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There are many ways to connect to B'nai Israel and many people can help you do that. Our senior staff would be delighted to meet with you and help you make those connections.

Click on their names below to reach their page and e-mail link. Of course you can reach any of them by dialing 203-336-1858!

Our fax number 203-367-7889

Ira J. Wise, R.J.E.
Director of Education
Alexa Cohen
Early Childhood Director
Abby Rohinsky
Director of Facility
For general temple questions write to us at

Our Officers

Another way to make connections is through our leaders, the members of the Board of Trustees.
We encourage you to communicate with any of them!
Samuel Rosenberg
Michael Blumenthal
1st Vice President
Jim Greenberg
Assistant Treasurer
Lawrence Levine
Vice President
Evelyn Rubak
Shari Nerreau
Vice President
Joe Varon
Financial Secretary
Julie Pressman
Vice President
Mindy Siegel
Immediate Past President
There are over twenty other men and women serving on our board as trustees.
Many of them serve as committee chairs. Click on any trustee's name to send them an e-mail.

Michael Becker
Brotherhood Representative
David Berkowitz
Social Action
Perry Molinoff
Youth Engagement

Douglas Brown
Investment, Budget

Peter Montagna
House Committee

Edward Burger
URJ Board

Amy Newman
Luise Burger
URJ Board

Marcia Cohen
Gift of Light

Marla Dankenbrink
Religious School
Howard Rosenbaum
Adult Jewish Learning

Jerry Saunders

Scott Smith

Susan Walden
Early Childhood Education

Janet Jurow
Religious Practices Committee


Mission Statement

Congregation B'nai Israel, founded in 1858, seeks to be a vibrant Reform synagogue dedicated to the perpetuation of Jewish life and values within the framework of contemporary American Judaism. This synagogue strives to serve God and the Jewish people by creating a supportive environment which contributes to the education and spiritual growth of its members and encourages its members to perform meaningful mitzvot. Central to this mission is the fostering of a strong sense of community among an intergenerational and diverse membership. By service to the Jewish community locally, in Israel, and worldwide, as well as to the non-Jewish community, we dedicate ourselves to the concept of Tikun-Olam, the repairing of the world.


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Congregation B'nai Israel
2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Main Office 203.336.1858
Education Center 203.335.0745
Fax 203.367.7889
Early Childhood Center 203.335.5058