Worship Service Schedules
- Daily Minyan, Pesaḥ, Shavuot & Federal Holiday Services
- Shabbat Services תפילות שבת
- Candle Lighting Times הדלקת נרותSee also:
Daily, Shabbat and Festival worship services at BEKI are traditional, egalitarian and participatory. The liturgy is the standard Conservative Ashkenazi Hebrew siddur as represented by Siddur Sim Shalom, Siddur Sim Shalom – Shabbat & Festivals edition and Or Hadash — A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom; the full Torah reading is read according to the traditional annual cycle. Doors open 15 minutes before scheduled service times. The building is accessible to those using wheelchairs and with limited mobility by entering through the front main doors on Harrison Street or through the East Entrance from the parking area. Most services take place at floor level enabling all to approach the reader's table and Torah reading table. Children's participation is encouraged in all services and special Youth Services are often available concurrent to main services.
Daily, Federal Holiday, Pesaḥ & Shavuot Services
Daily Service Times
Daily Service Times Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Shabbat 9:00a-9:30a 7:00a-7:45a 7:00a-7:30a 7:00a-7:30a 8:15a-9:00a 7:00a-7:30a 9:15a-noon 5:45p-6:15p 5:45p-6:15p 5:45p-6:15p 5:45p-6:15p 5:45p-6:15p 6:00p-6:45p *see below For Federal Holidays, Special Days and Festivals see below
Will there be a minyan (quorem)? In our 2011-2012 fiscal year (July to June), 93% of our services had a quorem (counting minha and maariv as one service, and not counting musaf). Since 1 July 2012, our rate has been 98% as of . If you are particularly concerned about a specific date, please contact email@example.com for details, or even better, bring friends with you to the service.
Services are normally held on schedule regardless of weather or school closings, and regardless of Religious School closings. The synagogue is located on a Snow Emergency Route. If the parking area is not accessible during a declared snow emergency, parking is permitted in nearby schools and libraries (such as Mitchell Branch Library across the street) or the municipal lot (next door) once they have been cleared. Closings are listed at WTNH News8. Please determine for yourself whether travel by any means can be accomplished safely.
Federal Holidays & Special Days
Sunday and weekday morning services 9:00a (not 7:00a) on 1 January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and 25 December.
No Afternoon or Evening services on Thanksgiving and first and second nights of Passover unless otherwise announced. Veterans' Day service at usual time of daily or Shabbat service.
Pesaḥ & Shavuot Services
Festival Morning Services: 9:15a - noon
Festivals include the first and last two days of Pesaḥ, both days of Shavuot, the first two days of Sukkot, Shemini Atseret and Simḥat Torah
Hoshana Rabba Morning Service: 7:00a to 9:00a (2013)
Festival & Tisha BeAv Evening Services: Call 203-389-2108
Shabbat Services תפילות שבת
Shabbat (Sabbath - Saturday) Services תפילות שבת Applies year-round except for Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur Day Frequency Service Begins Ends Place Friday Afternoon & Evening Every Week Qabbalat Shabbat & Maariv 6:00p 6:45p George Posener Daily Chapel Saturday Morning Every Week Shaḥarit & Musaf 9:15a noon Sanctuary Every Week Children's Ḥavura (Preschoolers) 10:45a noon Claire Goodwin Youth Room Every Week K-2 Kehila
10:45a noon Classroom 6 Every Week Junior Congregation 10:45a noon Classroom 4 Most Weeks Cosmic Conversations for Youth 10:45a noon Lobby Every Other Week Learners' Minyan 10:45a noon Office Saturday Afternoon Every Week Minḥa 5:45p (Apr-Oct) or
20 min. before Sundown
40 minutes George Posener Daily Chapel Nov-Mar Study After Minḥa
30 minutes George Posener Daily Chapel Nov-Mar Evening Service after Study
15 minutes George Posener Daily Chapel Nov-Mar Havdala
after Maariv 5 minutes George Posener Daily Chapel
If you cannot attend services at BEKI, please consult the service schedule of other local United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism congregations.
Candle Lighting Times הדלקת נרות
The sanctuary of Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel is located at approximately North 41° 19' 43.10" West 72° 57' 41.80" and is about 70 feet (21 meters) above sea level. Candle lighting times are calculated for that location and are rounded back to the nearest minute so the lighting time will be 18 to 19 minutes before the halakhic (Jewish legal) definition of sunset. The halakhic sunset will be about one minute later than civil sunset. If you are within New Haven or its surrounding towns your recommended lighting time will be within a minute of the time listed below, well within the "safety margins" established by tradition.
For candle lighting times for the New Haven Area, enter ZIP Code 06515 at Candlelighting Times Guide.
For candle lighting times and additional time parameters, see MyZmanim for New Haven and adjust elevation to 21 meters where applicable. The bottom left of the screen provides a date menu.
For a Hebrew Calendar Add-on with candle lighting times for Mozilla Firefox, see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1379.
Want to know who is scheduled to lead the services? Consult the Service Leader Rotation Schedule to see who is doing what where on Shabbat Evenings, Mornings and Afternoons.
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Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel
85 Harrison Street at Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT USA 06515-1724
Fax (203) 389-5899
Email to the BEKI office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email to Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen: email@example.com