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


The Rosenkrantz Family Library is a small reference and lending Judaica library serving the BEKI membership and the general public. It is open during regular synagogue hours. The Library is supported by the The Louis & Mary Rosenkrantz Family Library Endowment, established by the Congregation at The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.


WiFi and Office Resources

WiFi connection is available to members and guests in the Library, Lobby and surrounding areas (except on Shabbat and Festivals). An ethernet connection is available in the Library, as well as a guest desktop computer and printer (except on Shabbat and Festivals).

Free Coffee and Beverages

Coffee and tea are available in the Library (except on Shabbat and Festivals) for $1 per cup (or free if you don’t pay). Individual servings are usually available, sometimes including favorite varieties Mi-ka Mocha, Java Nagila, Macca-bean, and Cup O’ Joe-Hova.

How to Donate Books or Funds

To donate funds, send your check made payable to “BEKI” with a memo “Library” or “Levine Children’s Library” to “BEKI, 85 Harrison St., New Haven CT 06515-1724.” If you would like to be billed, see our Donation Page. If you wish to donate stock or securities, please call the Office Manager at (203) 389-2108 x14 for instructions.

If you wish to contribute new or used books, please contact the first; the collection is specialized and space is limited, so most donated books cannot be retained.


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