B'nai Israel of Southbury Hosts Annual Community Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 19

B'nai Israel of Southbury will host its Annual Community Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Ballantine Park & Pavilion in Southbury. The free event is open to current and prospective members.


Mustard?  Ketchup?  Relish?  Onions?  No matter how you like to eat them, Congregation B’nai Israel of Southbury will serve up hot dogs. hamburgers and much more as it holds its Annual Community Picnic for congregation members and prospective members from the region on Sunday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Ballantine Park & Pavilion on Old Field Road in Southbury.

The B’nai Israel Annual Picnic, which welcomes a diverse group of Jewish and interfaith families from throughout the region, will offer FREE food, fun and conversation, including family softball games, children’s crafts and more.  Attendees are also encouraged to BYOG – Bring Your Own Games!

“The Annual Picnic is an event our entire congregation looks forward to each summer and we’re all saying a little prayer for another beautiful Southbury summer day,” said Rabbi Eric Polokoff.  “We’ll be very blessed to enjoy the day eating, playing, listening to good music and catching up with congregation members, friends and neighbors who may be considering joining our very special congregation at B’nai Israel of Southbury.”

B’nai Israel will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken dogs, chips and salsa, plus all the trimmings and beverages.  Each year, congregation members also provide a wide array of homemade salads, appetizers, side dishes, fruits and vegetables, and desserts.  Attendees are asked to label all dishes.  No pork or shellfish and please separate milk and meat.

RSVP for the picnic and inquire about congregation membership by calling B’nai Israel of Southbury office at 203-267-3394.  Learn more at http://bnaiisraelsouthbury.org.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Southbury is a warm, welcoming, sensitive and diverse congregation.  Located in northwestern New Haven County on a sprawling 17-acre campus - one of the region’s largest community, cultural, spiritual and educational centers of its kind - at 444 Main Street North in Southbury, CT.  B’nai Israel shares its gorgeous campus with its partner organization, The Federation: Jewish Communities of Northwestern CT, and is home of religious instruction and expression for many Jews, interfaith families and their loved ones from a wide radius of Connecticut towns, including Bethlehem, Brookfield, Litchfield, Middlebury, New Hartford, Newtown, Oxford, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Southbury, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Woodbury, and other local communities.   Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, B'nai Israel is also active in the area Jewish and interfaith communities.

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