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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For this year’s family Sukkot program we are putting the theme of shelter and home into social action by partnering with Operation Hope to help families transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. We’re collecting new items (i.e. towels, soap, pans, everyday household items) that are need in new homes. Click to read more!
Everyone is welcome to join us for “A New Beginning” featuring Adam Greenberg, former MLB Player, as the guest speaker for Slichot Service on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Rodeph Sholom. Hear what Adam has been doing since being hit by the 92-mile-an-hour first pitch fastball to the back of his head that Continue Reading »
The Rabbi James Prosnit Outdoor Prayer & Community Space will be dedicated on Friday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. Please join us for the dedication of this beautiful new space at the temple and stay for 6:00 Kabbalat Shabbat Service.
Please join us on Friday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. for the Installation Service for Rabbi Sarah Marion. Dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. and special guest speaker Ms. Jeannie Appleman whose topic is “Stories: The Key to Transforming Synagogue Communities, from the Inside Out.” RSVP for dinner required.
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.
Starting at noon on Friday, September 6 you can get a look at how Rabbis Schultz and Marion, and Ira Wise personally prepare for the upcoming New Year! This is a 3-week adult Jewish learning course you won’t want to miss.
Join us on Sunday, September 29th from 9:30-noon for our first Mitzvah Morning of the 2019-20 calendar year, and because it was such a huge success last year, we will be headed back to B’nai Israel’s Cemetery at 117 Kings Highway East to clean, preserve, and restore headstones.