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

Adult Roundtable

Gloria Katz will again be facilitating a discussion group on current events for anyone who wants to go beyond the headline. Join her the firs Thursday of the month beginning on September 7th at 12:30 p.m.  Bring your lunch!

White Like Me

Join us on Saturday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. for the screening of White Like Me, a documentary by Tim Wise exploring race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.  Havdalah service to follow.

Calling Singers & Musicians

Do you like to sing? Come join us as we prepare to lead our congregation in the beautiful liturgy of the Days of Awe. Rehearsal start Thursday evening, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Thursday evenings leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. If interested, please contact Cantor Blum.

Sisters’ Schmooze

Please join us at our next Sisters’ Schmooze on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Rianne Sappern. Cocktails, snacks, inter-generational mingling and conversation.

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, August 18
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.


Live Streaming

Beginning Friday, August 25th our 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services are available with our new Live Streaming service.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

August 26th at 11:00 a.m.
Hannah Jackowitz, daughter of Liz and Howard Jackowitz

September 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Alexander Menkes, son of Linda and Michael Menkes

September 16th at 8:00 a.m.
Jessica Broder, daughter of Lisa and Eric Broder

September 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Joshua Weinstein, son of Jennifer and Mitchell Weinstein

September 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
Mason Vaughn, son of Stephanie and Brian Vaughn