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


10:45 a.m. Saturday Shabbat Service

Join us for The 10:45 Service (formerly The Rabbi’s Table). This monthly Shabbat service meets with Rabbi Schultz in our library from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Visit our event page for all the upcoming dates

Gift Shop

Visit our Judaica Shop for Hanukkah Gifts

Get everything you need for Chanukah at the Judaica Boutique, including menorahs, dreidels and nut-free gelt. The shop, located between the library and social hall, is open Sundays during religious school hours and during the week. You can always get help from the friendly front-office staff.

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Chanukah Shabbat Service and Dinner

Join us on Friday, December 11th for a joyous Chanukah service and dinner. Bring your own menorah and join the fun! Sign up today!

Jews in the Sandbox

When Jews Don’t Play Nicely Together in the Sandbox

Join Rabbi Schultz at noon on Fridays, November 20, December 4 and 11 for a course exploring eras in Jewish history when Jews really disagreed with one another.


Looking for Volunteers for the House Committee

We need you on the B’nai Israel House Committee! Have an interest in helping us set the present and future of our building and facilities? Come join us on the House Committee. Click here to learn more.


Join the JFS Mitzvah Corps

Be a Mensch!

One of your neighbors needs your help! Please consider becoming a driver, a friendly visitor or a shopper for a senior
living in our community


The Messiah is Coming!

Over the centuries this very Jewish idea has inspired a number of people to claim the mantel and many others to scoff at the idea. Join Rabbi Prosnit at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, November 23, 30 and December 7 as we seek the Messiah.


Sabbath of Song

Join us on Friday evening January 22 at 6:00 p.m. for a special Shabbat Shirah – Sabbath of Song – featuring the Sacred Heart University Liturgical Choir and the B’nai Israel Adult Choir.

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Noah Aronson Leads Shabbat Service

We had a wonderful weekend with our composer in residence this past weekend. Here are some of the wonderful highlights including a video from our Friday night Shabbat services.    


Gift of Light Returns

Chanukah is almost here, but you can already give a gift for yourself, the temple and our community. Our Gift of Light fundraiser is back, just in time to make sure we all have candles for Chanukah. Click here to link to login to the program.

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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.

Service Schedule

Shabbat Vayeshev

Friday, December 4th:
5:30 p.m. Oneg
6:00 p.m. Service

Saturday, December 5th:
8:00 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Young Families Havurah
9:30 a.m. Torah Study

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah