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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Sat Oct 25 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
SMP
Sun Oct 26 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Oct 26 @ 9:00AM - 11:30PM
TT
Sun Oct 26 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Oct 27 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Mon Oct 27 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Oct 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Yiddish

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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.

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. 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


 
Where To Find Us

* Kabbalat Shabbat
Oct. 24 - 611 S. Prospect St.
Oct. 31 - 2135 Chamberlain Ave.
Nov. 7 - 611 S. Prosect St.
More info

* Shabbat morning services are in
the lounge at Temple Beth El. Kiddush
follows services. Please enter from
Knickerbocker Street for all BIC services.
NOTE: On October 25, BIC Shabbat
morning services are at UW Hillel.

* Morning and evening minyan
Sundays and weekdays is at 126 S.
Hamilton. (Schedule below.)

* Our mailing address is 126 S. Hamilton,
Madison, WI 53703.

 
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.

    *Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:45pm

    *Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00am

     
    Yom Rishon – November 9

    Calling all families with preschoolers! Come to
    our popular Family Education program and
    enjoy art, movement, music, stories, and
    projects as well as further learning for parents
    and other adults who accompany the children. 
    Yom Rishon meets at 10am Beth Israel Center -
    Downtown - 126 S. Hamilton St. Our second class
    of 5775 is November 9.  Please tell your friends!
    Everyone is welcome to this innovative program. 
    For more information, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it h or
    call 256-7763. Click here for all the 5775 Yom
    Rishon dates
    .

     
    Ongoing Adult Education
    * NEW! Sunday morning Tefilla
    Learn about personal and communal
    prayer practices with Rabbi Joshua
    Ben-Gideon. 9:20am most Sundays.
    BIC-Downtown.
    First session is October 26.


    * Monday night Yiddish
    with Sylvia
    Grunes, at the Shenkar home, 4610
    Waukesha St.

    * 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
    and location.
     
    Shabbat Services
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program