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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.



                          Kiddush Konversation                                                  Saturday, December 23 at 12:30 pm

Join us for lunch in the Triple Classroom on Saturday, December 23, starting promptly at 12:30 p.m., for our next Kiddush Konversation.   

This month's speaker will be Todd Gardner presenting a discussion on the History of Jewish Maryland.

                                      EAT, LEARN, & PRAY                                                                                 Saturday, January 6, at 9:15 AM                                           HAZAK   Shabbat                             

                                                                                                            Be sure to save  yourself a seat -                                                                                                                RSVP here                 

  Dates:    1/6, 2/3, 5/5 & 6/9                                                                                                                             Time: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM                                                                                                Come partake in breakfast and engaging    discussions led by Rabbi Rosenberg.       

EAT, LEARN & PRAY will add meaning and elevate your Shabbat. Following discussion and breakfast is an abbreviated Shabbat morning service.

Since there is a Kiddush provided within Eat, Learn & Pray at 9:15 AM, there will be no Kiddush following services.  

Rabbi Rosenberg's Installation Weekend  January  26 & January 27, 2018

Mark your calendars for a weekend of celebration as we officially install Rabbi Dina Rosenberg as the Rabbi of B’nai Shalom of Olney.



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

                                  Chanukah Laser Light Show                          Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30 PM   

This community event is sponsored through the generosity of donors from  B’nai Shalom of Olney & Shaare Tefila. 

Click here to RSVP before 12/15 

We have EIGHT nights to focus on bringing light to others. Can you do one thing each night to help our light shine brighter? We will be joining the ECS Kofim Class food drive to collect non-perishables to donate to the food pantry at St. John's Episcopal Church.  

The food drive will continue until December 20. We hope you will involve your child in this tzedakah project by asking them to help pick out foods that can be donated to give to those who need our help! 

Please bring a non-perishable food item to BSO during the week of Hanukkah, including at the Laser Light Show and during Religious School hours.  

       Collection boxes will be located at the front door entrances.

Any questions, please call BSO at 301-774-0879 
or email Shaare Tefila at: 

Upcoming Adult Education Classes  

  • Intro to Judaism at 7:45 p.m. -                                             1st Semester:  11/07, 11/28,12/12,12/19, 1/2, 1/23                      2nd Semester:  2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24                            3rd Semester: 5/10, 5/29, 6/05, 6/19                                                 Register here.      

  • Thinking Jewishly:                                                                  Wednesday, December 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the Library 
    Beginning January 18, classes will  be held on Thursday's at 1:00 p.m. in the Library
    March 8th and March 22nd classes will be taught by Arnold Sherman

  • Prayers & Their Meaning: 12/17 at 10:00 a.m.        Choose your own adventure! What is the purpose of standardized prayer and how did it come to be? Explore the history of the siddur (prayer book), beginning in Spain in 1486 until contemporary times with our new prayer book, Siddur Lev Shalem. Explore stylistic choices made to reflect authentic American Jewry and have a better understanding and familiarity with this innovative siddur.      

  • Eat, Learn, Pray 1/6, 2/3, 5/5 & 6/9   at 9:15 a.m.

  • Strategies for Achieving Your Goals: 1/9 at 7:45 p.m.

  • Torah on Tap: 1/16, 2/6, 3/6, 4/17, 5/8, 6/12 at              8:00 p.m. at Mama Lucia's in Olney                                    (Early Registration now being accepted - click here.)

  • Prayers and their Meaning: 1/17 at 7:45 p.m.

  • Challah Baking Class (Mark Kirk): 1/17 at 7:45 p.m.

  • Prayers and Their Meaning: The Mourner's Kaddish – Judaism's First Marketing Campaign                        (Hazzan Sara Geller): 1/25 at 7:45 p.m.




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