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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Thu May 28 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Thu May 28 @ 5:30PM - 05:50PM
Evening Minyan
Fri May 29 @ 5:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Fri May 29 @ 6:30PM -
Potluck Dinner @ BIC
Sat May 30 @ 9:30AM -
Shabbat Honoring High School Graduates
Sat May 30 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
Mindfulness Retreat
Sun May 31 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan

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Welcome to Beth Israel Center of Madison, WI
Beth Israel Center is a welcoming, traditional, egalitarian Jewish congregation with deep roots in Madison going back to the late 1890s. The nearly three hundred families of Beth Israel Center represent widely diverse backgrounds yet share a belief in the importance of preserving traditional Jewish practice in a modern context.
Serious Jewish learning combined with a commitment to helping all members move forward on their Jewish journeys is at the heart of how we connect with our Jewish heritage and make that connection meaningful in today’s world.
Weekly Shabbat services and lively annual celebrations of Festivals such as Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot attract participants of all ages.
Some of Beth Israel Center’s youngest members are the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its founders. As Beth Israel Center approaches its seventh decade, it is a vital part of Jewish life in Madison.

A Traditional, Egalitarian Synagogue

Beth Israel Center is a welcoming, traditional Jewish congregation with deep roots in Madison. The nearly 300 families of Beth Israel Center represent widely diverse backgrounds yet share a belief in the importance of preserving traditional Jewish practice in a modern context. Weekly Shabbat services and lively annual celebrations of Festivals such as Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot attract participants of all ages. More info:  Membership, Volunteer for or sponsor a kiddush, Mission & Vision, History, Meet our Staff, Contact Us


 
Upcoming Events
* Race to Equity Presentation - May 27
Jewish Congregations for Social Justice
welcomes Erica Nelson, co-author of the
Race to Equity report, for a special program
addressing racial inequality and what
faith communities can do about it. 
7:30pm

* Shabbat Potluck Dinner - May 29
Services begin at 5:45, followed
by a kosher-dairy potluck dinner at BIC.
Click here for kashrut info.

* Mindfulness Retreat - May 30
All are welcome on Shabbat afternoon
to explore Jewish mindfulness practice
using the techniques introduced in the
Torah & Mindfulness program this Spring.
2:00-5:00pm.

* Kitchen Training - Sunday, June 7
Learn about kosher cooking in an
industrial kitchen, using our new
equipment, safety, and more!
9:30-11:30am.

 
Weekday Services

    Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
     
    Sol's Chalkboard

    When we know of upcoming yahrzeit
    observances or other needs for a minyan,
    Sol Zaichick records names and dates
    on the whiteboard in the Small
    Sanctuary. Consider this a virtual version
    of Sol's board, and please help make
    the minyan when dates are listed here.
    Services are at Beth Israel Center,
    1406 Mound St., unless otherwise noted.

    * May 27, evening 

     
    Adult Ed Opportunities
    * Kolot Kehilla / Community Voices
    NEW Sunday morning speaker series

    featuring experts in our community.
    Sunday May 31: Herman Goldstein
    leads a discussion about policing in
    communities, 9:30-11:00am.
    Light breakfast provided.

    Suggested donation: $5/person.

    * Monday night Yiddish with Sylvia
    Grunes, in the Mercaz at Beth Israel
    Center. 7:00pm.

    * Wednesday morning Talmud
    Rabbis Joshua and Rebecca Ben-Gideon
    lead study of the eighth perek of
    Masechet Sota. The class focuses both on
    to study Talmud and on the text and
    subject matter. 9:00am in the Mercaz.

    * Thursday night Hebrew with Anna
    Heifetz at her home. Participants practice
    Hebrew by reading the week's parsha. Lively
    conversation typically ensues. Please contact
    the office to confirm schedule and location.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program