Congregation B'nai Israel

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

  • Find us on Facebook


Bruchim Haba’im! Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel!

Congregation B’nai Israel is a longstanding cornerstone of Jewish life in the Greater Bridgeport area.  While we were founded over 150 years ago, our strength lies in our willingness to look to the future.  A recent expansion and renovation of our building included a new chapel, social pavilion, and additional classrooms. 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

shanah tovah

Beach Service Update

As you may have seen, the weather for Sunday does not look promising.  We will make the final decision about whether to move the 5:00 p.m. Beach Service from Jennings Beach to the Temple by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.  If it is cancelled, we will send out another email and will also post it here.


High Holy Day Information

Follow this link for our Service schedule, need additional tickets, sign up for babysitting or youth programs.

Back to School

Religious School Schedule

The Religious School page now has the schedule up for the full 2016-17 year.

Chesed Volunteer

Chesed Program Needs Drivers!

“Chesed” means acts of loving-kindness, goodness, and compassion. Among other things, Chesed arranges rides to synagogue for members, allowing them to participate in religious services and other congregational events. Can you help us do this?


Really Interesting Jews in the Jewish Ledger

Bridgeport rabbi opens a conversation with “Really Interesting Jews.” Read a wonderful article on what Rabbi Schultz has been working on since his return from the URJ Biennial last fall by clicking here.

Service Schedule


Friday, September 30
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1
Shabbat Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Callan Vaughn, daughter of Stephanie and Brian Vaughn

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

October 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Lidia Klein, daughter of Jennifer and Leonard Klein

October 15 at 11:00 a.m.
B'not Mitzvah of Madeleine Goodman, daughter of Melissa and Marc Goodman, and Rachel Kapteina, daughter of Jennifer and Christopher Kapteina

October 22 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Jack Davis, son of Evelyn Rubak and Jonathan Davis, and Lily Rodier, daughter of Roni and Steven Rodier

October 29 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Benjamin Kamin, son of Susan and Allen Kamin, and Emma Portnay, daughter of Deborah and Edward Portnay