B'nai Zion Congregation

A Reform Jewish Congregation for over 150 years in Shreveport. A great place for Jewish learning, worship, and friendly gathering.

Operating as usual

07/09/2021

To save a life is to save an entire world.
Can you help? Critical need for platelets here. (On behalf of: Beth Raymond McMurry). Please share so that others can help too.

To save a life is to save an entire world.
Can you help? Critical need for platelets here. (On behalf of: Beth Raymond McMurry). Please share so that others can help too.

06/28/2021

Double Rainbow at B’nai Zion Sunday. There are more pictures of the rainbows from Sunday evening and after Service on Friday.

Double Rainbow at B’nai Zion Sunday. There are more pictures of the rainbows from Sunday evening and after Service on Friday.

Obituary for Fred Leonard Phillips at Osborn Funeral Home 05/25/2021

Obituary for Fred Leonard Phillips at Osborn Funeral Home

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of

Fred Leonard Phillips

who passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 23.
Fred was an avid pilot and passed away doing what he loved.

There will be a Memorial Service
at B'nai Zion in Lefkowitz Hall
4 pm Thursday, May 27.

His obituary can be read HERE (https://www.osbornfuneralhome.net/obituary/7478009)
which includes more information,
and details about visiting with the family.

May his memory be a blessing. May his family be consoled.

Obituary for Fred Leonard Phillips at Osborn Funeral Home Fred Leonard Phillips, 73, passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2021. Fred was an avid pilot and passed away doing what he loved. Fred was born June 16, 1947. He was well known throughout the community for his service, philanthropy, and kind heart. Fred was always there to lend a

Passover Resources from Rabbi Jana at B'nai Zion 03/26/2021

Passover Resources from Rabbi Jana at B'nai Zion

Happy, Healthy Passover:
Join me at a Zoom Seder Saturday, March 27 7pm (Central).
https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/event/passover-seder-on-zoom.html

Have a Seder, but need a Haggadah? Go to my Passover page for a pdf Haggadah book, or Slideshow (Zoom friendly) Haggadah, plus much more.
https://www.hebrewdoc.com/Holidays/Passover.html

Passover Resources from Rabbi Jana at B'nai Zion Passover Links and Files from Rabbi Jana at B'nai ZIon

Gragger-naut - B'nai Zion Congregation 03/01/2021

Gragger-naut - B'nai Zion Congregation

Gragger-naut is a new Gragger game that Ron created for this year. Enjoy! Let us know what you think.

Play the new Gragger-naut game from B'nai Zion.
www.bnaizioncongregation.org/gragger-naut1.html

Since we are not together in person for these holidays, we have been trying to find ways to enjoy some of our favorite aspects of the holidays - by coming to you.

Gragger-naut - B'nai Zion Congregation Gragger game for Purim

5781 Pandemic Purim Schpiel 02/26/2021

5781 Pandemic Purim Schpiel

HAPPY PURIM!
Watch this year's
Pandemic Purim Schpiel
https://youtu.be/UiF7RONnsVU
and at Service 6 PM Friday, February 26 on the B'nai Zion YouTube Channel
and during the North Louisiana Jewish Federation Purim Carnival 10:30-12 Sunday, February 28

5781 Pandemic Purim Schpiel Rabbi Jana and her Hebrew School students created a Pandemic Purim Schpiel for 5781 / 2021.It has been a year of pandemic, so the students decided to incorpo...

02/22/2021

Virginia was an important part of the B’nai Zion family for decades: singing in the choir, leading the choir, soloist, and friend. May her memory be a blessing.

Yesterday, our theatre family lost a loved and cherished member. Virginia Walker often appeared on Shreveport Little Theatre's stage and our audiences loved her. Virginia was one our region's premiere comedic actresses and singers. She was a graduate of The Juilliard School in vocal performance, sang with St. Mark's choir and B'Nai Zion, and she loved her babies--her horses. You might remember that Virginia had a stroke on SLT's stage in the middle of a rehearsal on August 30, 2016. She never fully recovered. May Virginia rest in peace.

02/17/2021

You should make sure you fill containers with drinking water, and have some water for flushing.

You should make sure you fill containers with drinking water, and have some water for flushing.

SWEPCO implements emergency controlled outages 02/15/2021

SWEPCO implements emergency controlled outages

Be aware that SEEPCO may be cutting power in our area. Please concerns electricity as much as possible so that everyone can stay warm and safe.
https://www.ktbs.com/news/swepco-implements-emergency-controlled-outages/article_91137f2e-6fba-11eb-a0e7-27f08b85c622.html

SWEPCO implements emergency controlled outages SHREVEPORT, La. -– Southwestern Electric Power Co. has begun temporarily interrupting power to parts of its service territory in an emergency procedure prompted by extreme winter temperatures.

