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Welcome to B'nai Israel Living History Synagogue in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  B'nai Israel is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is one of the region's oldest continuously active synagogues.   Join us in our new living history museum, where you'll explore exciting, interactive exhibits and discover the stories of our fascinating history in the Omaha Council Bluffs community. Small and large groups are welcome by appointment. We look forward to welcoming you! 

  • Monthly Services

  • Exciting exhibits and learning centers

  • Tours welcome by appointment


Continuously active since 1904 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Explore, discover, and learn at the B'nai Israel Living History Synagogue.

Join us for these upcoming events!

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Join us for Sabbath evening services the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 pm.

Contact & Details



618 Mynster St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Visitors, tours, and school groups are welcome by appointment only at this time.  To schedule your visit please call:

Phone: (712) 322-4705

For questions, please fill out this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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