Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel. We are a small congregation with a long history. We are affiliated with the Union of Hebrew congregations. However, like many small congregations, our members come from a variety of backgrounds and we strive to make everyone feel at home. We hope that you will find in us your Jewish home and join our congregation. We serve the Golden Triangle of Mississippi – Starkville, Aberdeen, West Point, and Columbus – as well as Western Alabama.
Let us know what your Jewish family can do to help you feel more at home.
— Seth Oppenheimer, ALEPH Rabbinical Student–
Upcoming Services and Events
Shabbat Services – Friday Evenings – 7:30 p.m.
October 26, 2018
November 9, 2018
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Please bring canned goods/food items to Shabbat Services on Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Chanukah Potluck Dinner and Auction Fundraiser Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. at Temple
Open to all, members, friends and students! Bring a dish to share – main dish, side dish, salad,
dessert, bread, or beverage, plus an item to auction, usually less than $40.00! Students need not
bring a dish or auction item.
Sukkot Celebration – Sunday September 30, 2018
There were prayers and ritual services around the Sukkot booth, plus additional prayer and study with a light snack.
Welcome Back Potluck Luncheon – Sunday, August 26, 2018
B’nai Israel Passover Seder – March 30, 2018
The Sisterhood worked hard to make this a special Passover for our members, friends and guests.
Rabbi Seth Oppenheimer led the Seder with knowledge, humor, and in song
to make our Seder a special experience.
Shabbat Across America – March 9, 2018,
Our temple joined hundreds of synagogues across the continent in taking part in an historic
national Jewish event to celebrate Shabbat with the traditional Shabbat rituals – lighting
candles, Kiddush and Hamotzee. It was an amazing, delicious dinner.
Shabbat/Purim Service & Celebration, March 2, 2018
Purim Celebration was quite an event! It included both food and a play!
Everyone enjoyed participating in a Purim script! Our own ALEPH Rabbinical Student, Seth Oppenheimer
handed out parts and led the script! An informative and entertaining evening!
717 2nd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39701