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

2018 General Election Candidates Assembly

CONECT organizers have confirmed the 2018 General Election Candidates Assembly for Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel. Come here what the candidates have to say. Seating begins at 6:15 p.m.

Blood Drive

Our next Red Cross Blood Drive will be Thursday, November 7, 1- 6 p.m.  The horrific weather that has hit the southeast coast has, again, created an even greater need for blood donations.  Please register with the Red Cross at either 1-800- 733-2767 or 1-800-RedCross. 

Shabbat About Town is Back!

Sign up to join us as a guest or a host on Friday, November 2nd for our 2nd Annual Shabbat About Town! Everyone, children and adults, are welcome to take part in this special and fun evening of community.

A Call for Artwork!

Artwork is needed for our 3rd biannual art show being held November 9-11th. We have a dinner/speaker Friday the 9th, a reception/havdalah service on Saturday afternoon and a Children’s  art workshop ‘n pizza on Sunday from 12-1:30. All artwork will be part of the Bridgeport Art Trail.

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.

October Mitzvah Morning

We’re collecting backpacks and supplies for families served by Connecticut Institute for Refuges and Immigrants. Collection boxes  are in lobby, click the link above for donation suggestions or go to our Amazon link where you can purchase items directly. Join us on October 21st at 9:30 to assemble packages and welcome a CIRI speaker.

A Letter to My Child

Parents of children in grades K-3 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, October 14 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Future class for parents of 4-6 graders is scheduled for Continue Reading »

Register to Vote

Are you registered 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.

Service Schedule

Lech Lecha

Friday, October 19
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
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.

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

October 27 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Matthew Perman, son of Lainie and Michael Perman, and Cooper Zuccerella, son of Jodie and Mark Zuccerella

November 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Gavin Wasserlauf, son of Carolyn and Perry Wasserlauf

November 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Hochhauser, son of Deborah and Kenneth Hochhauser

November 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Chloe Norton, daughter of Annette and Hunter Norton