• 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 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.

Be Strong & of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny with Ambassador Dennis Ross and David Makovsky

Thursday, March 5
7:30 PM

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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.
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Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class
Beginning January 2020
It’s never too late! Join us for a journey of Jewish exploration which will include meaningful engagement with prayer, inspiring study of our sacred texts, and skill-building. This journey will begin in January 2020 with Cantor Sarah Bolts and Cantor Josh Perlman’s class, Pathways to Prayer.

The Adult B’nai Mitzvah journey will take about one year to complete. Interested in participating? Not sure if you are a candidate for this program? Contact Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz with any questions or concerns (301-816-5575).


Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Upcoming Courses

Aleph Isn’t Enough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

When: Sunday, March 08, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Continuing 8 more Sundays (no class on March 22… More details

JTS Lecture Via LiveStream – Hate Crimes, the First Amendment, and the Criminal Justice System with Zachary Carter

When: Thursday, April 02, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


American society has recently experienced a frightening spike in… More details

Elijah: The Man, The Myth, The Legend with Steve Kerbel

When: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Continues six more Wednesdays Elijah is a central figure… 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.