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

Bonim Appetit!

Bonim Appetit with 201 recipes (including classic Jewish fare and kitchen craft ideas!), full color artwork from all children in the preschool, and contributions from Bonim families, educators, and B’nai Israel staff and congregants are available for purchase in the Temple office. $18/book or $15 for each 2+

Six Days that Changed the Middle East

Join Rabbi Prosnit for three sessions on the history and lasting impact of the “Six Days that Changed the Middle East.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, which forever changed Israel and the region. Mondays, May 8, 15 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Health and Medicine in the Jewish Tradition

Join Rabbi Schultz to look at the ways our tradition deals with key issues related to health and medicine, including issues of again, mental health, illness, and more. Fridays, May 5, 19, and 26 at noon.

Brick Campaign 2017

Together, we can pave the way at B’nai Israel. Watch your inbox for more information on how you can be a part of our future today and our history of tomorrow. Launching May 2017.

The Birds & The Bees

Bonim Preschool presents A Parent’s Survival Guide to “The Talk” on Sunday morning, April 23rd beginning at 9:30 and at 11:00 depending on the age of your child. With Licensed Professional Counselor, Amanda Romaniello.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

We will be hosting our next Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 4th, 1:00-6:00 p.m.  If you would like to donate, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross to schedule an appointment today.  

Let’s Talk About God

Join Ira Wise on Friday’s at noon in April for an exploration of what Jews have said and believed about God.

April Mitzvah Morning

We’ll be returning to Homes for the Brave to cook and serve breakfast to their residents on Sunday, April 23rd. Advance registration for this Mitzvah Morning is required. Hope you can join us!

Service Schedule


Friday, April 21
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.
Mishpacha Shabbat, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah, 9:00 .m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Sydney Meyers, daughter of Leslie and James Meyers, and Danny Tack, son of Beth Segaloff

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

April 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Norton, daughter of Annette and Hunter Norton

May 6 at 8:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Kyle Norton, son of Ronit Glantz and Bryan Robik

May 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Schnitzler, son of Bonnie and Mark Schnitzler

May 13 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Milo Goldstein, son of Gretchen and Lee Goldstein

May 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jason Rubinstein, son of Diane and Jon Rubinstein

May 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Wizda, son of Tracie and Paul Wizda