Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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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


Scholar-In-Residence Shabbat

Dr. Alyssa Gray, Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, joins us as our Scholar-In-Residence on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. Following Shabbat dinner on Friday evening, Dr. Gray will have a discussion on Dissent, Dispute and Continue Reading »


March Mitzvah Morning

We will hold our March Mitzvah Morning on Sunday morning, March 19, at the Jewish Senior Services, giving B’nai Israel congregants a chance to meet the senior residents. Everyone is encouraged to take part but especially children. Sign up to join us today!


The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Join Rabbi Schultz on Monday evenings in March for an in-depth look at Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the premier Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.


PJ Library Story Time

Travel around the world with PJ Library for a very special story time with the first Ethiopian Israeli Qes (Rabbi) for an afternoon of stories, songs and crafts. Join us on Wednesday, March 1st at 3:00 p.m.  Open to the community!


Pre-K-5 Transitional Kindergarten Open House

Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. if your child could benefit from an extra year of preschool before entering Kindergarten.


Bonim Preschool’s Cookbook Fundraiser

Support our Bonim Preschool’s Cookbook Fundraiser by placing your order today! All the profits will go towards supplies and experiences for the next generation of B’nai Israel members. All orders must be received by Wednesday, March 1st. 


Dinner and a Movie – Deli Man

Join us at the temple on Sunday, February 26, 4:00 p.m., for the Bridgeport premiere of the movie “Deli Man,” followed by – what else – a deli dinner. “Deli Man” tracks the history of Jewish deli through the experiences of David Gruber.  RSVP for dinner is requested.

Service Schedule


Friday, February 24
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.
Mishpacha Shabbat, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 25
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Haley Vainder, daughter of Lesley and Matthew Vainder

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah