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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Shabbat Dinner Get Together–Friday, July 14

5:30 pm at Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant

5510 University Ave, Madison
Join with friends for a delicious Mexican food dinner prior to services on Friday night. Each person is responsible for paying their own bill. Those interested will have plenty of time to eat, schmooze and be at Temple Beth El by the time Shabbat Evening Services begin at 7:30 pm. RSVP to Aleeza at engage@tbemadison.org or (608) 238-3123.

Shabbat Outdoors at Wingra–Friday, August 4 

Friday, July 7 at 5:45 pm

Our warm weather tradition of Shabbat outdoors is back. These multi-generational Shabbat experiences will be our Shabbat experience on these evenings. Each month will feature a different dinner you can register for in advance, or bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy with us. Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on when we’re at Wingra Park. Just ask anyone who’s gone before, this is one service they look forward to all year! Share the fresh air and lake view with us as we usher in Shabbat. Register for Shabbat Outdoors at bit.ly/shabbatoutdoors.

5:45 pm–Nosh (Pre-Shabbat Oneg) sponsored by the Program Committee

6:00 pm–Shabbat Worship

6:45 pm–Dinner (Order dinner from Roman Candle Pizza through Temple at bit.ly/shabbatoutdoors by July 3)

Register for one event, or sign up for them all at bit.ly/shabbatoutdoors today!


Shabbat Honoring Our Seniors–Friday, August 11

The Madison Jewish Community is invited to Shabbat Honoring our Seniors.
Homemade Kugel and Dessert! Anyone, of any age is invited to join us!



Please register for dinner by Wednesday, August 2 at https://tbemadison.shulcloud.com/event/2017seniorshabbat.

Join us for this special tradition at Temple Beth El, as we honor our Seniors, enjoy homemade desserts and kugels and enjoy Shabbat together in the Swarsensky Social Hall. The 6:00pm service will be the only Shabbat service at Temple that evening. Transportation provided as needed if notified no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 2.
5:45 pm Reception

6:00 pm Shabbat Service with Rabbi Biatch & Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy—open to all, no reservation required

6:30 pm Dinner: Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan entrée, homemade kugels, salad, dessert — Reservations Required $8.50/senior or youth age 12 and under, $12 adults (13+)

For questions, contact Aleeza Hoffert at engage@tbemadison.org or (608) 320-3123.

Shabbat Potluck on the Terrace–Friday, August 18

This summer, break out your perfect potluck recipe! Join fellow TBE members on the Terrace for a community potluck meal. (No pork or shellfish, please!) Eat and schmooze before making your way to the sanctuary for a Shabbat evening service.

RSVP to Aleeza Hoffert at engage@tbemadison.org or 608-238-3123

Men’s Club Retreat–Sunday, August 20

Sunday, August 20 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Join the Temple Beth El Men’s Club on Sunday, August 20 at the Goodman Campus for their annual retreat!
All smiles at last year's retreat!