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Congregation B’nai Jacob is a warm, welcoming Conservative congregation in the heart of Woodbridge, Connecticut. Located five miles from Yale University, Congregation B’nai Jacob has proudly served our community for 135 years. We serve a diverse community through our engaging and participatory services, our cutting edge, award-winning religious school, our wide array of stimulating educational opportunities for families and adults, and our commitment to social justice. We hope you will check us out – for an hour or a lifetime!

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Shabbat Dinner

Join us Friday night

December 15, 2017

Shabbat Schmooze at 6:00pm
Shabbat Ruach Service at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm

Serving a traditional Shabbat dinner menu, $25 per person.  

To RSVP,  please sign up and pay online, or send a check before Tuesday, December 12.


Shir Hadash
Saturday, December 16 

Maybe you are looking for something spiritual in your life but are not sure how to find it? Maybe Bread and Torah or the full Shabbat morning service seem intimidating? Join us for an hour of a prayerful, songful,  soulful service led by the Rabbi, the Cantor with David Franklin on percussion. Come pour your heart out, or take in a little divinity for the week to come.

9:00-10:00 am  Shir Hadash, followed by a mini Kiddush 

10:15 am  Torah service


Walk in the Woods

By popular demand, we will keep walking throughout the winter as best we can! 

Our next walk is:  Saturday, January 6 at 1:15pm right after kiddush

We will meet at the entrance to the Blue Trail, behind the church in Woodbridge Town Center. Dress warmly for a prayerful, meditative walk!


Come say goodbye to Shabbat and welcome a new week, with Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Kanfer!

Saturday, January 20 at 5:30pm

Havdalah, music, stories, cookies, and hot cocoa. 
Come in pajamas — all ages!



Rabbi Rona Shapiro

Rabbi Rona Shapiro named among “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis,” the annual list compiled by The Forward.

Learn more about this prestigious national honor:

Article from The Forward

Article from The Connecticut Jewish Ledger


Congregation B'nai Jacob
75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT  06525





Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 5:00pm

8:30am - 3:00pm


Fri, December 15 2017 27 Kislev 5778