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Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events March 2019

Daily Services

  • Sunday 9:00 am and 5:45 pm
  • Monday 7:00 am and 5:45 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am and 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am and 5:45 pm
  • Thursday 8:15 am and 5:45 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am

Shabbat Services

  • Friday 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Morning 9:15 am
  • Saturday Children’s Services 10:45 am
  • Saturday Afternoon 1:00 pm

Mask-making Workshop and Artist’s Talk

Beckie Kravetz will offer an Artist’s Talk at her exhibition of Purim-themed, theatrical, and art masks on Saturday, March 16 at 12:30 pm, following services and the weekly luncheon.  Kravetz’s art is on display until March 31.

On Sunday, March 17, she will offer a mask-making workshop for adults and teens (younger people welcome with a responsible adult) from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.  $18 per mask (includes supplies), $54 maximum per family.  To register:  203-389-2108 x114 or

Purim Festivities

The reading of the Purim Megillah, a costume party event with much merriment, will be Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm, and again Thursday, March 21 at 8:15 am.

The Big Gulp Purim Seuda, BEKI’s annual Purim dinner, will be Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7 pm.  The price is $10 per person or $18 per household if reservations are made by Monday, March 18 [ or 203.389.2108 x114], or pay more at the door.  The menu is dairy/pareve; costumes are encouraged for all ages.

B’nai B’rith CEO on March 23

Dan Mariaschin, CEO of B’nai B’rith International, will speak about “Reflections After Pittsburgh:  Anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Worldwide” on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 pm, following Shabbat services and kiddush lunch.

Scholar in Residence April 6

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, one of Tablet’s “10 Israeli Rabbis You Should Know,” and the Forward’s “Five Women Rabbis in Israel Making a Difference,” will speak at BEKI on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 pm, following services and kiddush lunch.

Elad-Appelbaum founded Kehillah Zion, a thriving Masorti community in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem.  Their services, including holiday ceremonies at the old train station in Jerusalem, feature original prayers and melodies created by contemporary poets and musicians.

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