Congregation B'nai Israel

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

  • Find us on Facebook

Join us for Everything Chanukah!

Celebrate Chanukah with Congregation B’nai Israel!


Communal Chanukah Lightings at B’nai Israel: Monday, December 14-Thursday, December 17th from 5:30-5:45 p.m.

Join us in the parking lot at B’nai Israel at 5:30 p.m. on nights #5-#8 for the lighting of our B’nai Israel menorah. No RSVP required.


Additional Ways to Celebrate Chanukah with our Community:

How to go low(er) waste this Hanukkah season with Brad Kerner on ZOOM

Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Do you love all the traditions of Chanukah but feel guilty with all waste created after a family meal or opening presents? Join our congregant, Brad Kerner, and Instagram Blogger @MyPlasticFreeFamilyFeud, to learn tips and tricks of creating less waste this Chanukah while still keeping the holiday meaningful and fun! The talk will explore how to make Chanukah’s cultural traditions lower waste, including lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel, eating chocolate gelt, decorating the house and wrapping presents!  He will also talk about gifts you can give that are ethically sourced with an eco-friendly spin, as well as his low-waste virtual sessions for families and virtual sourdough making sessions.  Two great low-waste holiday gifts!  Make 2020 the year of protecting the planet, which will truly be the gift that keeps on giving! Check your email for zoom link or call the temple office.


 8 Voices of Hope

Ongoing Throughout Chanukah

During each night of Chanukah, we will send out a short video of a B’nai Israel congregant offering his/her own reflections on hope. These 8 voices – representing all age cohorts from our community – are sure to offer much wisdom!


Intergenerational Chanukah Buddies

Ongoing Throughout Chanukah

So many of us are physically distanced from our families and loved ones this holiday season. We invite all members of the congregation to participate in our intergenerational Chanukah buddies initiative as a way to have someone to celebrate with via Zoom or Facetime. Those who express interest will be “matched” with a B’nai Israel member or family of a different generation. Buddies can light candles together, play “virtual dreidel” together or just call to wish one another a Happy Chanukah. We’ll leave it to each pairing to decide when and how to celebrate with one another. If you would like to receive a Chanukah buddy, please sign up here or email Naomi Erwich at