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

April Mitzvah Morning

On Sunday morning, April 29 we’ll be making fleece isolette blankets at the Temple to be distributed by The Tiny Miracles Foundation to local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These precious blankets protect fragile preemies from harsh lights and sounds while adding bright color to the NICU.  No sewing skills required!! For congregants of all ages.

Game Night!

Tile, Shuffle and Socialize at B’nai Israel’s Game Night! Join women of B’nai Israel on Thursday, April 26th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an evening of canasta, mah jong and socializing. It’s a night for everyone whether you know how to play the games or not. Sign up today!

Two Books, Two Movies

B’nai Israel is discussing Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow in the fourth and final installment of its “Two Books, Two Movies: Discussions on Racism in America,” co-hosted by CONECT. We will meet from 4:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, April 21st at B’nai Israel with havdalah and refreshments included. 

Israel at 70 – Years of Triumph and Turmoil

Join Rabbi Prosnit on Fridays at noon beginning on April 13 for this timely look into the accomplishments and challenges of the modern Jewish state.

Tzedakah – A Guide to the “Other” December Dilemma

Each December you receive piles of solicitation letters asking you to make a donation to charity and/or tzedakah? This is the “other” December dilemma. Join Rabbi Schultz on Monday nights in April and this course will help you in how you give come this December.

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, April 20
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21
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.

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

April 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Rosenbaum, son of Julie and Howard Rosenbaum