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 Sounded7:45a (at conclusion of 7:00a 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 BEKI8p (Program & Selihot)9:30pOn-Line
Daily Seliḥot PenitentialDaily Pre-DawnDawn Through Sun 27 Sep 2020Home Ritual
Rosh Hashana Fri 18 Sep 2020
Candle Lighting6:36p*
Weekday Minḥa Afternoon6:00p6:12pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
Festival Evening6:12p6:45pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
Rosh HaShana Sha 19 Sep 2020
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimraResources On-Line
Morning Service: Shaḥarit9:00a9:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Torah Service9:30a10:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Shofar Serviceomitted on Shabbat
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: TBA
Session Two:  TBA
TBATBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: TBA
Session Two: TBA
TBATBA
Junior CongregationSession One:   TBA
Session Two: TBA
TBATBA
Devar TorahResources On-Line
Learners’ ServiceResources On-Line
Cosmic Conversations for Youth
Musaf10:30a11:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary. Resources On-Line
Children’s Snack
Minḥa Afternoon1p1:45pParking Lot or Courtyard or Sanctuary
Evening ServiceResources On-Line
Candle Lightingafter 7:36p**
Rosh HaShana Sun 20 Sep 2020
Morning Service: Pesuqei DeZimraResources On-Line
Morning Service: Shaḥarit9:00a9:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Torah Service9:30a10:20aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Shofar Service10:20a10:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: TBA
Session Two: TBA
TBATBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One:  TBA
Session Two:  TBA
TBATBA
Junior CongregationSession One: TBA
Session Two: TBA
TBATBA
Devar TorahResources On-Line
Learners’ ServiceResources On-Line
(Reserved)
Musaf10:30a11:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  Resources On-Line
Neighborhood Shofar ServicesTBATBAMultiple Locations TBA
Tashlikh5:30p5:50pEdgewood Bridge
Tashlikh5:30p5:50pWhitney Museum Covered Bridge
Tashlikh5:30p5:50pWest River at West Rock Playground
Festival MinḥaResources On-Line
Havdala7:36pTBA
Shabbat Shuva – Parashat VaYelekh Sat 25 Sep 2020
Shaḥarit & Musaf9:30a11:00aParking Lot or Sanctuary
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)TBATBATBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)TBATBATBA
Junior CongregationTBATBATBA
Shabbat Shalom Torah Studyn/an/a
Devar TorahResources On-Line
Minḥa(Home Ceremony)
Havdala (Home Ritual)7:21p or laterHome or On-Line
Qever Avot Services Sun 27 Sep (Sunday after Rosh HaShana)
Shaḥarit Morning Service9:00a9:35aCourtyard & 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
Yizkor Memorial Service10:00a10:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary & On-Line Live
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Night Sunday 27 Sep 2020
Supervised Children’s FreeplayTBATBATBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service6:00p6:15pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
Candle Lighting6:20p*
Kol Nidre6:15p6:35pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
Devar TorahOn-Line Resources
President’s GreetingOn-Line Resources
Maariv Evening6:35p7:30Parking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Resources
Yom Kippur Monday 28 Sep 2020
Pesuqei deZimraOn-Line Resources
Shaḥarit, Torah Service, Musaf9:00a11:30aParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Resources
Children’s Ḥavura (Preschoolers)Session One: TBA
Session Two:  TBA
TBATBA
K-2 Kehila (Grades K-2)Session One: TBA
Session Two: TBA
TBATBA
Junior CongregationSession One: TBA
Session Two:  TBA
TBATBA
Yizkor Memorial(See Sunday 27 September)
Reserved
Reserved
Learners’ Servicen/an/zOn-Line Resources
Study Sessionnot meeting in 2020
Break
Supervised Children’s FreeplayTBATBATBA
Minḥa Afternoon Service2p3:10pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Resources
Announcementspublished on-line in 2020Published
Neila Amida6:30p7:20pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Resources
Neila Avinu Malkenu7:22p7:33pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
Havdala & Shofar7:31p7:40pParking Lot or Sanctuary.  On-Line Live
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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