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

Online Schmooze Recordings

 

“A Thousand Kisses: A Family’s Escape from the Nazis to a New Life”.

John W. Weiser
April 7, 2021

Racial justice and the film “By the River, I Stand”

Jennifer Klein
March 24, 2021

Making the Passover Seder Meaningful & Fun

Annie Norman Schiff
March 24, 2021

Singing Around the Seder Table

Rachel Adelstein
March 17, 2021

Inaugural Book Talk: “A Beginner’s Guide to America”

Roya Hakakian
March 10, 2021

BEKI town hall style meeting

with presentation by the Rabbi Search Committee
March 3, 2021

Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation

Adam Rothman
February 17, 2021

Gavriel Savit discusses his journey as a writer and his book “The Way Back”

Gavriel Savit
February 3, 2021

Let’s Talk about Trees!

Caroline Scanlon
January 27, 2021

Tu B’Shevat as a Gateway to Judaism and Sustainability

Nigel Savage and Shamu Sadeh of HAZON
January 20, 2021

Discussion of “Traces of the Trade”

Facilitated by Jennifer Klein and Jim Berger
January 13, 2021

Access slides from the discussion here.

Health and Wellness Judaism

(Rabbi, Dr.) Levi Brackman
January 6, 2021

Book Talk: “Invisible Years”

Daphne Geismar
December 6, 2020

Discussion of “Commandment 613”

Miriam Lewin and Rabbi Kevin Hale
December 23, 2020

T’chiah: Spirit and Fire

Leslie Klein
December 9, 2020

Debt, Torah, and Bankruptcy Law

Corey Stone
December 2, 2020

Discussion of “I Am Not Your Negro”

Facilitated by Jennifer Klein and Jim Berger
November 11, 2020

BEKI USY vs Chess Master Jim Eade

Jim Eade, Noam Benson-Tilsen, Aaron Bruce, Caleb Freiman, and Ethan Lavi
November 4, 2020

Getting Personal: Yaron Lew Talks about Growing Up on Kibbutz

Yaron Lew
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

To download background material, click here

Virtual Jewish Heritage Tour: Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Jacob Shoshan (for Bokoff Tours & Travel)
Wednesday, October 15, 2020

To download background material, click here

The Relations of Care: Reflecting on the Dignity of Work, Racial Justice, and Interdependence for Teshuva

Jennifer Klein
Thursday, September 24, 2020

To download background material, click here

Heshbon Nefesh:  Taking a Moral Inventory in Judaism & in the 12-Steps

Dr. Jay Sokolow
September 14, 2020

Meditation and Teshuva – Part II

Robin Goldberg
September 9, 2020

The Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Raina Sotsky and Morris Bell
September 3, 2020

Meditation and Teshuva – Part 1

Robin Goldberg
September 2, 2020

How Today’s Choices Determine How We Will Live in Our 90s

Sascha van Creveld
August 26, 2020

Do Black Lives Matter in the Declaration of Independence?

Robert Forbes
August 19, 2020

Policing, Racism, and Community

Professor Kalfani Turé
August 12, 2020

From Left to Right: Lucy Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals and the Politics of Jewish History

Professor Nancy Sinkoff
July 22, 2020

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning: Giving yourself a Voice in the Face of Mortality

Donna Levine, Esq. and Dr. Michael Hurwitz
July 8, 2020

Tracking Covid-19 in New Haven and Across the Country

Dr. Dan Weinberger
July 1, 2020