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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.



About Us                     Leaders                 Rabbi                     Bulletin


All Events
  • Friday
    Apr  19
    Passover Seder at B'nai Zion

    Friday, Apr 19th 6:30p to 8:30p
    First night of Passover Seder led by Rabbi Jana with dinner prepared by the B'nai Zion Sisterhood.


  • Saturday
    Apr  20
    Passover Song of Songs Shabbat Torah Study

    Shabbat, Apr 20th 9:45a to 11:00a
    Join us in the traditional reading of Song of Songs for the Shabbat during Passover. Note that we will be in the sanctuary and will not be having refreshments.


  • Saturday
    Apr  20
    Passover Morning Service

    Shabbat, Apr 20th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Celebrate the First Day of Passover - a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. We will have a special Yom Tov service in the sanctuary.


  • Wednesday
    Apr  24
    What Would You Do?

    Wednesday, Apr 24th 2:00p to 3:00p
    Rabbi Jana leads a discussion about Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective


  • Friday
    Apr  26
    OFFICE IS CLOSED Passover Final Morning and Yizkor Service

    Friday, Apr 26th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Celebrate the Last Day of Passover - a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. We will have a special Yom Tov service in the sanctuary that will include a Yizkor (Memorial) service. We will use the Memorial Books that were created for Yom Kippur this year. NOTE: THE OFFICE IS CLOSED ALL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE YOM TOV.


  • Friday
    Apr  26
    Graduation Shabbat

    Friday, Apr 26th 6:00p to 7:00p
    6 PM April 26 will be our Graduation Shabbat when we honor and celebrate with the students from the congregation who are graduating this Spring. The Service will Include: Opportunities for each graduate to tell where they are going to college and what they will be studying; Presentation of the Sandra Goldberg Award; Gifts for each graduate who attends; A special Oneg Shabbat will follow the 6 PM service.


  • Tuesday
    Apr  30
    Paper Shredding at B'nai Zion

    Tuesday, Apr 30th 8:00a to 2:00p
    The deadline for bringing paper to shred at B’nai Zion is April 30. 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.


  • Sunday
    May  5
    Holocaust Remembrance Service

    Sunday, May 5th 3:00p to 4:00p
    To honor the lives that were lost during one of humanity’s worst moments, our community remembers the Holocaust with an annual ecumenical service. Through our remembering and active cooperation, we strive to obliterate injustice.


  • Thursday
    May  9
    Annual B'nai Zion Congregational Meeting 2019

    Thursday, May 9th 6:00p to 7:30p
    Congregants are invited to the annual meeting. Catered dinner will be served (please RSVP). There will be special presentations, including a slideshow of the B'nai Zion's first 150 years, information about ShulCloud, etc. We need to thank outgoing Board members and elect new Board members. The 2019 Congregation photo will be taken.


  • Tuesday
    May  14
    People of the Book Club

    Tuesday, May 14th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Join the Jewish Book Club in a discussion about "Memento Park: A Memoir" by Mark Sarvas


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Thu, April 18 2019 13 Nisan 5779