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

Freedom Song

We have a very special theatrical experience taking place at the temple on Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.  Freedom Song – One Family’s Struggle With Addiction – One Nation’s Path to Recovery. Developed and performed by residents, staff and alumni of Beit T’Shuvah, Los Angeles, and made possible here by the generous donation of Continue Reading »

Origins of the Jewish State: 100 Years after the Balfour Declaration

Join us on Friday, October 27 for Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by dinner and special guest speaker, Dr. Ellen Umansky, Director of the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University, and be taken back in time to 1917. RSVP to dinner is required.

Red Cross Blood Drive

We will be hosting our next Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 1 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please contact 1-800-RedCross today to schedule your appointment.

November Mitzvah Morning

Please join your fellow congregants (of all ages) On Sunday, November 19 at 9:30 at the temple to assemble Thanksgiving food packages for the clients of the Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative food pantry. Food donations taking place now in the coatroom and Stop & Shop Gift Card donations can be brought to the temple Continue Reading »

Shabbat About Town

On Friday, November 10th, Congregation B’nai Israel members will gather for casual Shabbat dinners at homes across our community. The cornerstone of Shabbat About Town is to connect with new and old friends in the comfort of congregants’ homes, to enjoy each others’ company and Shabbat dinner together! Everyone is welcome to take part in this special and fun evening of community, either as a Guest or a Continue Reading »

Life Stories with Carol Mack

Join author and playwright Carol Mack on Fridays, October 13, 20 and 27 at noon, as she leads a writing workshop similar to one she has taught for many years at NYU. It’s for all levels of writers and will include writing exercises. 

Ways to Get Involved at B’nai Israel

We often hear from congregants that they are looking for ways to get involved at temple. To make that a bit easier, we have compiled a single list of groups in B’nai Israel that could use your input or help. Click above for both a description and contact for all ways you can make a Continue Reading »

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.”

Service Schedule

Friday, October 20
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Alexy Berson, son of Marcie and Yury Berson, and Zachary Fogelman, son of Jodi and Noel Fogelman

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

October 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Adam Giglietti, son of Stacy and Robert Giglietti, and Margot Pitchenik, daughter of Laurie Israel and Daniel Pitchenik