• 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.

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 Josh C. Perlman

Hazzan

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Cantor Sarah Bolts

Associate Hazzan/Music Director

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, January 18
11:00 AM Gold Kippah Catch Up
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, January 25
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades 3–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 1
February Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Minyan
10:45 AM Pre-K Family Brunch
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat and Pre-K Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all February Birthdays

Saturday, February 8
Epic Shabbat/Education Shabbat
9:45 AM Epic Shabbat Family Brunch
9:45 AM 6th Graders leading Torah Service in Dweck Sanctuary
10:15 AM Children Join Their Monsters University Classes
10:30 AM Parent Discussion with Rabbi Berkowitz

Saturday, February 15
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 22
10:00 AM Brunch for 3rd Graders and Their Families
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K–6) and 3rd Grade Shabbat
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, February 29
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Kids Club
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, March 7
March Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all March Birthdays

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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