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


USY is a youth group for Jewish high-schoolers (9th-12th grade), regardless of synagogue affiliation!  8th graders are invited to attend USY events in the spring semester.
Past BEKI* USY Chapter events include:

  • Bi-weekly Lounge Nights
  • Game Night
  • Letters to Israeli soldiers
  • Community service
  • Tie-Dye Social
  • Social Action/Tikkun Olam (SA/TO) events
    • Thanksgiving Pie fundraiser
    • Over $1,000 donated!
  • Iron Chef Cookoff Competition
  • Limousine Scavenger Hunt

*Some of these were in partnership with Congregation B’nei Jacob/BEKI combined USY.

Past Hanefesh USY Regional events include:

  • Fall Kinnus in Springfield, MA
  • Hanefesh SA/TO Pageant & Dance
  • Hanefesh Spring Convention at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA
  • Trip to Lake Compounce

Synagogue subsidies available for certain regional events!

Leadership opportunities
BEKI USY events are organized by a board of high-school USYers. Joining USY Board is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and put your ideas into action!

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

USY Activities

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BEKI Kadima & USY