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
* 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
* 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
Thanks for your patience
during this exciting time!
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. except when noted.
* Thursday, April 24 at 5:45pm
* Friday, April 25 at 7:00am
* 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.
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.
- Fridays at 5:45pm (click here for Kabbalat Shabbat initiative info)
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program