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B’nai Shalom of Olney is an egalitarian, Conservative Jewish congregation, committed to enhancing life through prayer, religious education, Mitzvot, community outreach and social action. We join together to share in one another’s Simhot and sorrows. It is our goal to meet the diverse spiritual, religious and social needs of our members with the framework and traditions of Conservative Judaism. We nurture our Judaic growth through engaging educational programs for children and adults. We strive to further the causes of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. We build unity with our fellow Jews and the community at large in the spirit of love and respect.


Adult Education -   Click here to   see all Adult Ed

Saturday, February 24, 12:30 p.m. - Kiddush Konversation       Join us for lunch on Saturday, February 24, for our next Kiddush Konversation. This month's speaker will be Al Temin, presenting a discussion on: "Developments between Israel and India.”

Thinking Jewishly - Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.                                 Resumes on March 8

We will continue to explore contemporary issues through a Jewish lens, based on the weekly parsha.  Together, we will “Think Jewishly.”

Join Arnold Sherman as he teaches the following classes:
March 8: "Could I ever be a Nazi?  Never!"                           
March 15:   “The Abandonment of the Jews"

Inclusion Shabbat - Saturday, February 24


"The house of worship represents one place where barriers     fall and we stand equal before G-D."

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. This Saturday, BSO will be holding our Disability and Inclusion Shabbat. Please join us as we raise awareness of the special value that everyone in our congregation adds to our community. Experience a Shabbat that focuses on inclusion, accessibility and an enhanced belonging for all members.

After services we will be dedicating an accessible Mezuzah      to be placed on our front door.

             BSO Scholar in Residence Program                                                                       Sunday, February 25                                                                                              10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

There are still a few seats available - RSVP Here!

                     (appropriate for high school age and above)

"What is Justice? The Nuremberg Trials and Beyond"     
Join Dr. Edna Friedberg,  JTS Fellow and Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for an exploration of the centrality and power of a public day of reckoning, for survivors and for societies.          

             Seats Are Going Fast!  - Click here to RSVP                                Light refreshments to be served
Special seating blocks have been set aside for Hazak, Sisterhood & Men's Club members. Indicate any seating preferences on the  RSVP form.


                                 Shabbat Walk and Playtime                                   with Rabbi Rosenberg
                       Saturday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Tots – 2nd grade and their families welcome! BSO will provide a sweet treat afterwards.
                                                            Sign-up here
Celebrate Shabbat by enjoying a relaxing nature walk and socializing with BSO friends; join us in this wonderful opportunity for families to slow life down a little, see the sights, hear the sounds and discover new experiences with one another.
                 We will be meeting at Olney Mills Pool                                       (3611 Briars Rd, Brookeville, MD) at 4:00 pm.                             Let us know if you can join us, and sign up here.
                                                                Walk-ins are welcome!

                 Special Lecture Co-Sponsored                             with Chabad of Olney
                      Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.

 "Behind Enemy Lines" Lecture - at the Olney Theatre Center 
               Click here for more details and to register.




Contact us for information about our community and membership


18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney, MD 20832  [MAP/DIRECTIONS]


Administrative Office: (301) 774-0879/Fax: (301) 774-3992   

Religious School Office: (301) 774-9323

Early Childhood Office: (301) 570-0699


             The ECSC Silent Auction at the Purim                                  Carnival  is looking for items to be                       donated for bidding. 


Do you have your own business or contacts who can help with donations?  Click here for a list of ideal items.


  Wednesday, February 28 at 6:15 p.m.
                          BSO Family Purim Celebration                                 and    Full Megillah Reading

When a tornado rips through Olney, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Shushan. 
They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward Ahasuerus
 palace to meet the Wizard.  All ages are encouraged to come along on this daring adventure!  

Storytelling & Hamantashen 
Food, drinks, activities & a full Megillah reading for all ages

              Mac & Cheese Boxes as Groggers —
                                                                                           No Way!?!   But—Yes, it’s true!


USY will be selling boxes of Mac & Cheese to use as Groggers  on Wednesday, February 28, before the Megillah reading that is open to all ages! They will be $2/box or 3 for $5.

The proceeds will go to Tikun Olam - the USY Tzedukkah, and the boxes of Mac & Cheese will be donated to Olney Help after they are used.


March 1 at 9:45 a.m.                                                                                           ECS  Purim Costume Parade & Sing-Along                

Join us for a festive Purim sing-along led by Hazzan Geller and Rabbi Dina!  Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends are invited for singing and story telling! 

                                                                    Please bring boxes of Macaroni and Cheese to use as "groggers" (noise makers) during the story-telling. Afterward, we will donate all of the boxes to the food pantry at St. Johns!

                     March 4, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 
              Religious School Purim Carnival 

        (Click here for a copy of the Religious    School Purim Flyer)

Enjoy DOZENS of Booths, a Moon Bounce, an Obstacle Course & More Surprises! ◾ The Men’s Club will be Selling Lunch ◾ Sisterhood Hamantashen Sale ◾ Men’s Club Passover Wine Tasting and Sale ◾ ECSC Silent Auction and Much, Much More!  (Parents must accompany their children.)
Tickets: Buy tickets here or by clicking the "buy tickets" icon or at the door. 50 cents each or 25 for $10.  Special Ticket passport for ages 7 and under - $8. 


Men's Club Passover Wine Fundraiser 

Click here to print the list/order form, or pick one up in the BSO main lobby on the credenza.                                                                                                                                                                                       
Contact Steve Leavey with questions or to place an order at: or call 301-384-8928 or 301-325-4859.




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