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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!



NEW! B'nai Jacob Book Group

Open to all members
First meeting Wednesday, February 20
in the B’nai Jacob Library at 7:30pm
Join in a discussion of “If All the Seas Were Ink,” by Ilana Kurshan. This memoir about a young woman’s study of Talmud ties in nicely with the Rabbi’s Monday evening class, Reading the Talmud.
Future books and dates will be decided by the group.
RSVP to 203-389-2111 or



Screening of the Movie “Marshall”

and Discussion with Preston Tisdale


Sunday, March 3  •  3:00pm

Watch a special screening of this major film about the collaboration between a young Thurgood Marshall and a Jewish lawyer to defend an innocent black man in Bridgeport in 1940, against a backdrop of segregation and anti-Semitism.

Atty. Preston Tisdale, associate of screenwriter Michael Koskoff,, will lead a discussion of the film. Mr. Tisdale is a former Director of Special Public Defenders for CT, and his father was an important member of the Bridgeport African-American community in the 1940’s, attending the trial and hearing Marshall speak. Gain a unique perspective on America’s Civil Rights history.

No RSVP necessary.



CBJ Cooks Shabbat Dinner

'Shanghai Shabbat'

Bring the whole family and enjoy Shabbat dinner with an Asian flair prepared by congregants in the CBJ kitchen. Abby Silbert will be the chair for this event, with special menu consultant from Jonathan Silbert whose roots stem from Mainland China! It should be a meaningful evening of prayer and yummy food for all. Please come and ring in Shabbat with your CBJ family and friends!

$25 per person
$10 for children ages 12 and under

Friday, March 1 

6:00 pm  Shabbat Schmooze
6:30 pm  Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30 pm  Shabbat Dinner

RSVP by February 26
Sign up and pay Online or through the office with check or credit card 203-389-2111.
Contact Abby at with questions about volunteering or attending this event. Let’s pack the room!



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, February 19 2019 14 Adar I 5779