Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Bruchim Haba’im! Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel!

Congregation B’nai Israel is a longstanding cornerstone of Jewish life in the Greater Bridgeport area.  While we were founded over 150 years ago, our strength lies in our willingness to look to the future.  A recent expansion and renovation of our building included a new chapel, social pavilion, and additional classrooms. What truly makes us special, however, are the people who belong here.  We pride ourselves in being a place where a diverse intergenerational community forms long-lasting friendships, enriches their lives through shared learning, celebrates joyous occasions and supports one another in times of need.

What's Happening

Brick Campaign

Brick Campaign is now live! You can place your order online today or download an order form and send it to the office. Let’s get together and “pave the way.”

One Temple, One Book

Join Rabbi Prosnit on Monday evening, June 5, as he discusses the book “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation” by Yossi Klein Halevi. Copies available for sale in the Temple office.

Join Us For Shavuot

On Tuesday, May 30, starting at 5:15 p.m. we’ll begin the celebration of Shavuot, the grain harvest, with special guest Patti Popp, owner of Sport Hill Farm in Easton. Patti will teach us about grains and do a live “Poppcorn” cooking demo. Great for all ages. Stay for our annual potluck dairy dinner and end Continue Reading »

Yizkor Service & Brunch

On Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. we will mark the Shavuot Festival, including a Yizkor Memorial Service. Please RSVP to Chris if you can stay for brunch afterwards.

Spring Celebration

Join us on Thursday, June 1st for our annual Spring Celebration…a time to gather as a community as we honor Anne & Mark Kirsch and Susan & Richard Walden for their commitment and dedication to B’nai Israel. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening (with some surprise musical talent!!). RSVP to Lynn today to attend Continue Reading »

Bonim Appetit!

Bonim Appetit with 201 recipes (including classic Jewish fare and kitchen craft ideas!), full color artwork from all children in the preschool, and contributions from Bonim families, educators, and B’nai Israel staff and congregants are available for purchase in the Temple office. $18/book or $15 for each 2+

Six Days that Changed the Middle East

Join Rabbi Prosnit for three sessions on the history and lasting impact of the “Six Days that Changed the Middle East.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, which forever changed Israel and the region. PLEASE NOTE THE LAST SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Health and Medicine in the Jewish Tradition

Join Rabbi Schultz to look at the ways our tradition deals with key issues related to health and medicine, including issues of again, mental health, illness, and more. Fridays, May 5, 19, and 26 at noon.

Service Schedule


Friday, May 26
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Wizda, son of Tracie and Paul Wizda

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

June 3 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Jazmine Helman, daughter of Michael Helman, and Ethan Righter, son of Robin and Wayne Righter

June 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Jillian Appel, daughter of Bonnie and Seth Appel

June 17 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Evelyn Marchand, daughter of Nancy and Andrew Marchand, and Ben Yanni, son of Courtney and Frederick Yanni