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Temple B'Nai Israel       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.
August 24, 2018
Welcome Back Luncheon
Sunday, August 26, 2018 – More Information Coming Soon


High Holy Day Services
Rosh HaShanah evening: Sunday September 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Rosh HaShanah morning: Monday September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Kol Nidre Service
Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Services – Wednesday September 19, 2018
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m.
Afternoon Service: 3:00 p.m.
Memorial Service: 5:30 p.m.
Concluding Service: 6:30 p.m. (We reserve the right to start a little late to make sure it is past sunset before the Tekkiah Gedolah)


Past Events
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!

Community Service Project
Community Service Project
More info on Sisterhood page!


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717 2nd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39701

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