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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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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  16 , 2021
     
     
    Celebrate Israel at Shabbat Evening Service

    Friday, Apr 16th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Shabbat Evening Service led by Rabbi Jana. This week we are celebrating Israel Independence Day. Attendance in person requires wearing a mask and social distancing. The service will be streamed on the B'nai Zion YouTube channel. We plan to have a Zoom Oneg Shabbat approximately half an hour after the service is over.

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  • Saturday ,
    AprApril  17 , 2021
     
     
    Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, Apr 17th 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. Please register for details about how to attend on Zoom.

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  21 , 2021
     
     
    Prayerbook Hebrew (Zoom Class)

    Wednesday, Apr 21st 7:00p to 8:00p
    Rabbi Jana's Prayerbook Hebrew class continues.

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  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  22 , 2021
     
     
    Biblical Hebrew (Zoom Class)

    Thursday, Apr 22nd 5:30p to 6:30p
    Rabbi Jana is teaching Biblical Hebrew on Zoom.

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  • Saturday ,
    AprApril  24 , 2021
     
     
    In Person and Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, Apr 24th 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. Please register for details about how to attend in person or on Zoom.

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  28 , 2021
     
     
    What Would You Do?

    Wednesday, Apr 28th 2:00p to 3:00p
    Rabbi Jana leads a discussion about Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  1 , 2021
     
     
    Baby Naming during Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, May 1st 10:30a to 12:00p
    We will celebrate with the family of Ainsley (Toys) and Justin Rutkowski when they are called to the Torah to give their baby his Hebrew name. Service will be in the sanctuary. There will not be Torah Study this morning.

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  8 , 2021
     
     
    KID-dush Shabbat

    Shabbat, May 8th 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) love Rabbi Jana's fun Shabbat morning experiences.

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  8 , 2021
     
     
    In Person and Zoom Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, May 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. Please register for details about how to attend in person or on Zoom.

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  13 , 2021
     
     
    Dr. Joel Hoffman: The Surprisingly Modern Message of the Ancient Ten Commandments!

    Thursday, May 13th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Although they are among the most commonly-quoted verses in the Bible, and although they symbolically adorn arks in synagogues around the world, the value of the Ten Commandments has been masked through both mistranslation and misunderstanding. They don't say "don't covet,'" for instance, and they're not primarily laws. Join internationally-renowned scholar Dr. Joel Hoffman as he peels back the layers of confusion that continue to hide the enduring message of the Ten Commandments.

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Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyar 5781