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 2021:  High Holy Days will be thoughtfully planned in an ongoing way with attention to the pandemic.  Information on this site reflects revised plans to ensure public health and the safety of our members.  Currently we are planning that our services are indoors with all individual masked regardless of vaccination status.  We encourage everyone who is considering attending services to become vaccinated to protect oneself and fellow congregants. (August 1, 2021)

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 2021:  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 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 2021 – 5782  

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

ServiceBegins Place
Traditional Seliḥot Penitential
8/28/21 Saturday
Selihot Service & Program at BEKI9pSanctuary & Zoom
Alternative Selichot: Reflecting on a Hard Year
9/5/21 Sunday
Join Rabbi Woodward for a service inspired by selichot involving meditation, spiritual writing, and chant.8pZoom only
Erev Rosh Hashana
9/6/21 Monday
Mincha/Ma’ariv

Candle Lighting

6:00p

6:58p

Sanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Rosh Hashana Day One
9/7/21 Tuesday
Shacharit (followed by Torah, Shofar and Musaf Services)9:00aSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Tashlich5:00pEdgewood Bridge

Whitney Museum Covered Bridge

West Rock Park Bridge

Mincha/Ma’ariv

Candle Lighting**

6:00p

7:56p**

Sanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Rosh HaShana Day Two
Wed 9/8/21 Wednesday
Shacharit (followed by Torah, Shofar and Musaf Services)9:00aSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Minchah

Havdala home ritual

Ma’ ariv home ritual

5:45p

7:54p

 

Sanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org

 

9/12/21 Sunday
Kever Avot10:30aWarner Street cemetery
Kever Avot11:30aFarwell Street cemetery
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
9/15/21 Wednesday
Minḥa6:30pSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Candle Lighting6:43p
Kol Nidre6:45pSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Yom Kippur
9/16/21 Thursday
Shaḥarit (followed by Torah, Yizkor, Musaf Services)9:00aSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Study Sessions2:30p and 3:45pSanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org
Minḥa, followed by Neilah
Havdalah and Final Shofar
5:15p
7:41p
Sanctuary & Live-Streaming on Beki.org

* 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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