Temple Beth El With nearly 700 family members, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, educational, social, social action and support activities. Temple Beth El’s two main auxiliaries, the Sisterhood and the Men’s Club, each have an active agenda of programs, services and activities. Temple Beth El is affiliated... Read More


Join us at any of our upcoming events. All events are open to the community unless otherwise noted. Questions? Call Aleeza, 608-238-3123 or email her at engage@tbemadison.org. All events take place at Temple Beth El unless otherwise noted.

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Apple Picking at Eplegaarden

Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Smell the sweet fresh apples as you pluck them right off of the tree to begin Rosh Hashanah! Meet at the picnic tables at 11:00am and we will go pick apples together, take a hayride and then all meet back to enjoy our lunches and conversation . Each family is responsible for purchasing the fruit they pick. We’ll meet back at the covered shelter with picnic tables for lunch. Come and pick apples for your Rosh Hashanah table with us. Please bring lunch for your family. RSVP and let us know you’re coming!

High Holy Day Shabbat Morning Boot Camp

Saturdays, September 16 & 23 at 10:30 am

What motivates us to work toward achieving the goals of the High Holy Days? Come and experience a fun, easy, energetic, holistic program of study, meditation and/or yoga, fun snacks, and blessed community as we join one another in preparing for the High Holy Days. The holidays can offer a set of challenges, both spiritual and physical, that require gentle training and awareness, and we’re happy to provide these to you.RSVPs are appreciated at office@tbemadison.org, or call Sue Knudson at 608-238-3123.

The Selichot Experience

Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm

Join Rabbi Jonathan Biatch to screen and discuss the documentary “Lives Restarted: From the Holocaust to Memphis: Stories of Courage and Resilience,” followed by an ice cream social & Selichot service to prepare our space and ourselves for High Holy Day services. RSVP so that we can ensure an adequate amount of ice cream!
7:30 pm Film and Discussion
9:15 pm Ice Cream Social  followed by Selichot Service 

Simchat Torah: Celebration of Learning with Taco Bar Dinner

Wednesday, October 11, 5:45-8:00 pm

The way that we celebrate Simchat Torah will be different this year, and we invite you to join us! On Wednesday evening, October 11, we’ll conclude the annual cycle of reading the Torah, and begin it again. This holiday concludes our High Holy Day season, and we will offer gratitude for learning and study, parade in celebration with the Torah, and roll out the Torah for all to see and hear. Members of Team Torah will read 10 significant portions of the Torah that set forth values for righteous living and provide us a road map through this fundamental text of our tradition. All members of our congregation are invited to join us for this celebration. RSVP for our taco bar dinner at tbemadison.shulcloud.com/event/simchattorahtacobar 5:00 pm Yizkor memorial service to conclude the holiday of Sukkot 6:00 pm Congregational dinner 6:30 pm Simchat Torah Celebration of the Torah For those congregants accustomed to observing consecration for new Religious School students on this holiday, please look for this ceremony on a new day, Friday, November 3, 6:00 pm.