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.
If you need the Zoom link for an event, you can find it in the weekly email that is sent to the congregation.
Please join us at 5:30 on Friday, July 3 for a pre-Shabbat oneg with our new cantor, Michelle Rubel, hosting this special event. Stay on zoom with our first service of music and song at 6:00 as we welcome Cantor Michelle to the B’nai Israel community!
Join with us this summer to discuss three films focusing on the topic of race in America. You’ll need to watch the films ahead of time, and we will join together for discussion. Conversations will be facilitated by Jeff Schwartz, Emily Lehrman, Barbara Edinberg, and Rabbi Schultz and Rabbi Marion. June 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Continue Reading »
B’nai Israel will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 1, 8:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Red Cross will be adhering to strict guidelines and is taking place by appointment only to 1-800-RedCross. The need is great, if you are able, please consider donating.
Join Rabbi Schultz on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Mussar is a traditional Jewish path of spiritual development that leads to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. It is a treasury of teachings and practices that help individuals understand their true nature as holy souls, then to break through the barriers that surround and obstruct the flow of inner Continue Reading »
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Join with our wonderful teacher and friends, Elaine and Juda Chetrit, for a beginner’s level Conversational Hebrew class! All are welcome to join. See weekly email for zoom link.
Join online with Ira Wise on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. for Talmud with Training wheels. Click to read more. See weekly email for zoom link.