Assemble & Deliver Gift Bags



114 Rosh Hashanah baskets were delivered to older adults in our community for this project!


THIS YEAR we will not be able to meet in-person for the holidays. So, we will be expanding our delivery of Rosh Hashanah gift baskets to those we would normally see at JSS events. To celebrate the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, we will assemble and deliver approximately 100 gift baskets to our seniors at their homes, apartments, and facilities. The goody filled baskets will include apples, honey, honey cakes, candy, a card from the local youth groups, a brochure, and a note from JSS.



Assemble Gift Baskets

  • Thursday, September 10 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 11 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

At the Weinstein Jewish Community Building, Conference Room


Deliver Gift Baskets

The gift baskets will be delivered after the assembly is completed. Dates and times are flexible according to volunteers' schedules. We will work with volunteers to assign routes and times.


All ages welcome to volunteer. Those younger than high school should attend with a parent or other adults in charge. Thanks to our volunteers who help us all keep in touch!


For more information and to sign up, contact Paul Borowsky, or (608) 886-6777


Rosh Hashanah Gift Bags Online Program

  • Sunday, September 13 at 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

High school Jewish youth groups of Beth Israel Center, Temple Beth El, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, and BBYO Heifetz join together with Jewish senior residents and Jewish Social Services in an online visit and program before Rosh Hashanah. Schmooze, share stories, eat a holiday snack, and enjoy each other's company.


For more information and to RSVP for Zoom link:

Please RSVP by September 11. All are welcome.


Jewish Social Services (JSS) is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of Madison, working to help Dane County residents get their basic needs met. JSS offers services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management, and immigration legal services.