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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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  • Tuesday ,
    JulJuly  7 , 2020
     
     
    Together Tuesday on Zoom

    Tuesday, Jul 7th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Can you join us at a Zoom Together Tuesday? The first Tuesday of every month we make time to visit - people of all backgrounds get together. Sometimes we pray, sing, talk... it is important that we find time to get to know people with different backgrounds. We have been meeting  (almost) every month since August 2016. Please sign up for Zoom information.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JulJuly  8 , 2020
     
     
    Hebrew Comic Book Club

    Wednesday, Jul 8th 1:30p to 2:30p
    Read the comic book adventures of "Og the Terrible" ("Og HaRasha"). The comic books in the series are a fun introduction to Prayerbook and synagogue Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will lead the Comic Book Club and include fun ways to read, understand and remember the vocabulary. Basic familiarity with the aleph-bet is helpful. All materials will be provided. No fee to attend. Club meets on Zoom. Invite friends or family wherever they live. Sign up to have access information sent to you for the BZ Hebrew Club Zoom Room.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JulJuly  8 , 2020
     
     
    Prayerbook Hebrew (Zoom Class)

    Wednesday, Jul 8th 5:30p to 6:30p
    Learn the basics of reading and understanding the prayers and blessings that we do in Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will post videos, flash cards, and other helpful tools to make learning easy. We will meet Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 on Zoom. Use the form to sign up for the Zoom access. This class is a foundation for any Hebrew learning: Biblical, Conversational, or Liturgical.

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  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  9 , 2020
     
     
    Biblical Hebrew (Zoom Class)

    Thursday, Jul 9th 5:30p to 6:30p
    Rabbi Jana is teaching Biblical Hebrew on Zoom. Please use the form to sign up to receive the access information. Learn the vocabulary and grammar to be able to read Hebrew Scriptures. The lessons also teach the core elements to being able to read any Hebrew. Contact Rabbi Jana if you have not taken the class before for information about what you need.

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  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  9 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom Jewish Cultural Event: Joel Chasnoff (Jewish Comedian)

    Thursday, Jul 9th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Jewish Comedian Joel Chasnoff will do a one hour Zoom show called: Jokes I Can't Tell in My Act. Joel has toured all over the world and in this performance, Joel shares his all-time favorited Jewish jokes and talks about tht role of humor in our people's history, from Genesis to Seinfeld, and beyond. An ISJL Cultural Programming event brought to you by Rabbi Jana and B'nai Zion. Invite your friends.

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  10 , 2020
     
     
    Stay at Home Shabbat Service: Online Only

    Friday, Jul 10th 6:00p to 7:00p
    We can stay at home, but visit with each other for Shabbat service. B'nai Zion Stay at Home Shabbat Services are filled with guest readers and other surprises. Let us celebrate together. Stay Safe - Shabbat Shalom!

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  10 , 2020
     
     
    Oneg Shabbat on Zoom after Shabbat Service

    Friday, Jul 10th 7:00p to 8:00p
    An opportunity to visit after Shabbat evening service. Please use the form to receive Zoom access information.

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  11 , 2020
     
     
    KID-dush Shabbat (Stay at Home)

    Shabbat, Jul 11th 9:00a to 9:30a
    “Kiddush Shabbat” is the “Sanctification of Shabbat.” “KID-dush Shabbat” is a fun way for children to celebrate Shabbat. Children and their families (and anyone who enjoys not having to sit still during services) please join us ONLINE with TWO options this month: On Zoom from 9-9:30 AM (submit the Zoom form below to receive access information) or at the B'nai Zion YouTube channel for KID-dush Shabbat any time. KID-dush Shabbat is led by Rabbi Jana. Go to the B'nai Zion YouTube Channel and look for the KID-dush Shabbat playlists.

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  11 , 2020
     
     
    Zoom Torah Study and Shabbat Service

    Shabbat, Jul 11th 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. We will be "gathering" on Zoom. Use the form to request access to the Zoom event(s).

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  • Sunday ,
    JulJuly  12 , 2020
     
     
    Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of North Louisiana on Zoom

    Sunday, Jul 12th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Everyone who has made a contribution to the North Louisiana Jewish Federation this past year is eligible to attend the Annual Meeting. Zoom details will be provided when you RSVP for the meeting at JewishNLa.org. Contributions are accepted at the Federation website, Facebook page, or the office.

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