Name: Congregation B’nai Israel
Address: 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? ~40-50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday usually about 75-100, Saturday morning 30-50
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? One hour
Shabbat dress code: As you wish - some dress casual, some more formal
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? We have our own building
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes we have an oneg before and after services
Language of service: Mix of Hebrew and English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English translation
Children’s programming: Yes we have a tot Shabbat every week led by our Associate Rabbi, and children are always welcome at all of our services!
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes fully accessible!
Are services streamed online? Yes, available here
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here under rabbi’s name.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Approximately 50%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Not at this time
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We are fully egalitarian.
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