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Statement on the Tragedy in New Zealand

We are devastated by the senseless hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Our Jewish community mourns the tragic loss of 49 innocent lives. We know all too well the price of terrorism, racism, and hatred.

No person should ever have to fear a…

Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu & Otzma Yehudit Party Alliance

There has been a lot in the press since last week regarding a new alliance between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Otzma Yehudit party. While there has been no formal unification between Likud and Otzma Yehudit to date, we felt that the following statement should be made and shared with all…

Jewish Federation of Madison Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

After an extensive search, with several highly qualified candidates, we are delighted to announce that Alan Klugman began February 5, 2019 as the Jewish Federation of Madison’s interim executive director.

Alan’s warmth, experience, and passion for Jewish communal service make him an exc…

Hopes for Peace with Cease-Fire between Israel and Gaza

Earlier this week there was an escalation in fighting between Hamas and the IDF. It began when an IDF force operating secretly in the Gaza Strip was exposed and attacked by Hamas gunmen. Six members of the military wing of Hamas and an IDF lieutenant colonel were killed in fire exchange. Fo…

Statement on Baraboo High School Photo

We are alarmed by the disturbing display of anti-Semitism by a group of Baraboo High School students. Though the incident apparently took place last May, it reflects a rising swell of anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. We are particularly concerned with the prevalence of bigotry withi…