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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!


BEGINS Friday evening, April 19

Service Times and Information

Sale of Chametz


Second Night Passover Seder

Saturday, April 20 at 5:30pm
$36 per adult
$18 per child ages 5-12
No charge for children under age 5

Come join your community for a fun, meaningful, and delicious second seder. Too tired to cook? Want to learn something new? Always wondered why we do x or say y? This is the event for you! Bring your family and friends and help us make this a wonderful community tradition.

To RSVP in the office 203-389-2111 or





got shabbat? is back!!

Friday night, May 3

Be a Shabbat host or be a guest!

Nothing fancy required — we will supply wine, challah and blessings. You supply the food whether it’s roast chicken or pizza from a box! Spread Shabbat across our synagogue; you invite the people — hopefully, some friends and some people you’ve seen around but never gotten to know before.

If you would like to be a host or a guest, please let the Rabbi or Sami Merit know.



'CBJ Cooks' Brisket

Join us for a
Meat Lovers Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 10
$25 per Adult
$12 per Child under age 12
Join us for a special Shabbat dinner, following services.
Celebrity (congregant) chefs will prepare their own Brisket recipes, including traditional and a slow-smoked version. We will have something for vegetarians too.



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


Tue, April 23 2019 18 Nisan 5779