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

Special Needs Adults


Barkhenu avinu kulanu ke’ehad be’or panekha – Bless us our Father, all as one, in the light of your countenance.” With this passage from the traditional prayerbook we express our desire for God’s blessing on each and every member of the community, in the realization that no individual can be fully blessed unless all are blessed. With that prayer in mind, Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel has initiated an innovative program to help members of the Congregation learn to understand and welcome those with developmental disabilities and related special needs, and to offer the latter new openings and opportunities for spiritual growth and fulfillment as part of the community and in their own homes.

See the Connecticut Jewish Ledger story on Kulanu, “‘All as One’: BEKI program reaches out to adults with special needs” in the 13 March 1998 issue.

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