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Welcome to B'nai Zion Congregation

B'nai Zion is a Reform Jewish Congregation in Shreveport, Louisiana since 1861.
For more details about who we are, CLICK HERE.
For more details about our history, CLICK HERE

Important Events

High Holy Days
5783 / 2023

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ORDER ROUND CHALLAH

FROM THE B'nai Zion Sisterhood

DEADLINES ARE:
SEPTEMBER 20 for Rosh HaShanah

(9/22 pickup at BZ for Rosh HaShanah)
SEPTEMBER 30 for Yom Kippur
(10/4 pickup at BZ for Yom Kippur)


Rabbi Jana blows shofar for you 

CLICK HERE for Shofar Blaster

CLICK HERE for a video that shows how the program works

Rosh HaShanah Services
at B'nai Zion 
Hear the Shofar

(In-Person / on YouTube no log-in)

- Evening: 7:30pm Sunday, September 25 
- Children: 9am Monday, September 26

(Children service is in-person only) 
Morning: 10am Monday, September 26
 

Tashlich Ceremony

6:00pm Monday, September 26 at the Stoner Avenue Boat Launch.
CLICK HERE for more details. All ages are welcome.
   
 We will have special duck/fish/turtle food to toss, or bring bread.
     We will hear the SHOFAR too! (You are welcome to bring your own.)

Upcoming Events at B'nai Zion

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  25 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh HaShanah Evening Service

    Sunday, Sep 25th 7:30p to 8:45p
    Rosh HaShanah 5783 Evening Service in the Sanctuary will be led by Rabbi Jana and accompanied by Adam Philley's High Holy Day Choir. We will be using the new Mishkan HaNefesh prayerbook (machzor). Tickets are not required.

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  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh HaShanah: Office is Closed All Day

    Monday, Sep 26th (All day)

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  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh HaShanah Children Service

    Monday, Sep 26th 9:00a to 9:30a
    Rosh HaShanah 5783 Service for families with young children in the Parlor at B'nai Zion. Rabbi Jana will lead a special service, tell a story, and blow the shofar.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

    Monday, Sep 26th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Rosh HaShanah 5783 Morning Service in the Sanctuary led by Rabbi Jana with music led by Adam Philley's High Holy Day choir. Hear the Shofar. Tickets are not required for services at B'nai Zion.

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  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Tashlich 5783 / 2022: Cast Your Sins Into the Water

    Monday, Sep 26th 6:00p to 6:30p
    On the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, the ceremony called Tashlich is traditionally observed. Jews go to the ocean or a stream or river to pray and cast sins into the water. This year, we are being more considerate to the animals in the water, we will be throwing food that is safe for the animals and the water (which will be provided when you arrive). Meet at the Stoner Avenue Boat Launch (the parking lot at the end opposite the Dog Park). All ages are welcome.

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  • Wednesday ,
    SepSeptember  28 , 2022
     
     
    DICE at LSUS New Office Open House (Rabbi Jana singing and speaking)

    Wednesday, Sep 28th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Jana at the New DICE (Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement) Office. There will be Music, Refreshments, Intro, and a Tour

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  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  4 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Evening / Kol Nidre Service

    Tuesday, Oct 4th 7:30p to 8:15p
    Yom Kippur evening / Kol Nidre service will be held in the Sanctuary. The service will be led by Rabbi Jana and Adam Philley's High Holy Day Choir.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Children Service

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 9:00a to 9:30a
    Yom Kippur Service for families with young children in the Parlor. We use a special Machzor (prayer book) designed for pre-readers and Rabbi Jana tells a story and blows shofar.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Morning Service

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Yom Kippur morning service will be held in the Sanctuary. The service will be led by Rabbi Jana and Adam Philley's High Holy Day Choir. Tickets are not required for services at B'nai Zion.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Study Session

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 1:00p to 2:00p
    Study with Helaine Braunig

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 2:30p to 3:30p
    Yom Kippur afternoon service will be held in the Sanctuary. The service will be led by Rabbi Jana and Adam Philley's High Holy Day Choir. Tickets are not required for services at B'nai Zion.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Yizkor / Memorial Service

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 3:45p to 4:30p
    Yom Kippur Yizkor / Memorial service will be held in the Sanctuary. The service will be led by Rabbi Jana. The new Memorial Books will be used during the Memorial Service. Tickets are not required to attend services at B'nai Zion.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
     
     
    Yom Kippur Concluding Service

    Wednesday, Oct 5th 4:30p to 5:30p
    Yom Kippur concluding service will be held in the Sanctuary. The service will be led by Rabbi Jana and Adam Philley's High Holy Day Choir. A shofar blast will end the service. Tickets are not required for services at B'nai Zion. There will be a break-fast following the service. (Times shown are approximate.)

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  6 , 2022
     
     
    The Jewish History of Shreveport: A Retrospective of Architecture, History, and Demography

    Thursday, Oct 6th 5:30p to 6:30p
    A panel discussion on the Jewish Heritage of Shreveport. with Rabbi Dr. Jana De Benedetti, Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, Dr. Cheryl White, and Dr. Helen Wise. This event is made possible by a Rebirth Grant for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Free and open to the public.

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  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  21 , 2022
     
     
    Ivy Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Evening Service at B'nai Zion

    Friday, Oct 21st 6:00p to 7:30p
    Ivy will help lead the service for her Bat Mitzvah Shabbat. Join the family for Oneg Shabbat at B'nai Zion following the service. (No Zoom Oneg Shabbat tonight.)

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  30 , 2022
     
     
    Blessing of the Pets

    Sunday, Oct 30th 11:30a to 12:00p
    The Sunday morning after we read the story of Noah we will once again have a "Blessing of the Pets." Bring pets or pictures for blessings. We will also have animal Mitzvah projects. Please check (the bulletin and event page online) for details about safely bringing and visiting with the animals, and what you can do to help with the Mitzvah projects.

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Sat, September 24 2022 28 Elul 5782