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Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel – Baton Rouge’s Oldest Synagogue

Located in the center of the city in the beautiful Garden District, B’nai Israel is a Union of Reform Judaism congregation with a Southern accent and a little Louisiana lagniappe. Since 1858, our congregation has been the hub of Jewish life in the Capital City.

As the spiritual home to nearly 200 Jewish families, B’nai Israel offers a variety of religious, cultural, educational, and social programs and activities.

Whether you’re new to town or a longtime resident, we invite you to attend services and celebrations, meet our families, enjoy our hospitality, and see what makes B’nai Israel so special.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have questions or want to learn more about joining our congregation? Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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