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Fri Apr 25 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Fri Apr 25 @ 5:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Sat Apr 26 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
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Sun Apr 27 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Apr 27 @ 1:00PM - 03:30PM
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Sun Apr 27 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Apr 28 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
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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


 
Where To Find Us
* Kabbalat Shabbat
April 25 - 2137 Chadbourne Ave., the home
of Philip Hollander and Juliet Page.
May 2 -  725 Gilmore St., the Glenwood
Moravian Community Church near Wingra
School off Monroe Street. Stay for a kosher-
dairy potluck dinner and after-dinner
singing.

* 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!
 
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 24 at 5:45pm
    * Friday, April 25 at 7:00am
     
    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.

     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program