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Thu Apr 17
no TT
Thu Apr 17 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Thu Apr 17 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Fri Apr 18 @ 5:45PM -
Evening Minyan
Sat Apr 19
no SMP
Sun Apr 20
no TT
Sun Apr 20 @ 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


 
Pesach 5774
Enjoy your seders!
Services Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
begin at 10:00 in the lounge at Temple Beth
El. Please enter from Knickerbocker.
Click here for more info.
Click here for the RA's Pesach Guide.
 
Where To Find Us
* Friday Nights
On April 18 and 25, Friday night services
will be at 2137 Chadbourne.
On May 2, when Joey Weisenberg is with
us, we'll have Kabbalat Shabbat and a kosher-
dairy potluck at the Glenwood Moravian
Community Church, 725 Gilmore St., near
Wingra School off Monroe Street. 5:45.

* Shabbat morning services this spring
and summer are in the lounge at Temple
Beth El. Enter from Knickerbocker Street.

* Morning and evening minyan
Sundays and weekdays is at 126 S.
Hamilton. Metered parking is available on
Hamilton, Fairchild, Doty, Main, other
streets, and in the Dane County parking
ramp, across Fairchild from us.

*Talmud Torah is at Temple Beth El.

* Mail can be sent to our downtown
offices at 126 S. Hamilton, Madison, WI
53703.

Thanks for your patience
during this exciting time!
 
Shabbat Services
    • Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
    • Saturdays at 9:30 am
      • Matchilim
      • Shorashim
      • Haverim
      • Shabbat Morning Program
         
        Upcoming Events
        * Shabbat Potluck Dinners
        Come for Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:45
        and stay for a casual potluck dinner.
        May 2 @ 725 Gilmore Street.
        June 20, July 18, August 15 and
        September 5 at Hoyt Park.

        * Joey Weisenberg Shabbaton
        Our musician-in-residence returns for
        his third of three visits this year, the first
        weekend in May. Start Shabbat with Joey
        on Friday, May 2, enjoy a musical Shabbat
        morning and afternoon on May 3, and
        stay tuned for Sunday morning's plans.

        * Groundbreaking!
        Celebrate the foundation built for us by
        our forebears and the start of construction
        on the new Beth Israel Center. Sunday,
        May 4 at 4:00 at the construction site
        (1406 Mound Street).

        * Lag B'Omer Cookout
        Our sixth annual Lag B'Omer cookout will
        be at Temple Beth El, right after Talmud
        Torah, starting at 3:30pm. All are welcome.
        Lag B'Omer this year is Sunday, May 18.

         
        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.

          * Thursday, April 17 at 5:45pm
          * Sunday, April 20 at 8:15am