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Ancestors Exhibition

Thursday, September 2, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, November 7, 2021 (All day)
85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1724
Reception Date: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 (All day)
Full Run Date: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 to Sunday, November 7, 2021

For many years, Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel (BEKI) has featured art exhibits to enhance the High Holy Day experience.

This year, the exhibit features pre-1950 photographs and artwork that portray the diverse ethnic backgrounds of BEKI members. Entitled “Ancestors,” the exhibit reveals fascinating stories of the extraordinary and mundane experiences of those who helped form future generations.

The exhibit has motivated members to rediscover old photos, many of which have long been hidden away, and others whose stories have not been told for too long. Approximately 40 members contributed images of ancestors, some which date as far back as the 1880s, along with information on their identities and the lives they lived.

The exhibit is available to view on Friday evenings, during morning services, and upon appointment by calling the BEKI office at 203-389-2108. Masks are required for entry. BEKI is located at the corner of Whalley & Harrison.

There will be no opening reception.