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

Mitzvah Afternoon/Evening Supporting “Feel the Warmth”

Please join us to prepare and serve a holiday supper to our Bridgeport neighbors through nOURish Bridgeport on Thursday, December 20 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. There is only room in their kitchen for 8 people and we will need about 25 servers. Please consider signing up to help today!

December Mitzvah Morning

Help us again this year by donating unwrapped toys in support of Al’s Angels. Al’s Angels supports children battling cancer, blood disease, natural disasters and so much more. Then join us on Sunday, December 16th from 9:30-noon to wrap the donated toys. Bring the whole the family!

FJP Presents Tzedekahfest

The community is invited to take part in an interactive, free event for the entire family on Sunday, December 9, 2-6 p.m. The Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County has arranged something for everyone; a special exhibit hall, sing-along concert with The Nields, 2nd Community  Mitzvah Hero Award program, and so much more!

Chanukah Celebration Concert

Join us on Saturday evening, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert with the new Congregational Klezmer Band as starting act followed by Deborah Zecher, a rabbi and a singer, performing a one woman cabaret style show. You won’t want to miss this! Open to the everyone.

Annual Chanukah Celebration

Join us Friday, December 7, for a Shabbat service featuring the Junior Choir.  Festivities begin with Oneg at 5:30 p.m., followed by service at 6:00 p.m., and catered dinner afterwards. We are sorry but we can not accept any more dinner reservations as we reached capacity.

Kristallnacht – 80 Years Since

Anti-Semitism: The Lethal Obsession But hatred and fear of Jews did not begin with or end with the Holocaust. The class will consider the whys, whats and hows of anti-semitism and assess its global impact today. Join Rabbi Prosnit on Friday’s at noon through December 14th.

Monday Mishneh Torah

Mondays at noon from October 15 to December 17 we will study Maimonides Mishneh Torah and his book of “De’ot.” Team taught by Rabbi Prosnit, Rabbi Schultz, and Ira Wise.

A Letter to My Child

Parents of children in grades 4-6 are invited to join Rabbi Schultz for a workshop that will give you tools, resources and more on talking to your child(ren) about why Judaism matters to you. Join him on Sunday, December 9 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Service Schedule


Friday, December 7
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service with the Jr. Choir, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Havurah for Families with Young Children, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Feinstein, son of Kim and Michael Feinstein

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

January 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Berman, son of Jodi and David Berman

January 12 at 11:000 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Oppenheim, son of Carolyn and Michael Oppenheim