Monday, May 27, 2019: Morning Minyan is at 9:00 AM for Memorial Day.

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    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD 20852-4195

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

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Open Beit Midrash on July 17

Open Beit Midrash on July 17

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Text Study
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Jewish Text, Just for Fun
This summer, B’nai Israel will host an “Open Beit Midrash,” a place for learners of all backgrounds to gather together and to learn with a chevruta (study partner). Each session will be led by one of our clergy. A Jewish text (in English) will be distributed along with guiding questions to help you dig deeper into the text as you read it with your chevruta. Afterwards we will gather for a discussion of the text, led by one of the clergy. If you have a chevruta in mind, call them up and ask them to reserve the dates as well. If you are looking for one, contact Rabbi Berkowitz (301-816-5575), or can just show up on a Tuesday night and he will find you a match!
Schedule of Teachers and Topics
July 17 – Rabbi Michael Safra – Jewish Pluralism: Can We Both Really Be Right?
July 24 – Rabbi Mitch Berkowitz – The Shema, Its Signs and Symbols
July 31 – Cantor Ilana Wolpert – Reading Philip Roth’s “Defender of the Faith”

Organized by: Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

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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.