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. Reform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield JewishReform Fairfield Jewish synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue

What's Happening

Sisters’ Schmooze

On Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m. we’ll be schmoozing at the home of Lori Underberger in Easton mingling and conversation. Bring a friend, meet up with old friends and make new friends! There is no agenda and no need to RSVP. 

It’s All About Purim!

Come celebrate Purim at our Annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 17th, noon to 2:00 p.m. There will be games galore, a cakewalk, a fabulous moon bounce, and plenty of Hamantaschen to nosh on! Dress to impress in your favorite costume. Pizza, snacks and drinks will also be available for purchase from the B’nai Israel Continue Reading »

“Ask the Rabbis” Shabbat Dinner

Join us on March 1 for an unforgettable evening where you’ll have an opportunity to ask all the burning questions to three generations of B’nai Israel Rabbis: Rabbi Sher, Rabbi Prosnit, and Rabbi Schultz! This evening kicks off our spring of honoring Rabbi Prosnit and will be a great opportunity to learn from him over a Continue Reading »

One Temple One Book

On Monday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. Rabbi Prosnit will hold a discussion on author Yossi Klein Halevi’s lastest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. An honest and forthright attempt to reach across the divide to Palestinians who share his homeland. Read it and you’ll be glad you did!

February Mitzvah Morning

On Sunday, February 24, we’ll be holding a very special Mitzvah Morning where we’ll have volunteers available to support congregants who have signed up for a morning of company, light housekeeping, help with a computer, or other tasks that can use a helping hand. Sign up today to take advantage of this opportunity or to Continue Reading »

Celebrating 160 Years of B’nai Israel

Rabbi Schultz will take participants through the ever changing Jewish experience as manifested through our community. Classes are at noon, February 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Practical Kabbalah: Elevating Consciousness

Justin Beck returns as our teacher of Kabbalah on Monday, January 28. Kabbalah offers a uniquely integrated, holistic pathway to spiritual growth – from practical change to deep wisdom and healing. Join Justin for two sessions at B’nai Israel and two sessions at Beth El.

Torah Yoga – A New Shabbat Initiative

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.

Join Us In Worship


Friday, February 15
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Havurah for Families with Young Children, 9:30 a.m.
Torah Yoga, 10:30 a.m.

Live Streaming

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

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah

March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Vivian Sweedler, daughter of Elora and David Sweedler

March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
B'nai Mitzvah Ethan Landsman, son of Eileen and David Landsman, and Alison Markus, daughter of Laurie and Ilan Markus

March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Abigail Righter, daughter of Robin and Wayne Righter

March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Pressman, daughter of Amy and Jeffrey Pressman

March 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
B'not Mitzvah of Gabrielle and Samantha Wiggetman, daughter's of Michelle and Joseph Wiggetman