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OUR MISSION

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.

Rabbi Scott Hoffman was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland where he attended Shaare Tefila Congregation.  Rabbi Hoffman earned a BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, an MHL and ordination from JTS in 1991, and more recently a Ph.D. in Talmud and rabbinics from New York University. His primary academic interest is the analysis of Biblical and rabbinic texts, often in ways that are "outside the box." Most of Rabbi Hoffman's career has been spent serving two congregations in Long Island, the Lake Success Jewish Center (1995-2007) and Temple Israel of South Merrick (2007-2018). He is a past president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Nassau/Suffolk/Queens and has served on the boards of the RA Executive Council, the Hillel Institute for Conversion, the Long Island Board of Rabbis, the Great Neck Interfaith Clergy Association and the Black/Jewish Coalition for Justice.

Rabbi Hoffman has been married since 1989 to Phyllis Golden Hoffman, an opera singer with degrees from the Hartt School of Music (BA) and the Manhattan School of Music (MA). Phyllis has been for the last several years a teacher at PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, located in Coney Island. Rabbi and Phyllis are the proud parents of three adult children, David (25), Reuven (22) and Ethan (21).

Besides his work and family, Rabbi Hoffman's passion is running, a sport he has loved since his mother bought him Nike Waffle Trainers in 1976.  He can be reached by email at  rabbihoffman@bnaishalomofolney.org

Religious School Registration is NOW OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that 2019/2020 Religious School registration is now open! We have many exciting offerings for our students this year and have a more flexible schedule in place to accommodate our families.  Program details and costs are described here.
 

Please click here to register*  

EVENTS

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BSO Facility Rentals

Think of BSO for your corporate rental needs.

Our functional space and outstanding hospitality make BSO the perfect place to hold meetings, conferences and classes.

Contact the BSO Office for more information.

 

Join us on Monday, October 28th at 8:00 p.m. at Mama Luccia's in Olney for our first Torah on Tap of the New Year!  We start our popular discussion series with Rabbi Hoffman leading us on the topic "The Bible says....THAT??" RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

 

CONTACT US 


Contact us for information about our community and membership
opportunities    

 B'NAI SHALOM OF OLNEY

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 Chai Circle helps make it possible for B'nai Shalom of Olney to subsidize membership commitments and/or Religious School tuition for anyone who wishes to be a member of our congregation but is not able to afford it. This is an important facet of our long-standing commitment to making our community open to all who wish to be a part of it. 

Levels of Giving

Chai (Circle of Life)- $5,000 +

Gibborim (Heroes)- $2,500-$4,999

Bonim (Builders)- $1,000-$2,499

N'deevim (Donors)- $500-$999

Tomchim (Contributors)- $18-$499

Please click here to donate.

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Regal Judaica Shop at B'nai Shalom of Olney is open by appointment only.  Please call Robin at 301-774-5236.

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