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 Jewis

What's Happening

March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC and cities across the United States to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Reserve your seat today on the Continue Reading »

Gan-Gimel (K-3) Shabbat Family Dinner

K-3 families are invited to join us for a special family service on Friday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. Service led by Rabbi Schultz and Mr. Cahr, followed by dinner, schmoozing, stories and singing. We’ll also have a Passover craft and activities. RSVP today!!

March Mitzvah Morning

On Sunday, March 18, we’ll be preparing and serving breakfast to veterans at Homes for the Brave – this is our 3rd year there. We’re looking for 15 volunteers for this Mitzvah. They also have a Wish List if you’d like to donate goods to a worthy cause.

Friends or Foes

Explore Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages with Caroline Gruenbaum (a doctoral candidate at New York University in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Medieval Studies). Monday nights at 7:oo p.m., March 12, 19 and 26.

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.

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.

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, March 16
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
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 Reid Winter, son of Lauren and Jeffrey Winter

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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