• 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.


Play at B’nai! Parent and Baby Playgroup
(Children ages newborn – 15 months with Adult)
Tuesday, October 9–January 29
9:30–10:30 a.m. 

We are pleased with the success of Play at B’nai which was started as an opportunity for Moms/parents/caregivers and their babies to get out and about, play, socialize, share conversations and experiences and best of all… grow together! Call the BISNS office for information. Click here to download the registration form. Click here to register online.


Toddler Time Fall 2018
(Children ages 12–24 months with Adult)
Thursdays, September 20-January 24
9:30–11:00 a.m.
(Class not held on December 13, 27, January 3)
This interactive preschool sampler introduces children ages 12-24 months to our nursery school.  Children will celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays through art, story time, music and games supplemented by visits to the playground and ride room. We look forward to your participation.  Register online or contact the school office if you have any questions. Click here to download the registration form. Click here to register online.


Tikvah TwosTikvah Twos 2017 (Children 2-years-old between September 2018–January 2019)
Tuesday and Thursday (September through December accompanied by an adult)
9:30–11:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday (January–June unaccompanied)
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Our Tikvah Twos program is a full year class designed for children turning two between September 2018 and February 2019. Children are acclimated to our nursery school through developmentally appropriate music, art, creative play, movement and Judaics. We help children make the transition from home to school with a familiar adult participating at the beginning of the school year. In January 2019, the students will attend class independently. The following year, the student will register for one of our two-year-old classes.


Two-Year-Old ClassesTwos 2017
We offer two options for our two-year-old students, who must be two years of age by September 1st.
3-Day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
5-Day (Monday–Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Through a variety of hands-on learning experiences and in a group setting, our twos explore their world and gain a sense of self-confidence in a nurturing environment. Our goal is to provide a trusting setting where children new to school will be empowered to develop independence and view themselves as capable. Opportunities for learned autonomy include washing their own hands, being responsible for their belongings and classroom materials, putting on their own coats, and pouring their own water as well as making choices and learning scripts that help them enhance their negotiation skills during play. Within the two’s program we take time to introduce and familiarize the children with the basic concepts of Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. The two-year-old program is a wonderful time for them to begin developing their fine motor, social and cognitive skills through explorations that include sensory investigation, block building, imaginative play, art work, puzzles and games of matching and sorting.

Gross motor skills are enhanced on our playground and bike room by climbing, running, jumping and pedaling. We support and teach children to ask questions beginning at two years of age so that they can start to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Three-Year-Old ClassesThrees 2017
Our three–year-old students attend our 5-Day program
Monday–Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Our three-year-old children flourish through a curriculum that provides a multitude of opportunities for development in all areas, social, cognitive, gross and fine motor skills. Opportunities abound for hands on experiences with building, art, creative expression, sensory materials and beginning literary skills. We expand on group work, focusing on the development of expressive language and social scripts. We continue to build on their understanding and experiences with Shabbat and other Jewish Holidays as the children participate in the many blessings, expand their knowledge about the history and learn about traditions and mitzvahs in every day Jewish life. Giving the children access to many different materials allows them to learn as resourceful individuals with a natural sense of curiosity. Our three-year-old program is geared to help foster and further build their skills sets.


Pre-K ClassesPre-K 2017
Monday and Friday, 9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
All Pre-K students will engage in a challenging, enriching program. Activities will be exciting and innovative, promoting critical thinking, decision-making and strengthening skills in preparation for pre-academic success. Through a partnership with CESJDS our Pre-K classes have the unique opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their STEM Innovations Lab. Our students participate in Handwriting Without Tears which provides developmentally appropriate multisensory tools and strategies for handwriting, language and reading. Our Pre-K Program prepares children educationally and socially for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.

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.