Skip to content

Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

bethisrael

ldorvador sm

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 06 @ 5:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Sat Mar 07 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
SMP
Sun Mar 08 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Mar 08 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
TT
Sun Mar 08 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kitchen Training
Sun Mar 08 @ 5:30PM - 05:45PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan

Login Form

Account creation is moderated. Once your account has been approved, you will be able to log in.



This site made possible by generous contributions to the Irving & Dorothy Levy Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Get Our E-announcements
For Email Newsletters you can trust
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


 
Upcoming Events

* Kitchen Training - March 8
Learn about kosher cooking in an
industrial kitchen, using our new
equipment, safety, and more!
10:00am-noon

* Ark Stone Program - March 13
Learn about the custom of placing
prayers in the Wall in Jerusalem and
enact this age-old custom locally with
your entire family in the Main Sanctuary
at BIC. 5:00pm, before Kabbalat Shabbat.

* Shabbat Dinner - March 13
We'll honor our newest members at
this catered dinner, following Kabbalat
Shabbat services (at 5:45) on Friday,
March 13. All are welcome! RSVP
by March 5 - click here or call the office.

* Mindful Shabbat - March 14
Our visiting scholar, Rabbi Jordan Bendat-
Appell, will give the d'var on Shabbat
morning. Later, we'll daven Mincha at
6:00pm, followed by seudat shlishit, a
mindful Ma'ariv following Jordan's
teachings, and Havdalah.

 
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 records names and dates
    on the whiteboard in the Small
    Sanctuary. Consider this a virtual version
    of Sol's board, and please help make
    the minyan when dates are listed here.
    Services are at Beth Israel Center,
    1406 Mound St., unless otherwise noted.

    Judy Pierotti has a yahrzeit for Dan on Thursday evening, March 5. 
    Please note that because of the Purim Carnival, Minyan will be at 6:00pm 


     

     
    Adult Ed Opportunities
    * Special (Non) Fiction With Friends
    Monday, March 16:
    Read Paper Love by
    Sarah Wildman. The author will join
    the discussion via Skype. Copies are
    available at A Room of One's Own. Mention
    Beth Israel Center and receive a book
    club discount. 7:00pm

    * Torah and Mindfulness
    March 15 - May 3 More info

    * Monday night Yiddish
    with Sylvia
    Grunes, in the Mercaz at Beth Israel
    Center. 7:00pm.

    * Wednesday morning Talmud
    Rabbis Joshua and Rebecca Ben-Gideon
    lead study of the eighth perek of
    Masechet Sota. The class focuses both on
    to study Talmud and on the text and
    subject matter. 9:00am in the Mercaz.

    * Thursday night Hebrew with Anna
    Heifetz at her home. Participants practice
    Hebrew by reading the week's parsha. Lively
    conversation typically ensues. Please contact
    the office to confirm schedule and location.
     
    Shabbat Services
      • Fridays at 5:45pm
      • Saturdays at 9:30 am
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program
           
          vote mercaz