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

COVID-19 2020 Info:  Some of the information on High Holy Days on this website remains to be updated to reflect revised plans to insure public health, safety for our members, and providing services beyond the walls of the synagogue building.  (May 2020)

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

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. All adults require tickets or reservations for most services. Adults from member households in good standing are sent tickets in advance; members lacking tickets are asked to inquire. Please contact our office 203.389.2108 x114 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.

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

Schedule

High Holy Day Service Times 2020 – 5781 ה׳תשפ”א 

ServiceBegins EndsPlace
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Thu night 20 Aug 2020 (1 Elul 5780)
Penitential Psalm 27 RecitedAt the conclusion of each weekday evening & morning serviceThrough Hoshana Rabba Sun Morning 9 Oct 2020Beit Midrash or On-Line
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Fri 21 Aug 2020 (1 Elul 5780)
Shofar Sounded9:50a (at conclusion of 9:00a service) and at conclusion of each weekday morning thereafterThrough Thu Morning 17 Sep 2020Beit Midrash or On-Line
First Seliḥot Penitential Sat 12 Sep 2020
Selihot Program & Service at BEKI9p (Program & Selihot)10:30pOn-Line
Daily Seliḥot PenitentialDaily Pre-DawnDawn Through Sun 27 Sep 2020Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Fri 18 Sep 2020
Candle Lighting6:36p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon6:30p6:45pSanctuary or On-Line
Festival Evening6:45p7:30pSanctuary or On-Line
Rosh HaShana Sha 19 Sep 2020
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra8:30a~8:50a(Sanctuary or) On-Line
Morning Service: Shaḥarit~8:50a~9:30aSanctuary or On-Line
Torah Service~9:30a~10:30aSanctuary or On-Line
Shofar Serviceomitted on ShabbatSanctuary or On-Line or TBA
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah~10:45a or TBA~11:10a or TBA(Sanctuary or) On-Line
Learners’ ServiceAfter Devar Torah or TBA1:00p or TBADownstairs Great Social Hall or TBA
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30a or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Musaf~11:15a~1:00pSanctuary or TBA
Children’s Snack11:45a12:00mAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Minḥa Afternoon6:30p6:50pTBA or On-Line
Evening Service6:50p7:15pTBA or On-Line
Candle Lightingafter 7:36p**
Rosh HaShana Sun 20 Sep 2020
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra8:30a~8:50aOn-Line
Morning Service: Shaḥarit9:00a~9:30aSanctuary or On-Line
Torah Service~9:30a~10:30aSanctuary or On-Line
Shofar Service~10:30a~10:45aSanctuary or On-Line
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:00p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Devar Torah~10:50a~11:20aOn-Line
Learners’ ServiceAfter Devar Torah or TBA1:00p or TBADownstairs Great Social Hall or TBA
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30a or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Musaf~11:20a1:15pSanctuary or On-Line
Children’s Snack11:45a or TBA12:00m or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Tashlikh5:30p5:45pEdgewood Bridge
Tashlikh5:30p5:45pWhitney Museum Covered Bridge
Tashlikh5:30p5:45pWest River at West Rock Playground
Festival Minḥa6:00p6:40pTBA or On-Line
Havdala7:36p
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat VaYelekh Sat 25 Sep 2020
Shaḥarit & Musaf9:15a~12:00mSanctuary or TBA
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)10:45a or TBA11:20a or TBAYouth Room or TBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)10:45a or TBA11:20a or TBAClassroom 4 or 6 or TBA
Junior Congregation10:45a or TBA11:20 or TBABeit Midrash or TBA
Shabbat Shalom Torah Study10:45a or TBA11:45a or TBAOffice or TBA
Devar Torah: TBA~11:15a or TBA~11:30a or TBA(Sanctuary or) TBA
Minḥa1p1:35pBeit Midrash or TBA
Havdala (Home Ritual)7:21p or laterHome or On-Line
Qever Avot Services Sun 27 Sep (Sunday after Rosh HaShana)
Shaḥarit Morning Service9:00a9:35aBeit Midrash or On-Line
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Servicenot meeting in 2020.  open for individual visitsBeth El Memorial Park, Warner St. Hamden
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Servicenot meeting in 2020.  Open for individual visitsKeser Israel Memorial Park & Congregation Sinai Memorial Park Farwell St. West Haven
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Night Sunday 27 Sep 2020
Supervised Children’s Freeplay5:45p or TBA9:00p or TBATBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service6:00p or TBA6:15p or TBASanctuary or On-Line
Candle Lighting6:20p*
Kol Nidre & Maariv Evening6:15p8:00p or 8:30pSanctuary or On-Line
Devar Torah6:45p or TBA7:05p or TBASanctuary or TBA
Yom Kippur Monday 28 Sep 2020
(Pesuqei DeZimra &) Shaḥarit Morning & Musaf9:00a2:30p or TBASanctuary or TBA
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:30p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:30p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby
Junior CongregationSession One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service) or TBA
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities) or TBA
1:30p or TBAAs Posted in Lobby
Yizkor Memorial, Devar Torahafter 11:30a or TBASanctuary or TBA
Cosmic Conversations for Youth11:30a or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Children’s Light Lunch (Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzva Age)11:45a or TBA12:00m or TBAAs Posted in Lobby or TBA
Learners’ Serviceafter Yizkor or TBA2:00p or TBADownstairs Great Social Hall or TBA
Study Sessionnot meeting in 2020Libr
Break2:30p4:30p
Supervised Children’s Freeplay4:45p9:00pTBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service4:30p5:30pSanctuary or TBA
Announcementspublished on-line in 2020Published
Neila Closing6:15p7:20pSanctuary or TBA
Maariv Evening7:20p7:33pSanctuary or On-Line
Havdala & Shofar7:33p7:50pSanctuary or On-Line
Posener Break-Fastnot meeting in 2020

* 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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