WELCOME BACK!

Were pleased to announce that B’nai Israel will be reopening this fall, beginning with Rosh Hashanah service on September 6. In keeping with current guidelines, face coverings and social distancing are required.

Fall Schedule

SERVICES AND CLASSES
Services will be held in-person at the synagogue. Masks and social distancing are required. 


Shabbat Services

Services are held when the student rabbi visits. Any additional services will be announced in the newsletter.
 Friday night service begins at 7:30 pm. Saturday morning Torah Study begins at 10:00 am, followed by adult education at 11:00. Student Rabbi George Altshuler will visit on the following weekends:

October 15, 16
November 19, 20
December  10, 11
January 21,22

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.

Keep in touch with the Newsletter and social media.

Sukkot

The LEGO Sukkot Movie: Jewish Holidays 101

Learn the basics of the Jewish holiday called Sukkot, including festival huts, lulavs, etrogs, foods, prayers and the spiritual meaning of all the unique rituals. This LEGO® stop motion animation is a great intro to the holiday for Jews and non Jews alike – make it part of your holiday emails and party invitations, or show it to your kids to get them inspired about building their own sukkahs this year!

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard jemerman November 18, 2021

As we head into the holiday season, I am acutely aware of how much different this year is going to be than previous ones. I will be celebrating without my mom for the first time. My mother died in January 2021, and I'm still dealing with the unexpected waves of grief that wash over me, sometimes out of nowhere. As I head into this first winter holiday season without her, I'm not quite sure I know what to expect, other than everything is going to be very different.

Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving

Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving jemerman November 18, 2021

There are a lot of creative ways to make Hanukkah meaningful when we pause to ask ourselves a few good questions before automatically going into shopping mode.

Reflecting on Transgender Awareness Week in 2021

Reflecting on Transgender Awareness Week in 2021 urjadmin November 16, 2021

Transgender Awareness Week is a chance to educate the public. It is important for people who are not part of the trans community to understand the oppression transgender and gender-expansive people face every day. While it is always important to affirm trans identities, Transgender Awareness Week provides an opportunity to center the voices of trans and gender-expansive people.

In This Season of Giving Thanks, Acknowledge the Tribal Land Upon Which You Live

In This Season of Giving Thanks, Acknowledge the Tribal Land Upon Which You Live jemerman November 15, 2021

Acknowledging the tribal land you live on (whether it is past or current tribal land) honors the communities who once lived there and whose land was brutally stolen from them.