Congregation Shaarei Shamayim

Welcoming a New Torah!

Join us for a Community-Wide Siyyum
and 25th Anniversary celebration
on Sunday, June 28th, 2-4 p.m.
Landmark Auditorium, First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Drive.

The congregation will formally welcome Torah scribe Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli, as well as its new Torah, to Madison for a siyyum, or celebration upon the completion of a Torah.

This event is open to the entire Madison Jewish community and will also feature the Madison Yiddish Choir and activities for children.

We gratefully thank the Goodman Foundation for its tremendous support, which has made our new Torah, ark, Torah covers, and reading table possible.  The Goodman Foundation's generosity will be felt by our community for generations.  Read about the life and legacy of the Goodman brothers.

Related events:

Friday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner, Services, & Discussion

Saturday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.
25th Anniversary Service & Kiddush Lunch

Click here for more information, or contact the Congregation Shaarei Shamayim office at 257-2944 or

Members Only 25th Anniversary Raffle
Six winners will have the honor of writing the last letters in our new Torah!! LEARN MORE or BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW.

About Shaarei ShamayimCongregation Shaarei Shamayim, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is dedicated to the thoughtful, joyful celebration of Judaism. We have come together from varied backgrounds; our members' Jewish education ranges from extensive to nothing at all. We work to create an environment where people are welcomed regardless of their religious, spiritual, political, or cultural identity. We are committed to fostering Jewish spiritual experience through prayer, meditation, study, song, social action, and friendship. Shaarei Shamayim affiliates with the Reconstructionist and Renewal movements.

Our services, events and activities are open to all; most events are free of charge.  Learn more about us and our rabbi.

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Spiritual Life

We foster Jewish spirituality through creative, participatory services and events.


We provide a dynamic, spiritual and fun Jewish experience for the many children in our congregation.


We encourage ongoing Jewish education, engagement in social issues and caring for those in need.

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