Important Notice

To protect the health of our community, and to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, all services will be held online until further notice. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for news of virtual services and classes being held via Zoom.

Virtual Shabbat Services and Classes

Virtual Shabbat Services and Classes

Shabbat services and classes will continue via ZOOM. The meeting link is sent to all newsletter subscribers. If you didn’t receive the link but would still like to participate, please email your request at least 1 day before the service to ndbnaiisrael@gmail.com .

Schedule:
January 29 – 30
February 26 – 27

Friday night service begins at 7:30 pm. Saturday morning “Coffee Hour” begins at 10:30 am, followed by adult education at 11:00. Zoom meeting will be open 15 minutes prior to start.

Passover Seder
The March rabbinic visit will be for a virtual Passover seder, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 28. Details will be posted when plans are finalized.

Welcome to B’nai Israel

B‘nai Israel Synagogue in Grand Forks, North Dakota is a small but vibrant congregation that provides lifelong opportunities for spiritual growth and learning based on modern Jewish values.

Our members represent a variety of Jewish traditions and backgrounds, and come from Grand Forks, the Grand Forks Air Base, the University of North Dakota and surrounding communities.

Members of every Jewish denomination are welcome to attend our services, as are non-Jewish visitors. Please introduce yourself so we can answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to arrange a group visit, please contact us in advance at ndbnaiisrael@gmail.com .

We are located at 601 Cottonwood St in Grand Forks, ND. (MAP)
Please see the Contact page for our mailing address.

EventsList

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 29

    Shabbat Virtual Service

    Zoom details will be sent to
    Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Sat 30

    Coffee and Class

    Social half-hour at 10:30, Adult Ed
    Jan 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Fri 26

    Shabbat Virtual Service

    Zoom info will be sent to
    Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 27

    Coffee and Class

    Social half-hour at 10:30, Adult Ed
    Feb 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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