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 .

Virtual Services
May 14-15
 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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What is Shavuot?

What is Shavuot? All About the Jewish Holiday for Torah and Learning

Shavuot is the most important Jewish Holiday most people have never heard of. From all night study sessions to mountains of cheese, Shavuot finds incredible ways to celebrate receiving the Torah.

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021 jstern May 11, 2021

On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online urjadmin May 11, 2021

Three years before the COVID-19 pandemic response sheltered millions of people at home and drove us to do all things virtual, the URJ was crafting online communities of learners as they journeyed together through our 21 sessions of Introduction to Judaism Online.