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.
This event, in partnership with 14 Connecticut synagogues, is taking place on January 31, 7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel, Westport, featuring Avi Jorisch, author of the forthcoming book “Thou Shalt Inovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World.” Due to security, RSVP’s are required at www.aipac.org/tiwevent.
Make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a day ON, not a day off! We will be joining with the greater Bridgeport community on Monday, January 15, to participate in the University of Bridgeport’s Day of Service. Advance registration is required.
For Believers, Non-Believers and Those-Who-Just-Aren’t-Quite-Sure – beginning Monday evening, January 22. Rabbi Prosnit take a deep dive into the structure and meaning of our liturgy.
Sign up today to register to donate blood at our next American Red Cross Blood Drive being held on Monday, February 19, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Call 1-800-RedCross today!
Join us as we celebrate our Mitzvah Hero, Sherry Portnoy, on Sunday, January 28 at the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County. Seating is limited so make your reservation today.
Sabbath of Song 2018 will honor the late Leonard Bernstein in what would be the year of his 100th birthday during a special concert on Saturday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. The evening will feature a singalong of Bernstein’s classic Broadway show “West Side Story.” You won’t want to miss this!
Join us on Friday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend for Shabbat services, dinner and a documentary film, Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. See his life story unfold from Germany 1930’s to the U.S. civil rights movement 1960’s. Discussion to follow film.
We often hear from congregants that they are looking for ways to get involved at temple. We’ve compiled a list of groups in B’nai Israel that could use your input or help. Click above for a description and contact for all ways you can make a difference.