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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.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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  • Wednesday ,
    MayMay  25 , 2022
     
     
    Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective

    Wednesday, May 25th 2:00p to 3:00p
    Rabbi Jana leads a discussion about Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective at the Oaks of Louisiana.

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  26 , 2022
     
     
    Beginning Conversational Hebrew

    Thursday, May 26th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Learn Modern Conversational Hebrew with Rabbi Jana.

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  26 , 2022
     
     
    Prayerbook Hebrew (Zoom Class)

    Thursday, May 26th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Learn the basics of reading and understanding the prayers and blessings in Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will post videos, flash cards, and other helpful tools to help learn the vocabulary and grammar.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  27 , 2022
     
     
    Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, May 27th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Shabbat Evening Service led by Rabbi Jana. You can enjoy Shabbat with us at B'nai Zion or on YouTube.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  27 , 2022
     
     
    Oneg Shabbat on Zoom after Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, May 27th 7:30p to 8:30p
    An opportunity to visit 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 ,
    MayMay  28 , 2022
     
     
    Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, May 28th 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 ,
    MayMay  29 , 2022
     
     
    Place Flags at Gravesites for Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 29th 10:00a to 11:00a
    DATE CHANGE: For Memorial Day we will be placing or replacing flags at the graves of the veterans in the B'nai Zion cemeteries. Please contact the office if you see veteran gravesites with no flags. We will meet first at the Jewish section of Greenwood Cemetery on Stoner Avenue 10 AM Sunday, May 29. CHECK THE BZ HOME PAGE IN CASE OF CHANGES. DUE TO RAIN DATE HAS CHANGED.

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  • Monday ,
    MayMay  30 , 2022
     
     
    The B'nai Zion Office is Closed for Memorial Day

    Monday, May 30th (All day)
    To honor and remember everyone who died serving in the military the B'nai Zion office will be closed on Memorial Day.

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  • Friday ,
    JunJune  3 , 2022
     
     
    Confirmation, Shavuot, Shabbat, and Yizkor Service

    Friday, Jun 3rd 6:00p to 7:00p
    Celebrate Shabbat and Shavuot when the Confirmation class leads the worship service. A Yizkor service will be included in our commemoration.

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  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  4 , 2022
     
     
    B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Morning Service at Agudath Achim

    Shabbat, Jun 4th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Lex Austin will help lead the service and be called to the Torah in honor of their becoming B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat morning at Agudath Achim. B'nai Zion will not have Torah Study or Service Saturday morning to celebrate with Lex's family. They are the child of Rebecca & Andy Austin.

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Mon, May 23 2022 22 Iyar 5782