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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 22 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Wed Jul 23 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Thu Jul 24 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Thu Jul 24 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Thu Jul 24 @ 7:00PM -
Hebrew II
Fri Jul 25 @ 6:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Sun Jul 27 @ 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.

During our renovation, come find us in our temporary digs! We're downtown at 126 S. Hamilton St., at Temple Beth El (on Shabbat mornings), and elsewhere around town. More info.

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


 
Where To Find Us
* Kabbalat Shabbat
July 18 - Hoyt Park. Potluck to follow.
Services (July 18) begin at 5:45.
July 25 - 2135 Chamberlain, the home of
Rabbis Joshua and Rebecca Ben-Gideon,
at 6:45 -- note the later time.
August 1 - 1808 Jefferson, the home of
Kris Rasmussen and Bob Factor at 6:15 --
note the later time.
Click here for more dates and locations.

* Shabbat morning services are in
the lounge at Temple Beth El. Kiddush
follows services. Please enter from
Knickerbocker Street.

* Morning and evening minyan
Sundays and weekdays is at 126 S.
Hamilton. (Schedule below.)

* Our mailing address is 126 S. Hamilton,
Madison, WI 53703.
 
Weekday Services

    Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program
           
          Talmud Torah Registration
          Talmud Torah registration is now open for the 2014/15 school year. Register by July 15 and receive a discount. Register now! Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (608) 256-7763 with questions.
           
          Ongoing Adult Education
          * Sunday morning Beit Midrash
          Come learn, chevruta (partner) style,
          on August 3 and 17. 9:30am downtown.
          Class will not meet July 20.


          * Monday night Yiddish
          with Sylvia
          Grunes, at the Shenkar home, 4610
          Waukesha St.

          * Thursday night Hebrew with Anna
          Heifetz at her home. Participants practice
          Hebrew by reading the week's parsha.
          Please contact the office to confirm schedule
          and location.
           
          Sol's Chalkboard
          When we know of upcoming yahrzeit observances or other needs for a minyan, Sol Zaichick has recorded names and dates on the chalkboard in the Small Sanctuary. Consider this a virtual version of Sol's chalkboard, and please help make the minyan when dates are listed here. Services are at 126 S. Hamilton St. except when noted.

          Thursday morning, July 24 -- an out-of-town guest has a yahrzeit
          Friday evening, July 25 -- an out-of-town guest has a yahrzeit