Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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Special Events

At B’nai Israel we have many special events, such as social/community building events, fundraisers and galas, to name a few. Our congregation welcomes the opportunity to celebrate our temple in many ways. Visit this page to view recaps of our past events and information on upcoming events.

Past Events:

Spring Celebration 2024 Tikkun Olam Trailblazers; Debbie Goodman, Sherry Portnoy, Jeff Schwartz & Nina Silberman

Spring Gala 2023 Michael & Judy Green Blumenthal and Jim & Lisa Greenberg

Spring Gala 2022 Rabbi Evan Schultz 10th Anniversary

Spring Gala 2021 Alexa Cohen’s 10th Anniversary as Director of Bonim Preschool (COVID-19 year)

Spring Gala 2020 Cantor Sheri Blum Retirement (COVID-19 year)

Celebratory Tribute Honoring Rabbi James Prosnit on his 29 Years of Spiritual Leadership of our Community
Friday, May 31, 2019 – Special Shabbat Service honoring Rabbi Prosnit’s inspiring leadership of our congregation and community. Rabbi Evan Schultz and Rabbi Prosnit’s sons Jonathan, Ethan and Jacob will lead the service, and Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism will be the guest speaker.

Spring Gala 2019 in Honor of Rabbi James Prosnit’s Retirement from Congregation B’nai Israel
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Spring Gala 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
We paid tribute to four outstanding women for their remarkable contributions to B’nai Israel:  Barbara Abraham, Janet Jurow, Liz Nigrosh and Naomi Schaffer.  

On Friday, November 10th, Congregation B’nai Israel members gathered for casual Shabbat dinners at homes across our community – shared in a meal, enjoyed Shabbat and met new friends.

Spring Gala 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
We celebrated four of B’nai Israel’s Everyday Heroes – Anne and Mark Kirsch and Susan and Richard Walden.  

Spring Gala 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
In honor of three very distinguished congregants, Edward Burger, Philip Eliasoph and Karen Ferleger, for their service to the community.

100 Years of Confirmation


Special Event Information