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

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Mishpacha Shabbat is Back!

Join Rabbi Evan for a very fun and child friendly Shabbat service beginning on Friday October, 9th. Visit the Mishpasha Shabbat page for more details and all the upcoming dates. The events now include all elementary age kids and fun will be had by all!

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Rabbi Schultz’s High Holiday Sermons

If you missed Rabbi Schultz’s High Holiday Sermons or would just like a chance to read through them you can click here or simply visit his page and the sermons are listed on the right.


Rabbi Prosnit’s High Holiday Sermons

If you missed Rabbi Prosnit’s beautiful sermons or would like a chance to read them please visit his page where they are listed under his sermons.


A Visit with Bishop Frank Caggiano and Discussion of Nostra Aetate

Join us for a discussion of the Nostra Aetate on it’s 50th anniversary that revolutionized the Catholic Church’s approach to Jews and Judaism


Lifelong Learning: A History of the Jewish People

Our next step in our exploration is on area studies. Join us this fall on Friday afternoons as we look closely at Germany and Austria. Class will be lead by Ira Wise.


Adult Round Table

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for lively discussion and topics. Led by Gloria Katz.

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High Holy Days 2015/5776

Visit our High Holy Days page to find service schedules for Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah.


College Addresses Needed

B’nai Israel wants to keep in touch with your college students while they are away from home. They will receive the monthly bulletin and if we have their email address, periodic messages from the rabbi, as well as holiday surprises throughout the year.

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A Taste of Merkaz Adult Learning

Join us for an event on November 15th honoring the head of Merkaz, Marjorie Krubiner, and an opportunity to do some adult learning Merkaz Style.


Go to Israel with B’nai Israel

Join us for an interfaith trip to Israel as Congregation B’nai Israel and First Church of Fairfield travel together! Find out more by visiting the web page here!

Service Schedule

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Friday, October 2nd:
5:30 p.m. Oneg
6:00 p.m. Service

Saturday, October 3rd:
8:00 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Young Families Havurah at Silverman's Farm
11:00 a.m. Bar Mitzvah of Aidan Karnal, son of Deborah Lipschitz and Donna Karnal

Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 4
5:30 p.m. Flag-making
6:00 p.m. Family Services

Monday, October 5
10:00 a.m. Yizkor Service

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

October 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Aidan Karnal, son of Deborah Lipschitz and Donna Karnal

October 10th at 11:00 a.m.

Bat Mitzvah of Vanessa Weiss, daughter of Deborah Kemp-Weiss and Michael Weiss

October 17th at 11:00 a.m.

B’nai Mitzvah of Noah Markus, son of Laurie and Ilan Markus and Emily Ruben, daughter of Wendy Ruben

October 24th at 8:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Ross Beck, son of Pamela and Mitchell Beck

October 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Broder, son of Lisa and Eric Broder

November 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Noah Giglietti, son of Stacy and Robert Giglietti