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

Tent of Abraham Program

Finding Meaning in the Journey: The Practice of Spiritual Preparation in our Faith Traditions. Sunday, April 30th 7:00-8:30 p.m. at B’nai Israel. This will be a wonderful opportunity for interfaith dialogue with Muslin, Christian, and Jewish people of faith! Refreshments and lite fair will be served. We encourage you to wear the color red to Continue Reading »

May Mitzvah Morning

Join fellow B’nai Israel congregants on Sunday, May 7, as we partner with Urban Roots Bridgeport/Green Village Initiative to help to get the area ready for planting at the Ogden Street garden site in Bridgeport. We will meet in the temple lobby at 9:00 a.m. for a quick cup of coffee and a bagel, before 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. Mondays, May 8, 15 and 22 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.

Brick Campaign 2017

Together, we can pave the way at B’nai Israel. Watch your inbox for more information on how you can be a part of our future today and our history of tomorrow. Launching May 2017.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

We will be hosting our next Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 4th, 1:00-6:00 p.m.  If you would like to donate, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross to schedule an appointment today.  

Let’s Talk About God

Join Ira Wise on Friday’s at noon in April for an exploration of what Jews have said and believed about God.

Service Schedule


Friday, April 28
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:00 .m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Norton, daughter of Annette and Hunter Norton

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

May 6 at 8:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Kyle Robik, son of Ronit Glantz and Bryan Robik

May 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Schnitzler, son of Bonnie and Mark Schnitzler

May 13 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Milo Goldstein, son of Gretchen and Lee Goldstein

May 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jason Rubinstein, son of Diane and Jon Rubinstein

May 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Wizda, son of Tracie and Paul Wizda