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

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Selichot Program & Service

Join with B’nai Israel, Beth El, B’nai Torah and Rodeph Sholomat 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 as we mark the entry into the Days of Awe. Guest speaker, David Weisberg, Executive Director, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.


High Holy Day Information

Follow this link for our Service schedule, need additional tickets, sign up for babysitting or youth programs. The deadline for the Memorial has been extended to September 23rd.

Back to School

When Does Religious School Start?

The Religious School page now has the schedule up for the full 2016-17 year.  There is still time to register your children!

Justin Beck

Yamim Nora’im

Join us for a greater understanding and insights of how to maximize the month Elul leading up to the High Holy Days. The High Holy Days through a Kabbalistic Lens with Justin Beck.

Mishkan Hanefesh

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days

Last year the new High Holy Day Prayer Book/Machzor was introduced with positive reviews. Join Rabbi Prosnit and Rabbi Schultz and take a fresh look at our new prayer books.

Chesed Volunteer

Chesed Program Needs Drivers!

“Chesed” means acts of loving-kindness, goodness, and compassion. Among other things, Chesed arranges rides to synagogue for members, allowing them to participate in religious services and other congregational events. Can you help us do this?


Really Interesting Jews in the Jewish Ledger

Bridgeport rabbi opens a conversation with “Really Interesting Jews.” Read a wonderful article on what Rabbi Schultz has been working on since his return from the URJ Biennial last fall by clicking here.

Service Schedule

Ki Tavo

Friday, September 23
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24
Shabbat Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Young Families Havurah at Silverman's Farm, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Alexa Sheiman, daughter of Stacy and Lee Sheiman

Selichot Program and Service, 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

October 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Callan Vaughn, daughter of Stephanie and Brian Vaughn

October 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Lidia Klein, daughter of Jennifer and Leonard Klein

October 15 at 11:00 a.m.
B'not Mitzvah of Madeleine Goodman, daughter of Melissa and Marc Goodman, and Rachel Kapteina, daughter of Jennifer and Christopher Kapteina

October 22 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Jack Davis, son of Evelyn Rubak and Jonathan Davis, and Lily Rodier, daughter of Roni and Steven Rodier

October 29 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah of Benjamin Kamin, son of Susan and Allen Kamin, and Emma Portnay, daughter of Deborah and Edward Portnay