Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

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

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Audio Files

This Audio File Collection contains Biblical and liturgical passages that may be downloaded and played on sound-enabled computers and digital players. Page numbers are for Siddur Sim Shalom / Or Hadash & Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat & Festivals.

A CD of Pesuqei deZimra for weekdays, Shabbat and Festivals, and a CD of the Festival Shaharit and Hallel, both recorded by Michael Stern, are available to BEKI members by request from Rabbi Tilsen jjtilsen@beki.org.

Birkhot haNehenin: Blessings before eating or drinking

Birkat Adama: The blessing over vegetables
Birkat Eitz: The blessing over fruit
Netilat Yadayim: The blessing at Washing of Hands, recited before Birkat HaMotsi
Birkat HaMotsi: The blessing over bread
Birkat Mezonot: The blessing over cakes & crackers
Birkat SheHaKol: The generic blessing over food
Birkat Yayin: The blessing over wine & grapejuice

Berakhot Aharonot: Blessings after eating or drinking

Birkat Borei Nefashot: The generic blessing after food or drink
Birkat HaMazon: The Grace After Meals (first paragraph)

Keri’at Shema: Recitation of the Shema

Shema: The first of three paragraphs (Deut. 6:4-9) recorded by J-J Tilsen
Shema: The second of three paragraphs (Deut. 11:13-21) recorded by J-J Tilsen
Shema: The third of three paragraphs (Num. 15:37-41) recorded by J-J Tilsen

Birkhot HaTorah: Blessings for aliya to Torah

Chart of Blessings (Hebrew with Transliteration)

Berakha Before Aliya (asher bahar banu) recorded by Louis Friedman
Berakha Before Aliya (asher bahar banu) recorded by J-J Tilsen
Berakha After Aliya (asher natan lanu) recorded by Louis Friedman
Berakha After Aliya (asher natan lanu) recorded by J-J Tilsen

Birkhot HaHaftara: Blessings before and after the Haftara (Prophetic Reading)

Berakha Before Haftara (asher bahar biniviim tovim) recorded by Louis Friedman
Berakha After Haftara (tsur kol-haolamim) recorded by Louis Friedman

Trope & Sample Text

Torah Trope recorded by Andy Schultz
Haftara Trope recorded by Andy Schultz

Shabbat Blessings

Blessing for Son(s)
Blessing for Daughter(s)
Blessing for Child(ren) (Num. 6:24-27)
Va-Yekhulu: Introduction to Shabbat Evening Kiddush (Gen. 1:31 – 2:3) Amy Pincus
Va-Yekhulu: Introduction to Shabbat Evening Kiddush (Gen. 1:31–2:3) Andy Schultz
Kiddush for Shabbat Evening (Friday Night) Amy Pincus
Kiddush for Shabbat Evening (Friday Night Andy Schultz
Netilat Yadayim: The blessing at Washing of Hands recited before Birkat HaMotsi
Birkat HaMotsi: The blessing over bread
Birkat HaMazon: The Grace After Meals (first paragraph)
Havdala for Motse’ei Shabbat (Saturday Night)

Birkhot Rosh HaShana

Kiddush for Rosh HaShana Evening
Kiddush for Rosh HaShana Evening Coincident with Shabbat

Birkhot Shelosh Regalim — Festivals

Kiddush for Sukkot First Evening
Kiddush for Sukkot First Evening Coincident with Shabbat
Kiddush for Sukkot Second Evening
Kiddush for Shemini Atseret & Simḥat Torah Evening

Hanuka Blessings

Hanuka Candles: First Berakha (le-hadliq ner) recorded by Amy Pincus
Hanuka Candles: Second Berakha (she-`asa nisim) recorded by Amy Pincus
Hanuka Candles: Third Berakha (she-heheyanu) (recited on First Night only) recorded by Amy Pincus

Preschool Havura

Children’s Shabbat Siddur Melodies

K-2 Congregation

BEKI Siddur Mah Tov Part 1
BEKI Siddur Mah Tov Part 2
BEKI Siddur Mah Tov Part 3
BEKI Siddur Mah Tov Part 4
BEKI Siddur Mah Tov Part 5

Junior Congregation

Birkhot HaShahar
Hodu Ladonai Ki Tov
Ashrei
Shokhen Ad Shabbat
Berakhot Before Shema
Shema VeAhavta
Shema VeAsu Tsitsit Shabbat Shaharit
Mi Kamokha Tsur Yisrael Shaharit Shabbat
Amida Avot Gevurot Shaharit Shabbat
Amida Qedusha Shabbat Shaharit 
Amida Sim Shalom Shabbat Shaharit 
Torah Service Hotsaa Shabbat JC
Torah Service Hakhnasa Shabbat
Aleinu

BEKI High Holiday Junior Congregation – Tiku Shofar

1-Ma Tovu – regular Shabbat tune 
2-HaMelekh 
3-Hamelekh-alternate-nusah 
4-Barkhu 
5-Or-Hadash-al-Tzion-Tair 
 6-Ahava-Raba-Shabbat-melody 
 7-VeHavienu-LeShalom-completion-of-Ahava-Raba 
 8-Amida-beginning-holiday-nusah 
 9-Zokhrenu-LeHaim 
10-Ata-Gibor….  
11-Amida-Sim-Shalom-Shabbat-Shaharit  
12-Niggun 
13-Qadshenu-bmitzvotekha…vetaher-libenu 
14-Ki-Ata-…-Emet….Melekh-al-kol-haaretz…. 
15-Besefer-haim…..  
16-Avinu-Malkenu 
17-13-Attributes-and-VaAni-Tefilati-Torah-service 
18-Shema-through-Gadlu-in-Torah-service 
19-Unetaneh-Toqef 
20-BeRosh-Hashana-Yikatevun 
21-BeKhol-Maaminim 
22-Alenu 
23-HaYom-Harat-Olam 
24-Areshet-Tzefatenu 
25-HaYom-TeAmtzenu 
26-BeYom-Din 
27-Shema-Qolenu 
28-Ki-Anu-Amekha 
29-Ashamnu 
30-Al-Het 

Other Liturgy

Ashrei Yoshvei Veitekha (Psalm 84:5, 144:15, 145, 115:18) recorded by Louis Friedman

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