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

Al Jolson: Immigrant to American Idol

We have our very own Jolson scholar, Jon Sonneborn, here to share the real story of Jolson’s rise from immigrant to highest paid performer in America. This program is a part of Common Threads and open to the entire community. Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th.

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 »

Special Shabbat Shirah, 160th Anniversary & MLK Weekend Service

Join us Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. at our temple home from 1911-1958, now the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 1100 Park Avenue. We’ll celebrate Sabbath of Song, the temple’s 160th Anniversary and Martin Luther King, Jr. all in one very special service. There will be no service at the temple this night.

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!

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.

Service Schedule


Friday, December 14
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15
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

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