Important Notice

To protect the health of our community, and to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the community seder and all group activities have been canceled until further notice. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for news of virtual services and classes being held via Zoom.

New Feature - Student Rabbi Message

From time to time our visiting student rabbi, Shirah Kraus, will share her thoughts on Torah, Jewish life, and her experience as a seminary student serving the B’nai Israel community. You can find the latest article by clicking the link in the menu, or with the button below.

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 .

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.

Helping by Hosting

There are many volunteer opportunities to help at B’nai Israel. Two of these are to host the student rabbi for Shabbat dinner, and to provide the Oneg after Shabbat service.

Shabbat dinner can be in your home or at a local restaurant. The host is expected to pick up the student’s tab, but other guests you invite will pay their own.

The Oneg need not be elaborate. A challah and other light refreshments (fruit, cookies,etc) will be appreciated.

Keep in touch with the Newsletter and social media.

What Is Passover?

Mayim Bialik explains Passover.

Passover is 8 days of good times involving a LOT of preparation, a LOT of cooking, a LOT of matzoh, and a LOT of wine and grape juice. Check out Mayim’s video to learn all about the Festival of Freedom.