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 Jewish synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue

What's Happening

Hurricane Relief 2018

We have slammed into the 2018 hurricane season. Hurricane Florence, the first major storm, is wreaking havoc on the Carolinas and southern East Coast,  and we know that more hurricanes threaten to follow. When disaster first strikes, immediate aid is needed to help communities get back on their feet. Afterwards, rebuilding and strengthening resilience can Continue Reading »

Sukkah Decorating, Potluck Dinner & Service

Sukkot – Sunday, September 23 – Turn, Turn, Turn! Please join us beginning at 5:00 on Sunday, September 23 for Sukkah decorating, potluck dinner and a service. This year we will decorate the B’nai Israel sukkah with upcycled CDs. RSVPs for dinner are requested

Adult Learning for Sukkot

The festival of Sukkot celebrates the harvest and our hopes for the future. Join Rabbis Prosnit, Schultz and Ira Wise on Sunday, September 23rd at 7:15 for some adult learning and conversation.

Register to Vote

Join congregant volunteers on Sunday, September 23rd from 9:30 to noon and register to vote for the November 6th Election Day! To vote you must be a US citizen, live in CT, and be at least 17 years old and turning 18 by Election Day.

September Mitzvah Morning

Our first mitzvah morning of the fiscal year will be held at B’nai Israel’s Cemetery in Fairfield on September 23 from 9:30-noon. Join us as we clean, preserve and restore some of the headstones that have endured decades of nature’s elements. Register now and children are encouraged to come as well!

10 Days, 10 Questions

Join Ira Wise for our annual adult learning session on Yom Kippur at 1:00 p.m. on September 19th. This year we will focus on gratitude, introspection and T’shuvah (rependance). Read more on the 10Q project.

Meet our new Federation Israeli Emissaries

Shay, Rotem, Yuval, and Eyal! We can’t wait to welcome them to our community in less than two weeks. You can meet them now through this YouTube video.

Visit Israel with Rabbi Prosnit

There’s still time to sign up for 10-day trip to Israel in March 2019. Click to view itinerary which consists of two options to choose from; one group traveling North and the other group traveling South.  Seats are filling up fast!

Service Schedule


Friday, September 21
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 22
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Charlotte Yanni, daughter of Courtney and Frederick Yanni

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

September 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Bronstein, son of Debbie and Herb Bronstein

October 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Madeleine Greenberg, daughter of Stefanie and Mitchell Greenberg