Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

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

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Directions to the Cemeteries

The Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel Cemetery Association operates two cemeteries, the Beth El Memorial Park on Warner Street in Hamden, Connecticut, and the Keser Israel Memorial Park on Farwell Street in West Haven, Connecticut. Both are operated for the benefit of BEKI members and their families, and for the benefit of the greater Jewish community. The Cemetery Association is independently incorporated.

The Cemetery Association is under the religious jurisdiction of the rabbi of Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel, Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen. Only the natural remains of Jewish persons as defined by Jewish law may be buried in the cemeteries. All preparations and burials are performed in accordance with Jewish law.

Plot purchase includes perpetual care of the cemetery grounds. Further information may be obtained through the synagogue office at 203.389.2108 x14 which will put you in touch with a Cemetery Association director, or voicemail to 203.389.2108 x57, or by email to To send mail to the Cemetery Association use the synagogue street address: 85 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1724.

Beth El Memorial Park (Cemetery)

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Directions from Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

  1. From Harrison Street at corner of Whalley Avenue (in front of BEKI), turn left onto Whalley Avenue (east, toward downtown New Haven).
  2. Turn LEFT at Fitch Street traffic light (the fourth left), heading north on Fitch (Route 10).
  3. Turn RIGHT at Arch Street (Routh 10) traffic light (the sixth right), which is the first right after crossing under the SCSU pedestrian bridge.
  4. Turn RIGHT on Warner Street, the first right, after a short block. Beth El Memorial Park is on that first block.

Keser Israel Memorial Park (Cemetery)

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Directions from Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

  1. Drive South on Harrison Street (one way) to its end at Fountain Street (Route 243).
  2. Turn RIGHT on Fountain Street when the light turns green. Proceed west on Fountain for three blocks to stoplight.
  3. Turn LEFT at Forest Road (Route 122). Proceed south on Forest Road. The first traffic light is Edgewood Avenue. The second is Derby Avenue (Route 34). The third is US-1 = Boston Post Road = Orange Avenue.
  4. Turn RIGHT on US-1 = Boston Post Road = Orange Avenue. Proceed west for about 1 mile. Pass a few streets on right. On right, pass Fairfax St.; pass Ardale St; next is Farwell. Farwell goes to the right (north) only. There is a small directional sign for “US Post Office” at the corner and a gas station.
  5. Turn RIGHT (north) on Farwell Street. The cemetery is 1/2 block ahead on the right.

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