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

What's Happening

FJP Presents Tzedekahfest

The community is invited to take part in an interactive, free event for the entire family on Sunday, December 9, 2-6 p.m. The Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County has arranged something for everyone; a special exhibit hall, sing-along concert with The Nields, 2nd Community  Mitzvah Hero Award program, and so much more!

Chanukah Celebration Concert

Join us on Saturday evening, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert with the new Congregational Klezmer Band as starting act followed by Deborah Zecher, a rabbi and a singer, performing a one woman cabaret style show. You won’t want to miss this! Open to the everyone.

Annual Chanukah Celebration

Join us Friday, December 7, for a Shabbat service featuring the Junior Choir.  Families are invited to bring a special menorah and candles from home so we can all light the candles together. Festivities begin with Oneg at 5:30 p.m., followed by service at 6:00 p.m., and catered dinner afterwards. RSVP required for dinner.

Women of B’nai Israel Game Night

Tile, Shuffle and Socialize at B’nai Israel’s Second Game Night! Join Women of B’nai Israel on Thursday, November 29th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an evening of canasta, mah jong and socializing. It’s a night for everyone whether you know how to play the games or not. For those of you who were Continue Reading »

Kristallnacht – 80 Years Since

Anti-Semitism: The Lethal Obsession But hatred and fear of Jews did not begin with or end with the Holocaust. The class will consider the whys, whats and hows of anti-semitism and assess its global impact today. Join Rabbi Prosnit on Friday’s at noon through December 14th.

Gift of Light is Back!

Support the Temple! Send Chanukah candles to your friends and family at B’nai Israel! Send candles and greetings to your friends and family at B’nai Israel! Don’t forget teachers & madrikhim! Each box of candles will be beautifully-packaged (wrapping party is November 12) & hand-delivered in plenty of time for the first night of Chanukah! Let’s light Continue Reading »

Monday Mishneh Torah

Mondays at noon from October 15 to December 17 we will study Maimonides Mishneh Torah and his book of “De’ot.” Team taught by Rabbi Prosnit, Rabbi Schultz, and Ira Wise.

A Letter to My Child

Parents of children in grades 4-6 are invited to join Rabbi Schultz for a workshop that will give you tools, resources and more on talking to your child(ren) about why Judaism matters to you. Join him on Sunday, December 9 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Service Schedule


Friday, November 16
Oneg, 5:30 p.m.
Service, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Service, 8:00 a.m.
Brotherhood Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Havurah for Families with Young Children, 9:30  a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.
Service, 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Chloe Norton, daughter of Annette and Hunter Norton

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

November 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Bat Mitzvah of Chloe Norton, daughter of Annette and Hunter Norton