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
* Shabbat Potluck Dinner - Jan. 23
Welcome Shabbat with services beginning
at 5:45pm, followed by a kosher-dairy
potluck dinner. Because Shabbat begins
at 4:40 on Jan. 23, all potluck
contributions must be dropped off in
advance - on Thursday between 9am
and 6pm or Friday between 9am and
4pm. Bringing something home-made?
Use kosher ingredients. Bringing something
store-bought? Make sure it has a hecksher.
Click here for the BIC Kashrut Policy for
Please call ahead to ensure a minyan.
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.
*Monday morning (8:15), Jan. 18, Judith
Zukerman Kaufman and Karen Shevet
Dinah are each observing a yarhzeit.
Beginning Sunday morning, Feb. 1, and
running for 10 sessions ending in late May,
Rabbi Rebecca Ben-Gideon leads "Values for
Jewish Parents to Share with their Children."
Developed by the renowned Florence Melton
Adult Mini-School, a project of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, this course focuses
on stories from Torah and Jewish tradition
and how they can inform the art of
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 22
April 19, 26
May 10, 17, 31
Space is limited.
Cost is $96.
- Fridays at 5:45pm
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program