Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

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

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="" target="_blank"></a>. Artisan Fabrication by JC Glass of Branford, CT

BEKI Kadima and USY

BEKI Kadima and USY

Kadima and United Synagogue Youth (USY) are youth groups that empower Jewish middle-schoolers (Kadima: 5-8) and high-schoolers (USY: 9-12) to plan and participate in educational, religious, community service, and social events.  BEKI Kadima and USY is an inclusive youth group open to all Jewish youth, regardless of synagogue affiliation. Kadima & USY events are planned at the local (New Haven area), regional (Connecticut and Western Massachusetts), and national levels.

The advisor can be reached at either or with any questions or comments.

Kadima, USY, and Regional Events 2019-2020

USY and Kadima Calendar

October events:

13th: Kadima bowling

16th: Pizza in the hut


8th-9th:  HANER Regional Leadership Retreat at Camp Ramah

9th-10th: Kadima overnight movie night (Shabbat supper with Kadima/BRS then lead into sleepover)

17th: USY pie-baking/sleepover event

20th: Pie pickup


15th: Latke making (USY and Kadima)

22nd-30th: International Convention and Post-Convention in Southern California area (Regional)


5th: Ice Skating (Kadima)

15th: food/coat drive to give to homeless shelter (USY & Kadima)

19th:  Service event in honor of MLK Jr. Weekend, TBD (Kadima)

17th-18th: HANER Regional Freshman Kinnus (Regional)

18th: HANER Regional Snowball Dance (Regional)

26th: HANER Kadima/JR USY event (Regional)


7th-9th: HANER Winter Kallah (Regional)

9th: Abraham’s Tent set up (USY and Kadima)

12th: Discussion of the patriarchs and matriarchs of Judaism (USY)

12th: Abraham’s Tent Dinner (Kadima)

16th: Discussion of the various leaders of Israel (USY)


1st-3rd: AIPAC (Regional)

4th: Purim Program (USY)

11th: Gaga (Kadima)

14th: Tikkun Olam Semi Formal (Regional)

15th: Cookie Competition (Kadima)

22nd: Iron Chef (USY)


10th: Shabbat Dinner at a volunteer’s house (Kadima)

12th: Passover Chocolate Seder (USY)

24th: Shabbat Dinner at a volunteer’s house (Kadima)


3rd: Movie Day (Kadima)

8th-10th: HANER Spring Convention (Regional)

13th: Cookie Baking (Kadima)

17th: HANER Closing Event (Regional)



Upcoming Events

BEKI Kadima and USY