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Who We Are

With a thriving membership of nearly 600 families, Temple Beth El offers a vibrant Jewish program, encompassing ways to participate in religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities.


Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the progressive tradition of Judaism.


The Temple’s voice is heard and respected throughout Madison and beyond. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Biatch, the congregation plays a dynamic part in the religious and civic life of the community.



Clergy & Staff




Mission Statement
The purpose of this congregation shall be to worship God in accordance with the faith of Judaism; to cultivate a love and understanding of the Jewish heritage; to foster fellowship in the Jewish community and to strengthen the bonds of loyalty with the Jewish people everywhere; to bring nearer the Sovereignty of God through acts of tikkun olam.
– Temple Beth El’s Bylaws


Vision Statement
Our Vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of Reform Jewish life, and fulfills their spiritual, educational, ethical, social, and emotional needs and expectations.
– Adopted in 2014



November 26, 2020 10 Kislev 5781