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Upcoming Events

Sat Jan 31 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
SMP
Sun Feb 01 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Feb 01 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
TT
Sun Feb 01 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Melton Foundations Course
Sun Feb 01 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Yom Rishon
Sun Feb 01 @ 4:30PM - 05:00PM
Evening Minyan (pregame)
Mon Feb 02 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
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

* Shabbat Potluck Dinner - Jan. 23
Welcome Shabbat with services beginning
at 5:45pm, followed by a kosher-dairy
potluck dinner. Because Shabbat begins
at 4:40 on Jan. 23, all potluck 
contributions must be dropped off in 
advance - on Thursday between 9am 
and 6pm or Friday between 9am and 
4pm. Bringing something home-made?
Use kosher ingredients. Bringing something
store-bought? Make sure it has a hecksher. 
Click here for the BIC Kashrut Policy for
Home-Prepared Food.

 
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.

    *Monday morning (8:15), Jan. 18, Judith
    Zukerman Kaufman and Karen Shevet
    Dinah are each observing a yarhzeit.


     

     
    Melton Class for Parents
    Beginning Sunday morning, Feb. 1, and
    running for 10 sessions ending in late May,
    Rabbi Rebecca Ben-Gideon leads "Values for
    Jewish Parents to Share with their Children."
    Developed by the renowned Florence Melton
    Adult Mini-School, a project of the Hebrew
    University in Jerusalem, this course focuses
    on stories from Torah and Jewish tradition
    and how they can inform the art of
    parenting.

    Dates:
    Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
    March 1, 22
    April 19, 26
    May 10, 17, 31

    Space is limited.
    Cost is $96.
    More info.
    Register now.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program