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.
Help us usher in the High Holy Days together!! We are looking for volunteers to ensure that our services run smoothly and are memorable and meaningful for all congregants. So if you have an hour to give, the High Holidays are a perfect opportunity to get involved, meet and greet fellow members, and perform a Continue Reading »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 »
Save the Date – Mitzvah Morning Sunday, October 22, 2023 10:00 a.m.–noon For our October Mitzvah morning, we will be working with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI). The event will take place at Congregation B’nai Israel on October 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. More details will follow in future Continue Reading »