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

What's Happening

Israel at 70 – Years of Triumph and Turmoil

Join Rabbi Prosnit on Fridays at noon beginning on April 13 for this timely look into the accomplishments and challenges of the modern Jewish state.

Tzedakah – A Guide to the “Other” December Dilemma

Each December you receive piles of solicitation letters asking you to make a donation to charity and/or tzedakah? This is the “other” December dilemma. Join Rabbi Schultz on Monday nights in April and this course will help you in how you give come this December.

March For Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24, March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC and cities across the United States to demand safety and end gun violence. We invite you to join us on the B’nai Israel Bus to the CT State Capitol in Hartford and march with fellow congregants. Sign up today!

Friends or Foes

Explore Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages with Caroline Gruenbaum (a doctoral candidate at New York University in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Medieval Studies). Monday nights at 7:oo p.m., March 12, 19 and 26.

Lifelong Learning: The Psalms

Join Rabbi Schultz at noon on the first four Fridays in March and explore the book of Psalms with him.

DNA Test Program

Interested in connecting with your culture and discovering your history through DNA testing?  Temple members have the opportunity to be tested with a MyHeritage DNA Kit through a special program we’re offering. MyHeritage specializes in helping Jews around the globe unlock their unique genealogical and family backgrounds. DNA kits are available in the temple office.

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, March 23
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 24
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.
Bat Mitzvah of Marissa Jacoby, granddaughter of Milt Jacoby and daughter of Janet Jacoby

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

April 14 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Matthew Darak, son of Leah and Harold Darak, and Aaron Dressler, son of Christine and Alan Dressler

April 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Rosenbaum, son of Julie and Howard Rosenbaum