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Welcome to B'nai Israel Living History Synagogue in Council Bluffs, Iowa! Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and continuously active since 1904, this historic shul is one of the region's oldest. In addition to hosting monthly services, arts events, and group activities, we preserve the legacy of Jewish life in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.

Living History Museum features in-depth, interactive exhibits and thoughtful learning and reflection centers

Join us for

Sabbath Evening Services

2nd Friday of each month

at 7:30 pm.

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  • Book Club Brunch w/ Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
    Book Club Brunch w/ Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
    Tue, Jun 04
    B'nai Israel Synagogue
    Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    B'nai Israel Synagogue, 618 Mynster St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA
    Brunch and conversation with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin about, “The Golden Land: The Story of Jewish Immigration to America,” his 2002 museum-in-a-book following first-generation American Jews laying the groundwork for a thriving community succeeding in every walk of life.
  • Poker Run 2024
    Poker Run 2024
    Sun, Jun 09
    B'nai Israel Living History Synaogue
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    B'nai Israel Living History Synaogue, 618 Mynster St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA
    A fun twist on a classic poker run! Walk, jog, ride, or drive to 5 historic locations (connected to our collective past) near B'nai Israel LHS and collect a playing card at each location. Return to the synagogue for free lox and bagels where the 10 best hands win $500 for charity!

Permanent Exhibits

Now Open!


Contact Information


618 Mynster St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Click HERE for Directions

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