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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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Celebrating Purim

Purim celebrates the courage of Queen Esther, who pleaded before King Ahasuerus to save the Jews of Persia from the destructive plot of the wicked Haman. Drawing on key words from the Scroll of Esther, v’nahafokh hu (the plot was turned on its head), Purim is celebrated as “topsy-turvy day”. Children and adults dress in costume, and the day is marked by feasting and revelry. The four commandments of the holiday include: reading the Megillah (Scroll of Esther), Se’udat Purim (Purim feast), Mishloach Manot (sending gifts of food), and Matanot L’evyonim (charitable gifts to the poor).

At B’nai Israel, children and adults come in costume, and the Megillah is chanted in the evening and morning by teen and adult members of the congregation. Our annual Purim carnival is a real treat, so popular that it is divided into shifts for younger and older children. Our age-appropriate youth services are led by members of the clergy and professional staff with significant participation by the children. The congregation provides opportunities to support community charities.

Mishloah Manot

Celebrate Purim and support B’nai Israel by fulfilling the mitzvah of Mishloah Manot (sending gifts of food to family and friends).
Orders will be accepted February 10-28.
Contact Debbie Anolik with questions.


Click here for the Purim Home Enhancement Guide.

For information on ordering and pricing for Mishloach Manot, click here.

To send Mishloach Manot, click here. 

See below for Purim events.




Purim Services & Programs

Purim Carnival and Youth Megillah Reading

When: Monday, March 09, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


4:45 PM Carnival Round 1 (Preschoolers) 6:00 PM  Youth… More details

Purim Eve Traditional Megillah Reading

When: Monday, March 09, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


Morning Minyan and Traditional Megillah Reading If you would… More details

Children’s Purim Spiel

When: Sunday, March 08, 2020

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation


All children and their parents are invited to enjoy… More details

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.