Welcome to B’nai Zion Congregation!


Pikuach Nefesh, saving a life, is paramount in Judaism. Given our current health crisis, all in-person events and services are temporarily suspended until May 11. At that time we will re-evaluate the situation. However, regular Evening Services are being held virtually on Fridays at 5:45 pm and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Please go to this page to see the many virtual opportunities for our community to gather.

Please visit our Worship and Holidays page for the latest information on how to join us remotely.

The office is staffed by our Office Manager, Amy Sandy, on Tuesdays through Fridays.
She can be reached at 423-894-8900 ext 700.
Please feel free to reach out to the Rabbi (ext. 702) who is continuing to provide pastoral care and Laurie (ext. 703) who is continuing to seek out and provide educational materials through on-line media.  

Founded in 1888, the mission of B’nai Zion Congregation is to provide a multi-generational, inclusive community dedicated to the education, worship, and celebration of Judaism. Our vision for B’nai Zion is to be an open, accessible home for those who want support, prayer and happiness. B’nai Zion is seen as a place of kindness and support during life’s crossroads. As well, B’nai Zion is an example to the larger community of spiritual and religious organizations who practice “tikkun olam” in our community. We are a family that share s’machot (joyful occasions), tragedies, opportunities, challenges, and both spiritual as well as personal growth.

Regular Services

Regular Services are being held virtually on Friday evenings at 5:45 and Wednesday evenings at 6:00. Please connect with us remotely

Weekly Minyan: Wednesdays – 6:00 PM at First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace, Chattanooga. Please click the link in the blue box (above) to join us virtually.

Kabbalat Shabbat: Fridays – 5:45 PM at the Rabbi’s home – except on the first Friday of each month.  Please click the link in the blue box (above) to join us virtually.

First Friday of each month, Kabbalat Shabbat Services are at 6:00 PM at Ashwood Square Retirement Community, 7683 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga. Please click the link in the blue box (above) to join us virtually.

Shabbat morning services are temporarily suspended.

Shabbat Services: Saturdays – 9:45 AM except for special occasions when they begin at 9:30 AM.
Complimentary child care is available every Shabbat during services. Services are currently being held at the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, 5461 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411. Temporarily suspended.

Interested in Visiting B’nai Zion?

Please see virtual opportunities to join us in the blue box just under the “Services” heading.

Are you visiting the Chattanooga area or have you recently moved to town? Or are you simply interested in experiencing one of our services? If so, please fill out our new visitor form so we can welcome you properly!
Click Here.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
B’nai Zion Congregation
P.O. Box 3293
Cleveland, TN 37320
Tel: 423.894.8900 ext. 700

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM