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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 18 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Thu Sep 18 @ 4:00PM - 05:45PM
TT
Thu Sep 18 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Fri Sep 19 @ 5:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Sat Sep 20 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
SMP
Sat Sep 20 @ 8:15PM -
Slichot
Sun Sep 21 @ 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
* Friday Nights
September 19 - 611 S. Prospect St.,
the home of Cynthia Hirsch
Services begin at 5:45pm.
October 10 -
2703 Mason St., the home
and sukkah of the Copelovitch Family.
Potluck dinner begins at 5:45pm
Click here for more dates and locations.

* Shabbat morning services are in
the lounge at Temple Beth El, except on
September 20 and 27, when we will
be in their main sancutary. Kiddush
follows services. Please enter from
Knickerbocker Street for all BIC services.

* 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.
     
    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.

    * Monday evening, Sept. 15
    * Tuesday evening, Sept. 16
    * WEDNESDAY MORNING (an addition to the usual schedule), Sept. 17
    * Wednesday evening, Sept. 17
     
    High Holidays Are Coming!
    Rosh Hashana begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 24. Members may purchase tickets as part of the membership renewal process, using the form mailed in early August or by clicking here. Please contact Elissa Pollack with questions about High Holiday tickets or membership. Click here
    for children's programming info. In addition to
    traditional services on Rosh Hashana, Yom
    Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat
    Torah, Beth Israel offers many opportunities to
    celebrate and get to know each other during the
    fall holidays. Click here for more info.
     
    Sukkot Celebrations
    Sukkot begins Wednesday evening, Oct. 8.
    * Share the Spririt of Sukkot
    by inviting someone you don't know well to nosh, drink, or just visit in your sukkah.
    * Enjoy
    Shabbat-Sukkot potluck dinner in the Copelovitch family's sukkah.
    * Come to a Sukkah Hop
    or two. More info.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program