Welcome to Beth Israel Center of Madison, WI
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
* Until March 16 (through Purim), we'll be
right where we always are, at 1406 Mound St.
* Morning minyan will be at Beth Israel
on Monday, March 17. On Thursday, March
20 and until the construction project is done,
morning minyan will be downtown, at
126 S. Hamilton.
* Starting March 18, Talmud Torah will
meet at Temple Beth El (except SMP).
Wednesday, March 19 is moving day!
* Starting Thursday, March 20, offices,
evening minyan, and some Adult Ed
programs will be downtown, at
126 S. Hamilton.
* Starting April 5, Shabbat services
will be at Temple Beth El in the lounge.
Thanks for your patience
during this exciting time!
- Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program
Childcare for preschoolers is usually available from 10am until the end of services. Call the office, 256-7763, for details.
* Vashti's Den - Thursday, March 13
Back by popular demand: a pre-Purim
women's' night out in honor of Vashti!
Enjoy Vashtinis, belly dancing, henna,
crafts, snacks, a bit of pampering, and
more. Cost is $18. RSVP by March 10.
* Megilla Reading & Party! - March 15
This year's costume party theme is
MUSIC. Come as your favorite genre,
artist, band, instrument....or march to
the beat of your own drummer. Karoake,
snacks, the Purim Purim and more.
Services start at 8:15pm. More info
* Community Purim Carnival - March 16
The fun begins at 11:30 with a spiel featuring
clergy and educators. Then enjoy carnival
activities, food, and a big ol' singalong.
Location: Temple Beth El.
Cost: $7 per person ages 2-13.
Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.