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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“Moon Enchanted” Rosh Hodesh Celebration

B’nai Israel and Congregation Rodeph Sholom join together on April 21st for a special program to celebrate Rosh Hodesh. Click above for more details.

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Celebrate Shavuot at B’nai Israel!

Saturday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. Spend part of this unofficial start to summer weekend celebrating the first fruits of the season. Join us for any or all of the evening’s festivities.

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Shavuot Film and Discussion

Please join us on May 23rd when we will view the film, Footnote, followed by a discussion of the film as part of the celebration of Shavuot. Film will be shown outdoors, weather permitting.


Global Anti-Semitism & The USA with Dr. Charles Small

Join us at the Temple on May 3rd as Dr. Charles Asher Small, Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP), explores the relationship between global anti-Semitism and the United States and how foreign policy impacts university campuses.


Local Community Service Project

Join us as we come together as a group for a community service project. We start with bagels and coffee at the temple and move on to a location within the community. More details can be found when you click above.


Adult Learning: Meanwhile, Back in Europe, Part II

Join Ira Wise for a look at how the diaspora saw the Jews enter into area such as Prague, Krakow and points west. Fridays at noon beginning on April 17th.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut Film

Join us to view the film “Above and Beyond” about the formation of the Israeli Air Force to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut.


20th Anniversary of Ira Wise at B’nai Israel

On May 1 and 2, we will pay special tribute to Temple Educator Ira Wise for 20 years of committed service to our congregation and the Reform movement. We will pay tribute to Ira during Shabbat Services Friday night and Torah Study and a “Brunch and Learn” for all past and present Religious School teachers on Saturday Continue Reading »


100 Years of Confirmation

On June 5th, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of our most uplifting lifecycle events, Confirmation. For more information click here. We hope you will join us for this very special event.


Chesed Needs Volunteers

The Chesed Program is looking for volunteers to: make/deliver meals, provide rides, and visit congregants.  Visit our Chesed page for more information.


Vote For Israel

Stand for a better Israel by casting your vote for ARZA, REPRESENTING REFORM JUDAISM, in the 2015 World Zionist Organization Elections. Simply click on the link for ARZA to place your vote.