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Beth Israel Center Madison, WI

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Upcoming Events

Sun Nov 30 @ 8:15AM - 09:15AM
Sun. Morning Minyan
Sun Nov 30 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Torah Procession
Mon Dec 01 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Morning Minyan
Mon Dec 01 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan
Mon Dec 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Yiddish
Tue Dec 02 @ 4:00PM - 05:45PM
TT
Tue Dec 02 @ 5:45PM - 06:00PM
Evening Minyan

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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.

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 through November. 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


 
Where To Find Us

* Shabbat morning services are in
the lounge at Temple Beth El on November
29. Kiddush follows services. Please enter
from Knickerbocker Street for all BIC services.

* Morning and evening minyan
Sundays and weekdays is at 126 S.
Hamilton through Sunday morning, Nov. 30.
Starting Monday morning, Dec. 1, and until
we have our occupancy permit, morning
and evening minyan will be in the chapel
at Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St.
(Schedule below.)

* Our mailing address is 126 S. Hamilton,
Madison, WI 53703 until the end of
November. Mail delivery will begin at
1406 Mound St. (53711) on Dec. 1.

 
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 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. through
    Sunday morning, Nov. 30, except when noted.

     
    Upcoming Events

    * Torah Parade - Sunday, Nov. 30
    Starting at 11:00am, we will take the first
    steps in transforming our construction
    site back into our synagogue by returning
    one of our Torah scrolls to 1406 Mound St.
    After a brief services in our downtown
    location (126 S. Hamilton St.), we will
    begin the walk back to Mound Street.
    Contact Rabbi Ben-Gideon for parade
    specifics.

    * Joint Thanksgiving Service - Nov. 26
    Please join us on the Wednesday before
    Thanksgiving at 7:30pm for an evening of
    learning about and celebrating our
    different and shared traditions with
    First Congregational Church. More info.

    * The Road Home Buddy Week
    Click here to volunteer now for one or
    more shifts December 7-14.

     
    Ongoing Adult Education
    * NEW! Sunday morning Tefilla
    Learn about personal and communal
    prayer practices with Rabbi Joshua
    Ben-Gideon. 9:20am these Sundays:
    BIC-Downtown - Nov. 2, 16, 23
    1406 Mound St. - Dec. 7 and 14


    * Monday night Yiddish
    with Sylvia
    Grunes, at the Shenkar home, 4610
    Waukesha St.

    * 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
    and location.
     
    Shabbat Services
        • Matchilim
        • Shorashim
        • Haverim
        • Shabbat Morning Program