B’nai Israel Congregation has a history going back over 100 years. Our Synagogue started in 1899 as the local orthodox Jewish congregation. In 1955, we became a conservative congregation.
We have regular Friday and Saturday services, High Holy Day Services, Hebrew School, Religious School, adult education, a Men’s Club and a Sisterhood. The synagogue is large enough to sustain a full-time rabbi, yet small enough to accommodate the needs of individual members. We have over 80 families – but would be happy to welcome more.
B’nai Israel is affiliated with the United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism. We have a kosher kitchen, and we are egalitarian between men and women and their participation in services. So, you could say we are a progressive conservative congregation.
Pensacola is a small town, and the Jewish Community is not very large. Still, we are active and vibrant. Being so small requires all members to be involved, so you do not see very many members who are not also leaders or participants in activities. Anyone wishing to explore membership is welcome to come to services, come during religious school on Sunday, or just drop in for a coffee and a nosh with Rabbi Gerson.