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    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

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Talmud Torah Religious School

Talmud Torah School Hours
Sunday 9:00 AM-12:15 PM (Grades K-6)
Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM (Grades 3-6)
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 PM (Grades 7-10)

Talmud Torah Office Contact Information
Moshe Ben-Lev  301-816-5574, moshebl@bnaiisraelcong.org
Rabbi Penina Alexander  301-816-5566, peninaa@bnaiisraelcong.org
Leydi Solano  301-816-5576, leydis@bnaiisraelcong.org

2019-2020 Calendar

B’nai Israel’s Talmud Torah Religious School is a dynamic, engaging and creative Jewish learning environment that incorporates the latest in educational practices. We especially focus on creating a social-emotional space where we recognize each student’s strengths and build a strong community.

Our students are active learners who create, explore, and are guided as they discover the relevance of Judaism in their lives. Our teachers are thoughtful, committed and caring who focus on a student-centered approach for learners with a variety of learning styles.

What are the goals we have for our Talmud Torah students?

  • To learn Jewish practices and observances for Shabbat, holidays, and every day
  • To gain a working knowledge of prayer Hebrew
  • To build a Jewish community of peers and families
  • To experience working together in an environment including project-based learning and experiential education
  • To be joyful in their Jewish practices and beliefs

Please contact Education Director, Moshe Ben-Lev or call 301-881-6550 with any questions. We look forward to learning with you!

 

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Moshe Ben-Lev

Education Director

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Rabbi Penina Alexander

Assistant Principal

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Leydi Solano

Assistant to the Education Department

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Talmud Torah image

“I love Talmud Torah!  Each day I am excited to read Hebrew, chant prayers, learn about Judaism, and have fun.” Gabrielle B.

“I like Judaics because I like to learn stories about the past and I love my teacher because she’s really fun and nice.” Kyley K.

“The classes are really relatable.  There are points I can take from discussions in Upper School and apply to the rest of my life.” Talya B.

“It’s a good way to meet people at B’nai Israel and participate in the community. Upper School rocks!” Jordana G.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Talmud Torah

1. Engaging Teachers

2.  Creative and Interactive Curriculum

3.  Exciting chugim specials

4.  Music, computers and technology – connecting Judaism to our everyday lives.

5.  Fantastic field trips

6.  Flexible scheduling

7.  Friendly families

8.  Warm community

9.  Approachable and involved clergy

10.  Life-long friendships are made here

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, January 18
11:00 AM Gold Kippah Catch Up
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, January 25
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades 3–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 1
February Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Minyan
10:45 AM Pre-K Family Brunch
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat and Pre-K Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all February Birthdays

Saturday, February 8
Epic Shabbat/Education Shabbat
9:45 AM Epic Shabbat Family Brunch
9:45 AM 6th Graders leading Torah Service in Dweck Sanctuary
10:15 AM Children Join Their Monsters University Classes
10:30 AM Parent Discussion with Rabbi Berkowitz

Saturday, February 15
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 22
10:00 AM Brunch for 3rd Graders and Their Families
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6) and 3rd Grade Shabbat
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 29
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Kids Club
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, March 7
March Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all March Birthdays