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

Meet Rabbi Tilsen

Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen has been the spiritual leader of the Congregation since 1993. A native of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, he is a graduate of Columbia College in New York, where he studied Political Science and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. He received a Masters degree and Rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1991. While in Rabbinical School he studied in Jerusalem for three years. Rabbi Tilsen has four children, and resides in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven. Rabbi Tilsen is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, the global organization of 1,600 Masorti-Conservative rabbis, and of the New Haven Area Rabbinical Assembly, the local organization of Masorti-Conservative rabbis.

See Divrei Torah and Other Writings by Rabbi Tilsen

10 American Rabbis You Haven’t Heard Of, But Should, by Yair Rosenberg,   September 2015

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