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. Reform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield Jewish synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue

What's Happening

Practical Kabbalah: Elevating Consciousness

Justin Beck returns as our teacher of Kabbalah on Monday, January 28. Kabbalah offers a uniquely integrated, holistic pathway to spiritual growth – from practical change to deep wisdom and healing. Join Justin for two sessions at B’nai Israel and two sessions at Beth El.

Seeking Everyday Holiness

Join Rabbi Schultz for this ten-part course on the teachings of Mussar. The goal of Mussar practice is to release the light of holiness that lives within the soul.  Advance purchase of Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute, for $95 can be made by contacting Chris in the temple office. Course begins on Continue Reading »

Torah Yoga – A New Shabbat Initiative

Join our congregant, Alan Dressler, on Saturday mornings at 10:30 for Yoga and Jewish Medication for Beginners. The Jew is in the Lotus will be a unique, enriching and health filled Shabbat morning with Hatha yoga and Jewish meditation.

January Mitzvah Morning

Please consider volunteering for the annual University of Bridgeport MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21 from 8:30-2:00 p.m. Registration is now open and you can register by clicking the link above. Make it a day “on” not a day “off”! 

A Special Shabbat Shira Service

Join us on Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. as we celebrate Shabbat Shira (Sabbath of Song), our 160th Anniversary and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (our temple home from 1911-1958). Please click the link above to view the parking arrangements that have been made for us.

The Weight of Ink

This novel won the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and tells the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect set in 1660’s London and the early 2000s. Join Kelle Ruden for discussion on Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the temple and click to register to hear author, Rachel Kadish, speak on February Continue Reading »

Service Schedule

Beshalach

Friday, January 18 - Shabbat Shirah (Sabbath of Song)
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Yoga, 10:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Naomi Rosen, daughter of Emily Lehrman and Adam Rosen

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 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Skyler Helman, son of Michael Helman