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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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Do the Lulav Shake with Rabbi Jana
CLICK HERE to shake the lulav & etrog

Holy Day Services
at B'nai Zion 

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

          
Sukkot
Sunday evening 10/9 through Sunday evening 10/16
         -Decorate Sukkah at B'nai Zion: 5:00 PM Sunday 10/9
             - We will have pizza in the hut and Lulav shake
         -Sukkot Morning Service, 11 AM Monday 10/10
             - Bring your lunch to eat together in the Sukkah
         -OFFICE IS CLOSED ALL DAY Monday, October 10
         -End of Sukkot & Memorial Service 11 AM Sunday 10/16

Simchat Torah:
Consecration, Sukkot Shabbat, Simchat Torah, and Shabbat Service: 6 PM Friday, October 14

Upcoming Events at B'nai Zion

All Events
  • 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  7 , 2022
     
     
    Simcha Shabbat in the Sanctuary at B'nai Zion and streamed on YouTube

    Friday, Oct 7th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join us for Simcha Shabbat when we celebrate and honor (and have a gift for) everyone with birthdays or anniversaries this month. The service is also being streamed live on YouTube, and will be available to watch after the service is over. We will try to have a Zoom Oneg Shabbat half an hour after the service ends (starting approximately 7:30pm).

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  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  7 , 2022
     
     
    Oneg Shabbat on Zoom after Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, Oct 7th 7:30p to 8:30p
    An opportunity to visit and say Motzi together after Shabbat evening service. We will try to do a Zoom Oneg Shabbat after the in-person / YouTube-streamed service. Find the Zoom access on the Event page or the Zoom page.

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  8 , 2022
     
     
    Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, Oct 8th 9:45a to 12:00p
    Torah Study (9:45-11 AM) and Shabbat Morning Service (11AM-12 PM) Saturday. The Torah Study discusses the portion of the week. No text or prep required. Shabbat service begins around 11 AM, Prayerbook is on screen. Easy Zoom access from the website.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  9 , 2022
     
     
    Decorate the Sukkah at B'nai Zion: with Pizza in the Hut and a Lulav Shake

    Sunday, Oct 9th 5:00p to 6:00p
    Please join us as we decorate the Sukkah at B'nai Zion. When we are finished, we will have some pizza in the hut and plan to shake the lulav.

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  • Monday ,
    OctOctober  10 , 2022
     
     
    Sukkot: Office is Closed All Day

    Monday, Oct 10th (All day)

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  • Monday ,
    OctOctober  10 , 2022
     
     
    Sukkot Morning Service and Lunch

    Monday, Oct 10th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Celebrate the First Day of Sukkot - a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. We will have a special Yom Tov service in the Sukkah, and shake the Lulav. We plan to also be on Zoom. Shake the lulav, smell the etrog, "Happy Booth-day!" Bring your own lunch so that we can fulfill the Mitzvah of eating in the Sukkah.

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  15 , 2022
     
     
    Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, Oct 15th 9:45a to 12:00p
    Torah Study (9:45-11 AM) and Shabbat Morning Service (11AM-12 PM) Saturday. The Torah Study discusses the portion of the week. No text or prep required. Shabbat service begins around 11 AM, Prayerbook is on screen. Easy Zoom access from the website.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  16 , 2022
     
     
    Sukkot / Simchat Torah / Sh'mini Atzeret and Yizkor Morning Service

    Sunday, Oct 16th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Celebrate the Last Day of Sukkot and Simchat Torah - a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. We will have a special Yom Tov service honoring the Torah, that will include a Yizkor (Memorial) service. We will use the Memorial Books that were created for Yom Kippur this year.

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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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  • Friday ,
    NovNovember  4 , 2022
     
     
    Caroline's Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Evening Service at B'nai Zion

    Friday, Nov 4th 6:00p to 7:30p
    Caroline 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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Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783