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

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew? kbkaput June 10, 2021

While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State jstern June 8, 2021

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press jstern June 8, 2021

On June 2nd, 1921, when news of the Tulsa massacre reached New York, Yiddish newspapers in the city were unified in their impassioned coverage of the events.

Final Account: Film Review

Final Account: Film Review jstern June 7, 2021

The film, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, attempts to capture the recollections of an elderly subset of Germans who lived through the Third Reich and will soon no longer be around to give voice to what they witnessed.