On Monday, February 17 morning minyan is at 9:00 AM and evening minyan is at 8:00 PM.

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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.

Hal Ossman

Hal Ossman

Executive Director


Prior to joining B’nai Israel Congregation as Executive Director in the summer of 2018, Hal Ossman served as the Chief Campus Officer of Hillel International, overseeing departments and initiatives that impact student engagement on campus and Hillel operational excellence.

Early in his career, Hal served as the Assistant Director of University of Arizona Hillel and the Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel as well as serving as the Young Leadership Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Later, Hal served as Executive Director of the University of Delaware Hillel and Cornell Hillel prior to becoming Chief Campus Officer. While at Cornell, Hal served as the Chair of the Hillel Directors Cabinet and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Hillel International.

Hal holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in History and Judaic Studies and a master’s degree in Management and a master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. Hal lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Rachel and daughters Sage and Erin.

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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.