Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel!Reform Fairfield Jewish

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.

What's Happening

Women’s Passover Seder

B’nai Israel Women’s Passover Seder  Sunday, March 26, 3:30-6:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.: Arrival and Schmoozing 4:00 p.m.: Seder Begins Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends! Just as each Jewish community throughout the world has a story specific to them, so too, do each of us have a different story to tell, a different life Continue Reading »

B’nai Israel Takes New York City!

B’nai Israel takes New York City! “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli” at the New York Historical Society Sunday, April 2, 2023 Bus leaves B’nai Israel at 9:15 a.m.; returns approximately 4:00 p.m. Join us for a one-hour private guided group tour of “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli” at the Continue Reading »

Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Jennifer Doran, PhD

A Shabbat evening with Dr. Jennifer Doran, PhD Mental Health and You: Depression and Anxiety Friday, April 28, 2023 6-7 p.m. Shabbat Service with remarks by Dr. Doran 7-8 p.m. Congregational Dinner ($20 per person)*  8-9 p.m. Post-dinner presentation and Q & A with Dr. Doran Friday, April 28th is Mental Health Awareness Shabbat at our Continue Reading »

Bagels and Burning Questions: A Sunday Series

Bagels and Burning Questions​: A Sunday Series with Rabbi Schultz TOPIC: What Exactly is Judaism? Sunday, April 30 9:45 – 11:00 am People often ask the question – what exactly is Judaism? A religion? A people? An ethnicity? A culture? Something entirely different? Join with Rabbi Schultz for an engaging talk around this important question. Continue Reading »

Tile, Shuffle, and Socialize at Rosh Chodesh Game Night!

RESCHEDULED DATE! Rosh Chodesh Iyyar/May Gathering: Join us for Tile, Shuffle, and Socialize at Rosh Chodesh Game Night! Monday, May 15, 7:00–9:30 p.m. Join with women from across the B’nai Israel community for an evening of Mah Jongg, Canasta and socializing. It’s a night for everyone whether you know how to play the games or Continue Reading »

Celebrating our Artists in 2023!

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 »

Seniors Lunches

Seniors Noon Lunch Talks (Chat & Chew) Join with our B’nai Israel Seniors community for a monthly lunch series to Chat & Chew with one another and discuss interesting and important topics of the day. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Meet in the Natt Family Library. Tuesday, April 25 Continue Reading »

Online Hebrew with Elaine & Juda Chetrit

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Join with our wonderful teacher and friends, Elaine and Juda Chetrit, for a beginner’s level Conversational Hebrew class! All are welcome  to join. See weekly email for zoom link.

Join Us In Worship

Please see your weekly email for zoom links.


Friday, March 24

Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25

Service, 8:00 a.m.

Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.

Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.

Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah

March 25

Daniel Hittelman, son of Adam Hittelman & Michelle Serlin