.


Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Upcoming Courses

Short Stories of S. Y. Agnon

When: Sunday, May 05, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


with Cantor Ilana Wolpert and Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz Sunday,… More details

JTS Evening of Learning – Encountering God: Jewish Conceptions of the Divine

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Please join us for the sixth annual JTS Evening… More details

International Day of Halakhic Study

When: Sunday, June 02, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


The purpose of the International Day of Halakhic Study… More details

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer – June

When: Monday, June 03, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


After some coffee and “nosh,” we spend an hour… More details

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.