Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | info@cbibpt.org |

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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 160 years ago, our strength lies in our willingness to look to the future. Our building includes a Sanctuary, Chapel, social hall with adjacent pavilion, library, Judaica Shop and an education center with classrooms for both preschool and religious school. 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.R

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What's Happening

Purim Prep: The Scroll of Esther

Join with Rabbi Schultz on Friday, February 28 at noon for a one session course on Megilat Esther, or the Scroll of Esther. This is a good opportunity to learn the text that we read on the evening of Purim without all the noisemakers and chaos! All ages are welcome and encouraged to join!

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

Join Rabbi Marion and Bari Dworken, Educator, Chaplain & Spiritual Director on March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. for a conversation around the complexities of supporting our loved ones through illness. Inspired by the book How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, we’ll explore what Jewish tradition has to Continue Reading »

Purim Pizza, Crafts & Megillah Reading

Join us for our annual Megillah reading and Purimspiel with our clergy and amazing cast of characters! This year’s theme is the movie Frozen, so dress up in your favorite Nordic gear and get ready to sing along! For all ages. 5:30 – Pizza & Crafts; 6:00 – Megillah reading and Purimspiel

BIFTY Shabbat Service

On Friday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. you can join with the members of our BIFTY community for an engaging Shabbat experience. Throughout the service, our teens will share their perspectives about the ways that Judaism informs and impacts their daily lives and they’ll create space for intergenerational conversation.

Spector Scholar in Residence

On February 21 we welcome our Spector Scholar in Residence, Dr. Wendy Zierler. Dr. Zierler serves as Sigmund Falk Professor of Feminist Studies and Modern Jewish Literature at HUCollege-JIR. Dr. Zierler is a deeply engaging scholar and teacher and both Rabbi Schultz and Rabbi Marion had the opportunity to study with her. Join us for Continue Reading »

Sisters’ Schmooze

The next Sisters’ Schmooze will be held on Thursday, February 27 at the home of Charise DeLuca in Trumbull. This is a wonderful chance for the women of B’nai Israel to gather and schmooze.  Bring a friend, meet up with old friends and make new friends!

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As part of the FJP Community Read, join Kelle Ruden on February 23, congregant and professional book discussion leader, and explore the tale of a son who makes a diabolical compromise that captures the tensions between tradition and modernity. Click for more opportunities to join the discussion with Kelle and to hear from Nathan Englander Continue Reading »

World Zionist Congress Elections

The World Zionist Congress elections are here, and it is time to have our voices heard in Israel! Every vote from our congregation is crucial to maintaining a strong Reform presence in Israel. Voting is open through March 11. Your vote in this election is the only democratic opportunity you have to influence Israeli society.

Facebook Live With the Rabbis

You’re invited to join Rabbi Schultz and Rabbi Marion each week for some Thursday morning fun on Facebook Live! Ask us questions, share what’s going on in your lives and we’ll let you know what’s going on at B’nai Israel. Hope you can join us Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Join Us In Worship

Mishpatim

Friday, February 21
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
BIFTY Shabbat Service, 6:00 p.m.
Spector Scholar in Residence, Dr. Wendy Zierler, 7:15
(prior RSVP requested for dinner)

Saturday, February 22
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.

Streaming – Live and On Demand

The Friday 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services and our Saturday 8:00 a.m. Shabbat services are available with Live and On Demand Streaming