THANKSGIVING – Thursday, November 22 – Minyan is at 9:00 AM and 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


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Shabbat Services

Welcome to B’nai Israel! Shabbat is a most special time at B’nai Israel. Our Friday evening services are brief, participatory, and user-friendly, filled with singing and ruach (spirit). Periodically, these services are enhanced with special themes or followed by dinners and special programs. The warmth of B’nai Israel is particularly visible on Shabbat morning. In addition to celebrating baby namings, b’nai mitzvah, and aufrufen, we honor members of our community for various life-cycle events. We also offer youth services for tots to teens, along with learner services and Torah discussions for adults. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you.

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Rabbi Michael J. Safra

Senior Rabbi

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Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

Assistant Rabbi

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Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Associate Hazzan

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Cantor Josh C. Perlman

Hazzan

All Friday Night Shabbat Services
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Brief, participatory, and user-friendly, filled with singing and ruach. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

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Musical Shabbat experience enhancing our traditional service with special themes. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

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Bring in Shabbat in delicious style with friends new and old at these dairy dinners. Learn more here about all Friday night programs.

All Saturday Shabbat Services
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Stimulate your mind with captivating discussions and text study. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

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Learn about the structure of the Shabbat services and discuss themes and ideas in an inviting atmosphere. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

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We offer Shabbat programs for families and kids of all ages like Shabbat Magic. Learn more here about all Saturday Shabbat programs.

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, November 24
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, December 1
Tailgate and December Birthday Shabbat, 6th Grade Family B'nai Mitzvah Institute
10:00 AM Special Service for
6th Graders and their Families
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–5)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat
(ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all of our December Birthdays

Saturday, December 8
10:00 AM Brunch for 5th graders and their families
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Mini Minyan (grades K–2)
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades 3–6) and 5th Grade Shabbat
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent) and
2’s, Transitional 2’s and Toddler Time Shabbat

Saturday, December 15
10:00 AM Brunch for Kindergarteners and their families
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
10:30 AM Teen Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, December 22
11:00 AM Youth Service with Tamar Sommer (K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, December 29
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

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.

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