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 

Service Begins Ends Place
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sat night 12 Aug 2018 (1 Elul 5778)
Penitential Psalm 27 Recited At the conclusion of each weekday evening & morning service Through Hoshana Rabba Sun Morning 30 Sep 2018 Beit Midrash
Rosh Ḥodesh Elul – Sun 13 Aug 2018 (1 Elul 5778)
Shofar Sounded 9:50a (at conclusion of 9:00a service) and at conclusion of each weekday morning thereafter Through Fri Morning 7 Sep 2018 Beit Midrash
First Seliḥot Penitential Sat 1 Sep 2018
Conservative-Masorti Community Selihot Service at Congregation BEKI TBAp (program); TBAp (Selihot) Beit Midrash
Daily Seliḥot Penitential Daily Pre-Dawn Dawn Through Tue 18 Sep 2018 Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Sun 9 Sep 2018
Candle Lighting 6:52p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon 6:45p 7:00p Sanctuary
Festival Evening 7:00p 7:45p Sanctuary
Rosh HaShana Mon 10 Sep 2018
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra 8:30a ~8:55a Sanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit ~8:55a ~9:35a Sanctuary
Torah Service ~9:35a ~10:30a Sanctuary
Shofar Service ~10:30a ~10:45a
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah ~11:00a ~11:30a Sanctuary
Learners’ Service After Devar Torah 1:00p Downstairs Great Social Hall
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Musaf ~11:25a ~1:20p Sanctuary
Children’s Snack 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Tashlikh 5:45p 6:00p Edgewood Bridge
Tashlikh 5:45p 6:00p Whitney Museum Covered Bridge
Tashlikh 5:45p 6:00p West River at West Rock Playground
Minḥa Afternoon 6:45p 7:00p George G. Posener Daily Chapel
Evening Service 7:00p 7:30p George G. Posener Daily Chapel
Candle Lighting after 7:52p**
Rosh HaShana Tue 11 Sep 2018
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimra 8:30a ~8:50a Sanctuary
Morning Service: Shaḥarit ~8:50a ~9:30a Sanctuary
Torah Service ~9:30a ~10:30a Sanctuary
Shofar Service ~10:30a ~10:45a Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:00p As Posted in Lobby
Devar Torah ~10:50a ~11:20a Sanctuary
Learners’ Service After Devar Torah 1:00p Downstairs Great Social Hall
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Musaf ~11:20a 1:15p Sanctuary
Children’s Snack 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Festival Minḥa 5:45p 6:10p Beit Midrash
Havdala 7:51p
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat VaYelekh Sat 15 Sep 2018
Shaḥarit & Musaf 9:15a ~11:50a Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) 10:45a 11:20a Youth Room
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) 10:45a 11:20a Classroom 4 or 6
Junior Congregation 10:45a 11:20 Beit Midrash
Shabbat Shalom Torah Study 10:45a 11:45a Office
Devar Torah: TBA ~10:55a ~11:15a Sanctuary
Minḥa 5:45p 6:20p Beit Midrash
Havdala (Home Ritual) 7:44p or later Home
Qever Avot Services Sun 16 Sep 2018 Sunday after Rosh HaShana
Shaḥarit Morning Service 9:00a 9:35a Beit Midrash
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service 10:00a 10:15a Beth El Memorial Park, Warner St. Hamden
Qever Avot Cemetery Memorial Service 11:00a 11:15a Keser Israel Memorial Park, Farwell St. West Haven
Minḥa & Maariv Services 5:45p 6:15p Beit Midrash
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Night Tue 18 Sep 2018
Supervised Children’s Freeplay 6:15p 9:15p TBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service 6:30p 6:45p Sanctuary
Candle Lighting 6:37p*
Kol Nidre & Maariv Evening 6:45p 8:45p Sanctuary
Devar Torah 7:00p 7:25p Sanctuary
Yom Kippur Wednesday 19 Sep 2018
Pesuqei DeZimra & Shaḥarit Morning & Musaf 9:00a 2:15p Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2) Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
Junior Congregation Session One: 10:30a (tefila – prayer service)
Session Two: 12:00m (supervised activities)
1:30p As Posted in Lobby
Yizkor Memorial, Devar Torah after 11:30a Sanctuary
Cosmic Conversations for Youth 11:30a As Posted in Lobby
Children’s Light Lunch (Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzva Age) 11:45a 12:00m As Posted in Lobby
Learners’ Service after Yizkor 2:00p Downstairs Great Social Hall
Study Session 3:00p 4:15p Library
Break 4:15p 5:00p
Supervised Children’s Freeplay 4:45p 9:00p TBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service 5:00p 6:00p Sanctuary
Announcements 6:00p 6:10p Sanctuary
Neila Closing 6:10p 7:05p Sanctuary
Maariv Evening 7:05p 7:20p Sanctuary
Havdala & Shofar 7:20p 7:38p Sanctuary
Posener Break-Fast 7:39p 9:00p Downstairs 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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