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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Sun Jul 05 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Jul 05 @ 5:30PM - 05:50PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Jul 06 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Mon Jul 06 @ 5:30PM - 05:50PM
Evening Minyan
Tue Jul 07 @ 5:30PM - 05:50PM
Evening Minyan
Wed Jul 08 @ 5:30PM - 05:50PM
Evening Minyan
Thu Jul 09 @ 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 Programs

* 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
7:30-9:00pm

* 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

 
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.

    *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.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program