Reopened Front Entrance High Holidays 2012


 The Shul where
everyone is
always welcome
regardless of level
of observance or
ability to pay!
Morning Services
and Full Kiddush
Every Shabbat
@ 9:30 
Sunday Mornings
@8:45 AM
followed by
Bagel and Schmear
Evening Services
and Festive Kiddush
First Friday
Every Calendar Month


100th Anniversary Gala

Partner in Urban Progress Award

Mayor Toni Harp

May 18th at the Shul

Happy 70th Anniversary

to President and Mrs. Lee Liberman!

Mazel Tov, Mr. President!



 Rabbi Mendy Hecht, Spiritual Leader
Lee Liberman, President
Mark A. Shiffrin
 and Barry J. Vine,
Vice Presidents
Reopened Front Entrance Hanukkah 2012
Congregation Beth Israel - Orchard Street Shul
Restored Front Entrance Detail Including Stained Glass and Gold Leaf Yiddish Sign - 2013
Newly Restored Stained Glass Mogen David Illuminated Erev Rosh Hashanah 2013/5774

New Haven's Only
Nationally Recognized
Historic Synagogue
Returning from Dry Bones
Every Shabbos and Yom Tov
and First Friday Evenings
Traditional Orthodox Ritual in an
Active, Warm Welcoming Community 
It's always quite a week on Orchard Street!
More to come!
We warmly welcome both regular and occasional visitors to our synagogue, which is a member of the Orthodox Union offering the comforting tradition of authentic Ashkenazi Jewish ritual to a diverse and welcoming community that enjoys spirited services in a historic setting.  All levels of observance are welcomed and respected.  After services, everyone is always invited to partake in our Kiddush lunch, Kibbitzing, and a thoughtful Dvar Torah by our spiritual leader,
Rabbi Mendy Hecht.

Join us for traditional Shabbos Services in our Authentic 1920s Sanctuary Every Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.
 Everyone's always welcome, and feels welcome.  While we appreciate financial support and membership is still $100, there is never a charge to attend our Shul and participate in our Jewish life.  Many of our members and regular visitors belong to other synagogues as well and consider our community as part of their Jewish life.  Just come.  We will make sure to set a place for you at our  Shabbos Kiddush lunch  and would be honored to include you in our davening

No experience necessary to experience Shabbos @ Orchard Street Shul.

Visiting New Haven or Yale?  Experience New Haven's historic, traditional synagogue.
Looking for an authentic shul for your simcha in a traditional setting?  Orchard Street Shul was built for you. 

 Make a gift to
our Endowment.
Leave a Living Legacy
supporting Orchard Street Shul
Congregation Beth Israel - Orchard Street Shul
Stained Glass Mogen David Awaiting Restoration Circa 2013
Join us for our 100th Anniversary Gala at the Shul on Sunday May 18th.  Mayor Toni Harp will receive the Partner in Urban Progress Award recognizing her support for the synagogue's historic restoration and neighborhood revitalization.  Lee and Lily Liberman honored, too for their many years of service!  Save the date!
Happy 70th Anniversary to President Lee Liberman and wife Lily!