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. 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
* Kabbalat Shabbat
Oct. 24 - 611 S. Prospect St.
Oct. 31 - 2135 Chamberlain Ave.
Nov. 7 - 611 S. Prosect St.
* 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.
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.
*Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:45pm
*Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00am
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,
call 256-7763. Click here for all the 5775 Yom
* NEW! Sunday morning Tefilla
Learn about personal and communal
prayer practices with Rabbi Joshua
Ben-Gideon. 9:20am most Sundays.
First session is October 26.
* 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