Welcome to Beth Israel Center of Madison, WI
During our renovation, come find us in our temporary digs! We're downtown at 126 S. Hamilton St., at Temple Beth El (on Shabbat mornings), and elsewhere around town through November. More info.
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
* Shabbat morning services are in
the lounge at Temple Beth El on November
29. Kiddush follows services. Please enter
from Knickerbocker Street for all BIC services.
* Morning and evening minyan
Sundays and weekdays is at 126 S.
Hamilton through Sunday morning, Nov. 30.
Starting Monday morning, Dec. 1, and until
we have our occupancy permit, morning
and evening minyan will be in the chapel
at Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St.
* Our mailing address is 126 S. Hamilton,
Madison, WI 53703 until the end of
November. Mail delivery will begin at
1406 Mound St. (53711) on Dec. 1.
Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
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. through
Sunday morning, Nov. 30, except when noted.
* Torah Parade - Sunday, Nov. 30
Starting at 11:00am, we will take the first
steps in transforming our construction
site back into our synagogue by returning
one of our Torah scrolls to 1406 Mound St.
After a brief services in our downtown
location (126 S. Hamilton St.), we will
begin the walk back to Mound Street.
Contact Rabbi Ben-Gideon for parade
* Joint Thanksgiving Service - Nov. 26
Please join us on the Wednesday before
Thanksgiving at 7:30pm for an evening of
learning about and celebrating our
different and shared traditions with
First Congregational Church. More info.
* The Road Home Buddy Week
Click here to volunteer now for one or
more shifts December 7-14.
* NEW! Sunday morning Tefilla
Learn about personal and communal
prayer practices with Rabbi Joshua
Ben-Gideon. 9:20am these Sundays:
BIC-Downtown - Nov. 2, 16, 23
1406 Mound St. - Dec. 7 and 14
* Monday night Yiddish with Sylvia
Grunes, at the Shenkar home, 4610
* Thursday night Hebrew with Anna
Heifetz at her home. Participants practice
Hebrew by reading the week's parsha.
Please contact the office to confirm schedule
- Shabbat Morning Program