02/15/2021

The B’nai Zion office will be closed probably all this week due to the weather. We will be checking emails and phone calls and any online business.
There are no classes this week, because they were canceled for a previously scheduled school break.
We still intend to have Friday night YouTube service at 6pm, Zoom Oneg Shabbat at 7pm, Torah study at 9:45am on Zoom on Saturday, and Shabbat morning service at 11am on Zoom Saturday morning.
Stay safe and stay warm. Call some people to check on them - or to say you need something.

The B’nai Zion office will be closed probably all this week due to the weather. We will be checking emails and phone calls and any online business.
There are no classes this week, because they were canceled for a previously scheduled school break.
We still intend to have Friday night YouTube service at 6pm, Zoom Oneg Shabbat at 7pm, Torah study at 9:45am on Zoom on Saturday, and Shabbat morning service at 11am on Zoom Saturday morning.
Stay safe and stay warm. Call some people to check on them - or to say you need something.

Shabbat Shira Service January 29, 2021 01/29/2021

Shabbat Shira Service January 29, 2021

Shabbat Shira! The Sabbath of Song! Tonight 6PM (Central) on YouTube we will have our annual Musical Shabbat Experience. If you don't watch it then, you should still be able to watch it later.

We have a wonderful variety of Musical Rabbis from Shreveport (Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein from Agudath Achim and Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein from the Jewish Federation of North Louisiana) and Monroe (Rabbi Judy Caplan Ginsburgh), Louisiana and Tyler, Texas (Rabbi Neal Katz) leading prayers and inspiring us. Plus we have many other musicians and collaborators (including Rabbi Jana's siblings).

Rabbi Jana will be joining Agudath Achim at 4 PM on Zoom for their Kabbalat Shabbat.

Please join us. Shabbat Shalom!
https://youtu.be/dvxw8ytRAJ4

Shabbat Shira Service January 29, 2021 Tonight we have a special Musical Experience Shabbat for Shabbat Shira - the Sabbath of the Song. Many Musical Rabbis are contributing as we join together wi...

[01/11/21]   The B'nai Zion office plans to be closed Monday, January 11, 2021. Any changes will be posted at the B'nai Zion website.

bnaizioncongregation.org 01/10/2021

The COVID-19 Virus and Vaccine a Discussion with Dr. Ricky De Benedetti and Dr. Dave Kaufman - Event - B'nai Zion Congregation

Vaccine & Virus: a Discussion about COVID 19 today at 5pm Central on Zoom from B’nai Zion. Ricky De Benedetti, PhD and Dave Kaufman, MD will lead the discussion. Everyone is welcome. Use the form at the B’nai Zion website to receive the zoom information, and pose questions. (If time allows questions posed during the discussion will be answered as well.)

https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/event/the-covid-19-virus—a-discussion-w2020masks2021vaccines.JPGith-dr.-ricky-de-benedetti.html

bnaizioncongregation.org Ricky De Benedetti, Ph.D. (Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Dave Kaufman, M.D. (Allergist and Immunologist) will discuss the COVID-19 virus and the vaccine. They both work at at LSU Health Shreveport.

[01/06/21]   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Ardis Robison (Suzee's husband, and father of Jennifer and Bryan) lost his battle with COVID-19. The family is having a private service.

Ardis has been the B'nai Zion accountant for over 45 years. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

May his memory be a blessing. May his family be consoled.

bnaizioncongregation.org 12/31/2020

Watch the BZ Service - B'nai Zion Congregation

The office is closed 12/31 and 1/1.

6 PM (Central) Simcha Shabbat will honor those with birthday in January. The 6 PM YouTube service has guest readers followed by a special Zoom Oneg Shabbat.

https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/watch-bz-service.html

bnaizioncongregation.org

youtube.com 12/17/2020

Hanukkiyot & Saxophones shared from B'nai Zion

Congregants were asked to send in pictures of their hanukkiyot. Thanks to Rabbi Jana L. De Benedetti, her brother Erik Lawrence on saxophones and Max De Benedetti’s technical skills, we get to enjoy this:

https://youtu.be/a8K2BC4B6Bk

youtube.com Montage of Hanukkiyot from B'nai Zion Congregation.Erik Lawrence (www.eriklawrencemusic.com) arranged the music and plays all saxophone parts.Traditionally a...

