• 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.

Join Us

Thinking About Joining B’nai Israel? B’nai Israel is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming and vibrant synagogue community that fosters the spiritual growth of its individual members and encourages members’ involvement at all levels and at all life stages. Our Membership Committee focuses on:

  • Engaging members of the congregation and encouraging them to become more active in Jewish life and learning

  • Fostering communication between members, lay leadership, and synagogue staff about how we can best serve the needs of our community

  • Welcoming new members and those who might become members of our B’nai Israel family.

For more information about becoming a member of B’nai Israel Congregation, please contact Hal Ossman, Executive Director.

Shalom,

Vice President, Membership: David Stein

Staff Liaison: Hal Ossman

 

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Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Senior Rabbi

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Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

Assistant Rabbi

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Cantor Josh C. Perlman

Hazzan

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Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Associate Hazzan

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Rabbi Jonathan A. Schnitzer

Rabbi Emeritus

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Rabbi Matthew H. Simon

Rabbi Emeritus

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Cantor Robert Kieval

Hazzan Emeritus

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Become a Member

B’nai Israel is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming and vibrant synagogue community that fosters the spiritual growth of its individual members and encourages members’ involvement at all levels and at all life stages.

Learn more about becoming a member of B’nai Israel Congregation or join us for an upcoming event. We hope you’ll make us your home for Jewish life!

  • Sisterhood

    Sisterhood has heart. Come join us, have fun and get involved! We need volunteers to operate B'nai Israel's beautiful Judaicashop.

  • Men's Club

    The Men’s Club represents three goals: serving B’nai Israel and the larger community, strengthening Jewish values, and building camaraderie.

  • Israel Affairs

    The Israel Affairs committee strives to engage our synagogue members with Israel and Israelis.

  • Havurot

    A havurah is a small group of individuals with common interests and the desire to meet together on a regular basis to share life experiences, holiday activities, or study.

  • HAZAK

    HAZAK is an organization for mature adults sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

  • Youth Groups

    B’nai Israel’s Youth Department is the place to be! We offer exciting programs for children in kindergarten through college.

In Our Community

HOSPITALITY NEEDED: We have been contacted by an Israeli professor looking to rent a room in the Rockville area for 3 weeks in August. A room or basement with a kitchen would be ideal. She is also seeking to rent a car. If you can help with this mitzvah of hakhnasat orchim (welcoming guests), please contact Elly at elasson@umbc.edu.

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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