Contact Us

Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – noon when Religious School is in session

The office is closed on Jewish holidays and major Federal holidays.

Main Number: 301-652-2606
Fax Number: 301-907-8559

Lifecycle Emergencies

If there is a lifecycle emergency, contact Rabbi Harris first: 301-652-2606, ext. 105. If he does not pick up, contact the synagogue office: 301-652-2606.

After office hours, call the following numbers in this sequence until you have reached one of these synagogue officers who can provide the information you need immediately:

  • Rabbi Harris: (301) 928-7288
  • Rabbi Megdal: (240) 781-8689
  • Hazzan Fradkin: (240) 543-0218


From Washington, DC

  • Go north on Wisconsin Avenue
  • Make a diagonal left onto Old Georgetown Road (MD-187 West) in downtown Bethesda at the intersection with East-West Highway
  • Go approximately one mile
  • Congregation Beth El is on your right at the light for Huntington Parkway

From the Beltway (495)

  • From the Beltway (495), exit at Old Georgetown Road (exit 36)
  • Follow the exit ramp south toward Bethesda
  • Continue on Old Georgetown Road for 1 3/4 miles
  • Congregation Beth El is on your left at the light for Huntington Parkway