• 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.

Rabbi Penina Alexander

Rabbi Penina Alexander

Assistant Principal


Ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2009, Rabbi Penina has a Master’s Degree in Education from American Jewish University. She loves working with learners of all ages in various educational settings. In addition to teaching adults at Ramah Darom’s Passover retreat, she most recently taught a 12th grade senior sermon class at Milken Community High School and a 7th grade project-based learning class at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, CA. Rabbi Penina served as Rabbi in Residence at Camp Ramah in California for 3 years. As a Global Justice Fellow with the American Jewish World Service, Rabbi Penina advocated for the rights of women and girls worldwide. She served as Associate Director of Education at her former LA spiritual home, IKAR. Rabbi Penina is the proud mother of three wonderful boys, Ariel, Eliav and Amos.

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.