Coming together to celebrate.
Join us as we observe, honor, and rejoice in spiritual and cultural holidays throughout the year — just as our fore-fathers and ‑mothers have done for hundreds of generations.
Our High Holiday services begin with Selichot and continue through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Following services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the congregation heads to nearby Owen Fish Park for a moving Tashlich ceremony.
Welcome Sukkot with us in our spacious Sukkah where we hold all Sukkot programs (weather permitting). From early childhood through adulthood, everyone can enjoy the many blessings of our Sukkah, and all generations have the opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog. And just a week later, join us as we rejoice over the Torah during a jubilant Simchat Torah service filled with song & dance.
Light the candles with us on Hanukkah to celebrate the season. Then come in costume to our unforgettable Purim service in which we read the entire Megillah and perform the annual Purim schpiel. Join your entire synagogue family for the Second Seder on Pesach when we retell the story of our exodus from Egypt, act out the plagues (mini-marshmallows for number seven!), and share traditional foods and Seder traditions together.
In late spring we celebrate Shavuot— the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai — and get ready to do it all over again.
|Saturday, August 28, 2021|
|In-person at Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport in partnership with Congregations Beth El, Rodeph Sholom, and B’nai Torah. All attendees will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
Program and services will also be available virtually – a link will be sent under separate cover.
|Speaker: Roya Hakakian||8:40 – 9:35 pm|
|Break||9:35 – 9:45 pm|
|Selichot Service with area clergy||9:45 – 10:30 pm|
|Sunday, September 5, 2021||10:30 am at Reid Street, Fairfield|
|(Erev) Monday, September 6, 2021||6:45 pm|
|(First Day) Tuesday, September 7, 2021
|– Tashlich at Owen Fish Park, Fairfield||1:30 pm|
|(Second Day) Wednesday, September 8, 2021
|Friday, September 10, 2021||6:00 pm|
|Saturday, September 11, 2021||10:00 am|
|Wednesday, September 15, 2021||6:45 pm|
|Thursday, September 16, 2021
|– Afternoon Forum||3:00 pm|
|– Plaque Dedication||4:00 pm|
|– Yizkor||4:30 pm|
|– Mincha||5:00 pm|
|– Neilah||6:40 pm|
|– Havdalah and Break Fast||7:41 pm|
|Tuesday, September 21, 2021||10:00 am|
|Wednesday, September 22, 2021||10:00 am|
|Thursday, September 23, 2021:
Sisterhood Interfaith Sukkot Luncheon
|Tuesday, September 28, 2021||10:00 am|
|– Yizkor||Approximately 10:45 am|
|(Erev) Tuesday, September 28, 2021||TBA|
|Wednesday, September 29, 2021||10:00 am|
|Wednesday, March 16, 2022:
Megillah Reading & Costume Parade
|Thursday, March 17, 2021:
|Friday, April 15, 2022:
– 1st Seder at home
|No evening services.|
|Saturday, April 16, 2022:
– Community 2nd Seder at Beth El
|Saturday, April 16, 2021
|Sunday, April 17, 2022
|Friday, April 22, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
|Sunday, June 5, 2022||10 am|
|Monday June 6, 2022||10 am|
|– Yizkor||11:15 am|
|(Erev) Saturday, August 6, 2022||TBA|
|Sunday, August 7, 2022||TBA|