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

The 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort: Apply Now!

The 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort: Apply Now! urjadmin October 7, 2021

The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Jews of Color (JOC) JewV’Nation Fellowship Cohort, the second cohort led exclusively by and for Jews of Color.

Film Review: Golden Voices

Film Review: Golden Voices urjadmin October 4, 2021

In Evgeny Ruman’s bittersweet new film, Golden Voices, a pair of aging voice actors find their lives in upheaval after immigrating to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Victor and Raya, (Vladimir Friedman and Maria Belkin), are not only in a new land with an altogether new language, but also at a crossroads in both career and marriage.

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy urjadmin October 4, 2021

Sukkot is known in Hebrew as Z’man Simchateinu – the time of our joy. It’s

The Geography of Religion: Finding My Spiritual Home in Judaism

The Geography of Religion: Finding My Spiritual Home in Judaism jstern September 29, 2021

As interested as I was in Judaism, I had assumed that becoming part of the Jewish community was not an option for me. For a long time, I thought that one could only be part of the Jewish community through Jewish ancestry or marriage to a Jewish partner.