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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

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Daily Minyan

We are delighted to welcome you to B’nai Israel. At B’nai Israel, we are very proud of our daily minyan, which convenes on each weekday morning at 7:15 a.m. and at 8:00 p.m. in the evening. On Sundays, minyan is at 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. It provides a meaningful community for those who are saying kaddish, but it is much more. The minyan is a testament to our concern for the value of tefillah b’tzibbur, communal prayer. Coffee and cake are served each morning, with a more elaborate breakfast on Sundays and Wednesdays.

If you are new to the congregation, please be sure to introduce yourself to the clergy and other members of the minyan. We are always eager to welcome newcomers and to include your loved ones’ names before the recitation of kaddish and other prayers. We look forward to “davening” with you.

Please note that morning minyan begins at 9:00 a.m. on the following federal holidays:

Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
December 25
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
July 4

Minyan on other federal holidays begins at the regular time of 7:15 a.m.


Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Senior Rabbi


Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

Assistant Rabbi


Cantor Josh C. Perlman


Meet Members of Our Daily Minyan

  • “I have attended minyan every day since the passing of my mother. We care about one another and support each other like family. I look forward to attending as part of my daily routine.” - Joel S.

  • “From the beginning I felt a sense of belonging. After almost two years since my beloved husband passed, I still attend morning minyan. I feel blessed to belong to a wonderful, friendly and caring community.” - Patricia G.R.

  • “The very first day I attended, I was warmly welcomed by the Rabbi and other members of the minyan. The minyan has become part of my life. I joined B’nai the next year and never regretted it.” - Steve H.

Music and Sermons

Listen to a selection of music and sermons from B'nai Israel.

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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.