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


Annual Meeting

We will be holding our Annual Meeting on June 18th. Please join us for this important temple meeting.

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Confirmation Ceremony 2015

We will be celebrating the Confirmation Class of 2015 on May 31st at 2:00 p.m. Please join us for this special event.

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Shabbat on the Beach

Join us this Friday, May 8th at Jennings Beach for a unique Shabbat experience.

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100 Years of Confirmation

On June 5th, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of our most uplifting lifecycle events, Confirmation. For more information click here. We hope you will join us for this very special event.

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Mah Jongg Tournament to Benefit ORT America

Please join us for a mah jongg tournament on June 14th to benefit ORT America.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

We are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on May 28th. Please come by and donate.

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Celebrate Shavuot at B’nai Israel!

Saturday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. Spend part of this unofficial start to summer weekend celebrating the first fruits of the season. Join us for any or all of the evening’s festivities.

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Shavuot Film and Discussion

Please join us on May 23rd when we will view the film, Footnote, followed by a discussion of the film as part of the celebration of Shavuot. Film will be shown outdoors, weather permitting.


Adult Learning: Meanwhile, Back in Europe, Part II

Join Ira Wise for a look at how the diaspora saw the Jews enter into area such as Prague, Krakow and points west. Fridays at noon beginning on April 17th.


Chesed Needs Volunteers

The Chesed Program is looking for volunteers to: make/deliver meals, provide rides, and visit congregants.  Visit our Chesed page for more information.