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 Jewis

What's Happening

Community Selichot Program

Rev. Thomas Simisky, President of Fairfield College Preparatory School, will speak to the community on Repentance & Reconciliation in the Age of Social Media on Saturday, September 1st at 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield.  All in the community are welcome!

Attention Connecticut Voters

In the August 14th primary election, Connecticut voters will choose candidates for governor and other offices. B’nai Israel encourages everyone eligible to vote!   You can find out if you are registered at  If you have changed address or are a new voter— especially teens who will be 18 by the general election on November Continue Reading »

Religious School Family Bonfire at Jennings Beach

Join fellow religious school families on Wednesday, August 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. near fire pit A at Jennings Beach! Bring a picnic dinner, make some s’mores, hang out – we’ll be there for a while. Contact us for car pool arrangements if you don’t have a Fairfield beach sticker.

Shabbat at the Lake

Join us at Lake Mohegan on Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. for the final summer lake service of the year.  Bring a beach chair and a picnic dinner (for before or after the service) and enjoy a beautiful outdoor Shabbat service.  Weather has been on our side this summer!

Summer Adult Learning Series

Join Rabbi Prosnit and Rabbi Schultz for a study of one of the great books of Jewish practice, Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, on Mondays at noon in July and August and Mondays evenings, August 13, 20 and 27.

Visit Israel with Rabbi Prosnit

There’s still time to sign up for 10-day trip to Israel in March 2019. Click to view itinerary which consists of two options to choose from; one group traveling North and the other group traveling South.  Seats are filling up fast!

Congregational Survey 2017

During 2017, 350 congregants participated in our Congregational Survey. We are very pleased with the high participation rate, and we want to share the results with everyone.

Ways to Get Involved at B’nai Israel

We often hear from congregants that they are looking for ways to get involved at temple. We’ve compiled a list of groups in B’nai Israel that could use your input or help. Click above for a description and contact for all ways you can make a difference. 

Pave the Way

Help build a more beautiful entrance to the temple by purchasing a brick for the new front walkway. You can place your order online today or download an order form and send it to the office. Let’s get together and “pave the way.”

Service Schedule


Friday, August 10
Service, 6:00 p.m. at Lake Mohegan, 960 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield

Saturday, August 11
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 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

August 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Reilly Nathanson, son of Jodi and Jonathan Nathanson

August 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Domenic Cammarota, son of Lisa and Antonio Cammarota

September 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Darren Ruskin, son of Angela Capinera and Daniel Ruskin

September 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Hotchkiss, son of Marcia Cohen and Mark Hotchkiss