Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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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. Reform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield Jewish

What's Happening

Lifelong Learning: The Psalms

Join Rabbi Schultz at noon on the first four Fridays in March and explore the book of Psalms with him.

DNA Test Program

Interested in connecting with your culture and discovering your history through DNA testing?  Temple members have the opportunity to be tested with a MyHeritage DNA Kit through a special program we’re offering. MyHeritage specializes in helping Jews around the globe unlock their unique genealogical and family backgrounds. DNA kits are available in the temple office.

Spector Lecture with Rabbi Rick Eisenberg

Join us on Friday evening, February 23 for Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 followed by dinner and discussion led by Rabbi Eisenberg on The Opioid Epidemic as he walks us through a therapeutic and Jewish based response. RSVP to dinner by Tuesday, February 21.

From Baghdad to Brooklyn

This “One Woman Show” featuring actress Michelle Azar will be performed here at B’nai Israel on Sunday, March 4th! Mark your calendar and reserve your seat today for this amazing journey from Ms. Azar’s own family history. Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El and the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.

Congregational Survey 2017

During 2017, 350 congregants participated in our Congregational Survey. We are very pleased with the high participation rate, and we want to share the results with everyone.

Jewish Prayer 101

For Believers, Non-Believers and Those-Who-Just-Aren’t-Quite-Sure – beginning Monday evening, January 22. Rabbi Prosnit takes a deep dive into the structure and meaning of our liturgy.

Ways to Get Involved at B’nai Israel

We often hear from congregants that they are looking for ways to get involved at temple. We’ve compiled a list of groups in B’nai Israel that could use your input or help. Click above for a description and contact for all ways you can make a difference. 

Pave the Way

Help build a more beautiful entrance to the temple by purchasing a brick for the new front walkway. 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, February 23
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 24
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.

Live Streaming

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services are available with our new Live Streaming service.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Olins, son of Lynn and David Olins

March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Reid Winter, son of Lauren and Jeffrey Winter

March 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Marissa Jacoby, granddaughter of Milt Jacoby and daughter of Janet Jacoby