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

December Mitzvah Evening

Be a part of preparing and serving the annual Feel the Warmth Holiday Supper at the Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative on Thursday, December 28th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. We are in need of 20-25 volunteers – great for teenagers and adults – to support some of our less fortunate neighbors. Taking sign-ups now.

December Mitzvah Morning – Toy Wrapping

We’re collecting toys again this year in support of Al’s Angels Children’s Charity and are gathering on the morning of Sunday, December 17th for the “wrapping party.” Please consider making a toy donation for children in need and “wrapping” with us on the 17th – all ages welcome to join in.

Chanukah Shabbat Service & Dinner

Sign up today to join us Friday, December 15th for our annual Festival of Lights Chanukah Dinner and very special Shabbat service featuring the Junior Choir performing all our favorite Chanukah songs.

Jazz and Chanukah Lights!

World-class band headed by tenor sax player, Rabbi Greg Wall (the “Jazz Rabbi”) and Jamie Baum on flute will be here for a benefit concert on Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. Special appearance and auction (including 2 tickets to Hamilton) by Andres Forero, drummer for the Broadway show “Hamilton.” Reserve your seat today!

Ways to Get Involved at B’nai Israel

We often hear from congregants that they are looking for ways to get involved at temple. We’ve compiled a list of groups in B’nai Israel that could use your input or help. Click above for a description and contact for all ways you can make a difference. 

Brick Campaign

Brick Campaign is now live! You can place your order online today or download an order form and send it to the office. Let’s get together and “pave the way.”

Service Schedule

Friday, December 15
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service with the Junior Choir, 6:00 p.m.
Chanukah Dinner, 7:00 p.m. (RSVP in advance)

Saturday, December 16
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 Amber Borofsky, daughter of Beth Natt and Jeff Borofsky

Live Streaming

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services are available with our new Live Streaming service.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Samantha Cramer, daughter of Rachel Cramer and Paul Cramer

January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Kraft, son of David Kraft and Franca Zanovello