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Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events—September 1 to 29

July 4, 2024
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High Holy Days

Tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services can be purchased for $150 from the BEKI office; email or call (203) 389-2108 x114.  Active-duty military, police personnel, and full-time students may enter for free with valid official ID; however, advance arrangements are required.

Study with the Rabbi

Rabbi Eric Woodward leads a discussion of the weekly Torah portion on Thursdays.  Talmud class meets Sunday, September 10 and other select Sundays.  Details at

Children’s Programs

Children's Havura, K-2 Kehila, and Junior Congregation, all led by parent or grandparent volunteers, meet each Saturday.  For more information, consult Education Director Annie Norman-Schiff at

BEKI’s K-6 religious school, called BINA, is accepting registrations from member and non-member families through the BEKI office, 203.389.2108 x114 or  School starts September 10.

Middle Schoolers

BEKI’s Kadima group for 4th to 8th graders will get their hands dirty for a good cause, doing a "reverse" version of the Rosh Hashanah Tashlich ritual:  instead of throwing breadcrumbs into a river, they'll take litter out.  For more information about "Reverse Tashlich" on Sunday afternoon, September 10, consult Annie Norman-Schiff at

The exhibition “Four Stops Along an Artistic Path” by Anna Broell Bresnick will conclude on Sunday, September 3 with a closing reception and portfolio sale.  One of New Haven’s most influential artists, Bresnick served for 29 years as the Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) Visual Arts Department Chair.  Details at

New Year Meditation

Robin Goldberg, a certified instructor of Heart Rhythm Meditation, will offer a guided meditation on Saturday, September 9.  The intention of the session is to help participants grow the skills to be more of what they want to become in the New Year.  No special clothing or equipment is required.  Details at

Selichot Service

BEKI’s traditional Selichot Service will be Saturday, September 9.  Consult for details.

Two Sukkah Parties

BEKI’s annual Sukkah Hop (a progressive party around Westville) will be Sunday, October 1.

BEKI Apizza will be Wednesday, October 4 in the sukkah (inside in case of rain).  Vegan and gluten free pies will be available.  For more information, consult the BEKI office, 203.389.2108 x114 or

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