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Beit Olamim offers a variety of interment options; a section has been set aside which adheres to halachic standards and a section for more inclusive burials. Beit Olamim is a non-profit organization benefitting the Madison Jewish Community.
Contact: Judith Blank, President, Jewish Burial Association of Madison
Serving the greater Madison area with all Jewish needs, Chabad of Madison offers the community daily, Sabbath and holiday services, social events, Torah classes, mitzvah and holiday needs: tefillin, mezuzot, lulov, and esrog, shalach manot and shmurah matzah. It conducts community-wide Chanukah, Sukkot, and Purim holiday celebrations and monthly Jewish Woman Circle.
Chabad of Madison maintains a mikvah open to women upon appointment (see Mikvah section of this book). The Chabad of Madison is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Contact: Rabbi Yona Matusof
Hillel at the University of Wisconsin, the Jewish student center, serves nearly 5,000 Jewish students. The Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life provides a home and support to over 25 independent student organizations. Every expression of Jewish life and interest is represented — religious, cultural, political, traditional and alternative. Hillel is also home to Café O, a full service kosher café that features daily specials, student meal plans and catering services.
Hillel Foundation is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Directors: Greg Steinberger, Rabbi Andrea Steinberger
President: Peter Weil
JEM is a student organization that provides a Jewish home away from home. All students are welcomed into the vibrant JEM community, regardless of background or affiliation. JEM has grown to be the largest birthright trip provider on the UW campus. Students are hosted by JEM families for home cooked Shabbat and Yom Tov meals both in our new Langdon St. center and at their homes. JEM has high holiday services, as well as many quality Jewish educational programs.
Executive Director: Rabbi Rocky Anton,
RockyAnton@gmail.com • 414-708-6353
Program Director: Rabbi Gershon Vogel,
RabbiV.JEM@gmail.com • 443-744-1770
The Jewish Federation of Madison, founded in 1940, is committed to building our community and helping those facing hardship here and around the world. Among the Federation’s major programs and services are:
• Camp Shalom, serving more than 1,000 children each summer
• The Hilde L. Mosse Gan HaYeled Preschool, providing pre-school education for children 18 months old-5 years old
• Midrasha Hebrew High School, our community-wide Jewish studies and Hebre3w language program for 8th-12th graders
• Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus, a 154-acre year-round recreation and educational facility
• Madison Jewish News, a 10 issues a year newspaper
Founded in 1978, Jewish Social Services provides:
• Confidential casework assistance to individuals and families of all backgrounds facing disability, illness, unemployment and other difficulties
• Specialized services for refugees and immigrants; we are the only Jewish agency in Wisconsin to be recognized by the United States Board of Immigration Appeals to represent low-income clients in immigration matters
• Care plans for frail elderly, help in locating assistance for independent living, protective and financial management services, and bereavement and caregiver support
• Weekly kosher nutrition luncheon with yoga, educational programs and entertainment for seniors 65+
Executive Director: Dawn Berney
President: Linda Reivitz
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are the premier Jewish adult education provider inMadison, WI. We offer three courses per year on an array of topics including Jewish ethics, Jewish mysticism and philosophy, Jewish history and culture, and Jewish belief and practice. JLI’s courses are accredited for continuing legal and medical education and all courses offer CEU credits. Our mission is to make Jewish learning accessible and personally meaningful to every Jew, regardless of background or affiliation. JLI’s insightful curricula utilizes cutting-edge pedagogic techniques, embracing the multiple intelligence model and utilizing multimedia and an array of approaches to engage, educate, and inspire all kinds of minds in a dynamic Jewish learning experience.
Director: Rabbi Avremel Matusof
Madison’s Jews’ Next Dor is for the Jewish 20- & 30-somethings community in and around Madison. (Dor means “generation” in Hebrew.) We’re open to all young adults and are organized through Temple Beth El Madison. We hold monthly “Meet & Greet” dinners on the third Thursday of each month at a different restaurant each time, as well as various ad hoc events such as board game nights, outdoor activities, and Shabbat gatherings.
Contact: Aleeza Hoffert, Director of Community Engagement at Temple Beth El
With faculty from over a dozen departments, the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies offers students and scholars a vibrant, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jewish civilization and a thriving intellectual and cultural community at one of the best public universities in the world. The Center offers students major and certificate programs in Jewish Studies, courses in a variety of subjects, and numerous undergraduate and graduate scholarships. In addition, the Center presents a wide range of community programming, including lectures, the Greenfield Summer Institute and the Conney Project on Jewish Arts.
The Chabad Rohr Jewish Student Center is a Jewish home away from home and center for Jewish learning and activity at the UW-Madison.
Chabad’s Shabbat and holiday meals are extremely popular. Chabad sponsors social events and organizes free trips to Israel with Birthright. Chabad offers classes, counseling, and guest speakers. Chabad also runs Linking Hearts, a volunteer program to help children with special needs.
The Chabad UW is an affiliate of Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Directors: Rabbi Mendel & Henya Matusof