18 2022

BEKI Lag BaOmer Kumsitz

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel (BEKI) 85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1724

Contact Peggy Hackett

Wednesday evening May 18 is Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer. The folk-custom is to sing around a campfire at a “kumsitz,” meaning “come” and “sit.” We will gather at 8 pm in the BEKI courtyard. We’ll sing niggunim—which have no words—as well as traditional American songs and Jewish songs. We’ll have paper song sheets or can use our cell phones to read the lyrics. Check the BEKI website for song sheets and recordings of the songs. The building will be unlocked so that we can walk through and use the restroom. If it’s raining, the kumsitz will be Thursday evening May 19 instead.