Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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Bruchim Haba’im! Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel!

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.

What's Happening


Meet Mishkan HaNefesh

Rabbi Prosnit and Rabbi Schultz will offer a three-part series introducing our new High Holy Day Prayer Book on Fridays, August 28, September 4 and September 11 at Noon.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal – A B’nai Israel Conversation

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A B’nai Israel Conversation August 25th at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a community conversation — a respectful sharing and airing of views on an issue important to us as Americans, as Jews and as those who care about Israel and its relationship with the United States.


Mitzvah Morning – Urban Roots Bridgeport

Join other B’nai Israel congregants on Sunday, September 20th for a morning of social action in the local community. This month we will be working outdoors!  We are partnering with Urban Roots Bridgeport/Green Village Initiative ( to help with their community garden on Charles Street in Bridgeport.


College Addresses Needed

B’nai Israel wants to keep in touch with your college students while they are away from home. They will receive the monthly bulletin and if we have their email address, periodic messages from the rabbi, as well as holiday surprises throughout the year.


High Holy Days 5776/2015

Visit our High Holy Days page to find service schedule, forms for purchasing additional tickets, donating bookplates for our new machzor, signing up for youth programs, ushering and more…

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A Taste of Merkaz Adult Learning

Join us for an event on November 15th honoring the head of Merkaz, Marjorie Krubiner, and an opportunity to do some adult learning Merkaz Style.


Go to Israel with B’nai Israel

Join us for an interfaith trip to Israel as Congregation B’nai Israel and First Church of Fairfield travel together! Find out more by visiting the web page here!

Service Schedule

Friday, August 28th:

5:30 p.m. Oneg

6:00 p.m. Service

Saturday, August 29th:

8:00 a.m. Service

9:00 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Torah Study

11:00 a.m. Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Zinkerman, son of Anastasia and Jeffrey Zinkerman

Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah

Saturday, August 29nd at 11:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Zinkerman, son of Anastasia and Jeffrey Zinkerman

Saturday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Leisawitz, son of Farhana and Michael Leisawitz