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


Let’s Make Hebrew a Priority

We have four classes to choose from beginning this week. Classes for beginners as well as those with some Hebrew background.


December Mitzvah Morning

Our ‘Mini Mitzvah Makers’ are joining with Al’s Angels to collect over 10,000 toys for families battling cancer, rare blood diseases and/or severe financial hardship. Toy collection boxes are located in the coat closet and in the Bonim Preschool. Join us for a gift wrapping party from 9:30 to 12:00 on Sunday, December 18th.


December Mitzvah Afternoon

Please consider joining us on Thursday, December 22 from 3:30 to 7:30 (or part of the time) as we help prepare and serve a holiday meal to our Bridgeport neighbors less fortunate at the Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative (located at the United Congregational Church). Sign up to help today!

Ahmed Ebrahim

What is Islam?

Join us for Shabbat dinner and discussion with Ahmed Ebrahim on Friday, December 2nd. Ahmed will share with us the basics of Islam.  RSVP requested for dinner.


Ladies Night Out Shopping

Join us for a Ladies Night Out shopping event at the temple on Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The event will feature various vendors offering jewelry, accessories, stationery, skin car products and more. Drinks and appetizers too!

peace sign menorah

Gift of Light is Here!

Send beautiful Chanukah candles and warm greetings to members of our Temple community! Deadline to place your order is December 11th! 


Do You Work From Home?

Join fellow congregants for a breakfast and business networking discussion on December 6th at 7:30 a.m.


The Sin that Keeps on Sinning

Join Rabbi Prosnit on Monday nights beginning December 5th for a three-part look into Anti-Semitism Then and Now.


Who Were the Maccabees, Really?

Join Temple Educator Ira Wise as we dig through the layers of history to discover what the real Maccabees were fighting for. Friday noon classes beginning on December 2nd.


Chanukah Celebration!

Our Festival of Lights will be held on Friday, December 16 with a special Shabbat service featuring the Junior Choir followed by a Chanukah Dinner! Hope you can join us!

Service Schedule


Friday, December 2
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 3
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.
Bar Mitzvah of Tobey Sappern, son of Rianne and Matthew Sappern

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

January 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Lipset, son of Jennifer Lipset

January 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Skylar Slavin, daughter of Lori and Jonathan Slavin

February 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Haley Vainder, daughter of Lesley and Matthew Vainder