youtube.com 11/06/2020

Veterans and Simchah Shabbat Evening Service November 6, 2020

Tonight we honor Veterans and everyone with birthdays or anniversaries in November. We have a number of surprise guests delivering messages and reading parts of the service. To all veterans and active duty military, B'nai Zion appreciates you - thank you for your service!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpI8IrfTn5Y

youtube.com This Shabbat evening we celebrate and honor everyone with birthdays or anniversaries in November and we honor our Veterans and active duty military. The serv...

bnaizioncongregation.org 10/03/2020

Lulav Shake - B'nai Zion Congregation

Happy "Booth-day to You!"
Check out the new LULAV SHAKE Program:
https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/lulav-shake.html

bnaizioncongregation.org Shofar Blaster Rabbi Jana blows kudu ram and gemsbock shofarot

09/28/2020

www.youtube.com

Direct Links to Yom Kippur Services (all shown in Central Time):

Note, the service will say that it is “private” until the starting time shown:

10 AM Morning: https://youtu.be/ohg1Yi5qjts (1:19:41)
12 PM Afternoon: https://youtu.be/jq2qBJokcFk (31:58 min)
3:30 PM Yizkor/Memorial https://youtu.be/q_rRV9B37Lc (32:30 min)
4:30 Concluding Service: https://youtu.be/9OTLlbgDL-A (28 min)

All words for prayers and songs are on screen. Selections are from the Reform Movement's: Union Prayerbook II, Gates of Repentance, and Mishkan HaNefesh.

Music is provided by a virtual choir, some selections from previous years, Adam Philley Rabbi Jana, and Marya Lawrence.

We apologize for complications with accessing our main website. If you want access to the Zoom Study Session at 1:30 ("The Torah of RBG") or the Zoom Havdalah, Shofar Blast, Motzi visit, please send me a private message for the Zoom details.

Note that the services are shorter than when in person (and as of now, it seems that you can fast forward and rewind as soon as the video is available). Times shown above are actual length of each service. Morning and Afternoon service includes Torah reading with special guest readers. The shofar will be blown at the end of the Concluding service, which will be a few hours before Sunset (and we will have the additional Zoom event which will be after there are 3 stars in the sky.)

It is a strange world where the rabbi has to send a Facebook message about YouTube and Zoom Yom Kippur events.

I hope you find our services inspiring and fulfilling. I hope you have a sweet, healthy and safe new year.

youtube.com Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

bnaizioncongregation.org 09/25/2020

B'nai Zion Congregation

Watch our services on YouTube. Everyone is welcome. Links to every service for Shabbat and Yom Kippur can be found at
www.BnaiZionCongregation.org. All words for prayers and songs are on screen.
Shabbat Shuvah (9/25/20) we are honoring Past Presidents from B'nai Zion . We have 14 living past presidents, and almost every one will be participating in the service.
Yom Kippur has a full day including YouTube services, and Zoom gatherings. Please "stop by" (the website) and check it out. The discussion group in the afternoon will be "The Torah of RBG."
May you be inscribed and sealed for a sweet and healthy new year!

bnaizioncongregation.org Covid-19 : Judaism Under Quarantine Resources from the Union of Reform Judaism All B'nai Zion Congregation services and classes are currently online. We pray that you all stay safe during the pandemic.  Please know that despite maintaining physical distance, we are still here for you. Let us know i...

09/18/2020

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Rosh HaShanah/Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Jana is on YouTube 6:30 Central (after that you can watch any time). Words to the service are on screen. It is set as a "premier," which means people watching with us at 6:30 can "chat."
Shanah Tovah!
https://youtu.be/Hd_YMm5YJCM

We celebrate Rosh HaShanah and Shabbat with a service that was made with new parts, and a collection of parts from Rosh HaShanah services from previous years...

bnaizioncongregation.org 09/18/2020

Shofar Blaster - B'nai Zion Congregation

We are coming to you for the High Holy Days, since we are still not gathering in person. L'shanah Tovah!
From Rabbi Jana: Choose a Shofar and Choose a Shofar Blast. My sons programmed this so that I can blow the shofar for you wherever you are:
https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/shofar-blaster.html

Go to the B'nai Zion High Holy Day schedule and join us for online services. We are doing some Zoom gathering and blessings, and many YouTube wonderful, creative, inspiring services. Services will be shorter than usual, since they are online, but they will still be filled with surprises and inspirations. The B'nai Zion High Holy Day page has more High Holy Day Lagniappe.

bnaizioncongregation.org Kudu horn is a traditional Yemenite Shofar. Ram horn is a traditional Ashkenazic Shofar. Gemsbok is a traditional Moroccan Shofar.

