Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

85 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1724 | P: 203.389.2108 |

Our banner is based on BEKI’s stained glass, designed in 2008 by Cynthia Beth Rubin. For information on this and other of Cynthia’s work, go to: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Artisan Fabrication by JC Glass of Branford, CT

Who We Are

BEKI invites Jews of all ages, races, and gender identities, without regard to economic status or level of Jewish learning. Our warm, engaging, egalitarian community is a joyous home for all Jews in Greater New Haven. Shalom, and welcome.

Tikun Olam - Social Action

Work with us to repair what is broken in our world (Tikun Olam), as we continue our lifelong learning and the application of Jewish values and principles in our lives.

Conservative Movement Stance on US Immigration Policy

Rabbi & Ritual

Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen is the spiritual leader of our community, which combines an open, accepting environment with a traditional approach to worship and kashrut (keeping kosher).  BEKI members organize and lead most services and activities.

Kids Love BEKI...

…and the BEKI community loves kids! Children and teens fill our engaging Shabbat and holiday programs, our vibrant Religious School, our fun-packed, active Kadima and award-winning USY chapters.

To Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19

Four weekday services are held outdoors (indoors in case of rain). See Weekly Happenings for details.

Here’s a sampling of the information being sent by email or posted on the Beth El Keser – Israel Facebook page. 

Daily Services

Our minyan captains have organized daily services through “Zoom Video.” To receive the links so that you can join, email

Kosher Food

Claire’s Corner Copia has re-opened. Call (203) 562-3888.

Edge of the Woods Market is delivering. Call (203) 787-1055 or email

Abel Caterers is making dinner-to-go for pickup or delivery, $54.99 for 4 people. Order at: or call (203) 389-2300. Their Rosh HaShanah order form is at

Crown Market in West Hartford is accepting online orders for delivery to the BEKI parking lot. Their next delivery will be on Tuesday, October 27th, 10:00-10:30 am.
Future deliveries will be: November 24th, December 29th.
Crown Market’s online store is at:

Daily Service Times

9:00a - Sunday
7:00a - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:15a - Thursday

Minha & Maariv:
5:45p - Sunday through Thursday
6:00p - Friday

9:30a - Saturday Morning services

To check the New Haven Eruv Status

Candlelighting Times

Events & Activities