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Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt of B'nai Tzedek Synagogue in Potomac Maryland

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt founded Congregation B’nai Tzedek in 1988. He’s our spiritual leader, an educator, an outspoken supporter of Israel, a respected voice in our region on issues important to the Jewish community here and abroad, and a compassionate confidant in times of need. His open discussions during Shabbat services, annual Yom Kippur afternoon discussion, DC Lunch and Learn and NYC field trip with our confirmation kids are particularly popular. We might also mention that he’s a comedian. Life doesn’t always have to be so serious.

He is the author of, “God, Prayer and Spirituality,” a compilation of his sermons, writings and articles, “Living in the Shadow of Death:  A Rabbi Copes with Cancer,” as well as numerous articles and columns. Rabbi Weinblatt and his wife, Symcha, have four adult children and five grandchildren.

Cantor Marshall Kapell of B'nai Tzedek Synagogue in Potomac Maryland

Cantor Marshall Kapell

Cantor Marshall Kapell joined Congregation B’nai Tzedek in 2002. We’re so glad he settled here. Cantor Kapell enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of Jewish music with members of B’nai Tzedek, of all ages, and to inspiring congregants to discover their own spirituality through song and prayer. The way he injects music into our services is beautiful, whether it’s, welcoming Shabbat with his guitar, acting in and directing our Purim Spiel, chanting the solemn and serious Hineni during the high holidays or showcasing amazing young talent within our congregation.


Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784