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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!

Tisha B'Av  / The 9th of Av   
Saturday evening, July 21 
Seudah shlishit (third Shabbat meal) at 8 pm, with teaching and singing led by Cantor Malachi.   
Reading of Eicha begins shortly after 9 pm.
Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem as well as many other Jewish catastrophes which are said to have fallen on that date. It is a twenty five hour fast, the only one besides Yom Kippur. On Erev Tisha B'Av it is customary to sit on the ground or low benches, congruent with mourning rituals, and chant the Book of Lamentations (Eicha) in a slow and dirge-like tune, along with other knot (elegies).
Tisha b'Av (the 9th of Av) is observed this year on Saturday night, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. 


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Order by August 15 for
delivery by Rosh Hashanah.

Contact Judy Taylor or Mara Ginsberg.









Shabbat on the Shore
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on the sand. Bring a dairy picnic dinner for your family following the service. We will supply wine, challah, and dessert! Come spend a beautiful night on the Sound with the CBJ community!

Friday, August 3
6:00pm - On Milford Beach
at the Surf  Village Clubhouse in Woodmont
55 Merwin Avenue, Milford (Woodmont)  
Street parking is available

Join us for end-of-summer family fun
Friday, August 24
5:30pm - BBQ dinner in the courtyard
Followed by an outdoor Shabbat service

$8.00 per person (maximum $36 per family)
BYOB (beer/wine)Juice and sodas included

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Reservations can also be made in person or via phone with check or credit card.



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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