Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Bruchim Haba’im!

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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.R
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What's Happening

Shavuot Family Nature Hike

Join us on Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. for an easy hike at the Oldfield Marsh Open Space, near the Fairfield Senior Center, followed by a brief teaching by Rabbi Schultz. We will end our evening getting frozen yogurt together at 16 Handles. RSVP requested.

Confirmation Service 2019

We look forward to Confirmation and we congratulate our 14 students and also welcome everyone in the temple community to attend the very special service on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Mazel Tov to them and to their parents for reaching this important milestone in their Jewish lives.

Merkaz Graduation

You are cordially invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the Merkaz Class of 2019/5779 on Sunday, June 2, at the temple. Please join us at a reception following the ceremony.

Shavuot Service & Adult Learning

Join us on Saturday, June 8, for an evening of adult learning focusing on the life of Moses. Three of our congregants, Ronnie Dubrowin, Rich Walden, and Janet Jurow, will present on three aspects of Moses’ life. Service at 7:30 followed by learning at 8:00 p.m.

Honoring Wendy Bloch

On Wednesday, May 22 at 7:15 p.m. we have a very special evening planned in honor of book lover, Wendy Bloch. Journalist and author, Julie Salamon, will be here to speak on the topic of “listening and building trust with families and victims across the divide.” This event is free and open to everyone.

Honoring Rabbi Prosnit

We hope that you can join us in celebrating and expressing our gratitude to Rabbi Prosnit for his many contributions to our congregation and our community. Rabbi Prosnit has been a pillar of B’nai Israel for 29 years – join us as we show our affection for an outstanding friend, colleague and inspirational leader.

Join Us In Worship


Friday, May 17
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service 6:00 p.m

Saturday, May 18
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.
B'nai Mitzvah of Madeline Friedler, daughter of Joesph and Kathleen Friedler, and Dylan Meyers, son of James and Leslie Meyers

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

May 25 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Dylan Kostbar, son of Ethan and Jodi Kostbar, and Reid Powning, son of William and Jocelyn Powning