Community Programming


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


Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Israel Independence Day Annual celebration. Past years 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 photos >


Yom HaShoah

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, bouncy house, 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 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