• 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.

Memorials & Dedication Plaques

B’nai Israel offers many opportunities for donors to purchase plaques in celebration of lifecycle events or to memorialize their loved ones. A Simcha plaque on our Builder’s Wall or our Simcha board is intended to commemorate a happy event, such as a birth, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, or an anniversary. Donors often purchase a Simcha plaque in advance so that it can be installed just prior to the event. A bronze yahrzeit plaque in the Shirley and Stanley Hayman Chapel, or a plexiglass plaque in the Chaim M. Uberman Memorial Alcove, are memorials to a deceased loved one. Donors typically wait until a year after the bereavement to make this purchase. Dedication of yahrzeit and memorial plaques takes place during a Yizkor service of the donor’s choosing following the installation of the plaque. Yahrzeit plaque donors receive yearly notification of the anniversary and a memorial light is lit next to the plaque throughout the month of the yahrzeit.

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Please contact Allison Karasik (240-221-2507) to discuss your plans for a memorial or dedication plaque at B’nai Israel. We look forward to hearing from you.


Words from our Members

“Over the past many years we have purchased bricks on the Builder’s Wall to celebrate the b’nai mitzvot of our children, followed by their weddings, and more recently the b’nai mitzvot of our grandchildren. All of us enjoy the great memories of these events when we see the “bricks” in the synagogue where all the events took place. We have also purchased plaques in the Uberman Memorial Alcove to memorialize our loved ones. With these plaques, needless to say, we are proud to have helped B’nai Israel remain the vibrant and caring synagogue we all know and love.”

– Elaine and David G.

Memorials & Dedication Plaque Options

  • Our Celebrations

    An ideal spot to commemorate your family's many simchas. Each brass plate holds treasured memories of your lifecycle events.

  • Bronze Yahrzeit Memorial

    Cast bronze plaques contain the deceased’s English and Hebrew names, and year of birth and death, are located in the comforting setting of our Shirley and Stanley Hayman Chapel.

  • Plexiglass Memorial

    Beautiful modern plaques in the Chaim M. Uberman Memorial Alcove offer donors the opportunity to memorialize their loved ones in a detailed and personalized format.

  • Our Builder’s Wall

    Families can commemorate a birth, a bar or bat mitzvah, a wedding, or a special anniversary by dedicating a ‘brick’ on our Builder’s Wall. Your simcha becomes a permanent part of this beautiful sculpture.

  • Fund of Life

    Establishing an endowment fund at B’nai Israel creates a legacy of support for Judaism for our children, grandchildren and future generations. An engraved brass plate recognizes your generosity and foresight.

  • Hineini Society Annual

    In the spirit of tzedakah, the Annual Giving—Hineini Society Campaign is an opportunity for every member of B’nai Israel to provide a contribution that is allocated to this year’s current operating costs.

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.