Sukkot begins Sunday evening, September 23. 

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    If you would like more information, we can be reached in the following ways.

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

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

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The Shabbos Project

Prepare for Shabbat

The Great Family Challah Bake
Wednesday, October 25
Chair: Stacy Kahn
5:00-5:45 p.m. Session 1
5:45-6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:15-7:00 p.m. Session 2
$18/adult, $9/child (ages 2–12), children under 2 are free of charge, $50 immediate family maximum (fee includes choice of session and dairy dinner)
*This is an allergy-aware event. The challah bake is nut free; gluten and egg allergies will be accommodated.

Families are invited to come together for games, dinner, and mixing dough to take home and bake for Shabbat. Each child will have a chance to braid pre-made dough that will be frozen and donated to local organizations. Questions? Contact Arielle Katzel, Family Engagement Coordinator (301-816-5567). Click here to register online. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 18.

This event is cosponsored by the Bender JCC, PJ Library, and CESJDS and is supported by a grant from The Jewish Food Experience, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.


Celebrate Shabbat with Family and Friends on Friday, October 27

Join millions of Jews from around the world in bringing the holiness of Shabbat into your home…your way. The Shabbos Project began in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the goal of introducing Shabbat and making its practices accessible to a wide audience. We want every member of our community to experience Shabbat on this special week. Invite guests or enjoy a quiet meal with your family. If you would like to be hosted for a Shabbat meal, please contact Rabbi Berkowitz’s office (301-816-5575, so that he can create connections. Visit for details about this worldwide phenomenon.