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

Ira Wise

Religious School Reminder

Just a reminder that there is no Religious School on Thursday, April 28. Thank you! Chag kasher v’sameach!


Confirmation Class Fundraiser

Please help the Confirmation Class of 2016 raise funds for their gift to the temple. It’s simple and involves a meal at Panera Bread! Just click the link above to see how easy it is for you to help.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

The need for all blood types is high. Make a reservation today to donate. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Honorees 2

Spring Gala

Join us on Thursday, May 26, as we honor Edward Burger, Philip Eliasoph and Karen Ferleger for their service to the Jewish community.

Austrian Jews

A History of the Jewish People: Journeys through Austria

Join Ira Wise on this exploration of Jewish history with a focus on our people’s experiences in Austria and its precursors. Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and 10 at Noon.


Is it Possible to be Spiritual and Jewish?

Join Rabbi Schultz on Tuesday, April 19 and Mondays, April 25, and May 2 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to find the answer.

Chesed Volunteer

Chesed Program Needs Drivers!

“Chesed” means acts of loving-kindness, goodness, and compassion. Among other things, Chesed arranges rides to synagogue for members, allowing them to participate in religious services and other congregational events. Can you help us do this?


Really Interesting Jews in the Jewish Ledger

Bridgeport rabbi opens a conversation with “Really Interesting Jews.” Read a wonderful article on what Rabbi Schultz has been working on since his return from the URJ Biennial last fall by clicking here.

Service Schedule

Acharei Mot

Thursday, April 28
Erev Last Day of Passover Service, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 29
Passover Festival/Yizkor Service 10:00 a.m.
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
Shabbat 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.
B'nai Mitzvah of Gigi Hopkins, daughter of Bonni and Alex Hopkins, and Hayden Sutton, son of Jessica and Joseph Sutton

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

May 7th at 11:00 a.m.:
Bar Mitzvah of Jordan Verchin, son of Lisa and Scott Verchin

May 14th at 8:00 a.m.:
Bar Mitzvah of Isaac Hendler, son of Nancy Lefkowitz and Noah Hendler

May 14th at 11:00 a.m.:
Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Bronstein, son of Debbie and Herb Bronstein

May 21st at 11:00 a.m.:
Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Hurwitz, daughter of Laura and Scott Hurwitz

May 28th at 11:00 a.m.:
B'not Mitzvah of Emma Hotchkiss, daughter of Marcia Cohen and Mark Hotchkiss, and Eva Wallis, daughter of Jennifer Rogin Wallis and Bruce Wallis