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

Kadima is a youth group for Jewish middle-schoolers (5th-8th grade), regardless of synagogue affiliation!  4th graders are invited to attend Kadima events in the spring semester.
Past Chapter events include:

  • Dodgeball
  • Autumn hike on Sleeping Giant
  • Saturday Shabbat Chavurah at BEKI
  • A visit to Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium
  • Shabbat dinners
  • Tu’Bshevat seder
  • Snow tubing at Powder Ridge
Past Hanefesh Regional Kadima events include:

  • A trip to Launch! Trampoline Park
  • An overnight at Prime Climb indoor climbing gym
  • Kadima Kallah at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA
  • A trip to Lake Compounce

Synagogue subsidies are available for certain regional programs!

To become a BEKI Kadima member, please submit following form and payment to BEKI offices, or the BEKI Kadima Advisor. Registration directions can be found on the form. For more questions, please contact BEKI Kadima Advisor at


*** Regional Fall Retreat 2016! ***

Junior Jam is the Kadima version of USY’s Fall Kinnus (Gathering). They are happening simultaneously this year November 18-20 at Camp Ramah New England in Palmer, MA! If there are enough participants by the Early Bird Discount Deadline, November 2, there will even be a bus! Deadline is November 11, 2016.

This is a tremendous opportunity to learn leadership skills, generate excitement about Jewish involvement, and meet new friends while having a great time. The ruach (spirit) is amazing! Questions? Contact: Jason Kay, Hanefesh Youth Coordinator, 609-651-0891,

Come Make Pies for Thanksgiving and Tzedakah!

A 22 year old tradition of the youth groups at BEKI! Kosher, Parve Pumpkin and Apple pies made with our own pumpkin filling and pre-made crusts.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at BEKI, starting at 12:15. Come for as long as you like or until we’re done! We made almost 300 pies in a recent year but we can’t do it without a lot of hands. How many pies can you make?

RSVP appreciated at but drop ins welcome as well.

Fun with Kadima

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Upcoming Events

BEKI Kadima & USY