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 & USY

BEKI Kadima & USY

Kadima logoUSY logo  Kadima and United Synagogue Youth (USY) are youth groups that empower Jewish middle-schoolers and high-schoolers to plan and participate in educational, religious, community service, and social events.  BEKI Kadima & USY is an inclusive youth group open to all Jewish youth, regardless of synagogue affiliation.  Kadima & USY events are planned at the local (Southern Connecticut), regional (Connecticut & Western Massachusetts), and national level.
A Jewish youth group for 5-8 graders

Click here to learn more or register your middle-schooler for BEKI Kadima!
A Jewish youth group for 9th-12th graders

Click here to learn more or register for BEKI USY!
 So far this year…

Kadima has:

Helped with High Holiday preparations

Reached out to other Kadima chapters in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew

Made Homemade Ice Cream (in individual plastic baggies!)

Participated in Regional Fun at Sports Center  of CT.

Made 173 Thanksgiving pies which were sold to raise money for Tzedakh. 62 pies were donated to Jewish Family Service Food Pantry!

Zipped, Climbed and Jumped on the World’s largest indoor ropes course – that “It” in New Haven, CT!

Made Candles and homemade Latkes (including chocolate chip!) and Soufganiyot!

Celebrated Tu B’Shvat at a collective home hosted Shabbat.

Prepared, Served and shared a meal with homeless guests of Abraham’s Tent at BEKI

USY has: Participated in Fall, and Winter Regional Conventions.

Regional USY Neon Dance





BEKI Teens Tikkun Olam –  
Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust) program
Towers Senior Residence/Center in New Haven.
Sunday April 23, 2017 at 1 pm
Friends (teens and older) of any background welcome.
Contact Becky May for carpool or further information.
Next Kadima Tikkun Olam Project:
Yom HaZikaron Cemetery Clean up and Beautification
Sunday April, 30.  12:30 -2:30 pm.
Carpool from BEKI at 12:30 or meet at Beth El Memorial Park on Warner St., Hamden, CT by 1 pm. 
(Alternate rain plan is a meeting with activities at BEKI)
 Hanefesh USY is pleased to announce
USY Spring Convention – Under The Sea

JOIN US(Y!) for this incredible weekend filled with fun, friends, food, and amazing programming.  The flyer is attached to this email.  
Dates:  May 12-14, 2017
Where:  Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA
Registration: (choose Spring Convention)
Early bird registration deadline – April 5
Registration deadline – April 24
Contact Hanefesh Youth Coordinator, Jason Kay, ( with any questions.
Can’t wait to see you there!

view flyer at  






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