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


Bridgeport as Illustrated by Barbara Loss

On Friday, November 11th we hold an Art Show related Shabbat dinner with guest speaker Barbara Loss on Bridgeport, Beauty and Blight.


Guest Speaker from Krakow

Join us on November 10th at 7:00 p.m. for inspirational leader, Jonathan Ornstein.


October Mitzvah Morning

Join us on Sunday, October 30th as we work another outdoor project with Green Village Initiative/Urban Roots Bridgeport.


November Mitzvah Morning

Please join your fellow congregants on Sunday, November 13th to assemble Thanksgiving packages for the clients of various food pantries in Bridgeport.

Art Show

Call for Art

Calling all CBI painters, sculptors, photographers!  We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual CBI Art Show will be held in conjunction with the Bridgeport Art Trail.  Our show dates are Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 20.

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, October 28
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 29
Shabbat Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

November 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Kai Kelley, daughter of Lisa and Al Kelley

December 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Tobey Sappern, son of Rianne and Matthew Sappern