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    Follow us on Twitter at BnaiTweets

    B'nai Israel provides on Twitter up-to-date resources about our activities, Israel and Jewish life -- follow us at BnaiTweets.

    Enjoy Podcasts of Prior Services


    Listen to podcasts of prior services, including both Shabbat and holidays. New podcasts added weekly.




    BBYO B'nai Israel has joined forces with Adath Israel of Newtown to debut a new joint BBYO Chapter for the Jewish Community. The newly merged "Noah Pozner BBYO Chapter" is open to all Jewish teens in grades 8th-12th! You do not have to be a member of either temple to join or of BBYO to attend the meeting. Questions? Contact Leslie Crotty and/or visit the BBYO website for more information.




  • Religious School

    Our current Israeli Emissaries Amit & Nir. Check out their Facebook page! 




    B'nai Mitzvah

    Do you have a child approaching their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Read more about B'nai Mitzvah here and get all the details in our B'nai Mitzvah Handbook!
    Review the updated BIRS calendar and our snow cancellation policy.



    Plant a Tree in Israel

    Plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund.  Click here to get started!



  • News 

    Grow with us TV Commercial Premiers!

    growpicThis weekend marks the beginning of our TV outreach efforts with our campaign airing on cable television and reaching more than 110,000 households.  Click here to download the ad or you can see it online by clicking here!

    B'nai Mitzvah Student Spotlight:

    joshuarossJoshua Ross organized and supported a charity basketball tournament, Mitzvah Madness, in Newtown on March 30th as his Bar Mitzvah project. Read more here! 

    perelmuterRead about how Melissa and David Perelmuter are working to beautify Ballantine Park as their Mitzvah project here!  



    B'nai Israel's Innovative Religious School Curriculum Featured in Jewish Ledger.  "High Tech Comes to Hebrew School":

    The January 8th edition of the Jewish Ledger featured an article about our participation in the innovative Shalom Learning educational program which is being utilized by our Seventh grade class at the religious school!



    On Friday December 13th, the Eve of the first anniversary of the tragic school shootings in Sandy Hook, B’nai Israel held a special Shabbat service commemorating the victims of the tragedy.  Read more here.

    A MUST SEE -- An AMAZING 80 second video from ADL: Imagine a World Without Hate 

    mlkClick HERE to watch this video, honoring the Anti-Defamation League's 100 years of impact in fighting hate and promoting understanding. 

    Rabbi Amy's Published on Rabbinical School Blog 

    Our own former Student Rabbi, Rabbi Amy Goodman, offered a beautiful and insightful reflection "Affirming Life at the End of Life" for Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. 

    Have your very own B'nai Bear!!!

    bear The B'nai Bear is a plush bundle of love!  A portion of the $18 cost will benefit the community with gifts of caring, comfort, and love! Order yours today!

    Iran Update

    Iran's pursuit of nuclear weaponry poses a grave threat to the United States and its allies, most notably Israel.  American and Israeli leaders stand united in the goal of preventing so menacing a government from gaining that capability.  Click here to learn why Iran must be stopped, and why our advocacy is so important. During the last legislative session our local legislators co-sponsored a new law tightening sanctions on Iran's oil sector.Click here for more information.


    The Shofar

    Read the latest issue of our newsletter on line or visit the archives!

  • Blogs


    Rabbi's Blog

    Visit for interactive news from the Rabbi. 

    B'nai Blog

    Keep up to date on synagogue happenings, Jewish events locally and regionally, and interesting websites.  The initial posts will help you learn to navigate our innovative new website!

  • Upcoming Events


    Recent events

    When Southbury Said NO! to the Nazis:  1937.  Ongoing Commemoration


    76 years ago the town of Southbury put a halt to the establishment of a Nazi training camp in the Kettletown section.  B'nai Israel and the Jewish community have figured prominently in the commemoration, that has included the creation of a new award-winning film "Home of the Brave."  See "Home of the Brave" trailer here.  As part of an educational program "Home of the Brave" was featured at the United States Senate.  Click HERE to learn of upcoming showings.  Click HERE for a new film about the making of "Home of the Brave." 

    Collegium Musicum at B'nai Israel

    Collegium Musicum of the Taft School sang with B'nai Israel's choir in uplifting and inspiring worship.









    Traurig Scholarship

    The Louis D. Traurig Scholarship Trust accepts applications for scholarships for college or graduate education. The Trust provides scholarships to students from the Greater Waterbury Area to help defray the cost of college or graduate school education. The application period is now open

    Camp Scholarships

    The Brad & Seth Mahler Camp Scholarship Fund application period is now open. The Fund provides awards each year to enable youngsters from our congregation to experience Jewish Camping. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need. Contributions to the fund are being accepted.