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.R
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On Wednesday, March 13, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), met with the NFTY Social Action Vice President-elect, our very own Jess Becker, to discuss their shared visions for the Reform Movement’s commitment to social justice. Click above to read this powerful conversation.
Follow Rabbi Prosnit and Wendy Bloch along with 58 other members of the congregation as they travel through North and South Israel. Check in for regular travel blogs and photos.
Bonim Preschool Fundraiser will be hosting Lauren Weisberger, Best-Selling Author of The Devil Wears Prada on Friday, May 10, 11-2 p.m. Purchase your early bird tickets online by March 31 – VIP packages available too – space will be limited – reserve today! All proceeds will to towards the Bonim Preschool Playground Fund. You don’t Continue Reading »
We have another WBI Game Night scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 7-9:30 p.m. Sign up today to join us in canasta or mahjong or simply socializing with other women in the B’nai Israel community.
Mark your calendars to join us on the weekend of April 12 as our former assistant rabbis Fred Greene and Rachel Gurevitz visit as part of the activities in honor of Rabbi Prosnit’s retirement. They’ll be sharing their musical talents and giving the sermons at Friday and Saturday services.
Join Rabbi Schultz for a four week course exploring modern Jewish theology. Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, and 15, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Join us for a night thanking Rabbi Prosnit as we cheer on his favorite team. We are planning a synagogue outing to Citi Field on Thursday night, June 13th, to celebrate. Let us know if you are interested in going. No pricing or obligation at this time.
On Friday, March 29 we will have Rabbi Or and Feliza Zohar lead a special musical Shabbat Service and following dinner teach on Lecha Dodi. They’ll join us at Torah Study on Saturday and discuss the Zohar literature (library of Jewish mystical traditions of the middle ages).
We’re looking for about 15 volunteers to join us on Sunday, March 24 again at HTFB to prepare and serve breakfast to our area vets. This is a great mitzvah for families and kids. Sign up today on a first come, first serve basis.
What a Supercalifragilistic Purim celebration! Click here to watch the show!
Join our congregant, Alan Dressler, on Saturday mornings at 10:30 for Yoga and Jewish Meditation for Beginners. The Jew is in the Lotus will be a unique, enriching and health filled Shabbat morning with Hatha yoga and Jewish meditation.