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 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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What's Happening

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Each year on November 20th, communities around the world gather to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives have been taken in acts of anti-transgender violence. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m. for a brief memorial service.

December Mitzvah Morning

We’re collecting new unwrapped toys for Al’s Angels again this year. Join us on Sunday, December 8th, 9:30-12:00 for a fun morning of wrapping all the toys. Click to reach the Amazon Wish list or shop local at Hobby Town Fairfield, a proud supporter of Al’s Angels. Al will join us too and discuss his Continue Reading »

Gift of Light!

Gift of Light is back! If you didn’t get your personal link this week, please contact Lynn in the Temple office. All orders are due by December 1st for delivery on December 15th. Help us wrap on Thursday, November 21st. Let’s all spread the joy this holiday season!!

Rabbi Schultz Installation Weekend

Join us in the excitement starting on Friday, Nov. 15 with a 6:00 Family-Friendly Dinner, 7:30 Installation Service with guest Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, dessert oneg to follow. Then on Sunday, Nov. 17 at noon we’ve got a 1-Mile Fun Run planned with a 16 Handles Sundae Bar to follow with music by the Electric Sanctuary Continue Reading »

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Be the Lifeline Patients Need. Give Blood on Monday, November 18, 1:00-6:00 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make your appointment today.

CONECT Film & Discussion: Stranger Fruit

As a continuation of “Two Books, Two Movies: Discussions on Racism in America” we will be viewing a film by Jason Pollock called Stranger Fruit, a story on Michael Brown and the story of Ferguson. Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17th.

Rosh Chodesh

Join Rabbi Marion with women from across the B’nai Israel community each month for conversation, laughter and learning as we celebrate the start of each new moon and soak in the wisdom of our female ancestors. Women of all ages are welcome to participate. Our next gathering is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14.

The Poetry of Yehudah Amichai (Midrasha)

Amichai’s poetry will take you on a journey that is as distant as it is personal. Join with Rabbi Marion for this four part series as we take a deep dive into the English translations of a selection of Amichai’s greatest writings – discovering, as we go, own stories and our own journeys carefully positioned Continue Reading »

A Perspective on the Jewish Voice

Join Rabbi Schultz for a fascinating look into the Rabbinic perspective on the Jewish voice. What is the implication of making a vow or an oath? When is it okay to gossip about another person? For these questions and more, join Rabbi Schultz on Fridays at noon, November 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Facebook Live With the Rabbis

You’re invited to join Rabbi Schultz and Rabbi Marion each week for some Thursday morning fun on Facebook Live! Ask us questions, share what’s going on in your lives and we’ll let you know what’s going on at B’nai Israel. Hope you can join us beginning Thursday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Join Us In Worship


Friday, November 15
Rabbi Schultz Installation Service, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 16
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bar Mitzvah of Alexander Renzulli, son of Laurie and Scott Renzulli

Streaming – Live and On Demand

The Friday 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services and our Saturday 8:00 a.m. Shabbat services are available with Live and On Demand Streaming.