• 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.

Saturday Youth & Family Programs

Kids love to pray at B’nai! Join us for services and programs for youth of all ages from our Tot Shabbat service on up to our USY Teen Minyan. Be sure to also check out our Gold Kippah Honor Society prayer mastery program just for kids! Click here for our Shabbat FAQs.


Tot Shabbat (Ages 5 and Under with Parent)
Shabbat Mornings, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
This service introduces our youngest children to the joys of Shabbat. The program, which combines singing, storytelling, and movement, is a great way for families to find a chevrah (a friendly community) at B’nai Israel. The Tot Shabbat listserv offers timely information about special events and services. To join, send an email to Arielle Katzel.


Mini Minyan (Grades K-2)
Shabbat Mornings, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
September 29, October 20, November 17, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
Using a siddur specially crafted for our students, children are encouraged to lead prayers and actively participate. The service generally concludes with a story or an abbreviated Torah service and parasha discussion. On weeks when Mini Minyan does not meet, students in this age group are encouraged to attend Junior Congregation.


Junior Congregation (Grades 3–6 when Mini Minyan meets, Grades K–6 when Mini Minyan does not meet)
Shabbat Mornings, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
This service, largely led by the children themselves, includes a short Torah discussion, game, or parasha play. Children from the Talmud Torah and the day schools are encouraged to read Torah and lead prayers together. Children are invited to attend this service with or without their parents.


Teen Minyan
October 6, November 3, December 8, January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 11
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This special service is led by and for teens. This year, teen minyan will take place on the first Saturday of every month, beginning October 7. Join us for creative, interactive services, discussions, and unique parasha presentations designed around special themes. Want to lead a teen minyan? Contact Moshe Ben-Lev, Education Director.


Shabbatot by Grade
During the course of the year we honor our students at special grade-level Shabbatot.  Click here for the Shabbatot by Grade schedule for 2018-2019.



Upcoming Programs

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, July 20
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat

Saturday, July 27
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat led by Arielle Katzel

Saturday, August 3
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (K–6)
11:00 AM Superhero, Princess and Prince Tot Shabbat

Saturday, August 10
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, August 17
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

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

Saturday, August 31
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Gold Kippah Honor Society

The B’nai Israel Gold Kippah Honor Society celebrates our worship tradition by recognizing students for their proficiency in various prayers. Learn more about our Gold Kippah Honor Society.

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Birthday Shabbat

At our monthly “Birthday Shabbat” we recognize children celebrating recent birthdays. Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for the date of the next Birthday Shabbat. Yom Huledet Sameach to all our birthday kids!

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Shabbat Services and Programs for Adults

Stimulate your mind with services and captivating programs for adults with a range of Jewish backgrounds

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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.