Welcome to B'nai Big Bear!

a Jewish Congregation

in the mountains of Big Bear, California 

We are located in Big Bear Lake, CA

home to individual lifestyles


pristine mountain living 

We welcome Jews from all backgrounds,  

interfaith marriages 

and anyone interested in Judiasm 

B'nai Big Bear offers 

* Services on High Holidays and all major holidays 

* full course meals on Rosh Hashannah and Passover 

* services year round led by rabbis and cantors

* religious education

* social activities

* relaxed, friendly atmosphere 

* costs that are a fraction of big-city synagogues 

* enjoy Big Bear while you are here!


Services are held

in a historic log building

nestled in
a grove of Ponderosa Pines.


Travel to Big Bear is easy,  

30 minutes by air

or two and a half hours from Los Angeles 

by car or stagecoach 

Our activities are below

And we welcome you

Call and drop by anytime!

B'nai Big Bear 

(909) 217-7205  contact@bnaibigbear.org


Events, Shabbat and Holidays


B’nai Big Bearg


April 19, 5:30 pm

at Miller Park



B’nai Big Bear of Big Bear Lake extends a warm welcome and invites all members and guests to attend a delicious Family Seder on Saturday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Miller Park, 1178 Chicksaw Rd., Fawnskin.

The Seder will be conducted by Cantor Les Kushner, and a Gourmet Personal Chef will make the traditional dishes that will taste like it came right out of Grandma’s kitchen!  

Advance reservations preferred by April 17, by e-mailing us at bnaibigbear@aol.com   

Mail-in reservations are accepted: mail to B’nai Big Bear, P.O. Box 3677, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315.

Taking into consideration the current economic times, we have reduced the costs of the dinner.  Please note that the cost reflects the cost of the food and a small part goes to our fund raising efforts for the temple.  Any donation in excess to the cost below will be greatly appreciated.

Cost is $24 per adult, $10 per child from ages 4 - 12 and children under 4 are free.  Children over 13 will be at the full price.

Please bring a favorite family Passover dish to share and e-mail us in advance  to let us know what you are bringing.  While this is not a kosher event, B'nai Big respects kosher traditions. 

Please complete the registration below or email Contact@bnaibigbear.org



Name______________ ________________________


Number of People___________

Enclosed is our check for $______________

(Cost is $24 per adult, $10 per child from ages 4 - 12 and children under 4 are free.  Children over 13 will be at the full price)

I/We will be able to help by an additional contribution (check): ___________


I/We will help set up _____ or help clean up ____


See you on April 19th!


My regards,

Allan Arkin


For information: (909) 217-7205
email contact@bnaibigbear.org

Please check the calendar for specific dates.

Join us for holidays throughout the year

Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur

High Holiday services are Rabbi and Cantor led. We have a traditional, kosher dinner on erev Rosh Hashana.  Register earlty to assure attendance. 

Succot, Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim and Shavuot

                        We have activities on each of these holidays.  


We have a traditional kosher style Seder.   Register early to assure seating. 

B'nai Big Bear maintains an IRS 501(c)3 status.  Your donation is appreciated