Purchase tickets for the Saturday night party by emailing 70th@bethisraelcenter.org. Members can have the charge placed on account. Others (and members who wish to pay right away) can call the office and pay by credit card.


The schedule for the weekend also includes opportunities on Shabbat — Friday evening and Saturday — to meet, welcome, and learn with some of Rabbi Forester’s teachers and mentors, who will be visiting for the weekend to share in our celebration.

Friday, January 25

  • 5:00 - pre-Kabbalat Shabbat schmooze

  • 5:30 (note the earlier time) - Kabbalat Shabbat services, including a short teaching by Rabbi Allan Kensky

  • 6:30ish - post-Kabbalat Shabbat oneg

Saturday , January 26

  • Rabbi Irwin Kula will speak during Shabbat morning services

  • Rabbi Sara Zacharia will lead Torah study on Shabbat afternoon, after kiddush

  • gala event — music, food, drinks, some congregational history, and more! (see above)

Sunday, January 27

  • 10:00-12:00 - Installation of Rabbi Betsy Forester, followed by a reception
    Free childcare available if there is demand. Please contact the office if you are interested in childcare, although children are welcome to attend the ceremony.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships of $500 and up include tickets to the party, signage, and mentions in the commemorative book and other promotional material commensurate with gift size.

  • Gala ($10,000) / available**

  • Installation Ceremony ($1800) / sponsored

  • Gala Band ($1500) / sponsored

  • Guest Rabbis (3 @$1000) / 1 available**

  • Shabbat Kiddush ($1000) / sponsored

  • Gala Bar Hosts (3 @$1000) / sponsored

  • Sunday Reception ($1000) / sponsored

  • Friday night oneg ($750) / sponsored

  • Buffet tables (3 @$500) / 2 available**

  • Dessert table ($500) / sponsored

  • Ice Cream Station ($500) / sponsored

  • Cocktail tables ($180 each) / 9 available**

To discuss or reserve sponsorship opportunities, contact Elissa at 608-256-7763 or elissa@bethisraelcenter.org.


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Commemorative Book

Be part of Beth Israel Center's history by sharing your message in our special book commemorating the occasions of our 70th anniversary and our exciting new beginnings with Rabbi Betsy Forester.

Choose the message size that works for you:

Family Message (text only, 1 line) / $36
Family Photo and Message (approx. 2x2) / $72
One-eighth Page / $100
One-quarter Page / $175
One-half Page / $300
Full Page / $500
Inside Cover (front or back) / $1000
Back Cover / $1,800

To place your order, email 70th@bethisraelcenter.org.