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.

To purchase tickets online, click here, then scroll down to High Holy Days – Tickets.

More Information and Downloadable Documents

Schedule

High Holy Day Service Times 2019 – 5780 ה׳תש”פ 

ServiceBegins EndsPlace
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sat night 31 Aug 2019 (1 Elul 5779)
Penitential Psalm 27 RecitedAt the conclusion of each weekday evening & morning serviceThrough Hoshana Rabba Sun Morning 20 Oct 2019Beit Midrash
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sun 1 Sep 2019 (1 Elul 5779)
Shofar Sounded9:50a (at conclusion of 9:00a service) and at conclusion of each weekday morning thereafterThrough Fri Morning 27 Sep 2019Beit Midrash
First Seliḥot Penitential Sat 21 Sep 2019
Selihot Program & Service at BEKI9p (Program & Selihot)10:30pBeit Midrash
Daily Seliḥot PenitentialDaily Pre-DawnDawn Through Tue 8 Oct 2019Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Sun 29 Sep 2019
Candle Lighting6:18p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon6:15p6:30pSanctuary
Festival Evening6:30p7:15pSanctuary
Rosh HaShana Mon 30 Sep 2019
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra8:30a~8:50aSanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit~8:50a~9:30aSanctuary
Torah Service~9:30a~10:30aSanctuary
Shofar Service~10:30a~10:45a
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~1:15pSanctuary
Children’s Snack11:45a12:00mAs Posted in Lobby
Tashlikh5:15p5:30pEdgewood Bridge
Tashlikh5:15p5:30pWhitney Museum Covered Bridge
Tashlikh5:15p5:30pWest River at West Rock Playground
Minḥa Afternoon6:15p6:35pGeorge G. Posener Daily Chapel
Evening Service6:35p7:00pGeorge G. Posener Daily Chapel
Candle Lightingafter 7:18p**
Rosh HaShana Tue 1 Oct 2019
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
Havdala7:16p
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat VaYelekh Sat 5 Oct 2019
Shaḥarit & Musaf9:15a~12:00mSanctuary
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 Studynot meeting this weekOffice
Devar Torah: TBA~11:15a~11:30aSanctuary
Minḥa5:45p6:20pBeit Midrash
Havdala (Home Ritual)7:10p or laterHome
Qever Avot Services Sun 6 October 2019 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 & Congregation Sinai Memorial Park Farwell St. West Haven
Minḥa & Maariv Services5:45p6:15pBeit Midrash
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Night Tue 8 Oct 2019
Supervised Children’s Freeplay5:45p9:00pTBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service6:00p6:15pSanctuary
Candle Lighting6:03p*
Kol Nidre & Maariv Evening6:15p8:30pSanctuary
Devar Torah6:45p7:05pSanctuary
Yom Kippur Wednesday 9 Oct 2019
Pesuqei DeZimra & Shaḥarit Morning & Musaf9:00a2:30pSanctuary
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
Break4:15p4:30p
Supervised Children’s Freeplay4:45p9:00pTBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service4:30p5:30pSanctuary
Announcements5:30p5:35pSanctuary
Neila Closing5:35p6:35pSanctuary
Maariv Evening6:35p6:50pSanctuary
Havdala & Shofar6:50p7:03pSanctuary
Posener Break-Fast7:04p8:30pDownstairs 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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