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About B'nai Zion Congregation

B’nai Zion Congregation was established in Shreveport more than 150 years ago. We are a charter member of the Union of Reform Judaism. As a Reform Jewish congregation, we have deep Jewish roots, with flexibility that suits the needs of modern Jews. Our worship services are filled with inspiration and music. We provide programming, spiritual, social and educational programs for members of all ages. We have a Religious School for children three years old to Confirmation run by an Education Director who has been in our community for generations, an active pre-school group and ShFTY (the Shreveport Federation of Temple Youth - part of NFTY Southern), our teen-age youth group. We offer regular Torah Study, book club meetings, a Sisterhood, and Brotherhood. Our We Care committee provides meals and visits to members who are ill or recuperating. We maintain our own cemeteries. Our Rabbi teaches and guides us, and officiates at all life cycle events, holidays, and is a Spiritual Leader respected in the interfaith community.

 

We are proud to be a "house of prayer for all people." We are a warm and welcoming congregation where hearts and souls are nourished, friendships are grown, minds are expanded and Jewish life is celebrated!

 

Whether you are looking for a comfortable Jewish experience, or a place to experience Judaism, please consider B'nai Zion.

 

History of B'nai Zion (Institute of Southern Jewish Life website)

 

About Us                     Leaders                 Rabbi                     Bulletin

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  9 , 2020
     
     
    Passover First Day Holy Day / Yom Tov (Office is Closed)

    Thursday, Apr 9th 11:00a to 12:00p
    The First Day of Passover is a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. The office will be closed all day in observance of the holy day. We will not be gathering in person.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  10 , 2020
     
     
    Online Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, Apr 10th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Until further notice we will not have in-person worship service. Friday evening service can be seen at the B'nai Zion Congregation Shreveport YouTube channel. Remember to click "Subscribe" and the Bell to be notified of all new services.

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  • Saturday ,
    AprApril  11 , 2020
     
     
    Passover Song of Songs Shabbat Torah Study

    Shabbat, Apr 11th 9:45a to 11:00a
    Join us in the traditional reading of Song of Songs for the Shabbat during Passover. Watch for details about how to participate in this event.

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  15 , 2020
     
     
    OFFICE IS CLOSED Passover Final Morning and Yizkor Service

    Wednesday, Apr 15th 9:00a to 2:00p
    The Last Day of Passover is a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. It is also a day when we commemorate YIzkor, and remember all of our loved ones who have died. NOTE: THE OFFICE IS CLOSED ALL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE YOM TOV.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  17 , 2020
     
     
    Online Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, Apr 17th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Until further notice we will not have in-person worship service. Friday evening service can be seen at the B'nai Zion Congregation Shreveport YouTube channel. Remember to click "Subscribe" and the Bell to be notified of all new services.

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  22 , 2020
     
     
    Shredding at B'nai Zion (NOT APRIL 22 - watch for new date)

    Wednesday, Apr 22nd 8:00a to 2:00p
    B'nai Zion has arranged for shredding almost any type of confidential material (Paper, Plastic, Fabric, Metals, Magnetic media, CDs and DVDs, Hard drives, X-rays, Microfilm, ID badge, and more). Watch for new deadline for bringing paper to shred at B’nai Zion. BZ is requesting an $18 donation for the first banker’s box size box, and $10 per box or batch beyond the first. A shredding truck will come to BZ to respect your privacy and ensure a secure shredding of all paper. If you need to request a drop-off time before 9 am or after 2 pm, please contact the office for special arrangements. All money donated for shredding will help offset our $18,000 annual Security budget.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  24 , 2020
     
     
    Online Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, Apr 24th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Until further notice we will not have in-person worship service. Friday evening service can be seen at the B'nai Zion Congregation Shreveport YouTube channel. Remember to click "Subscribe" and the Bell to be notified of all new services.

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  • Sunday ,
    MayMay  17 , 2020
     
     
    Annual B'nai Zion Congregational Meeting 2020

    Sunday, May 17th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Congregants are invited to the annual meeting. We need to thank outgoing Board members and elect new Board members. The 2020 Congregation photo will be taken. Please watch for more details as we get closer to the event.

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  25 , 2020
     
     
    World Premiere of “Unexpected Modernism: Wiener Brothers Story” at the Strand Theatre now 6/25/19

    Thursday, Jun 25th 6:00p to 9:00p
    The Louisiana Architecture Foundation (LAF), in partnership with the North Louisiana Jewish Federation and director Gregory Kallenberg, are proud to announce the world premiere of the documentary “Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story”. The red carpet premiere will take place Thursday, April 2nd at the Historic Strand Theatre in Shreveport. The event is the culmination of two years of filming which included interviews with members of the Wiener family, architecture experts, and the authors of The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. & William B. Wiener, Karen Kingsley and Guy Carwile. The 43-minute film tells the story of Jewish architects Samuel G. and William B. Wiener, half brothers from Shreveport, whose modernist designs of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings from the 1930s through the 1960s made Shreveport an early hub of International Modernist design in the United States. “Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story” will premiere at a red carpet celebration in Shreveport on April 2nd at The Strand Theatre, which will include the world premiere screening of the film, special guest appearances, and a post-film panel discussion featuring architecture luminaries. Tickets are on sale now through the Strand Theatre box office. The trailer for the film is available at unexpectedmodernism.com. All previously purchased tickets and reservations will be honored.

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