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

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

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Torah Fund: Supporting Conservative Judaism Around the World

Torah Fund helps preserve, promote and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism by supporting programs and providing scholarships at five seminaries around the world.

By donating to the Torah Fund, an ongoing project of our Sisterhood and the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, you will support the education of the future rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars who will serve as the gifted leaders and innovators of the Conservative Movement.  Here are a few examples of the impact of these seminaries on Jewish life and learning:

  • The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York City) turns Jewish scholarship into transformative action and leadership. Our congregation’s rabbis are graduates of JTS and outstanding examples of the value of a forward-looking JTS education.
  • The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles) made history when it opened the first independent rabbinical school on the West Coast.
  • The Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany) graduated the first Masorti rabbi ordained in Europe since the Holocaust.
  • The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem) builds a cadre of leaders who inspire and impact Israeli society, presenting a voice for religious pluralism and tolerance.
  • The Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires) is the academic, cultural, and religious center of Conservative (Masorti) Judaism in Latin America, training not only rabbis but also cantors and teachers at all levels.  

Each year, the Torah Fund creates a pin whose theme expresses its mission. This year’s pin aptly says “Atid,” which means “future” in Hebrew. The seminaries of the Conservative/Masorti movement, which we support through Torah Fund, are doing the essential work that helps us navigate our future together, as one people.

Individual donors to Torah Fund at the $180 Benefactor level or higher receive this distinctive Torah Fund pin in recognition of their gift.

B’nai Israel Congregation will host a Torah Fund celebration dinner Wednesday, November 28, 2018, featuring Rabbi Rami Schwartzer, whose creative work with millennials helps guarantee our Jewish future.  Click here for details.

In addition to pins, a wide variety of beautiful greeting cards, each costing $5.00, are available at any time during the year to benefit Torah Fund. Special gift cards for celebration and condolence are $18 and $50.

If you have questions, need more information about Torah Fund, wish to order a pin, or want to make a donation of any size, please contact Torah Fund Co-chairs Judy Saks or Nancy Eig.

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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.

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