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

High Holy Days

Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) worship services at BEKI are traditional, egalitarian and participatory. All services are led by skilled and experienced members. The liturgy is the standard Conservative Ashkenazi Hebrew siddur as represented by Mahzor Lev Shalem and is supplemented with English readings and rabbinic commentary.

Doors open 20 minutes before scheduled service times. The building is accessible to those using wheelchairs and with limited mobility by entering through the front main doors on Harrison Street or through the East Entrance from the parking area via a sloped sidewalk or steps. The Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop.  Children’s participation is encouraged in all services and Youth Services are available concurrent to main services.

Admission & Ticketing

For 2022:  Guests and visitors are most welcome. However, advance arrangements are required. Active-duty military and police personnel, and full-time students, may enter with valid official ID. Children are always welcome to join us accompanied by their adults.  This year, again, we will have a ticketless entry system.  Individuals included on the membership who are in good standing will be on the membership list.  All others interested in attending, including immediate family not included on the membership, extended family and guests will need to make arrangements ahead of time.  Please contact our office 203.389.2108 x114 or download documents for further information. A schedule is presented below.  To purchase tickets online, click here, then scroll down to High Holy Days – Tickets.

SECURITY UPDATE:  Please know that our High Holy Days team is working hard to make sure that while remaining the warm and welcoming community we have always been, it is doing its best to implement some new procedures and policies, which take your security very seriously.  Your understanding and total cooperation are very much appreciated.

More Information and Downloadable Documents


High Holy Day Service Times 2022 – 5783  

Download/Print version of High Holy Days Schedule – click here

Service Begins Place
Traditional Seliḥot Penitential
9/17/22 Saturday
Selihot Service & Program at BEKI 9p Sanctuary
Erev Rosh Hashana
9/25/22 Sunday

Candle Lighting



Rosh Hashana Day One
9/26/22 Monday
Shacharit (followed by Torah, Shofar and Musaf Services) 9:00a Sanctuary 
Children’s service Session 1: 10:45a

Session 2: 12:00p

Tashlich 5:00p   Edgewood Bridge  (followed by Mincha/Maariv at 5:30p)

Whitney Museum Covered Bridge (Tashlich only)

Candle Lighting** 7:23p**  
Rosh HaShana Day Two
9/27/22 Tuesday
Shacharit (followed by Torah, Shofar and Musaf Services) 9:00a Sanctuary

Ma’ariv home ritual

Havdala home ritual



7:21p or later





Shabbat Shuvah – 9/30/22 – 10/1/2022 
Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday 9/30)  6:00p Sanctuary
Candle Lighting 6:17p  
Shabbat morning service 9:15a Sanctuary
Children’s services 10:45a  
Havdala (home ritual) 7:14p  
10/2/2022 Sunday
Kever Avot 10:00a Warner Street cemetery
Kever Avot 11:00a Farwell Street cemetery
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
10/4/22 Tuesday
Minḥa 5:45p Sanctuary
Kol Nidre 6:10p Sanctuary
Candle Lighting 6:10p  
Yom Kippur
10/5/22 Wednesday
Shaḥarit (followed by Torah, Yizkor: ~10:45a, Musaf Services) 9:00a Sanctuary
Children’s services 10:45a session 1

12:00p session 2

Study Sessions 2:30p and 3:15p  
Minḥa, followed by Neilah (~6:15p)
Havdalah and Final Shofar

* Unless otherwise indicated, candles may be lighted at or before time given

** Indicates candles must be lighted by transferring existing flame

~ tilde indicates approximate time, usually +/- 15 minutes

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