Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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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. Reform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield Jewis

UPDATE for Shavuot family program Saturday, May 19 – Due to the rain, our planned Shavuot hike will be canceled today.  Instead, join us at B’nai Israel at 5:30 tonight as we bring the outside in with a camp out themed picnic dinner, games, and a s’mores sundae bar!  We’ll have a pretend campfire, tents, and kids can bring their sleeping bags or little chairs to hang out in.  Parents, bring a blanket or beach chair (if you want) and dinner and drinks for your family.  Hope to see you there!  Contact Annie if you have any qusestions –

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Family Shavuot Program

Celebrate the land on Shavuot – Shavuot is a holiday celebrating many things, including the land. Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a camp out themed family picnic at the temple.

The Women’s Balcony

Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. for Tikkun Leil Shavuot film. The Women’s Balcony tells the story of an accident during a bar mitzvah celebration and leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. There is no charge and 16 Handles and cheesecake will be served!

June Mitzvah Morning

Let’s get outside, enjoy the Spring weather and make a difference in the greater Bridgeport community on Sunday, June 3rd. Sign up today to work on an outdoor project with Green Village Initiative/Urban Roots Bridgeport.

Spring Celebration – May 31, 2018

Join us as we honor and thank Barbara Abraham, Janet Jurow, Liz Nigrosh, and Naomi Schaffer for all they do for our B’nai Israel community and help us pay tribute by contributing to the Tribute Journal in their honor.

Congregational Survey 2017

During 2017, 350 congregants participated in our Congregational Survey. We are very pleased with the high participation rate, and we want to share the results with everyone.

Ways to Get Involved at B’nai Israel

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. 

Pave the Way

Help build a more beautiful entrance to the temple by purchasing a brick for the new front walkway. 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.”

Service Schedule


Friday, May 18
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m
B'not Mitzvah of Sara Leisawitz, daughter of Farhana and Michael Leisawitz, and Nina Weiss, daughter of Deborah Kemp-Weiss and Michael Weiss

Live Streaming

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services are available with our new Live Streaming service.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

May 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Field, son of Lauren and Steven Field

June 2 at 11:00 a.m.
B'not Mitzvah of Ellie Forma, daughter of Danielle and Noel Forma, and Sophie Morgan, daughter of Jennifer and Jason Morgan

June 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Rebekkah Hurlbert, daughter of Lisa and Dan Hurlbert

June 16 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Finley Gray, daughter of Carrie and Jeffrey Gray, and Abraham Wegener, son of Liane Gelman-Wegener and Alan Wegener

June 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jack Minsky, son of Tracy and Gregory Minsky