Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

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

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BEKI In the News

Recent Stories

Congregation Sinai merges with BEKI, Jewish Ledger, 7 February, 2018
With its aging membership too small to stay open, Congregation Sinai of West Haven and Milford has closed after nearly 90 years, merging with Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) of New Haven.

The Jewish Forum with Barry Herman

Clarence Bromell Retires: On December 17, 2017, BEKI volunteers prepared a luncheon in honor of Clarence Bromell, who retired after nearly thirty years of service to the congregation. Photos courtesy of Allen Samuel.

Teen Shamashim Lead Services at BEKIShalom New Haven, 29 December 2017
When the ark needs to be opened and a Torah carried, who you gonna call? On Shabbat morning at Beth El – Keser Israel [BEKI], a group of teenagers decides. For the last 15 years, teen shamashim have selected people for all of the honors and have kept the service moving along.

BEKI Kadima, USY Groups Offer Exciting Activities | Jewish Federation of Greater New HavenShalom New Haven, 29 December 2017
Congregation BEKI Kadima and United Synagogue Youth (USY) are youth groups that empower Jewish students in middle school and high school to plan and participate in educational, religious, community service, and social events. These activities provide opportunities to build future Jewish community leaders.

Muslim refugee teaches Hanukkah doughnut-making at New Haven synagogue, New Haven Register, Monday, December 4, 2017

When it was time to make the doughnuts Sunday at Congregation Beth El—Keser Israel, a Muslim refugee from Syria took the kitchen lead. Aminah Mohammad Alsaleh, who arrived here from a refugee camp in Jordan a year ago with her husband and three young children, is trying to learn English, get a driver’s license and start a catering business.

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Video Reports of the 2 January 2017 Car Crash Incident at BEKI

Paul Bass interview Rabbi Tilsen on his visit to Standing Rock

Convention Week Advice from the Torah – Parashat Balaq July 2016

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

Hot off the Presses, New Haven Independent, 3 April 2015

Reaching the age of Moses: At 120, BEKI has much to be proud of, by Cindy Mindell, 13 July 2012

Rabbis Give Republicans an Out, by Paul Bass, New Haven Independent, 12 September 2012 (Video:  Vows Forgiven)

Making matzo for Passover in New Haven, Photo and video by Peter Hvizdak, 6 April 2012

Many Rooting for this Bar Mitzvah, by Pamela McLaughlin, New Haven Register, 26 October 2010

Through the Web, They’re Bringing People Together, New Haven Independent, 7 September 2010

Day of Awe Arrive Early, by Allan Appel, New Haven Independent, 2 September 2010

Here Came the Sun, New Haven Independent, 18 September 2007

Solar Rabbi’s Hannukah Message

All as One:  BEKI Program Reaches Out to Adults with Special Needs, by Dorine Leogrande, Connecticut Jewish Ledger, 13 March 1998, p. 3.

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