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 Jewish
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.
Join us on Friday evening, February 23 for Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 followed by dinner and discussion led by Rabbi Eisenberg on The Opioid Epidemic as he walks us through a therapeutic and Jewish based response. RSVP to dinner by Tuesday, February 21.
This “One Woman Show” featuring actress Michelle Azar will be performed here at B’nai Israel on Sunday, March 4th! Mark your calendar and reserve your seat today for this amazing journey from Ms. Azar’s own family history. Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El and the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.
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.
Our next Sisters’ Schmooze is on the calendar now for Thursday, February 22 at the home of Carol Lubin. Mark your calendar and join us for a fun evening! No RSVP needed just show up and bring a friend.
For Believers, Non-Believers and Those-Who-Just-Aren’t-Quite-Sure – beginning Monday evening, January 22. Rabbi Prosnit takes a deep dive into the structure and meaning of our liturgy.
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.
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.”