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

High Holy Days

Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) worship services at BEKI are traditional, egalitarian and participatory. All services are led by 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.

Hearing Loop - T-Coil LogoDoors 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

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 require pre-registration for children’s programs. Adults require tickets or reservations for most services. Members in good standing are sent tickets in advance; members lacking tickets are asked to inquire. Please contact our office 203.389.2108 x14 office@beki.org or download documents for further information. A schedule is presented below.
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More Information and Downloadable Documents

Schedule

High Holy Day Service Times 2018 – 5779 ה׳תשע”ט 

ServiceBegins EndsPlace
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sat night 12 Aug 2018 (1 Elul 5778)
Penitential Psalm 27 RecitedAt the conclusion of each weekday evening & morning serviceThrough Hoshana Rabba Sun Morning 30 Sep 2018Beit Midrash
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sun 13 Aug 2018 (1 Elul 5778)
Shofar Sounded9:50a (at conclusion of 9:00a service) and at conclusion of each weekday morning thereafterThrough Fri Morning 7 Sep 2018Beit Midrash
First Seliḥot Penitential Sat 1 Sep 2018
Conservative-Masorti CommunitySelihot Service at Congregation BEKITBAp (program); TBAp (Selihot)Beit Midrash
Daily Seliḥot PenitentialDaily Pre-DawnDawn Through Tue 18 Sep 2018Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Sun 9 Sep 2018
Candle Lighting6:52p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon6:45p7:00pSanctuary
Festival Evening7:00p7:45pSanctuary
Rosh HaShana Mon 10 Sep 2018
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra8:30a~8:55aSanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit~8:55a~9:35aSanctuary
Torah Service~9:35a~10:30aSanctuary
Shofar Service~10:30a~10:45a
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah~11:00a~11:30aSanctuary
Learners’ ServiceAfter Devar Torah1:00pDownstairs Great Social Hall
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30aAs Posted in Lobby
Musaf~11:25a~1:20pSanctuary
Children’s Snack11:45a12:00mAs Posted in Lobby
Tashlikh5:45p6:00pEdgewood Bridge
Tashlikh5:45p6:00pWhitney Museum Covered Bridge
Tashlikh5:45p6:00pWest River at West Rock Playground
Minḥa Afternoon6:45p7:00pGeorge G. Posener Daily Chapel
Evening Service7:00p7:30pGeorge G. Posener Daily Chapel
Candle Lightingafter 7:52p**
Rosh HaShana Tue 11 Sep 2018
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra8:30a~8:50aSanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit~8:50a~9:30aSanctuary
Torah Service~9:30a~10:30aSanctuary
Shofar Service~10:30a~10:45aSanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00pAs Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah~10:50a~11:20aSanctuary
Learners’ ServiceAfter Devar Torah1:00pDownstairs Great Social Hall
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30aAs Posted in Lobby
Musaf~11:20a1:15pSanctuary
Children’s Snack11:45a12:00mAs Posted in Lobby
Festival Minḥa5:45p6:10pBeit Midrash
Havdala7:51p
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat VaYelekh Sat 15 Sep 2018
Shaḥarit & Musaf9:15a~11:50aSanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)10:45a11:20aYouth Room
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)10:45a11:20aClassroom 4 or 6
Junior Congregation10:45a11:20Beit Midrash
Shabbat Shalom Torah Study10:45a11:45aOffice
Devar Torah: TBA~10:55a~11:15aSanctuary
Minḥa5:45p6:20pBeit Midrash
Havdala (Home Ritual)7:44p or laterHome
Qever Avot Services Sun 16 Sep 2018 Sunday after Rosh HaShana
Shaḥarit Morning Service9:00a9:35aBeit Midrash
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service10:00a10:15aBeth El Memorial Park, Warner St. Hamden
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service11:00a11:15aKeser Israel Memorial Park, Farwell St. West Haven
Minḥa & Maariv Services5:45p6:15pBeit Midrash
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Night Tue 18 Sep 2018
Supervised Children’s Freeplay6:15p9:15pTBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service6:30p6:45pSanctuary
Candle Lighting6:37p*
Kol Nidre & Maariv Evening6:45p8:45pSanctuary
Devar Torah7:00p7:25pSanctuary
Yom Kippur Wednesday 19 Sep 2018
Pesuqei DeZimra & Shaḥarit Morning & Musaf9:00a2:15pSanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30pAs Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30pAs Posted in Lobby
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30pAs Posted in Lobby
Yizkor Memorial, Devar Torahafter 11:30aSanctuary
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30aAs Posted in Lobby
Children’s Light Lunch (Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzva Age)11:45a12:00mAs Posted in Lobby
Learners’ Serviceafter Yizkor2:00pDownstairs Great Social Hall
Study Session3:00p4:15pLibrary
Break4:15p5:00p
Supervised Children’s Freeplay4:45p9:00pTBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service5:00p6:00pSanctuary
Announcements6:00p6:10pSanctuary
Neila Closing6:10p7:05pSanctuary
Maariv Evening7:05p7:20pSanctuary
Havdala & Shofar7:20p7:38pSanctuary
Posener Break-Fast7:39p9:00pDownstairs Great Social Hall

* 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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