Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

85 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1724 | P: 203.389.2108 | office@beki.org

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="http://www.cbrubin.net" target="_blank">www.cbrubin.net</a>. Artisan Fabrication by JC Glass of Branford, CT

High Holy Days

Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) worship services at BEKI are traditional, egalitarian and participatory. All services are led by members. The liturgy is the standard Conservative Ashkenazi Hebrew siddur as represented by Mahzor Lev Shalem and is supplemented with English readings and rabbinic commentary.

Hearing Loop - T-Coil LogoDoors open 20 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 via a sloped sidewalk or steps. The Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop.  Children’s participation is encouraged in all services and Youth Services are available concurrent to main services.

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Guests and visitors are most welcome. However, advance arrangements are required. Active-duty military and police personnel, and full-time students, may enter with valid official ID. Children require pre-registration for children’s programs. Adults require tickets or reservations for most services. Members in good standing are sent tickets in advance; members lacking tickets are asked to inquire. Please contact our office 203.389.2108 x14 office@beki.org or download documents for further information. A schedule is presented below.

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Schedule

High Holy Day Service Times 2017 – 5778 ה׳תשע”ח

Service Begins Ends Place
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Tue night 23 Aug 2017 (1 Elul 5777)
Penitential Psalm 27 Recited At the conclusion of each weekday evening & morning service Through Hoshana Raba Wed Morning 11 Oct 2017 Beit Midrash
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Wed 24 Aug 2017 (1 Elul 5777)
Shofar Sounded 7:50a (at conclusion of 7:00a service) and at conclusion of each weekday morning thereafter Through Tue Morning 19 Sep 2017 Beit Midrash
First Seliḥot Penitential Sat 16 Sep 2017
Conservative-Masorti Community Selihot Service TBA TBA TBA
Daily Seliḥot Penitential Daily Pre-Dawn Dawn Through Fri 29 Sep 2017 Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Wed 20 Sep 2017
Candle Lighting 6:33p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon 6:30p 6:45p Sanctuary
Festival Evening 6:45p 7:30p Sanctuary
Rosh HaShana Thu 21 Sep 2017
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra 8:30a ~8:55a Sanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit ~8:55a ~9:35a Sanctuary
Torah Service ~9:35a ~10:30a Sanctuary
Shofar Service ~10:30a ~10:45a
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activites)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah ~10:55a ~11:25a Sanctuary
Learners’ Service After Devar Torah 1:00p Social Hall Lower Level
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Musaf ~11:25a ~1:15p Sanctuary
Children’s Snack 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Tashlikh 5:30p 5:45p Edgewood Bridge
Tashlikh 5:30p 5:45p Whitney Museum Covered Bridge
Minḥa Afternoon 6:30p 6:45p Sanctuary
Evening Service 6:45p 7:15p Sanctuary
Candle Lighting after 7:33p**
Rosh HaShana Fri 22 Sep 2017
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra 8:30a ~8:50a Sanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit ~8:50a ~9:30a Sanctuary
Torah Service ~9:30a ~10:30a Sanctuary
Shofar Service ~10:30a ~10:45a Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah ~10:50a ~11:20a Sanctuary
Learners’ Service After Devar Torah 1:00p Social Hall Lower Level
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Musaf ~11:20a 1:10p Sanctuary
Children’s Snack 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Festival Minḥa & Shabbat Maariv 6:00p 6:45p Beit Midrash
Candle Lighting 6:29p
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat Ha’azinu Sat 23 Sep 2017
Shaḥarit & Musaf 9:15a ~11:50a Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) 10:45a 11:20a Youth Room
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) 10:45a 11:20a Classroom 4 or 6
Junior Congregation 10:45a 11:20 Beit Midrash
Devar Torah: TBA ~10:55a ~11:15a Sanctuary
Minḥa 5:45p 6:20p Beit Midrash
Havdala (Home Ritual) 7:29p or later Home
Tsom Gedalia (Minor Fast) Sun 24 Sep 2017 Sunday after Rosh HaShana
Shaḥarit Morning Service 9:00a 9:50a Beit Midrash
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service 10:30a 10:45a Beth El Memorial Park, Warner St. Hamden
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service 11:30a 11:45a Keser Israel Memorial Park, Farwell St. West Haven
Minḥa & Maariv Services 5:45p 6:15p Beit Midrash
Yom Kippur Fri 29 Sep 2017
Supervised Children’s Freeplay 6:05p 8:45p TBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service 6:15p 6:30p Sanctuary
Candle Lighting 6:17p*
Kol Nidre & Maariv Evening 6:30p 8:30p Sanctuary
Devar Torah 6:45p 7:10p Sanctuary
Yom Kippur Shabbat 30 Sep 2017
Pesuqei DeZimra & Shaḥarit Morning & Musaf 9:00a 2:15p Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
Yizkor Memorial, Devar Torah after 11:30a Sanctuary
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Children’s Light Lunch (Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzva Age) 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Learners’ Service after Yizkor 2:00p Ballroom Lower Level
Study Session I 3:00p 3:45p Library
Study Session II 4:00p 4:45p Library
Supervised Children’s Freeplay 4:30p 8:45p TBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service 4:45p 5:45p Sanctuary
Announcements 5:45p 5:55p Sanctuary
Neila Closing 5:55p 6:55p Sanctuary
Maariv Evening 6:55p 7:05p Sanctuary
Havdala & Shofar 7:05p 7:18p Sanctuary
Posener Break-Fast 7:19p 8:45p Ballroom Lower Level

* Unless otherwise indicated, candles may be lighted at or before time given

** Indicates candles must be lighted by transferring existing flame

~ tilde indicates approximate time, usually +/- 15 minutes

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