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

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    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.

Gold Kippah Honor Society

About the Gold Kippah Honor Society

B’nai Israel’s Gold Kippah Honor Society recognizes students for their proficiency in various prayers. Students mark completion of each prayer with a sticker on their individualized Gold Kippah forms and are awarded at four levels: Blue Kippah, Bronze Kippah, Silver Kippah, and Gold Kippah. In addition to receiving an appropriately colored kippah for each level, students receiving the Gold Kippah have their names inscribed on a plaque in the Goldberg Youth Chapel.

Our Gold Kippah Siddur presents the prayers that children learn for the Honor Society, arranged by level. The siddur includes a booklet, a PDF with sound, and a CD. The siddur is distributed to all Talmud Torah students in grades 3–7. Others are invited to pick up a free copy from the Education Office.

Visit our audio pages to access the sound files.

Click here for Gold Kippah FAQs.

 What Parents Are Saying

“The Gold Kippah Honor Society motivated my children to go to Shul on Shabbos and has laid the groundwork for them to be future Jewish leaders.” – Bobby E.

“We loved watching our daughter learn the prayers and gain the confidence to lead them during Junior Congregation and even in the main sanctuary!”- Alan F.

“The program has been a great motivator for my two children to learn and master many different Hebrew prayers and blessings. They are especially excited when they reach a new level in the program and earn a new colored kippah.” – Bonnie A.

“We are so proud of how proficient they are becoming, and, more importantly, we love to see how proud they are of themselves with each new sticker earned and each new level attained.” – Julie B.

 

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, May 18
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (for children in grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday May 25
11:00 AM Student Led Youth Service
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, June 1
Summer Send-Off & June/July Birthday Shabbat
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all of our June and July Birthdays
11:50 AM Recognition and “Send-off” in Dweck Sanctuary

Saturday, June 8
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, June 15
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent) led by Juliann Goldman

Saturday, June 22
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, June 29
11:00 AM Dinosaur Shabbat in Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, July 6
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, July 13
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
11:00 AM Beach Shabbat in Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, July 20
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, July 27
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent) led by Arielle Katzel

Saturday, august 3
August Birthday Shabbat
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
11:00 AM Superhero, Princess and Prince Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

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.

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