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
* Torah & Mindfulness
Come to Beth Israel Center on select
Thursday evenings in July and August
(dates below) for mindfulness practice
and discussion of This is Real and You are
Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew.
Attendance at all sessions is not
required. All are welcome.
July 9, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27
* Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park
Welcome Shabbat in the great outdoors!
On three more Fridays this summer, BIC's
Kabbalat Shabbat service will be at
Hoyt Park. Bring kosher-dairy food or
drink to share at our potluck Shabbat
dinner following services.
Services begin at 5:45pm.
Hoyt Park is at 3902 Regent Street,
1.7 miles west of Beth Israel Center.
July 17, August 21 and Sept. 11
Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
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.
*Thursday evening, July 2 (5:30pm)
*Friday morning, July 3 (8:15am)
Melton is Coming to Madison
Beginning this Fall, the renowned Florence
Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will
be offered at Beth Israel Center. This pluralistic
Jewish learning program goes far beyond
one-shot lectures or short-term seminars,
challenging adult Jewish learners to engage
in Jewish learning in a serious and
comprehensive way. Each lesson is designed
to inspire and enlighten students, irrespective
of their prior experience or background.
The local faculty will be Rabbis Joshua and Rebecca Ben-Gideon. Classes will meet most Sunday mornings from October 11, 2015 through May 22, 2016. Thanks to an Innovation Grant from Jewish Federation of Madison, Madison students will pay only $265 for the first year, plus the cost of the reader. Regular tuition is $500 per year.
Register now. Space is limited.
- Fridays at 5:45pm
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program