Welcome to Beth Israel Center of Madison, WI
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
* Kitchen Training - March 8
Learn about kosher cooking in an
industrial kitchen, using our new
equipment, safety, and more!
* Ark Stone Program - March 13
Learn about the custom of placing
prayers in the Wall in Jerusalem and
enact this age-old custom locally with
your entire family in the Main Sanctuary
at BIC. 5:00pm, before Kabbalat Shabbat.
* Shabbat Dinner - March 13
We'll honor our newest members at
this catered dinner, following Kabbalat
Shabbat services (at 5:45) on Friday,
March 13. All are welcome! RSVP
by March 5 - click here or call the office.
* Mindful Shabbat - March 14
Our visiting scholar, Rabbi Jordan Bendat-
Appell, will give the d'var on Shabbat
morning. Later, we'll daven Mincha at
6:00pm, followed by seudat shlishit, a
mindful Ma'ariv following Jordan's
teachings, and Havdalah.
Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
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.
Judy Pierotti has a yahrzeit for Dan on Thursday evening, March 5.
Please note that because of the Purim Carnival, Minyan will be at 6:00pm
* Special (Non) Fiction With Friends
Monday, March 16: Read Paper Love by
Sarah Wildman. The author will join
the discussion via Skype. Copies are
available at A Room of One's Own. Mention
Beth Israel Center and receive a book
club discount. 7:00pm
* Torah and Mindfulness
March 15 - May 3 More info
* Monday night Yiddish with Sylvia
Grunes, in the Mercaz at Beth Israel
* 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.
- Fridays at 5:45pm
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program