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 Sisterhood of Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel is a vibrant arm of the Congregation providing numerous volunteer opportunities for its members and crucial services to the Congregation. It serves the Congregation in all aspects of its life and continues as a source of strength as the next generation of women join its ranks. The Sisterhood is affiliated with the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

Programs of the Sisterhood


The Giftshop at Beth El Keser Israel is a community service project of the BEKI Sisterhood. Here you can find a wide range of Judaica to enhance the beauty of the mitzvot you perform.  Items such as tallitot, kippot, candlesticks, seder plates, Chanuka menoras, and mezzuza cases are in stock at competitive prices. Importantly, we carry “kosher” mezzuza parchments to grace your doorposts!

The Giftshop is now the only store in New Haven with a wide selection of Jewish themed books of interest to children, young adults and adults. We are proud to feature many BEKI congregant authors whose works include poetry, fiction, and non-fiction scholarship, self-help, and humor. Additionally, you will find books to supplement learning Hebrew, Cookbooks, Adult coloring books, Shabbat activities and inclusive-family story books for children.  We also carry toys, games and plush torahs for children. You can find beautiful jewelry, gifts for celebrating simchas and something special for your host or hostess.

The Giftshop provides BEKI Sisterhood with the unique opportunity to showcase the beauty of original Judaica created by local artists. We carry sophisticated Israeli silver wire-wrap kippot and jewelry created by Batya. And, we are featuring colorful Bible-inspired prints to grace your home and Judaic-themed all-occasion cards, artwork mugs and tea towels by local artist Karen Kassap.

Gift certificates are available. Special orders considered.

We are always open by appointment.

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