16 2018

Annual Tzedakah Campaign Kickoff (JFM)

11:00AM - 4:00PM  

Full Compass 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy
Madison, WI 53593

Contact Kimberly Rosenthal
(608) 442-4077

TODA RABA! THANK YOU to everyone who attended the 2018 Tzedakah Campaign Kickoff on Sunday! We'd also like to thank the many generous people and businesses who donated their time, goods, and services to make this event happen. Look for photos and more details soon in upcoming Monday Morning News, our website, social media, and Madison Jewish News.

Join Us to Kick Off the Jewish Federation of Madison's 2018 Annual Tzedakah Campaign - I Heart Jewish Madison - with a Jewish Madison Style Tailgate Party!

Team up with the Jewish Federation of Madison to Support Jewish Life and Essential Programs Locally, in Israel, and around the World.

Online Registration is Now Closed. Walk-Ins Welcome. Please Join Us!


11:00 am - 11:45 am Registration, Kosher Tailgate, and Jewish Federation of Madison Program Information Stations

After registration, check out all the tables to see what is happening at Jewish Federation of Madison then -  start tailgating!

  • Food includes: kosher hotdogs, veggie burgers, salads, chips, beer and root beer on tap, and more.
  • Kids’ activities will be available throughout the event, including a bounce house and football toss.

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Welcome from our 2018 Tzedakah Campaign Chairs
Jeremy Tunis and Michelle Poliak-Tunis & Dan and Carey Weiss

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm MEGA Screen Viewing of the Packers vs. Viking Game, Table Activities, and Special Commercial Break Events

12:30 pm Chili Cook-off and Beer Pull

  • Chili Cook-off: If you would like to participate for a chance to win a trophy and be featured in the Madison Jewish News, please bring your chili in a crockpot that is premade at your home. All chili needs to be vegetarian only. NO DAIRY (no cheese, no sour cream). We will supply utensils. Make a small sign with your name and a brief description of the chili.

    To sign up for the cook-off: Email Kim at to let her know you'd like to participate. Send the recipe to her when you sign up and she will print off recipe cards for anyone who wants to increase their pledge to get your secret ingredients!
  • Beer Pull: Get a chance to win a six-pack of beer at the Tzedakah Campaign Kickoff to take home with you after the game!

    To donate a six-pack: Drop off a six-pack of your favorite craft beer to the Jewish Federation of Madison office (6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison, WI 53719) by 10:00 am on Friday, September 14, and help make the beer pull a success. 

1:00 pm Dessert Station

1:30 pm Halftime Entertainment

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Celebrate (hopefully) a Packers win!

Thank you to our hosts, Susan & Jonathan Lipp of Full Compass Systems!

This event is free and open to the community. Attending the kickoff event implies a commitment to donate to the 2018 Tzedakah Campaign.