Congregation B’nai Israel is a longstanding cornerstone of Jewish life in the Greater Bridgeport area. While we were founded over 160 years ago, our strength lies in our willingness to look to the future. Our building includes a Sanctuary, Chapel, social hall with adjacent pavilion, library, Judaica Shop and an education center with classrooms for both preschool and religious school. 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.
Friday, September 29 Erev Sukkot Festival Service in the Sukkah: 6:00–7:15 p.m. Congregational Sushi in the Sukkah Shabbat Dinner (with a pizza option for kids!): 7:15–8:30 p.m. Join us for the start of our Sukkot festival! We will join together in and around the sukkah for a festive Sukkot service, followed by a communal Sushi Continue Reading »
Starting in January, our lobby will be transformed into an incredible art display! Our congregation has a number of talented artists, photographers, and painters. Each month, one of them will share their work in the B’nai Israel lobby for our entire congregation to enjoy. B’nai Israel has a proud tradition of celebrating the wonderful talents Continue Reading »
Please join our congregant Ernest “Ernie” Malecki on Wednesday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for this one-day class designed by AARP for senior drivers. Please pre-register to Ernie directly by calling 203-913-6742 or email email@example.com. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members (checks payable to AARP). Passing Continue Reading »
Sisters’ Sukkah Schmooze – Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. James Prosnit Outdoor Patio and Prayer Space Join us in the Sukkah for a Sisters’ Schmooze to celebrate the harvest festival! The “Schmooze” is an opportunity for women of B’nai Israel to gather, without an agenda, to enjoy light refreshments and connect with Continue Reading »
Mitzvah Morning Sunday, October 22, 2023 10:00 a.m.–noon Please join us on Oct 22 at B’nai Israel for a wonderful event with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), as we learn more about the organization and pack bags of much-needed items for recent immigrants and survivors of human trafficking. We will be holding Continue Reading »
Rosh Chodesh Returns! Join with women from across the B’nai Israel community each month for conversation, laughter, creativity and learning as we celebrate the start of each new moon. Women of all ages are welcome to participate, current members and prospective members are welcome. See below for our schedule of upcoming Rosh Chodesh Continue Reading »