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 The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.”
~Elie Wiesel
In the wake of the tragedy that occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation, Jewish communities nationwide are standing in solidarity with our friends in Pittsburgh. Please join us in participating in the 
Go Fund Me Campaign for this sacred community.
Your contribution will go directly to the Tree of Life congregation to help them rebuild and to support the victims and their families.


We are so deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support we had at our Interfaith Vigil on Tuesday evening, October 30. Thank you to the many congregants, community members, clergy, leaders of faith, police officers, fire fighters and elected officials who walked into our Sanctuary determined to stand together and love and strengthen one another.  If you were not able to attend, or simply want to hear the inspiring words and beautiful music from the event, here is the link to the streamed video.


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.



Please join us for a Congregational Meeting 

Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

Take this opportunity to participate in a discussion about the future of B'nai Shalom of Olney.  This will be one of our most important meetings, where we will review our challenges and discuss possible solutions to sustain the synagogue for our future.  Thanks to those who have contributed so much of their time on various committees, the BSO Taskforce, the Board, and in various volunteer roles throughout the BSO community.


Click here to RSVP.


Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events!



Synagogue Skills Class - Tuesday, January 22, 8:00 p.m.

Join Hazzan Geller for our Synagogue Skills Session.  This session will cover how to lead the evening minyan - the melody and customs.  All are welcome.


Learning from our Congregants : Joshua Shallom  Presentation on Prophecy - Sunday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.

Our Scholar in Residence program begins in February.  In preparation, we will have the pleasure of learning from fellow congregants!  Sunday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m., Joshua Shallom will be our educator for a session about Prophecy.


Men's Club Paid Up Dinner/Game Night - Sunday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.

Join the Men's Club for their Paid Up Membership Dinner & Game Night.  Cold cuts & beer will be provided.  After dinner, there will be a variety of games to enjoy.  RSVP here by January 22nd.


Save the Dates:

Announcement for all high schoolers: Join BSO USY from 6:45-9:00 p.m. on January 26th for our Casino Night! Come to the opening of the first ever casino in Olney and enjoy snacks, poker, blackjack, and more! For only $10 (entry fee) and an additional $5 for every set of chips, come support our shul’s youth and have the chance to win gift cards and other prizes! All of the proceeds go to Tikkun Olam… so why not come?! RSVP to Maya.

Disability/Inclusion Shabbat  Service -  February 9


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 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.



Please click here to access B'nai Shalom Live Streaming



Click here to see our 2018-2019 Congregational Shabbat Dinner Series.      




                                  Click Here for more information about YES! 




Regal Judaica Shop at B'nai Shalom of Olney will be having NEW regular hours beginning October 16.

Sundays - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesdays - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesdays - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

OR always by appointment 301-774-5236


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Thu, January 24 2019 18 Shevat 5779