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


February Mitzvah Morning

On February 12th we’ll be returning to Homes for the Brave to cook and serve breakfast, and interact with the residents. Hoping for a large turn out of volunteers again this year.  Registration requested.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Mark your calendars and schedule an appointment at 1-800-733-2767 to donate blood at the temple on Monday, February 20th between 1:30 and 6:00 p.m.


Shabbat Shirah – Sabbath of Song

Come experience Kabbalat Shabbat with Israeli performer Bat ella and her entire band along with Cantor Blum, and our Adult and Junior Choirs on Friday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m.


Comedy Night

Join us on Saturday, February 4 – Super Bowl Weekend – at 7:00 p.m. for a night of laughs with Rabbi and stand-up comic Bob Alper! $45pp includes dinner, dessert and coffee. RSVP today.


Taste of Torah

Join us for Taste of Torah on Sunday, January 22, 3:30-5:30. A community-wide afternoon of adult Jewish learning featuring thought-provoking sessions with rabbis, cantors, educators, and scholars from throughout Jewish Upper Fairfield County. Keynote Speaker is Dr. Joel M. Hoffman.


Kabbalah 102

Justin C. Beck returns with another series delving into Jewish Mystical traditions on Monday evenings, January 9, 23, 30, February 6 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. Please email or call Ira Wise, 203-336-1858, prior to the first session to receive readings and information to assist in enhancing the experience.

Service Schedule


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

Saturday, January 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.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

February 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Haley Vainder, daughter of Lesley and Matthew Vainder