Congregation B'nai Jacob
Founded in 1914, B'nai Jacob, known as the 'friendly family Synagogue', became a Conservative Traditional congregation in 1938. In 1997, it became Conservative-Egalitarian.

The new, debt-free Synagogue has formal gardens that are ideal for outdoor weddings, receptions, and spring and summer holidays. A beautiful Ark created by renowned artist, Lee Bleifeld, graces the sanctuary. There are magnificent stained glass windows depicting the 7 Days of Creation, created by artist, Anika Droegmyer, in memory of her parents.

Services each Friday are at 8:00 p.m. during spring and summer, and at 7:30 p.m. during fall and winter, followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Saturday morning services are at 9:30 a.m. followed by a kiddush luncheon. All holidays are celebrated. Chevra Kadisha, a cemetery, Minyanim for Yahrzeits, and all life cycle needs are available.

Children are educated in Conservative Judaism with classes during the week. On Sunday mornings the younger children attend Religious School at the Temple. Each child is required to have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and remain in the Synagogue Religious School through Confirmation.

Adult education classes in many subjects are conducted weekly. All classes are taught by the Rabbi or qualified teachers. The Men's Club and Sisterhood often join forces to bring a large variety of social events to B'nai Jacob including family dinners, musicals, comedians, speakers, scholars-in-residence, Klezmer bands, movies, and even bingo games!

The Synagogue is spiritual, social, family oriented, and is active in all aspects of community relations.

Visit the extensive library, the well-stocked gift shop, or the breath-taking sanctuary where the wrap-around windows bring the outside in for a unique spiritual experience.

The Rabbi is always available for counseling. Office hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

B'nai Jacob Congegation
7227 Bittersweet Moors Drive,
Fort Wayne, IN 46814
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