Visit Us

Whether you are coming for a lecture, family program, Jewish holiday celebration, b-mitzvah, funeral, wedding, or worship service; whether you are visiting from near or far, welcome! We hope you enjoy your visit.

On the right, past the security desk, is our main office; come on in and say hello to our staff!

All of our religious services, including daily minyan and our lay-led services, and most of our programs are open to everyone.

If you come to the Shabbat morning service: Come in, introduce yourself to one of our friendly ushers when you arrive. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as offer helpful tidbits regarding Jewish tradition and culture or Beth El practices. Don’t forget to stop by the new hospitality table during Shabbat kiddush to meet and talk to board members, clergy, and other congregants. If you are walking to Beth El for Shabbat, click here for a map of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Eruv.

Service Times

  • Daily Minyan – Morning: Monday – Thursday at 8:15 am (9:00 am on secular holidays); Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Daily Minyan – Evening: Sunday – Thursday at 8:00 pm (8:20 pm when the Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute is in session)
  • Erev Shabbat Services: Friday at 6:30 pm
  • Shabbat Morning Services: Saturday at 9:15 am

Please note: Morning Minyan takes place at 9:00 am on federal holidays and other days when the Beth El building is closed. Evening minyan is 8:20 pm on Wednesdays when the Scolnic Institute is in session, and there is no 6:30 pm service on Shir Yachad Fridays. 

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The office is closed on Jewish holidays and major Federal holidays. Looking for support outside of office hours for a lifecycle emergency? Click here for more information.


Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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