09/03/2020

Tonight at 7 PM Central. Go to BnaiZionCongregation.org for more details about how to join us. Hope to see you there. Let me know in a chat during the concert that you are enjoying the concert with me.

[08/27/20]   Praying that everyone is safe from Hurricane Laura. Please check in. Let us know if you need anything. Let us know if you are ok. The office is closed, but we can check Facebook and emails.

08/13/2020

Go to the B'nai Zion Event Page for the Link to join us at this awesome event. TONIGHT (Aug 13) 7 PM Central.

bnaizioncongregation.org 07/09/2020

Zoom Jewish Cultural Event: Joel Chasnoff (Jewish Comedian) - Event - B'nai Zion Congregation

7 Central. Jewish Comedian on Zoom:

https://www.bnaizioncongregation.org/event/zoom-jewish-cultural-event-joel-chasnoff-jewish-comedian.html

bnaizioncongregation.org Jewish Comedian Joel Chasnoff will do a one hour Zoom show called: Jokes I Can't Tell in My Act. Joel has toured all over the world and in this performance, Joel shares his all-time favorited Jewish jokes and talks about tht role of humor in our people's history, from Genesis to Seinfeld, and beyond...

06/30/2020
06/29/2020

I am proud to be a part of the conversation.

The conversation continues. Join us on July 1 at 10:00 for The Impact of Social Injustice on Children 2.0: Your Questions Answered. Space is limited, so please pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrd-2sqzgpH9Zuuw8_4D4CfyftjiiUCu9J
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Greater New Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport B'nai Zion Congregation TheSimpleChurch.tv City of Shreveport Government Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins

06/18/2020

Jewish Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller Batsheva will do a one hour Zoom show called: From Sinai to Statehood-How Did We Get Here. How did Eve and Adam, Sarah and Abraham, Miriam and Moses lead us across the millennia to the shores of the New World, and the modern State of Israel? The story - poignantly chronicled for all time - in songs.

Meeting ID: 858 8775 0761
Password: 050105

06/10/2020

Hebrew Comic Book Club Trailer

Hebrew Comic Book Club on Zoom with Rabbi Jana:
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 (Central)
Read the comic book adventures of "Og the Terrible" ("Og HaRasha"). The comic books in the series are a fun introduction to Prayerbook and synagogue Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will lead the Comic Book Club and include fun ways to read, understand and remember the vocabulary. Basic familiarity with the aleph-bet is helpful. All materials will be provided. No fee to attend. Club meets on Zoom. Invite friends or family wherever they live. Sign up to have access information sent to you for the BZ Hebrew Club Zoom Room. Go to BnaiZionCongregation.org to sign up and get access information.
Watch a trailer about the club and the comic book.
https://youtu.be/-Iw5aZDneo8

Rabbi Jana is starting a Hebrew Comic Book Club. We will begin by using "Og HaRasha" ("Og the Terrible"). If you have learned the Aleph Bet, this can be a fu...

06/08/2020

Rabbi Jana Speaks at Clergy Unity Rally

https://youtu.be/2T_Ohoip9qQ

Sunday June 7 2020 a Unity Rally was held in Shreveport, Louisiana and Rabbi Jana was on of the clergy who was asked to share a prayer.

bnaizioncongregation.org 05/29/2020

B'nai Zion Congregation

Celebrate Shavuot and Shabbat with us. Services are on YouTube and Zoom. Go to www.BnaiZionCongregation.org for all times (in Central Time Zone) and links.
Hag Sameah and Shabbat Shalom!

bnaizioncongregation.org

05/10/2020

Simcha & Mother's Day Shabbat Evening YouTube Service

Have you heard about how awesome the Mother's Day Shabbat was? Many surprise guests (people still in Shrevport, or people who have left people - but the mothers are still here) The surprise also included Rabbi Jana getting to "perform" with her siblings. Go to the B'nai Zion YouTube channel (where the individual musical pieces are also posted in addition to the complete service), or use this link to go straight to the service:
https://youtu.be/H3aVnbhKcjg

We celebrate Shabbat, and honor everyone with birthdays or anniversaries in May. We are also celebrating Mother's Day. Helping to lead the service are many s...

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Chanukah at B'nai Zion

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245 Southfield Rd
Shreveport, LA
71105-3608

General information

Shabbat Evening Services 6:00 PM Friday Shabbat Torah Study 9:45 Saturday Shabbat Morning Services 11:00 AM Saturday Office Hours 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Mon-Fri

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
6pm - 7pm
Saturday 9:45am - 12pm
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