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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Fri Dec 19 @ 5:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Sun Dec 21 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Dec 21 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Dec 22 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Mon Dec 22 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Dec 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Yiddish
Tue Dec 23 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening 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

* BIC Hanukkah Party - Dec. 18
Please join us on the third night of
Hanukkah for a casual dinner of soup and
latkes, dreidle games, and other family fun.
Cost is $10 per person, $6 per child under 5.
Still hoping to RSVP? Contact the office
to inquire if space is still available.

* GALA CELEBRATION! - Feb. 21
Hold the date to celebrate the
reopening of our remodeled
synagogue! Enjoy cocktails, dinner
and entertainment beginning at
6:30pm Saturday, February 21.

 
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 Beth Israel Center,
    1406 Mound St., unless otherwise noted.

    * Shiva Minyan, Dec. 18 -- 5:00pm at
    the home of Clara Lazimy.
    Note the earlier time.

     
    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.
    Space is limited.
    Cost is $96.
    More info, including class dates.
    Register now.
     
    Shabbat Services
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program