Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

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

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Daily Services & Other Holidays

Daily Minyan (Tefila) Times

  Shaḥarit Minḥa/Maariv
Sunday 9:00a 5:45p
Monday 7:00a 5:45p
Tuesday 7:00a 5:45p
Wednesday 7:00a 5:45p
Thursday 8:15a 5:45p
Friday 7:00a 6:00p
Shabbat 9:15a  


During Daylight Saving Time months (March through October), minchah and maariv services are recited weeknights at 5:45p. During Standard Time months (November through February), only maariv is recited at 5:45p, finishing before 6:00p rather than 6:15p.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day, only minchah is recited. Every day, the yahrzeit lists are read for the day departing as well as the next day arriving. On Sundays and Wednesdays when BINA meets, the children join us for tefillah. 

Snow & Weather Emergencies

Services are normally held on schedule regardless of weather or school closings, and regardless of Religious School closings. The synagogue is located on a Snow Emergency Route. If the parking area is not accessible during a declared snow emergency, parking is permitted at Mitchell Branch Library across the street or the municipal lot (next door) once they have been cleared. Please determine for yourself whether travel by any means can be accomplished safely.

Federal Holidays & Special Days

Sunday and weekday morning services 9:00a (not 7:00a) on the following Federal Holidays:
1 January (observed day), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, and 25 December (observed day).

No Afternoon or Evening services on Thanksgiving and first and second nights of Passover unless otherwise announced. 

Sunday and weekday morning services are held at the normal times on the following Federal Holidays:
Presidents’ Day, Juneteenth, Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans’ Day

Holiday Services

Please see our website calendar or current issue of monthly Bulletin or weekly Happenings.

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