Community Programming


Jewish educational and social programs throughout the year for the community include the holiday celebrations, parties, and events below:


Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration

Israel Independence Day Annual celebration. Past year's festivities included comedian Benji Lovitt, BBQ, sing-along, an art workshop inspired by Chanoch Piven, a torch ceremony, performances, Israeli snacks, Hummus making contest, speakers, and an Israeli wine-tasting class.

See 2017 photos on Facebook >
See 2019 photos on Facebook >
See 2021 photos on Facebook >


Yom HaShoah Service & Program

Annual Holocaust Memorial Program, which includes a special service to honor Holocaust survivors and their families and a chance to remember the Shoah together as a community. The service is followed by a program. Past programs have included a talk by Professor David Shneer from UC Boulder.

See Yom HaShoah Service 2021 Recording >


Hava Nagila Jewish Community Picnic

The annual summer event at the Goodman Campus is attended by more than 1,000 community members. Activities have included hayrides, a bounce house, a velcro wall, Boulder's climbing wall, picnic games, swimming, Israeli dancing, music, information tables for local Jewish organizations, yummy food, and more.

See 2017 Photos >
See 2021 Photos on Facebook >


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

  • Yom HaAtzmaut

    Celebrating Israeli Independence Day at the Goodman Jewish Community Campus

  • Hava Nagila Jewish Community Picnic

    Our annual summer celebration with fun for all ages.