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

Dr. Kassow book

Scholar in Residence Weekend

The weekend of March 11 and 12 we will be holding three talks by a wonderful scholar and teacher, Dr. Samuel Kassow. Hope you can join us for some or all of these talks. RSVP needed for the dinner only.


March Mitzvah Morning

There is no experienced necessary and all ages are welcome to join your fellow congregants on Sunday, March 13, as we prepare and serve brunch at the Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport!

CBI Talks

CBI Talks!

Our first program in January was hailed as a success! Join us for our second round on Sunday, March 6th, of CBI Talks – our own version of the wildly popular TED Talks!


Kitah Vav and Chet Retreat Video

Our children had a wonderful and educational trip to Eisner Camp for the annual retreat. You can watch the video of the weekend here.

Evan Schultz

The 10:45 Service

Join Rabbi Schultz in our library from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 20th. The service is open to all, and there is free childcare available.

Justin Beck

Introduction to Kabbalah – Jewish Spirituality

Join us for this five-part series beginning on Monday, February 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m. What is the meaning of life? What am I doing here? What does it mean to be Jewish? How do I overcome circumstances?  The answers to these questions and more will be revealed during this course with Justin C. Beck.


The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality

Rabbi Prosnit explores classic and contemporary views of sex and sexual identity in this five week course. Join him Fridays at noon beginning January 22nd.


Adult Round Table

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for lively discussion and topics. Led by Gloria Katz.

Service Schedule

Shabbat Terumah

Friday, February 12th:
5:30 p.m. Oneg
6:00 p.m. Service

Saturday, February 13th:
8:00 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Young Families Havurah
9:30 a.m. Torah Study

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

February 27th at 11:00 a.m.:
Bat Mitzvah of Emma Bella Bass-Lawrence, daughter of Anna Lawrence and Daniel Bass