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The women of B’nai Israel come together in friendship to provide activities that benefit the congregation and the community as well as enhance individual growth in a Jewish atmosphere. Contact Michelle Rosen for more information.


To implement our mission, we collaborate with the Board of Education of BIRS (B'nai Israel Religious School) and the Jewish Federation.  The IAC has close ties with AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee),  ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and with PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting)


Contact Ellen Rosmarin Zwang to become a part of a wonderful group of men and women that assist others with their with kindness, compassion friendship and service. Hand in hand, we make a difference. 


Makhela is a group of committed adult performers who have a calling for spiritual music. Our choir prepares a wide range of music, accompanied or a cappella, including classical, contemporary, or jazz styles. Within Makhela choir members do not need to read music but they need to commit to learning their individual parts via technical tools. 


B’nai Israel embraces lifelong learning and adult education.  Rabbi Eric and others teach classes open to the community.  In particular we invite you to consider attending:

Torah Study – Shabbat Morning,

 10 AM – 11:15 AM

Introduction to Judaism

(see below)

Tuesday mornings (fall -spring) 

Discussion Group

11 am-noon


Tikkun Olam, "Repairing the World", is a cornerstone of Reform Judaism and an integral part of the ongoing activities at B'nai Israel. The projects and activities are constantly expanding -- and working on these sacred obligations is a wonderful way to meet other congregants and members of our larger community.  

Introduction to Judaism class


All are Welcome   Types of People Who Take This Class   - Non-Jews interested in conversion - Non-Jews simply interested in learning more about Judaism -

 Jews who never attended religious school - Jews who did attend religious school but feel there are gaps in their knowledge -

 Those interested in the concepts behind Jewish practice

   Taught by Rabbi Eric  

Intro to Judaism 5778 2017 (pdf)


B'nai Israel has these and many other opportunities for you to be involved!

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

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Noah Pozner Chapter of BBYO

Our Chapter

For more on BBYO

  Our youth advisor is long-time temple member Gerry Klein, who is also teaching B’nai Israel’s Confirmation class this year. So if you’re interested in learning more about BBYO and our chapter, please contact Gerry at (203) 264-7665 or, and he’ll get you the information you need