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
* Race to Equity Presentation - May 27
Jewish Congregations for Social Justice
welcomes Erica Nelson, co-author of the
Race to Equity report, for a special program
addressing racial inequality and what
faith communities can do about it.
* Shabbat Potluck Dinner - May 29
Services begin at 5:45, followed
by a kosher-dairy potluck dinner at BIC.
Click here for kashrut info.
* Mindfulness Retreat - May 30
All are welcome on Shabbat afternoon
to explore Jewish mindfulness practice
using the techniques introduced in the
Torah & Mindfulness program this Spring.
* Kitchen Training - Sunday, June 7
Learn about kosher cooking in an
industrial kitchen, using our new
equipment, safety, and more!
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.
* May 27, evening
* Kolot Kehilla / Community Voices
NEW Sunday morning speaker series
featuring experts in our community.
Sunday May 31: Herman Goldstein
leads a discussion about policing in
Light breakfast provided.
Suggested donation: $5/person.
* Monday night Yiddish with Sylvia
Grunes, in the Mercaz at Beth Israel
* 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.
- Fridays at 5:45pm
- Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Shabbat Morning Program