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.

Israel Affairs

B’nai Israel has long defined itself as an Israel-centric congregation, eager to connect and engage with Israel and Israelis.  Programs like Conversation Israel and the annual Yom HaAtzmaut celebration offer members of the congregation the opportunity to celebrate the Jewish State and immerse themselves into the process of shaping Israeli society.  Our Israel Connection e-Newsletter offers alerts and information about how you can get more involved. If you would like to be included in this listserv, please contact Susan.

Support the institutions of the Conservative Movement and sustain the Jewish soul!

MASORTI the congregational arm of the Conservative Movement in Israel, supports a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision for Judaism and Israel. The more than 70 Masorti congregations throughout Israel are a primary address for many of the religious and social needs of the 80% of the Israeli population who are not Orthodox. Unlike Orthodox congregations, Masorti’s spiritual services, b’nai mitzvah programs, nursery schools, camps, youth groups, and social services receive no support from the Israeli government.  Your contribution to Masorti is critical to help sustain a “third way” — not secular Judaism, not ultra-Orthodoxy.

There are two ways to contribute.  Support the movement as a whole or contribute directly to our sister congregation, Ya’ar Ramot in Jerusalem.  Contributors of $120 or more to Ya’ar Ramot will become overseas members of that congregation.  We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Arnie Bender of Ya’ar Ramot to B’nai Israel on Tuesday evening, September 27.

Mercaz is the Conservative Movement’s party in the World Zionist Organization. Your membership in Mercaz enables the movement to secure millions of dollars of funding from the Jewish Agency for movement programs. Mercaz is one of the strongest voices in Israel on issues of Jewish pluralism.

Click here to download the Masorti/Mercaz flyer.


Follow our 2018 Multi-Generational Experience Israel Tour with Rabbi Michael Safra.  Click here to read the blog, see pictures and hear testimonials.

Upcoming Israel Events

Zikaron BaSalon: Yom HaShoah Program

When: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Stories of survival come alive as told by Holocaust… More details

Masa Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) Program

When: Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Yom HaZikaron is the Israeli National Day of Remembrance… More details

Yom HaAtzmaut Reception

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Join Tamar Sommer, Congregational Shlicha for a Yom HaAtzmaut… More details

Yom HaAtzmaut Concert Featuring the Machaya Klezmer Band

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Join local hazzanim from the Cantors Assembly Seaboard Region… More details

Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, May 10, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


5:45 PM Wine & Cheese Reception 6:15 PM Welcome… More details

Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, June 21, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Welcome Shabbat with an Israeli-style Kabbalat Shabbat service al… More details

Seretime (Israeli Movie Night) in June for Adults

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


This event is for adults only. More details

Event Calendar

Visit our Event Calendar for all upcoming programs and meetings.

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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.