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Located five miles from Yale University, Congregation B’nai Jacob has proudly served our community for 136 years. We serve a diverse community through our engaging services, stimulating educational programs for children and adults, and our commitment to social justice. We hope you will check us out – for an hour or a lifetime!



Join us for our second annual

Gospel Shabbat
Service • Concert • Dinner

Friday, January 17, 2020

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are thrilled to welcome back Angela Clemmons, professional singer and conductor, and the Shoreline Soul and Valley Soul Gospel Choirs who, with our own Sweet Singers and a professional gospel band, will present a concert during services. This event was extremely popular last year. Join us for this wonderful, hopeful, soulful, community building event, reminding us to embrace the teachings of Dr. King into the 2020s.

Shabbat Schmooze at 6:00pm
Service at 6:30pm
Dinner to follow at 7:30pm

Concert is free!

Dinner requires registration and payment in advance, as dinner seating is limited.
Cost for dinner is $18 per adult., $12 for children 12 and under.
REGISTER ONLINE, or CALL 203-389-2111.


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

Saturday, February 1 at 6:00pm  (NEW DATE)

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


BJ Players Presents

: A group of quirky kids with a passion for spelling and wildly entertaining back-stories have flocked to Putnam Valley Middle School to compete (and sing!) in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. As the words tested become more difficult and the spellers get eliminated one by one, friendships are formed and the characters’ inner troubles and hilarious backstories are slowly revealed.
Our own Cantor Malachi Kanfer will be the show’s Musical Director.
Cindy Gerber and Susan Jacobs will serve as Co-Directors.

Performance dates: 
Thursday, April 2 - Dress Rehearsal
   Saturday, April 4 - Opening night!

For more information, please contact Ros at


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


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