Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

85 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1724 | P: 203.389.2108 |

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BEKI Families Weekly Newsletter

Attached Service Leadership Document

Children’s Havura OUTDOORS; No K-2 Service This Shabbat


On Saturday morning at 11 am: Children’s Havura, and Junior Congregation are meeting, but there will be no K-2 Service (go to Junior Cong or Children’s Havura instead).

Children’s Havura will be outdoors this week.

Current COVID policies:

  • Masks are optional , but we strongly suggest that everyone wear a quality mask inside BEKI.

  • Kiddush will be served indoors.



Register for BINA Academy (Religious School at BEKI)

This year, our school program will have a new name: BINA Academy! BINA is a Hebrew word that means “understanding,” and that’s what our religious school aims for: a deep and ever-growing understanding of Jewish tradition and how each child fits within it.

Attached to two weeks’ prior email are registration forms for the 2022-2023 school year at BINA.

Do you have questions about the upcoming school year, our plans and new curriculum? Or do you know a family who might like to join our school? Contact Rabbi Eric Woodward at

Congregation Beth-El Keser Israel

85 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1724


Annie Norman-Schiff
Youth and Family Programming Director
Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel
85 Harrison Street
New Haven CT 06515

Join me for (online) coffee to talk about kids, teens, and families at BEKI!

Useful Resources

Leading Childrens’ Services


High Holy Days Program for BEKI Kids
Weekly Parsha Videos
Answers to Questions You’re Embarrassed to Ask

The United Synagogue of
Conservative Judaism

PJ Library:
Free Jewish Children’s Books


Upcoming Events