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B’nai Israel Synagogue provides a Jewish spiritual and community home to more than 100 families from southeastern Minnesota as well as visitors from all over the world who come to Rochester seeking medical care. B’nai Israel Synagogue is a Reform congregation and a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

We are a thriving, inclusive Jewish community and we offer something for everyone! We welcome interfaith families to join our congregation. Benefits of membership include:

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In the News

Holocaust Victims Remembered in Rochester


B’nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester held a special ceremony on Sunday to recognize Holocaust Memorial Observance Day.

Celebrating the Holidays: Hanukkah Foods


B'nai Israel member and caterer Jacque Sourkes shares the wonderful Hanukkah traditions of making latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jam busters).

Synagogue remembers victims, survivors of Holocaust


B’nai Israel Synagogue held a moving Holocaust remembrance observance, with congregants of all ages participating and sharing stories.

Greenspace: Jewish holiday is celebration of trees, connection to nature


Rabbi Michelle Werner explains the significance of Tu B'Shevat.

Read more about B'nai Israel Synagogue in the news. (link to News section)