Family & Community Programming


Year round Jewish educational and social programs for the community which include the holiday celebrations, parties, and events below:


Mishpacha Moments With A Mensch

Our community Mensch doll celebrated the holidays and shared special moments with community mispachot (families) and organizations. See more details & photos >


Havdalah Karaoke Night

Havdalah, followed by pizza dinner and Karaoke. Last year's event featured Gomeroke (Karaoke led by the Gomers).


Mispacha (Family) and Me at the Water Park

An evening at Crawdaddy Cove Water Park wich includes buffet dinner and use of the facility.


Hamantashen Baking Open House

An afternoon of filling, folding, baking and packaging many, many hamantashen for Community Purim Carnival. Yum! See 2016 Hamantashen Baking Workshop Photos >


Family Craft Events

Fun and relaxing events that have included making beaded jewelry, holiday themed craft projects at Fine Earth Studio.


Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Israel Independence Day Annual celebration. Past years festivities included comedian Benji Lovitt, BBQ, sing-along and an art workshop inspired by Chanoch Piven. This year included torch ceremony, performances, Israeli snacks, and Hummus making contest. See photos >


Yom Hashoah

Annual Holocaust Memorial Program. Last year's program included a special service to honor Holocaust survivors and their families and a chance to remember the Shoah together as a community. The service was followed by a talk given by Professor David Shneer from UC Boulder.


Challah Baking Workshop

This popular program covers the basics of making dough and braiding loaves. Each participant goes home with a fresh baked challah, dough to bake at home, and a recipe.


Hava Nagila Annual Community Picnic

The summer event at the Goodman Campus is attended by more than 1,000 community members. Activities have included hayrides, bouncy house, velcro wall, Boulder's climbing wall, picnic games, swimming, dancing with Yonim, music, information tables for local Jewish organizations, yummy food and more. See 2017 Photos >


Oodles of Noodles Pool Party

A fun-filled evening which includes a Noodles and Company dinner and swimming in the pool at Goodman Aquatic Center in Verona.


Women's Night Out

A night out at Fine Earth Studio making jewelry.


Hanukkah Havdalah Tzedakah & Craft Night

The evening includes Havdalah, Hanukkah sing-along, Hanukkah candle lighting, performances, activities and snacks. Last year the event also included a winter clothing drive for Emerson Elementary School.


The Jewish Federation of Madison has also co-sponsored the following community events:


  • Yom Ha'Atzmaut

    Celebrating Israeli Independence Day at the Goodman Jewish Community Campus

  • Women's Night Out

    Several times during the year we get together for a fun and relaxing night out

  • Hanukkah Havdalah Tzedakah & Craft Night

    Hanukkah and Shabbat festivities, along with a Tzedakah project, all together in one great night