Our Mission


The mission of the Jewish Federation of Madison is to work toward building a strong and unified Jewish community in order to ensure the survival, well-being and continuity of the Jewish people in this area, in Israel and throughout the world.


Jewish Federation of Madison acts to develop the resources and create the initiatives required to support agencies, activities, services and programs which strive to fulfill this mission.


The primary goals pursued by Jewish Federation of Madison to fulfill this mission are:

  • To develop human and financial resources.
  • To encourage and support Jewish educational programs, formal and informal, at all levels.
  • To support the social service needs of the Jewish community.
  • To affirm, support and strengthen our relationship with the people of and the State of Israel.
  • To enhance the quality of life for Jews in other countries and to support the migration of Jews in peril.
  • To maintain effective relationships and understanding between the Jewish community and the community-at-large.
  • To cooperate with other organizations in meeting the needs of the Jewish community.
  • To coordinate, plan and implement programs and services in order to maximize the effectiveness of the Jewish community and how it relates to working with the total community.
  • To engage in community-wide planning in order to accomplish this mission.
  • Building A Strong Jewish Community

    The Jewish Federation of Madison supports programs and initiatives locally and abroad.


Wisconsin State Journal | June 7, 2021

Summer camp is back this year - with some changes


News 3 Now / Channel 3000 | May 25, 2021

Madison's Jewish community responds to rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes, calls them 'nothing new'


Madison Commons | May 23, 2021

Despite pushback, UW-Madison will start classes on Rosh Hashanah this fall


The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle | May 4, 2021

With antisemitism on the rise, the Jewish community worked to make Holocaust education a state requirement


Wisconsin State Journal | April 9, 2021

Jewish groups ask UW-Madison, other UW campuses to change next year's calendar


WORT FM's A Public Affair | May 2020

Our executive director, Alan Klugman, discussed the uptick in anti-Semitism as a guest, along with Aryeh Tuchman, associate director of the ADL‘s Center on Extremism. Listen Now >


Madison Magazine | May 2015

A Q&A With Dina Weinbach >


The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle | April 27, 2015

Madison federation celebrates 75 years, seeks to engage new community members